How are you my darling?! How was your weekend? What do you have planned for the week?
At this exact moment, I'm sitting in the living room, Cakes is on the floor watching CNN (aka the bringer of news, most of which is bad), and we're both wearing hoodies and socks because...
ATLANTA IS COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worraheck?! Anybody that tells me Global Warming and Climate Change aren't real, knows NOTHING like Jon Snow! Speaking of Jon Snow, can Game of Thrones start back already?
Okay, so we left Lagos on Friday night and after 31 hours of travel time, we finally made it to Atlanta. Total flight time was 17 hours, and the remaining 14 hours were spent in airports. I don't think I'm breaking up my next trip. Just give me my direct flight from Lagos to Atlanta - I'll pay the extra money. Anyways, thank God for journey mercies and that we met my family hale and hearty.
Ooooh, somebody fainted on our flight from Amsterdam to New York o! I was asleep when the flight attendants called for doctors - I woke up VERY QUICKLY. This guy apparently just randomly passed out and wasn't moving. They checked his blood pressure, which was very low, and his pulse was faint. At that point, I was getting ready to panic and start crying. But the guy's wife was calm - she was worried and I could see tears about to form, but she wasn't really saying much. It made me compare Nigerians to non-Nigerians. If it was a Nigerian woman (like me), I'm 100000000% sure she would have been screaming, "E WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! JEHOVAH CHINEKE!" and we would have been hearing prayers and speaking in tongues everywhere! LOL! Me sha, I was praying silently that God should heal the man. After about 20-30 minutes, he was back in his seat, albeit on oxygen. Thank God for his life o.
This week is Thanksgiving in the US, and this will be the first time my family's all together (my siblings, my parents and I) in 2 years, so I'm understandably very excited. I'll definitely share photos from our Thanksgiving lunch/dinner - we're having my favorite... TURDUCKEN! It's a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey - chai, shey I was complaining about weight gain 2 weeks ago - I haven't started :p I think I've already gained 5 pounds in 2 days.
Okay, last bit of gist now - Cakes and I went with my sister, her hubby and my nephew to watch the Macy's Christmas Tree lighting yesterday where Mercy Me and Jordin Sparks performed. I like how by October/November, Christmas decorations have started going up - in Nigeria and America too. I can't wait to get back to listening to my Christmas radio stations. Woot woot!!!
I made a short video of the fireworks after the tree was lit.
Alrighty, time for me to get on with my week. Have a lovely one!!! I'll try not to slow down on the blog too much.
PS - Follow me on Snapchat and Periscope - BERRYDAKARA, cos I'll be posting quite a bit during my holiday.