October 22, 2010
It has been a most grueling week indeed!
Meeting Wonu at the gym a week ago was all I needed to get me full pumped and motivated for this weight loss drive of mine. I have been at the gym every day this week, and have returned to controlling my portions and monitoring my calories. And, I know it might be too early to tell, but I kinda think there has been some decent progress, weight wise. Enough to make me consider jumping on my scale next week Monday…in order to return to my weigh-in Mondays!
Apart from the progress I made with my fitness regime, well, it turns out Legachi was right. She did get the call back for another interview with the bank on Monday, and by yesterday, Thursday, they made her an offer. The girl literally screamed herself hoarse, after reading that email. Her excitement was infectious. I can’t believe my baby sister is now a banker. My green girl from Enugu is set to become the next Lagos big girl! She made sure she shared the news with everyone; from our father in Enugu, to Ogonna in Port Harcourt…and Akwaugo and Chidera in America. Before the end of Thursday, I’m not sure if there is anyone who hadn’t heard the good news.
“Sis, I need to go shopping!” she squealed in excitement. “I need to go and oppress all of them in that bank!”
A part of me wanted to remind her that she had been employed in a bank, and not a fashion studio. But I decided to allow her bask in her fun. Let her enjoy the excitement of starting a new job, before the stark reality of waking up early in the morning, and working till late, hits her in the face.
“Don’t worry, I’ll take you shopping for a dress or two next week.” I promised, before almost being choked in a grateful bear hug from the little minx.
Well, Legachi…get ready for the big girls club!
On a business note, this week was also a productive one, as I placed more orders for the store, and actually made it Ikota twice this week, taking time to even spend the whole day there, on both occasions. Business has started picking up, and I was surprised to find out a number of my former customers stopped coming because I was no longer there. Wow! Morale of the story is that I need to be here as often as I can be!
As for the preps for Akwaugo’s wedding, I booked my ticket this week, for the 18th of November, which is just about a month away. Our appointment at Kleinfeld is for Monday, the 22nd of November. I hope she can find a dress that will be ready in time for her February wedding. But it is finally making this wedding so very real! I’m actually getting excited!
On a sad note, I found out that my late shop neighbor, Uzo, lost her son, Okwuchi. The young man was pretty much the cause of his mother’s death, as his very many antics had eventually cost her her life. Unfortunately, his behavior had finally caught up with him, and he was shot in a shoot out with the Police, as he and his cronies attempted to rob an expatriate bound for his hotel.
Thinking about he had just wasted himself, I found myself grieving for their family. Mother and son, gone in the space of one year, all because of the son’s waywardness. I wonder how her older sister will be coping now. Really, really sad!
In other news, it’s the weekend!!!!
I have no concrete plans. Maybe dinner with le hubs?