Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I've finally come to grips with blogging. I absolutely love sharing my thoughts with my crew but I must confess, blogging about hair non stop is not for me. There is so much that I want to talk about and while I love hair in an insane type of way it is not my life. This is in no way to knock blogs that are all about hair, I could never ever do that especially since I check so many of my favorite hair blogs daily. It is more of a much needed clarification. This blog is to serve as an outlet and inlet ( is that a word?) of information. I am a bit of an intellect and love to learn about as much as possible, all while dishing my two cents on what I can give a rat's ass about. SO- moving forward I want to officially say as I said in my very first post that this blog will be about pretty much any and everything.
First up My crib.
I dislike white walls, I can't stand them. they remind me of an office, hospital, funeral homes, pretty much everywhere where I don't want to be. There's a catch to this. I don't mind entirely white rooms. white linen, furniture, fixtures, etc. I caught myself in home depot with Mister in the paint section, picking out the cutest warmest shades of almond, nutmeg, pecans. those warm gooey yummy tasting tones. I walk up to the counter with the marker thingy and asked him to get the color for me, little did I know that you have to buy the expensive paint to get the color on the marker thingy.. Me being who I am and working with the budget I have said, "oh hell no, how much for the cheap one?" This poor young man looked at me with softest eyes and said " I'm sorry, I can't get you the exact color but something close to it".
Ok, that sounds fair enough, but when I start painting guess what color is on my walls? Peach. Ugh, I'm tight right now $60 worth of sherbet flavored paint is not cool. I perservered and tried to be optimistic about it painted two hallways and my downstairs living room. I still hate it. Next pay period I'm right back at home depot.
Not much of an update with my hair. I've been faithful with my protective styling, two strand twists, then twisted up into an updo ends tucked neatly away.
side note my ish is shiny!!!
I'm feeling like I'm stuck at 6 inches, I normally don't fuss over length but I'm getting antsy. I'm trying to keep in mind that I've given myself some major trims this year ( not that that's soothing me at this point) . Ok how about this, I am not doing another length check till June. Thick gurls honor ( clap my booty twice or hope to cry). Who wants to join me on that one?
Yes again, I'm going to revisit this. It's not going anywhere et al! That's due to the fact that I haven't been doing anything! at least I'm admitting to it. I'm back on the treadmill tonight an hour at 4.5 then a ten minute run at 6.0. Three times a week at minimum, belly dance again.
Who wants to join me on that one?
I'd also like to have weekly guest bloggers. Once a week I'd like to have someone chime in with their thoughts about whatever is going on..
P.s. Here's some random pics and videos of the boy to keep you laughing. He taped this himself litterally, his sister didn't realize it was recording.
I'm staring at my stretchmarks and still thinking about doing the body image post.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This is a quick " what's good". I got my camera , My aunty Ess made my banner . May I have your attention please " I'd like to give a shout out to that pecan toned honey bump in the back with the bad ass fro" I LOVE MY BANNER. Ok it is late, my kids are screaming, the hot water heater broke, so I am boiling water and feeling like I'm back in Jamaica. I promise I have a wicked post update for yall tomorrow
No suh, me a go haffi bwoil dat wata fus.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
This particular post will not be focused on hair, it will be a collective set of thoughts, desires, dislikes that's been drumming around in my head.
All these pretty things, the earth, the sky, people, my kids, love- I need a camera asap. I'm on a budget, I want a digital camera but with good optical zoom, I do not want to spend over 150 on it, is this possible?
I miss being near my "artsy fartsy" crew AKA easy access to photographers. I've been wanting for a long time to take shots of myself in various lights, settings , eh hem nekkid .
Truth be told, I have yet to find someone out here in this area that I think is capable of doing this. There is such a strong difference between taking a picture while holding your breasts and looking like you lost your clothes, versus having a moment when the the sunlight is your only clothing and it is captured, y'all feel me on this one?
My gawd, In a previous post you will find pics of a recent outing that I went to. I promise I will never ever ever find myself at BWX again. I consider myself to be fluent in all music, While I am drawn more to B side artists like, Van Hunt, Georgia Ann, N'dembi, Keite Bilal, Raphael E. Badu her sis UDAB, Max trust and believe I still can spin a Jay track and play Wu-tang at least once a week.
I CAN NOT GET WITH ANYONE TALKING ABOUT ICE CREAM PAINT JOBS!
You should have seen the look on my face when the one of the DJ's from 92.3 really put that sh*t on. You should have seen the look on my face when everyone including one of my Aces through her hands in the air. The dumming down of Black America is for sure partially due to the crap that artists put out and the fact that it is on heavy rotation.
"What if there were no niggers only Master Teachers, I stay woke"
I'm turning 29 in December, I'm not old. I am cultured and fine tuned, I have a deep appreciation for knowledge, thirst, and rhythmic vibes and words so deep that it is felt in your core.
LACE FRONT WIGS
I saw New moon last night, why not just give the werewolf some standard tracks? Did he really need a full lace front?
Lace fronts look like Lace Fronts, that is my word ~ unless you have Bey money, don't think it's ok to throw one on haphazardly. These wigs which at one point were fly and tastefully done are now everywhere on sale and clearance causing a disturbing rise in the tackiness floating around in the streets.
Remember you should not see the lace on the wig itself. smh
My grandmother wants one. I know she would be able to pull it off, she is a graceful badd ass Jamaican woman, that prides herself on every small detail. I'll get her one for Christmas.
Winter is approaching, this is no excuse. Should I complain? or do something about it? I am fairly active and am in good health, I say this because I can run for an hour straight easily, but still I think 215 sounds so much better that 229. I'm 5ft 10 inches, I'm a big girl I like being thick but am trying to get away from the back fat.
My back should not frown or smile depending on what type of movement I make. I need to step my game up hard. First step is processed sugar, I am going to remove at least 85% of this from my diet. Sounds easy right? not at all. Processed sugar is in so many things. 100% fruit juice, packaged oatmeal, bread, yogurt, store brought vege foods. I know this but continue to put it in my body? Why Aye why? Human nature I guess? I have will power like none you've ever seen, why am I not using it?
The template on my blog
Good lord, it looks so dry compared to all these other ones that I visit. At this point I am still not able to upload pics the way I want to. I am not a computer person so to speak. I get on, do what I have to do and keep moving, my time is so short, I allow myself only about two hours on the computer every few days. I look at templates, gadgets, widgets, HTML, codes, java, and then just end up saying bump this. One day I promise I will make the blog more eye appealing but for know this is all I got.
On my way, I'll see you soon
Monday, November 23, 2009
Two weeks? seriously?. Sheeeeet man time flies. I say " Ok I will post tomorrow" then realize tomorrow never comes. I have been wrapped up like crazy, between my normal 9-5, home, kids, and business. I honestly have been super busy. Please forgive me once again.
Me and Taya, I heart her
My hair was was in desperate need of a trim. My split ends became split middles ( not good at all), I did a mini trim, instead of parting my hair in small sections and then doing a twist and trim, I made about 15 or so twists in my hair and trimmed about 3/4 of an inch off. Ladies my personal experience has lead me to believe that kinky curly hair like mine will never be rid of all split ends at once unless me hair is straightened and then trimmed. I've stopped worrying over the idea of having a completely split free fro' .. None the less, it does feel so much better. Thank God I am not a length obsessed person- I want health more than anything. Below see pics of my split ends.
After twisting up her locs with my Shea coco mix and a touch of Barry Fletcher's Herbal twist putty and letting them dry under the dryer, I went to work and gave her a twisted rolled pony tail of sorts. She came back the next week and I gave her another updo.
Side of last week's loc updo
My home girl actually asked me if my fro was a weave lol
This weeks loc updo
Two strand twist updo
I just liked this tree
The front of this weeks loc updo, (isn't she pretty :-) )
Sunday, November 8, 2009
My gosh time flies, I am sitting here in utter dis belief at the fact that tomorrow is Monday. I feel like time has been sped up or is it that I've just grown up and now value my time so much more than I did when I was younger.
Well today as we know is hair day in my home, I did Lil Bit's hair this morning, nothing fancy at all just a few cornrows to get me through the next two weeks. Her hair was washed earlier this week. I did a quick detangle and spread a mix I whipped up last night, Shea butter, Castor oil and coconut oil. Bing's hair was also washed earlier this week, for her I plan on two simple french braids for the next week.
I also restyled my own hair, I saw a style over at http://leaveinthekinks.blogspot.com/ that I fell in love with. See the pics below.
I've been doing some serious thinking lately on plans for the next year. I want to set some achievable goals. Hmm.
Crew, I've been contemplating doing a post on Body Image. This is a super sensitive subject for most women, If I do decide to do this post I would want it to be a celebration of our bodies, flaws and all. I would be exposing bits of myself to sort of "rebuild" myself ( does that make sense?) .
Everyone, Every single one of my crew, I need your opinion on this. Is this a post worth visiting? or has it been touched to much?
I'm trying to make my kids proud of me
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I hope all is well, with everyone. I want to give a major shout out to all those who took time to hit the follow button on my blog. With the amount of bloggers and information available to us all. I feel so special to know that there are a few set of folks who have no problem with returning to this little section of the web called Thick N Curly.
I get amped when I click on my followers and see my "crew". We all share so many things in common, in particular one HAIR!. We all want to see it flourish, grow, look purdy and are attempting to take the best possible care of it as we can.
So go head and pat yourself on the back for taking a step in the right direction. No one knows it all when it come to hair, no one, but we each know something and combined we can form the ultimate machine! I am convinced. Ladies share your input with me, don't be stingy .. gimme that sweet stuff lol. ( I've been watching Maxwell a lot on you tube- Taya I'm still peeved with you for not taking me! lol it's all good ur my sis for life) . I love hair, weaves , braids, presses- but I am particularly fond of my natural kinks.
Today I was contacted by a lovely sister who has decided to leap into the freedom of kinks. Everyone applaud home girl!
I want to talk about transitioning a bit. Now we all know the type of impact of hair has on our lives right. I'm listing some of the most known phrases I've used when it comes to my hair and how it's afflicted me. Please comment and add your own phrases.
* Stop playing with the water, I just did my hair
* Hold on baby, let me tie my hair down first ( y'all know what I'm talking about)
* I'll go with you to the beach, but I am NOT getting in that water
* Alright I'll get in the water but I'm not letting it go over my ankles
* I am not going to the gym, I just got my hair done
Ok, now this list can go on and on, but I'm cutting it short. I need to stay on track with this.
Now for the sisters who are taking the jump into Natural hair, it is not always an easy thing to do. Many of us had no idea what the texture of it is, how to comb it style it and most importantly take care of it. Now combine all of that with FOLKS! Family, friends, people on the street.
Lord help you when Auntie Grace sees your kitchen and it's not pin straight. God Forbid Cece catch you with a little bit of new growth. Better yet homeboy that stays in front of the store and notice your edges looking a bit ruff. These are not easily thwarted comments, some of them may cause an automatic neck movement with an eye roll. Support is so important at this stage, the goal of beautiful natural hair must be remembered.
Stay moisturized, you will notice such a difference in the two textures and you natural growth will feel super dry compared to the rest of your hair. If you're a 4 c like me keep the heavy fatty oils on hand. Castor oil, Shea butter- the yellow kind, coconut oil, stay in my hair. For me personally the light oils do nothing.
Keep your hands out of it! I have serious hand in fro disease, so I know how hard it is. Trust me less manipulation at this point is the best for retaining length.
No Heat or low heat. Don't worry about the difference in texture! be proud of those kinks, waves, naps.
Ok. Crew I have to jet - Bings hair is calling me, and I have to cook
Raphael Saadiq will be at RamsHead in Baltimore for my Birthday!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Last post I talked about Chiney bumps or Bantu knots as they're referred to by most. Well Below you can catch a glimpse of my gy-nor-mous head. I forgot how painstaking they are to do on my own hair. I am particular about parts, I like mines to be super clean and straight. This causes for me putting in a few and having to take them down and re- do them again all because of uneven parts. Anyway for folks that don't know how to do these here's a few quick steps
1. Section of desired size of hair, on my own I like mines to be fairly small, I think it's neater that way, I section off about an inch of hair.
2. COMB THE HAIR! smoothness is a must for this. I pass a tiny rat tail through the section to ensure smoothness.
3. Add your product, I use organic virgin coconut oil, super greasy equals super slippery and shiny for me. ( I Likey)
4. Do a two strand twist all the way to the tip
5. Twirl the twist around itself till it becomes a small circle, continue to wind it around and tuck the end under itself.
NOTE: I'm on a hunt for a new camera, my phone is not cutting it anymore. I promise as soon as I get it. I'll start doing pic tutorials.
6. This is optional, you can add a rubber band for extra security. I use to add a rubber band when my hair was shorter, or when the parts were bigger.
It took me about 2 hours to do only the front section of my head, I was tired and had to be at work for 7 the next day. I didn't bother putting knots in the back. I have the back in 4 big corn braids for now. I might two strand twist the back or put them in small box braids.
Below is one picture, please disregard the weird look on my face and yes I took these in the restroom at work ( who doesn't snap pics of them selves whilst in the restroom at work? you know you do!)
Cold weather is here! I can't stand it, it means that snow is right around the corner ugh. It also mean that I need to stash my fro away. I've been thinking really hard on what I want my protective style to be for these cold months. I've been thinking about some old school Janet Jackson braids, remember the huge ones from poetic justice? What do you all think? Would I be taking it to far back with those?
My eyes are wide shut, keep it movin'
Saturday, October 24, 2009
For the faint of heart or those who do not do well with visuals, this post is not for you.
I noticed a bit of shedding going on with my hair and split ends as I mentioned before. Sooo I decided it was time for a protein treatment. Aphogee 2 step treatment is a complete different machine than the 2 minute re constructor treatment that has a permanent home in my shower. The thang is runny! like strait water! I expected to have the product drip slowly into my hand, instead it ran through my fingertips on first squirt.... I should have known , gawd I should have known. Well anyway I normally do my hair nude, I find myself jumping in and out of the shower for conditioning and what not - so why not do the treatment in my birthday suit I said to myself.
Below are the top reasons not to do aphogee treatments nekkid
* It runs!, running protein that coagulates down your face is not fun- you get this insta-mask that needs to be scrubbed off with soap
*Pubic hair! I am a thick girl which mean that my "triangle" sits quite comfortably between my full thighs, I am not a fan of the bare look- in other words, the liquid fused my hair to my thighs (TMI lol)
* I have tattoos! My tattoos started to itch uncontrollably. man that was torture
* Did I mention that the stuff runs? I did right? Let me add that it leaves a sticky trail were ever it goes and makes an effort to fuse your skin to anything else it touches including other body parts.
Well. After letting it dry most of the way, I deep conditioned with Aubrey Organics, White Camellia, I absolutely adore these conditioners. They are fairly inexpensive and work wonders on kinks.
I have my drying plaits in right now, you know which ones I'm talking about right. 6 or so unruly braids or twists that go whichever way their heart desires? These are about done drying so I'm going to undo each run Castor oil though and re braid in about 6 cornrows going back.
I'm undecided on how to style my hair right now, I haven't done Chiney bumbs in a while, I think I'll try that.
I'm a busy busy bee
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
From My Life ~CantsenMehbac
"Life is a hustle and at times we get so caught up in the rhythm of its movements that we often neglect to stop and show thanks and appreciation to that special ONE among us. The ONE who never ask for a thank you or a favor for a favor. That special person who’s own personal hustle is to see you succeed in life, health and happiness. That ONE whose heart beat for your heart whose mind body and spirit is morphed into ONE with you... You see that special person is so easy to neglect, because that person is YOU! Be thankful to yourself as if you were two in ONE that’s what love, peace and happiness truly is. What a supreme blessing to have in another being another entity. To love and be loved, to encounter as two, only to become ONE. I am all powerful that black mass in space which begot from the nothing to capture and support and be supported by the beautiful balance of warm light that orbits me. The blessed pulchritudinous ( his vocab game is so dope) feminine bright light that has became ONE with me. I need you to smile all day.. The light helps me to keep my vision focused on the ONE ……Peace
As promised, today's posting will be my fellow yellow sister Toya from
butterflysoulwhispers.blogspot.com/. Enjoy, I know I did .. kinda had me scratching my head and feeling away..
Ok Ladies and Gents…this one is for those of you in or considering a relationship (and by considering take it however you want lol).
What is compromising and what is settling? The specific subject…your beliefs. So I am dating and considering where this will lead. Now I am not by far your typical female…I respect my mind and I believe you should as well. Some may call it stubborn, strong-willed, or bull-headed but I like to think I am just very passionate lol. So any man that dares to step up to the plate has to be VERY self confident (matter of fact, I like em a little cocky). Keep this in mind as I unfold the question.
I grew up watching grandparents that worked to build a mini fortune and now in their elderly years are being sucked dried by leeches. My grandmother has a 6th grade education and owns an apartment building, 2 rental properties, and personal property worth more than $750,000 as we speak. She has never owed anyone anything and now that she is older my uncle has taken residence with her and has her in so much debt (hundreds of thousands) that it is affecting her health. On the other side my mother has always been a hard worker and done whatever she could to give her children better than she had. She learned lessons late in life that I am blessed to have received early enough to implement a generational change. She is constantly working to others benefit. My mother works two jobs to be able to get the things that she likes but never takes time to enjoy them. She works around the clock and as if she didn’t the world would stop without her constant diligence. Occasionally, she can be talked into slowing down to “smell the roses” but it has to be well planned and well in advance. More times than not her personal time is spent doing for others.
Then there is me. I feel like life is not guaranteed. You work hard and you should enjoy it along the way. I feel like you need to give back from your blessings and be a blessing to someone else. You save (like my grandmother) so you have something for your future. You work hard (like my mother) and take care of your business and help others when you can. You also spend a little along the way and “smell the roses” along the way. What good is it all if you wait until you are elderly to enjoy your labor? Who is to say that you even make it to tomorrow? The guy in my life right now feels differently. You don’t spend (unless you have a serious savings e.g. $25,000 for every $1,000 you plan to spend), you chose quantity over quality, and you only give to the extent that it doesn’t take away from your savings or potential savings. You do not give 10% of your gross to the church because it is only going into the pastor’s pocket (or someone else’s in the church) and they are not going to help you when you need it. If you had the choice to take 2 weeks off (securing your job in your absence) and your every want was going to be supplied during the trip (spending money included) but you had to pay for the plane ticket- you pick the Virgin Islands for $1,000 instead of Egypt for $3,000 (based on cost only).
What’s the problem you ask? How much do you bend before its considered settling? Am I just stubborn in my ways in thinking that it’s not going to last for us because we have such different beliefs and ways of thinking? Is it going to be an argument every time that I want to splurge (I’m talking every 6 months not weekly or monthly)? Am I going to grow to resent him for not allowing me to enjoy life the way I see fit? What do you say…how much do you bend before you are letting go of yourself? …and when are you just being stubborn?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
On Thursday I planned an impromptu birthday party for my mum that is taking place today. This ish is now joke trying to organize, . She took the kids to see that insane meatballs movie. It's over in like 45 minutes though, Fish is fried eschovith sauce is sitting , rice and peas are in motion, and potatoes are boiling. Why am I updating my blog right now?? Cause I have 11 followers and I'm amped! Thank you so much for visiting and subscribing :-). OK well I have to jet know,I'm going uptown to get my other mum, I have not put a comb in my bang in two days, I haven't covered in while in the shower like I normally do, guess what, I LOVE IT!! it coiled up on itself,, and no one canyt tell me nuffin!.
ok, Ill try to re post in a bit,
It's raining out here and its beautiful
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I've been trying to cut and copy a post I did over at www.naturalsunshine.ning.com . Of course it's not working, I mean why would it? I live be the " why not me credo" lol. It's all good though. Don't forget we're having a guest blogger this week.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Recent issues have pulled me away from my blog, I will update at least weekly for now.
I'm excited, I am going to start taking care of hair again- this is something that I love doing, When I was in NY I ran a hair salon . I'm going to start taking care of hair from my home. Note that I did not say "doing hair". We all get our hair done or at some point have gotten it "did". What I am going to do is nurture and care for hair, as in "baby" it. I'm turning the bottom level of my home into a small hair oasis, music, art, food, natural products and my jewelry will find a new home down below.
Now on some real talk, money is tight- so tight that most of the time it has to be squeezed from nowhere. ~ Eh hem ~ mi haffi go rob peter fi pay paul~, that type of ish. I'm aware of it, because I've been through it and go through it from time to time. My prices are going to be half price. Out here in MD sisters are ROBBED and RAPED when it comes to hair, what I'm going to be doing is bringing NY prices out here. Sometimes we may only have twenty dollars, I understand that - I got you lol.
Now my hair,
Y'all know I have itchy fro fingers, I love how my braids look but I love how my fro feels. I'm getting antsy and want to take them out. I'm fighting with myself right now on this because it's getting cold. I have some of the driest hair ever so the cold air is not my hairs friend. My hair is literally shining right now with the amount of oil in it. Know we know that naturally hair has a sheen, my stuff is shiny lol. I washed it last night and stretched it out, I'm going to put micro twists in the front- I need to protect my ends.
Bing's hair grows insanely fast. It's been only about three weeks and she has about a half an inch already, the fuzzy braids are not cute right now. Saturday I'm going to wash her hair and re braid it Sunday.
Ladies, if you are in the DMV area let me know, you will get an extra special discount if you follow me :-)
I get inspired, I have dreams, I follow them - what do you do?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I think that there's comes a point where you are either satisfied or unsatisfied with you.
You take a step back and look at your self. I do this often, this is what I call " Revisiting your blueprint". As I said before I am business owner of two companies. A party entertainment company Bobs Bounce N Play and Panama's Flavor Foods. There is such a pull in me to be financially independent of my 9-5 but life is life and we all know about bills. Have you ever wanted something so bad that it hurts you not to have it? It could be a lost love, a new car, your degree- that expensive as heck Remy hair? Whatever it is, hopefully y'all know the feeling that I am talking about. This is how I feel about my company's. I want them to grow bigger better, I want to be able to say I'm not coming into the office today, kids pack your stuff we're going back home for a month. This is what is pushing me to keep going. I will have those 15 minutes of fame.
so below are my latest hair pics, at this point I haven't gotten the knack of labeling the pics so they are all down below roaming freely. I did a twist n curl(Shout out to curlynikki.com) on the bang in front. I loved the way it came out. I parted them and greazed my scalp with natures blessing hair pomade, it is all natural- everything in the ingrediant list is in my cabinet. I applied castor oil and then cantu shea butter~ note~ I am not a huge huge fan of cantu but I make it work. Once everything was all twisted down I applied a perm rod at the end, fluffed it and kept it moving. Ladies what do you think?
Next week well be having a guest blogger. I told her to feel free with whatever she writes.
Keep at it, keep at it, you're almost there.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
In an earlier post, you heard me complaining of my split ends having splits ends. Seriously this is terrible. In an attempt to avoid another big chop, I stepped up my moisturizing, protecting and deep conditioning. Almost every strand that I plucked from my end had a frayed end or that bubble that tells you that drama is on the way. Some of those already split ends had the nerve to be split! How dare they! Do they not know who I be?. Or maybe it is I who has underestimated the power of hair manipulation. Maybe I took my natural kinks for granted- figuring that I had the toughest of the tough when it came to hair? I do not! my babies, scream and cry when I put anything near them. I will be a good mum and listen to them. I am going to put my protective routine on big time.
Well last night I took out the braids I had in my hair and Benzski looks at my fro, twists up her face and says" why your hair looks so short?" I gave her the worst screw face possible and said " What u mean?" She tells me that my ends need to be trimmed. First of all how in the world could she look at my fro and think anything imperfect of it? Then I realized, my baby sis is about the quickest person when it comes to hair, her looking at hair is like my mum looking at me if I try to lie- she can see straight through it. Well she is natural as well, but at this point rocking her "pole" hair- ( yall get with my language).
So last night I put the elasta QP deep moisturizing conditioner in my hair, put my bag on my head and slept in it,
This is not what I expected, it's all good though. I put some Aussie Moist in it and am now sitting here writting this post. I will update you all tomorow on the outcome of my hair. I have to go pick up a cello case for Bing.
Drink something Green in the morning, I have kale, cucumber, celery and chlorophyll,
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I'll be discussing split ends, green drinks, chlorophyll, ballon twisting, and my other busisness ( spellcheck?)
Make sure your light shines the brightest.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This morning I ran into a neighbor, she is a very sweet woman who has a little girl Bings age. Our girls have a developed a friendship that matches mine and one of best friends. I live in a "middle class" neighbor hood. Everyone has at least two vehicles, and most houses are occupied by couples who seem "perfect". Now we all know that everything is not what it seems and looks are deceiving right? My neighbor told me about a service offered by an agency that assists with holidays. Should I have been offended by this? Maybe look at her sideways and tell her in my most snobbish voice that I am covered , thanks but no thanks?.
I genuinely felt gratitude, I felt privileged that she would reveal a bit of her struggle to assist with any part of my life. We barely know each other and she was so humble about herself to extend assistance. Small things like this make me remember that there are good people in the world, how many of us are blessed to meet a kind hearted person randomly? She couldn't believe that I braided Bings hair, I offered to braid her daughter's hair for her. She told me she would pay me - I declined.
Crew, what are your thoughts on this? Have you any stories to share?
Revisit your blueprint everyday,
Monday, September 21, 2009
I finished Bings hair last night... and lil bits :-) I am proud of myself. This is no task easily accomplished not to mention I spent the entire day doing it. Quick breakdown of Bings hair
Detangled prior to washing, 6 big braids
diluted castille soap, scrubbing the scalp, she had a bad dandruff buildup as it been about a month since her last wash.
I rinsed out each section and applied a quick 2 minute aphogee treatment to each braid, actually it was more like 7 minutes, then I put a generous amount of Aussie in each braid. I mushed it and mushed it through then rinsed each braid out and combed it again under the running water.
I blowdried each section on a medium heat, took a deep breath and then started to braid.
Ok cool, now lil bit's hair isn't as much "work" to do. Bing's hair is 4b and heavy. Lil Bit's is maybe a 3b, so while her's is longer than her sister's it is not as thick and taked maybe half the time to. I pretty much did the same thing with her hair, only I didn't detangle prior to washing.
Although she wanted the same style as her older sister, I apologized deeply to her and told her that Bing had a big girl style and when she turned 8 she could get the same thing ( Betwixt you and I, I was not about to do all of those braids in her hair at 9 oclock at night!).
NOTE:I am posting pics of Bings hair. I should not have to say this but, * Do not steal my shit, Especially pics of girls, I swear I'll put u on blast across every muh fuggin board and get my Aunty from up inna de country to boil sum bush fi yu! *
Now, Im also posting a pic of my latest do, I had it done about two weeks ago, I am getting tired of it, but the beauty of braids is not having to do it :-)
Be easy on me, I'm on a mission to take off these 30 pounds. 200 is a good look for me, still thick just not so jelly ish
Oh, Mister brought me a Montell Williams ~emulsifier~ Health master. I am big on green smoothies and raw food. I really wanted a vita mix blender but beggers can't be choosers. It's supposed to come in about two weeks. I'll update you all on that one.
last thing, I stayed home from work today, Lil Bit has a fever, so I'll post a few things today and plan on making some earrings.
Art is good for the soul,
Sunday, September 20, 2009
- I am a serious procrastinator who has to force herself to write a daily list of what needs to be done.
- It is hair day, for those who do not know, this is common ritual in most "folks" home, Detangling washing, combing, plaiting, braiding and for the special occasion pressing. This is a time consuming process as I have two girls with hair to spare.
- I want to do my own hair, I am natural with about five n a half inches of hair on my head, I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but I have to be fly with mine.
- Cleaning up, I can't stand dirt, straight up. I need to constantly clean.
As soon as I get a few good pics, I'm going to start uploading pics, I was a bit buzzed at a special someone this morning, had me feeling a way. LOL ladies, stress is not cool. Remember to always let it roll of your shoulders. Whatever it is, if you cant fix it right this minute, makes no friggin sense to let it ruin your day.
My hair arsenol for the girls. CONDITONER! Lots of it! I don't stray from cones as I should. One of the best cheapie conditioners that I've recently fell in love with is Aussie moist- it provides theeee best slip, comes with a pump and was only five bucks for the HUGE bottle. We go through this in about a week and half. I honestly need to deep condition Bing's hair, I've noticed its breaking a bit. I promised the girls that they would get braids this weekend. This is like promising them a pony, It is doable but its gonna take a while. I brought the beads and rubberbands, it's just to actually do it now.
On a side note, I have a very tiny fishtank with two goldfish - compliments of my dad. I dislike gold fish as pet's. They shit to much. Mister changed the filter and the water about two weeks ago, that damn tank looks gross already. I am ready to fry those suckers I swear ( but of course I would never do that My babies would have a fit)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
NOTE: For all those who may be discouraged by a curse, Pro-Blackness, Feminisim, PRESIDENT Obama, Consipiracy Theories, Not eating pork, A dislike for HOOD novels, real deal talk, TMI, stretchmarks, csection scars, vericose veins, flatulence, Black People, White people, Gray people, gold teeth, West Indian culture, sometimes saying F the spell check, those who go against the machine, then I suggest you don't read this blog. I am a real woman who lives a real life. There will be nothing sugar coated here. You will get the good with the bad, hopefully more good than bad of course.
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