Hey everyone how is it going? How are you guys and how is your holiday spirit? I am starting to warm up a bit to this whole Christmas thing on some days. I have sat down and thought about my life and truly who am I not to be grateful?
This time two years ago I was relatively newly married and my husband had just lost his brother. 2016 – I have a set of twins- one named after her uncle and the other named after me. They keep me up the whole day and refuse to take naps, but their smiles make it all worth it. My husband and I don’t quarrel (we never really did to begin with and maybe we are too exhausted to have anything but happy thoughts) and the homefront is generally serene….
So quick story – be careful what you wish for…I told myself I wanted to lose all the 60 pounds I gained during pregnancy. The first 30 came off by the first two weeks or so, there was some of it that kept refusing to shift. About 10 pounds or so kept fluctuating. I told myself I was going back to the gym in December to lose the weight. Haha the joke was on me alas – I live on the 6th floor of a building (when my husband and I moved here – it was a sexy idea – beautiful view of Lagos- we would start our grill in the evenings and sit out and gist on our balcony etc. Thats how one day in November it was raining and lightening struck- our living room tv went blank, cable also “pafukad” and the lift also decided to follow satan to hell.We have a lightening conductor, but apparently the thing is not working.
So everytime I have to leave my house – I have to carry my two children that are now kinda fat down 6 flights of stairs, and if my husband travels that means I carry them myself. So he did have a trip and boy I don’t trust anyone else to take them down the stairs – so I have to do it myself. Let’s just say what weight? I don’t leave the house as much as I would want to- I even asked my husband about moving….lol. meanwhile they claim the part is sitting at the port- just out of curiosity has anyone ever prayed a good prayer for customs in Nigeria?
The liftless episode aside – I try to continously see the silver lining behind everything. I am beyond blessed to have all I have now…even though in my own mind on some days I need more.
I also want to publicly say a very big thank you to Clare…she made my day, week, month. I am saying thank you for the gifts for my girls she dropped off. God blese you in abundance, may you and yours never lack.
I have started about three or four different projects simultaneously. Somehow I am gingered and I don’t know where it came from but I will exploit it for as long as I can.
As for the Christmas giveaway I am working on it – I have 3 of 25 items already, once it is complete the post will be up. I am putting my creativity to work big time.
What are you thankful for this season?