I am toast folks. Stick a fork in me, I’m done. Late night at the mall. I had planned on giving you some fabulously interesting Mercury info. (Like how this is not just a retrograde situation right now, but also a triple conjunction, and how it is making us all feel very upside down at the moment.) Yeah, maybe another day. Here is a link you can wander around in. Until I get some rest and tomorrow shows up. This is a place that has some very cool factoids and details about what’s up right now. (It will open to a second window, so feel free to click on it. I’ve followed this person during the past three or four backwards episodes, and the information is really good. Fokker, any thoughts?)
One of the reasons (and believe me there were lots of them) my day was so long was that Empress and Daniel decided this was the time to bring in our tree. Which involves me supervising the decorations. I have whittled them down a ton over the years. There’s not much to set up, but they always want my opinion. (Gawd knows why. I bitch the entire time, and keep trying to escape.) We have these rotating framed pieces that hang on the one useful living room wall. Here is what goes up in December. (And yeah, I know, the photos are terrible. The more I use my camera, the worse I seem to get.) This is the oldest one. I probably made it over 15 (20?) years ago. Do NOT be impressed with my creativity. It was a pattern in a book and I merely crossed the x’s the way the chart told me to.
This little couple is newer by a few years. Again, a store-bought design that I just stitched. It has some little charms on it (and reminded us of me and Dan), but I was not really happy with the end result. Now I just hang it on the wall and don’t look at it.
I made this guy by combining two patterns, I thought he needed a tree and I wanted to add some of the embellishments I had around. You can tell by the bottom checkerboard styling that it was from the same designer as the snow couple. All three were done on linen (like the baby doll faces), stitched over two threads (not like the baby doll faces, which were done with one strand of floss over one intersection in the fabric).
I had to get them off the couch because Axel really wanted to be up there, so I decided this was the perfect time to take pictures, then I put them up so he could sit more comfortably. (And then I walked away. You may see them again in the background of some future shots when we are all gathered in that room later.)
Our card today is from Colette’s Wisdom of the Hidden Realm oracle deck. The second sentence from the guide book made me literally Laugh Out Loud (so I highlighted it for you).
The approach of The Eagle King is a sign that your highest destiny is within reach. You are on the right path now, even if you cannot see where you are going. He soars high above the mountains and valleys of life and is able to see the big picture when you seem to be lost in a bit of fog. He makes a formidable Ally as he takes your prayers up toward the sun and releases them to the Divine. They will be answered for the highest good of all.
It is a fortunate omen when The Eagle King decides to be by your side and accompany you in your travels.”