when the @shapeoko decides to get a mind of its own 🤦🏻♂️
2 v-wheels busted, carriage broke free of the rails and now left me a gnarly design in my workpiece 😕
Conservative feeds and speeds were exactly the same as a couple dozen other runs that were successful but this one was just...well....who really knows?
Coughed up the $100 for replacement parts and this project is on semi-hold until they arrive. Dang.
Not mad at the Shapeoko...i still love it....just mad at the interruption to what was otherwise gonna be a very productive weekend😞
Sun hitting right in the face on this infamous #BlueMonday noon ☀️Stereoworthy, I thought... but Hela came to say hello 🤷 That's how taking pictures looks like when you have a clingy cat. So this is not a stereo, but I like it enough to post it, especially because I usually refuse to show myself in a raw straight-out-of-bed edition. Self-consciousness, what else.
But today I feel that selfie mood ✨
How we respond to interruptions shows who we really are.
Let that sink in.
This one kicked me in the gut today. It’s zingers like this that forever change the axis on which my world spins.
I get so off kilter, anxious and scatterbrained when my children “interrupt” me, which I’m convinced is their sole mission in life..., but then I realized, THEY are not interrupting me...LIFE and OTHER PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS are interrupting my kids!!!
Stop the F’ing train.
There’s no rule about how your house has to look while you’re parenting littles. Or how your laundry gets folded. Or how perfect your meal plan should be. Or how many words they can say in Spanish. Or how many Legos it’s ok to step on before calling an audible on clean up time. Nope. Only the rules we put on ourselves or allow others to put upon us exist.
I’m so thankful for these moments. These big moments where a simple quote changes how I see everything. It truly goes to show the power of your words and how one kind thing or insightful comment can change everything for someone.
My kids aren’t interrupting me. The dishes can wait. My kids aren’t interrupting me, my business will still flourish. My kids aren’t interrupting me, I no longer care if I linger a little too long with them in the morning and hit traffic. My kids aren’t interrupting me, I no longer allow a cloud of expectations for my home to linger over me. My kids aren’t interrupting me, life is interrupting us and I control that. Everyday I control that.
For anyone else who’s ready to up their game when it comes to WHO they are when life throws you a curve ball, join the DITCH HURRY challenge I’m starting this week in my stories.
Breathe more deeply. Live a little more slowly. “Hurry and love cannot coexist.” This week I’m challenging everyone to accept the consequences and the joys that come with ditching hurry. It may mean getting up earlier or arriving later or telling a bunch of people no or letting orderliness slide...whatever is means. What if we played with the idea of “good enough” this week and ditched hurrying our asses off all 👏🏼day👏🏼long👏🏼!
Join me in my stories this week for more!
//TRANSPARENCY ALERT// Saying “NO” was always hard for me. Wanting to please others was just something I loved doing until it became unhealthy for my wellbeing. I can remember to this day, the day I decided that saying “No” was necessary to fulfilling what God had planned for me. It was April 2017 as I laid in the hospital, after just suffering a twin miscarriage at 20 weeks, my life in danger and stat antibiotic running through my veins I realized that I have to love myself just a little more. I realized that fulfilling Gods dream for myself was more important than pleasing others. Helping others, impacting others and serving others is different than living your life for others. So when our viewers @speaklifellc asked us answer the question “How To Say No” it wasn’t that hard because it was personal for me. Today I am praying with you as you navigate through life while learning to chose what benefits you, your purpose and gives you an equal return for your investment.
Tips @speaklifellc for latest video “No! NO!
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I have to put this Lichen painting aside ... a little frustrating because I was just getting into it! 😩
But another commission has come in that is far too tempting to turn down 🐝🌱🍯 Sometimes paintings are interrupted. When this happens, I usually take a photograph of my palette, so that I will know exactly where I was in terms of paint mixes. The ‘squiggle sheet’ helps too, as the layers show what mixes went on first.
So painting paused, but only for a short while! 😉🎨🖌
This may seem obvious but when #emotions are running high, each person wants to get their point across and a subliminal #power#struggle comes into play signifying that no one is really interested in the #conversation or resolution. Please do not interrupt each other. Constant #interruption is stating you do not think the other #person has anything #important to say and that you just want your way. The reason for the conversation is to #hear each other’s point of view. #Resist the urge to interrupt.