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Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

Time flies, can you believe we are already past the half year mark? Just the other day we welcomed the New Year with long lists of resolutions. Well, the year doesn’t feel so new anymore, it’s that time of the year when energy levels sink, we get sucked into the routine of life and many times become complacent. All these are symptoms of Mid Year blues.


Posted by Editor On JULY- 18 - 2011

Growing up, I was a ‘someday girl’. I had dreams of someday publishing a book, someday working for a newspaper, someday being an editor, someday. Until one day many years later I woke up to the realization that someday was today; the only assurance we have, not 2 years from now or tomorrow but today.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

For some April habitually brings in to mind Spring; sunshine, blooming flowers, the green of trees and sliding into flip flops. For me, April is just April because luckily where I live the beauty of ‘Spring’ and getting high on Vitamin D is something I experience every day.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

As I kid, one of my all time favorite TV shows was 'The Jefferson’s'. As I write this, the theme song is playing in my head. “Well we’re movin’ on up, to the east side, moving on up, to a deluxe apartment in the sky. Moving on up, to the east side, moving on up,we finally got a piece of the pie.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

February is a special month, apart from the red roses, boxes of chocolate, great deals and the romance, it’s also the month we celebrate the history and contributions of African American men and women to society in the name of Black History Month.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18- 2011

Happy New Year!Yes, I know I'm a little late on the wishes just like the way I'm late with our new January Issue but it's finally here. New year, new layout, new name, basically, new things. Its all about the new new! For all those who knew this blog as The Ladies Room, I now introduce you to AfroElle; a blog for women of afro-descent from all over the world.


Posted by Editor On JULY - 18 - 2011

The year has literally flown by, I can't believe it's already December. To many, December is a month of in depth self evaluation and stock taking; taking that walk down memory lane to see if you accomplished the goals you set at the beginning of the year.It's also about looking at your present to see what has worked for you or what you need to eliminate before you head on to the new year.

The Little Things

Posted by AfroElle On 6:24 AM

The other day, my husband bought me a gift that made me fall in love with him all over again. He bought me a pair of pajama pants. The pants themselves were ok: red and blue, plaid, nothing special. What made these pants special was the size: SMALL. Bless his delusional heart! He actually entered the store, walked over to the pajamas, pictured me in his mind and then reached for a SMALL. Oh! What a wonderful man I married!

Now, this glorious incident would probably go unnoticed by many women. Infact, a lot of the things that make me appreciative of our relationship would probably mean little to others; the way he always serves the dessert (because the calories don’t count if somebody else serves you, duh), the way he patiently listens when I suddenly declare how much I want a pet turtle or how he has accepted the fact that I’m severely allergic to washing dishes (I use the term allergic loosely here. Very loosely). All these things would probably mean nothing to many women. But they mean a lot to this woman. His woman.

So, as I sit here in my super-tight pajama bottoms, trying not to exhale too hard lest I lose a button, I wonder if this is the answer to the ‘how did I know he was the one?’ question. No, not the fact that he bought me pajamas in the wrong size, although this worked highly in his favor (because he erred on the right side; an XL would not have had the same effect). I know he’s the one because he indulges all of my eccentricities and understands that it’s the small, everyday gestures that matter the most to me.

What do you think the answer is? How do you know if he’s the one?

I’m a reluctant housewife and rookie mom blogging about my escapades in the domestic arena. For more of my adventures, visit The Green Calabash blog.  

2 Response to "The Little Things"

  1. livie_livilla Said,

    lol..trying not to exhale too hard lest i loose a button..halfway through this piece & i recognized ua style of writting.lovely piece


  2. Alison Ryce Said,

    I knew he was the one since we first got together. He gave all that he could so that I could blossom into the woman I wanted to become. He encouraged me, prayed with me through my trials, and celebrated my victories. His objective is to be a blessing to my life and I strive to do the same. True love is something so beautiful that words can't describe the full experience. Great Article!


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