Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Birthday Dinner

This weekend I celebrated my forty-somethingish birthday. The hightlight of the weekend was my visit to La Provence restaurant. This restaurant is a 4**** restaurant, according to the Sacramento Bee, and was voted best French restaurant by the California Restaurant Association. We were not disappointed. We were seated outside on the terrace and were entertained by two musicians, one on the bass cello, and the other on the guitar. They played various sorts of music in a jazz-like style. oh, and the food....it was fabulous, the best, taste bud arousing. We were sampling foods of of each others plates. The mmmm's were nonstop. The ambience was second to none. I was having such a great time eating and conversing that I forgot to take pictures of the food to share with all of you. So sorry, but do go there if you are ever in the area. It is located in West Roseville (about 15 minutes north of Sacramento). You can check out their website at http://www.laprovenceroseville.com.

I've posted pictures of me, my sister, and a few friends enjoying ourselves at La Provence. Oh, and have I told you recently how much I love my sisterlocks? They held up well last night.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

6 Month Locversary

Today I am celebrating 6 months with sisterlocs. Woohoo! In addition, today I had my hair retightened. This time it was done by Shannon, and she did a fantastic job. She also reassured me about the breaking situation and gave me some hair tips. I was quite pleased at the end of our session which took 3 1/2 hours. Not bad for all these locks I have.

Here are some pictures taken after the retightening session. The top part is kind of scaply, but I'm hoping for that to fill in our overtime. I'm told the roots are strong.

P.S My sister Helga, is back into the blogging mix and would love to recieve a little love.

Blessings to you all

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Blues Part 2

Ok.....so I went through my hair looking for those 1-2" broken locks. I counted 16 of them. There may be a few I missed. Am I compulsive or what? lol!!! I can also see a few that will meet the same fate as the other 16. My oldest sister, who also has sisterlocks, says I am "outlandishly trippin". Geesh sis, ouch(-: However, she did break some things down to me about damaged hair and the locking process. She told me that those damaged ends will have to come off anyway and that I should slowly trim them off. She also said that those damaged ends will not lock. Good point sis. I will mention this at my 6 month retightening coming up: that is, to see if it is safe to trim my ends now. I guess this is another good reason to make sure the hair is well trimmed before installation. I'll have to post a picture of my sister's locks in a future posting, for her process has been rather smooth. She did a lot of the right thing I didn't do before installation. I just wanted to get mine in yesterday.

So......I have decide that I'm going to embrace those 1-2" broken locks and be at peace with them and myself. When I think about it, those ump-teen locks that are missing are not that noticeable with the right parting of the hair, since most of the breakage occurred around the crown and top of my hair. I just can't imagine the alternative if not sisterlocks. Forward march.

Thanks Goodnaps, Chosen Vessel, Muslimalocs,Cocoanaps, and N'drea for your advice and encouragement. I really helped.

Still in love with my sisterlocks (broken locks and all).