Showing posts with label personal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personal. Show all posts

Water Pass Garri

 Eya is very strong. 
Every time I sleep in this blue room for like three nights in a row, I fall sick as in the type where even my bones and ribs feel pain. I have tried to ignore thinking that the room doesn't like me but it's not working. The girls sardine themselves there during holidays because this is the only room in the house with a soft mattress that let's you sleep even while the alarm rings. Every other room has a mattress as hard as igneous rock because oga at the top believes that the hardness is best for our spinal cords. They spend long holidays scrambled there and no one falls sick o.

They leave for school and I decide to enjoy the soft bed too a few times. In short, I won't lie, the soft bed is not my only reason. The other reason that makes me find excuses to snore there is having a 'room mate' that can wake up at 2am and switch on CNN or go online to read news while the bright light from gadgets disturbs my sleep deprived eyes. Not only that sef, what about opening the bathroom door, plugging phones to charge and then later unplugging to use while the continent is still asleep. Ok, I have tried complaining o but after all these years? No more complaining a beg. I'd rather find a way out myself. After complaining, movements and late night TV, and opening doors will stop,  but not permanently.

I discover that in this room alone or with my little Chairman we sleep better and feel rested the next day. Not only we sef, HE too gets to leave his CNN or Supers ports running all night long with no one complaining and switching off so it's a win win.  but I don't know who that "mean something" is that gets angry every time I leave my hubby's room for 3 nights in a row .sickness chases me back like I quickly pack my blanket because even though I don't say it, in my heart,  I'm looking at this room with a side eye. I started calling it marriage lover because,  it hates when you abandon your matrimonial bed and seek the comfort of a soft mattress, I'm just saying sha.

This time I woke up fine, had my bath and even went into the noisy night master bedroom to say good morning. Seconds after that, I couldn't even lift my legs to go pack lunch boxes or breakfast. By ten I managed to get up but could not pick Chairman or walk straight cos loose stool added a widget to my system.


THIS, Is How Mums Burn Calories, Lose Weight At Home

Stationery Biking and sweating it out with the baby.

Sweating on him, who cares? after this we go shower .
When I couldn't continue going to the gym because while gyming, concentration is lost as my little boy screams his lungs out right outside, and my able brother takes good care by ensuring they stay very close to the gym door so that mummy doesn't take too long. So, I stopped and after some weeks went back to my comfortable snacking before going to bed. I stopped looking at the bathroom scale nor climbing on top.

So this week, he tells me that I'm gaining weight and I know it's true becuse I can feel it and my long throat for snacks, shortbread, chocolate chip cookies and sometimes sneakers at bedtime has not really helped. I actually did boast that when the baby is weaned, I'll lose ten kilograms with ease and that would have been very easy if not this devilish temptation of snacking at night just to cool off and enjoy my personal time and space. OK, I don't want to check after I hear that I started gaining again but the last time I checked which was last week, my weight was 84 kg  ... I want anything below 80, even 78 kg is fine for me.

No excuse whatsoever so I decide to work out at home and come and see the work out mehn. The light sleeper hears when I start biking and immediately jumps out of bed. Even with closed doors, he hears and is very interested in my exercises. No one dares take him away when mummy is burning calories, he must be a part of the sweating so, the pics are what we do. Because I refuse to just let myself slip into full blown obesity, which is very easy and difficult to reverse. I refuse to stop and pick up Mr cutie, so, I pick him up and we continue reducing the thighs with one hand on him and the other on the elliptical bike. While doing it yesterday , I asked that my pics be taken to share with you.

I tried waking an hour earlier to exercise and shower before morning activities, it worked for a while and what made me stop that arrangement? can't tell now, probably got tired of waking by 4am because I want to lose weight.

This thing called weight gain, it's very very easy, once you lose focus and begin to do any how, watch out in the next couple of days. Once you begin to eat anyhow and after 6pm, watch out. Returning back to slim is an uphill task. It has been my habit and this time won't be different by God's grace. Once my baby is weaned, I work very hard to shed that weight and return to my flat tommy body which I'm really looking forward to.

No
excuse for us mums, anywhere, those folds around the waist don't look attractive, Fat fat thighs increase cellulite and not fun to behold. Our christian mother hand that shakes when we point  or raise hands to say Praiiise the lord, they are not healthy and not pleasant to the eye.

There's one simple test that can help us ladies; when you are just in your under pants and bra, stand infront of the mirror, look yourself from hair to toe, how do you look? be honest dear. If you were a husband/man, how would you rate that body you see in the mirror?
Does it look
appealing?
desirable?
lovely?
attractive?
charming?
magnetic?
OR
a little repulsive?
a little unpleasant with all our mummy folds, and extra wobbly flesh and stomach falling over the veejayjay?
Has any human

Letter From My Nine Year Old Proves Nigerian Educational System Not As Poor

An expressive letter from my nine year old
Cleaning the dining area with carelessness and a frown on her face, I scolded and called her back three times until she did a good job. Afterall, they ate there. She is big for her age and at this age, sweeping the floor should be done happily says mum. I know I yelled while correcting, this was because mummy too wasn't in a great mood at that moment. While scolding, her elder sister also said to her that her sweeping is poor for her age as a nine year old and, we all expressed our  disappointment, lol.

After cleaning, she quietly entered her room and then came out with this letter. I still told

Wives Connection Updates And My Confession, God Please Help Me!

Hello Aunty Eya,

Are you okay? Is everyone and everything okay?
I have been refreshing Wc for almost a week now with no new post and this is very unlike you. I know you just moved house about a month ago but creating a little time out of your busy schedule to upload one new post everyday is very important to keep Wc alive and running.

You worked hard to create awareness that's why we all got to know of and joined wC so please don't relax now so you are not back to square 1 again.

Please also update Wc on your absence as people have started speculating and saying a lot of insulting things.

Some of us look up to you as you have empowered us in so many ways you are not even aware of. Please don't let that positive energy in you be tired as that might affect us your fans.

Regards


MY REPLY
Hi sister ..., thanks for your kind words. You know I wanted to let you guys know I'm very very

I Have A Confession...

Um, I don't know how to say this but I can't run away from the truth. I once boasted about something to you guys but ...I refuse to link to that post for now. I was so sure of something but got the opposite, lol. 

Wish I know how to keep quiet but it won't be fair on my loving/caring blog readers. There was a post last year 2012, where I said

Body No Be Wood O, Kindly Bear With Me Please

May I use this time to plead with everyone that you pls continue to bear with me. I have been really down lately but didn't want to mention it. #MyFaithSaysI'mStrong

When I post, I do so lying down and sometimes I can't even wake up in the evening to check my mails or post.

Sorry for delaying your mails, once my health  picks up, we'll continue as usual. For those unhappy that I don't add my voice to the advice given pls bear with me. For now, I visit the blog sometimes just once in a whole day. I will try and make it up. Thanks to everyone who has continued to visit whether I post or not and for all of us still contributing comments, and still helping out with advice to those in need, may The Almighty bless you all abundantly.

**I receive a lot of mails these days from us readers, pleading that I don't publish, requesting that I just advice and leave it that way for fear of insults. May

Name Change Consideration?

Hello Blog Fam(
When I started this blog, believe me, didn't think there would be men and singles here. In my mind, I wanted a place where wives will come relax, sit like in a town hall meeting, discuss with different wives, share ideas, share their different problems and look for solutions together. This is what led to the name wives townhall connection which I later shortened to wives connection.

To the glory of the Almighty, our men discovered the blog, some were introduced by their wives and girlfriends while others

ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY

Wives Connection Is One
Wives connection Emergency kitchen.
Celebrating one year of blogging. To God be all the glory. Though I wanted to blog and just do something about families, women, cooking etc, I didn't know it was going to kick off on that fateful day. It all started on the 31st May 2012 late at night trying to experiment with my daughter. Suddenly we saw pageviews and decide  to try again, we saw more pageviews and I'm "Ok, I think people enjoy reading what I post so I'll keep posting"

Between May 2012 and January 2013, the blog had just over 30,000 views. Between January 2013 and May 2013 this blog has seen over

What's Your Worst Cooking Blunder?

Yesterday Saturday, everyone was at home and my girls asked for Corn and bean meal. I cook this with sweet corn and we enjoy it.  don't know why yesterday I
didn't feel like using sweet corn. I sent for a mudu of corn from the market, which they helped me wash and put on the fire.

After about 20 minutes, I washed the brown beans and added.  Tried to take pictures so I can share but the camera was giving colors I didn't understand. I guess my kids must have played with the settings of that camera. Anyway, I dropped the camera and continued cooking. All  ingredients added. The

More Pictures From Our Tour Of The Agbokim Waterfalls

 Right in the main bowl of the Agbokim waterfalls.
We are here in December, and the tour guide explains that there is not much to see because at this time of the year, the water level has reduced. The best time to visit the Falls

Happy New year and Thank You

 It's a happy New Year, so we dance

 boogie boogie, it's a happy New Year
I can't thank you enough for making me a blogger. The only reason I still write and publish is because you read and I see the page views increasing.
This blog was born on the 30th of

A Tour Of The Agbokim WaterFalls In Pictures

Just got back from touring the Agbokim waterfalls. I tried to see if it connects, and though very slow internet connection here, I am still happy that I can post a few pics. The day was full of adventure. We were ten in number that made the trip.

The excitement on the faces of the young ladies when I announced to them this morning that we will be visiting the waterfalls in Cross River State. The trip was uneventful except for good music and video CDs that I packed for the girls and which kept us company, some fell asleep in the car, but once the kids set eyes on the waterfalls and the vapor around the falls, the atmosphere changed automatically. We took so many pics and I hope to upload more later.
Posing for photographs on a hill beside the Agbokim water falls. Lol!

Between Water And Electricity

 Free Flowing Natural Water
Now I'd understand better when I hear someone say "water is life."  There has not been a single drop of running water in my area for about four days now. Water board announced that they were having problems and that by Saturday  water will begin to run again. Saturday ran by, Sunday crawled along and now, Monday has arrived. Today is a working day and people are really in need of pure portable water.
Now, to you Water Board, *a promise not kept* and to

I Am First To Finish. For How Long?

 This morning, I am seriously considering our everyday winner gets a gift thing. It is becoming a chore for me with having to get something for the first to finish on a daily basis. At the end of the day, it is not only the winner who takes it. The loser also gets something because I cannot endure the cries and promises to do better next time.

At the beginning of this School session, I felt a little bit relaxed when it comes to morning rush. This is because the two "senior" girls have left for boarding School and it felt like "OK, with this two little ones, the work is reduced by half," I was sooo wrong.

Eya, Learn A Second Language!

French homework
French homework (Photo credit: eefeewahfah)
Learning a foreign language has become very necessary for me. Kids bring homework for supervision, I do it successfully in all other subjects except French Language. Every time there is home work in French Language, I keep my head straight,  put a little frown on,  before giving the response " Leave that one for Daddy or go check Online" If I do not put that little frown that makes me very serious, I will have to answer too many questions for not knowing  the answers to "that simple French Homework"

The kids are learning French in School. Hubby can speak English, French and  German fluently and even a bit of Japanese, so, why can't I just try to speak at least one foreign language. Am I that dull?  I announce to them on Sunday evening that before this year ends, I will not only be learning but speaking French Language in this house. They ask how and I refuse to say.  Why should I?  when all I want is shock them with speaking. 
There was no time to start yesterday as planned,

A Letter To My Daughters

My Dearest Cuties,
How are you doing today? Hope you are doing great and having a good time?  We are fine except that we miss you so much. We are eagerly looking forward to the Christmas holiday. The days seem so slow while the nights drag too long. In just three weeks we are going to be together. These three weeks seem like a whole year to me. How are your friends? Do you find time to talk a little and have some fun or do you just read read read and read? 

Every evening I imagine you two reading in the School library. I see you walk back to your different rooms and Shaloooo, I see you waving goodnight to your little sister Boboo and I just wish that you two share the same room or hostel. If it were possible, I would have ensured that you both sleep side by side. 
It is shocking how

True Confession Night

Spent the whole early hours enjoying #confession night on Twitter and laughing. Will like to share the twelve  that made me laugh the loudest: I refused to confess on Twitter and chose to make my confessions in the "privacy" of my blog readers.

High Heeled Shoes? Not Anymore


A short Comment I left at Romance Meets Life inspired  this post. While admiring Myne's collection of  lovely high heeled shoes, the memories just came right back. Never thought I'd say this here, but the discussion  after my comment made me decide to share. I love heels especially platforms. They help you walk elegantly. When you wear high heeled shoes your steps are taken care of. Even without much on, you feel confident and classy. I love platforms, I love heels. However, a fall I had recently made me decide to reduce my inches when it comes to beautiful stilts:

My husband and I were at a

The Ten Commandments Of Our Bathroom

English: Pedestal squat toilet
English: Pedestal squat toilet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Decorative toilet seat
Decorative toilet seat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  1. If at first you don't succeed, KEEP FLUSHING! DON'T RUSH OUT!
    1. You must sit straight up. Bending forward is not permitted as it may splash toilet water on your bum. Bending forward may soil the whole place when you have a running stomach. Sitting straight sends it straight down and neat too.

  2. You must not talk while in there. Lips must
    remain sealed to enable you concentrate.

  3. Do not forget to spray the deodorant before leaving. Spraying more than once can be offensive and choking so one pufffff is enough.

What's In A Name?

Eya Ojong Ayambem
"Today it is Joy Ojay, Tomorrow it will be Eya. Is she OK at all?  What is her name by the way?"...  "This lady is not serious at all. At a time when we are getting used to Joy Ojay, she suddenly switches to one long African Name Lol!"

Dear readers, please bear with yours truly. It is just one person.
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