Friday, October 31, 2008

Trapped Wind?

This may be a bit personal but I just had to blog about it. Monday morning I woke up with a back ache so bad in my lower back where you bend that I could hardly get out of bed. The pain persisted for the entire week. I waited all the way until Thursday to decide to call the dr. Now it gets a little personal, it may be t.m.i. for some people.

I began to burp alot & as the burping continued the pain in my back started easing up. I began surfing the net about back pain & gas and came across an article about trapped wind. It was very informative about natural remedies to try to eleviate the pain. It mentioned fresh ginger or ginger tea, also peppermint tea. Well instead of calling the dr. I went to the health food store and purchased some ginger tea & some ginger that was cubed & coated with a little sugar. I asked the store clerk if she'd ever heard of such a thing and she told me that the chinese call it trapped wind and that they are very informative about the things that go on in the body & how to remedy them with natural herbs.

Well needless to say I took my purchases home & ate a few pieces of ginger & I drank the herbal tea before I went to bed. I woke up this morning and the pain went from my back but was in my left hip but it was less intense. I can say as the day progressed without being to gross that the wind is not trapped anymore. LOL

I know you're wondering, why did she write about this? I wrote about it because I've found that it's not a very popular thing & alot of people don't know about it. So if all of a sudden you have an unexplainable pain just consider that it may be trapped wind. LOL
Also I'm not one to take medicine so to learn that something like ginger can help your digestive system is information enough.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been tagged by love'n ya locs!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.....
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share 6 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself that have not been shared already
4. Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.I've been tagged by: Love'n ya locs

Six things about me

1. I tend to say yes to people before I've really thought about what they've asked me, then I end up doing something I really didn't want to do!

2. I'm too lenient with my daughter & it drives my husband nuts!

3. Here lately I've been eating way too many hot wings!!! I'm low carbing it right now so they're my fav.

4. I love making my friends laugh. I think they believe I'm really crazy & that I'm only normal for 8 hrs when I go to work.

5. I love digging in the dirt.

6. I love attention but rarely get it.

I've tagged the following:

Monday, October 27, 2008

8 Weeks

It's my two month anniversary & I don't have any new pics to share! I've been so busy working overtime since we returned from the Virgin Islands that I really haven't had time. Plus working twelve hour days 3 to 4 days a week I'm not really feeling all that attractive. I will share what I've noticed with my hair though.

Some of my ends feel like they are matting & I have found several locks that have balls on the ends. I guess this means I'm entering into the next phase of this lock journey. It really is an exciting journey. My husband thinks I'm crazy. He asked me today why are you always online looking at hair?! LOL I told him I guess I'm possessed! ;-) Also I suppose I'm like all of the other bloggers who say they can't keep their hands out of their hair. I'm constantly playing in it.
Also my hair is also thickening up with the exception of one area in the top of my head. My loctician says it's alopecia. I'm keeping hope alive though, if the hair can come in at the edges where I've never had hair before surely it can grow back there. I hope to have new pics posted soon.

Stay tuned & God Bless

Sunday, October 19, 2008

7 Weeks

This weekend I had an opportunity to do some experimenting with my hair. It's finally getting to a point where it's filling in nicely. Saturday we had an anniversary party to go to & my hair wasn't looking to full in the top so I attempted a mohawk updo. The pics don't really do it justice and neither does the setting of the pics since I took them in the bathroom. LOLLater that night I rolled my hair with the soft spikes for church because I wanted something different & this is what I got. This is not the greatest picture my daughter took it in the living room & it was not very bright in the room. After church I decided to check my mail & guess what was there, my hair tie from Amber Jaye! Thanks for sending my tie so soon I wasn't expecting it that fast. I tried it on & I'm happy to say that I'll be able to wear it. I didn't think my hair was thick enough to sport it yet but here I am yet again trying it on in the bathroom. Hopefully I can think of some nice way to style my hair & wear the tie. I'm waiting on Brunsli to start making her ties again too so I can purchase hers. I'm all about supporting our people! But for those of you who are like me & didn't have an opportunity to purchase one from Brunsli you can get yours from Amber.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We're Back!

We're back! We had a wonderful week in St. Thomas V.I. we relaxed by the pool most days, but we did do a few activities as you can see from the pics. We didn't do much shopping this year.

On Thursday we went on these underwater scooters! Did I tell you that I don't know how to swim? LOL I got up enough courage to get in the water & ride this thing. At first I was excited when I got in it. I couldn't believe that lil ol' me actually got up enough courage to do this. To explain a little about it, it's like riding a scooter underwater. Your head is in this bubble out of the water. They have oxygen going into the bubble. Well I have to tell you that after I got in there I kept trying to convince myself to get my breathing under control, all the while at the same time I'm excited because I can see sea turtles & all sorts of fish. Well it seems like the more I tried to convince myself to get my breathing under control the more I began to hyper ventilate! They teach you hand signal's to show if you're okay or not. Can I tell you I was waving my hand like a crazy fool to get me out of there! They lined us up to take pictures so I probably look like a rabid fool in the pictures. Stay tuned I'll be posting those at a later date.

The last day on the island we went to Coki Beach & hung out. Randy, Michael & Sandy snorkeled while I hung out on the beach. You can see I met a new friend on the beach she's a cutie isn't she? She's only 2 & she was quite a ham in front of the camera.

As for my hair I got it wet quite a bit & had to wash it a few times. It held up fine, no slippage yet! I would have liked to get more pics of my hair or myself for that matter but noone seemed to be able to work my camera, which is on my phone! LOL So I took a few of myself but you really can't see my hair that good because I really wasn't focusing on it.

Well it's good to be back home I just wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow!
Stay tuned for more pics from the trip.

How could I forget to mention this very nice night spot we went to called Havana Blue. The atmosphere was laid back, nice. The food was terrific. Randy & Michael sat & smoked cuban cigars. It was a great night, very expensive though.

St. Thomas Trip

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Meez is in St. Thomas too!

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Vacation in St. Thomas

What an experience. This morning while checking in at the ticket counter we were surprised to see that we had to pay for our bags. Ok we have no choice but to accept the fact that we have to pay $15 per bag! I had heard that you had to pay for additional bags after the first but to pay for your first bag? Then we board our plane & they come around with the "complimentary" beverages which aren't complimentary anymore! $2 for soda & water?! WTF!!!! I rode that plane all the way here hacking because I refused to pay $2 for a 16oz bottle of water!

Needless to say we arrived safely. St. Thomas is a beautiful place, so serene. Since I'm using my camera on my phone I won't be able to post pics until I get home. I refuse to pay 25 cents per text to upload pics so stay tuned!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Rainbow Margarita's

Oh my goodness!! Rainbow Margarita's are the bomb!!! Let me tell you why.
Yesterday evening my husband and I met my cousin and her beau at a Mexican Restaurant in Milwaukee called LaFuente's. The first thing my husband does before we're seated at our table is go order a pitcher of Rainbow Margarita's. I guess I should explain that I've had a cold for over a week that seems to come and go, and at this point I'm just coughing relentlessly all day and night! Well let me tell you I didn't cough a lick after having a glass and a half of this stuff! I think it's the perfect elixir for a cold! Did I mention that it's also delicious and potent!

Sandy if you're reading I want you to know that we really enjoyed last night. Earl is a really cool & funny guy. He absolutely knows how to be the life of the party! I think you should keep him too!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

1st Retightening

Today I sat 3.5 hrs for my first retightening. It didn't take as long as I thought. As I was sitting there my loctician Janela was sharing her idea's with me. As we're talking she show's me the retightening tool that she created. Did I mention that she's very talented! She makes jewelry, scented shea butter, and she does braids & locs. She's in the process of building her website so she can sell her beautiful items to the whole world. She has allowed me to post a pic of her new tool. Anyone interested in purchasing a tool email me & I can give you information on how to purchase.

As for my hair it's coming along. I'm very thin in the top, unfortunately from years of use of the creamy crack! I'm looking forward to the day when it all fills in. I do understand that this is a journey that takes patience & understanding. It's also a learning process that I'm willing to be a student of.