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January 31 .. 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

holy the first month of this new vision year has flown by .. extreme cold for a couple of weeks -40 .. and now melting with daily fog, sleet , rain or snow .. quite the mix Mother Nature .. keeping us on our toes literally so we don't end up on our sheeshka .. that wouldn't be good ..

all in all I've had a great month .. really made progress at work with my office admin gal .. everything switched when I let go and allowed her to find her own rhythm .. plan her own day .. she knows how I want things done .. how strict I am with the cash flow .. our oil and gas industry has become the enemy of the world .. yet when we do work the oil companies all want discounted materials and services
I really like how she thinks ... and she's always thinking let me tell you ..
once again me getting out of the way of the energy and plans of the Universe is huge .. soon I will just mind my own business .. staying present and real .. won't that be an awesome day ...
no worry
no fear
no having to control
all I have to do is be me ...
show up and allow

I'm truly excited for February tomorrow ..
since my hot vacation has been postponed .. I am going to the cottage ..
paint colours chosen ..
a dark sand beige colour ... a rich creamy white .. and a soft lake water blue ..

I have an old cabinet to paint for the cottage kitchen .. so will switch out the old one .. move it to the covered deck at the back to hold barbecue utensils and outdoor kitchen stuff ..

I can hardly wait to get started on my paint and redecorate adventures ..get the inside done .. once the weather turns warm I have a huge section of fence and gate to paint at the front .. as well as two sheds .. then I will oil the back fence to bring it back to life ..
all of this will be done before the bugs appear .. and the weather gets to be " oh I don't wanna work today .. its too nice out .. the beach is calling " kinda weather ..
those words were my excuse for the last couple of years .. mind you in my own defence my dear momma was my first priority .. she passed away last Aug .. I'm just now beginning to realize I do have time for lots of things now .. she had been mine pretty much since my dad passed in 1988 .. me and my family always made sure grandma was taken care of .. always

not only do I need some lake time .. I need a break from the negative routine of having to hear the news bellowing from the basement .. followed by the complaining .. grumbling about aches pains , life , work , politics and weather ..
.. etc .. etc ..
my husband can not for the life of him even imagine my life without tv or netflix ..
as for me
I can't imagine having to sit as he does and do nothing but be entertained .. be surrounded by the negative energy of his life force ... the tv ... .. viva la difference ..
but I need out of here for a few days ..

I'm thankful my cousin is married to a carpenter too .. they live real close to the cottage ... I have a couple of little projects for him to do .. ( new ceiling in the bathroom ) as well I'd like him to build me a new narrow .. tall .. towel rack .. space is limited .. but I'm sure we can go up for the larger towels .. ( lots of towels required at the cottage ... beach .. bath .. hand and face .. ) hopefully lots of people to gather at the beach house too for bonfires and swimming .. sand games and sing songs

If I have the cottage tended to by the end of Feb I can concentrate on the house in the city .. seeds will need to be started in March get this spring cleaning done .. new raised beds are on my list for my birthday present .. oh yes dear friends I am a planner ..

So my dear friends .. enjoy this last day of Jan 2020 .. grab it .. own it .. make it yours in every way ..

sending you love .. big gobs of silly .. magical moments ... that make your heart say awe !!!

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    Lots of little projects to occupy your time when it becomes
    available. My hubby also absorbs the negativity of what the
    tv spits out daily. I seldom take time to watch the weather
    forecast. To each their own. Enjoy your happy slice of life.
    67 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    Great plans for the cottage, love your positive outlook!

    A few weekends ago, my DH and I cleaned up a section of our basement which used to be my craft area until I moved into one of my son's vacated bedrooms and then the basement became a holding tank of storage for junk we couldn't quite part with. Anyway, we cleaned that out and now it is DH's workspace and his plan is to build a doll house sized barn out of wood for our granddaughter (and future grands) to play with. It keeps him occupied at night, less sitting on his butt staring at the TV, not quite so grumpy.
    67 days ago
    Oh, my friend, relax, renew and enjoy! You are in your element at that cottage - I know home much you enjoy painting and making it beautiful! We're going to have a really good 2020, aren't we! emoticon
    67 days ago
    I am with you, need to be doing things, love being outside. I am trying to plan our garden. I had it all marked with pots, then a wind storm came up and blew them away, don't know where they went, lo. I am going out today and get some stakes and mark it right this time. Enjoy the cottage and the last day of Jan.
    Happy February to you too emoticon
    68 days ago
    Ah yes it took me years to get my husband away from the TV, computer and radio negative news. He is pretty goofd now especially since he can't get Rush in his wood shiop (Mancave). I too am a planner and already have my seeds. During Super Bowl I will be making pots out of toilet paper rolls I have been saving. Haven't met my weight goal for January but I haven't gained either. february is a new beginning. God Bless. emoticon
    68 days ago
    Wow you are busy. I love it.
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    68 days ago
    Sounds like a very full and rewarding life. Good job letting your direct report find her rhythm and get things done. Micromanaging is rarely helpful, right?
    68 days ago
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