Friday, February 20, 2009

Mixed Gists

How's it going bloggers and readers? I hope you've had a great week, whether you've been at work or at school battling the approaching deadlines. Even if it hasn't been a particularly good one, at least it's over now and you can look forward to a happier, relaxing weekend. Plan something fun for yourself, or just unwind with your favourite pleasures - whether that is shoe shopping, a tub of ice-cream or a good book.

I've had quite an eventful week, starting last valentine weekend. Hubby and I usually go out for dinner on valentine's day but this time we decided to stay in instead. In the morning, we exchanged gifts, cards and kisses -and in the evening, I made us a nice home-cooked three course meal. Hubby loved it a lot and said my cooking was better than any restaurant meal he had eaten! That's great, cos that means I'll experiment a bit more and surprise him with another fancy meal soon. So that's how I spent my valentine's day and I couldn't have wished for anything better :)

I got back into the swing of things with my writing this week and made progress which I'm pleased about. I still feel like I'm going much slower than I want to so I've set myself a deadline of March 30th to finish the first draft of my novel. (By God's Grace!) There, now that I've put that date on this blog, I hope I'll have the added incentive to accomplish it!


I've been missing my baby sister all week. (She's not really a baby anymore, but I'm four years older than her - so even when she's 60 she'll still be my little sister). I really need to give her a call soon, I've run out of excuses and yahoo messenger just doesn't cut it anymore. Besides, I have this feeling that she needs to talk to me, just as much as I need to talk to her. Isn't it funny when you call someone for no reason, there's usually something important happening in their lives that they need to tell you?

Something else came up this week, hubby got a new job - yay! I'm really proud of him and thrilled with his progress. This new job is based in London though - so- you guessed it! We might have to move back into London soon. Now, me and London have a funny love/hate relationship. I moved out of London in 2004 and have quite happily settled into a cosy arrangement where I visit London once in a while to do what I need but don't have to deal with all the hassle of living there. It's a useful place - lots of friends and family live there, I can get access to Nigerian food shops, my writing class and most networking events happen in Central London, I used to work there, etc etc. But there are downsides too, which I'm not looking forward to. Anyway we'll see how it goes. Hubby doesn't start the job until the end of April so we've got time to sort ourselves out. Time enough for me to get over my reservations.

I'm planning to have a quiet and productive weekend, fingers crossed! I'm reading a book at the moment, The Evidence Against Her which is something very different from what I usually read, but it's interesting and I hope I learn lots of useful stuff from it. Have a great weekend too, whatever you do!


15 comments:

  1. I'd like to live in london... for a couple of months at least... everyone says it's because Im not there that I want to live there

    Call your sister soonest o... I always call my sister for any and no reason... and we just talk talk talk talk talk

    I really like this Igwe song... I rock it in my car at least once a week... do you have their CD? It's pretty good

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  2. I love this song! It's my most played on my iTunes...lol

    And I prefer chilled evenings at home than eating out. At least you can cuddle...:D
    x!

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  3. congrats to ur hubby..i love experimental cookin too..
    wish u the best is you work towards the march date..

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  4. Hi dearie

    Thanks for the other day. Well done on giving yourself a deadline for your writing and congratulations on hubby's new job. Understand your love/hate relationship with london. I love it but would prefer to raise a family on the outskirts...

    remain blessed

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  5. Glad you had a fun val's day! And well done on the cooking...my hubby does say i'm the bes cook though, sometimes i wonder if he's right or not...lol
    Yes i will be on your back for the deadline babe!

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  6. Congras to hubby for the new job and I am really happy your Valentine day was fun...stay blessed and I sure am relaxing my mind. School work is hectic. Thanks!!

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  7. I'm sending your husband a big congratulations on his new job! It's nice that you have a bit of time to sort out the logistics of your resulting move. Maybe once you're back in London you can make time to get out of the big bustling city every now and then!

    I hope you've called your sister by now, and that you both had a good conversation.

    All the best as you work toward your March 30th deadline...I have been having trouble meeting my goals for this month!

    Have a great week!

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  8. Congrats to your oga on his new job.

    Love the song Igwe. Reminds me of my final week as a spinster.

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  9. I'm been thinking about doing experimental cooking these days. That should be inteteresting, no?

    Aww @ you and hubby. I can imagine the fun y'll had. You shoulda kept some food us too

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  10. I'm been thinking about doing experimental cooking these days. That should be inteteresting, no?

    Aww @ you and hubby. I can imagine the fun y'll had. You shoulda kept some food us too

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  11. L.webster9:06 AM

    awww. :blowkiss:
    waiting on said call!

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  12. My lil sis is lil sis. that wont change.

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  13. experimental cooking...hmm interessant! glad to see you are just chillaxing! :D

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  14. thanks for ur comment on my last post. I have also started experimental cooking. not exactly experimental sha cos i love cooking. after we got back from honeymoon on sunday I prepared a sumptous meal of correct vegetable fried rice + with orisiri meat and bokoto + fried plantain( the way My king loves it). He was overjoyed seeing the food, that afternoon I confirmed it again... the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

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  15. Okay, love, love, lurve the CD. Hate, hate, h-a-t-e the video. Does not do their album justice. At all. Anyhoo, how are you?

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