Friday, October 14, 2011

It is over! The wedding is over!

My mother and I went to bed at 5am on my wedding day. I manage to get 4 hours of sleep. I had a break down and locked myself in the bathroom. My best friend prayed me out of the bathroom. I was 1 1/2hrs late to my wedding. I discovered that the church was very warm when I entered. The air conditioning system broke down the night before.The ceremony was beautiful! It went according to plan!

I tell you! Planning this wedding was the most stressful year of my life! The last month was a killer! I had planned my wedding and had a wedding planner apprentice by my side! Not! I had to call her up to find out what happened? I said" honey? What happened to you?" The apprentice: " I thought you did not need me anymore! You did not leave me anything to do! Me: Did you read your book? Did it not say that for the Day of the wedding services, you are needed the month before?"

A few years ago, I wanted to be an event/wedding planner. I read books and took some courses. I knew what to do. I did not need her to plan because I interviewed my vendors, negotiated my contracts and had signed on the doted lines! But girly girl, I still needed help with my details!

On my wedding day, my girls and I went to the venue to set up a table so my apprentice would visualize what I wanted. Months prior I had set up my kitchen table so she can get an idea of what I wanted! By the time she unloaded her truck with some of the decor, my niece, my best friends and I had already placed covers on 120 chairs, placed pink overlays and centerpieces on 12 tables before she came in with the boxes. I thought she went to Timbuktu. All she had to do is set up the candy station, put the framed menus and the favors on the tables. Tie the pink bows on the chairs.

Well when I got to the reception hall from the church, there were no bows on the chairs! I nearly had a fit! what! You just wasted $70! The bows went with my cake!
I should hired a professional wedding planner!

Our DJ was playing some kind of crap! My son, Music Mystro had to take over. Do you know he got mad and said this was a setup! My husband said " what the hell do you care? You are the one who got paid! Someone did not do his job and I`am fixing it!

My husband song "You Are So Beautiful, his band played, Everyone enjoyed themselves. They are still talking about the wedding and oblivious to what`s going on behind the scene!

I told my apprentice to stick to teaching and planning birthday parties. She does not have what it takes to be a wedding planner!
I decided to launch my event planning business the first of the year. No one should be as stressed out as I was!

I`am planning my nieces wedding, a baby shower and some church banquets. As long it is not my wedding, I can handle it! Thank God it is over!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Three and a half years and counting!

OMG! I have not posted in a long time! I`am soooo sorry!
I have 31 days until my wedding day! I have been crazy busy! I picked up my head piece today, but I have not the slightest clue on how I`am going to wear my hair! My hair is long! All that talk about styling my hair when it became long, went out the window! Free style, braid outs and an occasional high pony are what I wear!

I really need to make an appointment at Turning Heads in Harlem. I want an updo! I had my locs in a french roll. The style was really nice. I`am determined to have an updo just like the permies!

I love these styles above! The main reason I decided on small locs is to achieve similar styles.
One of my staff nurses ask if I was going to cut my locs off for my wedding. I looked at her as if she were crazy! I asked her what gave her that idea? She was speechless.
Come on girly girl! That is why my hair is thick and natural. Miss, you wear a wig! At 50, I`am locked for life unless God hs other plans!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


With my demanding job and my wedding planning, I have had not a lot of time for me! My hair is growing so fast, I can`t keep up with it! I`am constantly re tightening. It seems like I`am constantly trying to cover my grays. Now that the holidays are over, I`am trying to give it a break from the coloring until April when I turn 50! WOO! WOO!

Mrs Menopause is trying to take over! I have notice that I`am gaining weight around the middle and thighs. I have been between a size 10 and 12 for years! When I fit into a size 12 pants, it`s time to work out! As I stated in my blog, I`am recovering from bilateral knee injuries. I had not worked out other than PT since May. Sunday, I went to the family room to work out! I bought the Pussy cat Dolls workout. It was fun, but it was an equivalent to a warm up. I needed a step work out! Thank God for Kathy Smith step Workout! My old Flo-Jo workout still does the trick too!

It been HELL in New York! It seems like every 2-3 days, we have snow! The cold weather and the dry heat in my house has been drying out my locs! I really do not like covering my locs other than when I `am at work. If I`am going to keep them healthy, I better take some intervention. I have increased my intake of water and I keep them under a satin cap when I`am home. I have been shampooing and conditioning my hair every two weeks instead of three weeks. Between shampoos I spritz with an leave-in conditioner and water!

I love how curling my locs look, but it takes too much time to roll. Anyway, since my locs grew, the curl does not last long. After I wash my locs, I braid them. I then get underneath a cool dryer for 20 min or until they are a little more dry than damp. In the morning, I take them out. The braid out last until I shampoo my hair again! The braid out gives my locs more body!

Having 300 locs can be a pain. The reason I got SLs is to have versatility. To tell you the truth! I have done nothing with them now that I have some length. I have to experiment with up dos for my wedding. I guess that will be my next post!
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"Blessed are those hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." Matthew 5:6