KID FLOCK?!!..How bout that play on words… I know, however please “work with me…work with me”( love that phrase stated from the choking scene that made the Heimlich maneuver famous in the movie Mrs. Doubt Fire) I’M A HUGE KID ROCK fan and Mr. Ritchie’s AKA KID ROCK’s song SLOW MY ROLL has always been my favorite.

How I became a Kid Rock Fan is another story, another blog, another day. The other evening I was yelling and I do mean yelling at my friend “Alexa” to play my favorite tunes. Of course the song SLOW MY ROLL was on the play list. I started thinking about the words to the song and how we have all had to SLOW OUR ROLLS ~ short term.


There are some aspects to this unexpected new found time of Slowing My Roll that I have enjoyed. I’m caught up on my reading and movies. I’m walking daily,reflecting and praying more than ever,made my grandmother’s homemade noodle recipe for the first time, eating healthy and checked a bucket list item for me of starting a blog. I’ve enjoyed my daily calls to my Mom and the zoom calls with friends across the miles.

The Hubs and I are surprisingly getting along quite well with this slowing our roll stuff and Pause Time learning to work through our new norm together. And I must tell you we do discuss how to keep our Roll Slowed over the 5:00 pm Cocktail Hour. Oh and one more new found item for me is i’m discovering I like Hendricks and Tonic with cucumbers. 🙂

However…there’s some aspects of this Slow Down that i’m struggling with and trying to change my focus and thought process.

The Daily Honey Do List

I don’t know about you, but other than my daily HONEY DO lists for Rustin…I find it EXTREMELY HARD to ask for help. There are only a few peeps in this world that I ask for favors. To me it’s a hard thing to do. I don’t know, why it just is. I can leave a list all day long for Rustin without blinking an eye but the “asking for help” from others is tough for me. My hang up of reaching out for help has lead me to think of the folks right now…that need help, truly need help and may not want to ask. What do I, We Do to help anyone in this time of need right now?

My actions and something i’m working on is as simple as this…DON’T ASK…JUST DO. I actually got this inspiration from a few folks, one being my 6 year old neighbor. Every day my little trouble but adorable friend draws me a picture on my drive way. I thanked my bundle of mischief the other day and I was taken back by her response”I just like to see you smile.” I thought to myself…”Wow”…How wise my “beyond her years friend” is and especially right now. I always feel better when I do something for someone. No matter how big or small the gesture; the outcome of a warm heart is always satisfying. I love to see and make people laugh and I love when i’m the one smiling and laughing. What I like to think about especially now during the Slow Our Roll Time….I’m going to take the lead from my artist neighbor and start with me and think of others with thought process being DON’T ASK…JUST DO and maybe make someone that needs help smile and feel a little bit better about our changed world. And maybe help someone feel loved and not alone during this time without having to ask for help. Could it be as simple as that?


  • Stay Well
  • Stay Healthy
  • Stay Safe
  • Drink the Good Wine and Strong Coffee with Flamingo Slippers
  • And Always Keep Facing YOUR TRUE NORTH
  • Flamingo Out

21 thoughts on “SLOW MY ROLL- KID FLOCK?!!

  1. Thanks for this!! You have a gift for making your flock feel you may be talking to just them! Love you 🦩🌴💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼💋

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  2. You say I always feel better when I do something for someone” – goes both ways my friend. Nothing fills my heart more than knowing my friends count on me to be there for whatever they need. Like Bill Withers says-
    Lean on me when you’re not strong
    I’ll be your friend
    I’ll help you carry on
    For it won’t be long
    I’m gonna need
    Somebody to lean on

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  3. I miss the noodles! Do you have her noodle bowl because that would definitely raise the experience? How did they turn out? When you get a chance may I please have the recipe. Hope all is well.

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  4. I miss the noodles! Do you have her noodle bowl because if so, that would definitely raise the experience? How did they turn out? When you get a chance may I please have the recipe? Hope all is well!

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    1. Al! This is all about what today’s blogs thought process is to me!!! I’ve been meaning JUST DO and send you the recipe and tell you about the noodles! I hate that you had to ask!!! I need to learn to just do!!!!!! I had every intention of getting that to you to surprise you!!! I’ll get it to you Al! Promise and thanks for being on here! You were my original flock back to the love potion #9 days!!!
      # cousins


  5. You say “I always feel better when I do something for someone”; goes both ways my friend!

    Lean on me when you’re not strong
    I’ll be your friend
    I’ll help you carry on
    For it won’t be long
    I’m gonna need someone to lean on

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  6. Kidden once again I find your post so thought provoking and added self reflection. You once again have inspired me to do better!!! Love you and your blog! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  7. I Love that You Love Hendricks Gin Tonic and Cucumber! And I Love You! You know I’m always here…. you don’t even need to ask! 🥰

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    1. I wish you were making my new cocktail Tone as I’m sure your will be the best! I know you are always there for me!!! I remember having the why is it tough for me to ask conversation with you???? I’m working on it Tone! Work in progress! Love you❤️😘


  8. Proud of you for checking a bucket list item during this time. Inspiring! Love reading your thoughtful reflections. Kickin’ me in the butt (hopefully!) Miss you guys. Stay safe 😘😎

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