Wednesday, April 30, 2008


In a nut shell that sums up my blog lately. I haven't been feeling well again and so, have let some of the finer things in life slip aside. Where does Time go?
I'm off now to fish up something fancy to tinker with. Maybe a textbook or basket of laundry...
Until next time.

Monday, April 14, 2008


It's getting late on this sensational monday. the wind is howling ferociously. i have many things that still need to get done. i'm tired and going to bed instead.

Good night, World!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Time out.

That's what today needs...a time out. Straight up and simple. It feels like i've been running since the moment i got up. It feels like i've spent the better part of the week running.
I bought new shoes - a long overdue purchase for me. Of course they don't fit quite right but that's only because they don't yet have the comfort of my perfect worn in pair (READ: Falling Apart) that i've now thrown out.
I have started crafting a beautiful blanket for the nursery. I need to figure out how to put it all together; that is, how to hammer out my vision for it into reality. I'll post pics once it's finished. I've picked up a few things i know we are absolutely going to need for the little one (diapers). I caught a great clear out sale and picked up a couple things that we might need and that i'll be able to pass along if we don't. The excitement is incredible.
We're again faced with the decision of what to call this new person once they arrive in the oxygen world. Perhaps the extra challenge this time is we need to decide a name for both a boy and a girl as I chose not to find out what's tucked away inside me but rather save the surprise. The way i figure, there are so few surprises in Life today, why rush one that is so normal and natural?
The weekend is looking normal. Nothing extraordinary planned. A tab of laundry, a touch of household chores, a sprinkle of rubbish removal, a few projects that need tying up, and a whole lot of hands on family time with my bunch.
Let's rock the weekend. I'm Ready!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thank You Laura Secord

Scrumptious chocolates that cost a mini fortune but taste divine. Small indulgences that soothe this soul.
Thank you so much!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sneak peek

That was the biggy on the agenda today. A sneak peek into waterworld. The cushy heaven that is swelling my belly and growing our new baby. Mr. Steven came along and was super duper good. The first swirl of images showed him "bubbles" in my tummy. Then he grew concerned because there were "worms" in there. As the technician checked out the little one's spine, Steven looked at the screen completely grossed out by the "snake" inside. To ice the sweet cake, when the baby's heart fluttered onto the screen, Steven's eyes lit up in amazement by the "butterfly" that i had tucked away in there. Just to cap off the experience with a cherry, when the tech measured up the heartbeat, the peaks and valleys of the beats showed on-screen in bright fire-orange which, naturally, led my darling to believe that there was a "fire" burning in there. The precious eyes of a child. Experience the world as you've never done so before!

Everything looks a-ok and the family tree will sprout it's new branch about August. YES! i'm terrifically excited.

This did put into perspective that i have four months left to get everything in order. What is everything? well, i need to figure out what i need. i know what i have but am lost when i'm trying to figure out what's left that i need. i know that i need to get moving on the nursery. Seriously, there is furniture that needs to move out. There is a very beautiful, very special dress hanging in that closet that needs to find somewhere better to be. there is a truck full of junk that needs to just go away. if it's b.r.o.k.e.n, what am i keeping it for? there are big decisions that need to be made rather quickly.

Tuesday Mission #1: Make decisions about that room!
Tuesday Mission #2: Catch up on school work that i'm quickly falling behind on. I took three days off because Life just caught up with me over the weekend and now i'm feeling overwhelmed that i may well be playing catch up again.
Tuesday Mission #3: Have a coffee with my sister. Maybe even pop into a bookstore with her for a stroll.

Rip and ride, i'm ready!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Box of Crayons

How to Be Creative by Hugh MacLeod

Brilliant. Inspiring. Incredible. Changed my life. Check it out.

These are all thoughts that came to my mind immediately while reading through Hugh's article. He put things, plain and simple, into perspective.

"They're only crayons. You didn't fear them in kindergarten, why fear them now?" No Shyte! I'll throw it out there that children do not fear creativity. They get an idea and run with it. If the idea flops or dries up, they conjure up another one and run again. Lather, rinse, repeat. At what point in my life did i forget this? And THANK MY LUCKY STARS that i heard my wee voice begging for attention and am acting on it now.

Hugh's entire article nails everything i've been fighting. My brain chaos. Even though i don't know if i'm any good at my idea, i think i can be and this does terrify me. My soul does depend on my wee voice.

Worldly rewards and spiritual rewards. What the eff? Whoa! This again is precisely what my wee voice needs. Worldly rewards are the bonus. Spiritual rewards are immeasurable. There isn't a price tag to put on an inner calmness, an inner peace, a contentment.

Time, discipline, and stamina are the only things Hugh says you need. I'm going to bite the bait. Let's do this. I can't underestimate others or overestimate myself. Hugh clean out cautions against it. I believe he's onto something with this. How much time? As long as it needs. How much discipline and stamina? As much as it needs.

I've always been a go-getter. My word for the year is READY. As explained in the article, I'm going to take my power and be happy knowing it's mine, doing the things i want it to do, being what i want it to be.

Let's do this. I'm ready.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

School is cool

I'm absorbing, sponging, soaking up information for the courses i'm taking. It's actually making sense and STAYING in my head. Functional data. Hip Hip Horray! If i look at my calendar plan, i'm just a touch behind but will be all caught up by the end of this evening. Oh yeah and yes yes yes! It's such a feeling of accomplishment to be learning things that i can actually see me using in my future.
Monday is a big day for me. Stay tuned for more details.
It's back to the books for me for now..where did my foot-warmer-sausage-puppy-dog go?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Post Secret
i bought one of the books and LOVE it. Check out the blog. Be liberated.