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Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Really cool thing happened this am as I was getting packed up to continue on my journey.
I got an email from myself!
On 1/30/09, I sent myself an email through It’s a very simple website that allows you to write yourself an email and date it to be sent in the future.
You can also specify whether other people may read your email or not (anonymously) and read ones others have sent to themselves too.
At any rate, it was a wonderful surprise to get an email from myself that I had sent on 1/30/09. So much has changed that I barely recognize the me who had sent it!
Give it a try…

for my AW women…

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

I was re-reading my inspiration journal (where I cut & paste quotes that I like) & ran across this. It really seems to fit us Artist’s Way women (love & blessing to you all) :
Wolves never look more funny than when they have lost the scent and scrabble to find it again: they hop in the air; they run in circles; they plow up the ground with their noses; they scratch the ground, then run ahead, then back, then stand stock-still. They look as if they have lost their wits. But what they are really doing is picking up all the clues they can find. They’re biting them down out of the air, they’re filling up their lungs with the smells a ground level and at shoulder level, they are tasting the air to see who has passed through it recently, their ears are rotating like satellite dishes, picking up transmissions from afar. Once they have all these clues in one place, they know what to do next.

Though a woman may look scattered when she has lost touch with the life she values most and is running about trying to recapture it, she is most often gathering information, taking a taste of this, grabbing up a paw of that. At the very most one might briefly explain to her what it is that she is doing. Then, let her be. As soon as she processes all the information from the clues she’s gathered, she’ll be moving in an intentional manner again. Then the desire for membership in the uncombed cat and cross-eyed hen club will diminish to nothing.

From Women Who Run with the Wolves

Here comes another Mercury Retrograde…

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Yeah, count me among those who thought that was a lot of hogwash… until I started tracking it in my journals. After several yrs, I can definitely say, Mercury Retrogrades & Virgos do not mix.

Here are the ones for 2009:

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 through Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 through Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 through Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Saturday, December 26th, 2009 through Friday, January 15th, 2010

Let’s see.. in that first one I:

Lost a dear friend thru mis-communication
Quit my job
Ended up in therapy

If you think I’m making all this up, check this out.   Evidently Virgos who are into writing are the worst-hit. Oh, Joy.

And if you look at that list above, Mercury Retrogrades affect about 1/4 of the danged year. My thought is, I also sleep 1/3 of the yr, right? So could I please just sleep thru the Mercury flippin’ Retrogrades? Seriously, the less I do & say, the better off I’ll be. Maybe I’ll invent a M-R muzzle. Or a retreat house for Virgos during “That time of the year.”

I’m determined to figure out how to deal with this. I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row (lining up the packers & movers, getting the oil changed, etc) beforehand. Unfortunately, I also have a visit in the middle of this w/my Aunt & Uncle, and then will be driving w/a Prius full of stuff across the country. What could go wrong, yeah?

My best bet may be to just apologize right now for anything I say or do during that time… And make sure my AAA membership is paid up.

And just for you true believers, here’s a horoscope generator

Love & Cupcakes…

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


Well, Pete & Jo are officially engaged now, and there are the cupcakes to prove it!

Jo’s family put on a wonderful engagement party with friends, relatives & neighbors all celebrating together.

I was so touched by how Jo’s sisters really got into it. J stayed up all night making these wild brownie cupcakes & decorating them beautifully. And all the (3) sisters helped make this little display in the entryway.

I was a little overwhelmed, both by the crowd (I’m just not a crowd person) and the overwhelming support of their friends and family. Enough so that those are the ONLY 2 pictures I have of the occasion! Wait till the wedding. I’m glad they’ll have an official photographer, b/c I’ll probably only get a photo of the boat or cake or something.

At any rate, I was really glad to get to meet J’s family; they are just as wonderful as she is. The two of them are just so great together… and that’s what marriage is all about.