Monday, December 29, 2008

Joke of the Week!

After dozens of very expensive tests and weeks of hospitalization, the rich old man was told he had only 24 hours to live.

He immediately called his doctor and his lawyer to his room. He asked the doctor to stand by one side of his bed and his lawyer to stand by the other.

After standing for some time, the doctor asked "What do you want me to do?" "Nothing. Just stand there."

A while later, the lawyer asked "What do you want me to do?" "Nothing. Just stand there."

As the hours wore on, the doctor and the lawyer watched the man weaken. When his time had almost arrived, the doctor and the lawyer again asked "Why are we standing here?"

"Well," said the old man, "Christ died between two thieves, so I thought I'd do the same!

Happy New Year!
Brown Sistah

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Got Money!

I received a letter from H& R Block one day last week, stating that I can get up to $1000.00 on a loan and I guess it will be deducted from my income tax return or I will have to pay the money back monthly until it's paid off, anyway, I waited for like a couple of day before I decided to do it.

Today, Today Ladies & Gentlemen I decided to walk my but up there to H&R block and it was a couple of blocks, well it was about 13-15 blocks in the snow, it only took me about 30mins, but still I was walking in all that snow, I really needed that cash...LOL

So, I Thank God that I was able to qualify for something, I got my cash on the H&R Block card and I was on my way.

So at least I'm able to may two bills to help my mother out, because a sistah not working at the moment, I'm just starting a business that I can do from home, that will allow me some money and the fun thing is I got to work it! I'm excited about working the business, because it's my business, I'm setting the time I want to work and I determined how much I want to be paid and I'm very excited about that.

I understand that the economy is temporary bad at this time, but I still believe the business will still be successful and in another post I will discuss what the business is, but I can give you a hint.
It has to do with ALL Natural Products! The products are outstanding and people need them.

Any how, I'm about to take off, because a sistah is hungry, I'll talk 2 you good people soon and ooooh yeah Merry Christmas and be safe!

Peace & Love,
Brown Sistah!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow,Cold & Lazy!

It's like 2-3 inches of snow outside, it's cold and I'm feeling very lazy, I walked my 7yrs old to School today and I almost turned back around, because it's a mess outside and people here in Chicago, tends to still drive fast in this snowy & icey weather. It's makes me mad, I just want to throw a snowball at their car.

I had a 2 do list for today, but have I started it, Nope!
I can't help it, I'm soooo lazy today:-(
I'm starting to write a teen book, along with my oldest son and that was on my 2 do list.
I'm cold, my bedroom is the coldest in the house, maybe because I have the most windows in the house. I have a little heater and it's not working very well, my next thing to do is, putting some plastic up to my windows to block out the air. It better work!

Why the drug dealers still out working their shift in the da** cold & snow? Crazy!!!

I need somebody to tell me if this is true...Birds in the feather, Flock together.
The reason I ask, is because Me, myself, will never hangout with a drug user, a hooker, negative people anybody that is not Inspiring. I'm not judging people, I'm just saying, I take my life, my dreams, my goals, my plans in life very seriously. I got dreams dammit and I'm not going to hangout with people who don't share the same interest as I. You like to get high off of drugs, I don't. So, Why would I hangout with you and my dream is to become a successful writer, publisher and also a business owner. I Love to stay inspired, I get my inspiration from God, positive people in my life, reading the Bible and reading inspiring books, also from believing. I believe I can accomplish anything and I will not allow anyone to take that away from me.
My whole reason for saying this is because my husband hangs with people, I don't approve of and his way of thinking is jacked-up. We have dreams, but always speak and think negative about them and I try to be encouraging, but he fails to listen so I told him to keep his thoughts to himself, I don't need no negative speaker around me and honestly sometimes I think we are not going to be married long, because we have different outlooks on life. Ok, enough of this...
I just read this today and decided to share...

When God gets ready to bless you, He doesn't ask anybody if He can do it. He just blesses you anyway.

I'm done now, Have a good one!
Brown Sistah

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

African American Books for Children & Teen

Greetings My Blog Family, I decided to open a online Bookstore only for my African American people, if you not African American, hey I'm sorry, but you can still purchase some books if you like. There are a large selection of books to choose from & at reasonable prices. Purchase your children some books for a nice Christmas Present, I'm sure they would enjoy it!

Take a look at some of the books I have.

To Log onto my website Click here>

Make sure you get online and purchase your children, your friends children, and your family children some books TODAY!

Peace & Blessings!
Brown Sistah

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Shoes, Shoes, and More Shoes!

The other day I log onto the Amazon website and I saw the most beautiful shoes, I was really shock to see these shoes on Amazon, but honesty the only time I visit Amazon is when I purchase books. Am I the only one new to Amazon shoes?
Check Out these shoes I thought was very lovely on Amazon, I didn't get the name of the designer, please forgive me, but I'm sure once you log onto the Amazon website, you can see for yourself:-)

Peace & Blessings!
Brown Sistah

Aries Horoscope for Today!

Aries Horoscopes

(Mar 21 - Apr 19)

Saturday, Dec 13th, 2008 -- If you are feeling physically depleted today, rest assured that your energy will return. Instead of pushing yourself to remain busy when you don't feel like doing much at all, listen to what your body is telling you. You'll be able to enjoy yourself much more once you decide that chilling out is an okay thing to do. Even you active Aries need to take a break sometimes.

Brown Sistah

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How Could Some People Say...

That they don't like someone and they don't even know anything about that person, I would never understand that. I believe that you are judging that person just by their looks or, or just by whatever someone told you about that person. Which can be false information or someone that you very cool with don't like that person, so Guess What? Now, they or rather you don't like that person either.

Can we get over that?

The very person that you don't like, might just be the person you may need in the future, but some people don't think about it that way. All they know is THEY DON"T LIKE HIM OR HER!
God bring people into your life for his/her purpose and plan and that very person that you don't like, might just be the person God will place into your life to help you grow. You maybe going through a very challenging situation and that one person, you don't like because your "Friend" don't like them, maybe they person who God place in you life, to help you out your challenging situation, or whatever the case maybe. So I'm asking before you decide to say, that you don't like a person, close your mouth and at least try to get to know that person before you just simply say I DON'T LIKE HER OR HIM.

They get caught up in the negativity and they hold on to it, with a tight grip (a strong fist)
And maybe that's all that person know and it would take a positive person in their group or circle of friends to turn that negative situation into a positive situation.

How could that happen?

Well, You simply ask that person questions pertaining to their reasons for disliking that person, you get to the bottom of it, you let them know your opinion on the situation, in a positive way.

I don't ever recall saying, that I don't like a person, because I normally like everybody, I believe to be a people person, friendly, outgoing, lovelable, loving, kind of girl. I'm the way God created me and I try to always remember, that God is watching, I would always ask myself questions like,Would God approved of me doing this? Would God approve of me having dislike in my heart? or Hatred in my heart and the answer is no, he would not approve. I Love God sooooo much and I just want to do right, Am I perfect, like Frankie says...(Keyshia Cole Mom) absolutely not, I just aim to do right:-

(This is STRICTLY for people who dislike a person, just because they just don't like them)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pretty, Brown SiStAh

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What I would Do for a Nice

pair of ...
Gabriella Rocha Studio Jordenna

These Babies are $119.00 Not a bad price, if I had the money for it, but I need to buy a car, maybe next time. If you like you can visit this website here...

Could You Believe This!

Yes We Can! And Yes We Did!

I'm sooo Proud!

Peace & Love,
Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I Need a VaCaTiOn!

I Like that song or Rap, whatever you want to call it, by Jeezy, it's called "I need A Vacation"

I swear I need a vacation...
Away From My whole family, From School, From Looking for a job, because it's a job just looking for a job (if you no what I mean) I need to go

Brown Sistah just need a vacation!

Have you ever felt drained, I feel like I do some much for other people that I don't have time for myself, I mean I suppose to take care of my children and even my husband, but sometimes he act like one of the children and he requires to much attention. I don't mine giving my husband attention for a couple of hours, but shit if I don't get some of the day to myself, I can be mean.
Like I love reading and I also love being on the computer, it gives me peace :-) and you know, a woman must get her peace. My husband is a TV phonetic and I'm not, he gets upset if I don't watch TV with him sometimes and when I'm reading or online, he do his best to distract me and I gets very mad and have to tell him...I'm a woman that is requiring to get some peace.

So, It's more that is stressing me out, but I can get into that later, but until then...
I need a Vacation, somewhere I can go and relax, sit on the beach,watch a beautiful view ,Eat Good Delicious food and you see were I'm going with this:-) So if anybody want to pay for me a trip to Jamaica, I would appreciate it...LoL

Peace & Love!
Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I Been such a lazy azz lately, please forgive me for not posting, but look for something soon:-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Greetings All, I been MIA for awhile and it's because I've moved and it took AT&T forever to get someone out and bring my phone to life:-) I was really a pissed off Sistah without a phone and my internet, but Hey! I'm back in business and I'm happy man!! I will be up and ready to post tomorrow, until then....Peace!

Peace & Love,
Brown Sistah

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Hubby!

My Husband, I Love him, God knows I do, but yall he gets on my last nerves. I have 3 Children and I feel at times like I have 4...lmao, this man wants some much attention, it's ridicules and it's only when he drinks beer ( he be a tipsy) Other then that I'm doing my thing and he's doing his, which is...I'm on the computer and he's watching T.V.

It's really becoming very aggravating and I'm serious :-(
First, he talks real LOUD and then he talks to MUCH and I tried talking to him about it and he do not care, he knows EVERYTHING, Oh My God, he knows EVERYTHING and that gets on my last nerves. LOL

I'm a peaceful person and around 8Pm, I'm looking for peace & quiet from dealing with our children, going to school, looking for work, dealing with my mom and looking for a new apartment & stuff. I like to relax, I don't watch TV much and when I do, I would like to watch it peacefully, but can I do that, noooooooooooo Mr. Hubby wants to talk during the TV program that I'm watching and gets mad if I don't talk to him. What kind of shit is that? When he's watching TV, I let him be, but me, nooooooooooooo he wants to know what happen, who is that, and I look at him and I say if you wasn't talking to someone else you would have known.
I mean he bugs me bad, I mean I gets very angry and I tell him and he know how I am?????? What? Shut-UP!!!!

My Hubby will go and rent movies for him and the family to watch and my mother will come out her room to watch the movies with him and guess what he do?
He talks through the movie and then tries to tell her what he thinks gonna happen...lmao
my mother will get up and leave. And the sad thing is, he will come and tell me that she left because he was talking, of course man....

I mean, What else can I do?
He tells me that I don't give him any attention and I try to give him attention, but I feel like he acts to much like a baby and that makes me mad and Lord don't let him get sick, he's really a big azz baby, because if I'm sick, he will not know it, because I keep it moving, I don't like laying up in the bed all day, looking for attention, I have to be really sick to lay in the bed all day and still I don't cry about it:-)

So, I spoke to one of my best-friends about it, she been married for 20+yrs and she told me to smother him with a lot of attention, I mean a lot, until he gets aggravated by it and she says watch what he say, she says if he get up and wants to leave, tell him that your going to, even if he's going out with friends, just smother him with attention.

And guess what? Tomorrow is the day, that I will do it...I'm make his azz tied of me:-))
Attention, I'm give you some attention...

Anybody got any more advice, let me know!

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

R. Kelly on BET!

R. Kelly looks FINE ASS HELL! I like the new look (wink-wink baby)
:-):-)Hugs & Kisses Baby!

For those who disagree, well so what...LOL
I think he did well on this interview, except when he said...
When you say teen-age girls, how old are we talking about? OMG Kels, come on man.
Stick with women 25 & up brother, nothing less brotha, please.

I still love you man, The King of R&B when you have sometime call me man:-) send me an email or something.

You R. Kelly fans, Tell me what you think about this BET Interview?

Peace & Hair Grease
Pretty Brown Sistah

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Today's Horoscope for the Aries Queens & More!

Aries Horoscopes

(Mar 21 - Apr 19)

Saturday, Sep 6th, 2008 -- Be careful that your newly rediscovered optimism doesn't make you overbearing. You may feel positive about your life and confident about what you are doing, but others may tire of hearing you go on and on about how great things are for you. Temper your excitement with a bit of awareness for everyone else. Toning down your enthusiasm creates an environment for more balanced relationships.

Ok, if you say so....Lol

And This is what I got off of this website>>>

Aries Traits

Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted

On the dark side...

Selfish and quick-tempered
Impulsive and impatient
Foolhardy and daredevil

(OK, they could be right about the quick-tempered and I can be a little Selfisssssh....)

  • Action
  • Coming in first
  • Challenges
  • Championing Causes
  • Spontaneity
  • Waiting Around
  • Admitting Failure
  • No opposition
  • Tyranny
  • Other peoples advice ;)
There is so much on this website, that I'm not going to add on here, I link the site so that, all you have to do is click on and starting reading my Aries Kings & Queens!

I hope you enjoy!

Peace & Love,
Pretty Brown Sistah

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm losing myself!

These last couple of weeks, I been losing myself, my energy is been drained and it's so not like me. It's funny, because just as I'm writing this, I'm beginning to get sleep/lazy. It's one thing I don't like is for someone or something just take over my energy:(

My energy is very important to me!

I'm married...
I have 3boys (17, 7, & 3)...
I'm in School...
It suppose to be my husband, my mother, & myself looking for a new apartment, but it seems like it's only me.....
I'm looking for a J-O-B....
School just started back for my babies....
Mother & Husband is working my nerve, I try my best to stay positive, stay prayerful and I try to be stay peaceful. I'm the type of person, that do not, do not like negativity.

If you have a negative attitude or speak in a negative way, I'm staying away from you, but tell me,
How am I going to stay away from my mother and sometime husband? How?
I look at them like they crazy sometimes and don't try to tell them to change their negative ways, oooooooh no.

I'm going crazy!!!!!

I'm going to continue to pray for them and I ask that you guys pray for me, because I'mma run off and leave them.....

And I'm serious.

Peace & Love
Brown Sistah

Thursday, August 28, 2008

It's My Baby Birthday!

Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To Robi, Happy Birthday To you......

Yes, Today is my baby Birthday, he is 7yrs old today.
I Thank God for allowing us all to see this day and what a great day it is, so Lord our praises goes to you and no one else:)

Mama & DaDa, Lovvvvvvvves you so much, we're going to have cake & ice cream and yes we're going to have presents:)

I remember 7yrs ago when you was just a little baby, I was and still proud to have you. I Thank You for choosing me to be your mom, I Love you!

Enjoy today, because School starts next week...Lol and I know you don't like that....jus kiddin:)

Happy Birthday Sweetie!
This is for you, I know that you are a Big Micheal Jackson fan so here it is......

Peace & Blessing,
Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Aries Queen!

Yes, Dammit I'm a Aries Queen, check out what my Horoscope said about my Love & Relationship and some other stuff also.....

Daily Flirt:

You need to figure out your finances -- especially how much money you can bring in realistically! It's one of those days when you feel as if they sky's the limit, but you need to work to get there

Daily Couples:

Sometimes the flame of love needs a little help from you to keep glowing strong. Don't hesitate to dig into your bag of tricks for a little surprise. It could be just what you need to reignite your passion.

Daily Singles:

Other may find you inspirational today, so be on your best behavior. Offer positive, instead of critical, advice to those who seek it. Keep harsh judgments to yourself. Now is the time to be a mentor in every way.

Peace & Love!

I Wish, I Wish!

I show wish I was still living in Dallas>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
well actually, I lived in the south suburban part of Dallas, were it's peace and quiet, nice neighborhood, some nice people, the schools were great, the cost of living was cheaper.

Well, I'm back in Chicago now, I was born & raise here, but I'm starting not to like it here:(

It's hard to find a job, don't let me start talking about the cost of living, it's so damn hard to find an apartment here, I just want to go back to Texas, I'm sooooo feed up with Chi-Town it's ridiculous.

Chicago, do have some good qualities, and I don't feel like naming them because all I know is I'm ready to go back to Texas, were it rarely snow, Beautiful homes for much, much, cheaper than Chicago.

Once I'm done with School, that's it I'm going back to Texas, I just hope my husband agree!
He loved Texas also, so it will be easy trying to convince him and plus just last month he was just stating he wanted to go back, so it's a done deal!

I'm Out!

Peace & Blessings,
Brown Sistah

Sunday, August 10, 2008

R I P Bernie Mac

Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed.
Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs.
The comic born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough could cut an imposing figure. He stood six-foot-three, was built like a fullback and carried himself with a bouncer's reticence. But perhaps the strongest weapon in the Chicago comedian's arsenal was that voice, that amalgam of thought and a delivery that could rise like a tidal wave, outpace a Gatling gun and remained, to his last days, loud and unapologetic.
He wasn't scared, he told us time and again, to tell anyone what he thought, to say what others were afraid to say. That fearlessness wasn't always welcome, considering Mac didn't get his big break until his 30s. But when he did, the comic skyrocketed to success in stand-up, television and the big screen.
Mac shared screen time with some of Hollywood's larger-than-life leading men, co-starring with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon in the "Ocean's 11" remake and subsequent sequels.

Most recently, Mac garnered attention for making unsavory comments at a Barack Obama benefit that the presumptive Democratic candidate had to distance himself from.

Growing up on the South Side a hard-core White Sox fan, Mac discovered early on that he wanted to make a go at being a comedian.

Before his 10th birthday, Mac was performing comedy stand up, honing his skills on CTA trains and parks before graduating to well-known haunts like the Regal Theater and the Cotton Club. He came to a realization during those first years as a struggling comic: If he could kill in front of a black crowd, he could kill in any crowd.

"Black audiences are hard," he told the New York Times in 2002. "You got to come with a little extra to satisfy them."

He also learned that comedy isn't a lucrative business when you are starting out. During those lean years in the '80s, Mac drove a Wonder Bread delivery truck to pay the bills.

Life changed dramatically for Mac when he was 32. He won the Miller Lite comedy search that year and that performance took him to the stand up stage, which ultimately led to regular performances on popular shows like HBO's "Def Comedy Jam."

In a few short years, he was able to put a stamp on this tell-it-like-it-is brand of comedy that audiences had come to know him for. He was a hit on the stage, delivering sordid tales of his early life growing up on Chicago's South Side.

His work hit home to the African American audience -- his aggressive, brash comedy had a down home feel to it, tackling everything from family life to black romantic relationships -- yet Mac was able to cross it over, connecting with a majority entertainment scene.

"When I started in comedy in the clubs in 1977, blacks couldn't do certain clubs -- not because they were segregated. They just didn't want to put the [black comics] out there. In Los Angeles, the clubs would have a black night. People would say, 'Why don't you come by and do something?' I would say, 'I'm a comedian -- don't put a title on me.' Don't limit yourself. How you start is how you finish," he told the Tribune in 2007. "If you let people put tags on you, you'll never be able to remove them. You've got to make people respect you. Respect is bigger than dollars and cents."

Mac got his respect and he gained national attention after his set on HBO's popular late-night series Def Comedy Jam in 1992. Decked out in a pair of jeans with his face illustrated, graffiti-style, on the right pants leg, Mac expounded on one taboo subject after another, from the benefits of snitching to his prowess in the bedroom.

"I ain't scared of you [expletive]!" became his signature tagline.

Many took note of the blue comic's performance, which later led to a bit part in 1992's "Mo' Money," and later an HBO Special, "Midnight Mac."

In 1995, Mac earned a spot in the cult-classic "Friday," and the film helped Mac break out. His portrayal of Pastor Clever was one of the film's highlights, however small it was. He followed it up with bit roles in other films, including "Booty Call," and "Def Jam's: How to Be a Player."

But he wanted more.

Mac sowed the seeds for his success on a cloudy day in North Carolina while taping the 2000 Spike Lee concert film, "The Original Kings of Comedy." There, on a rain-soaked basketball court, buttressed by co-stars Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey, Mac issued a challenge to Hollywood:

"Do I have a television show? Nah," Mac told the cameras. "Why? 'Cause you scared of me, Scared I'm a say something. You [expletive] right. Think I won't say something?!"

A year later, Mac got his chance. "The Bernie Mac Show" debuted on Fox in November 2001, drawing critical acclaim, numerous awards, including two Emmy nominations for Mac and, most important, high ratings. Its premiere episode drew 11.4 million viewers. The second episode, which immediately followed the first, drew 12.4 million.

For the next four years, Mac spoke to the American public--via a break in the fourth wall a la Dobie Gillis--with all the befuddlement of a 40-something taskmaster father lost in a sea of talk therapy and "timeouts." "Now, America," Mac would often begin before going into a rant about undisciplined children, cuddling parents or, one of his favorite topics, the differences between black and white people.

But in 2005, the show went off the air. Several reasons contributed to cancellation: The show's ratings had dropped, Mac was getting more lucrative offers from the movie studios. Before the 2000 concert film, Mac's biggest credit was a recurring role on "Moesha."

But Mac's health was also a factor. In 2004, he halted production on the show while recovering from exhaustion. A year later, he disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs.

In spite of that, his star had risen a great deal. In addition to the highly popular "Oceans" films, he co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in a reverse remake of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" in 2005.

Last spring, Mac said that he was hanging up his stand up career, and instead would focus more on movies. In 2007, he co-starred in "Ocean's Thirteen," "Pride" and had a role in the blockbuster "Transformers."

Scheduled for release is "Soul Men," with Samuel L. Jackson, which will be released this year, and "Old Dogs," with Robin Williams, which is due next year.

Mac is survived by his wife Rhonda McCullough, their daughter, Je'Niece, a son-in-law and a granddaughter, Jasmine. This source of information came from Chicago Tribune

I woke up Saturday Morning and turned on my computer and the first thing I saw was,
Bernie Mac dies at age 50, my heart dropped, I was heart-broken, my tears just fled from my eyes and my husband looked at me and he then looked at my computer and he comforted me.

Bernie Mac was my favorite comedian, Peace & Blessings goes out to his family & friends, Bernie, you will be missed, but never forgotten:)

I read in one of Chicago's newspaper and I believe it says" Heaven have just gotten a little funny"

Make em laugh Bernie:)
This one is for all you Bernie Mac Fans!

Peace & Love,
Brown Sistah

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Help Yo Girl Out!

Your Girl Brown Sistah is in the market for a J O B & For a New Apartment, yelp, my family and I are looking for a new apartment in the west suburban area of Chicago. The apartment are so high here, you might as well look for a house, but if you do that, you have more responsibility and right now, we can't afford nothing more.

I'm in School, Looking for a job, looking for a place to stay and trying to be a "GOOD" Wifey and mother to my children. What hard work?

It can be very exhausting and a energy drainer, so that's what I'm up to.

Can somebody help me find a JOB? (smile)
Can you look out for your Girl and help me find a nice place to stay?

I'm not joking, I'm totally serious.
Get back at me!

P.S. My job experience is Receptionist, File Clerk, Processing Clerk, Retail, & Sales
I'm open to take anything and I'm serious:)

Peace & Love,
Brown Sistah

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Success Tips from Oprah!

Oprah Winfrey’s Success Factors: Tips From One Of The World’s Richest Women

“What I know for sure is that if you want to have success, you can’t make success your goal,” says Oprah Winfrey. “The key is not to worry about being successful, but to instead work toward being significant - and the success will naturally follow.”

What are Oprah’s secrets to success?

#1 Set High Goals

“I always knew I’d be a millionaire by age thirty-two,” said Oprah in 1987. “In fact, I am going to be the richest black woman in America.” 19 years later, with a net worth of $1.4 billion, Oprah has become not only the richest black woman in America, but also one of the richest people in the world.

This success has not come by chance. Oprah has made her fortune by setting clear and ambitious goals on both the professional and personal levels. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret,” she says. “Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

According to Oprah, the biggest hurdle people need to overcome in order to be successful is their belief that there are limits to how much they can accomplish. Goals need to be set and set high; expectations need to be limitless; and ambition cannot be restrained. “If you believe you can only go so far, it is an obstacle.”

#2 Rise Above Your Obstacles

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity,” says Oprah. “Don't fight them. Just find a different way to stand.”

Oprah is a woman of extremes; she is extremely successful, extremely powerful and extremely passionate about what she does. But, her success has come at the end of a long road of other extremes: obstacles. From sexual molestation to drug abuse to racism, Oprah has endured an inordinate amount of both personal and professional challenges on her path to becoming one of the richest women in the world.

#3 Find Your Passion

“Passion is energy,” says Oprah Winfrey. “Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

Since she first discovered her passion for communication while preaching Bible passages at her grandmother’s church at the young age of 3, Oprah has dedicated herself to fulfilling her passion. Overcoming numerous obstacles, Oprah focused all her abilities and activities on achieving her dream. She now regularly spends time on The Oprah Winfrey Show encouraging her audience to discover their passions and live the life of their dreams.

“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and work that fulfills you, the rest will come,” she says. “And, I truly believe, that the reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.”

It’s worked. Today, Oprah’s Company, Harpo Studios, has 263 full-time employees, modest turnover (10% to 15% a year) and earns $275 million in revenues - Oprah believes she’s “just getting started.”

I received this information from a this great website, check it out when you get a chance.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Run Away Child!

My mother adopted child, the 12yr old run away finally decided to show up over to her biological mother house, around 11:30pm last night. I'm glad she was fine, but that little heffer, if she was my child, will be getting that but whooped for 2-3 days.

She's not stating were she been or what she been doing and if her mom want to accept that, that's cool, but not me. I just don't understand these kids today, I just don't understand...

Well, my mother is giving her up to her aunt, that lives in Rockford and the child had the nerve to say....She don't want to go, like she got a say soooooo.

Hellooooooo, are you crazy child? I believe so, because you don't have a say so.
Sorry Charlie....
And her biological mom calls my mother and asked if she's gonna get the little run away child hair done. Are you crazy 2? You do not reward a child for running away, I'm sorry.

So to answer your ?

Pretty Brown Sistah

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Child Lost!

This is a Brown Sistah Story....

What Do you do?

When you done all you can for a helpless child....

My mother have a foster child, that she adopted more than 5yrs ago, she also adopted the little girl brother, actually she had the little boy since he was 2months and he is now 9yrs old, very hard head, smart mouth and so forth. Well, about 2-3yrs ago he started acting disorderly and some of my family members believe his behavior came about, when his sister came along, because she is a 12yr old that acts like a 20yr old, she have always, always, tried to act older than what she appear to be. She's 5"10 and 130lbs and a size 10 in shoes, some people mistaken here to be 16-18yrs old, she's a professional lier, let me say it again, PROFESSIONAL LIER!!!!!

She have a very bad attitude, very loud & smart mouth, she's always, always in fights, some of the Teachers and Asst. Principle at her School, don't want her there and my mother moved alot and at every School she causes a problem, she loves, loves, to hang around a lot of boys & grown men, she loves the out doors.

I'm my mother's oldest daughter and I have a brother who is 3yrs younger then me, we never, never even gave my mother a problem, even my sister, my mother adopted my cousin daughter when she was 8months and she's now 19yrs old, we all never given my mother any problems.

What is this little girl problem?

Do we whip that Azz? "Yes"

That still do not help, so my mother called DCFS, that's Department of Children Services in Chicago because she have a bad heart and she no longer wants the child, the case worker who answer the phone told my mom, that if she know of any one who would like to take her, she can give them guardianship over her for as long as she wants.

The lost child has a father that lives in Rockford, IL, but he's sick with Cancer and he has a sister that is willing to take her, she suppose to come and get her the beginning of August...What a Relief?

Well, that lit child got into trouble yesterday again for smart talking my mother, she called my little cousin (her suppose to be best-friend) a BIT** she told my mother she can't wait to get the hell out her house and my mother whipped that AZZ and told her she couldn't go outside no more, she went to bed last night and woke up to go to summer school and she haven't been home yet, so we seem to think the lost child ran away and this is the second time she did this, my mother went to the School and the Asst.Principle said she left out the building early, her original time to leave School is 12:30pm and she left at 12:15pm and the time now is 3:45pm.

Have we heard from her? "No"
We called the police about 1:30pm and they haven't arrived "YET"
I guess we will have to wait.

I was at School last night, so I wasn't here doing the azz whipping my mother given her, because if I was I was going to get that azz 2. I try, and I try, and I constantly tries to help her, I tries to get deep into the matter of the problem with her, she even cussed me out once and I got that azz, but she is always acting out, I tell her I Love her, I tell her I'm here for her, I give her hugs & kisses, I take her places, I teach her wrong from right, until my energy is gone.

I given up!

Everyone in my family talks to the child and It don't help.
I'm sorry, but I'm totally done, I'm DONE!
My husband and I talk to her about life and what's going on in the streets, she don't listen.
WE R Done!!!
It's a wrap!
I'm pray for her...
And peace be gone....

What else can I/WE do?
Talk 2 Me!

Peace & Blessing,
Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, July 10, 2008

$5.00 goes a long ways!

I'm trying to Release some Weight and I'm learning how to save money at the same time, I attend night School in Downtown Chicago and just about every night my friends (from school) and myself stop at Mc Donald's before going home. Well, tonight my friends, I build my courage up to keep walking and not buy me some goooooood piping hot French fries (because I have them cook mines fresh)........

I save myself $5.00 bucks and about 5lbs.....
How about that?

I know some of you might say, $5.00 bucks, only $5.00 bucks,

Well guess what?

It adds up!

Pretty Brown Sistah

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mix Emotions

A Brown Sister Story

Today I'm so emotional drained, can I say that, is there a such thing, oh well, I have so many emotions going through me today,

First of all...# 1. I got up early to go grocery shopping with my mom that was an emotional drain...(Crazy Face)
# 2. I went to do laundry and I had 6 bags, yes SIX bags, I went alone so I can clear my thoughts and try to relive some stress. What I found out about myself is that I can really get a clear head while I'm cleaning or doing laundry, now ain't that
(another Crazy Face)

# 3. I Need a Job...:(Sad Face)
#4. My Husband Needs a Job:(Double Sad Face)
#5. My family and I need a Place to live by the end of this Month:(Depressed Face)
#6. With no job and no money, how can we get a apartment:(All Faces mixed in one)* we live with my mother for now and she's ready for her own place.
#7. I hate I moved back to Chicago from Dallas:(Angry Face)
#8. Have no clue what to do:(Sad Face) but, I prayed to the Lord and I know he/she will deliver us from this disaster:) Happy Faces!!!!!!!!

Just the other day I didn't have not a dime, because things have been changeling for my family & I since we came back home here from Texas, that was the biggest mistake ever, I got a little home sick, I thought I was missing something here and look what I ran into, not nothing.
I thought I missed my family, but honesty we barely even see each other, my girlfriends have their own situation going on and we really don't see each other either, so what the Fvck was I missing, not sh**. I'm sooooo upset with myself now, jobs are so hard to find for myself and my hubby, so I decided to go back to School, I started June 23rd and this week I'm already on summer break, but that's cool because I really needed the time to look for employment. Any way back to I didn't have a dime, I was literately B R O K E, you see I haven't went to the laundry mac for a while, I didn't know how I was getting to School next week and I was thinking about quitting, but I said to myself, don't do that, stick to it and no matter what keep going, well my hubby and I didn't have money to go even look for a job, I try to keep a positive attitude because I believe what ever you think about, you bring about, so I don't want to create any negative thoughts, I'm keeping them positive, although my hubby think them sometimes before I have to stop him in his

Well, on Monday I had an Interview with a Call Center Company and It was such a beautiful day outside, I looked up at the sky and I start talking to God, I said it's such a beautiful day out today Lord, I Thank You so much for this day, I feel good today God, I will receive some good news today God, I Thank You for my good days and my bad days because each day is a blessing.
And I felt good, honestly I did. Like I stated I'm trying to keep a positive head and no matter what the day brings me, I'm keep a level head, because I love the Lord and I know he/she loves me and no matter what, this situation my family & I are in, we going to make it throw.

Well, when I got home, about an hour or 2 later, my Grandmother called me and said, you got a check over here, I said what, she said you got a check here, I said open it and see how much it is, so I hear her opening up the mail, she said it's for $00.00 (I won't say the real amount) I said for $00.00 she said no, for $0000.00 I said O' My and you can image what happen after that.

It was truly a GOOD DAY!

Peace & Blessings,
Brown Sistah

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Who Wants Some Clean House? Me!

My family and I are about to move into our own apartment pretty soon and I'm very excited about that, because right now were living with my mother and we have been since we relocated back here from Dallas, and that was in October 2007. I always wanted our own, but my husband kept stating, your mom is going to need us here with her, and the reason he says that is because my mother have 2 foster children, she adopted, their brothers and sisters, very hard headed and the girl is 12yrs old, but think she's 18yrs (yelp one of those) lmao, the place were living in is, well were very over crowned and I need my own space, my privacy, my own everything, you get what I'm saying? it took for a situation to happen here, to make my husband change his mine about living with my mother. I was going to leave him right here with her, because Brown Sistah was moving. Yelp, yes I was and watch how fast his azz would have came

I spent just about the entire day cleaning my bedroom up, I was only suppose to packing somethings, but I did a real good cleaning job and I'm proud of myself, it's like Ms. Niecy and her crew came all up in here and cleaned some sh**

I'm excited, we are moving into our own, we plan to stay at our new apartment for about 2-3yrs to save for a home, your girl got plans. yeaaaaaah!

Peace & Love,
Brown Sistah!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rebate Checks!

This is a Brown Sistah Story!

What's up? I don't get a Check Mr President...

It looks like I might not be receiving a rebate check, because I haven't worked much in 2007. Talk about a pissed off sistah, shiiiiiiiit I was ready 2 fight. *(I was under the 3,000 limit) So that's why Brown Sistah is not receiving a rebate check, but I'm cool:)

A sistah was waiting on that

Luckily, my husband will be receiving one, so that would make it ours:) Your money is my money to

He or should I say we, received the statement in the mail last Friday, but we still haven't seen no $, Where Is our money? Mr. President or Mr. IRS, Where is our Money?

We the people of United States of America, who are temporary out of cash and we are searching for OUR rebate check, because really, it's already but we still would like to feel it in our hands.

Did I tell you our children are waiting 2? Keep waiting boys!!!

So send us our Da** money and stop the young people say it? We thirsty!

We were told by the neighborhood committee that the IRS were sending people double checks, so they taking their time with sending the checks out, I truly don't know honestly, if that's true or not because like I said it came from the "neighborhood committee" and they can be making up sh**

You feel me?

Well, Let me calm my poor little nerves and be a little more patients because after all, this sh**is out of my control.

So the only thing we can do is wait for it, so I'm done talking about it.
Peace out!

Peace & Love,
Pretty Brown Sistah

Sunday, June 15, 2008

R. Kelly is FREE!!!!

R. Kelly is F R E E !!!!
This is A Brown Sistah Story!

Robert Sylvester Kelly better known as R. Kelly was found not guilty on all 14 charges Friday,
R. Kelly is now a free man, I'm so happy and yes I am a true fan, in my humble opinion I believe he was innocent and the court seems to agree with me also. So for all of you who don't agree with me, Well, the Hell with you! R. Kelly, I Love You Baby!

The Chicago Sun-Times states that Friday afternoon, R. Kelly broke down in tears as a Cook County jury let him walk. While in court R. Kelly whispers " Thank You Jesus" repeatedly because he knows that it was Jesus who delivered him from this Fvck-up situation. LOL... I'll say it with you Kel's "Thank You Jesus" Amen!

If R. Kelly was found guilty he could have faced up to 15yrs in prison, I'm soooo glad, I'm sooooooo excited that my favorite R&B singer was found not guilty, because I was thinking to myself, I said Who in the hell else is going to supply us with hits after- hits after- hits? Bobby Brown (I don't think so)lmao.... and don't get me started with the remixes, come on yall, Who keeps giving us outstanding remixes, no other then my boy R. Kelly, you can hate all you want but you guys know it's true. Tell the truth and shame the Devil.....

Now there are other R&B singers that I do adore also, but Robert S. Kelly, is my man.(you can't mess with him) So you da** right Mr. Kelly, keep thanking Jesus because I personally can't stand to listen to no one else but you baby:)

Some of yall might be thinking to yourself, da** who was that on the tape then, if that was not
R. Kelly, then Who the hell was it? That's my question. If somebody find out please hit me up and let me know and wait a minute, what about the girl, Who the hell was the little girl? (now grow) Who was she? Are they gonna look for the freak that was on the tape? probably not, being that he was a black man that was on the tape having sex with an under age little black girl, they don't care now, it's a wrap! I'm willing to bet this case is OVER!

I wonder about the girl on the tape, haven't she heard the uproar that was going on about her, Sistah, I know you watch TV or better yet listen to the radio, Sh** you saw the tape, Sh** you on the tape. I wonder How she feels, How do you feel sistah? Why haven't she stepped up? or Have she? Is she ashame? What? I want to know:) Was that really her, pretending it wasn't? Do anybody have any answers for me?
Talk to me.

R. Kelly I Love you brother, I'm a big fan, keep making hit records, keep thanking God, there are people out there that will continue to say that, that was you on the tape and that you got off because you have money, but as long as you know and God know, Fvck what they say.


Peace & Love,
Pretty Brown Sistah!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

It's Time 2 Go Shoe Shopping!

This is A Brown Sistah Story!

Well, Well, Well, It's been a long time coming. I haven't been shoe shopping for myself in awhile, so I decided to go online and try to find some shoes that I would like and at a reasonable price, take a look at what I found....

So far I picked these 2 I think there very nice for the summer I would say, what I have to find now is a couple of outfits to rock with them...LOL. Well, off to more shopping!

How do you like them?

Oh, and in case you like to purchase them for yourself here is the website.

Peace & Love!
Pretty Brown Sistah:)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Family Feud

Guess what happen? There have been some family mess going on in my neck of the woods, I mean in my family...LOL...My brother and my cousin husband got into a heated argument, which almost lead into a fist fight. Now, my cousin husband & my brother were friends, I would say somewhat close, yeah somewhat close as we thought, until the other day....LMAO!

Well here is what happen, there were 2 boys playing together outside, both are related, one is my little brother age 9 and of course one is my cousin & her husband child who is 7 and they both are bad azz hell, they both tell lies alot and that's the reason my 6yr old don't play with them much (he's one of those kids that don't like playing with children with bad behaviors, but my 3yr old will, How funny is that?)LMAO!

Anyway, the 2 little cousins have gotten into a fight or some kind of argument, like little kids do at some point in life, well my cousin son went crying to his dad who was just across the street from the park (telling another lie) stating that my lil brother was fighting him, ok neither one of them are innocent, not one of them, you here cousin son, let's just call him LiL Sean and call his dad Big Sean. They both walked across the street to approach my lil brother, let's call him Eric, so Big Sean gets heated every time he thinks someone is doing his bad azz child wrong and from what I see all the time lil Sean is constantly in trouble, he got kicked out of school and both parents goes to the school and cuss the teachers out and they know their child is bad, sh** I'm like wtf!!!

They both approach my lil bad azz brother and Big Sean starts to yell at my lil bad azz brother, wtf!! Right? That's what we said, once we saw my lil bad azz brother run in the house
To make a long story short, my mother asked my lil bad azz brother, (who is not an Angel) because he got suspended from school on more than 1 occasion, along with other bad azz sh** he do. She asked him what happen and my lil brother starts to explain, so my mother listen and gave him a talk and forgot about the whole situation. Me, I was thinking (hell now) that could not have been my child because I would have approached Big Sean azz, but I wouldn't had to approach Big Sean azz, I have a big "6'2 and 220lb muscle bound husband who would have done that for our child...LOL...but being the peaceful person that I am, It will be nice for me to address the issue with Big Sean because it wasn't gonna be nice with my hubby kickin that azz...lmao!

I don't like to fight and the situation can be taken care of by communication, I would have simply approach Big Sean like...

Me: Um, excuse me Big Sean, but what just happen here? (in a peaceful manner)smile!
Big Sean: Well, lil Sean says that Eric (my brother) keep picking on him.
Me: Ok and what was your approach to my lil bad azz brother?
Big Sean: Well, Brown Sistah, I yell at him and told him to leave my son alone.
Me: So, you only listen to your son side of the story.
Big Sean: Well, yeah!
Me: So you honestly think that your child had no part in their little situation and that it was all my lil bad azz brother fought.
Big Sean: Yeah, well no. (looking stupid)
Me: Which one is it? "Yes or No" circle one
Big Sean: (really looking stupid)
Me: Ok, well listen, please don't yell at my lil bad azz brother no more, because you don't want no one to even disciple your lil bad azz son and you was suppose to get them together as a Adult and try to reason with them both in stead of taking just your son side of the story only, there are 2-sides to each story and we both know they're both little lying, bad azz kids, so please next time handle this situation differently or else I'm gonna have to myself and I'm kick both their azz.

How you like that?

Back to the real story, My brother that is close to my age, heard that Big Sean, told lil Sean that next time Eric(my lil brother) hit him, he told his son to pick up a bat, (Yes a BAT) and hit him up side the head with it. I was like WTF!!!!!

So, my brother got mad and he said that he was going to approach Big Sean about that sh** he told his son, lil Sean. We felt that what he told his son was not appropriate and we didn't appreciate it, here we are family and you being a grown azz man that you are, you go and tell your son some crazy stuff like that. WTF!
That wasn't even nice to do to a stranger and that's why people (our people) can't get along together today because of some bullsh** like that, What ever happen to let's talk it out? What happen to family? or just What Happen period?

Well, as soon as my brother seen Big Sean, he approached him like a man and tried to get some understanding about the situation, but being the Ignorant person Big Sean is he tried to pick a fight with my brother because his bigger friends were around and even at some point tried to jump on my brother, all over some bad azz kids. Luckily, my brother friends came around to try to get this what was "about" to be whop azz fight under control or somebody would have gotten hurt over some da** bad azz kids sh**. And which the lil bad azz tag team probably have forgotten about they little fight from the beginning.

All I have to say to you grown AZZ men, stay the hell out of a kids fight!

Peace & Love!
Pretty Brown Sistah

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Do you need a Prayer?

Greetings To You, what a busy day for me today, I must have been in a great mood because I finally cleaned my bedroom....yeah! :) and it looks sooooo much better, I had my husband & I winter clothes all over the place and clean laundry that I've washed 2-weeks ago still in bags, I have been one lazzzzy ass sistah and also I have been working, my entire family have been sick, including myself, I been working on my business I'm trying to start, I'm still attending to my children needs ( very exhausting) and I took my 3yr old to the Doctor on Friday (05-30-08) because everyone in my family has gotten well, but my little one was still running a fever and he also been having peeling skin (the entire body) I was like, what the F*** my lil-man is looking jacked-up
:) anyway we sitting in our family Doctors office and she checks out my lil-man and she asks me some questions regarding him...How long he's been with a fever? How long have his skin been peeling? so I answer of course, so she tells me that she believe my lil-man may have this disease called kawauski, or some shit, that's how F*** up I was, I don't even believe I spelled it right....LOL that's how F*** up I was :) So Ms Doctor tells me to take my lil-man to the hospital right away because he needs to be treated, she have written a letter for me to give to the emergency room Doctor regarding her opinion of my son sickness, so my husband & I took the letter and off we go to the emergency room, well people there have been at least 5-6 different Doctors at different times have been inside my room asking me 20-30 question regarding my lil-man, now I didn't mine the damn questions, but can you DOCTORS all come in at the same damn time to ask me questions and ( take notes) so that I don't have to repeat myself 5-6 different times...that's all I'm saying :)

Well my lil-man & I had to spend the night at the hospital, because "Yes" they confirm my lil-man had kawauski something disease...:( after all the tests and blood work have been done on my lil-man, a Disease Specialist came into our room the next morning and gave me some good news, he stated that my lil-man don't have kawauski something disease :) I was relieve because this disease can damage the heart and can form a blood clot in the heart or brain. How can you spell R-E-L-I-E-F? :)

Well, my lil-man had Scarlett-Fever with a bad stripped throat infection, he have been given liquid antibiotic in his IV and Tylenol and we were able to go home because my lil-man is a champ and he is feeling terrific....:) Thank God!

All Glory goes to God I Thank him/her soooo much!
Although, I don't attend Church, but I am a spiritual person and I will always Thank God for my good and bad times. So while I was in the most comfortable place in my home ( my bathroom) I keep a prayer book in there, it is written by Iyanla Vanzant and it's called "Every Day I Pray"
if you don't have this book I suggest you go out and purchase it or better yet go online @
to order this prayer book. I Believe you would love it, but in the mean time I have a prayer here that I love and I'm sure once you read it, you will love it as well. Are you ready? It's called

"The Perfect Prayer"

I Love you today, God
I Love you for all you are in me, all you are through me,
all you do as me.
I Love the realization that your grace is my strength.
I Love the understanding that your truth is my power.
I Love the knowledge that your wisdom is my guidance.
I Love the truth that you are my source and supply.
I Love the peace your presence brings.
I Love the answers your truth brings.
I Love the joy your love brings.
As I become aware and embrace all that you are as the essence
of me, I realize that I Love you today, God, and I thank you for
loving me back.
And So It Is!

Let the Church say Amen!
Peace & Love,
A Pretty Brown Sistah

Monday, May 26, 2008

Nice Weather Today!

Finally, Today we almost reached 80 degree weather here in Chi-Town, the summer time is almost near and I was starting to feel a little sad thinking we were gonna have only 2 season this year ( Fall or Winter) My family and I have been sick with colds, allergies, and even sinus affections, Thank God we all over came them.

You can tell when it start getting hot in Chicago, because you will see a bunch of half dress women out on the prawl, looking for their next guy with the nice car, flashy money, or the bling-bling.

You will see the guys, probably with no job, with a $30,000-$40,000 car, loaded with TV's, DVD Players, and I won't be surprise if I see a play station 3 inside, rims sitting on 22's or 28's or what ever they call it (I'm very clueless) about that sh** and last but not least they will be bobbing their head to rap music driving as fast as they can, up & down the same streets all day long. Of course the drug dealers and the drug users standing in front of YOUR HOME. That is what a typical day is like in some Chicago areas. This is what the youngsters call havvvvving fuuuuuun! Now, you can go outside this kind of neighborhood to see the beautiful side of Chicago and I'm sure in every city there is a community like mines, I love Chicago, why wouldn't I, this is the city in which I'm from, I have experience living in Desoto, Texas (2x's) and sometimes I hate leaving...I got home sick!!!LOL Once I got back here to Chicago, I found out that I wasn't missing sh**! What a BIG, BIG, mistake.

Seeing all of this in my hood, informs me that summer time is on it's way to Chicago and it also informs me that although I live in this community for now (because I will be moving soon) I don't have to hang out here, I have 1 teenage son and 2 younger sons with a great husband and we have plans on introducing our children to a different environment. Allowing them to see another side of our beautiful city. Our Plans will consist of......
3. Zoo
4. Bowling.
5. Chicago Air & Water show.
6. Dinner & Movies.
7. Chicago Navy Pier.
8.Chicago Game Rooms.
9.Taste of Chicago.
10. Chicago Black Expo.
11.Millennium Park.
A weekend trip....
A African American Museum
Plenty, Plenty, More!

Although, My husband & I were born here, we still have never seen all of what Chicago has to offer, but this year we plan to spend half the summer trying, along with our children.

Until Next Time,
Peace & Love!
Brown Sistah

Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm Feeling Better

Ok, I must say the Garlic did work some, along with the lemon halls and herbal tea, I still have a cough, but I really feel so much better. I will continue to eat Garlic on a daily bases because I do believe it works and it is a natural antibiotic. For those out there that may be coming down with a cold or a sign of sore throat, go out there and get you some G A R L I C!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I Feel like sh**

I went to bad last night feeling really bad, I have a cold yall, I have eaten a clove of G A R L I C, yes Garlic the day before I felt the cold coming, I started out with a slight sore throat, and thats when I decided to start taking the GARLIC, so far it's not helping. I found this website about what garlic is good for and this is what it said.....

The Garlic Connection

This is where garlic could come in. Garlic is a broad spectrum antibiotic with powerful antibacterial properties.

In general antibiotics are ineffective against viral infections of the sort that cause most colds and flu. Fortunately garlic isn't "just" an antibiotic. As well as the powerful antibacterial allicin, garlic produces a number of other potentially beneficial compounds.

It seems that garlic can have positive effects for the immune system as a whole. In this way it might indirectly help the body to fight off illnesses for which modern antibiotics would be inappropriate. Many herbal supplements on the market contain garlic, often along with other traditional herbs such as echinacea.

Garlic is sometimes said to help treat the symptoms of colds and flu, however it is best seen as a preventative. The use of garlic against colds and flu seems to be most effective when taken before the infection is caught, or immediately the symptoms begin to show.

Scientific research (1) has shown that people taking garlic can suffer less from colds than a control group. There is also plentiful anecdotal evidence that taking large amounts of garlic at the onset of a cold can reduce the time taken to recover. As always, discuss any treatment with your doctor - garlic can interfere with the working of certain medical drugs.

Ok, I'mma continue eating it, to give it a chance to really work, because I truly believe in doing things the NATURAL way.

Since this is only day 2 of me eating GARLIC, I will keep you posted on my results.
While eating the GARLIC, I will also drink herbal tea, drop a couple of Lemon Halls down my throat, drink plenty of distilled water and of course get plenty of rest. Um, I forgot I have children, scratch out the rest part....LOL

Until Next Time,
Be Bless!
Brown Sistah