Friday, November 13, 2015

Love letters from my sons

Today I am cleaning off my desk at work and found these notes my oldest boys wrote for me. I am grateful for my boys. I love them more than my luggage. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

New tattoo

I went to the Calgary tattoo convention this weekend and had the pleasure of being tattooed by Henry Lewis from San Francisco.
I had some burn marks on the inside of my leg and wanted them covered with a phoenix. Rising from the ashes and all you know.
Getting my shin and the back of my knee worked on hurt SO much but I am very happy.
I have lots more to be done - all the colour of the whole top half, but the burn marks are gone!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Three beautiful things

1. My pumpkin carvers
2. My babies sleeping
3. My bean with her glasses. She picked out the frames!

169169 odometer reading

I drive a truck that I have owned since 1995. That's right. It's 20 years old. 
Today I noticed the odometer at 169169 miles. 
I looked it up online and found this from the website :
I thought it was interesting. 

Number 169 is a combination of the attributes and energies of the numbers 1, 6 and 9.  Number 1resonates with the vibrations of showing initiative and tenacity, new beginnings and striving forward, pursuing goals, achievement and inspiration, self-reliance and personal strength.  Number 1 tells us that we create our own realities with our beliefs, thoughts and actions.  Number 6 brings its attributes of ability and stability, provision and providing and the monetary and material aspects of life, love of home and family, nurturing and caring for others, simplicity, reliability and responsibility, and the ability to compromise.  Number 9 denotes endings and conclusions and relates to the Universal Spiritual Laws, a higher perspective, karma, leading life as a positive example for others, benevolence and altruism, spiritual awareness and enlightenment, serving your soul mission and Lightworking.  

Angel Number 169 is a message from your angels that you are to take action towards living and serving your Divine life purpose. Your angels ask that you release any fears and anxieties about monetary issues, and get on with your passion and purpose today. Your angels will ensure that you are provided with all that you will need along your path. It is your right to be a powerful being.  Use your personal power in a loving way that benefits yourself and others. Listen to your intuitive messages and take positive action in the direction of your soul calling.

Angel Number 169 is a message to stop procrastinating and get on with things. It is time for you to detach yourself from your old and outdated material possessions and items and ‘let go’ and ‘release the old’.  It is a message that assures you that whatever leaves your life at this time will be replaced with ‘new’ and ‘better’.  Be open to receiving all that you deserve as you are ready for an upgrade in your life. 

Angel Number 169 can also suggest that you are at the end of a phase or cycle in your life.  Call upon your angels to comfort and guide you towards your next step.  Happiness and fulfilment await you with ‘new’ about to enter your life.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


My friend sent me this fuschite. I absolutely love it . Isn't it gorgeous?

Friday, October 2, 2015

Shona art at Muttart

Right now there is an AMAZING Shona art display at the Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton. I was able to go and take a look this week and I am thrilled that I did. Here are some of the pieces I took photos of. I wish I had unlimited funds because I would have purchased MANY of the pieces had I been able to. I have such a love for all things from Zimbabwe. It was a little taste of home visiting the display and made my heart happy. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Three beautiful things

1. My baby in pigtails.
2. My creative mastermind.
3. Old soul. Loving companion.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Three Beautiful Things

Three beautiful things from today : 

1. My sons smile as he washes dishes. What a great kid I have! 

#2. My babies smile as she plays peek a boo in the kitchen cabinets . 

#3. The view from my bed. 

habit forming

I read yesterday that if you write three things you are grateful for consecutively for 21 days it changes your thought patterns. I had a gratitude journal where I used to write three things down daily but I have lost the journal which is hugely frustrating. I really try to be a grateful person, it is important to me. I don't feel as though my thought patterns are or have changed. That is another frustration for me. I feel like I constantly battle negative thoughts - not about the world around me, but about myself -  and I'm pretty ready to be over it!
I know that 21 days is the "threshold" used frequently when describing the formation or the breaking of habits. So far my experience is that this is not necessarily true. It take long term dedication and RE-dedication to make and keep habits (or break habits as the case may be).
I'll try again with the gratitude thing - though I don't commit to writing them here every day.
Here is what I am grateful for today:
1. The sun is shining, this morning it was snowing and I am not ready for the snow, so the sun is a welcome break in the weather pattern!
2. The gas and water and electric are hooked up to the trailer so the big boys and I are sleeping there even though it is not yet attached to the house. It is awesome!
3. There is a plan in place for CJ to return to school. Who knew I would having this much stress over kids and school?! I LOVED it so I never comprehended that anyone couldn't love it also. Such is not the case for my boy.