The Universe Always has a Sense of Humor

December has been a very interesting month. It has brought with it some blessings and some challenges. The challenges are those funny moments that you don’t know are funny yet. The Universe has all kinds of twists and turns up its sleave to keep things interesting.

Technology that really should be replaced more often then you would like. All of us have that stubborn streak where we want to get the very last drop out of something before having to replace it. Also trying to find the damn spell check button only to find that they’ve hidden it some where?

It’s not that I don’t like technology, it’s just I don’t want to have to chase it with my money every five seconds. I had to recently bite the bullet and replace a modem. Here’s hoping it last five to six years. I’m cheap like that on somethings. This week has also had many pleasant blessings where a lot of things just fell into place and everything went right.

There been some really nice gifts that came unexpectedly too. 2015 has been a very windy road, more so than 2014 which wasn’t such a picnic either. It will be interesting to see what 2016 will bring? More turmoil or finally some calmness as more and more lies are exposed?

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)






Personal Victories

All of us have goals or things that we want to do some day? It’s those moments, that you finally achieve them and are really happy or you come to the realization that what was all the Hoop La about? It might be because we realize we were really chasing someone else’s dream for acceptance.  When you really own your victories, it lets you know that other thing are within reach as well.

In some cases that bucket list is starting to get whittled away at. It’s like looking at a Rolodex of our life and gauging where we’re at and how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to go. Sometimes its a feeling that we are finally ready for one of those things on our list that never quite felt right before now. The Universe, can also be a pain in the ass too. Where nothing seems to line up to allow you to take the next step to complete the final piece of the task.

The nice part about these victories is that they’re yours. No one can ever take them away from you! It’s not about people pleasing. It’s about testing and pleasing yourself for your personal growth as a person. Sometimes we like what we’ve become and other times not so much. We are almost like our own person clay. We can always recreate ourselves and change what we don’t like. Whether it be ourselves, home, lives, career or friends.

We are either a completed piece of art or a work in progress depending on how we choose to look at ourselves!

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)





Snow Days

It would be an understatement to say that we’ve had our share of crazy weather. The weather here in Minnesota has had more than it’s share of arctic weather when it’s warmer in Alaska then here that’s definitely saying something. The snow fall has been so crazy that it has made travel a true adventure.

One of the greatest things this weather has been best for is writing and reading really great books. It also makes you take a long needed rest. The snow days have increased more each year. I don’t remember getting this many even when I was in high school. I almost feel like we’re going through a mini ice age.

The nice things about these times is that allows you to take time for projects that you’ve been putting off.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc ( MN, USA)


One of the things, I love most about Winter is it is the perfect time for writing or watching a movie.

I love curling up with a book and letting the rest of the World fall away. It is one way to allow the cares of driving in the slippery snow to drift away.

Some people love to be surrounded by people to help them feel safe. Not me, I love the nice silence of the house. It allows me to feel like I’m in the forest but still be surrounded by civilization. I have wanted to write for so many weeks, but been unable to because of the everyday stresses of life.

It feels so good to allow my fingers to glide over the soft keyboard. I gather my thoughts and begin again. Winter allows your inner muse to come flying out.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)


Here is my sense of humor coming out.  When new transplants come to our state we should give them a “Welcome Package” in side will be a list.

On the list will be helpful suggestion that say if you’re a woman. You might rethink shaving your legs after all you will need the added warmth to keep your legs warm. Panty hose and long johns are necessities that you will need. Dresses and skirts in the winter are strongly frowned on. After all the objective is to stay warm and not end up like a popsicle. Hearty meals are encouraged, after all it’s all about staying warm. Chili, soup and stews are all part of the fare for this state if you want to survive.

For men, you don’t get points for turning blue. Thermal wear is an accessory to not be without. Car gear for emergencies. A sleeping bag that is rated for below zero weather and a winter survival kit. Oh and when the weather guy or gal says that it will be getting to 19 above and that there is a severe weather watch. This is not a suggestion to keep off the roads. As one of our new transplants found out when the buses stopped running and almost ended up stranded.

We do want people to survive our winters and not end up going to their a funerals.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc  (MN, USA)