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Just Living My Life

I am a Zambian woman chronicling her life so far and dreams going forward. I have been involved in Prison Ministry since 1990 and hope to find something else in the community that I can be passionate about.

06 March 2013 ~ Comments Off

Wednesday brew delivery

It has been more than thirty years and yet I can still remember that the Chibuku (traditional brew) delivery truck came every Wednesday afternoon at about 3.00 pm.  How would I remember such a minute detail?  Well, it was the only vehicle  that came to my little compound!  We, that is my friends and I, [...]

03 March 2013 ~ Comments Off

Vienna Central Cemetery

  I went to the Vienna Central Cemetery last summer with a group of friends. It was very interesting aince I had heard a bit about it before. One thing that struck me, yet again, is how people in the West view cemeteries.  Back home, especially in the villages, cemeteries are viewed as places you do not [...]

06 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Count your blessings/fortunes/lucky streaks

A friend (Sarah) sent me beautiful photos of her and her child frolicking at the beach last week. They seemed to be having a time of their lives. I think she has come a very long way to let herself be seen at the beach in a swimming costume. Let me put things in perspective [...]

21 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Stay-at-Home-Moms and their Finance Security

Stay-at-Home-Moms are people to be saluted – not because they do anything other mothers don’t do full time, but because they chose to relinquish an income in favour of taking care of their children full time. Working moms do no less, but I just want to talk about SAHM and money issues today. The same [...]

05 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

My beloved grandmother

My maternal grandmother, who we called Nene, was a very loving woman.  One of the things I remember her for most, was her good cooking.  Man, the old lady could cook!  Whenever any of us had malaria, which was very common where I grew up, she would buy a delicacy from her meagre savings and [...]

18 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

SAHM and money

Stay-at-Home-Moms are people to be saluted – not because they do anything other mothers don’t do full time, but because they chose to relinquish an income in favour of taking of their children full time.  Working moms do no less, but I just want to talk about SAHM and money issues today.  The same issues [...]

14 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Where did I miss it?

There are times when we look at our lives and we ask ourselves “What happened to me? Where did I miss it?” You look at your friends and it feels as if they are way ahead of you. It seems as if the choices you thought were good at one time have ended up just holding you [...]

09 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

Weight and skin color issues…

There are so many differences in the way different peoples view food, beauty, culture and countless other things.  The two things I want to mention today are weight and skin color. In my culture, and by this I mean the undiluted culture, a fat woman is usually considered more beautiful than a skinny one.  A woman with big legs, a sizeable [...]

09 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Jane does not want to work

I have been a very active Church member since my youth, like I have mentioned before.  As a result, most of my friends were people I had met within church circles. One of them was Jane and we were quite close. Jane used to be a maid but lost her job one time. She said it [...]

02 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

This is a picture I took yesterday of the Votivkirche here in Vienna, Austria.  It looks strikingly like the more famous Stephensdom, also in Vienna.  I saw Votivkirche from afar about a month ago when I was taking a walk.  I mistakenly thought it was Stephensdom and was surprised because the latter is quite far [...]