100 Things Part 2

Hey people, I’m sorry for the late post,my Mac has been acting up and apparently you can’t upoload pictures with an iPad on wordpress. Thankfully I’ve sorted out the issues ๐Ÿ™‚ How have you all been? I’ve been fantastic loads of positive stuff happening will blog about them real soon. In the meantime here is the second part of my 100 things……….enjoy!

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You’ve got to love Sheldon and the gang. This is one series I never get tired of watching, I’m sure i have memorized the whole first season by heart.

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My Mom knows just how to make me smile, she can be very annoying sometimes, but for the most part she is amazing

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There’s something soothing about burning incense,it calms me in ways I cant explain. Coming home after a long day and walking into my room with its familiar smell is very welcoming.

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The shower concert! I almost always sing in the shower, in my mind thats my Madison Square Garden and my husband represents my adoring fans, though he always makes comments like “God knows I didn’t marry you for your singing”. I couldn’t care less :p

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This picture says it all ๐Ÿ˜€ *happy sigh*

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I’m sure you saw this coming yes the ‘force’ is strong with this one

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I love the rain, it just reminds me of new beginnings plus its major cuddle weather ๐Ÿ˜‰

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So rainy days and hookah go hand in hand. I like to relax on my balcony watch cars drive by and just smoke my shisha

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Henna is beautiful, whenever I get the chance I get a henna tattoo done. The designs are so intricate and the fact that i can change them when the dye wears off is just great.

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So I had to put Star Trek and Star Wars in the same post. I sincerely hope that when I have kids they are trekkies just like me.

Whew! So thats it for the second set, I promise the next one won’t take so long. I’m still trying out different themes to get one that I feel really suits the blog so don’t be alarmed at the changes, feel free to let me know if theres a particular look you prefer. Hope the rest of your week goes great ๐Ÿ˜€ I will leave you with a picture of one of my favorite scenes from BBT hope it makes you smile.
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*pictures were gotten from http://www.weheartit.com and my personal collection

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100 Things Part1

This is the first part of my 100 Things that make me happy series, if you want to know where I got the inspiration from see my post here https://isokenalfa.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/100-things-i-love/
Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’m enjoying putting it togehther ๐Ÿ™‚

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My husband, the most important person in my life, my heart, my soulmate, best friend, lover, number 1 cheer leader. He’s the person who can annoy me the most, but he is also the person who makes me the happiest.

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I love books! The very first book I owned was ‘Adventures of Splodge Pig’ by Sally Sherrignham, my Mum got it for me when I was five. The ability to just soak my self in an alternate reality is amazing. Now when I say books I mean real books not the new fangled e-books, the feel of paper in my hands cannot be replaced ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Nothing beats a cold coke. Nothing! #thatisall

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Music soothes my soul

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Weddings always give me joy, I’m a fiend when it comes to planning weddings all my friends take advantage of me but i love doing it.

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Chocolate cake is known to cure all ailments known to man- says me ๐Ÿ˜€

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Nothing like lingerie to make me smile, with the right lingerie I can face anything the day throws at me.

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Repeat after me “We are never to OLD for disney”. That’s right.

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Cooking gives me great joy, I grew up in a house where meal times were the best times. Feeding people gives me a lot of pleasure.

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Shoes make me happy all the time. Fail safe present for any occasion.

So that’s it it people, my 1st installment phew!
All the pictures were taken from http://www.weheartit.com

100 Things I Love

So I started writing a different post and after 5 tries I saved it, hopefully some day soon it will see the light of day ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was inspired to do this by another blogger, I stumbled on her blog and it’s really fresh and fun, you should check it out here http://www.bondibilala.blogspot.co.uk/

I’m doing #100 things I love, will do 10 sets in 10 posts. Now I know I haven’t been great at completing these sorts of things but I promise to see this one through ๐Ÿ™‚ (pinky promise) This is going to be so much fun.

Let’s do this!

Monday Blues

Today is one of those days that I woke up and dont ย feel good, but I can’t figure out what exactly is wrong. Ramadhan was great, this weekend was a whirlwind of activities so maybe I’m just feeling the let down that comes with the withdrawal of all that andrenaline.

I’ve embarked on a sort of spiritual journey, will create a separate page for those posts (if I ever get round to blogging about them that is)I have begun to ask questions about my faith that I never thought to ask. It’s been scary especially the fact that I feel like the outcome an be only two extremes I either stop believing in God entirely or my faith is strengthened to a point where it’s unshakable. So I guess it’s worth a try.

On the baby front, turns out we were pregnant(yay) but then I did miscarry so we have started tests all over again. I’m not bugging about it though. We started looking at adoption as a real option, it something we’ve both always wanted to do but we figured that would be later in our plan. Turns out its amazingly difficult to adopt legally in my country. There are lots of shady people though who are willing to offer you a baby for a price. When we do decide to adopt it will be a struggle.

Here’s a question for you guys, do you think men are naturally polygamous? Had some friends over and it was a hot topic, would love to hear your views. Have a great week

Fingers Crossed.

“Let’s do a pregnancy test.” Me blank stare. But you really can’t argue with your doctor can you? Turns out the doctor knew what she was on about. Yes we were are pregnant because apparently I’ve been having a miscarriage and I had no idea.

I will know by tomorrow if the pregnancy is still ‘viable’. But right now I’m over the moon because I had been told there was no way we could get pregnant without help and here we are ๐Ÿ™‚ this feels like ten steps forward.

Whatever the outcome tomorrow, the future looks good and I am truly grateful

Changing the world with a piece of Chalk.

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Teaching is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do ever. Ever since I can remember I’ve loved to teach. All our nannies were my first students. I remember coming home and bringing out my books everything I learned at school they learnt with me.

I grew up and had what I like to call the ‘curse of the talented’ I wanted to do everything just becauseI knew I could. I was on my way to high flying career in with an international organisation and then love happened. All of a sudden my priorities changed, I wanted to raise a family and all my dreams of being a world changing crusader seemed to come to and end. At some point shortly after my marriage I went through an identity crises I couldn’t figure out how to be a wife and still do all the things I dreamed of. My amazing husband said to me why don’t you try to teach.

Now teaching has somehow lost its allure it didn’t seem as glamorous compared to all the other options I had. But I listened and I’m so grateful I did. Every day I walk into class and I see light in my children’s eyes when they see me, or the wonder on their faces when they finally understand something, the honesty in their expressions and the unconditional love and trust they place in me, I feel blessed.

There are days when I feel frustrated because I realise that I truly can’t fix everything. Days that I just feel like grabbing a parent and shaking some sense into them because they’re doing something that’s affecting their child. But those days aren’t many. The realization everyday I make a difference, with a smile, a nod, a pat on the back, a rebuke, a hug. I am shaping little boys and little girls, giving them confidence and helping them discover who they truly are.

I may not be volunteering in a worn torn area, I might not be a policy shaper in government, I may not be a top female executive inspiring women and making loads of money I can donate to charity. But I am doing my bit, to make a difference in this world, one child at a time ๐Ÿ™‚

Dance in the Rain

We’ve had a lot of rain in the past couple of weeks. I usually like the rain, in fact its my favorite season of the year. it seems though that my mood has decided to change with the weather. Been battling depression for the past couple of weeks, my doctor gave me sleeping pills because I’ve been unable to sleep and nothing I have done seems to be working.

Right now is a tough time for us as a couple, we are trying to decide if moving cities will be best for us.Right now on paper a move checks all the right boxes, but then there is a lot of uncertainty that comes along with it. Also a move automatically moves our TTC forward a couple of months, plus there’s the ย fact that I just got a new and better job. Abuja has been home for 13 years, leaving is a very scary prospect.

Hubby is very distracted right now, trying to get everything in place, he wants to leave by September and I’m supposed to follow in January. That in itself is a huge cause for concern, since we got married the longest we’ve been apart is two weeks. I don’t know how that will play out. He doesn’t seem to see how badly this is affecting me and I can’t complain because I know how much strain he is under. But it kinda sucks that he can’t see that I’ve been an emotional wreck since he broke the news.

Meanwhile theres the normal family drama, too much for me to bore you with. But right now I just wish everyone would stay away. I’m a little resentful that no one calls us to see how we are doing, but the moment they want something they remember our number. I’m upset with myself that I can’t say no to their demands. Then I feel like a horrible person because you’re not supposed to resent family right? Right now I just want to pull my hair out and scream!

At times like this, its usually so easy for me to pray and I feel better instantly, but even that has been hard. I’ve tried writing but always delete the drafts, drinking, reading and now my sleeping pills and i still don’t feel better. Now I’m going to be thankful for all the things that are going right. Yes there might be rainy days but we need those days so that our plants can grow, so that we can appreciate the sunny days in our lives. I’m grateful for a husband who cares about our future, grateful for family that is there even if they are annoying. Grateful for my life and the hope that tomorrow will be a better day. So heres to rainy days and all the good things the they bring. Like 2face says in his song “I’ll dance in the rain”ย Download