Monday, February 18, 2008


When I was a kid my Mother did not allow for sleeping late on the weekends. "Don't let the day get away" That has stayed with me my whole life. Now I am the only one of my siblings that has this problem. The other three can sleep in. My brother Bob-O is more like me though, he can't really sleep in either. So today it's a holiday and it's pouring rain. I mean it is dark and overcast. Surely no one can venture out on a day like, I am sleeping in! It is a GUILT FREE DAY! The children can make cereal for breakfast and PB&J for lunch with chips and juice box. I can lay in my bed and read my magazines, books and newspapers, pull out all my favorite women singing cds--Lizz Wright, Vanessa Williams, Brenda Russell, Minnie Ripperton, Carole King, Abby Lincoln and a few others for as long as I like. Of course I will get sick of being in the bed. But I am going to force myself to relax and do nothing. DO NOTHING! I am always doing something, but today I am DOING NOTHING!

Nikki Giovanni

i want to sing
a piercing note
lazily throwing my legs
across the moon
my voice carrying all the way
over to your pillow
i want you

i need i swear to loll
about the sun
and have it smelt me
the ionosphere carrying
my ashes all
the way over
to your pillow
i want you


Mizrepresent said...

Ooooh me too Lovebabz, in fact, i'm still in my pj's...yep, and the sun is shining brightly through my window, and yet i just want to laze around, guilt-free. I love that Nikki Giovani cool! have a great day!

KimT said...

go girl! enjoy your day today!

Lovebabz said...

Sisters Mizreprsent and KIMT,

This is one of the hardest things for me to do. I mean I am forcing myself not to do ANYTHING! The whole day is about chillin' I mean I took a shower and put on fresh pajamas! I plan to open a bottle of champagne after dinner when the beanie beans go to bed and really settle into a mood.

Smell Goods '98™ said...

Me too! This week is my birthday week. I am not teaching the girls all week. I do however have to make goodies for my customers, but nothing else with the business this week. I plan to watch the sunrise each morning...then go back to sleep. LOL! I just finished doing my boot camp workout, which I love. I will however, instruct my girls on their marital arts today. It is just going to be a chilled day, and week.

Lovebabz said...

Happy Birthday Smells Good 98!

Yes take this time to slow down and chill out. It seems hard for women to do this. There will always be laundry to do, but today no!

Pajnstl said...

Hope you enjoy your day!

(thanks for dropping by my blog)

James Tubman said...

you have good taste in music and in poetry

i like the poem by sanchez that they kim reese was doing on a different world

when she was talking about the black woman being the first woman and all and how magnificent black women are

you should check it out

Lovebabz said...

Thank James Tubman,

I will have to look for that poem, Sonia has a huge body of work and A Different World is 20 years old...yikes!

I am glad you like Nikki Giovanni, this is Love and Passion month!

CapCity said...

i. love. nikki. giovanni.