That is the question I am asking myself at this moment.
I have considered writing a blog post but the impulse has not been strong enough.
However, the receipt of TTTEC requests reminded me that I have not been to these here parts in a long time and that I need to check in on my 'computer friends'. So, how una dey?
I'm not going to lie and say that I have been reading your blogs. I have been far too busy for that. Sorry. Even Facebook hardly sees me. The company has resorted to spamming me with emails about one notification or another. *Reminder, change the email seetings on your FB account, pronto*
I have been on Twitter, but not often enough to truly count. Luckily for me, I get to gist with fellow blogger Sokari of Blacklooks.org from time to time, but apart from that, well, I no know.
What have you guys been up to?
It was sad to read about the ABSU rape. It was even sadder to see that so many people watched the brutal assault or listened to the audio. And sadder still to see how certain people made money from such a horrible situation. My condolences go out to the poor lady and her family, who must undoubtedly be struggling with the situation. Shame on the school, state and federal authorities for doing absolutely nothing until the foreign media and twitter got outraged. As I have said to friends and on certain blogs, the best thing for this woman would be safe and quick passage out of Nigeria, in my opinion.Let her get medical and psychological help. God have mercy and give her strength.
To the mothers of those boys, I can only say if you know your son committed the crime, give him up!!!
This summer was spent reading and gardening. My backyard was covered in watermelon, red corn (yes, you read right), yellow corn, tomatoes (which were great for stew!!!!), strawberries (which came under attack by some unknown creature but still kept my kids happy) and roses! Our carrots did not yield much but we are thankful for the little we got. My herb garden was off the chain!!!! Rosemary, thyme, spring onions, chives, basil, cilantro, parsley, mint, lavender .... My chicken stew was the biznisssss. So was everything else! Hahahaha. No really, I was so proud of myself. I have always strived for a serious summer herb garden but this was the first year that it went off without a hitch. The kids were old enough to help and not hinder the process is the main reason why. They tenderly watered plants and helped me prune. When our rose bushes came under attack by Japanese beetles and aphids, my children stood with me in the hot sun to kill them! Sorry for those who may be upset that I did not seek a more humane way of getting rid of them.
Source: http://cindyha.wordpress.com/tag/roses/All I know is that the best way to get rid of Japanese beetles, without killing your roses or other plants, is to drown them in a bucket of water. *sticks tongue out* In 2012, I plan to bottle my herbs, baby! Place your orders now! :p
Ah, did I mention that The King is now in kindergarten? I have to tell you guys about the wahala myself and the Godmothers went through to get him the perfect bag that he wanted for school. *sigh* Thank God he is excelling, his teacher loves him and his classmates like him as well.
Woah, this post is getting long, so it is obviously time to stop. For anyone who reads this, I appreciate your time. Please let me know how you are doing so I can swing by your blog and say hi properly. Thanks to all the bloggers who sent messages to check in on me and mine. I had to take a break. I lost family members, kids were getting older and there was just so much work to do. I have communicated with most of your personally and want to take the time to once again say thank you. I truly appreciate that any of you thought about me to reach out. May God bless you all and may everything you touch be a success. That prayer goes for everyone, whether you thought of me or not. =)
See you around!