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I’m In Love With A Cook!


You see, I usually don’t get hungry or eat before 11am and any day I do that, then something unusual had happened. I’ll leave the reasons for another day. Before, you begin your sermon on “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, can I be excused briefly from this Master class? Thank you.

To make matters worse, I don’t love bread (just like my dad 😌) except it is toasted and has some messages inside that I have to decode, then you’ve got me! By the way, those ‘coded messages’ should not make my bread soggy or else, I won’t eat it.

Imagine my shock and much to my delight this morning when I asked Oba to help me with eggs and sausage and the helping took a while as I dressed up, only to see toasted bread in my food pack 😳. I lifted the bread to be sure the eggs were there…after all that’s the request.
Eggs? ✅
Sausage? ✅
And I dropped back the bread with a mild protest of “I may likely not eat this because it will get soggy!”
Oba responds, “It’s toasted bread, baby!”
I can see that, but it’s still hot and by the time I get to the office, it will be. I protested.

Fast forward to office scenario:
The bread started calling my name just before work began, I still had time on my hands, I simply ignored it. After all, I don’t get hungry before 11am. Next thing, I knew, I brought the pack out to keep it close so I can delve into it when it’s time but alas, the sounds grew stronger and stronger and with each cry to be redeemed, my defenses fell apart. I hate to admit.

I began thinking about giving you this gist with half a piece gone, but by the time I got to typing the title, the whole slice had disappeared.
Boy! That was delicious!
After adding some messages inside, he pan-toasted the bread. So I didn’t get a hard-crust toasted bread, but a succulent, soft and now decoded bread with my eggs and sausage till awaiting demolition at a later hour.

So you see why I’m in love with the cook, because he knew my button and he pressed it well, till I broke my own law!

It’s #ThankfulTuesday and I have someone to thank God for and he is all mine!

PS: When I told Oba “I’m in love with a cook”, he asked me which one? And I asked him how many he knew. He listed Udy of @foodtopiaud and Idong of @idy_lacremecakes, but left himself out.
This is just you babes! And it’s a double!

#UnapologeticallyMe

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Thanksgiving

Week 8 of Thankfulness


This week is not over, as a matter of fact, it just started. But, I’m thankful for every life that comes my way and the opportunity I get to say something to them that makes all the difference, helps them understand a bit better and leave with a smile. Even when the situation is still the same and there’s no sure way out around us yet, they leave with a better attitude.

And you know what Hope does, it keeps you pressing on!

That is what I’m thankful for so far.
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Thankful Thursday

#ThankfulThursday – Consistency


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Tuesday Thoughts

#TuesdayThoughts – Kindness 2


Imani gave today’s topic and I realised that I had written on kindness before. Well, I’m doubly sure someone needs to hear this, probably why it is repeated. If you have been kind and not seeing any reward, just keep being you! That’s what makes the world go round for some other people and you mean the world to them!

You are blessed! ❤

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Challenge Haiku

Field of gems!


I can’t believe I missed last week’s challenge. But you know me, I’m not giving up on that opportunity to explore a world of precious stones, moments and tribute! https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-94-diamondspearls/

Keep Digging

Sprawling field stretches

Looking commonplace hiding

The gems underneath

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You are…

Precious to me, child…

Than diamonds, purer than pearls

I’d go nuts losing.

Picture Source: http://www.winterson.co.uk/blog/2011/07/diamonds-and-pearls-a-girls-best-friends/

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Thankful Thursday

#ThankfulThursday – Other People’s Experience


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Lyrical Mondays

#LyricalMonday – …and it dawned on me!


Sometimes, we need to let go of things, systems (that are no longer working) etc. I know I was talking about relationship here, but when you look at life generally, you will discover that this applies all-round.

An awakening will set you on the part to freedom…look inward and around you, it just might be the TIME TO LET GO! You are better than this, if you didn’t know, I’m affirming it today.

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Lyrical Mondays

#LyricalMonday on a Tuesday – Thanks


One of those times you look at your life and you are thankful for the people God has brought your way, because by their presence alone you easily hear God say to you “I care!”. And when they step into place to do what has been commanded of them by God to do in your life, then gratitude just flows endlessly from your lips.

For every of such person You have sent to me through the years *wink*, You know I’m grateful and I love You, Lord!

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Quotes

#Writer’s Quote Wednesday on a Thursday


I love a Maya Angelou any day.

I’m sure I’ve seen this quote countless times but today I’m using it again to remind myself that I need to be careful how I say what I say on paper and otherwise, since people will always remember how I made them feel.

My intentions are not to make you feel good always, No! Sorry, if you expected that. As sometimes, you will need a wake-up call to change direction and that might hurt 😦

They are not to make you sad all through either, but to give you LIFE and you know Life is a mix of all things bright, beautiful, sad, lone and happy…the good, the bad and ugly like they say. Or LIFE according to the Bible, but whatever it is you choose, I want you to enjoy every remembrance you have of me that I met you and left you better.

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That, Colleen, is the onerous work on every writer to give every reader something to stop and think about before taking the next step.

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Challenge Haiku

Milk Smooth


Dripping Lips

He talks with finesse

Offering peace with a twist

Smooth deceiver

Beware

Be deft in the art

To figure out swindlers

Smooth innocence

 

Daily I’m inspired to write Haiku. Thank you Ronovan for this opportunity.

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