Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day Locked Love

Just a little picture of the honey and I last weekend for my friend's 25th birthday/St. Patty's celebration. My loctician flat twisted the one side and used pipe cleaners to make curls on the other side. My curls had been slept on twice by the time this picture was taken so they're more waves than anything. I loved the style though and so did everyone else! Look how great Honey's brotherlocks look! He's been locked for 8 months now!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Rice Challenge- Day 1

Hey all! So since February 14, 2010 my church family and I have been putting change into these little rice bowls. This week, March 8-12 is what we like to call THE RICE CHALLENGE. The rice challenge is a challenge in which myself and my church family eat rice for our 3 meals a day.

Did you know that half of the world lives on just $2 a day and half of that (or one fourth) lives on just $1 a day??? That makes us Americans extremely blessed, wouldn't you say? In solidarity with the rest of the world we eat rice, in the hopes that it will help us to fully understand what it is like to live in poverty and help us appreciate just how blessed we are. Not only that, but we are giving back and although the change that we donate to will just be a "drop in the bucket", knowing that we did something should be nourishment enough (at least for 5 days).

Today was day 1 and I'd be lying if I said it was a piece of cake (mmmm, cake). I am hungry, irritable, and sluggish--BUT I am not giving up and I am proud to share that I am doing this. I have never done a fast before and I am not sure what to expect I will gain in addition to the aforementioned things. I will update as much as possible throughout the week but I can't promise you that I will blog every day because I am drained like you wouldn't believe.

**I start roller derby practice tomorrow so I will be eating some extra rice and likely a protein bar to ensure that I get through practice safely.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So it has been a very long time since I have blogged. I apologize for that! I honestly have just been far too lazy to take any pictures of my hair. This is my most recent retightening and I am at 17 months as of March 1st! My locks are doing beautifully and I am very happy with the progress they are making! I'm getting them styled on Wednesday so I will update you all with a picture =) I almost never style them myself because that is the beauty of sisterlocks for me--I DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO THEM!

As for me, I am doing well! I am still on a break from school and focusing on getting back in and finishing my Master's degree in August. I only have 3 classes and a year of internship left so it is my goal to be finished by the end of 2011.

I have taken up a new hobby in the meantime...roller derby! I honestly have no idea where I got the idea from other than the fact that I am not good at any sports related to having to kick, catch, or throw a ball. A friend of mine is doing it with me and we start the Rookie Program this week! I'll also send you updates on that as well...including my injuries lol.

I will try to get on here more often and update you on my locks and other fun things (and maybe no so fun things) going on in my life. I had another blog that I was trying to keep up with and I think it got too overwhelming so I deleted that blog to return to my first guys and my sisterlocks!