Thursday, June 25, 2015
Twenty-one years ago today I was shaky about everything but the assurance that the next step for me was to marry Mocha Dad. I was only twenty-two years old!
I am feeling especially grateful towards all of the friends and family who stood with us in support that day. Some of whom must have been collectively scratching their heads to see me say I do only one month after graduating college. My future husband had several more intense years to finish up in graduate school. Life is funny because while adjusting to marriage was challenging, and having both of us pursue graduate degrees at the same time meant our schedules were grueling, I remember those first years as being some of the happiest in my life.
I am so glad I took that step. I could never have anticipated all of the Mocha blessings. Thank God for being in it and continuing to help us through. Marriage is hard work and we haven't reached perfection by any stretch of the imagination, but we are happy to have each other.
Our romantic plans today include an intense day of work beating a deadline for Mocha Dad, as I take our son to his new student orientation at the university in preparation for starting college this fall.
Not really, but so apropos!
We will do better tomorrow, but I am so happy today.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I lived around 165 pounds when I first started to P&W in the spring (before I recorded the video). This morning I weighed in at 156. I have not been on any other exercise regimen because of my knees. I am out and about often. It has become a fun game for me to see how far I can P&W every single time. My days have become filled with physical activity, which for me has been far better than having one intense work out during the day. Here is my original video. As always, when something has helped me, I enjoy sharing it with you.
Original P&W Video
If you don't have a Walmart near you, and are looking to purchase this product online it is a little more expensive. You may find it more convenient to order online. I typically find it in the body lotion aisle in Walmart. I was extremely frustrated to go in yesterday to replenish my stash only to see an empty shelf. The sales representative insisted that she had never heard of this brand, and they only carry what I was seeing in front of me. I told her that I purchase this product all of the time. The lady argued with me for at least five minutes.
In my mind I was saying, Really Lady? Do you really think I would waste my time arguing with you about this product if I haven't been coming to Walmart to get it for years?
You can imagine her surprise when she finally read the labels on the shelf to discover that they do carry the product, were temporarily out of stock and a shipment was coming in two days.
Ya'll know me.
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
I am a Mocha Mom and I am back with a fresh start with my hair and this blog! I am enjoying the new layout. Are you?
A really chatty video is coming tomorrow about my new cut and why my locks are gone. I loved my locks and was amazed to experience for myself as many lockers before me have testified, "You just know when you are ready to let them go."
I have to apologize for neglecting this blog and focusing all of my limited time on the YouTube channel and Facebook page. I have missed blogging and am glad to be back.
Is anybody STILL out there? If so, leave a comment letting me know you're glad to see me.