Preparing for Different Strokes

Hi Peeps,

To him from whom all blessings come be praise and glory titilai, amen.

I have been reading some of this naija folks saying it's cold in Nigeria at the moment witht he harmattan and all. I am reading and thinking yeah right come over when you wear 4-5 layers and you still drinking Tea every hour as if it's going out of fashion.

The northerly or is it westerly winds was blowing so hard on Tuesday the thing nearly carried me off ground opelope ajesara of starch okele in different forms. If I had reached my target weight the wind for carry me. I am determined to walk to work so I just giddy up (add more layers if need be) and keep walking.

My friend then calls me on Tuesday and when I mentioned weather she just said meshionu (i.e. keep shut) "go online now and google for the temperature in my city" (she is in canada), guess what the temp was -15c kilode (mouth wide open), I meshionued one time.

Teaser
So if Adam and Eve were naked in the garden, that means there was no winter in the garden of Eden abi there was no winter at all?

Shall we blame the weather on the eating of apple, because it seems as if "in the beginning it was not so" (to borrow someone's favourite phrase).

If the garden of Eden is a tropical country and I am from a tropical country (Naija) that means I am seriously blessed. Maybe I should just carry bags back to Lasgidi....

I got a mail in my inbox and it kind of set me thinking.....

As much as I try not to fret, all this recession talk is causing me to access, another interest rate cut in how many weeks, it's like the desperate measure of a man fighting Titanic.

I wonder how prepared generally for the future but also specific to the current economic situation around me.

My question is how prepared are you for the next stroke be it a relationship, marriage, children, unexpected Economic downturn, your future e.t.c?

Hmmn let me go and do some thinking and planning

Holla back, Shalom

32 comments:

Pink-satin said...

am i first!!!!YAY!!!! everyone has been ringing Marriage in my head!but really i dont know how prepared i am for that!!

desperate lady said...

Def not prepared eventho I'm very desperate!
I'm in the states n I think this is one of the best winters we.ve had. Its not as cold as everyone expects........yea I heard its very cold in canada.

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fluffycutething said...

Hmmmm food for thought!!!

Afrobabe said...

Hei chikito....WIND CARRYING PPL IN UK!!! that should be the head lines over here...I am seriously considering naija as well...this cold is not for my bones jare...let me go back to parrying all the way...like I partied sef...ok, i don digress oh...

Jinta said...

must confess i am not at all prepared for whatever next steps come my way. too busy trying to deal with the present...

laspapi said...

the rainy day always comes. I hope it gives me advance warning.

In my head and around me said...

a LOT of us are in the category that Jinta has described. We need to change that before we get a raw deal on a rainy day.

30+ said...

@Pinksatin, omo am I glad to see you back.

@Desperate, you probably are not desperate. Good to see you up and about.

@Barb, I never met you ke and I kno buy.

@Fluffycute, My tot is still eating the food.

@Afrobabe, you forget that my location as far as blogville dey concerned is a village in Bhutan. It snowed last night...bet that was on BBC UK :). Yes o let's migrate to Naija jo.

@Jinta, that is what we call fire fighting - lol

@Laspapi, quite a while usually it does not.

@In my head and around...is this not the same thing affecting the Country as a whole.

geisha said...

meyn -15... in here its cold when the weather is like, 25! pele...

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

hehehe..
na so my friend call me the other day complaning about the harmattan, I tell am mechionu too..lol

but canada na die, thats why its so easy to get permanent residency there..the place is scanity

Rinsola said...

Missy, come over to Chicago and experience the best winter ever (i so wish).
Can we really be prepared for the next stroke in our lives? Though i'm anxious for the next stroke in my life, but i know i'm not fully prepared. I just believe things would sort itself out when i get there (no be like magic o).
Have a great week ahead missy.

darkelcee said...

i tried to post a message yesterday but hem the wireless connection i was using was sick.lol!

hmm, our weather in naija is not "too" normal. the cold is rather harsh and unfriendly but really cannot be compared to -10 abi?

i believe this statement strongly-

"When God takes you to it He will take you thru it"

I know i am not prepared for anything cos by myself i can do nothing but with God ALL things will be possible.

Sweetheart,

just trust in the Lord with all your heart , he will direct your path if/when you dont lean on ur own understanding.

love

Ms. emmotions said...

i prefer not to thing of any next step for now ..lol
the present steps, am still buzy tryna figure them out...lmao

first time here i think,
not a bad stay, had fun

Allied said...

God gives me his gift when he knows i am prepared for them.

I pray, i understand i am prepared for them.

30+ said...

@Geisha, you must be kidding, 25c is roasting.

@Zephi, Don't mind them in Canada, my friend has been asking me to come and pitch tent since.

@Rinsola - Are you inviting me formally because I know no joke o, the whole of blogville is my witness - lol

@Darkelcee - Okay I hear my heart is fixed trusting in the Lord. But there is a place in proverbs which talks about being prepared.

@Ms emmtions - glad you enjoyed your stay

@Allied - Hmmn amen

Afrobabe said...

I think canada is even good sef, because you see the cause of the cold...this london is just annying....at least make I dey see the snow now...haba..

Queen of My Castle said...

Very thought provoking post. My mister is in Canada, and he told me that the temp was 43 below last week, so he's ready to come back to Houston. I swear Houston hardly ever breaks below 37 degrees. It's always hot and humid here.

I have been doing much pondering over the impending recession here as well. I have high hopes and dreams, so yes, I have been planning for the future. I want to get married and possibly have one more baby, hopefully a girl this time! LOL

femme said...

i am prepared for the next step. finally!!!

webround said...

i guess the cold is the price we all pay for going to "obodo oyibo...(white man's land)"

30+ said...

@Afrobabe, lol I know what you mean

@QOC, that is good mehn, all things are working together for your good as per the mister *winks*. Amen to your baby girl he will give you the desire of your heart.

@Femme, Congrats as you can see from others not many are prepared.

@Webround, me I don't want to PAY anymore, e don do now abi?!

Mommy said...

Bia...sisi, is that fifteen degrees celsius abi na minus fifteen degrees my eye dey see. Make I join you 'meshionu' lol. It was nineteen degrees over here 3 days ago...today...it is very very very HOT! Talk of erratic climate changes.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

This recession that the US is having will affect everybody. But those of us with children are really worried. Anyway, all one can do is save and spend wisely. With 3 kids, we will spending lots of money for education, so belt tightening began long before recession talk started. lol
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Tolantino said...

Regarding a recession, i dont know much about these kind of things but one thing that has been troubling me is the decline of the dollar. I think I will put this situation into prayers and start to ask God for divine intervention. I work as an expat and my wages are paid in USD. Every time I look at my account.. i just cringe cos i know that the value of my money keeps declining on a daily basis. Na this bush guy cause everything.. the dollar was doing great until You-Know-Who started waging war around the globe...

30+ said...

@Mommy, na MINUS o as in -15c. It snowed here on Friday, Sunday weather changed although it's still like 6c.

@Solomonsydelle, so is it official, I mean the Recesssion because what's his face is fighting back seriously.

@Tolantino, may be you should renegotiate for payment in Naira because naira is gaining everyday.

Doja said...

Each time the $ falls it makes me happy because that is an excellent situation for me. However reading tolantino's comment makes me realise that there are people who are negatively affected too.

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

It is funny how we complain about our living condition but when we listen to another's complain...we just shut our mouth up so we don't sound ungrateful...

Tolantino said...

@ Doja - Some of us are definitely on the other side of the fence and it aint nice.

@ Miss Opeke - True talk. Person wey get cap no get head and the ones wey get head no get cap

@30+ - I been meaning to say this but babes.. it is very difficult to read the comments on your blog. Light font against white background dey hurt my eyes.. unice-combo. My vision is already 50% below 20/20. Please do sumfink love.

Arewa said...

I feel u onj this winter coldness ohh but that -15 shld stay where it is jejely....lol.
Longest time hope ur ok x x x

Isi said...

the talk of the future can be frightening sometimes... when i was younger i was excited just thinking abt it...
now i'm just taking each day as it comes, hoping the sun shines bright and i can put a smile on someone's face (or let someone put a smile on mine).

how have u been?

Simi Speaks said...

recession, ke? i reject it o.
:-0).. Am in the IT field.

Who gets hit the hardest during a recession? u guessed rite. IT!

vals day plans?

30+ said...

@Doja, Well dunno if to be happy or sad. I thought falling dollar will give me more buying power in LA, na lie

@Miss Iyabo Opeke, Lesson 201 in life next to lesson 101 which is you reap what you sow.

@Tolantino, you are no your own o, me i can see the comments clearly now will check the code sha

@Arewa, lol at -15 staying jejely but also you stay where you are jejely.

@Isi, I am fine even better for seeing your comment (refreshing). There is the element of one day at a time sha.

@Simi speaks, IT and Contractors always get the first chopping but God is on our side. Val - Well there is a dinner planned not sure the details yet.