You may have been wondering why I’ve hardly posted over the last few months, or you might not have even noticed – that is OK too! I haven’t been winding the blog down, or any such thing; I’ve just been busy, working on transforming my life out of it’s little cocoon. My wings are almost ready to unfurl and take to the skies, I just need a little more fairy dust application, so watch this space.
I have been doing an online course called Miracle Worker, run by one of my favourite internet people, Gala Darling; and the very talented and wise Ellen Fondiler. I really needed a cosmic kick up the bum/slap on the forehead/effectively gentle push toward realising that I don’t have to live a small life, BECAUSE MY LIGHT IS ALLOWED TO SHINE DAMNIT! and this course is doing wonderful things to light up my inner glow. It’s allowing me to get a move on and realise my dreams. Do you ever feel all cob webby inside, like you need a blast of sun light and fresh air to make you understand that you had the power all along, Dorothy? This is exactly what this course is doing. I highly recommend it. There are weekly workbooks and play lists and homework and a great facebook community to keep you inspired. I love it.
During the school holidays my nephew came to stay with us. This sounds like such a non big deal, but honestly….for a start he came all the way from New Zealand. Due to a lot of tragic and complicated family situations neither I or the boys had ever met him. I can’t imagine how nerve wracking it must have been for a young teenager, but he handled it with aplomb, and soon was right at home mucking around with the boys and basically being the perfect cousin/nephew. He is such a lovely, well mannered, mature and kind hearted young man, I hope we get to spend more time with him soon.
Did you know we have some extra livestock around the Casa Chaos? A friend and fellow blogger was enduring a bit of a life changing experience and was having trouble re-homing the family dog, and knowing how important the family dog is in times of trouble we put our hand up to be his foster parents. It was touch and go at first but he has settled in beautifully and I think he might end up being our forever dog. Even Kora loves him, although she is certainly giving me a tonne of attitude. We also have a couple of chickens, that are absolutely part of my urban garden oasis ideal but actually have stopped laying (it’s too cold, it’s too hot!) and in the meantime have ruined my garden oasis. I don’t want the garden to look like Stalag 13 but I think a liberal application of chicken wire is required. Ideas, anyone?
Lastly, I have re entered the workforce after 8 years of not being in the paid workforce. I know, huge! It’s only a few days a week as receptionist in a psychologists clinic, close to home. I really didn’t want to get a job as I thought it would take time and energy away from SHINING MY LIGHT, but it’s worked out really well. The people are lovely and the job itself is kinda neat. Now I can pay the bills and fund the light shining plans, while still having time to follow my dreams. Quality time, not spent stressing about money. Phew!
So tell me, what have I missed? What have you been up to while I was gone?