Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Beginnings...

Hi Guys,

Its been another long intermission between blog posts but please bear with me. My life is all sorts of cray right now. Anyway i have to gist you about the latest developments in my life.

I have started to drive and must i say its been an experience both good and bad. I finally got a small ride to take me from point A to Point B and am enjoying the experience. I got the car from a friend who wanted to sell it of at a good bargain and at first i was reluctant about getting the car because i thought ( you know how we are) that people would make nasty comments. Why is it your friend's car you bought? Are you sure you bought it or she gave you? Tobi sha wants anything Lagbaja has used...bla bla bla. After due consultation with people that matter to me ( Mum,Sis,Bro,boo and another Close friend)they all said the same thing to me, buy the car. My sis said its a step in the direction for me getting the car i truly want and i should use this car to learn how to drive and God willing will get a better one and who knows it might be brand new. I also remembered all the days of trudging in the rain and the uncomfortable conditions in Danfos and i was like ' What the heck! am getting this car and who gives an ant's fart what people think! After all, i am paying for it. So i am a proud owner of a car ( Nigerian used) but its all mine and after some tweaking i am sure it will serve me well till i get a better one.

Secondly, I changed my phone. It was not in my plan and i am still smarting from the whole experience. Please, please stay away from Blackberry Z10! My phone just refused to come up when i made the fatal mistake of trying to update my OS. I took the phone to a recognized repair shop and after two week of trying to fix it, they gave up as well. I am bitter and i have just not had the time to go to a blackberry store and all that. The phone is an epic fail! So i have ported to Android and i am currently using a Samsung Grand Duo. Am i wowed by the phone? Not really, the camera quality isn't fantastic but i do have access to apps that i did not before and it is a dual sim phone, so that's an advantage. I also finally joined Instagram! Call me a traitor but i finally caved and am just having fun looking at fabulous pictures and tinkering with some of mine. Filters are the shiznnit men!


Till next time folks...

Live love and Laugh...

Monday, March 10, 2014

When a woman has PMS ( Monday Musings)

Hi Guys, 

How have you been? Been so busy that its been an uphill task updating my blog. How was the weekend? Mine as usual was a case of so many things to do with so little time. I had to be a good daughter, a good girl friend and a good friend, Women try oooo. I had to cook, clean, do laundry and still run errands and i still didn't get everything done. The scary part is my life is going to get a whole lot more hectic and crazy as my life progresses into being a wife and a mother.

Well the working week has started again and i must say i am not in the best of moods. Not because its monday specifically but because i am suffering from both Monday blues and PMS aka Pre menstrual Syndrome and i could kill a fluffy white rabbit in my mood.  

Everything sucks right now and i am just like a keg of gun powder waiting to explode. I am just waiting for someone  to misyarn or just say something out of turn and they will see my full blown rage. Almost everyone in my office thinks am all cupcakes and sunshine but when am in this mood and you cross me? Shit gets real! 

No matter how upset or out of sorts i might feel, i am still very good at hiding my murderous urges. I am usually very reserved and quiet and my face is always in scowl and this has always helped in  keeping would be victims away from my scathing tongue in this period . So what exactly is PMS? We know its an acronym but what exactly does it mean and why do women act like either deranged banshees during this period or walking water faucets, i have heard men ask? Well its something that plagues a large percentage of women and its basically like an hormonal surge that just throws everything out of wack,  is what i tell them, but to be more scientific and specific. I decided to do some research for our clueless male species, so they get with the program. So here we go: 

Definition: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to a woman's menstrual cycle ( Source: Wikipedia) 

Symptons: Common emotional and non-specific symptoms include stressanxiety, difficulty in falling asleep (insomnia), headachefatiguemood swings, increased emotional sensitivity, and changes in libido.[4] Physical symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle include bloating, abdominal cramps,constipation, swelling or tenderness in the breasts, cyclic acne, and joint or muscle pain.[5]( Source: Wikipedia) 

Managing PMS: 

  • family and friends can provide emotional support during the time of a woman's cycle;
  • avoid salt before the menstrual period;
  • reduce caffeine intake;
  • quite smoking;
  • reduce alcohol intake; and
  • reduce intake of refined sugars. 
  • Exercise  
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So there you have it. PMS is actually a medically recognized illness  and its severity differs from woman to woman and month to month.  Another way, men can help is just to give us a good dose of ' Leave us the hell alone' during this time and just be supportive. 

Wishing you all a PMS free week ahead. 

Live Love and Laugh