Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi guys! Finally, Thanksgiving is here. Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers from my last post. I appreciate you all. It's so cold here and yes, it does get cold in Texas. Apparently, some people are under the impression that it doesn't get cold here but it does o. The last few days have been high of like 35 degrees and feels like 27 but the good news is we get back to like 60's soon. Looking forward to that cuz my light bill is suffering. I actually don't know if I have done this before but this year I do want to have a thanksgiving post where I say all that I am thankful for, no matter how little or cliche.

I am thankful for the gift of life. I may not always say my prayers as often as I should but the one thing I always try to do every morning when I wake up is say "Thank you for letting me see another day". A lot of horrific things we see on the news or read about and we always think it happens to other people not us. Like I told a friend the other day when we were talking about the nigerian girl that got murdered, it could have been anyone of us. Someone like me that lives alone and walks into the apartment at different times. My health, may not be where I want it to be but I am thankful to God that I am still alive and still have a chance to keep fighting.

Thankful for my family. There's nothing like that comfort of knowing that no matter how much they annoy you, when push comes to shove these people have my back no matter what. I'm thankful for their lives. Exactly this time a year ago, we found out my mom and my aunt had been diagnosed with cancer. My mom's was caught early and she is in the clear now. You don't know how thankful I am for this. My aunt is still fighting but I am grateful she is still fighting. Way better than the alternative.

Thankful for my friends who have been there for me in various ways especially, these last few months that have been difficult. To those who listened to me cry, those who checked on me, those who helped out financially, those who made me laugh to keep my spirits up. Even if it may seem like I wasn't receptive, I was. I am forever grateful and appreciative of you all. Special shout out to my best friend who called me almost everyday just to make sure I was okay, find out what the doc said or even just to say hi. Thank you for that and for always knowing the right thing to say.

Thankful for a job that provides me a paycheck and an understanding boss and let me have all the time that I needed with the numerous doc appointments (My boss was actually the one who recommended my current doctor to me as a second opinion that turned out to be a better decision) A job that provides insurance for all these bills they like to dump on you. A job that makes me able to pay rent and pay my light bill because can you imagine being homeless in this weather?

Thankful for my growth as a human being this year. Still have a ways to go but lots of lessons learned this year and I think I got better at handling obstacles.

Thankful for TV and Music!!! I wasn't gonna forget those! I always joke that my TV is my faithful boyfriend. But yall know me. It was a good year for TV, whatever I could I watched them all. It made for random thoughts, conversation starters and stuff to blog about on www.taynement.com. Same goes for music. Endless driving with me singing at the top of my lungs makes for fond memories. Numerous concerts especially getting to see Abel again. Fun times.

Thankful for you all who still read my blog 6 years later. I have "met" and met some kind people through this blog and I am thankful for you all taking out the time to read, for those of you that comment and for those of you who visited the sister site and even contributed to Fan Friday (we are still accepting writeups o). Thank you all!

I can't think of anything else. I hope you all have a fantabulous Thanksgiving - well my yankee people. Eat, Drink, Be merry and hug your family one extra time. Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!




Thursday, November 14, 2013

Random Thursday..or Friday?

Hi guys, I thought I had been out a while but I checked and its just been 2 weeks. Guess it just feels like longer. Like they say, a lot can happen in a short time. I had been dealing with some medical issues that left me in a lot of pain the last few months. Many doctor and hospital visits later, I finally had surgery last week. We thank God that it went well, as evidenced by me writing this. I am on the recovery train now and yesterday was my first good day and gave me hope so looking forward to the future and yay to no more pain. I have learned so much about people, life and myself these last few days. Thank you Baba God and even though my aunt will never read this, we have our many ups and downs but I really hope she knows how appreciative I am of all that she has been doing for me since I could barely move around. I also want to thank my friends who have been there the last few months listening to my complaints, offering to go on dr visits with me, praying and just being there for me. Thank you ever so much. This is beginning to sound like some award show, I realized I had some randoms so let me share with you, eh?

Why didn't anyone tell me about Graceland? The show has been on my dvr and I am really truly enjoying it. Yay to being up to 2 shows I now watch on USA.

I am not sure I can say this enough, but I truly believe that when a man wants you, you will know and I don't mean that in a sexual way. I mean when a guy wants to be committed to you.

I really like Meredith and Christina's relationship on Grey's Anatomy. They just get each other. They can depend on each other and don't tip toe around each other and speak the truth.

I read this article about a serial cheater. My only question is why does he feel the need to get married? Why embarrass his fiancee? Here's the article if you are interested - http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/07/confessions-of-a-serial-cheater.html

I really truly enjoyed the TLC biopic. It was very well done.

Something I struggle with is always remembering that everyone doesn't think the same way I do and vice versa. I do a lot of deductive reasoning and sometimes expect everyone to do so, so when in convo I am asked certain questions, I am like huh?

"A friend loves at all times, a brother is born for a time of adversity" - Proverbs 17:17

I am one of those people that have a sense of urgency. I don't relate to people who wait last minute or are laid back about big events. I am that irritant that tries to plan and weigh pros/cons/efficiency.

"So many Nigerians operate under the flawed teaching that we are only doing well if we are doing better than someone else"

The missionary position gets a bad rap. I'm also pretty sure more people than would admit like it but don't want to be labeled boring.

That stunning ela when you realize you really aren't as important to someone as you thought you were. haha, my friend said this. Thought it was funny.


Masters of Sex, my new favorite show gave an analogy by a woman who had been having bad sex and discovered the joys of new sex. She said how her mom said it was lady like to have small feet and forced her to wear a size 6, until one day she wore her true size which was a size 8 and she never knew this comfort was even possible.

There was a time I truly believed most Nigerians were waiting till marriage lol. I remember when I was 13 and my "bf" asked me for some "fun". I was absolutely horrified! loool

The theory that squats increase butt size. I have never met anyone in real life that it has worked for. Made it firmer?yes but made it bigger? never seen

You know what I hate? That saying "It could be worse". I get the reasoning. But I feel, it dismisses or disregards the current emotion/feeling of the subject.

That being said our generation might be lacking the empathy gene.

Do you have a time limit on how long you must date a guy before you marry him? Used to be 4 years for me but now that I am an old woman I guess not so much.

That's all I got for you guys. Have a wonderful weekend guys. Thank God for each day you get to see a new day and tell your loved ones you love them.