Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This is week 3 and I'm moving right along with my writing. Last week was a little rough, because I didn’t know where to go with the story. One of my writing buddies, suggested I needed to resolve the story. She was right.  I’m at the last arc of the story and it’s time to find out what happens with the characters. Do they meet their goals?  Do they learn from their journey?

I can say that these last couple of days have been rough. I’m not use to writing everyday, but I’m making myself do something even if its just 200 words its better than nothing at all.

One of my goals for 2012 is to write 100 words a day.

How is your NANO going?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Natural Hair Journey - First Hair Meet Up

I experienced my first hair meet up.  It was hosted at a shop called Twist in the Cherokee shopping area.

There were four ladies who showed up to learn about natural hair.  I host, Kelly was warm and welcoming.  She asked for a volunteer to show us how to do flat twists.  One of the ladies voluteered and she started the process by washing her hair.  She used a conditioner and oil to wash her hair with.

She blow dried her hair and began the flat twists.  While doing all this she explained different techniques and answered our questions about natural hair.

It was a fun time hanging with other women who shared their experiences of going natural.  We all had different reasons and difference grades of hair.  One young lady had locs and shared her experiences with them.

I'm looking forward to our next meet up.

Have you been to a natural hair meet up? 

P.S. Have you ever heard of a site called Meet Up?  This is a great place to learn about local groups in your area.  This is where I found my natural meet up.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Natural Hair Journey - Straight Hair

I haven't talked about my hair journey lately, so I thought I'd catch you up on what's been going on.

The gray has been driving me crazy and I was coloring my hair too much, that I ended up damage it.  I decided to let my hair heal before I try the color again.

I went to my daughter's stylist to let her do the color instead of myself.  She put the color in and trimmed my ends which were in dire need.  She suggested I blow dry it out and let her trim the ends.  I wanted to see what my hair looked like straight, so I let her blow dry it and press it out.

I loved the look, reminded me of my perm days.  I didn't think about taking pictures or I would have some to share.  I know for next time.

I've decided that for the winter I would wear my hair straight for two weeks and curly for two weeks.

I found out that I've grown lazy when it comes to my hair.  When your hair is straight you have to curl it each morning.  I wasn't use to that type of work.  I loved how pretty it looked, but hated getting up early to do it.

This natural hair is a learning process. 

What have you tried new with your hair?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veterans Day

I served in the Navy (1985-1991) Active Duty and (1991-1997) Reserves.  These were some of the best years of my life.  At the time I thought of it as a job.  I didn't realize how serious it was until right after bootcamp and we had a few issues overseas.  Most of the men who'd just completed bootcamp were sent to fight.  I was in the military.

I'm thankful for those years I served.  I learned about good work ethics, made some life long friends and I saw some of our country.

I want to say thank you to all our veterans. Thank you for serving your country.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

NaNoWriMo: Thirty Days Of Writing

Call me crazy but I signed up to write a book in a month. 

Don’t I have enough on my plate?  Yes but I want to end 2011 with two completed books.  One revised and one ready to be revised for 2012.

My goal is to write 1600 words a day.  I will write during my lunch time and at home after work.

Here are few tips for NANOWRIMO


Are you participating in the NaNoWriMo?