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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Current Affairs

I have been busy sneezing away from allergies and working on some great new posts.  I am really getting to be proud of my body of work here and on my other blogs.  They are all works in progress but some of my life's mission as well. I do think this is something to dedicate to and now I am taking it more serious.  I do have many other hobbies and passions fighting for attention- or at least it is an internal fight within myself as where to locate my time.  I just feel right now blogging and writing and being a new Mom (since last year) is the way I want to divide my energy. Of course, there are everyday things to do too, like taking care of ones health and pursuing knowledge and learning, and I wouldn't mind moving to the country.

All the while, sometimes I cringe at past efforts of writing once I review them.  Sometimes, it's posts I have written and other times poetry or stories.  I just clean up some of the punctuation or sentences, and although there are some keepers, some things get shredded.  Editing seems like a waste of time on some posts, which were of great deals from deal sites.  I have deleted those but I will update you with some new deal sites that I have bought from recently.

It is something to be able to work on these projects and truly get excited, and not over money or monetary gain.  It is simply something to get up and look forward to and do.  I believe in creating your own vision. Goals in life DO keep us moving in a onward direction.  I have dedicated a vision to it and have an organizational board with the outlines on it.  I have bought books to write my ideas down, when away from the computer.  I have tons of inspiration but now I really will be kicking it into high gear.



Advice is, anything you choose to do, put time and focus into it and eventually, it WILL come together.  In the mean time anything you have to do make ends meet and plan is very handy.  One way you can plan is write out a list or use a planning app or book, or what I did and set up an organizational board.  I felt more professional and it held the entire vision of things I want to do.  I put it up on the wall where I can see it in the morning.  It is just the little things we do that can make us more motivated.  Stay tuned for a more lengthy blog post about "Passion and Motivation" in the future.

That aside, more current things happening with me are documenting Geo-engineering/ weather modification spraying photos - of grave importance and please see my blog : weawake.blogspot .  It is definitely getting worse out there and now there is talk of chemtrail related illnesses.  I just keep doing my due diligence and take the pictures and document them.  So there should be no harm done to be a witness and track our environment.  Sometimes, I notice no haze or geoengineering spray in a day where the skies are nice and blue with fluffy clouds and a nice breeze.  Those are the types of days we long for.

I am still working on a lot of exercise and yoga, cleaning up my eating and doing more natural cleaning around my home.  I am trying to make solutions with tea tree oil and vinegar and water, lemon and baking soda or even equal parts of salt and vinegar.  It's great to spring clean your home with natural solutions, as it saves your health and money from your pocketbook.  I will definitely be posting more on this later as well and some of the tricks I have learned.

I also love visiting the Farmer's Market.  Still to this day, it is my favorite spot to be.  You can check out food haul posts, recipes and more on my other blog: illaqueenscorner.blogspot.ca and some things are from the grocery store, so I can buy as much good produce as I can.  And we love to pack a lot of vegetables in every meal, along with pulses or legumes.  I feel I am growing better at being able to eat a vegan diet.  I don't believe I could do it on juice alone or JUST salads.  I after all was not completely vegetarian when pregnant.  I had done it for nearly 2 years prior to pregnancy, and yet I fell back into eating fish and a little more as by doctor's orders (more about that on another post), for sure.

And last but not least, I continue to study Horticulture and will be taking the next course at my leisure when I am ready.  I did postpone it a couple times now when registration came up fast.  I currently am trying to keep up on reviewing some notes and readings.  Don't give up on hobbies that you love even if they are not paying the bills currently.  So that's it for now until I finish the other posts I am working on.
Have a great week!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Saving Africa's Witch Children Video








Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rainy Day Post


Another rainy day in Alberta.  It was very hot about a week ago, so I enjoy the rain but then again I love the sunshine too.  I haven't posted on the blog for awhile, due to busy baby life. 
I am not sure if I should continue to blog anymore and I might be working on a book instead soon.  I just don't make the time anymore, and even forget to write or have a lack of ideas, all while changing diapers and cleaning up drool and spit up. I wouldn't change it for the world, I enjoy being a mom and doing all the mommyhood things. 

 I like to go on more walks, now that I have a little one.  I like her to get fresh air and although it's raining we will put the weather cover on the stroller and go.  I like rainy days because I can find reasons for downtime and relaxing as well, like cuddling and watching a movie or reading.  I just made a grilled cheese sandwich and thinking of some soup too.  It seems like a nice rainy day food.

When I was a little girl, and it was a very rainy day, I used to paint or try to rewrite the dictionary in my own words.  I used to read the dictionary as well, but I don't think I ever got through the entire book before the sun came out again and I was away again on my mountain bike.

I might try writing in my diary again, or at least rainy days inspire me to do so.  It's been such a whirlwind this past year, and I didn't always keep up in my diary.  I try to backtrack but then I will forget what happened on what date, and so it seems futile to recap but perhaps I might try anyways.

I have some sewing to catch up on and a lot of projects to complete such as knitting blankies, but now it's summertime and I doubt I will get it all done at once.  I have been writing thank-you cards and letters to people to mail out and making progress on it makes me happy.  I am trying not to split my energy up too much though, and let things that don't need to get done wait and focus on raising my baby , which is the most fulfilling,

I feel I am loosing the baby weight that was gained during pregnancy,  but I have not had done too much exercise other than walking and housework, so it's time to get to yoga and light aerobics such as Hip Hop Abs.  I believe it will melt completely off then with Hip Hop Abs, I was able to gain muscle and stamina rather quickly and I did enjoy the work outs and it was a staple of my exercise routine for about 3 or 4 years. 

Well, there is hope since with eating right and a little movement, I have dropped a lot of pants sizes and shirts are looking baggier.  That's about all for my rainy day post, so random and all, and now the sun is starting to shine outside. :)

   

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Fundraising for Aquaponics Business

I haven't been blogging this year so far because I had a baby at the start of 2015!
It's been very fulfilling and of course busy! I am enjoying being a new Mom, and although I want to get back to writing, I am still limited with my time and energy.

I am however attempting to fund raise for my business and work on turning it over to an Aquaponics business. Hopefully I can raise something and hold the business over until  the end of the year or start of next. I am working VERY hard on learning the trade and all aspects when I can and have wonderful plans but need time.

If you would be kind to check out the Crowdfund page and share and support if you can!

I very much appreciate your help!  Thank-you in advance and here's the link:
 Please Help Me to Continue Business or check us out on Facebook where you can find more video information on Aquaponics!
Pacific Island Residential and Commercial Services Inc.

Have a nice week!




Monday, December 22, 2014

Gearing Up For A Holiday~!

Whether it's Christmas holidays or any other time of year, do you sometimes get so excited and caught up in the hustle bustle of preparing for a holiday, or all the parties and turn around and burn yourself right out?

Well, I have done it and seen others do it as well.  Take for instance when you work all year for your 2 weeks vacation, just to be in a total frantic and stressful time before leaving for your holidays.  There is much to do, as well, the boss or demands don't stop pouring into your in box just because you are leaving for awhile.  Ridiculous, and makes me think that they do it on purpose, since everyone knows when it's quitting time.

I say do less, enjoy more during the holidays, including sending presents, cards, attending events and parties or cooking. Get more sunshine and less artificial lights.  You can drastically improve your mood and energy level just by sitting near a sunny window.

Although everyone knew you were getting ready to jet set somewhere tropical or just take time off, they waited until the last minute to ask you for any last minute tasks to be completed or "favours", as some would say. A favour request at work is just a diplomatic way of asking of your assistance to complete a job or task,  so that THEY can leave on time for the day.  If you committed to helping out, and feel stressed try taking a whiff of citrus. it can help boost your feelings of well-being and downplay the stress you might be under or take a brisk walk to get some worry off your mind, AND if your job has been particularly stressful and you make the call, I wouldn't go in for that "half" day on Christmas Eve if there is nothing pressing or required of you.  Take off for the day to finish your own tasks or drink some chamomile tea the night before and plan to sleep in. :)

Ya don't get it twisted, no one REALLY cares if you helped them out at work, they won't forget when you didn't though.....and the same goes for attending holiday parties.  You may want to go to everyone's but it's really just takes time away from your own thoughts and meditation time, and you risk running your energy down.  But if you really feel stress getting ready from work to a party, try some Chinese medicine techniques, such as applying pressure in the fleshy place between your index finger and thumb.  This is a hoku spot and can reduce stress tension in the upper body.

I know very well and when your bus or plane is near leaving, there is no one around to help alleviate the stress to get out the door on time, unless there is one good colleague that you work with in a team environment and cares if you have a good holiday too.  Well how about keeping to your own schedule, and stick with what you do on the daily instead like workout or read a book, instead of filling it up with too many other activities.  Like the bake sale at work or all those fun things that go on, can really just take up time from your daily routine and tasks.



But here nor there, it's all about time management right?  Well, I beg to differ, since there is a constant amount of workload being placed on people these days, not only up until a holiday or break but on the holidays now a days and from ourselves too~!  Being perfect and having everything just so, will probably stress you right out. So try to laugh and forget about getting it all done "perfectly", without any hitches, the house is clean enough or the clutter from baking will be alright if you left it for a minute. 

If the boss is calling during Christmas Eve, because an alarm is going off well then you might want to answer if it's your duty to do so, but I prefer to not answer or return the messages right away, if I even notice the messages.  Once I am on break, I lose the thought of being on call, but this could be a breaking point for a boss if they expect you to live and breathe work.  If I worked for those holidays or they are part of the respective statutory holidays, you can expect people to have a little bit of a life and not get to the phone right away.

Anyways, I also know we may spread out energy very thinly, when promising to attend holiday parties and events.  After all, there is only so much time in a day, and if everyone would ask you to attend something, you might go back to work even more fatigued than you already were, craving down time that you didn't get.  This is also the case, if you are around certain family or in-laws that might be more gruelling to talk to or are plain old mean.  You could try taking those people to a restaurant where they might be best behaved, or you could try to ignore there antics a bit more and breathe deeply.  When you start getting sick with a cold or flu, from perhaps indulging in alcohol or foods or people that increase your chance of getting sick later by running down your immune system, well you can thank yourself for loosing money instead of being at work after the holidays.  Vacation time is nothing to sneeze at when you get sick.


I would even go as far to say, that if you attend one or two events for the season that is acceptable.  I know many people cannot stand quiet time. and that is why they always are in the need for others to be on the phone with or yakking all the time, let alone at every party.  There is a time to catch up and then there is a time to just chill out to yourself and even start your OWN traditions, such as peace and quiet or go and look out at the universe with the Northern Lights flickering in the sky.  That could be a very nice time with a cup of hot chocolate.  Turn off your tech gadgets, and tune out.  You don't need to keep being on the phones or answering texts just to "keep busy".  After all, that is a way to increase your adrenaline and expose yourself to constant wifi signals which mounts your stress again.

 Even hosting a party is time consuming and by the evening you might feel like you should have got a nap in or hired that catering company, and when most guests don't show up due to what ever reason, remember you could have definitely scaled back on all the extras you went about providing. You could also ask for some help, perhaps everyone can bring something and make it a potluck holiday dinner.  It does become a lot of work to cook and clear up the tables afterwards,  but with that YOU enjoy the holiday anyway you see fit and best.  Although I enjoy cooking, it's not fun when you not many people show up and you just created more work for yourself.

Enjoy some non-conventional foods for the holidays that boost your endorphins or are an antioxidant for your body,  such as spice or honey.  Eat a nice healthy breakfast before you have too much caffeine, so you don't feel cranky by noon. You could try healthier dessert options instead of sugary treats, such as fruit salad instead of butter tarts.  It's still important to keep your vitamins and mineral levels in check!

And how about giving yourself a gift this year, such as a massage or spa time, or a retreat instead of running around for others gifts, you can also get in some extra gym time and work out some stress and toxins from your body.  Or you could start planning a vacation for yourself for the New Year.  You might feel good doing that, giving yourself a positive outlook!  You will feel rejuvenated for it!

                                                                  MERRY CHRISTMAS!