Friday, February 26, 2010

Word of the Week

Word of the Week is going to be a little segment where I pick a word that is particularly relevent to my life currently!

This week the winner is LIST!

Yes, the list is fun, fulfilling, and fast. See below for a poetic tribute to the list.

You can have a list for everything...I often do.
Sometimes I have a list on paper of blue.

Just when you finish one list it's time for another.
Making lists is not something I learned from my mother.

I feel SO proud when my list is through.
I have kept lists for just about everything, have you?

Without my lists I don't know what would become of me.
I think I would be as useless as a shoe hanging in a tree:)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Yes...I did make up that word. It's exact definition is being full of emotions. You might know what I am talking about if you have ever....

called a tech support number in desperation

tried to do any home repair or gone alone to Home Depot

gone to a scary doctor's appointment

gotten a totally fabulous surprise

cried at a movie

cried while reading a book

cried into your pillow at night

done something completely "not you"

The list could go on, but I think you get my point. I am emotionful right now and the forecast is predicting for things to stay that way for a while. I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing....I will let you know:)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This is my first attempt at cake decorating....

Hours spent- 6 (I did take a movie break in that time)

Money spent- $75 (I now have enough supplies to decorate 50 cakes)

Emotions felt- Joy, Frustration, Hope, Love, and Happiness

I will keep on decorating because I can only get better. I was supposed to make this cake..

BUT that is a lot of homemade frosting to make and mess to clean up so I improvised:) It tastes delicious though!! Score 10 pts. for team Sabrina!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

4 of a Kind

The Stewart Family

All weekend I get to spend time with these people!! My family is truly the best and they know the best and worst of me. Quality time together is not as easy to come by as in time past and so I will savour our days together.

If you have never met them here is an introduction!
*Daddy (Gerald) This man might look a little solemn but he is priceless. Hard working, classic movie lover, calm natured, and kind.

*Mama (Betty) Now she is a piece of work! Funny, honest, a true woman of God who will literally give you everything out of her cabinet. Sadly she is not in the pop culture loop at all:) She asks questions that remind me of Cherika!

*Little Sister (Melanie) My opposite in about everything yet my best friend! She is unique, fun, a people person and pretty! Being 13 months apart has its perks and though I treat her like we are 13 years apart I would trust her with anything.....I think....I have never really tried it:)

*Big Sister (me/Sabrina) Hmmm I bring some balance to our family of 4. I am dedicated, humorous, and different. I take a small bit from the other three and then combine it with a sometimes hard head, and too quick wit/temper. I am what I am!

Alone we would all be good, but together God brings out our absolute best!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Selfish can be such a negative word! However, I have to use it today because I am so excited to be selfishly doing something just for myself. What is it, you are maybe wondering?

Starting on Tuesday Ms. Stewart will be taking

Of course pics will soon be coming! I love to bake and cook and my dream job of owning Stewart's Sweets and Tea Room could possibly become reality one day. Here is to step 1! Cheers to me:)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Our History- A 3rd grade Perspective

How do you know when something has really changed? When can you truly say, "Well that was in the past."

I think of all of these questions as we enter into Black History Month 2010. I think I have a nice perspective on Black History Month just because of who I am (24 year old single black woman, daughter of 2 segregation era parents, grandaughter to hard working, stereotype breaking grandparents)
However, it is my kids (22 3rd graders) who have a fresh, almost untainted view!

Being curious is not a sin. Some people shy away from asking questions for a variety of reasons. Not so for a child. They will just barrel on in with a mind full of questions. When they don't understand something they ask. It's that simple. It's that difficult.

No lesson plan on Earth will prepare you to answer,
"Well, were did slavery come from?"
"Why didn't the President just come down and stop segregation?"
*It's a good exercise to ask yourself, what would your answer be?*

I love my job. It forces me to never forget things we take for granted. As the saying goes, "Our freedom is not free." Adults mess it up SO much. We hate, and lie, and fight, and covet, and forget our numerous blessings. Then in a cycle of devastating tragedy we teach our ways to our kids. (PS- If you come in contact with them on a regular basis they are partly your kids.)
Kids question, and care, and laugh freely, and love with 100% of their hearts.

This February I will live my example, not really for any one in my generation, but for the kids. The kids who are always watching, always listening, always learning about life from me and from you. May we all take our responsibility a little more seriously and find teachable moments everyday.

PS- A moment reading the I Have a Dream Speech is a moment well spent!