Showing posts with label MissK. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MissK. Show all posts

Monday, September 25, 2017

~ Blog Evolution ~

Someone once told me : "On se fait le cadeau d'une vie"
...loosely translated: "Give yourself the Gift of Life"


 It kinda stuck with me, and helped me push through a very difficult chapter, helping me realize what I did want out of life. I'm in a better place now, and feel I need to dot a few i's were the blog is concerned.

I kinda put My World on the backburner lately,
all the while knowing I couldn't stay away
for too long.


I went in and out a few times, going from over 100 posts per month to sometimes none. My interests and content has changed over time, that's a given. Although, I feel the essence is the same, because I'm still me... 
But I find myself looking for a new blog purpose.


I know I enjoy sharing random parts of myself that feel slightly taboo in my current reality... but strangely, this blog, and the likes of y'all, often feels more like home to me.

When I started my blog, it truly was an "Escape" for me, and I hoped, for others as well. Definitely a way to express myself, that is still the case, but what I get out of it is evolving.
Creating is my focus now. 


My life has totally changed over the past few years,
opening doors that once felt so unreachable.


                                                                                   I'm learning to trust my instincts and not let other's opinions influence my decisions. One of the biggest hurdles for me was to recognize all the self imposed limitations I had put on myself. Basically, just taking responsibility for your life sucking. 
Seems simple, but realizing that the things you've thought about, and actions you took over the span of your life have lead you to NOW, makes one see that you CAN take your life in the direction that you want. And have the things and experiences you want, by simply changing your thoughts and actions.

I read over the last few lines, and think: Dah, that's like obvious. But we get stuck in ruts, bad habits and routines, and perpetuate the very thing we want to avoid by allowing it to occupy our minds, and assuming that outside circumstances are controlling us. I've always been one to put up a fight against those "circumstances" ...unfortunately, within the context of those damn self imposed limitations. So I never got very far.


Putting myself in the creative mindset has definitely helped me push through the crap and find joy in life again ;-)


I can no longer view my world as an "Escape"
as I prefer my Life to be one I enjoy,
not one I look to get away from.


And since My Blog is part of My Life, I will continue to express my interests, and all the weird taboo parts of me. In the hopes that you find here something that fits for you in one way or another.

To many more years of randomness !!
I'm happy you are here... ;-)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Out for a Little R & R Time

My Home is built, and I worked my ass off. 


Time for a getaway...
Actually, I left a little while ago. 


Weather is good, company is awesome,
and I finally got me some decent wifi. 

If you guys are interested,
here's a glimpse of My Homestead ;-)


~ Shop to the left, Home to the right ~
~ Amazing Nature all around ~

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I Did it !!!

My apologies for being away so long.
I've been a very busy girl. 



I'm writing this, sitting at my kitchen table, directly from the woodlot.... I still have a lot of work to do inside and out, but I've been living in my brand spanking new home for about a week now.


Living on My Land... No Words <3

Thank you guys for the comments and emails you sent me, since I went AWOL a little while back. It's nice to be missed. I miss you guys too... I've just been a little "preoccupied" and now you know why ;-)

Monday, June 5, 2017

I Swear, It Was This Big !!



No Seriously, a glimpse at what
I've been up to lately.....


Almost done clearing ;-)



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun Times :P


No, I'm not on vacation...
but I did get to wade in inches of water a couple weeks ago.
Straight off my bed as my feet hit the floor !!!

Consider mild temperatures last November, quick snow melt and excessive rain, along with living in a "renovated" basement apartment of a half century old building, all of which adds up to a recipe for disaster. A perfect storm of epic proportions, uh... not so much... more like, at a minor scale, thank God... but none the less, left me running around in my underwear, frantically trying to gain control of the situation.

I give justified praise to my spin mop, for obvious reasons, and the not so subtle hills and valleys of the original floor, hiding under the new "pretend slate" vinyl. Despite the fact that everything is on one level, the kitchen and a few room corners remained dry, will the rest of the apartment was drenched in melted snirt, a couple inches deep in most of the bedrooms, living room, and bathroom. I had started packing for the move, and my daughter's room still had boxes on the floor, that hadn't made it out to her new life yet. Cardboard does love water... damn it! But I could breathe a sigh of relief as I noticed that the high spots on the floor saved a few items from soaking in the lovely moat, that appeared in my home overnight. 

I was able to save most it, and didn't forget to count my blessings... like the fact that I have a non-leaking roof over my head, and a septic system that is not backing up every couple years. Been there, done that.... Moving on.

Speaking of snirt... here's a pic I took a few weeks ago at the mall parking lot.


Canadian Snirt Mountain ~ Ain't it lovely !!

I'm happy to say, the apartment is still dry, and most of the snirt is gone bye now.  I actually see a few strands of green, way way over there, across the apartment parking lot. About time!

I know, I know... A lot of you have leaves in your trees :/
So? How many times have you mowed so far? :P ;-)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Yikes....

~ The view from my window ~


I might have to tunnel outta here 😲

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Be Right Back....


~ I got a few things to tweak ~

Saturday, January 14, 2017

MissK ~ Chiming In


I've been "dealing" with a few things lately... aren't we all :/
I will find Light at the end of this tunnel,
even if I have to Spark the Blaze myself !!


With that said, Life goes on...


& My Personal Therapist ;-)

I went over to my daughter's country home the other day
and went to town on their wood pile.
Still one of the best ways I know to clear my head.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

MissK ~ Building The Wall

Canada dosen't want them...


"The Snowflakes are Melting, and it's Glorious!!!" -Nolte

Monday, September 19, 2016

~ Nice View ~

Just thought I would share, this is the view from my work
this morning. Very relaxing, for a minute.


That purty scene across the river is US Territory. I'd wave,
but you might not see me through that thick fog ;-)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Hey There !!


Good News: I am home, safe and sound. 


Bad News: A setback has put a damper on my plans....


It seems the builder I was scheduled to work with decided to temporarily drop a few smaller clients to take on a bigger contract. That means that instead of having my house ready for delivery by October, they want to deliver in December.

I live in Canada !! That's not feasible !!!
So reluctantly, I will reschedule my project for the spring.

I did get quotes from other builders, hoping to still pull off my plans, but of course, they were more expensive. Honestly, I'm kinda glad they were, because I still prefer the work of my original builder.

I have to look a it in a good light. More time to tweak my plans, which I like. And a few extra weeks to work on felling the rest of the trees that need to go before excavation (Part Deux) can begin. Between meetings, playing phone tag to reschedule my trades, and work, I've been pretty busy.

The extra 5 to 6 months of apartment bills kinda suck. Not what I expected. Such is life at times. I will have to work my butt off to compensate though. Fun times, I like to think that I still have things under control ;-)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

That's The Plan....


Just a few more days to go, then I head back home.  The clock is ticking, and I'm anxious, in a good way, to start building. I'll probably be scarce for a little while, but I will check in and post extra stuff too when I get an itch for it... ;-)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Just Made My 3000th Post !!


Woohoo !!!


Couldn't help but notice
that I'd have over 7000 posts in My World
if I hadn't kicked it back over the last few years....


My bad ! :/

But I think the following is more important....

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ooops....


It's been really warm and sunny for a while now... ;-)

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This Ain't No Canadian Maple

Just got back from a little nature walk.


I'm not holding it close to the camera, it's actually on my laptop. Freakin' thing is almost 12 inches from the tip to the end of the stem. Y'all have mutant trees out here ;-)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bye Bye Great White North !!!

Woohoo !!!


Almost ready to hit the road...


But first, I feel like gloating a little...



This "contracting" business was new territory for me, 
but I did it, up to this point anyways.
Got all my ducks lined up and ready to go,
for a post-vacation build.


See you in a few days...


when I land, that is ;-)


Sunday, June 19, 2016

I Call Bullshit !!!


So many moving parts to this thing we call LIFE.  Mine has changed in more ways then I can count over the past couple years. Whether that be my blog, my personal life, or my work. I'm not wanting to go in much detail about these changes on this post, I mostly wanna bring up a specific Clusterfuck I've had to deal with this week....

I guess a little buildup is still needed... Most of you know I have my own little Woodlot since March 2015, and that I have done some work on it before last winter set in.  I haven't shared many specific, my apologies for that, I hope to rectify that in the near future. Movin' on...