Back on the Grid? Absolutely!

Hello my blogger friends,

After months of being away—due to illness and then surgery—it feels great to be back, blogging. During my period of poor health, I received dozens of “get-well” messages and calls from friends and family. You, on this end, were also supportive and caring. Because you joined in saying prayers for me, I’m here once again with you. Fully recovered. I feel lots better and happy to read and write blogs again. I hope to be active from now on. I know I made the promise of reading your blogs—at least once a week—while I was away. But this promise, I didn’t fulfil. If I didn’t touch down on your site(s) during this period, please bear with me. I’m still trying to catch up now that I am back.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

I love you all.





Here’s to a beautiful day …


54 thoughts on “Back on the Grid? Absolutely!

  1. Wow Uzo, had no idea. Been off for a while myself. Welcome back, and congrats on your recovery. Glad to hear from you again. Stay blessed.

    1. Thank you, Funmi. The feeling is mutual — it feels like ages since I read your work. And I hope you will continue to blog. How’s you novel project going?

      Blessings to you and your family, too.

    1. A beautiful day it is, my dear friend. Glad my post made your day, sending all the dull bits away. Yesterday, it rained heavily and after it came a cool weather — my favorite, actually.

      Indeed there is a special feeling that comes with blogging. I get to interact with you all!

      Hey, I was wondering if I sent you the wrong address. I’m interested in reading your book.

  2. Yay, yay, yay!!! You have been very much in my thoughts and prayers, Uzo, as I hope you know. I am so psyched that you are feeling well and jumping back into writing. Very much looking forward to reading your work again. Felicitations and love to you!

    1. Aw, that’s very sweet of you, Chloe. While I was away — only dropping by occasionally — I read books and tried to do some writing, too. It’s not much, but I’m hopeful you’ll like them.

      I sure felt your positive vibes and prayers. And I’m grateful and proud I have a friend in you.

      Love and blessings right back to you.

    1. And it’s good to see you here again, my good friend.

      Tomorrow, ‘We Are Not Cursed’ continues. I’m hopeful that it will still hold your interest.

  3. Yes, here’s to a beautiful day. Great choice of music. U2, a classic band of quality and value. By the way, I really love the beautiful photo you’ve chosen up top. Absolutely stunning. One of these days, God willing, I will visit Africa.
    By the way, every year my kids’ school puts on a cultural/science projects in June. This year the theme is on the countries that are involved being in the FIFA World Cup (being that it’s being held here in Brazil this year). My 7 year old’s class gets to focus on Nigeria. Yeah!
    So glad you’re back and many blessings.

    1. How are you, Staci, and your family? And how’s Brazil today? So you’re a U2 fan, too? I love them to pieces. And since I love rock, there are other bands in this genre that I love listening to, as well.

      The photo up top? Yeah, I surfed for beautiful photos for my header (no credit goes to me 🙂 ) and then arranged them as a slide show, so as to avoid monotony. Those snaps about Africa are peculiar to the Nigerian people. Those ebony beauties in white are Fulani girls in their attire, while in the other where you see a young pretty woman in the midst of girls is an Igbo display. There other tribes in Nigeria, but in time, I hope to find pics of them and upload them as headers on my blog,

      Yes, I remember Brazil is hosting the FIFA World Cup this time around. Basically I support two countries (Nigeria and Italy) — that is, if either make to the World Cup. I’m pleased that you son’s choice of focus for his school project is Nigeria. If there is anything he needs in the way of info, I’d be more than delighted to be of help.

      Thanks for all the prayers and support. You’re a true friend. And please say “hi” to your seven-year old for me.

      1. My family and I are doing very well thanks. And Brazil, or at least my little part of it is great. Warm and a bit cloudy.

        I love African art. I found a few prints of African women at a store here in my city. I really want to get them to hang in my house.

        I think Nigeria is in the World Cup already, isn’t it? And most definitely Italy. Thanks so much for your willingness to help. I will let you know ok.

        1. African art in far away Brazil? Wow! How I wish I could send you one from here. I wonder if they are expensive.

          May your love for Africa bring you to her shores someday. I’m quite happy you have a big interest in the continent and her people.

          1. ohhhh, I would love authentic African art in my home. I think it’s so beautiful and particular to the continent itself. I’m sure each country has its own particulars, but overall I love it all.

    1. Oh, you needn’t be sorry 🙂 Thankfully my days of being ill and being confined to a bed are over. What matters now is that we are alive and well. I am very happy to see you. Now that I’m back I reading blog, so expect at yours any time soon.

  4. Uzoma, welcome back. So glad to hear you’re fully recovered. I missed you and all my lovely characters, Dubem and company. Let’s get the party started . . . 🙂

    1. Oh my! I was about heading over to read your latest post when I saw your comment pop up.

      Aha! Dubem and company … the story returns tomorrow. I trust it won’t disappoint.

      Thanks for the “welcome back” note, Timi.

  5. Great to have you back, my friend, and I’m happy to hear you are back in good health. I look forward to reading your thoughts on writing and life and sharing the same in return.


    1. You’ve been a pillar of support, always encouraging and open to share your wisdom and thoughts with others.

      Thanks for the words of kindness.

  6. It’s great to have you back my brother. I always pop in while you were away and I’m overjoyed to read from you again. I can’t wait to read what you’ve got for us! I’ll be back, always!
    Blessings. 🙂

    1. Aw, I am glad the pain and sickness are no more. I’ve not written much in the way of blog posts, but I trust the already penned ones will a pleasurable read.

      My reagrds to you and you family.

  7. Welcome home to blogger land, Uzoma! What a fine day this is when a dear friend is returned to health!! I’m so glad our many prayerful thoughts have revitalized you. Take your time, no need to work yourself into a tizzy rushing around saying hi on everyone’s site, it’s just good to feel your radiating warmth.

    1. *Big smile* How are you Cheyenne? Missed hearing from you and also viewing pics of the orbs. Tell me, how’s painting activity going?

      I have to admit that it’s not been that easy trying to catch up on every blog I follow 😦 I think I’ve to take your advice. I’ll continue to visit blogs. But since I cannot read all that a blogger (for those who do one or more blog post every week) posted while I was away, I will only comment on a few.

      You’ve not been far from my thoughts either. Your prayers and support help revitalize me.

      1. Sometimes you can just feel those well wishing vibes zinging across the oceans and continents 🙂 As for me, I’ve been painting up a storm, or rather, a cloud of mists. Just posting once a week (almost) so take your time coming to visit….

        1. Seems to me that I don’t get an email notifications for new posts on your new blog. I will fix that. I will definitely visit your site after this.

  8. Good to see you back on deck, Uzoma, the land here abouts has been parched, spring and summer rains in lines and words, are a most welcome sight to these parts.

    1. I can picture the weather in your area, Sean. Beautiful. And it’s always great having you around. Thanks for all the suppport.

  9. Uzo! Nwa nne nwoke! I’ve been on my own sabbatical if you will as well. Good to see you feeling better and back on the grid! I can’t wait to see what else you have brimming in your wonderful mind!

    1. Glad to see you again, Seth! Hope life has been super at your end while you were away?

      I’m steadily finding my way back to blogging after months of illness.

      1. Life has had a few interesting twists and turns, but I wouldn’t take it back because of how I’ve grown, my friend. I wish you a fast and smooth recovery, and may your golden words enrich us!

    1. Aw, thanks for asking, Julianna. Yes, I am fine — health-wise. But the business of life (including working on my soap project) has taken up most of my time. For the past few weeks, I’ve been in a remote part where Internet service is hardly available.

  10. Aw, thanks for asking, Julianna. Yes, I am fine — health-wise. But the business of life (including working on my soap project) has taken up most of my time. For the past few weeks, I’ve been in a remote part where Internet service is hardly available.

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