Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yesterday, I went to my uncle Willie' s funeral. He was 85 years old! I know you are like why is she blogging about this. It was sad but a celebration at the same time. Let me break it down to you of his life. my uncle was married to my Aunt Gloria( my dad's sister) for 29 years, there is a 40 year age difference within that marriage they had three kids together. She married him when he was 54 years old and he conceived those three children after then. why I say his funeral was sad but a celebration where he goes my uncle had 32 children all together and 95 grand and 1 great grand. Picture them coming all together. When I was little me and my cousin Chris always use to joke about my uncle had alot of kids. But to see them all together was a memory to remember! ALL I CAN SAY IS REST IN PEACE UNCLE Willie you had a good life. We will miss your jokes and everything about you and your children will miss you dearly!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It's 8:05am and I'm very anxious because at 11am this morning I will have my first salon visit for a retwist and style. I guess I'm anxious because I don't know what I want. I mean as in a style. I do know what I 'm looking forward to is someone esle washing my hair. So Ill get back after my visits with pictures and my experience. okay i had my salon visit and the stylist she can really do some hair but she wasn't very customer friendly so I don't think I'll be going back. She saw that I had been interlocking my hair and she said not to do that anymore because my dreads would pop. I was like I don't want that to happen but I see so many people interlocking and I just wanted to know if that was true? Also what do you do about the hot salon dryer, I hated that the most because the top of my head was really on fire? I like to treat myself to the salon more often, once I find I a new stylist because I am really digging the style!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Hey you guys and my how time flys. Well what's been up with me. Last month I was not feeling so beatiful got on the scale and I was two pounds away from 200. Depressing I went to not feeling good about my self at all. So that was three weeks ago. I did something about it, I started a diet. Which didn't consist of much change at all. A girl likes to eat but I over eat, so when I'm full I just let that plate go. I go walking in the morning. AS FOR MY HAIR I HAVEN'T NOTICE MUCH CHANGE, but I'm learning to take each day as it come. The day before thanksgiving i will go to the salon again, for a style I saw on the computer. Yeah Thanksgiving is big because it celabration also for my sister birthday. I have this one feeling when you become natural, you want to just become natural all over by that I mean lately I just want to watch what goes into my body! The kids hair is coming along. To make myself feel good I did a mini photo shoot of myself.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
In September I attempted to cut Shanti perm off. It was uneven, then Shanti is a twirler, whenever she gets tired she twirls in her hair and sucks her tongue. So every morning I have to get back up and do the style I did over again. Her hair was to short for a pony tail. So yesterday I went to the salon and added extentions into her hair which I will probabably leave for six month, cut the rest of the perm off then decide what I'm going to do with her hair then. Patience is growing but it's going to take a while to lock because it is really soft. If anyone has any ideas, I'm ope for them. By the way shanti still has her braid locs underneath!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Baby, I love your naturalness because it expresses your confidence, it express your beauty and the love you have for yourself as a strong black woman. This was a statement made by my fiancee. It's good when the man you deeply in love accepts you for the woman that you are. I mean I stand alone in my journey but it good when the people who surround you stand for what you stand up. When I first started this journey and my locs were babies I had so many negative comments. But I knew who I was and what I stood for and that was all that matter. Now that my babies have grown and oh how those same people who gave me those comments are in awe. But my baby has always loved me and supported me for who I was. I ALWAYS HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT NOT TRY TO BE LIKE ANY ONE ELSE!
Monday, September 21, 2009
It's happy Monday, the beginning of the week, the first day back to work. I always try styling my hair at the beginning of the week. I came up with something simple because I'll probably be outside either sweating or get caught in the rain. What the point is you don't even got to worry about it though. That's the great thing about having dreads. I condition my hair last night and it feels great, I must admit it has not been feeling so great since I dyed it. from the look of this picture, my hair is almost fixing to touch my back.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Locked Hair Blog Exchange: All Locked Bloggers Email me to Link Your Blog Here Hey my name is monica, I been on my loc journey for a year now and also has been a wonderful journey for me. It has taught me patience for the most part. my two daughter have also started their loc journey. http://imfinnallyme.blogspot.com
My girls started their loc journey in august 09. Now they are just a month into their journey. Both them have braidlocs. my youngest is three and my oldest is seven. This was a choice they btoh made. they wanted their hair like their mommy. Now that my oldest has went back to school, I find myself asking did any kids pick on you, she just says no. I do worry because when I first started locing their was so much critism, but I was grown and knew who I was so I could take it. also we know children can be so crucial when someone is different. do you think I'm worrying to much? She seems to be content with herself. My three year old is not in school yet and by the time she goes to school which will be in a year. she been thru many stages, also she have alot length. I was excited because I knew I could maintain my children hair on my own. I had many friend say no, they are to young. I just had to keep the haters away. My boyfriend had stated it was a go as long as I kept it up. Smile!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Okay was a little excited to get home and dye my hair. I dye it cinnamon brown. The first picture of me in the swing is the ater effects. The last picture is the b4, I dye my hair cherrywood brown the first time. It did not come out quite how I wanted it but I'm happy. My friend said I have to go for a way lighter color to get the color I want. It's a week laterand I think I'm done dying my hair for now because my hair feels alot dryer and I don't like that at all. when I do dye my hair I just want my tips done but then again I might just let it grow out and let my tips be this color! I'm not very much into the reds or the blondes just the brown but who knows what the future might bring.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I been natural for almost two years now. It started out i was going thru some changes. not happy with who I was as a person. In 2007, octorber to be exact, I went over to my cousin house and I was like cut it all off. she was like are you sure, I was like yeah! she was like okay and gave me one of those faces. I remember thinking to myself , it's time for a change and when she chop all that perm ends off into a baby afro, I felt better. I had my ugly stages and typically the one I'm going thru right now that I look better with longer hair. But I owe it to my hair that it has taught me patience and everything goes at it's own pace. you got to take the good with the bad. today it amazes me see so much natural going on with our black women. Just to see a black woman natural you make me proud. Now because I been loc for a year now, I'm just memerized by others beatiful locs.. In july I went to my cousin twin birthday party the one that cut my hair and I had noot seen her since she cut my hair and she was rocking a baby afro. I had to smile to myself because I thought she finnally found herself because that day and her apartment I found me. More then I realize black women are taking that brave attempt. Who said your kinks were not beatiful.