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Need to break the jinx...

I have to make this quick post now as am not sure I'd have the energy to do so later in the day.Besides not having the strength,I may just be too lazy.
I forgot to mention in my last post that hubby caught up with the'run-away' guest,who stole our electric kettle and Microwave oven.Yes,it was a race he won.Apparently,he spotted the middle-aged woman,(who has put to bed as expected) on his way out last two Mondays.She drove past him when he tried to corner her and was going to speed off.I didn't know my husband still remembers the moves from James Bond movies.He was quite tactical and was able to block her way.Thank God for the traffic light,everyone was held to a halt.The drama was that hubby not only crossed this woman's way,he also blocked and hindered other road users from moving forward when the traffic light hit green.But it was worth the whole car chase drama because,right there and then,he was reimbursed.She had to make a call through to her estranged father…

One of those moments...

Wether you grow up with your folks or not,certain lessons cannot be taught but "experienced".I honestly do not think I need three decades to figure that out.Anyway,no matter how much book you read,how much experinces people share with you or how extensive you think your knowledge is,life always spring a surprise or two at you.The way you deal with the situation is entirely a different ball game,not "up to you".I often hear that phrase and I just can't help but be puzzled cause I don't think everything's "up to us".We can choose to ignore and not give a hoot about what people say or think,it doesn't neccessarily translate to it being"up to us".At least that's what I've learnt.Laws are there for a reason because,if it was up to us,the world would not be where it is today.There's always a form of check and balances.When we refuse to answer to the Maker,we answer to His creature.In the end,we're answering to some form…

The fire that refuses to be extinguished!

I'll have to go get the kids from school in a few minutes and that means"no more me-time"! Sometimes I question myself if it's okay not to miss them while they're away the whole day.In all honesty,it feels just right since am stuck with them afterwards. I won't get any serious work done with them around which was why I made the arrangement for my revision class for tomorrow, God willing.I'll be getting some helping hand with hubby's former receptionist and my young friend. I miss the stimulating conversations we used to have because she made me 'practice' my'oral English. I enjoyed discussing with her while she worked at the office because she was up for it.Besides that,mentoring her reminds me of how it used to be and gives me the privilege of enjoying one of my hobbies.
 I'm trying to get used to wearing my specs, am not putting it on now.I tend to forget that I got it for this purpose.Wearing it outdoors hasn't been as strange as…

Lessons of life....

I’ve always said that there’s a life behind this machine and I think am going to make that one of my favourite quotes, since I use the computer regularly. While I was informed of someone losing two loved ones at a time, I got a call from my friend back home yesterday afternoon about s good news. Her older sister who got married in January this year had just had a baby boy. I was really happy to hear some good news for a change and I likened this to the paradox of life. While the old school mate’s wife was being buried yesterday according to a reliable source, here was someone bringing another human to life. This circumstance surrounding this new mother isn’t your regular story. My friend’s older sister married late (she’s in her late thirties) and the wedding as much as this delivery is long overdue. It is a joyous occasion for the families and I just couldn’t be happier for her (am a close friend of the family) and we go way back. These things are happening everyday. And I am just no…

One lesson too many...

The past one week’s been eventful in a way. Of course we do have an occasional chain of dramas, it just may not revolve around “moi”. A few days ago I read about a post from a junior way back in high school on Facebook.It was something about losing as family member. I responded and sent my empathies. It was a very short rendition What I didn’t know however was how close this relation was and the circumstances that surrounded the death. What I read implied a singular loss, when actually, there were two. The reason the other lost life wasn’t mentioned was because he/she wasn’t born yet. A former school mate was just bereaved, losing his new and young wife with a nine-month old pregnancy. Now that isn’t the kind of news you wan to hear everyday, not even ever. I was let in on it by another old friend. The medium of our conversation was the net and not a verbal one. This was why I couldn’t really display my shock and sympathy. On hearing this, I decided to see if par chance, I could get t…

Tune in and log out!

Our body speaks to us,if only we choose to listen.We sometimes ignore the warning signs and forge ahead like a machine.Even a machine can stop working abruptly if not well maintained.It's the same with our metabolism.The symptoms of a nervous break-down maight be persistent headache,muscular pains and fatigue.Somehow,human nature is so kind that we keep going even when these signs are there.Mysterious,huh?
Well,I can almost say I had been rid of the stormy headache I used to have years back.There was a time as a teenager that I couldn't go through the week without a bout of migraine.It was like'hell sent'.There was no access to the internet then to browse for information on causes.So,it's either you're self-medicating by taking aspirin (our own paracetamol,panadol or the powder home brand of "Alabukun"),which are always readily available from the nearest shops or the "Chemist" as we refer to what the western world call"Pharmacy".If…

The year's fast coming to an end!

No festivity has made anu difference here.Not even Christmas and new or bank holidays as it's called in Britain.I can't really say the year went by so fast for most things.But it did with my studies.God willing,in less than two months'time,'Id have completed one level.
One down,two more to go,by God's grace.
Ok,there's a virus on my ssytem and it's really getting on my nerves.I have tried doing somehting'bout it to no avail.I've never had to worry about my system being infected all the time I've had access to the intrnet from home.This is the very first time and I have to "springclean' the drive on this one.Unless of course,somneone gives me a better idea....Now who would that be?Do I need to remind myself am a loner here?
I should ahve known better than to use my flash disk at the office.Anyway,no use crying over spilled milk.The harm's already done.I don't ahev anything to lose.I've copied whatever I feel is necessary.But …