Wednesday, January 4, 2017

In Reality.

It’s the first catch up for this years yarn along today and I am so looking forward to linking up.

So, what has happened since we last connected? Let’s see… I posted a little of my thoughts for this coming year. I opened shop and I chose my word!

In all of that I added a few more rows to my first pair of socks with the sock wool that I was gifted from my beautiful family for Christmas and finished off a Fungi Friend for our Forest Friend Collection I have started on for Danika.

It has been a wonderful, tearful, exhilarating and soul searching week to say the least. There have been emotions felt that I never thought that I had. We had to come to a decision this week, being the first week of the month and as my maternity period is so rapidly coming to end. Over the past few months there have been emotional conversations as to whether we could manage our home with one proper income or not. In a perfect world I would be home raising our children, tending our garden, feeding our chickens, knitting up a storm and adding homemade goodies to our homestall. But, in all reality, its not that perfect. It would not be fair to add such a burden to my soul partner to carry alone. So, I will pick myself off from the self pitiful fetal position on the floor that I have found myself in a few times over the last few months and dust myself off and really partner up with my life partner so we can do this all together. I can still raise my children, tend my garden, feed my chickens, knit up a few more rows here and there and add a couple of homemade goodies to the homestall just not all of the time. I will be contributing a little extra by going back to a day job away from the home and aiding Rob with the finance that is needed to keep a home with 4 Adults, 3 boy children, a little baby girl, dogs, chickens and a tortoise., oh and lets not forget about the gang of monkeys! I’ve come to the realisation that it just as important if not more important to provide this way for my tribe. Although secretly I wish it wasn't.

I promised myself that this year my updates will be more real without just the fluff of all the prettiness that I so dearly love.

It will be more REAL.

So while I mull through all this and try an ease my way into a new routine of expressed milk and leaky engorged breasts and the emotions that come with that and setting up play dates for a new member to our tribe ( I will share all about that soon) and welcome our eldest home for a little longer and get Joshua and Garren ready for their first day back at school…. the list does go on a little longer… I will count my blessings and know that in the end I will do anything to make our home work and my tribe happy and healthy.

Until, next week my special yarn friends… Blessings a plenty from my heart to yours.

Angie xx

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


So, on my post Sock Wool last year… last month, I had mentioned that I was considering New Years Resolutions (of sorts) for the year. I had given up on them so far back – that in truth I was kind of at a loss as to how to go about starting them all again. Then the very lovely Finding What I Am Looking For suggested I have a look into OneWord365.

I am ever so glad that I did. The whole concept behind it just sings to me. It didn't take me long to come up with my Word, but it has taken me a few days to feel it and set my intention for the new year. To go forth with intention in all that I set out to do every day of this year. I intend to be more present in everything I do and with everyone I am with.

This piece from Living With Intention by M.Tamara really resonates with me.

Truly living with intention involves engaging all of your energies and strengths, not merely your mental ones. It means activating your inner helpers, however you get them out of bed. It means both affirming what you want and being satisfied with being on the journey. It means honoring your intention, even if you have not yet reached your goal.

Living with intention means pushing your comfort zone, but it also means appreciating every nuance of your life, and appreciating yourself for being conscious as you live it. It means recognizing that the act of envisioning itself, that moment of connecting with your intention, counts as much as the more visible actions that you take. The first step to making your world different is imagining it so, and envisioning yourself in the new paradigm.

Living with intention means persistently and actively affirming your goals. Not merely so that you don’t forget or diminish their value when you face a challenge, but so that you are sending out into the universe your connection with both process and outcome.

…. read more >HERE<

It really is a beautiful word isn't it. Not only does it ring true in all things magick but in life and how one lives. I truely hope to focus on that.

At the end of this calendar year, I hope to come back to this post and be able to show how I added intention into my life each day for the year. So, here is to living a life less out of habit and more with intent.
Do you have your Word?
hugs a plenty all round.
Angie xx
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