Friday, December 21, 2007

Xmas Update


Hey peeps! Its been a loooooooooooooooong minute right? Sorry I haven’t been able to update my blog for sometime cos I’ve been mighty busy these past few days. Some of you know how it is over here (Naija) during the Xmas season- everyone rushing to and fro, trying to round up activities before the year’s end. Anyway its all good, am glad the year is winding up and xmas is finally here.

Xmas period is very special, it is a time when Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of the lord, Jesus Christ). Xmas brings with it joy, happiness and peace. There is just something about this season that puts me in high spirits and No, its not the rice and turkey stew, lol!

Today we are closing for the year in my office. Everyone is in the xmas mood already. The casual dressing, funky hairstyles all scream one thing- HOLIDAYS!

Yea the holiday is here and it promises to be a fun filled one for moi. In a few days, I’ll be traveling to my country home somewhere in eastern Nigeria. You see, most people from the eastern part of Nigeria travel to their hometown during this season, it’s kind of like a family reunion thing when you get to see relatives and family whom you probably haven’t see all year. There’s lots of catching up to do, gists to share and all.
Am seriously looking forward to it.

One thing am not looking forward to though are the questions I know will definitely come from my older relatives. Questions like:
“Our throats are dry o! When will you wet it for us?”
“When are you calling us o?”
That’s their subtle way of telling you that it’s long overdue for you to get married. Their throats are dry mean they want to drink the in-laws palm wine(Usually Palm wine is presented by the groom’s family to the brides family during the traditional marriage rites) and calling them means inviting them to your wedding.

When they start, I just pretend I don’t understand what they mean and innocently reply
“Eh ya mama, you want some water??”(To- “Our throats are dry o! When will you wet it for us?”) or
“Calling you?? Okay you mean for my birthday?”( To-“When are you calling us o?”)

They just roll their eyes and give up for that moment. One of my aunties always says i
need deliverance, Deliverance from what abeg? Singlehood?? ,lol!

Anyway am not going to let anyone spoil my holidays for me o, I intend to enjoy it as
much as I can, marriage pestering relatives or not!

Another thing am not looking forward to is the cooking, washing and cleaning. Lol! Am not a lazy bones but if you consider the fact that my home is the palace and there is always one activity or the other going on, people dropping in and they have to be fed. Some times I practically spend the whole day in the kitchen. Just as am through with preparing/serving breakfast, its already time for lunch. After lunch I barely have a few hours to rest and its back to the kitchen to cook dinner.
This Xmas I refuse to be a Kitchen maid o! I have to come up with a solid plan on how to avoid spending the whole day in the kitchen, suggestions anyone??

Hmmm…let’s not forget the Naija bloggers party coming up on Jan 5th. That also promises to be exciting. If you are going to be in Naija by then, you can’t afford not to be there o and for those who can’t make it, don’t worry we’ll have enough fun for everyone. Trust me, I’ll also get some pics for you guys.

HAVE A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR 2008!!!


Love you all.
Princesa.

39 comments:

simplynuttie said...

Yay!
I am first!
lemme go and read then i'll come back and....

Atutupoyoyo said...

Have a great Christmas luv. I really wish I could make the Naija bloggers party, there are quite a few that I would like to meet.

Anyway have a drink or two on me ya hear? Have a nice one

simplynuttie said...

Babe, i understand the questions too....my place will be filled with my nieces and nephews.
All they need tell me is: when will your child begin to prostrate for grandpa?

Anyways, safe trip back home and safest trip back here.

Merry Xmas

A Kel called Wonder ...... said...

Merry christmas princess i feel u, am all dressed down today too and have been visionalizing my hair do all week.

Have fun.............

princesa said...

@simplynuttie, an xmas kiss for you girl!
@atutu, awwwh…so you wont be there?! Would have loved to meet you too.
@a kel, hmmm holiday mood ehn? Abeg make sure that hair do is a blast o!

Obi said...

Hmmm..
Are blog phantoms/stalkers invited to this party..???

Queen of My Castle said...

Hey love! I hope your Christmas is a great one this year. The tone of your blog is so festive! I love it. LOL

Awwwww, I wish I could be there. I would love to meet a lot of bloggers. We don't have anything like that here in The States. Can't wait to see the pictures.

diary of a G said...

such a nice post, it gets me down to think you'll be in the kitchen
and not enjoying yourself for even half a day, we all know your no lay bone...wish I had suggestions but I know U'll come up with something

The bloggers party should be fun tho so there you go

Merry Xmas

Olamild said...

heheheheheh

GOD BLESS ya sis
Have a joyous xmas o
My throat is dry as well
Can i have some mirinda? lol

Andy said...

hey Princesa, Merry Xmas. Missed your blog oooh.
Funny thing you talked about marriage, cos I was in Naija last week to get married.
Hurry up too, its heavenly bliss...lol

La Reine said...

Deliverance from sngledoom...lol, older relatives are all from the same mold, no matter that family.
I don't envy your all day cooking marathon, but I suppose I'll be dealing with my own.

-Naija Blogger party, good looking out, whoever thought of that. I'm sure it'll be a blast.

Merry Christmas girl!
Takia!!

desperate lady said...

Merry Christmas to you to darling.
Just say u have cramps and i doubt if you'll be bothered, my sisters and i do that a lot. My mom doesnt let any1 on their period cook for her, she thinks its dirty.

Zephi said...

tell me about the slavery in the kitchen..me i came back and the house help is leaving for christmas, trust my mum to make commannder in chief in the kitchen...mtcheew..this is suppose to be a holiday

i wish I could come for the bloggers party since I am in naija, but my quest to remain anon is still solid..lol..it would have been nice to put a face to the blog though

Sparkle said...

Merry Xmas Princess

Arewa said...

Oh girl i just stopped by to wish u a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year .....May God Almighty grant all ur wishes for the comming year... Thanks for all the love and support... nuff love x x x
Do update us on how the bloggers party goes.... x x

Ejura said...

Merry Xmas girl!
About the kitchen maid thing, just mistaknely cut your fingers, let them see the blood-you can use poster colour-and then get it bandaged. You're supposed to be in pain for long cos cuts don't heal really well during the harmattan.Then you can relax in the sitting room and do nothing but catch up on gist with family and friends.

Long time oh! which parry are you talking about now?

pamelastitch said...

merry christmas o!!

Olamild said...

MERRY XMASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS


Jesus is the reason 4 the season
CELEBRATE

THanks 4 stopping by my other blog

darkelcee said...

Merry Christmas dear! ( even if its belated)

Go out and see friends that way you get to run away from home.

I didnt go home too this christmas cos mumsy will ask the same one million dollar question ? when are you getting married?

Just have fun and continue to give the same answer u normally give! lol

Naughty Girl.

Afrobabe said...

Shit I dont think you hate all the cooking and washing of christmas dishes like i do...I used to wonder if i was adopted...lol..

Merry christmas love...hope you had a good one.

Florida of Free Spirit said...

lol ... u got it sister. In fact, after the harrassment i endured last christmas i said i was not stepping a foot to that village unless i was dragging a suitor with me. Kai, it was not funny o.

wen is the naija blogger party happening? in lagos or abuja?

exschoolnerd said...

seasons greetings sweets..miss u already

fantasy queen said...

merry christmas....hope u had a swell time....

how come i dont know about the naija blogger party? would u give me details.

NikkiSab said...

MERRY XMAS & A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Olamild said...

Happy New Year. God bless ya

LurLar said...

Happy New Year!!!

Orientatednaijababe said...

Happy New Year babes. Thanks for being there in yr 2007. This year is going to bring with it lots of laughter, joy and love

femme in a new sachet said...

Nwa nnem HAPPY NEW YEAR. Hope its everything u want and more.

diary of a G said...

happy new year
best wishes

teediva said...

happy new yr. hope u whet our trhoats and call us this year...>:)

Manda said...

Happy new year sweet!

Che-e-ly said...

U sef do make u marry nah! abi cold no dey catch u for night?

cheers

diary of a G said...

weee're waitinnnn....lol...on ur arrival P

Atutupoyoyo said...

Happy new year girl...

princesa said...

LMAO@everyone!
Thanks you all for dropping by.
Am back in lagos and @ work already. Will find time to drop by ur blogs.
Lots of love,Mwuahzssssss!!!

Mommy said...

Happy New Year gurllll! How are we doing? Ngwa update kia kia!

Afrobabe said...

ok, came to halla about ur absence but can see you are back...Happy New year....

princesa said...

@mommy, am fine o! Update is comin soon.
@afro,lol! You fit still halla na.
Will drop by urs soon.

Afrobabe said...

See the speed wey i use come here after i read ur comment....think say i go carry first...LMAO...post something jare...