Archive | February 2015

Life is too Short, Count Your Blessings! 

I’ve started many days without my morning devotion, I’ve gone several others with an ungrateful attitude, I’ve belittled the blessings in my life by comparing my life with that of others I think are doing “better” than me.

What an ungrateful girl I’ve been.

On my way to work this morning, I saw a very bright and lovely rainbow. The sight of that rainbow left me in so much awe. I thought “seriously God, how cool and awesome are your works?!?!” I’m grateful for such wonders that make me pause every now and then to be thankful for life and the “little” pleasures that come along with it.

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Here’s a list of things I’m thankful for today.

I’m thankful for family – I feel blessed to still have both my parents and two grandmothers alive. Continue reading

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Natural Hair Updo

For a few months, I’ve not taken care of my hair as I used to.
It began to break, the ends dry, moisture was almost nonexistent and we all know that’s a no-no for natural hair.

I decided things had to change. During the weekend, I gave my hair the love and care it deserved/deserves.

I conditioned it overnight on Friday with a cheap split ends conditioner. I spritzed the hair then added conditioner before putting the tresses in Bantu knots.
The next morning, I rinsed the conditioner out, cut off a bit of the dead ends, then conditioned again with my mayonnaise, honey, egg, coconut oil and Tresemme Curl Hydration Conditioner.

My plan is to cut the dead ends bit by bit until they’re all gone.

After about half an hour or so, I washed out the conditioner, then twisted the hair.
This morning- Tuesday- I did my first natural hair Updo! Yup!!!
I’m very handicapped when it comes to doing styles I see on YouTube.

It didn’t come out the best, but I’m hopeful that as time goes by, I’ll be better at the styles. Who knows I might someday be comfortable enough to give natural hair tutorials! ( I can’t even say that with a straight face!) lol

For 2015, I’m making a commitment to take better care of my hair. I know so many people have said that before and it’s almost cliche, but I’ll do my best to stick to it.

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I Want the Smoothie, and I Want It Now!

One thing that runs my patience into the minuses is incompetent customer service and businesses who have zero regard for their customers’ time.

Let me explain.

I’ve had a bad knee for the past month and haven’t worked out in three weeks. Goes without saying that the pounds have stacked up and my belly isn’t looking as flattering as before, coupled with the fact that I’ve eaten everything under the sun.

So, for lunch today, I decided to have smoothie and some vegetables. I walked into the cafe that makes the smoothie i sometimes like. I know they have this bad thing of making you wait forever for your food, so I ordered and paid for my smoothie then left.
I returned 15 minutes later and the smoothie wasn’t ready. The waitress went into the kitchen and returned without it but with an excise “The ingredients for the smoothie are being made from scratch and it will take 15 minutes.”

Say what?!? Continue reading

Preserving the Sexy!

Oldie, sort-of, but a goldie nonetheless.

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It’s no longer called “exercising,” but “preserving the sexy.” Yup sue me! lol…

I’ve been doing a really good job working out. I run at least three times a week and I’ve increased my distance to about 6 miles or so…and then I go to the gym twice a week.

I love the gym but there are a few things that tick me off. But then, maybe it’s just me being too touchy.

The last time I was at the gym, this lady who I think is new to the class, kept yelling out instructions simultaneously with the gym instructor. Like woman please shut up! I really don’t like it when people do that. My mind is wired to listening to only one person at a time. More than one voice at a time screaming at me sends me bunkers.  One of these good days, if she keeps on screaming…

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Next Reporter Please!

Dear Nigerian Husband,

I trust all is well with you. I’m doing amazing. I got loads of butterflies in my belly at the moment. No, don’t ask me why.

Butterflies aside, I need your help here.

This lady came to the office asking for the reporter who wrote a certain article. After reading the byline on the story, the receptionist called me.
I went downstairs to meet this reader, shook her hands and asked her to come with me to my cubicle as she said she needed to talk.

I offered her a seat and before she sat down, she said “actually, I expected to see someone else.”

Am I just being crazy for thinking that was a disrespectful thing to say? Did she expect to see an older person? Perhaps young people like myself aren’t seasoned enough to be writers or something. Oh wait, she wanted to meet a man? She expected to see a lady dressed more ‘professionally,’? What? I’m lost! help me out here.

Vou