This summer, I received one of the best gifts from my favorite online mama friend, Elizabeth Ashley of Natural Mama, Natural Child
The sweetest apron from SewDezi Aprons!!
Out of the blue sweetness ~ I was so tickled! And as the Universe has it sometimes, it actually arrived during a week when I really needed a pick me up. It was the week before my hernia surgery I don’t think I mentioned on the blog here, and needless to say – my generally non-invasive natural ass was totally! freaking! out!!
What a fun distraction for me to have some new threads to prance and work around in! The first time I wore the apron, it stayed on me for 3 days straight – gardening, kitchen work & finally, it made it’s debut with Sadie the Cleaning Lady and helped me clean offices. Yes, for the record, cleaning ladies are much more efficient if wearing a cute apron!
Mama goddess friend Elizabeth Ashley – I love this so much! Thank you!!
Knock ~ knock! Cleaning lady!!
Who better to help you tidy up than Sadie –
I’ve recently started helping my mama with her cleaning business – because I love hanging out her and she appreciates the help and – well, because I eternally owe her money and need to work off my debt.
But mostly, the cleaning job allure for me is that I have a stash of vintage aprons that are wanting to get out and about. For me, stretchy pants and an old school wrap around equals the perfect uniform. It’s important to suit up for the job!
A little late to my first gig – finding myself locked out – gave me ample time to self-photo-shoot in the window where I was knocking & waiting to be seen.
Seen. Entry approved. Time to work & play with my favorite tools of the trade –
and a feather duster:
and to enjoy looking at the stuffs you find in offices… and then figure out a way to clean around them without busting anything. It’s an interesting trade – but cute ladies & gents all over the world have got to do it.
So here’s to cleaning! To making our spaces a little less dirty! To getting a good workout while you’re being paid! And to wearing vintage loveliness while doing it!!
And at the end of the day, to reward oneself by curling up with some Amish Quilting Drama – with a smile on my face and a snappy jingle in my head.
And after cleaning other people’s spaces today, I already have a game plan for beautifying our family’s home tomorrow!
That should take care of the mess in the fridge 🙂
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu
The children desire freedom! And every particle of their being from their Source says, “You are free. You are so free, that every thought you offer, the entire Universe jumps to respond to it.” And so, to take that kind of knowledge and try to confine it in any way, defies the Laws of the Universe.
You must allow your children to be free, because the entire Universe is set up to accommodate that. And anything you do to the contrary will only bring you regret. You cannot contain those that cannot be contained. It defies Law.
Ren Allen wrote:
One definition of “heal” in the dictionary is “To become whole and sound; return to health.” What a gift we can give our children if we can just allow them to maintain their wholeness in the first place, allow their spirits to take their own form without all the constraints that traditional parenting and schooling place upon a human being.
To be whole, to be sound, balanced, joyful, curious…these are the things I wish for my children. The focus on academic topics and grades seem so irrelevant when contrasted to the really important tools for this life’s journey.
Ren Allen, from the exchange at SandraDodd.com/rentalk
I tried to teach my child with books.
He gave me only puzzled looks.
I tried to teach my child with words –
They often passed him by unheard.
Despairingly I turned aside, “How shall I teach this child?” I cried.
Into my hand he put the KEY.
“COME,” he said, “AND PLAY WITH ME.”
*Knowing Your Desires Helps Manifest Them*
(a self-portrait/wish-list type of thing)
I am wanting excitement.
Not even in the win the lottery / world travel / adventurous / Chippendales at Disney World sorta way…
Just an internal alivement of everything being thrilling. That’s all 🙂 just excitement within all that I do, see, hear, feel, experience. Shouldn’t be too hard to obtain!
Appreciation rampage!! I love being excited about so many things ~ my sweet family, home life, projects, ideas, creating, connecting, seeing, doing, accomplishing, laughing, loving, relaxing, living & having fun.
It really is all good – if I say it is.
When I look for the best in everything, the positive return finds me. When I look for fun, enjoyment shows up. And when I set my intentions for love, the friend to arrive is…