Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Curve Ball - WOW!

So it's been a while again, life has thrown us a big curve ball and we have under gone major change  to be able carry on. In early May my husband called me as I was finishing my run to give me some news. He had lost his job again and was given 1mths notice. Instantly my world changed, we had been talking about down sizing the house but has hoped to wait it out a couple of years so we could buy a town house. In that moment I knew we could wait no longer and the decision was made to sell the house. After a month of hard work cleaning, repairing and down sizing the house was ready to list on the market. In that time my husband had decided it would be best to return to school in fall and learn a new trade in hopes of finding steady employment with his now legally disabled status. He also took a job driving bus with the company I work for to bring in some extra income while on EI. We were able to get funding through a government program for tuition and some living expenses while in school and we will have EI till December. We were blessed with a private sale on house which allowed us to clear our mortgage and replace the furniture we had sold. So we now live in a 900sq ft apartment in a different part of the city, our Son will be going to a new school this year but thankfully will be the one I drive bus for so I will be able to take him to and from school. We unfortunately had to down size our canine companions, so we found Mishka the puppy a new home and very sadly it was time for Sam the Old Man to be put down (he was 17). Hank you Husky/malamute is now the only dog in the house and loving it! Thankfully we found a beautiful apartment complex that is brand new, close to my Son's school and allows pets another blessing.

I added some pictures of our place and some of our Summer fun. We really do love our new life, I love that the apartment can be cleaned in one day and that we have more time to play and less to worry that we can't get done. This new life has it's challenges like the fact my husband is permanently disabled and the acceptance of that. I really never believed our life would be here but here we are and making the best of it. Life is good right now and we are trying to enjoy that and take it in. I have more time to bake, to sew and do the creative things I enjoy I have even started taking a dance class which I am loving. Next week I turn 40 (WOW) I am trying to take that in and accept it (not that I can change it) but it is proving to be a little difficult. I don't really know where I am going or what I am doing. I am a wife and a mother but as far as my job well that is just for money it's not for me in anyway. It is tough to go from running your own business to working for someone else and losing that creative element which feeds my soul. I am not worried I know this to we will work out one thing at a time and right now it is for Kevin to go to school. So until that is done and he is settled I will keep doing what I am doing. Life will go on and we will keep pace with the changes and live the best life we can in the mean time.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Favorite Things

On this note my Friday Favorite Things;
I am very grateful this week to the children in my care and the opportunity they give me to learn and grow each day.
For the chance to be home with my Son everyday.
For our home and it's bountiful garden this year.
My ability to create.
Our chance to get away and relax.
My family.
My health (no matter how up and down it may be right now)
For my fellow bloggers.
For my wonderful crazy dogs ( who are wrestling on the trampoline as I write)
Our amazing Vet.
The sunshine and my country.

Happy Canada Weekend Everyone!
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Graduation Day!

Today I am thankful for my wonderful Son who graduated Kindergarten today, he is the second of love my life and I can't imagine it without him.
Sorry it's not the best picture in the world our camera went missing this week, bad timing but I am thankful for BB as a stand in.

I am also thankful today for the beautiful Sun which is shinning so brightly!
I am thankful for our church, the wonderful people who work in it and for our amazing friends who are always there in need.
I am thankful to have know a wonderful women whose life ended to short, we miss you and look forward to seeing you again one day!
I am thankful for her amazing daughter who despite losing her Mom has gone on to become an amazing Women and wonderful Mother in midst of her mourning, Marg I love you!
I am thankful to be celebrating 10 years of marriage in the coming weeks.
I am thankful for the opportunity to write here and have my voice heard.
Mostly I am thankful to Heavenly Father for my life and his protection of it.
I am also thankful that tomorrow is Saturday and I can sleep in a little.
 friday favorite things | finding joy

Happy Friday to all and best wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A day late but...

Sorry it's a day late but here is my Friday Favorite Things list;

friday favorite things | finding joy

I am thankful for my job
For my wonderful support system both those near and far
For my spirit
For my amazing Son
My wonderful Husband
For my soon to be beautiful garden
For the rain that is helping it grow
For the wisdom, patience and love of Christ in my heart each day
For all things good and bad that make up my life
For this beautiful world and all the little people who occupy it

What are you thankful for this week? May your blessing be great and this coming week wonderful!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Favorite Things

friday favorite things | finding joy
I am so grateful to the Author of Finding Joy, she always seems to have something to say that takes me out of my "Mommy funk" on the days when I find myself struggling in that position. I am so grateful for the words of someone so honest who is willing to tell it like it is in hopes of  helping people like myself who are eternally grateful. I have decided to join her in Friday Favorite Things, to express some intentional gratitude for the wonderful parts of my life.
So what am I grateful for today;
My loving, supportive Husband
My wonderful, amazing little boy
My "Mentor" Roslyn Maxwell
The wonderful children I take care of during the week and their amazing parents
My job
My home
Our 3 amazing dogs

This beautiful day
All the wonderful, amazing women in my life

I have many things to be grateful for and recognizing that shows me I have nothing to be grouchy about and my rough morning was only a moment in time! Thank you Rachel Martin for reminding me how blessed I really am.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Let's Get It Started

I can't seem to get this song out of my head and I am beginning to think there is a reason why maybe things are just getting started for me?

None the less it's a good song to dance to and dancing is good for the soul.