Wednesday

Community

Last night I experienced the power of community. Three beautiful friends came to help and we got so much done! With a few extra hands we were able to get loads of painting and cleaning done. The upstairs where Zoe, Owen and I are going to be living is bright and colourful. Thank you Ann, Juanita and last and certainly not least Luc Andre!!!! You rock and I really appreciate the help, thank you. I am back there tonight for more work as there is still lots to be done. Have a great day.

Monday

I was just at the house. We are finished painting the kitchen save for the trim, now it needs a very, very good scrubbing. The yoga and dance room is half painted a beautiful rocket red and soon a nice green will accompany it. It is going to be such a beautiful space.

We have so much to do in such little time. Come and have a look, say hi, see how things are going. I will offer anybody who is inclined to help a Klean Kanteen and felting workshop.

Tonight a friend came to help paint and it was fun. We chatted as we worked. I find meaning in working together with others toward a common goal. Naomi was painting as well. It is such a pleasure getting to know her. She is such a beautiful person. I am truly blessed. It is amazing how life seems to guide me in the right direction.

At the moment we are creating our space. This space will host events that bring people together to gather and celebrate. Come one come all!

Stairs leading up to my place. Sarah and Naomi took out the carpet. We need to figure out how to get the cardboard off that is stuck to the steps. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :)


We are currently painting this room sky rocket red.

Arriving onto my first floor.


Crescent Moon kitchen


Saturday

One box at a time



Last week I sent an e-mail asking people if they had any boxes, ask and you shall receive. I got loads of boxes and still friends are dropping by with great boxes. I truly feel blessed with great friends.

I am taking things one box at a time. Things are being sorted, packed and purged. I love minimizing and simplifying. There is a certain satisfaction in realizing that I don`t need to hold on to things from my past. I am looking forward to this change there is an excitement within me that hasn`t been there for a long time. I am ready for the challenges ahead. They say that moving is one the 3 big stresses. Yes, I feel stressed at times but it`s a happy stress :)

This week, we are painting and cleaning the new place. If you feel inspired to come and help come on down! You will find us at 77 Anderson Street. Cheers!

Friday

Wednesday

Meet Naomi in the blue hat, Sarah in the middle and the other smiling face, me Annie Bananie. We gathered today and things are manifesting. Our ideas are floating in the ethers and in the coming weeks we will be bringing them down to earthly reality. I cannot express how blessed I feel to be working with such open minded, spiritual women. Some of you may know that opening a center has been a dream of mine since Zoe was born. In my life experience I am learning that when things are meant to be the universe works with you to co-create what is meant to be.
Tonight we are meeting at the house to clean. There is lots to be done and I am so glad to do it :)

Sunday

The power of Meditation

"We are taught how to move and behave in the external world, be we are never taught how to be still and examine what is within ourselves. At the same time, learning to be still and calm should not be made a ceremony or a part of any religion, it is a universal requirement of the human body. When one learns to sit still, he or she attains a kind of joy that is inexplicable. The highest of all joys that can ever be attained or experience by a human being can be attained through meditation. All the other joys in the world are transient and momentary but the joy of meditation is immense and everlasting. - Swami

Wednesday

Our New Pad

Yesterday we went for a walk in our new hood and still loving it! Apparently the students who were living there have moved out so we can start cleaning and painting! Yeah!







While we were in the hood we stopped at Plant Bath which is just a hope and skip and a jump away.











Tuesday

Organic Farm

We spent our long weekend camping in a flower field at an organic farm. This family run farm is in the bush near Westport, Ontario. We had so much fun we didn't want to leave and promised to return in the near future.


The grass was overgrown and sometimes higher than me.

The children played in the great outdoors all day! No toys only animals, dirt and fresh air.


We helped prepare beds of soil for planting lettuce. My greatest joy was seeing the children break away from their play to come and help the adults. Their help was self initiated with no need for parental coaxing. They were intrigued and wanted to be part of the work.


Hmmm, fresh organic veggies.



Feeding the chickens was a fun chore. Zoe and Kiah loved going into the hen house to pick fresh eggs. Sunday morning we ran around the green house trying to catch 3 escaped pheasants. It was so much fun! We finally got them with nets which was the kids idea.






A trampoline was a great attraction and fun for the adults too!






A family of kittens had the children enamored. They cared for the little ones for hours. Their nurturing sides really came out. As soon they woke up in the morning off to the kitten house they would go.


What I loved most about spending time at the farm is watching my children learn that food doesn't come from a package. I loved watching them care for animals and play with such joy in the fields. We definitely will be back soon.