Chronicles of a Soldier
Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hey Yall
It's been a hot minute abi? My bad! I have so much shit going on right now, its not even funny! I lost my Grandma....I am told its not affecting me like it should but omo, dunno o! I have never felt more stressed! Everything and everyone is getting on my damn nerves! I was given 3 days off for bereavement at work which so far I have used very unwisely! Sleeping and sleeping then more sleeping!

I finally got the pictures up! you know the bad hair experience, I am told my facial expression is worse than the hair...either way...enjoy them!!

My dawg dupe is in Naija, I miss her sha, she keeps me financially stable, reminds me of all of the things on my to-do list and why I absolutely do not need another pair of shoes...hurry back dupe I need you!!!!

Okay so let me fill you in on whats been happening.

I went out with my oyinbo friend Karin, she wanted to rent a limo and bar crawl, I invited Bode because she is the craziest Mofo I know and she fits right in with Oyinbo people. It was ridiculous!!! I was so tired, I begged Bode to take me home but she was having way too much fun and Karin was on another planet!

Tolu's sister came for a visit, kinda weird but Molayo enjoyed having her fathers family over so it was all good.

Remi, Ade, Dupe, Oyinade and I went to some Owambe renewal of vows....we wore Iro and buba and had a blast.

Princess o and I spent the entire day Saturday at the beauty salon, she needed a perm and I need a haircut, molayo got a doobie wrap and could not stay out of the mirror! I hated my style so I combed it out and did the damn thing myself!

I have this new passion for baking Moi moi as in baking and we've been eating that in my house everyday! I will post the recipe if yall like.

LOL moment: last Sunday, I casually mentioned to a couple people that I made obe buka, before I knew what was happening, word was out and I had about 12 people heading to my house, I decided to run away and hide at LP's crib. I got cursed out in different dialects and I eventually confessed that I was hiding at LPs. I felt really bad because I wasted every one's time and still ended up cooking. ( Next week...Mrs Olopade will be hosting us..see yall there!)We had a blast, we played American idol and I took really embarrassing pictures of the Raleigh boys playing guitars! I even have one of my Ace D1 wearing my heels!! Omo there is a charge for that one, I think I will sell it on Ebay!

I have this thing now where I say I'm going to do something and I don't, like the Sunday incident. Then there was last Saturday when I hyped everyone up to go out and I didn't show up! And last Friday, I was supposed to go to a vigil but I didn't feel like it last minute! And then last Sunday, I had every intention of going to a baby shower but bailed last minute...that is so not me! The tip of the iceberg, I missed my class on Monday! I teach MS office on Mondays at my church and I totally forgot! I was available but I just forgot all about it! My students were there waiting for me and I did not show! I am starting to piss folks off and they are not taking me seriously anymore...I am turning a new leaf!

Bode drove us to church on Sunday and spent the day with us, she was overwhelmed at how dramatic Molayo and I were, then add Oyinade and a bit of LP and DB...she kept saying WOW!!! I drove the handicap cart around the grocery store because my shoes hurt like hell...I wonder if they will take that mess back and give me a bigger one!

Remi and Sammy came over on Monday and we ate, slept and played scrabble, Remi won but I didn't care because I beat Sammy's punk ass! I made obe buka and moi moi...again!!!

Monday night we did our wing thing at Linwood Grill, I took Princess O because she loves the wings! Seyi and DB and Amaka joined the usual suspects.

I have not seen Ashandy in about...1 month...Sade you want some company? Will Rodo be available tonight at about 7pm? Princess O and I are coming for dinner!

Okay I don't think I missed anything!

A big BIRTHDAY shout out to Uncle Timi...nucka you sure is old!!!! Buhahaha

The Odds are against me but pile up enough Odds and you are Even. The inevitability of my ability to consistently overcome overwhelms me. As do the magnificence of God's grace towards me and mine. I marvel at my proximity to my destiny. I am astounded that Can't, Won't and Later disrupt my journey to greatness. A conscious decision is mine to make and christen them Can, Will and Now! My reflection gazes back at me with another challenge at hand, procrastination hinders my reaching my destination. Don't tell me where I should go till you walk in my shoes. Yesterdays mistakes are for tomorrows amends, yet I ponder on them like the hand of time changes? Mediocrity has become a comfort zone and I have turned obstacles into road-blocks rather than stepping-stones, I find myself compromising my integrity as I try to maintain the status quo. How easy it is to condemn me and defame my character, when you really should commend me, and applaud my efforts. Intimidated by my confidence, you misconstrue it as arrogance, I know who I am.... A strong, black-diamond in the rough, a female soldier, a Queen amongst her peers.. now who the hell are you?