My time in ATLANTA/BLOG

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Hey Family

Im home from my trip to Atlanta. If you know me, you know I love Atlanta. I went for my daughter’s family reunion when I was 23 or 24 (( now 49))  and I fell in LOVE. I always said that I wanted to move there. Me and my cousin both kept saying it. This was during the time of the freak nik. When the college kids and others drove to Atlanta and had weekend parties. I remember that year having so much fun, that I came home told my 3 BFF’s about it, and we planned a trip on the spot and went 2 months later. In that trip we took my cousin and she stayed NEVER EVER to return. I hate I didn’t get a chance to see her this weekend when I went to their hotel for a moment.

I lOOOOOOVE to drive, so me and my daughter rented a truck, packed up and we hit I-75 straight to Atlanta. We left at 2:30 am, got there at 4:00 pm. We ran into a accident involving 2 trucks. We didn’t see the accident because it was raining, but so happens when the traffic stopped we were the 3rd car behind it. Funny thing… well not so funny, is that it really wasn’t an accident, the truck slid and to keep from going over, somehow the driver made his truck go side ways and BLOCKED OFF ALL LANES TO GET PASS!!! So we waited an hour and a half PLUS for crews to get there and move the truck out of the way. So that took us a wait.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.. We made reservations to stay at one of my favorite places in Sandy Springs. I made reservations back in Feb, but had to cancel that date on June 12, because we were arriving one day later. I changed it, and that was final.

We  made it to Atlanta at 3:30 and on the reservation it said that if you are going to be later than 4 please call the hotel directly and tell the desk clerk. Well my daughter made the call and told her we would be there at 4. Before my daughter could get a word out, the lady said.. “we’re sold out”, and I didn’t see your name on guest list. My daughter knew I was going to be MAD! So she said momma talk to this lady she said we are not on the guest list. So, I grabbed the phone and said Hello, ((( in a low calm voice))) we made reservations in this hotel and I dont understand why you dont see my name in your system, when I have my EMAIL CONFIRMATION RIGHT HERE, AND THE DATE FOR TODAY. I can hear lies in her voice, and right now as I was driving, I’m PISSED…. I’m so mad, I’m about to cry because I drove straight for 12 plus hours and she’s telling me that she doesn’t see my reservation in her system when I clearly see it in my email. Then she says.. well you can call around to our other property to see if they have some available. That’s when my daughter said “why should we have to call around this is your fault?” I told her you know what? IM ON MY WAY! I was DONE  talking over the phone. I wanted to look her in her eyes.

We arrived at 4:00 on the dot!! Before I went in.. God had a pep talk with me because HE KNOW.. I will tear the place DOWN with my bare hands. I always try to have patience with people, before I nut up.

We walked in and she ALREADY KNOW its ME. MY face was twisted and I’m looking at her name badge.  She was on the phone with another property manager trying to get us a room over there. When I’m talking business, I always speak in a low, to the point, voice, with EYE CONTACT THAT WILL make a MAN nervous. I found out that for black people, folks (( blacks and white)) LOVE to say, she had an attitude, she harassed me, her voice was intimidating, she scared me, she cursed me out, she was yelling at me, so I had to learn how to speak when I’m angry, in order to get to the bottom of a situation. She kept saying that I wasn’t in her system, so when I showed her my reservation she looked at it and said.. “OH it says June 12, that was yesterday.. I SAID LOOK AT IT AGAIN.. IT SAYS JULY 12.. NOT JUNE! She looked at it again and said.. Oh. Which even pissed me off even more, because she TRIED to find fault in me, when she knew she was the one at fault.  She held on while the property manager at the other place wanted to speak to me. She gave me the phone and I told him upfront… LISTEN.. I dont live raggedy at home, and I’m not here in Atlanta to sleep in any ole neighborhood and hotel. He said okay maam, this place is not as nice as the one you’re at, but it is CLEAN.. and I do have a room for you. WE left, and went over to his property. When we saw that out house looking place I wanted to drag him in that back office and lock him in the building for 50 days, no water no food!!!! He knew by our conversations and the way We presented ourselves that We wasn’t going to stay in some renkedink hotel. NEVA!!!!  RAGGEDY!!!! I was pissed! 😡😡

Long story short (( cause I’m getting mad all over again)). WE left there and went to 3 hotels before we found one NOT sold out!! Anddddddd after sharing my story we got upgraded to a Suite for FREE. I was just sharing with the front desk clerk because I was frustrated, not even throwing hints for anything. It was deep into the 14th hour of driving and I was tired.

The next day… YOU KNOW THIS VIRGO jumped on the phone and called her manager about what happened…. he seemed to be her friend and asked me, was I going to be there the following week , he would have a room for me.. GTFOH! IM DONE WITH YALL!

But over all, we HAD A GREATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TIME! YES WE DID!

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Happy Feelings/BLOG

lilcreeHey Family!! 🙂

So yesterday I went to the Home going Services of my friends mom. She lived a long time ( 79) and was the sweetest person you could ever meet. I’ve been knowing this family for over 20 years. And when I say this lady could make some mustard greens and potato salad…. ooooo weeee. The last time I saw her was when I took her and my mom to the movies. She will truly be missed.

To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. One of my favorite Scriptures.

 Tonight I talked to my gurl about doing ANOTHER Valentines for the Homeless Sunday February 14, 2016. We are so excited about this project because since we both live in apartments, we don’t have the space to make all of the 150 dinners for Thanksgiving. People have been calling me, texting and inboxing me about it. I felt so bad because we had been doing this for years. But on Valentines Day, I’m going to make it happen. We’re packing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, face towels, gloves,  hats, scarfs, socks, deodorant and this time FOOD. We will be putting together a nice hot meal for 50-75 Homeless people Downtown Detroit. I’ll keep you all updated and maybe you can put together something in your city. Its easy to plan and the pay off of seeing people enjoy Valentines Day with gifts and food is a wonderful feeling. Amen!

I’m so happy for my Sister… she’s finishing up her training at POLICE HEAD QUARTERS HOMICIDE… THANK YOU JESUS FOR BLESSING HER WITH THIS JOB.. THANK YOU LORD. HER PRAYERS HAS BEEN ANSWERED.THE PERFECT JOB FOR HER, BECAUSE SHE’S TOUGH AND NOTHING TO PLAY WITH! OUR PARENTS ARE SO PROUD OF HER! YES YES YES! YUP! 🙂

IMG_0784I’m still trying to help my BRIDE find her a outside venue for July. Its so hard, so I had to ask her that question, if push come to shove will she be willing to have a indoor wedding? She said yes, so hopefully after she looks at the one ( outside venue)) next week she can finally come to a conclusion so that we can get this WEDDING STARTED!

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Cree’s Ramblings/BLOG

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Hey Family!!! I have lots to talk about tonight!! Lets jump right into it.

I’m a thinker, and this is one I’ve been thinking about for a while. Years ago when I was a young gurl before the age of 14, my dad always told ME.. that I had a sister out there. She was his step mothers  SISTER. It was a huge secret back in the day because at the time he was young and still at home, and if his dad knew this, he would have kicked him out of the house FOR GOOD. So the gurl had the baby, but it was a secret who the father was until later on in the gurls life when people started to talk.

For me…. I always wanted to meet her. I’m very close with my siblings and to find out that I have a sister out there was like heaven for me. I thought about her all the time. Asking my dad questions he didn’t want to answer sometimes. But one day he got a knock on the door.. and it was HER. Not only did she come for answers, but it was also told to her that her mom was raped by my uncle((( by marriage))) , and that it was a possibility that she was his child. My cousins (( his daughters)) wanted a blood test to know either way, but that never happened and it kinda devastated me.

One day she called and said that she was coming to Detroit to visit her family and that she wanted to meet up with me and my siblings at my dad’s house. We finally had the meet I PRAYED TO GOD FOR. I got to see her face to face, stare at her, hug her and just Thank God for that moment. But when she left, we didn’t communicate much at all, and when my uncle who she felt was her dad.. passed away…. she made it known that she felt HE was her dad. I was good with that part. Because I Thanked God for us meeting. God gave me exactly what I asked for… and that was to meet her face to face. But I expected more. I wanted to have a blood test taken, and if she was my Sister start a relationship with her,  my niece and nephews. I feel that I was “short changed” in a way. She decided not to take the test , and I had to be good with that choice she made. Its funny, how God will give you the desires of your heart, but he never reviled  the outcome. Thing is, he comforted me during those days after the meet. I cant be mad at him for how things turned out, because he gave me what I asked for… A MEET. There will always be a “what if” in the back of my mind  when I see her post on FB. I love her and Thank God all the time that I got a chance to meet her. 🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

Which brings me to Tyler Perry.. another person who I always wanted to meet since I was introduced to Madea. I love me some Tyler Perry and the work that he brings to life on stage and on the screen. But since meeting my sister and having HIGH EXPECTATIONS… I’m good. Not that I don’t want to meet him, I want him to want to meet ME. I’m just not good with expecting something so great to happen (( a friendship with him and my sister as well)) and it not happen. If its God’s will.. it shall be. Other than that I’m Okay. I’m going to sit back and let God do this… I’m out of it. It feels natural that way 🙂 🙂 🙂

I AM La’Crease (( I don’t have to do anything else))

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@Tylerperry Detroit, Michigan Show… 4/3/15… Madea On The Run!!!/BLOG

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Friday Night April 3, I went with my Sister #samemomma #samedaddy IMG_2134  to see Madea On The Run! ( photo of her that night)

WE went to Steve’s Soul Food on Franklin.. before the play. We left there about 7:15 to head over to the Fox. I forgot that Kat Williams, Kurt Franklin and Tyler Perry was in Detroit that weekend. Not only was it rainy, but it was jammed packed downtown. I live 5 minutes from the Fox Theatre.. probably not even that far without the railroad construction. Parking in the Fox garage was $15.00 not bad…. if you want to hurry up and get home after the play. FullSizeRender (39)I was surprised to see that they had opened the side door and let folks into the auditorium . That was surely a plus, which meant we didn’t have to walk around to the front in the rain.

Once we got in… my sister got a drink and we headed to our seats. I love that looooooooong walk to the front of the stage. FullSizeRender (37)People looking at you, saying to themselves…. “I wish we were sitting that close”, or “I know they’re happy”, and the #1 saying…. “next time we’re getting our seats early so that we can sit in the front.” LOL I know the feeling. One year some friends wanted to go to a play and made me “plant manager” of getting the tickets. People took so long getting their money up, that we sat so far in the back. I said never again! I will ask only people who I know have money on hand, waiting to get Tyler Perry tickets will have you sitting on the roof. Not thatgurltheycallCree! Those days of buying play tickets and concert tickets 1 or more days later than when they went on sale is LONG OVER for me. If I’m going to pay to see anybody, I’m going to have good seats.

As we took our looong walk to the second row from the stage (B) my Sister was smiling from ear to ear. I told her messing with me, you’ll have you the best seats EVERYTIME!!! We met some very nice people from our row. As a matter of fact, the gurl who sat next to my sister took and shared with me photos from the play. Me….. I’m a scardy cat. I could only take a few of my own… too scared I might get caught or told to put the camera up. I can hear the man now… “Ummm excuse me…. but Um…. Imma need you to put a your cellphone away… if not you can step to the rear of the coach * EXIT* signs. Not Cree! The gurl was snapping her head off too. As a matter of fact many people around me was. We sat on a row with all white people and about 3 blacks…. and they were snapping photos like they were at a wedding. I had my Sister cracking up… told her… not me… Security won’t be tapping me on the shoulder! LOL I don’t want no trouble. LOL But at the very end on curtain call when everyone were pulling out their phones.. I recorded the whole thing from my second row. Yeaaaa Cree.

In case you didn’t know…. Tyler Perry starts ON TIME! You can stand at the bar if you want too.. but at 8 pm those curtains are opening! LOL FullSizeRender (38)

So once the curtains opened… all you see is this BIG BEAUTIFUL SET… oh my goodness.. IMG_2096Tyler Perry has the best sets in the world. You can tell he puts his heart and soul into them. He makes you pay attention to EVERY DETAIL of the rooms. MY VIRGO ASS…. always have to leave the show mentally and go behind the scenes. I use to hate that about myself, but since I’m practicing as a Wedding Coordinator I UNDERSTAND WHY!!!! That’s how my mind is set up. To go directly behind the scenes to make sure everything is right. This is a behind the scene feature that I can’t turn myself off from and I get it now. When one of the Characters microphone went off * well never was on as he entered the set*, I’m sitting in my seat like “Oh my goodness”… (((not in panic)))… but in… OKAY let me see how he plays this until it comes on. LOL He did LOVELY… When he was talking to Aunt Bam, he made sure that he was close to her mic so that when he spoke he was heard. It came on after a few moments. Then Tyler Perry with his silly self… came right out ((( AS MADEA))) and mentioned it. LOL LOL Just like a VIRGO.. we aint gon hardly let that happen and NOT MENTION IT????? Oh no!!! Are you kidding me? LOL So that was funny. People were cracking up. IMG_2101

Once I finally turned my mind off (((as if I’m working this show behind the scenes)))… I was able to focus. Then Tyler ((( Madea))) moves the chair around to its *rightful place* as he stayed in Character… LOL That man cracks me up. People ask me all the time what is it about Tyler Perry that you LOVE adore so much? My answer… He is so funny to me. We are always on the same page with Life Lessons and how we word things. How we get things. For me its all about the Lessons. He can tell a story in a way that people “get it”. And I love that about him. To me… he is the male version of LaCrease. The way I see him… is how people see me when I speak. I see me in him and I love that.. because it tells me that people really do  listen and they really do get it.

No matter how long the show is (((( it was about 2 1/2 hours long))))… I always want to hear more from Madea. I LOVE when she talked about kids talking back. LOL I sat next to a young boy who was with his family. They appeared to be Chaldean.. it was a whole lot of them too. He had to be about 12. I don’t think this boy had a mouth… cause he WATCHED MADEA SO CLOSELY as if his teacher told him to come back word for word what Madea spoke on. LOL  He was glued to Tyler. He was amazed at everything. He didn’t miss a beat. He was fascinated. He was mesmerized at the set,  the performance,  the Transformation of Madea… LIVE. Then I started getting embarrassed because Aunt Bam talked about smoking weed, and it may have come off as glorified to the boy….. of course NOT TO ME. But I really wanted to know how did he take in those scenes when it was discussed. Even during the intermission, he was glued to the set, to the stage… he was taking something in…. wished I would have asked him. DANG!  MISSED OPPORTUNITY!!!! Guess I was too busy working (((mentally))) behind the scenes making sure that set didn’t fall over on my dayum head, LOL LOL Just playing!!! LOL FullSizeRender (36)

I LOVED THE SHOW!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT. One thing that was missing… IS A PROGRAM BOOK!!! Whats up with that Tyler? Everyone loves to take home a program book from a PLAY. That’s one of the highlights of the evening.  Thats very important to a play goer. I enjoyed the play dearly. But of course I’m a Tyler Perry RIDE OR DIE…  RAIN OR SHINE …baby * in my Monique voice* ….don’t take my word for it.. GO BLESS YOSELF.. when HE comes to your city! LOL

Alright here is a special treat. I taped the casting call at the end. THIS IS FROM MY SHOW FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015.Um excuse me…. Did Tyler Perry wave at me @40 (((…. SURE DID… :))))!

P.S. Tyler Perry thick as HELL!!! OOO Weeee yesss.. now this is how a 40ish man should be looking. Look at those thighs.. and how he ran down those stairs! yessssGB YOU BETTA HANDLE THAT GURL! 🙂

I AM La’Crease

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Parenting Tips, New Apartment, (((((((Blog)))))))

Parenting Tips

When driving and coming to a ice cream truck ice cream truck it is very important to treat it as if its a school bus. You may not see any children coming, but its important to slow down, then come to a stop, because you never know with kids. They’re just being kids when they dart out into on coming traffic. They are doing exactly what they’re suppose to do at their age. Especially if they are excited. We all know that feeling of seeing the ice cream truck and to be able to buy something. Its up to us to know better. You want to always be in position that if you’re riding up a residential street, and a kid dart in front of you, that they can get back up and be okay. After today’s accident here in Detroit where a young gurl was hit by a driver and KEPT GOING. It reminds me to be mindful and for you who read this as well. We are the adults, we have to be the eyes and ears for our children. Even if they’re in the wrong to dart out in front of our cars, we have the responsibility to STOP until that truck is done serving. Lets be careful.

Watch the video below

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/25557467/child-critically-injured-by-hit-and-run-driver

 

I’m ready to move from this apartment, but I want to stay in this area. Its too small, I haven’t even unpacked all my things. Ever since being here, I haven’t really done anything. My lease is up in December, I’m out of here. I want towels, tissue, tooth paste, bleach, Ajax, brillo pads, dish towels, paper towels, bathroom smell goods, different kinds of soaps, bath oils, bath liquid, dish washing liquid, living and dinning room smell goods and things like that to TAKE OVER MY BATH CLOSETS… Here I can only buy so much. There’s no space! I don’t like that. I like to have 3 and 4 of each item. I hate looking in the cabinet and being out of something. I have so many things still in totes. Sigh …….anyway. I’m off to bed to day dream about my new apartment with everything in it.

Be Blessed

Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy

Home Invasions…..teens not making it out ALIVE …From the desk of Cree

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Hey,

This will be my rambling blog.

Went to Red Lobster with my Sisters and God Sisters last Friday, then to a bar for Karaoke. I was feeling good that night never knew I was about to catch a cold. I knew as soon as the weather broke this was going to happen. I knew something was wrong because I kept on having sleeping spells. I’ll get real sleepy and have these sudden “gotta lay down NOW” episodes and will have them all day. That next day… I was sick. OH well its not that bad, because I kept an eye on it. When I get like this.. I hate talking, and being around people. I have to get myself together. I think I become mean, and outspoken…. * not good*  Anyway, this guy sung to me.. omg.. I was so embarrassed. I’m shy, and my sisters took photos of me  while they enjoyed the moment.. I wanted to disappear and be home. LOL I can’t take attention. Its enough my personality is bubbly, but that’s controlled ATTENTION… he caught me totally off guard. He sung the whole song to me, spot light was on and everything, after wards he brought us all a beer. So sweet. 🙂

There are a lot of home invasions going on here in Detroit. People are tired of this, they have license to carry a concealed weapon, not only that BUT THEY ARE POPPIN THESE INTRUDERS left and right. These young men are dying in these peoples home. There was a time when break ins were happening, and the intruders were doing the killing or leaving them for dead. More people are on the look out, and when they hear something strange, they’re not waiting to see what’s going on. They’re pulling the trigger on these young goons. I don’t blame them. I hate that these kids don’t know consequences. Some were never taught, and they’re dying right in their victims homes. These parents are going to LEARN. Quit taking up for your bad kids.

Here’s the story. The part that killed me was when the boy’s God mother spoke…

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/25218623/suspected-intruder-killed-by-homeowner-was-15-years-old

Stop being so quick to say ” Cant nobody Judge Me”… people are only trying to help you. Trust me LaCrease won’t be knocking on your door setting appointments for me to talk you out of stupid mess. But I will see you in passing and run some sense in your head….. after that… there is nothing I can do to save you. I’ve had this same talk with plenty of people, and they always come back and say…. “I should have listened to you”.

I hope this serve as a lesson to these young teens…. “Aint NOBODY playing no more”.

Be Blessed

Where works of the flesh exists, there is NO joy