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Love in an Unexpected Place

8 Jun

the season of Fall

22 Sep

I’ve been incognito for a few weeks now and this typically happens to me as we enter the month of September. 

September brings our household back into the routine of school and a multitude of extra-curricular activities. I love that my children (one teen, and two tweens) have interests but truthfully September can take the wind out of my sails until we settle into the new groove of Fall. Competitive dance times two, horseback riding, drums, karate, swimming. It doesn’t sound like a lot when I list it here, but when we are driving seven days a week to and fro after a long work day…it’s busy. 

Having said that, I enjoy watching my daughters’ light shine when they are dancing their favourite genre of dance; one ballet and the other loves every genre but shines at tap. I smile when my middle daughter is up early and ready to head to the barn two hours before her lesson. My son keeps his light a bit more hidden from others. He’s a talented young drummer who does not like to practice but loves the yearly performance when he’s the young tween playing in a band with three senior teens and truly holding his own. He is also a purple stripe in karate and drags his feet sometimes to go but is very disciplined and loves to show us the new katas he has learned. I was in awe watching him test for his recent belt…moving through all 24 katas with precision. As I type this I realize he never complains about going to swimming, when he swims lap upon lap improving his stroke. He’s becoming quite the dolphin!

Some parents live vicariously through their children. Am I doing the same? Not really. I took up tap dancing because it was something I always wanted to try and I loved it. I get my weekly horse fix watching my daughter ride and have started to plan when I will start taking lessons myself. There is a woman in her 60’s taking lessons now, I can do that too. I’ve inquired about leasing a horse…hmm. Definitely food for thought. 

With Fall, I find myself ready to start into my own extra-curricular. It’s the season that brings the winds of change and this is my favourite season. 

What is yours?

 

moving the energy

2 Aug

Stuck energy. That’s what this room feels like. It’s stuffy, close, and even with a fan on the air is almost suffocating.

I tried to sleep on the pull-out but only tossed and turned. At 5 I had to get up, physically moving to push away the stuck energy around me. It’s not working.

I sit here. One finger typing on my iPhone. Feeling the stagnation. It is palpable heavy energy. Full of sadness, loneliness, and longing. This is the energy in the room of a widow, growing older, living alone and missing the days when her children were younger and her husband was still alive. She keeps busy, buying new knick knacks to fill the void. Not able to feel sadness, but i feel an overwhelming sadness in her presence.

While I’m here visiting, I will help move the energy. It will require more than a fan. I need to call in much light, love and a gentle wind.

it all makes sense now

22 Jul

Do you ever have the feeling you are not on the right path? Heading in a particular direction even though your gut is telling you to turn left or right?

I have that feeling.

It’s time to pay attention to the door so the next time I hear opportunity knock, I answer as quickly as I can! This weekend, I was told that I’ve already lost one opportunity and only two more will come. I am waiting expectantly, as the next knock is due anytime.

How exciting!

I love new opportunities to grow, learn, challenge myself. If I’m not learning, I feel like a stagnant pond waiting for something to come along to create a ripple.

Along with paying attention to my “door”, I also have a new mantra. Connected, grounded and protected. I have been encouraged to say it twice daily but as it’s new, and I love the way the words roll off my tongue, I’m saying it every hour.

As I feel more connected, grounded and protected, I also know that I’ll start saying “NO”. I’m a donkey, a loving, caring, helpful donkey who needs to start making people carry their own burdens. I’ll refuse in the most polite way to let them down easy. It’s going to shock people…including me!

How often do you say no to people? All the time? A healthy number of times?

it’s a date

14 Feb

I love long weekends when there is time to relax, the sun is shining, the kids are getting along….you know, when all the moons align! This is one of those rare moments.

Friday was a PA day which meant sleeping in, until 8:00 am, relaxing at home with the kids, no pressure to go anywhere during the day unless we wanted to. My daughter had a friend over to play and she was quite happy to play with all three of my kids than spend time alone with Ava. American Girls and guinea pigs were enough to fill hours with imaginative play, giggles and fun. They only came upstairs when I asked if they wanted some fudge! 

Now it’s Sunday, Happy Valentine’s Day!  A day to shower those you love with extra smiles, hugs and kisses. A good day to also practise opening your heart to those you don’t know. 

As an extra special treat I made chocolate walnut waffles this morning. Normally my kids eat four waffles each, but this morning the waffles were so dense and rich they could only eat two. If you want to make a decadent breakfast or brunch treat check out the recipe! I even modified the ingredients to make the waffles marginally healthy. Shhh, my kids don’t know!

Enjoy this day of hearts, chocolate and love. Don’t forget to love yourself when you are sharing your heart.  ♥

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