We are holding our breath and crossing our fingers in hopes that this video functions as it should. Had our drawing today and here is the result.
To insure that no one scrolls down and skips our awesome clip, and misses out on the excitement of the selection, I am going to put in some home up-dates here, then write out who the winners were below.
An oddity occurred yesterday. This is the second time in as many months that I’ve had this experience. It’s a strange phenomenon and I’m not sure what to do with it. I woke up before my alarm went off. Yes, you read that correctly. My eyes opened BEFORE the irritating beeping started. Here’s the deal, I set my little clock to alert me when it’s time to leave the bed. If I did not have some sort of waking mechanism, I’d just keep sleeping. Like, for days. No joke, I do NOT wake up on my own. Ever. Never have. I’ve been known to sleep for more than twelve hours if no one wakes me up. Do you see how unusual this is then?
I’m not saying I have instantly turned into an early bird, because truthfully, my alarm was set for 1:23. (The alternative choice is for 12:34. Oh no, I’m not peculiar or anything!) I was skimming the headlines (yes the newspaper has continued to show up the past two days, as it is SUPPOSED to), when I glanced down the hall and saw Daniel walking into the kitchen. It wasn’t even two and we were both vertical. Strangeness continues. This was our conversation:
Me ~ Oh no. Turn right around and go back to bed.
Him ~ Nope. I’m up.
Me ~ It’s barely two! Go. Get back in bed.
Him ~ I was done sleeping.
Me ~ Right. We’ve discussed this. There’s no such thing. Go back to bed dammit.
Him ~ I don’t have to work tonight.
Me ~ What?! Why not? It’s Saturday. You know that right?
Him ~ Yes. I know.
Me ~ So???
Him ~ It’s also January. The new rotation starts today. I’m off.
Me ~ (making a “huh?! WTF?” face in his direction)
Him ~ I have new days off now remember?
Me ~ Um…. (thinking now, trying to recall a long ago and far away conversation we had way back in, oh… maybe November)
Him ~ I go to work on Monday night. And Tuesday, and Wednesday, and then again on Thursday.
Me ~ (mostly processing this) And you are going to be off on Friday? And Saturday and Sunday? (still trying to make this compute in my not-quite-awake mind, which for some ungawdly reason, woke itself BEFORE the alarm went off)
Him ~ Yep.
Me ~ This is gonna take a while to sink in.
Him ~ I know.
Here’s what’s so odd about the whole thing, he’s had some form of days off with a Sunday/Monday combo for almost 20 years. I am going to be confused for at least that long trying to accept the fact that he’ll have actual weekend days for his weekend. I’ll get back to you on how this all plays out. It may be a while.
I received a gift in the mail on Friday. From Australia!!! That’s right, the most thoughtful and beautiful Kris sent me a present. They are cookies! Oops, I’m supposed to call them “biscuits” when they come from the other side of the world. And they are way fun. Very tasty and really different from anything we have here. Thank you so much Curious Miss Kris. I am rich in blessings right now.
Think we’ve moved down far enough yet? I do too. Here’s the first name drawn from the bowl: Kate George. Congratulations Kate! You get to make the choice: a tarot card reading or a subversive cross stitch sampler. After you have made that selection the next two folks get to choose. Yes, that’s right two. As you saw (because you all watched the video right?) when Dan was mixing his hand around there were two slips of paper that stuck together. So, in order of how they came apart here are our runner’s up: Lora (Lit Diva) and Kristin (in Seattle). As soon as we know what Kate wants you guys will be next in line. And we can figure out our prizes! Yay!!!
Thank you all so much for playing along. This was really fun for me. I hope that everyone was as entertained as we were. (Empress, thank you for doing my make-up and running the camera, if it really is broken I will only borrow yours for a short time. Promise. Beloved, Light of my Life, thank you, one more time for putting up with my ridiculousness. And not kicking me to the curb. Yet.)
JulieLanders, you guys are awesome. We need to do this again. I’ll come up with something else soon. In the mean time, if anyone still wants a reading. You know where to find me.
Our card for the day is from Doreen’s Healing with the Fairies deck. And, as we have all noticed, it does have some dated illustrations. But the messages are always good. (And, as I have mentioned with Colette’s oracle cards, this one has a cartoonish rendition of what someone thinks Doreen looks like.)
“Peace of Mind ~
Make peacefulness your highest priority. Commit to taking steps to ensure peace of mind, and take those steps without delay.
Peace of mind is not something you have to earn or acquire, since your true self is already peaceful. Instead, it requires being like a sculptor with a block of marble, who works with this material until the inner masterpiece is revealed. If you will make peace of mind your main focus, you will inevitably feel a great sense of relief.
Steps that create peace of mind include being honest with yourself, living according to your inner guidance, being helpful and kind to others, practicing meditation or prayer, eating healthful foods, avoiding toxins, maintaining healthy sleep habits, avoiding negative people and media, surrendering your problems to the Universe, communing with nature, simplifying your life, and saying no when you need to.
Affirmation: My mind is now peaceful, and I know that all of my needs are automatically taken care of. I can trust easily, assured that all is well for me and those I love.”