Saturday, January 26, 2013

Facebook and life have kept me pretty busy. Still deciding what this blog will or should morph into. Perhaps I will turn it into a place to share craft and cooking adventure, or I may need to close it due to the abundance of social media opportunities at my disposal. Time will tell.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Hair Journey

Photo from Microsoft Office Images
I recently met a friend for dinner, and she commented on how nice my twist hairstyle looks."Maybe one day I will be brave enough to twist my hair," she added. I've never considered myself a brave person, but when I look at how long it took for me to get comfortable enough to wear twists to work (in my natural shoulder length hair without synthetic extensions); I guess she's right, I have become a brave person.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Audiobook Challenge

Once again, I am participating in the Audiobook Challenge.

Curious: 3 Audio Books
Fascinated: 6 Audio Books
Addicted: 12 Audio Books
Obsessed: 20 Audio Books

I am going to participate at the obsessed level.

Hair Journey

I haven't posted much about my natural hair transition. It's coming along wonderfully. I did not do the "big chop" because I did not want to give up length if if was not necessary. Periodically I trim my ends (I have about three inches of permed hair left), and I moisturize my hair and massage my scalp nightly. I've been using twists, twist outs, half-wigs, and pony tail wigs as transitional hairstyles.

These are the products I use on a regular basis:

I usually mix the hair lotion and the shea butter. The hair lotion was too greasy and the shea butter too watery but together they work perfectly.

I've gotten so many complements since I started my transition. This may seem like a great deal of work, but it's less than I had to do when I was relaxing my hair. It still feels liberating because I'm not trying to change my hair; I'm working with it.

No, I haven't posted pictures either, but I'm not big on having my picture taken, so that explains the absence of photos.

Things are Coming Together Nicely

2011 is off to a nice start. I'm getting more organized, feel spiritually balanced, and am appreciative of the life I have. The latter is the one that makes me smile the most. Yes, I have goals for the future. Yes, if wishes came true, I have an image of an "ideal" life as wish material; however, it is the life I have that makes me happy. This life is the one I worked to get and am working to keep. It's worth the effort when I consider the wonderful people in my life, the moments of peace and beauty that are easily found if I take the time to look for them, and the funny things that happen on a daily basis.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Year, New Me

Thankfully 2010 is over. Without dwelling on the past, let's just say that the first six months of 2010 were difficult. 

My goals for 2011 are as follows:

1. Connect with friends more often
2. Continue my natural hair journey
         It's going great, and it's proving to be a very liberating experience.
3. Keep a more watchful eye on my finances
4. Enjoy life NOW because the future may turn out different from the one I have imagined.
5. Do a better job of posting than I did in 2010
6. Set realistic professional expectations --In other words, do my best and screw the rest.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Winter Garden

     I planted carrots, onions, turnips, collards, and lettuce yesterday. I'll probably add potatoes, celery, peas, and cucumbers next month. According to the Farmer's Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calender, there are some good days in December for those.

     I've added a plant house to keep the dog out. Maybe I'll get to eat turnips this time. The last turnips that ripened in my garden were spirited away and buried in parts unknown. When I went out to harvest them...all I found were holes. I'm suspecting my eggplant, that just beginning to grow, met with the same fate. (I can't imagine a dog eat a raw eggplant. They're really bitter.)