Tuesday, December 16, 2008

27M SL

Just about to retire to bed...but not before coming through to blog at my SL family. You know what? The last time I blogged, it was on top of things I had been thinking about and needed to let go of. Little did I know at that time the incredible blessings God had in store for me. I want you to know, when I decided on the things posted back in July, I was dead serious. I opened my heart to a few things. Some things I have fallen short on and I have much work to do before getting it right. What I do want to share with you though is that while this is a little off topic, I have fallen in love. LOVE. LOVE! I have a Love Jones. I was not planning it. I was not looking for it. I was not chasing it. I was literally minding my own business. Remember? I decided I was going to love others harder. What an extreme pleasure it is to give it to someone who gives it right back---even harder than I do. A Gentle Man has walked into my life and single handedly changed it. Okay, I will admit this. Maybe I resisted a little at the very beginning of this love affair. I was afraid. Scared of what has happened in my past that affects me today. I STOPPED RESISTING WITH THE QUICKNESS when his heart was revealed to me. I don't know a more tender heart or a sweeter Man. So, I am sharing this with you to say this. I have learned how to give and accept love that is genuine, pure and unconditional. THAT is a BLESSING. So is the Man who has made his way into my heart.

BTW, my SLs are growing. Can someone tell me what to do with all the lint that wants to stick to my hair?! Milwaukee weather demands a head covering. Suggestions?
I sincerely hope you are enjoying this Holiday season. I am. There are so many things to be grateful for! One more thing...it's love. It's real. It's on. AND...I said YES.

I am in Love...and it is AWESOME. Peace & Blessings! Blog you soon!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

After much contemplation, I have decided on some things.

I have DECIDED to: Be HAPPY. Love HARDER. Forgive myself AND others. Indulge in things that bring me PURE JOY. LAUGH MORE. Give more. Learn more about GOD. Respect more. Have random conversations with strangers. SHARE my blessings. Be more considerate. Acknowledge EVERY SINGLE one of my flaws. Correct my wrongs. Give proper honor to my birth Father & Mother. Reminisce. Spend more time with children. Use my creativity more. Not allow people to get in my way. Be still and listen. Talk less and do more. Continue to SPEAK the TRUTH, no matter what the outcome.

How about you? Have you made any decisons lately?


This is the INFAMOUS J.Q. who likes to play with my SLs. She has me completely wrapped around her fingers. Between this baby girl and my daughter...life is beautiful. LOOK at her face! JQ has figured out very early that I am a total pushover and will give her the world.

See there? She knows how to use expressions to convince me to pick her up! She accompanied me for a retightening session one time. WHEW! I won't do that again.
LOL. She is simply my favorite baby. For real. People say I have her spoiled rotten. I say BOOOOOO. She is not spoiled nearly enough.

Well, my SLs are coming along and I am happy with them. I don't feel the urge to dye them, but I do have to use a dark rinse to keep those "light" colors from showing up. Know what I mean? I did a little "trimming" to my ends recently because...well they were on my nerves. SHHHH, please don't tell Symone. But I did trim/cut my SLs...LOL. I felt better too. I am absolutely 100% chemical free!

Well, that's it for now. I will say this in parting. God has shown me He is faithful to me. Why shouldn't I be to Him? Can you think of ANY reason? I sure can't! God bless you. Blog you soon!

(The pics in this post are between 20 & 21 months old. My SLs will be 22 months old in just about two more weeks)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

20M SL

*EXHALING...* I want you to know that I am a very relieved SLd Sister. I believe my SLs look quite cute underneath THIS particular cap! Bless God with me...this was a challenging journey. BUT, it is behind me now! That is proof of a Master of Science Degree you see me holding. *SMILING* I DID IT! I am OVERJOYED that I am done with this phase of my academic pursuit. Next stop? Doctorate in Psychology...with a detour of a SL course to become a trainee. I am praying about that... Okay, now that I got that out of the way, I want to share my SL progress. The pictures below are of my attempt to do an "up do" this morning. LOL. I had fun trying. I am really starting to enjoy my hair because I have been experimenting a little. I still need to be patient because I miss the length of my hair, but I can still be clever with SLs in progress, right? Any suggestions or tips you have for me are welcomed. Anyway...be blessed! I am going to enjoy a movie for once---and not have to write a paper about it! *Still Smiling* Take care!

Curled all over below...

(Click pictures for a closer view)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

16M 3D SL

Just wanted to let you know that I still blog sometimes. I regularly visit many of the other SL blogs--even if I don't post. I absolutely love looking at all the SL blogs and admiring the progress of those with SLs. I have been enlightened on many different levels. I have learned a few things since I have had my own SLs installed.

1. The SL shampoo was not my friend.
2. I can NOT go past 6 weeks without getting a tightening.
3. My gray hair is ridiculously defiant, but my SLs camouflages that most times.
4. J.Q. (my 8 month old "play" granddaughter) loves to play in my hair. LOVE HER.
5. My skater friends have finally accepted my "radical" hair change.
6. I get WAY MORE compliments on my SLs from other cultures than my own. Sup with that?
7. It's true. I don't have to put grease or oil on my SLs since my scalp generates its own.
8. I love that at this point, all I do is wash and roll my hair AND THAT IS ABSOLUTELY IT.
9. Dr. JoAnne Cornwell is brilliant. What a gift she has given us.
10. My young SLs have inspired dozens of referrals with two confirmed converts to SLs.
You know what else? I have a ready script for folks when they ask the following:

Q. If you wanted to take those out, can you...or do you have to cut all your hair off?
A. My hair is LOCKED permanently. I never want to take them out.

Q. How long did it take to get all those tiny little braids in your hair?
A. My SISTERLOCKS took about as long as it takes to get braids installed.

Q. How much did you PAY to get all that put in yo head?
A. Not nearly enough.

Q. Do you take them down everytime you get them done?
A. *Sigh* No (in the irrated voice).

Q. How do you wash those?
A. *Blank Stare* With shampoo and water while in the shower.

Oh, there is more. I have a special slap for the Jamaican woman who decided to tug on my SLs because she did not believe it was my hair with nothing added in. She is very lucky we were in church. Heifah.

I know I am being a bit sarcastic. Pray for me, OK? Mmmkay.

A few pictures. Enjoy. Remember...I am a FT student & employee...might be a while before I come up for air again. But when I do? I want to get some moving pictures like Blaqkofi & Chosen Vessel. I got to catch up with those two professionals!

Peace & Blessings!

For comparison's sake. The one at the very top and two at the very bottom I just took. The other two are some months back...don't know when. The B&W was 2 days ago with some tight curls.