Yes, we’ve covered this, I do talk to dead people, but today I went out to visit with a friend, very much alive. We were originally brought together by a mutual interest in needlework, but we found later that we had tons of things in common besides our crafty leanings. We also, much like me and Carol, come from very different backgrounds and wear very different labels. The Sames are bigger than the Differents though. Which we both find extremely wonderful.
Kathy and I had not seen each other in a couple of years. (How that much time got past us was a bit hard to comprehend, we both observed.) But we are mostly all current and caught up now. I wanted to share this with you because there has been much talk lately, out there in the blog-o-sphere, about how we maintain connections, over the years and across the miles.
I don’t think that when we have true friends those years or miles really mean so much. An honest connection and a genuine caring for someone is capable of transcending those obstacles. However, as does happen, when the relationship moves to another, less close (physical or emotional) level, it’s usually best to let it go the direction it needs to. As much as I dislike transitions (and you all know by now, how I much I REALLY don’t do well when things change) I do understand that we need growth. We need to learn and we need to release.
Go here, so you can look at some of the beautiful things Kathy creates. Poke around, then go to the brand new website, which she has put together with her sister Connie*, to see even more fabulous stuff. (Both are now links you can find under the Important Places heading as well.) A few of the topics we discussed today were about my being a radio, JulieLand, reading cards on-line, and how I can’t help but tell you all about the foreign license plates I see. She said, “you are like a train spotter, but with visiting cars!”
*Thank you both, for making my copies, for showing me your wonderful studio and classrooms, and generally for being the amazing women that you are.
Here is what my OCD is forcing me to share, the spotting I’ve done in the past two days, some of them in pictures.
This one is from Florida. Where my Hurricane is now! (She just put up a new post today about what she is noticing on this trip.) I also saw one from Maryland, and then Georgia. After that I drove by a new one from Texas that I had never seen before.
That one above is blurry, but it does say Minnesota. I was in the library parking garage. There was an Alaska vehicle there too, but I couldn’t photograph it because there were people trying to leave and I was kind of already holding up traffic. As I pulled out though, I saw this.
Remember how I mentioned a while back that I had seen a car with an illegal license plate frame? THIS is the kind of thing I am talking about. If it bugs me, I KNOW it irritates cops. How can drivers do this and think it’s okay? Can YOU find the state? I couldn’t. There is also one that has been avoiding me for weeks now. I thought I saw it again yesterday, but maybe not. I know it has some shades of blue on it….
Just heard from Empress, J.D. is on the road back home. The overly sMother worrying may now commence. Fingers crossed and candles lit that he arrives safely. (Of course I’ll keep you posted, but this will probably go up before we get the “all is well” text.)
In our daily tour around the card altar we’ve landed on another one of Doreen’s decks, and since I asked you to refrain from making juvenile pee pee jokes yesterday, I will not say anything tonight about this unusual illustration. Have at it Lora. And anyone else who just can’t contain themselves.
“Career Transition ~
Archangel Chamuel: Your life purpose is triggering a blessed career change.
You’ve prayed for help with your career, and it is now occurring. Sometimes change is perceived as stressful, yet I am helping to clear the old from your life to make way for the new. Pay close attention to your repetitive ideas, dreams, and visions, as these are Divinely inspired roadmaps pointing the way along your desired path. You may not see the entire road (or where it is leading) but each step will be lit along the way.”
The guidebook goes on to say that this particular angel is often called upon to help with uncomfortable work situations. Even if this message doesn’t mean that tomorrow you will pitch your old job and start the one of your dreams in the next instant, it obviously means that some improvement is very near. Again we see that change is being touted as a good thing. I’ll work on that, as I just said, I KNOW it is healthy for us. You are invited to join me, over here on the “SHUT UP – I’M FINE DAMMIT!” bench.