Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Chicken Embryo

One of my seven day old chicken embryos. I can’t help but marvel at the majesty of this little wiggly embryo.




Sitting at my desk, avoiding the work tasks at hand, there is sooo much running through my mind.  The past few weeks have been contemplative, full of self discovery, negotiations and closure.  Wheeeww.  With the dust settling and a new chapter quickly approaching I am very glad it is Friday.  I can’t wait to go home and hug and kiss my children…and of course…turn my chicken eggs.  I had the most restful sleep last night after actually taking a shower without Tyson either in there with me or throwing in plush animals to lend a helping hand – AND I shaved my legs with a new razor blade. Good times, I say. Afterwhich, I retired to the bedroom and read about France and enjoyed the fragrance of honeysuckle wafting in the window by my bed, while the boys watched boy movies and Sophia slept peacefully.  This morning I woke up to Sophia already bundled up on the couch watching “The Wedding” and we had a few restful quiet moments before Tyson the fire breathing dragon woke up and terrorized the house with his frustrations (he isn’t always like this. For the mostpart he is especially snuggly).  When I went in to get Tyson out of bed this morning he slammed the door in my face!…It’s funny now.  This morning, not so much. 

Since I have handed in my resignation earlier this week, it has been hard to concentrate at work for many reasons.  Mostly because there is so much promise and possibilities for me and my family this summer. (I am trying to quiet the part of my brain that wants to be concerned with my motivation waivering, the change of financial status, etc.). I am a little nervous because this self employment thing is outside my safety zone and waaay out of the box for me.  I am not sure what shape or form my future will come, but I am confident that I will enjoy it and my children. 

I bought a baguette today and am looking forward to a good dinner with my family tonight and to curling up with baby Tyson and big girl Sophia for a good book(s).  That is the best time of the night…minus Mr. Patience.  He isn’t into book reading…yet.

Kickin’ It With Ma Peeps


Day 6 of the incubator…tomorrow we check for embryos!

I am my child’s human experience (via Ignorance is Bliss)

I am my child's human experience I received precious knowledge from the documentary “The Human Experience.”  The reality that everyone has a life story is a very beautiful concept.  It will change the way I see people.  The section about the Leper Colony brought me sadness, and I questioned what I would feel sitting next to them.  It was the first time I have seen someone with leprosy, I honestly didn’t think it still existed.   When I was a teenager, my aunt and uncle had a chi … Read More

via Ignorance is Bliss

Let go (via In Your Bones)

Wow, I have been holding on to my rock for a while and yesterday, I let go. It is a little scary just sorta “floating” out there, but it is also very inspiring. I no longer feel limited. Like anything is possible.

Let go Do you want to set yourself free?  It’s simple really.  All you have to do is let go. Imagine this: You’ve been caught in a great flood.  You’re hanging onto a rock in the middle of torrential waters when a helicopter spots you.  It swoops down towards you and someone throws down a ladder.  A paramedic climbs down a couple of rungs and shouts: “Grab onto the ladder!” over the noise of the water and the helicopter, “we’ll take you to dry ground!” … Read More

via In Your Bones

Resignation and Surrender

Today, Wednesday April 27, 2011, I finally closed the book on this chapter of my life.  I am scared, excited and officially moving on to a ginourmous new life. 

Entering a garden gate, you never really know what you are going to see “in there”.  You know what you think you see, but upon closer inspection it is full of surprises, gifts, blessings and trials.  I personally am most comfortable in the structured comfort of those things I can see and can predict – however miserable the circumstances may be, they are still predictable.  On the other hand, I have learned that there are no constants and that there is always something lingering just beyond your sight.  -this was not a welcomed discovery for me, by the way. 

So, at this time, I have (with great contemplation and middle of the night talks with Mr. Patience), decided to venture off into a new direction with optimism and a smile.

Holistic Life Coaching; who am I? (via Pam Day: Holistic Life Coaching and Creative Development)

I couldn’t resist reposting this blog entry because it seems as though this is right where I am.

Holistic Life Coaching; who am I? To become who we really are, we let go of all that we are not. Our daily conditioning is strong and all pervasive; childhood conditioning by parents and peers, conditioning through our ‘education’, workplace conditioning and the conditioning which moulds us to fit in to community and society. All of these can work to break down our unique individuality, who we really are. So every day look for where your conditioned re-actions and responses (of f … Read More

via Pam Day: Holistic Life Coaching and Creative Development