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20 things to start right now!

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In My Journey to a better to be more myself this is my list of things I want to add to my life daily!

  1. Drink a lot of water and green/white tea; the best tea I have ever had is from my wonderful friend Sarah, and her Tea House- A Himalayan Experience; get your AMAZING TEA HERE!
  2. Eat small meals during the day
  3. Eat more Fruit, veggies
  4. Go for a walk, bike, swim, jog
  5. Where comfortable shoes
  6. Go to bed earlier
  7. Stop thinking Negetive thoughts about your self and others
  8. Don’t dwell on the past, just let it go
  9. Enjoy the little things in life…like crisp clean sheets!
  10. Don’t compare your self to others; you only see what’s on the outside you have no idea what thier life is really like
  11. Practice Meditation
  12. Eat healthy; BUT for pity sake EAT THE CAKE
  13. Stretch daily to increase flexiblity
  14. Avoid putting things off…I am sooo bad at this
  15. Listen to peaceful music
  16. DANCE
  17. SING LOUDLY
  18. Wear cloths that make you HAPPY!
  19. Throw away things that you don’t need
  20. Remember that you are enough
  21. Go OUTSIDE MORE!

If I set goals of doing this list daily I think I will be in a pretty epic place next year.  If you find yourself on a similar journey don’t forget the most important goal is to be kind to yourself every day.  This is a list of things that will really help me become more aligned with who I want to be. It will put me on a path the will make me be more ME…self care, self love and by doing this all the rest of life will fall into place.  You know the saying if Momma aint happy aint nobody happy.  Well what are you waiting for, let’s make Momma happy!

 

Thanks for reading peeps!  Take care, be well, Be Happy, Be Kind, and Be YOU!

 

Crystal

Renovations, Basketball and soul bliss

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So here we are all “Settled” into our new home and we are renoing!  YUP that  “lovely” Bathroom is GOING!  Which has started our new adventure!  Plumbing, plumbing terms, and the realization that this is NOT Canada and NOTHING will get done when we want it to which is YESTERDAY.  Hubby is still doing the insulation under the house on the weekends SO this project is the after work project; are we crazy? Yes; yes I think we just might be! We have hired a Builder come in and help us but we will do the ripping out of the Bathroom, and what ever else we get done BEFORE they can get free to come and help us out.  Having said this we are also getting the Hot water Cylinder replaced with an Infinity water system (boiler, on demand hot water…)SO this means that we will no longer have to run around the shower to get wet as the current system is Gravity fed pressure which mean NO pressure! Then the next Canadianization is HEAT yes HEAT. I am not entirely sure which I am more excited about the water pressure or the heat…but as the nights get longer and chillier I think the Heat is winning..BUT if I could have a nice hot shower WITH pressure ahhhh how nice would that be! For those of you who know me I have THICK hair so does Big E, so it is a task and a half to get the shampoo and conditioner out of our Mops! BUT after today NO longer an issue woo hoo I am excited! Once hubby is done under the house heat will be here as well…ahhh heat as I type my nose is cold and my fingers are purple….

ANYWAY…

Last night we had Big E’s first basketball game!  MAN was she excited! FIRST OFF she had to call me from school at 2:15 and tells me she had a Basketball RIGHT after school IN New Plymouth. OK Yes you can be there…..OK Super MOM hurry up….It was my Monday of Errands, morning spent on the phone trying to sort of some stuff for the reno’s….nothing is simple here….Then I was an amazing day so I went for a walk I had to be home @ 1:00 as I had a man coming for an estimate.  NO problem.  I am out for my walk it is 12:20, he rings and says that he can come now….I am about a 30 minute walk from home, but tell him I will be there in 15. SO I ran home yes that is right I ran, It was great. I was sweaty hot stinky outta breath mess when I got there, which was about 5 minutes before the guy showed up.  BUT I did it I beat him there!  SO He left at 2:10, EM calls a 2:15…so I had 20 minutes to shower, gather her stuff she needs for Basketball, gather snacks, and something to entertain Little T while she watches the game.  BUT we made and ON time! PHEW!  So much for my “relaxing” day at home!  After the game we went to Macca’s for Big Macs….so much for the run LOL…

Being home and being able to be the wife, mother, maid, nurse, taxi driver, errand runner, message giver, Trades Person co-ordinator, Baker, cook, wood chopper, gardener…this list really goes on and on BUT I love it!  I love that I can be the goto person for my family!  I love being here in this new country and being able to give my family the support that need whenever they need it! I feel extremely blessed!  Do I miss my loved ones back home YES more than I ever thought possible BUT they are just a Skype, text, blog, Facebook OR even a phone call away! It this the same as being there with them NOPE, can I get that all-encompassing {HUG} that I love from my Grandma? no 😦 BUT even with out all this I can honestly say I am truly truly happy, my soul is home. I don’t know how many of you have experienced the bliss that comes from your soul being home but it is just that true bliss.  You feel warm and at ease with all that comes at you, you feel HOME!  Who knew my home was on the other side of the world from my Family…but alas here it is.  Will I come home to Canada again, for a visit yes someday, to live I don’t think so. BUT you never know, my soul my just say OK this is STINK let’s go HOME to your family.  But until that time comes I LOVE my life here, love my girls and hubby and enjoy every second of being here!

 

Well for thats all for now! Blog soon!

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Hello everyone, I hope that you have had a great Mothers day I have been trying to think of what to blog about so lets start with something I have borrowed from one of the women in my life that have influenced me  she is a strong and loving Mother and friend and she couldn’t have said this any better. “Happy Mothers Day to all who are mothers to their children, to their husbands, to their friends, to the children on the street, to the animals in their lives.  I guess what I am saying is you don’t have to have had children to be a mother – but you have the god given instinct to care and love.”  I have to say that she hit the nail on the head “the god given instinct to care and love”  It is days like Mothers Day where I like to reflect on what I am, who I am , and WHY I am.  I strive my best to do the best I can for my Children always; have I made a mess of some time YES, have I had to look at my crushed child cause I yelled at her for no reason other than I have had a bad day and she asked me the same thing 40 TIMES AND I SNAPPED. The look on my girls faces when I get cross with them for no reason crushes my  “mom” soul…which makes me HAPPY cause I HAVE MOM SOUL! It makes me be able recognize that what I have just done has HURT my childs feelings, and I will go and apologize to her and tell her that Mommy is having a bad day and that she didn’t REALLY do anything that bad…other than annoy me; so quit it…we have a good laugh and get on with it!  I think it is so important to admit to our kids that you are wrong and that we make mistakes just like they do, and when we do I will apologize OR make sure that Daddy does the same thing.  Some people in this world don’t have that instinct at all, which is so very very sad to me; because they miss out on so many blessing that come from being a parent; a true parent. Just because you gave birth doesn’t make you a mother.  It is that MOM instinct either you have or you don’t! I thanked my girls yesterday for allowing me to be able to celebrate Mothers Day and My Hubby for making me a Momma cause lets face it with out children or my Husband I would just be ME…Well I am still me just not the MOM me! LOL That got confusing but I hope I got the point across!

I have been so lucky to have many Mommy’s, so many amazing women to influence me and mold me into what I am today.  From childhood up until the time I left Canada I was still learning amazing things; from amazing women ALL of them blessed with the Mom instinct.  I am sure that I will continue to learn from them and from more women that I meet as I continue down the life path we are on!

As for my fabulous day here in New Zealand the girls and I headed into New Plymouth, to get Daddy some insulation as he is still working under the house poor man LOVE HIM.  We picked up the insulation, then Miss T reminded me she didn’t have any sandals SO we head to the shoe store… by some shopping Miracle I managed to buy her ONE pair of sandals and NOTHING ELSE I know feel free to gasp!  3 girls in a shoe store and we came out with ONE pair of shoes, I know I was proud of myself!  Anyway, after that we made our way to the coastal walkway.  The girls scootered along the Ocean, played at the park then we went to the Big Wave Cafe for an Ice Cream and a Mochachino.   The girls went down the water, where they played in the sand, managed to find me some amazing pieces of sea glass.  They had a great time and I had an amazing Mothers Day with my sweet girls! How lucky am I?!?!  Before we left Big E wrote me a message in the sand HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!  What a sweet sweet girl!

Mt Taranaki

Mt Taranaki

Little T's New Flash Shoes!

Little T’s New Flash Shoes!

Going down the coastal walkway

Going down the coastal walkway

Cool Flowers

Cool Flowers

Big E Writting Happy Mothers Day in the Sand for me!

Big E Writting Happy Mothers Day in the Sand for me!

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Blog more soon!

Mothers Day