Can you believe this ish?!?! Yeah, this nor’easter has the nerve to be dropping some serious snow on NJ after Hurricane Sandy left her business all over our front yard!! There are tons of people who still have NO power! Ten days later and we still have NO POWER!! TEN!! Y’all don’t know. I’ve been trying to keep a positive and sunny disposition knowing how much worse many have it. But, gotta be honest, when I went on the NJ.gov site yesterday and saw a report that indicated nobody else in my town was getting restored until Friday, my happy face slipped and I broke down! It was about 6 pm at work and I just started tearing up and crying thinking about going home to a cold, dark house for yet another night! But then, a reflexive post on FB resulted in help from friends. So, again, I was reminded of my many blessings and pulled it back together. And, despite the snowy conditions shown above, Wei and I are nice and toasty!! Mwah!!
Anywho, this post is kind of just my week in pictures.
Looks like we’re outside camping, doesn’t it?
So, a friend scared me about using the oven to heat the house (an open oven releases dangerous carbon monoxide! I did not know that!). So, I tried the “heating a pot of water on the stovetop” tactic instead. Do you see that white mess in the pot? I will never drink unfiltered water from my tap again!! I knew my water was hard … but DANG!!! So happy that I invested in that Aquasana water filter last year!!
Got my vote on yesterday and was able to watch the results come at a friends house! I was cautiously optimistic when we saw them declare President Obama the winner and a second-term president!! You know, they’ve been wrong before ;). But, when I woke up this morning and saw it confirmed, a big smile crossed my face :). Whoot whoot!! I don’t like the gloating that goes on a lot of places as I wouldn’t like it if the tables were turned. So, I try to avoid being braggadocios. However, politics aside, there’s something so emotionally uplifting to me about having a black family in the White House and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
And, you know, this being a hair site and all … I’ll end with hair! But, don’t get your hopes up! I got nothing much for you! I haven’t washed my hair since the Sunday before Sandy (thank GOODNESS I did that or I might be going on three week hair!!). So, I’ve been rocking buns since the weekend. I have to say, that TnC with the Mizani True Textures leave-in and jelly really provided a great foundation! My ends are still nicely curled and my hair feels decent! I’ll definitely be using it again! I’ve re-moisturized with a variety of things periodically over the last ten days and have used Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel and shea butter to slick my edges for the buns as the Mizani TT jelly did flake when I reapplied it to dry hair (I was able to dissolve the flakes by applying a little water). As or right now, my hair doesn’t feel tacky, greasy or oily and I don’t have any apparent product build-up. NICE! All that being said, I’m not looking forward to the detangling session that is going to go down my next wash day!! *Yeeesh*
Alright, that’s it. Just wanted to check in again while I have the opportunity!! Hope you all are doing well! For my east coast friends who are playing the same waiting game with your power company, here’s to getting power within the next week and praying that this nor’easter doesn’t take anyone back out or cause too many delays!! Shoot, some people are being told that they won’t get power until Thanksgiving or early December!! Another reminder to thank God for my blessings. But, that being said, I’m not going to stand on the roof of a burning building when God sent a fireman on a ladder. My condo community loses power ALL of the time and for multiple days every time! We ALWAYS seem to be last on the list for repairs and watch as everyone around us gets lights (seriously. everyone. all around us.). So, I’ve started looking for an indoor generator for real man! Can’t be doing this junk all winter long … and I have a feeling that it’s going to be a long, cold, snowy one.
Good night sweethearts! Stay warm!!