Although we all knew his passing was imminent, my heart remains heavy. What a wonderful soul and valuable contributor to human and civil rights. Proof that one person can truly change and inspire the world.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
Chances were both my parents have verythin to no brows. Therefore cursing me with the skimpiest brows ever!!! I have contemplated getting permanent tattoos but too afraid of the possibility of being stuck with brows I don’t like.
Anyhoo, I decided to try this product, SMARTBROW. Apparently, it has fibers that look like actual hair and is supposed to look very natural. I checked the reviews on Amazon and they averaged around 3 out of 5 stars. Not too impressive. But on Drugstore.com they had 5 out of 5. Whoo hoo! That was good enough for me….I couldn’t find my credit card fast enough. And besides I was able to copped a Groupon and got it for $24.95 (reg. $60). I figured what’s the worst that could happen? I’ll lose $25? Btw, currently available at Drugstore.com for $30.
After two attempts and getting a comfort for handling the liner I got it right! I LOVE this stuff!!! It’s relatively easy to use, once you get it. I think it looks very natural. My brow envy days are over. They are supposed to last the entire day. I even read some reviews that say it can last a few days! I’m like, are you washing your face each of those days? Eww…
I highly recommend to my skimpy brow counterparts.
Today was our 2nd of 6 segments of “Cut the Creep” on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. I have to say, today was equally fun as it was mortifying! We weighed in prior to the show and our weight gains/losses were announced during the show. I learned I gained 2 POUNDS over the Thanksgiving weekend at the same time as every viewer in America. I had to laugh to keep from crying.
It really was a case of misery loves company when I learned Hoda, who is known for working out a lot, gained 3 pounds! And my counterpart Kathy lost 1.2 lbs. What a trooper. I really respect her discipline and resolve, but next week she’s going down! Just kidding…I actually like her a lot. She’s very sweet and normal. And being normal these days has become the exception to the rule.
Now that the holiday is over and the leftovers have dwindled I am officially back on track! My goal is to lose 2 lbsby the next segment next week.
I prepared a traditional southern holiday meal. So, you know what that means…candied yams, mac and cheese, greens, sweet potato pie, etc, etc. This is such a treat since I usually limit these types of meals to just a few times a year.
Omg! This morning I felt sooo gross!My stomach was mad bloated and my head ached,while I only had a half glass of wine. I don’t normally overeat so I was kind of weirded out about feeling like this. So, I asked around (and thank God for Google) and this is what I learned would provide some relief.
Drink ginger tea and load up on waterto help relieve stomach ache and bloating.
Stay on track with exercise routine.
Don’t get on the scale.After a big meal your weight is bound to be inflated because of water retention brought on by the excess salt you consumed.
Remember that it takes 3500 calories to gain 1 pound.
Don’t beat yourself up just regroup and get back on track.
I bought this electric roller set years ago ($35) but like many of the appliances that come through these doors, it ended up finding a resting place in my ever enlarging appliance graveyard. Well, this one just became worthy of resurrection!
I swear to you, this is not your mother’s roller set. It does everything it claims:
Heats quick as lightning, well, more like 90 secs! That’s still pretty fast.
Saves you from the heat damage sustained from using flat/curling irons.
Leave in for 5 minsfor long lasting, shiny curls.
Spending hours trying to look good? Ain’t no[momma] got time for that!
My routine is, I turn on while I’m in shower. I dry off and apply rollers. I get dressed and remove rollers. I run my hands through hair to style accordingly…that’s it. This is not a gimmick. I get so many compliments when I curl my hair with these. And my hair is now voluminous and bouncy.
I’m so happy these rose from the dead…I PROMISE you will love the results!
Ok, it’s not what you think. So, hear me out before you go kicking your dude to the curb.
It was amazing being on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda this morning in their Cut the Creep segment! I am taking part in a 6 week challenge to maintain my weight throughout the holiday season. NBC News health and diet editor Madelyn Fernstrom says you can maintain your weight during the holidays by writing down all the food you eat and being mindful of your emotions when eating.
It would be nice to actually LOSE a few poundsover the holiday but enough of the crazy talk. Looking forward to all the eggnog and good food ahead but now that I am being held accountable by America I will have the show restraint <sigh>.
Be sure to tune in on the next segment on Tuesday, December 3rd, between 10-11am.
Recently, Huff Post Parents had a blogger publish a story titled “A Public Apology to the Mothers of Sick Children Whom I Doubted“. Ok, I have to admit this was me 2 years ago. There was this young lady I used to work with who, I swear, was out every minute because of one of her sick kids. I’m like, damn, her kids are really sickly. What is really happening here?
Having experienced cold, after virus, after fever, after etc, etc I feel like I want to get this woman lunch and apologize. It seems my son has more days out the month with some kind of symptom than not…smh. When I call out I feel convinced my manager and co- workers think I am being dishonest or exaggerating his condition. It’s a tough spot to be in when trying to juggle home and career.
And I have to give it to all the moms out there holding it down as singles. You are the bomb! Even with my partner, whom my friends remind me, is very hands on, I have days that I think I’m going to lose it because of sleep deprivation.
Anyway, it was a fun read. I don’t know about you but I get strange delight from hearing about other parents who are just as screwed up as I am.