Thursday, February 09, 2006

Why Hasn't Blaq Posted - True or False

Why hasn't Blaq posted? I know y'all been thinking that. Take this true or false test for the answer(s)...

T or F - She's been so busy with her demanding job and anal boss

T or F - Her hair hasn't changed much other than length, so no need to post

T or F - Her digital camera had to be sent away for repair and she just got it back

T or F- She started to go through menopause and life turned crazy and unfamiliar and scary

T or F - She's been developing and implementing a plan to escape corporate America

T or F - She was in one of those moods, and just didn't feel like writing

T or F - All of the above

If you answered "All of the above," give yourself a prize!!!!!!!!!

Life has thrown me a curve ball that I didn't expect - menopause - and suddenly I'm blatantly aware of my age. I won't bore you with the details, but anyone wishing to discuss the issue, or can offer counsel, please feel free to write me.

I called a month ago for a doctor's appointment and I'm just getting in to see her on February 15. The wait has been driving me crazy!!!! Menopause is not a subject openly discussed. It's almost taboo. I know some of yall are reading this thinking, "why the hell is she writing about this on her site.?" Call it cathartic writing. If I put it out there, then it is reality and I have to deal with it and perhaps even gain some much needed support and strength from those who may be familiar with it.

Yesterday I went to good ole Barnes & Noble and purchased a book on menopause. Whew! I'm not going crazy and my body isn't falling apart. It's just changing - thus the old phrase "going through the change." But the experience is changing my entire outlook on life.

Meanwhile...back in Sisterlocksville..

I know something that will make me feel much better and that is being with my fellow DFW Sisterlockers. Yep it's that time again, the DFW Sisterlocks Gathering III, February 19! Karen is hosting the group in Allen, Texas which is about an hour drive from me. In celebration of Black History Month, we're having a soulfood menu. Our group continues to grow and I can't wait to see all of my friends and make new ones.

So look for lots of great pics and anecdotes coming soon! Blaq is back!!!!

P.S. Wouldn't you know it! The first time I've felt like writing in months and the Blog site all of a sudden shut down for maintenance last night right in the middle of this post! All I could do was laugh out loud :-)

Here's what Mayo Angelou says, "On Aging"

When you see me sitting quietly,
Like a sack left on the shelf,
Don't think I need your chattering.
I'm listening to myself.
Hold! Stop! Dont' pity me!
Hold! Stop your sympathy!
Understanding if you got it,
Otherwise I'll do without it!

When my bones are stiff and aching
And my feet won't climb the stair,
I will only ask one favor:
Don't bring me no rocking chair.

When you see me walking, stumbling,
Don't study and get it wrong.
'Cause tired don't mean lazy
And every goodbye ain't gone.
I'm the same person I was back then,
A little less hair, a litt less chin,
A lot less lungs and much less wind.
But ain't I lucky I can still breathe in.


brunsli said...

Welcome back!!

Goodnapps said...

Blaq - I've been checking like crazy and wondering if you were ok. As I read your list, something told me all of the above. Although M is something I would have never guessed. I wish you nothing but the best as you adjust to your body's new era. I can't wait to see those locs.

Jena Evans said...

Hey There, Sista-

Welcome back. Stay strong and be blessed! Your locks looks great.


Tequila Jackson Allen said...

Alright you're back you were truly missed Keep you head up I am sure there are better days ahead for you my sista don't get missing again I may have to put out a APB for you!(smile)

coco_btrfly said...

Welcome back, Ms. Thang! It's good to see you up and running again.

Much love,


Jazzilocs said...

Blaq is BACK!!!! You were missed dearly and I am soooo happy to hear from you!! Will be back for the updates and pics!!!

Creyole said...

I'm glad you know it's not the end of the world! Hang in there and prayers are with you. Can't wait to see you cute self on next Sunday.

Maryee said...

Hey Sis,

So happy to hear from you before next weekend! Glad to have you back on blogline. You were missed dearly!!

sisterlockedlondon said...

Welcome back. Must admit did miss reading your updates! Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing photos of your gathering

Anonymous said...

Well alright then. It is good to see you back Blaq....balance is restored (-:

I honestly think writing about the change is the "right" thing to do. God willing we will all live long lives so we will likely go through it as well. As aware as you are becoming of your numerical age keep in mind that your spiritual age is young and vibrant and child your physical age is ever elusive so you must be doing something right. Stay up sistah.

See you soon,


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