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Oops! Error

 

If I could blush, I would be red in the face. I hurried to the restroom and I saw him in there. My first thought was, ‘what’s he doing in the ladies,’ but I was too pressed to stress on the thought, so I went about my business.

Business noisily done with, I came out to wash my hands and saw two of them this time, one washing his hands and the other zipping up.

They were shocked to see me, without missing too many heartbeats, I quickly snuck out with ‘error, error, error,’ ringing in my head.

Never be quick to make the assumption that you are right and always look at the sign on the door before walking in 😉

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Peter Beard – Writer’s World

For those who may be unable to make out the inscription on the photo:

Greetings from Koobi Fiora/Lake Rudolf April 1965

I’ll write whenever I can. Sincerely Peter Beard 4141 Nairobi

Writer, Photographer, Artist

Writers Blood…

I Am A Writer, Writing Humour, Writing Quotes, Writers Life, Make-Believe

Words are not cheap

‘cos writer’s spill their blood with ink

and commit lots of murder.

For pity’s sake

help us raise funds for bail.

©

Jacqueline

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Yippee! Yes I Can! – Personal

Today, I am thankful for the fact that I passed my Karate-do grading test, graduating from novice white to yellow belt. Yes!

As an overweight mom in her early forties, I found every reason under the blue sky to discourage myself from taking Karate classes – I used my age, my weight, time and every excusable excuse – but the desire in me was stronger than my excuses.picsart_09-21-05-08-501

I felt that I would be out of place and yes I’m still out of place – the only mama in the crowd of young children and men.

I told myself that my painful knees wouldn’t take it and would probably break.

Somedays, I felt too lazy to go for the night class and each day I had a class, I literally had to ask for the grace to survive it and I bought knee braces.

I knew within me that sticking to it was not going to be easy, but it would be far more empowering as against standing by the sidelines and watching others.

My children encouraged me and became my private coach at home even as I bungled all my moves 🙂

Yes, I burst into tears when I did my test and passed my katas to the cheer of everyone around – I can get emotional.

No, I didn’t tear my dojo pants as I feared I would and made sure I wore nice unmentionables just in case 😉

My heart felt full last night when I received my grading certificate.

I don’t care that I might be the elephant in the house entertaining others with my trundling moves, but you know what, I said I would do it, I had to ask for grace each day to do it and I did it 🙂

I’m sharing this post to encourage those who have things they want to do, but for some excuses are not able to.

Each day grace and gratitude take me higher; get your thankful suit on.

There are several gratitude/thankful platforms in the blogosphere that you can tune into and get your ithankful going on. I can’t express in words the enormity of Joy and fulfillment that comes from having a heart of gratitude. Please check out Maria’s blog, Colline’s blog and Bernadette’s for thankful/gratitude challenges.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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The Frog Prince is waiting – A Click A Day.

Sitting patiently in this garden,

he awaits your loves true kiss

to turn him into the Dapper Prince

that he is.

Now come on,

PUCKER UP, Please 😉

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Eat Cake…

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I don’t like to make a cake of things
but, I so love to bake and eat cake
and possibly to have my cake and eat it too

I’m not as nutty as a fruitcake
but I so love nuts and helpings of fruitcake
with a smooth glass of Dubonnet

Life is not a piece of cake
but a slice of cake does make it sweeter
and delicious cakes finish so fast like hot cakes

Blueberry, cheese, chocolate, red velvet, vanilla cakes
you are free to name it all
I’m yet to meet a cake that didn’t like me.

Okay! I’m just being nutty 😉

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Cake, The Daily Post


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Your Patience Please…

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Please bear with me if I’ve been tardy in responding to your comments or even visiting your site. This girl’s life has been on the fast track for several weeks now and with children back in school – the demands grew a bit more.

I’ll do my best to respond to your comments and to come visit asap.

Thank you, remain blessed and eat some cake 😉

Jacqueline