When a pig rules your life

You will soon be in a lot of truffles… Ask Plaasjapie the Pig who wanted to see the World: nothing more, nothing less…

The stories are all the White Envelopes I have created over the years and now found a home for! Anchor.fm Super excited… Click around for the Afrikaans and English stories… Link below @ Rooipenstories(people insisted on correcting all my spelling & grammar mistakes- so I let them…)

Today the first #SpeakAfrikaansEasily student is writing the final exam for the online course.

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>Footcare is back- bring earplugs! I am behind on talking to real people…
>Ask me anything about everything from cast iron pan preparation, cleaning tips, home organization and even food teaming and the space ship an my kitchen that can churn out bread dough…(I told you… #Earplugs!)
>The Song of the week is a summary of all the cleaning tips I found useful(I was scared I’m going to forget it so…) #ChemicalReaction
Link to song Chemiese reaksie- Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/bOrhspGRTls

Chemiese Reaksie

Dis soos ‘n chemiese
reaksie-aksie
Ui, ui, ui
en mayonaise
O Koeksoda
Met wit asyn
Gooi suurlemoene
En sout by

Haal uit jou rooiwyn
met witwyn, witwyn
Probeer bietjie doom
En haarsprei, haarsprei
vir die lipstiffie
en tandepasta
vir jou skoen
alkohol haal die ink uit

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What the cat didn’t know

Is a dog came to visit. A black one. It ate all the energy out of the pantry and emptied the bowl of light. It took a while but I shooed it out the door.
Sometimes you don’t realize you have a visitor until you are running on empty. That is why you have to raise your awareness and quickly chase it out the door because the Dog Depression can eat up your days, weeks and years before you know it and it will make you pay in friends and family.

People don’t like to hang around when The Dog visits because it bites and they can get it too.
Best wat to get rid of the damn thing is look for it, look at it and show it the door. Don’t let it settle in and become comfortable… It poisons your head, talk, self-talk.

It is with the turn around you have to keep momentum and hold on to everything you know is true but don’t feel is true. It is practicing to smile, looking for humor and finding the little things that make you happy.

Happy is your job- even if you are in lockdown with nowhere to go except the bathroom.
So I hope you find your Black Dog/chase someone else’s away. Nobody can afford to lose a day to it.
When you turn to the Light the shadow is always behind you.

I am happy to say it’s just me and the cat again!

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
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>In the picture is Mia the Cat and Cleopatra the clothing Iron… I am still planning some story writing about the Broom Closet Incredibles. In the meantime…
>You can listen to Plaasjapie’s Adventures- he is the pig who wants to see the World. I have created 2 stories so far and the rest(20 000 words!) is still lined up to be recorded. anchor.fm/womanonfire101 #RooipenStories
>Foot Care: I don’t feel comfortable doing it in stage 4 of lockdown. Aaa I really miss cheering up some faces!
>#StoriesOfHope has a playlist of featured people who inspire me… My goal was to create ten podcasts for now(I’m getting there slowly but surely… the inspiring people are busy- even during lockdown!) You can subscribe to the podcast here #MondaysWithMarthie here… anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire
>>Watershed Animal Rescue
anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/Watershed-Animal-Rescue-and-Rehabilitation-edks46
>> The Diana Ferrus Pages
anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/The-Diana-Ferrus-Pages-edkvqd
>>The Rappin Donkey
anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/Ameen-Levy–The-Rappin-Donkey-edpj1t
>>The Shackbuilder
anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/The-Shackbuilder-A-Window-to-the-World-edt9ku
>>Save The Sheep Sutherland
anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/Save-The-Sheep-Sutherland-When-Hope-Has-Legs-edthqh
>>Winston Siljeur Productions
anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/Winston-Siljeur-Productions-Music-to-inspire–Bless-ee1qqf
>The Song Of The Week is a well known quote from the Bible I stuck on the fridge especially to keep the Black Corona Dog out… For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord… Jer 28:11(The English read version is on Woman on Fire album… I know the plans I have for you -Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/EXRmmXp18Js)
The new Afrikaans- put to music in C- version can be heard here…
Ek weet wat ek vir jou beplan het-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/7Tmp1IiQ_7o

“Ek weet wat ek vir jou beplan het.
Ek beplan voorspoed vir jou, nie teëspoed nie.
Ek wil hê dat jy hoop vir die toekoms moet hê.
Jy sal na my roep en kom bid.
Ek sal na jou luister.
As jy heelhartig na my soek, sal jy My vind.
Ek sal jou uit gevangeniskap laat terugkeer.
Ek sal jou versamel tussen al die nasies waar jy nou is en uit al die plekke waarheen Ek jou verban het.
Ek sal jou weer terugbring na die plekke waarvandaan Ek jou in ballingskap laat gaan het, sê die Here.”

Jeremia 28:11

#StoriesOfHope #MondaysWithMarthie

When the dust settles on everything- you have choices to make. I mostly want to ignore it but comes Thursday it’s clear black pianos and dust don’t mix well…

But this week I put the dust on hold a but longer to make way for something I have been dreaming of: a podcast series to inspire people with the people who inspire me!
#StoriesOfHope #MondaysWithMarthie

It provides a window into the worlds of ‘Extraordinary people who emerged from Ordinary people’. And it doesn’t take much to realize their lights shines so bright- illuminating our world to do the same!

My first two guests are
🎧Stephne Jackson- Watershed Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. And
🎧Diana Ferrus- The Diana Ferrus Pages- author, poet and storyteller who makes her art work hard.

But you can listen for yourself… Subscribe, Share and Wait for the next story. The Button below will take you there!

Please let me know if you know someone who should be featured on an episode. Life is too short not to be inspired!

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
Womanonfire_1 instagram
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>The Picture is a action photo of Stephne Jackson doing what she loves- working with animals.
>I started an Afrikaans podcast for children with Afrikaans stories too- seems like there is a lot to learn and stories are the best way to do it. #Rooipenstories #Plaasjapie- (Die Varkie wat die wêreld wou sien). I have more stories lined up- you are welcome to bring your brilliant suggestions too! anchor.fm/womanonfire101
>The Song Of The Week is “Was jou hande” It is meant to teach bored kids proper hand-washing techniques. You can listen to it here …
Was jou hande-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/qA_UY_2hRQs

Was jou hande

Was jou hande
Met seep en water
Jy kan
Skrop-skrop-skrop
Elke vinger
Hou mooi dop-dop-dop!

Was jou hande
Met seep en water
Jy kan
Skrop-skrop-skrop
Elke vinger
Hou mooi dop-dop-dop

Duimpie
Duimpie se maat
Langeraat
Fielafooi en pinkie piepie in die kooi

En aan die ander kant!

Duimpie
Duimpie se maat
Langeraat
Fielafooi en pinkie piepie in die kooi

En ons is klaar!

marthienelhauptfleischwomanonfire.bandcamp.com/track/was-jou-hande

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The olive farmer

Olive oil does not grow in bottles from olive trees- it would be nice though.

This is what ‘Abundance’ looks like, I learned this week…

March over to the olive grove.
Shake a tree.
Catch the olives.
Bucket them and then decide what you are going to make if it…

It is only- once you see all the fruit gathered in one bucket that you realize what you were not aware of before. You already have what you need. But… it’s going to take some sweat to make the buckets of fruit work for you. Now to decide to make pickled olives/jam/tapenade/olive oil. You have to take the bucket to the next level- never will I take that good old olive oil bottle for granted again!

I hope you also discover what will fill your bucket(s) abundantly this Covid season.

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>In the picture: Mia the cat was helping to farm my buckets this week: lying on top of my computer keyboard, digging my garden holes deeper(and then peeing in them) and she nearly tilted the bucket filled with olives!
>Skemeraand is a new song written by Johan Koorts and his school friends during lockdown, musical arrangement by Bram Potgieter. I loved singing it! You can listen to it here bit.ly/2yeq2uC
>It’s an early olive: #SpeakAfrikaansEasily Online course is available! You are welcome to check for spelling mistakes etc. Me? I’m just happy I finished something… I’ll send you the link/code.
>AT LAST! A Slideshow(365 Inspirational quotes with wild flowers from my backyard forest- link below): it took 4 years of taking pictures and more than a year’s inspirational quotes brought together. I used all the minibreaks while making the online course to edit it(yes you are welcome to help me tweak it)-four days of sitting on my butt in front of the computer-Listened through The Message Bible in 5 days(I learned: musicians sing and tell the stories of the people so the people remember how blessed they are on their journey from A to B. In King David’s time they got free food and lodging, plenty of practice time and made the country rejoice: that was their job. Oh and write songs: new ones…of course)
>A lot of ppl have been asking about how to collect money online – especially street musicians and artists. I figured out Snapscan and paypal.me. Drop me a note if you want me to explain what I know. It is tricky but easy enough- once you have set it up it is easy!
>Song of the week is The Widow’s Olive Oil. Die weduwee se kruik. Your ‘I have nothing’ is the last drop of the beginning of abundance. (You can read the story in 2 Kings 4). She had to ask her neighbor’s help: all the containers/buckets she could find to put the oil in. I can only imagine what a big job is would have been: pouring all that oil from her tiny jar! Link to song bit.ly/2YnL6tc

Ching-ching-ching(Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.)

Koor: Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.
Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik
Is dit te min
vir ‘n wonderwerk?
Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.
Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.
Is dit te min
vir ‘n wonderwerk?

Word my laaste druppel
U eerste druppel.
Bodemloos en in oorvloed
Here maak my oë oop…
As die laaste druppel val
Met my laaste beste
maak God die kruike vol.

ching ching ching
ja Here, ek sien…
ching ching ching
ja Here, ek sien…

Koor: Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.
Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik
Is dit te min
vir ‘n wonderwerk?
Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.
Net ‘n bietjie olie in my kruik.
Is dit te min
vir ‘n wonderwerk?

Instr

Word my laaste druppel
die eerste druppel
Bodemloos en oorvloed
Heer maak my oë oop…
Word my laaste druppel
Met my laaste beste
en God maak die kruike vol.

ching ching ching
ja Here, ek sien…
ching ching ching
ja Here, ek sien…

Spending time in the gap

It’s been very quiet in my house: everybody is home in their own corner of the house: Jean, Nell, Cobus and me. I think the most fun I have is laundry-Mondays when I am trying to pair socks… it’s a ‘to be continued’ saga…

Corona 19 has given me time to sit, sit and sit some more doing stuff I have never found time for before: like working on the #SpeakAfrikaansEasily online course and I am now 120 videos deep into it, 23 days and still not done but making progress.

I wanted to let you know I will be releasing the stories behind my music weekly every Monday on my YouTube channel if you are curious-all the way up to August! You can click the link below. Hopefully we will be dancing in the streets by that time. #SeniorsRock #YouthMatters

I leave you with a verse that touched my heart:

Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
“Old men and old women will come back to Jerusalem, sit on benches on the streets and spin tales, move around safely with their canes—a good city to grow old in. And boys and girls will fill the public parks, laughing and playing—a good city to grow up in.” Zechariah 8:4-5.

The days the World stood still and paid attention: 2020. I am glad I know you and we can do this together. #StayHome and be safe. The way we love has changed.

Question: I have been playing with an idea to take up #MondaysWithMarthie again and doing a focus series on ‘Inspiring Women’ & ‘Inspiring men’. Let me know if you know of somebody you want to nominate I can interview to put it together in a podcast/vlog. It is time for more #StoriesOfHope!

Sincerely

Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
Womanonfire_1 instagram
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>The Picture is my ultimate sock- no it is not a collection but a one man welcoming committee -I keep hanging on my washing-line keeping me company weekly.
>Let me know what you are up to in these days of quarantine: new recipes/insights/connections???
>You can Subscribe to my Youtube channel or find me on Spotify: they say streaming is the thing nowadays in music!
>Song of the week is an unreleased song: Wasgoed song/Witter as wit(Laundry song): I remember seeing laundry hanging on a line in the middle of town(Stellenbosch) and the art exhibit’s name was : ‘Colorful Prayers to Father’.

Witter as wit wasgoed- Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch youtu.be/yvaIe2qciOw

Wasgoed song: I ii IV V

Instr.
V1. Kyk hoe hang die wasgoed
op die draad
Soos bont gebede
vir my Pa
Ek kyk deur my venster
En jy kyk deur joune
Ek wonder wat sien jy raak?
Ek hoop dis iets wat saakmaak.
(Instr)

V2. Daars ‘n son wat oor ons almal kom skyn
En daardie wind waai die wasgoed soontoe
Daar’s ‘n bittereinder pennetjie wat altyd haasbek bly hang
En maak die kreukels op die lakens
en tafeldoeke
En jy was jou wasgoed wit met kneukels
Witter as wit, witter as wit.
Instr.

Tot die borrels hoog staan
en die water spat
en die wasgoed
op die draad bly sit

ons word almal beloon vir ons tyd en moeite
maar hier kyk ons almal nog deur vuil ruite
na dit wat buite sit
want dis is ‘n onstuimige aarde
met ewig feilbare mense
waarvan ons almal bure is.
Instr.

Brug: wie sal sê hoe die wind vandag gaan waai
en wie sal sê of jy ‘n arm of as ‘n ryk man draai?
ons almal is op soek na
ons almal wil iets he^
maar dis net gekoop in liefde.
instr

vensters was en wasgoed bondels
en alles wat mooi is vir jou vriend
ek sien jou aan die anderkant
want daar is ‘n Here

en Hy was ons witter as wit,
en witter as wit.
En Hy stryk uit al die kreukels
En haal uit die vuil kolle
Vir Hom is al ons foute
Waar Hy ons waarde vind
Vir Hom is al die foute
Waar Hy ons waarde vind
(instr)

When you can hear your own heart beat

Is either because you have stopped to listen and pay attention or something scary is about to happen that took you by surprise.
To me it’s a bit of both. I sleep next to a doctor every night and he goes to work daily. The ‘hello and goodbyes’ aren’t the same anymore. It comes with exclamation marks and ellipse’s !… Dare I say it: The Corona Virus. It’s like giving the Devil a new name and watch it move collecting freedom where it goes.
It does create opportunity though: to think about what you want, what you had, what you would like to spend your time on or not. It’s all choices: ones you can make and ones you can’t make.
It’s not that bad being in quarantine: I have now at least figured out how I drive myself up the wall without any help of others. And most of all I have rediscovered what keeps me sane and grounded. It’s the small stuff really- like watching the sun move the shadows around in my home office until it shines directly upon my face and I know it’s time to call it a day. Even workaholics need to rest😅.

Thank you for staying home. Thank you for considering what will be your next adventure. I have no words to describe what is happening currently but I do hope I will see you on the other side of health…!
Xxx
Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>In the photo is my neighbor’s dogs: all rescue dogs who landed in Heaven. They remind me of second chances and starting again when you least expected it. They can’t wait for the quarantine to be over either!
>footcare: it’s been a while. If you have an emergency I can share videos on everything feet I’ve made. The physical will have to wait and see.
>Songwriting? I’ve sneaked in some corona songs: educational(I think most ppl know to wash their hands by now)and for emotional healing. Here is my favorite one- let me know if you like it too. It’s always good to connect with friends: hey! I even discovered Zoom and rediscovered Skype recently- we can try but South African waking hours please…
>Song of the week: I cry a tear for the innocent ones… I wrote this after I heard of the first two ppl who did not survive the virus and to all the innocent ones: spreading it next, getting it next: the innocent ones.
You can click the button below to go to the song on bandcamp(feel free to browse around: It starts at Psalm 23 all the way to new ones I’ve created for February Album Writing Month)
I cry a tear for the innocent ones
© Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch

I cry a tear for the innocent ones
Who don’t have a say
Because their breath is gone
I cry a tear for the innocent ones
Who came from far away
Who find their freedom’s gone

We all have to learn how to love
But that’s maybe all we know
To love separately From a distance
From far away
When we wanted it to be personal

I don’t know what the future holds,
my friend- For you or my family
All I know is there’s this one step to take
And it’s right here in front of me

So let’s be quiet, yes be at peace
Yes, be thankful for times like these
When we can see there is a blessing in everything
Even though, even when, even I can’t see the future clearly
HOPE is all we have
HOPE is all we have
HOPE is all we have
And a prayer to get you there.

So today I pray for you and your family
That you will know and experience love completely
And you will give it away
And receive more than you need, more than you need
Then we will all have more- abundantly
What a wonderful world, what a wonderful world this would be.

Eh men, Amen

Knock! Knock! Who’s there?

It’s your interruption: there is always one…

||: Ask(receive)
Seek(find)
Knock(open)
And then your
INTERRUPTION
>>guaranteed :||

It seems to me that waiting is not really a passive action it’s more like playing in your sandbox until the red spade makes it’s appearance.

What is ’work‘ when it’s ’play’ for you because it comes naturally to you because it is your superpower? (What’s a superpower? it is that thing you do that feels like play to you but work to other people.)
How many ‘asks’ is enough for an answer? How many losts for a found? And a series of doors… people aren’t always home when you come knocking…

E.g. I can work hard at songwriting and the more I do it the easier it get’s until it is more play than work…#Autopilot… until one song interrupts my autopilot into awareness: and the sucker gets stuck in my head.

I can work at foot care and the more I do it the easier it gets until it is more play then work… #Autopilot… until one client interrupts my autopliot into awareness: and what they say gets stuck in my head.

Anything becomes easier the more you do it because you become familiar with the in’s and out’s of it. It’s like finding the backbone of a white wall: the only way to find your way around is knocking and listening for echo-answers. It’s hard work. It’s worn blister knuckles. It’s paying attention to detail until you see the bigger picture of what’s behind what seems to be real right in front of you.

When I was small we had a game of playing hot-or-cold: finding the secret hiding spot via clues because nobody in the game knows the answer except the game-master.

And asking is sometimes the most difficult thing: when you don’t know the answer but you would like to know. Asking for help when you wished you were strong enough on your own. But with being strong enough on your own – you loose your connectedness. And people don’t need each other, loose their purpose and become islands floating aimlessly around: following their cellphones around to their next destination- if it is one at all…
Almost like facebook or instagram fishing for likes instead of putting your phone down in return for a real 4D handshake, listening to stories-learning from each other‘s experiences and learning to be interrupted with wisdom you can’t buy from a book. It just says more: eye to eye when a grey head shows you the world through their eyes of years of watching and learning.

Man- I thrive on interruptions; I wait for them patiently as I knock, ask, seek because it saves me time and brings me closer to my humanity: having little time, less time to waste and much to learn to make the time I have, have a bigger impact.

That is my superpower: to figure out what I am here for and play from interruption to interruption knock-knock, seek-seek and ask-ask. The answers keep surprising me, the doors that open too: the stuff you find to be useful is amazing. Not at all what I expected. Not interruptions but rather eruptions of life pressing that turbo button on new insights, new purpose, new hope and new perspective on what before used to be an #Autopilot situation.
So
>>interrupt me please
all this knocking, asking, seeking going on is just me waiting for you to awaken me into the next level of LIFE.

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
Womanonfire_1 instagram
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>In the photo: the teapot that interrupted my day: it threw a tantrum because it has been seriously underused: almost like a ‘I quit’… so we’ll try again tomorrow #TinyConcertsFestival at my house 10:00. Whattsapp me and I’ll send you an address pin. Winston Siljeur and I are doing #FavoriteThongs #FavoriteMusic #Jazz #Covers #Afrikaans #Originals. R120pp(beverage included: Graham Beck MCC is throwing bubbles- so that is something to celebrate already! Besides the forest, the mountain and the newly tuned grand piano- thank you Alwyn!)
>Foot Care as usual: weekdays, school hours.
>SaveTheDate: 🎶13th March ’Gin & Jazz’ in Wellington’s Die Bôrdienghuis with Sincere Swing(Bram Potgieter’s band) New extended playlist I just love because it is both challenging and fun. Starts at 18:00.
🎶’Tiny Concerts Festival’ 10:00 at my house in Stellenbosch 13th March Stellenbosch.
🎶Toastmasters 26 March Somerset West
🎶Homecoming 27 March Drostdy Theatre with Hilton Mandela Andries
and you can still catch me at the Woordfees #OmmieTafelMetMarthie daily at the Plataankafee 13-14:00 until 16th March.
>The song was a hard one to pick: either ‘Knock!Knock’ (the link takes you deep into my Dropbox)
www.dropbox.com/s/mo0fc9k02v3yea3/KNock%20knock.mp3?dl=0
The song is about the skeleton who refuses to die and creates havoc in the living world(its actually about me knocking on my coffin door just wanting to sing one more song… or write one)
or ‘Die Woord’ song: ‘Ek wens ek was die wyn in jou glas’ (seeing that it is Woordfees) youtu.be/DdHxpFvyaW4

A: Ek wens ek was die wyn in jou glas.
Wat bloos met die aanhoor van jou naam.
Ek wens ek was die handdoek in jou tas
Wat jou lyf omvou as jy drup van dou
Ek wens ek was ‘n woord
Wat aan jou lippe klou
O so naby jou
Ek wens ek was die wyn in jou glas.

B: Want daar is soveel dinge
Wat ons kan aanraak.
En soveel maniere.
Wat jy my kan mal maak.

C: Druiwe word ryp word gepars word geoes
Dis duisende korrels wat gis en ferment
Dit kan jou dronk maak
Water wat wyn raak

NO means ‘Not Overnight’.

It’s not easy hearing a NO. But if you turn it around it works like a button and reads ON. It is a switch and you just need to flick it again…
No means… no never, not now, not today, not this season, not this year or just ‘ask again later’…

We once had aMcDonalds play-toy I could never let go: The Magic Meatball. I loved it so much! The idea is you ask the meatball an important question to which the answer should be ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It had one button you could press resulting in random cheeky answers like
“The Meatball says ‘yes’”
“The Meatball says ‘no’”
“The Meatballs says ‘ask again later’”.

Can one learn something from a bright orange plastic meatball? Yes, absolutely!

You can learn that- although you did not get in for your favorite art festival- you can still go out and meet all the people who has journeyed with you- who has seen your hard work and believe in the Bigger Plan-which is not dependent on tickets sold or 50-100 words printed in black and white in a booklet. It is written in peoples hearts- how they remember you inspired them on a day when they looked at their own ‘NO’ as a permanent condition and in turn remind you to look at your own NO differently-a little less mmm permanent.

So today I bought myself an ice-cream(strawberry and chocolate with jellybeans and caramel sprinkles on top from Marcel’s) and nearly dropped it multitasking paying for it. Nearly melted it because I was talking too much to the next person explaining Tiny Concerts, why they matter(House Concerts) and how it became a Festival… All these various ON people made my NO glow ON because I get it now…
If you can create a legacy and be part of a community of people who move towards building a positive future: that IS the best “Yes!” You can ever get.

You’re Everyone’s Success… (YES)

…it is really not a ‘me’ thing. Its just a matter of waiting until you have been around enough to understand the difference and also give somebody else a chance to build their own legacies too in NO’s and YES’s.

So Cheers to many more NO’s!

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
Womanonfire_1 instagram
#MondaysWithMarthie: goo.gl/9vbmfc

>#OmmieTafelMetMarthie -In the picture is me at the fabulous Roosboom winery: perfect relaxed backdrop to communicate what I will be up to the next week at the Woordfees in Stellenbosch: meeting old and new friends at the Plataan Cafe(Kruiskerk), (52 Reyneveld str, Stellenbosch is the closest route destination) 1-2 pm(I’ll buy you a coffee!)
>Tiny Concerts Festival is ON! 6 and 13 March 10-11:00 AM #FavoriteThings #FavoriteMusic #Jazz #Covers #Afrikaans #Originals R120 pp. With Winston Siljeur with his piano fingers and I am managing a couple of toys and drums myself as well as singing. Book below or just inbox me. Beverage included(my neighbor said she things Method Cape Classic should do it so I got Graham Beck on board! Whoop! whoop!) BOOK Below
>Footcare as usual: School-hours. I might be scarcer next week though… Placed 3 carers so far for Care First #PartOfTheFamily
>FAWM is over(February Album Writing Month) I did folky songs(and some cut to the bone ones too) for the Kimberley musical I am working on(history of diamonds) 47 zongs! I had to load most on bandcamp this time because I ran out of harddrive space and memory #LongStory. But the good news I have a new favorite!…drumrolllll
>’The Lost Child’s lyrics were written by Bill White from Peru and I put it to music. That is what is so exciting about music: it is alive and ever evolving!
You can find it here. marthienelhauptfleischwomanonfire.bandcamp.com/track/the-lost-child

The Lost Child
Lyric by Bill White
Feb 27, 2020

Let me put you on a golden pony
And I will lead you up the trail
Through the clouds onto a plateau
Where you can see the sun again

You were lost down in the jungle
Swamp where crocodiles play
With a snake your only bracelet
And your crown a bird of prey

Oh why were you the one to see
Such a sad and frightening sight
A lost child scared and choking
On a piece of shattered light

Now you have stopped crying
The stars with sparkle on dried tears
And I’ll return to our father’s house
Until you need my help again

The Seven Year Plan Is Coming Together

It’s ok to blink. But blinking without having a plan- that’s a problem…
I was thinking: How can I sell you my newest offerings without making it look like my Office desk’s chaos? Well- it might look like chaos… but it’s planned chaos! It’s stuff I engineered more than seven years ago…

You see I had a dream of writing 50 songs for 50 artists and teach and help them to be successful in the music industry as independent artists. For that mission I had to figure it out myself(best person to practice on first is yourself my brother always says) And I literally went all the way to Nashville/TheMoon and back.

And now 7+ years later things are starting to move slowly but surely into focus. At Last! E.g. this week Hilton Mandela Andries came back from his year+ experience in Spain wanting to do a show featuring some of my songs I wrote for him and his amazing voice. We had a meeting on Thursday and ended up spending the day: I play piano, make tracks, play-video-video, record some studio stuff- we collaborate with more artists…) And right there is my dream come true: to have a special chaos day… #PlannedChaos.
Stuff I wrote on my vision board, made white envelopes for, moved it back and forth on clipboards(project status stuff), Dropbox folders, lyric sheets, photo’s, biographies, poster designs… for seven years.

A show? No- I don’t want to sell you a show. This is my life in 7D proving to prove that a baby born- prematurely -can dream big and invite you to become part of the next 7 year’s journey.

“Put down that knitting, the book and the broom- come hear the music play” #LifeIsACabaret #LouisArmstrong

The music is where the music is playing in March:
🎶Tiny concerts Festival starting next week Friday with Winston Siljeur @HouseConcertStellenbosch
🍷☕️#OmmieTafelMetMarthie @52RyneveldStr Talking and Socializing about the Woordfees
🎶Gin & Jazz with Sincere Swing(hey! I have an extended playlist now: Jazz 2) in Wellington @DieBôrdienghuis
🎶Toastmasters Somerset West @SomersetWestLibrary(‘Jazz you dare to dream’ with tracks)
🎶The Homecoming(Hilton Mandela Andries’) @Drostdy. Marthie will be playing piano. Looooove that place’s piano’s!

BOOKINGS? follow link below… it all lives in one crazy place called marthienel.com/bookings(see? I told you…#focus)

Oh you might spot the advertisement Thursday in the local Eikestadnuus about footcare/first care home nursing placement- but thats all. BTW I did a talk and show to seniors turning 80+ today in Kylemore(I never refuse: these people still do tea-treats the ‘right’ way)

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
Womanonfire_1 instagram
#MondaysWithMarthie: goo.gl/9vbmfc

>The picture is my poster design for our Tiny Concerts Series: I just love a poster with a piano in it- exactly like the one we’ll be playing at my house….
>Footcare as usual: school-hours. Home Care? Met some great ladies at our Orientation Day for Stellenbosch carers last week.
>#RADIOAIRPLAY I have good news: Radio Namakwaland has put my new single on their playlist so you can request it! “In Namakwaland Maak Ons So/ Kommagas Se Mense”
>This is the song (I wrote it for Danneline Ramsden)
Kommagas se mense -Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/phj4EMT2pes
Kommagas se mense
(Instr)
V1. Maak my wakker met jou wakkerword brou
As die dou op die dag lê en wag
Dan klim ek nog ‘n bietjie dieper in
Terwyl ek op jou koppie liefde wag.

Pre-koor: Maak jou oorgawe met jou thè
Gooi ‘n bietjie liefde by
Met ekstra suiker en nog melk
Ek weet jy gee om vir my

Koor: In Namakwaland maak ons so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)
In Namakwaland maak on so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)

V2. Maak my wakker met jou opstaan brou
As die son net sy kop uitsteek
Dan sien ek kans vir die dag en vir die lewe wat wag
Stuur koppies liefde die wêreld in.

Pre-koor: Maak jou oorgawe met jou thè
Gooi ‘n bietjie liefde by.
Met ekstra suiker en nog melk
Ek weet jy gee om vir my.

Koor: In Namakwaland maak ons so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)
In Namakwaland maak on so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)

Brug: Ek loop die lang pad saam met jou
Hand aan hand om al die stories toe onthou.
Genade gemeng met rooi en swart tee
Jare in ‘n blik wil ek graag vir jou gee
Kommagas se mense

Koor: In Namakwaland maak ons so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)
In Namakwaland maak on so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)
Pre-koor: Maak jou oorgawe met jou thè
Gooi ‘n bietjie liefde by.
Met ekstra suiker en nog melk
Ek weet jy gee om vir my.

Koor: In Namakwaland maak ons so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)
In Namakwaland maak on so
Kommagas se mense(is my mense)

When the lights go out but the sun still shines

You must be in South Africa because it is load-shedding. The benefits of load-shedding is you get to spend time with your cat. And plan your day better: computer on, computer off #Restart #ShutDown And everything works in pockets of 2,5 hours.

Just like the show for Valentines day at De Warenmark: 2,5-3 hours. With good music you don’t need lights. And the food will be ready- it always is at De Warenmark(my mom always phones and asks what I am up to when I am eating oysters and champagne there on a Friday night… and then I have to brace myself for the ‘don’t eat raw seafood’ speech…)

But this Friday it is going to be extra special: ✔️Valentine’s day ✔️Friday ✔️Sincere Swing will be creating the music canvas of the evening. Me? I’m the cherry. I hope the cherry remembers her words… 12 new songs- and let me tell you jazz music tend to knot your brain- and vocal chords- securely until you are not really sure in which key you are in, was or going to end up in… alas! Does it even matter..? All I can say that I have been known for creative wording, singing and it is mostly on a recognizable note of the music scale/keyboard. And if not …you just hold it- hold it- hold it until you grab it successfully! Thats all.

Hope to see you there!

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
Womanonfire_1 instagram
#MondaysWithMarthie: goo.gl/9vbmfc

>The picture includes the fabulous menu for Friday’s show.
>Show info: Valentynsdag. Bring jou romantiese sy na vore en bederf jou geliefde op Valentynsdag. Vrydag 14 Februarie 2020 met ‘n verruklike driegangmaaltyd met wyn en Jazz deur Sincere Swing & Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch- bespreek nóú.R425 per persoon(sluit 3 gang maaltyd en wyn in) R70 “cover charge” per persoon. Bespreek 021 883 2274.
>Foot care as usual. Care First has their next orientation day for carers 17 Feb- you can email me and I can send you the details.
>You can follow my progress on February Album Writing Month in bandcamp(working on a musical about Kimberley and the diamond rush) marthienelhauptfleischwomanonfire.bandcamp.com/
>The song of the week is by Cole Porter: (You’d be so)Easy to love…I recorded it with just voice and piano with Bram Potgieter because it doesn’t need much. It does cover quite a bit of many piano notes… link below.