About Me

March 5, 2021

Uniquely Me.

If I had a barn, this is the color it would
be. I truly don't go for fads and trends. Just
whatever suits my mood and what I love. I
will never, ever "fit in" but I'm sure when I
am no longer here, I shall be remembered
for being unique and myself. This is me.

~ Chy

March 4, 2021

Hodge Podge.

Following along with Joyce at From This Side of The Pond and Debi from Barefoot Mom for this week's edition of "Hodge Podge" that I've been meaning to join in on each week and then forget. Will you join in too on this fine day?

1. Is March coming in like a lion where you live? Asian, Simba, Elsa, The Cowardly Lion .... your favorite "famous" lion? Like a sweet little lamb with amazing warm air, melting snow (what little we did get) and bright sunny days. 

2. In what way do you "march to the beat of your own drum?" Absolutely, from day one! Growing up in a very hippy environment and taking those in to my own life as an adult, I've never quite "fit in" with the main stream all around me. But I make it work. And actually often hear "I wish I could be as authentic as you, Chy!" I really don't care what others think ~ it is my life and I'm doing it in my way. 

3. What item that you don't have already, would you most like to own? Any chance of that happening soon? I would personally love a small baby grand piano. We have my gramma's old piano but can you imagine a sweet grand sitting in the turret in the sunshine? With family pictures on top? I can! Not now but maybe one day down the road.

4. March is National Flour Month .... are you a baker? Cookies ~ cakes ~ or pies .... your favorite sweet treat to bake? What's the last non~sweet thing you made that called for flour? I love to bake but don't have much time to fit it in, except for special events. When I was home with our kids, I baked a lot, even made our own bread. Now it's tricky to find those extra moments. The last thing I made with flour was all our Christmas baking. Mmmm ....

5. There are 31 days in the month of March .... where were you and what were you doing when you were 31? If you haven't hit that milestone yet, then tell us where you were and what you were doing 31 months ago? August 4, 2018 if math is not your thing .... When I was 31, we had been married for almost years; we had 4 amazing children ages 8, 6, 4 and a newborn. We were living in the hamlet we moved too 4 years before. We were 2 years into the house we ended up living in for 24 years before we built out here in the big woods. And I was happily at home with my littles, enjoying our long days and feeling happy to be a full time mama. I was an expert at making a tight budget work. And I was helping others with birthing and nursing babies as much as possible. A beautiful time in our lives. Just for fun, here is my post for 31 months ago on August 4, 2018. It was a stormy day, one of many that Summer. So much lightening and thunder. Hope this Summer is "quieter!"

6. Insert your own random thought here. Loving life today. The sun is out, the air is warm, the melting continues and we've had a great work day. I'm excited to attend a virtual workshop tonight that is being put on by our local library for free (I scored a spot!) and the host is our landscape artist Dora. Can't wait. She's so much fun. I know I will learn a lot. Hope your day has been fine, you are well and safe. 


~ Chy

March 1, 2021

Welcome March.

Welcome to March. I am never excited about the
months of January and February, other than for
the 1st of January and Valentine's Day. The snow,
the blustery winds, the cold air and the short, dark
days make me wish for Spring for a solid 8 weeks.
And then magically, it's almost done and we turn
the calendar over to March. A time of renewal, of
green buds and longer days. Welcome to March.

~ Chy

February 28, 2021

Right Here. Right Now.


What I'm wearing .... comfy warm pants, a soft gold~brown color, with my big lavender sweater, lavender socks, my teal cozy slippers and a fresh braid in my hair.

What I'm reading .... finished "Allegedly" and will return it to the library tomorrow. I've got a few Country Living magazines that I skimmed through when I bought them but haven't really sat down to read through, as well as my new English Home. A pot of tea and a cozy spot in the living room sounds about right to catch up on my Brit magazines. 

What's happening in my kitchen .... it's quite now but was busy today making our Sunday Dinner. We got some groceries yesterday so I cleaned out the fridge, moved things around in the cupboards and tidied up the pantry. I do this each week but it amazes me how so many adults can leave things out of place after I've carefully orchestrated where everything should fit. Drives me crazy .... I'll just leave this comment here. I'm sure some of you can relate!

What's outside my window .... it snowed a bit this morning and more this afternoon. Sunny, then cloudy, then sunny. The weather can't decide what it wants to do.

What I'm thankful for .... always my family, our little cottage, my work and friends. And our health. So far, so good.

What I'm smelling .... laundry soap smell drifting from the laundry room. I love the smell of fresh laundry.

What I'm hearing .... the tv and talking. No hockey tonight though. Just some good shows we love to watch.

What I'm crafting .... working on the walls in the mini bakery. Almost done this mini but fun project.

What's on my mind .... anything and everything. It never stops! I wish it would ~ one day maybe.

Words to live by .... quote above. Love this one but not sure who wrote it so I can't reference it. It speaks to me on so many levels. Beautiful and inspiring words. 

Have an amazing week!

~ Chy

Sweet Corner.

When we designed our house, I tried
to incorporate some interesting little
"nooks and crannies" in the layout.
This is one of them. A little alcove
in our shared walk in closet to house
an extra dresser that holds my undies,
socks, bras, tank tops, pyjamas, long
sleeved shirts and the last two drawers
hold gift bags, wrapping paper, tissue
paper and gift tags. All greeting cards
and other stationary are downstairs
in the living room in the secretary. I
love this sweet corner and have filled
it with scented soaps, perfumes (some
are my moms), jewelry, tiny teddies
and little items that are special to me.
A sweet little corner, just for me to
hold things that I love and cherish.

Do you have a sweet corner just for you?

 ~ Chy

Office Update.

Not much has changed since my last
post. I go in just once a week and each
time, take in a few more items. Hope
to bring in a nice large unit in the next
week or so to house all my books and
items for my programs. I do have some
pictures I've decided on and curtains
as well. Another chair to create a tiny
counselling corner. And plants, once
it's safe to bring them from the store
into the car, then into the building. It
does look like super warm and sunny
weather all week so I may get a chance
to do this. Getting excited to get it done!

P.S. The sign on the wall outside my
door is wrong and a new one will be
in its place soon. It's supposed to say
"Director, Grief Support Programs."
My Executive Director isn't sure why
it doesn't. I didn't even notice this!

~ Chy

February 27, 2021

Pink Shirt Day.

Definitely not the best picture but it
was a late night. "Pink Shirt Day"
was on Wednesday. A day to bring
awareness about bullying. We took
a picture during our team meeting
and posted it on FB. I took that photo
and wrote a post about how I was
not bullied as a child. However, as
an adult, I have been bullied by 4
different people. True story and so
very hurtful but I survived, stood up
and did let these individuals stop me.
If anything, it made me work harder.
And now I will also advocate for
those who find themselves in this
position. Proud and strong. Me.

~ Chy

English Home.

Excited to find one of the Spring Issues
at the store the other day. Always makes
my day when I can buy my favorite Brit
magazines and drool over them at night.

Do you have a favorite magaine?

~ Chy