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Monday Morning Musings * STUFF

Mercury is in Retrograde once again, and I really do not
have anything else that could break on me, so I am taking it with ease. The interesting
thing about everything breaking down on you, ei: last working computer,
refridgerater, timing belt on car, flashlights (3….really. It was not the
batteries), etc, is that by the time the 5th thing breaks, you just
chuckle.
For me, this has been an interesting, and humbling,
experience on not only “stuff” I have that I rely on to be happy. It has also
given me the time, and clarity, to reflect 
on my life. You see, I was not distracted by computers, having to go
places, etc. I had time to think.
This time of reflection has shown me that there is a lot in
my life that distracts me (I am a like a magpie, if it glitters, I am there)
from what I really need to be doing. I have let go of some things easily, and
some with grieving, but I have let them go. The “free space” is invigorating,
and challenging at the same time.
It has taught me to ask this question before I do anything, buy
anything (to replace the old…remember, unless you have cash, you will be
reminded of your purchase every time you have to pay a bill), commit to anything,
or while I am deciding to keep/continue something. I am sharing it with you.
“Does this make me happy?”
There, simple enough.
Happy Monday

Monday Morning Musings * STUFF


Mercury is in Retrograde once again, and I really do not have anything else that could break on me, so I am taking it with ease. The interesting thing about everything breaking down on you, ei: last working computer, refridgerater, timing belt on car, flashlights (3….really. It was not the batteries), etc, is that by the time the 5th thing breaks, you just chuckle.
For me, this has been an interesting, and humbling, experience on not only “stuff” I have that I rely on to be happy. It has also given me the time, and clarity, to reflect  on my life. You see, I was not distracted by computers, having to go places, etc. I had time to think.
This time of reflection has shown me that there is a lot in my life that distracts me (I am a like a magpie, if it glitters, I am there) from what I really need to be doing. I have let go of some things easily, and some with grieving, but I have let them go. The “free space” is invigorating, and challenging at the same time.
It has taught me to ask this question before I do anything, buy anything (to replace the old…remember, unless you have cash, you will be reminded of your purchase every time you have to pay a bill), commit to anything, or while I am deciding to keep/continue something. I am sharing it with you.
“Does this make me happy?”
There, simple enough.
Happy Monday

Let’s take it outside and duke it out

I love my kids more than everything.

I homeschool them both.

We are together 24/7.

Have I mentioned I love them?

There are days when I would gladly put them in school, any school, just to give them the opportunity to live on someone elses schedule, and to get them out of each others’ hair. Yes, and to get them out of my bubble.

Have I mentioned our house is only about 850sq/ft?

We have an interesting dynamic. My kids are 5 years apart, girl & boy, and are CONSTANTLY at each other. But take them apart, and they immediately miss each other. They fight like cats & dogs, and the next moment they are huddled together under the blanket watching some horrendous show together, cackling like wild dogs.

I am mama, warden (yes, warden), fairy, teacher, tutor, coach, witch, cook, chauffeur, secretary, technician, nurse, and cuddler, all before noon.

There are days, like today. Discontentment, yelling, roaring.  I feel like taking my two sweet children, and the dog.  opening the door, pushing them out, and locking it behind them. They make me CRAZY!!

That’s when I know it is time to pack them all in the car, and drive somewhere by the river.

Nature is like magic. My teen has miraculously removed the permanently attached iPod from her hand. My son is no longer bouncing around like a tennis ball, cool as a button, enchanted by nature…rocks, flowers, holes, bugs, water……my dog is like a happy puppy (as long as none of stray too far :)…the herding instinct never goes away), splashing around in the river, running in and out until he hides his stick because he happily DONE. My son kicks off his shoes and and runs in the water, happy as can be, even though the water is still freezing cold.

Me? As soon as I step out of my car onto the river rock, I am ZEN. My gaze goes down and I automatically start searching for that perfect rock. My house and property are filled with river rock, I love them so :). I breathe deeply, and am glad I am no longer stuck in my little house with 3 other swirling spirits that need to get out and TWIRL. The rushing water mesmerizes me, and though I am not supposed to step in the water now due to a wound, my dog tricked me in. My first thought was “FEAR! Open wound!”. Then spirit kicked in and let me know it was ok, it was time to go back to the river.

We played, took pictures, sorted rocks, splashed, walked……LAUGHED.

Yes, we laughed.

Nature did it again. Magic spells :).

calm…..

These rocks say it all.

Funny ducks…they kept following me.

Happy Dog

Harlem Shake 🙂

Kisses for MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Let’s take it outside and duke it out

I love my kids more than everything.

I homeschool them both.

We are together 24/7.

Have I mentioned I love them?

There are days when I would gladly put them in school, any school, just to give them the opportunity to live on someone elses schedule, and to get them out of each others’ hair. Yes, and to get them out of my bubble.

Have I mentioned our house is only about 850sq/ft?

We have an interesting dynamic. My kids are 5 years apart, girl & boy, and are CONSTANTLY at each other. But take them apart, and they immediately miss each other. They fight like cats & dogs, and the next moment they are huddled together under the blanket watching some horrendous show together, cackling like wild dogs.

I am mama, warden (yes, warden), fairy, teacher, tutor, coach, witch, cook, chauffeur, secretary, technician, nurse, and cuddler, all before noon.

There are days, like today. Discontentment, yelling, roaring.  I feel like taking my two sweet children, and the dog.  opening the door, pushing them out, and locking it behind them. They make me CRAZY!!

That’s when I know it is time to pack them all in the car, and drive somewhere by the river.

Nature is like magic. My teen has miraculously removed the permanently attached iPod from her hand. My son is no longer bouncing around like a tennis ball, cool as a button, enchanted by nature…rocks, flowers, holes, bugs, water……my dog is like a happy puppy (as long as none of stray too far :)…the herding instinct never goes away), splashing around in the river, running in and out until he hides his stick because he happily DONE. My son kicks off his shoes and and runs in the water, happy as can be, even though the water is still freezing cold.

Me? As soon as I step out of my car onto the river rock, I am ZEN. My gaze goes down and I automatically start searching for that perfect rock. My house and property are filled with river rock, I love them so :). I breathe deeply, and am glad I am no longer stuck in my little house with 3 other swirling spirits that need to get out and TWIRL. The rushing water mesmerizes me, and though I am not supposed to step in the water now due to a wound, my dog tricked me in. My first thought was “FEAR! Open wound!”. Then spirit kicked in and let me know it was ok, it was time to go back to the river.

We played, took pictures, sorted rocks, splashed, walked……LAUGHED.

Yes, we laughed.

Nature did it again. Magic spells :).

calm…..

These rocks say it all.

Funny ducks…they kept following me.

Happy Dog

Harlem Shake 🙂

Kisses for MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

The Epithany in my Cabbage

 The month of January is over. The first month of 2013. The month
where you are supposed to get off your ass and start over, a clean slate. The month
where you will file all your receipts so the tax filing in 2014 will not be as
hellacious as in 2013, 2012, 2011…….

In the past, for me, it has been THE month of pressure.
Usually, by end of January I am always just as chaotic as I was at the end of
December. As I am this year.
HELLO 2013!
I do have an excuse. Remember, I burned my foot on a heating
pad? (If you don’t, I did.) My “little” burn turns out to be a second degree
burn that I am still dealing with, and I have worn the same pair of shoes since
December 31st. It is in such a weird, strategic spot that it has
seriously hindered my life style.
I have come to the conclusion that this freak accident was a
sign. A few weeks ago, someone (one of many) asked me about my resolutions. I
said “I have decided to throw any resolutions in the wind and wing it. January
is screwed anyways”. And with that, I was free.
Free to take my goals for 2013, and start slowly. Free to
sit in the café with my tribe TODAY and talk over my marketing strategies &
business goals for the year, feeling that they are more heart centered, than pressured.
Free to tell people “I am working on it.”, and to be good with that.
Sometimes, it is good to let things lie and “ferment”,
ending up with a finished product that is much more wholesome than the fresh
item.
When I go home,  I
went into my pantry. There were the 6 heads of cabbage that I bought weeks ago
with the ambition of making sauerkraut. They have been moved  several 
times, rolled behind the laundry, screamed for attention. Yet, I ignored
them. But today, the day I was actually going to cut them up for the chickens
and the compost, they surprised me with this:
All cabbages have little sprouts of what looks like cabbage
babies! I have never seen this before. I see this as a sign of the Universe.
“Heike, it is wonderful that you have let these lie, they
are now creating new life, doubling & tripling themselves!”
I am sticking to it. Putting them in the garden to see what
happens. The same goes for my goals for 2013. I started today to putting what
is in my heart & brain on paper so it can expand into the world.
Better  to do IT late
than not at all. The Universe says so!
P.S.  I have said it
before, and will say it again. If you need a fabulous  visual, a guide to put your thoughts on paper,
a brain extractor that takes those wild & crazy dreams and puts them in
words, check out the 2013 Create Your Incredible Year Calendar & Workbook.  Yes, it is ok start in February J.
Much love,
Heike

The Epithany in my Cabbage


 The month of January is over. The first month of 2013. The month where you are supposed to get off your ass and start over, a clean slate. The month where you will file all your receipts so the tax filing in 2014 will not be as hellacious as in 2013, 2012, 2011…….
In the past, for me, it has been THE month of pressure. Usually, by end of January I am always just as chaotic as I was at the end of December. As I am this year.
HELLO 2013!
I do have an excuse. Remember, I burned my foot on a heating pad? (If you don’t, I did.) My “little” burn turns out to be a second degree burn that I am still dealing with, and I have worn the same pair of shoes since December 31st. It is in such a weird, strategic spot that it has seriously hindered my life style.
I have come to the conclusion that this freak accident was a sign. A few weeks ago, someone (one of many) asked me about my resolutions. I said “I have decided to throw any resolutions in the wind and wing it. January is screwed anyways”. And with that, I was free.
Free to take my goals for 2013, and start slowly. Free to sit in the café with my tribe TODAY and talk over my marketing strategies & business goals for the year, feeling that they are more heart centered, than pressured. Free to tell people “I am working on it.”, and to be good with that.
Sometimes, it is good to let things lie and “ferment”, ending up with a finished product that is much more wholesome than the fresh item.
When I go home,  I went into my pantry. There were the 6 heads of cabbage that I bought weeks ago with the ambition of making sauerkraut. They have been moved  several  times, rolled behind the laundry, screamed for attention. Yet, I ignored them. But today, the day I was actually going to cut them up for the chickens and the compost, they surprised me with this:
All cabbages have little sprouts of what looks like cabbage babies! I have never seen this before. I see this as a sign of the Universe.
“Heike, it is wonderful that you have let these lie, they are now creating new life, doubling & tripling themselves!”
I am sticking to it. Putting them in the garden to see what happens. The same goes for my goals for 2013. I started today to putting what is in my heart & brain on paper so it can expand into the world.
Better  to do IT late than not at all. The Universe says so!
P.S.  I have said it before, and will say it again. If you need a fabulous  visual, a guide to put your thoughts on paper, a brain extractor that takes those wild & crazy dreams and puts them in words, check out the 2013 Create Your Incredible Year Calendar & Workbook.  Yes, it is ok start in February J.
Much love,
Heike