How do you guys like the new hovel picture I put up? (Other than Lizzie, who already cast her vote for this to be a creepy story prompt.) I actually took that photo myself (or maybe J.D. did, it was one of us anyway). Two years ago he took me on a historic homes tour downtown for Mother’s Day (last year he took me to the tattoo convention). This particular house really struck me, I cropped out the blue dumpster on the left but some of the chain link fence is still in the shot. Where it sits, once upon a time, was a lovely little neighborhood. Now this house is smack dab in the middle of a very sprawling industrial mess of ugly concrete and parking lots. I believe people still live in it, not sure though.
Historic buildings are near and dear to my heart. I can’t stand the thought of that beautiful architecture being lost. Of course, when I say beautiful architecture I mean things I think are attractive. This house still has some of its original charm, not that you can really see that from this photograph, but it’s there. In the soul of the house, in the heart of whoever built it, and lived in it, and loved it from the beginning.
I am always trying to make myself better, learn more, be more, grow as much as I can. We all do this (or we all attempt to do this). When we changed and updated this blog it was difficult, we had all grown so used to the look and feel of the old one. Lucy and Alastair changed theirs just days after I did. Sometimes I go to one of them and I am still startled, same thing happens here, and I KNEW it was changing, hell I MADE the changes. But, a new look can be jarring, when we are used to the way things were.
Plan on watching that header. It will not stay the same for long. Now that I can “do” shit myself, I am running with it. (Kind of like all the crap I keep adding on the sides, and how they are updated non-regularly as well.) I bitch about change, have done so here, but it’s good for us. It’s enriching and it helps us, even if we don’t think so. (I am saying this outloud, and in print, to better learn it my own wee self elf.)
What I can’t change is the problem I’ve been having with my comments on other blogs. Alastair was kind enough to reply yesterday with helpful tips on what might have caused this issue. He and others have also stepped up and saved me from their SPAM folders. I just walked in from the mall, so my mind is less than clear. I only skimmed the earlier comments, but from what I read, it doesn’t look good. (Betties, I don’t say THAT much do I?!)
We had some family drama today, but all is well now, or will be soon enough. (I hope. Do you know much about Virgo/Gemini interactions? Let’s just say, they can be very emotional and very verbal.) Before I left though I grabbed our card, turned it over, with my camera at the ready, then I just laughed.
“Honoring Your True Feelings ~
By drawing this card, you are urged to listen to, and follow, your true feelings. Do not betray yourself, or rationalize that it is acceptable to deny your inner voice of truth.
You have an inner counselor, who is very wise. This source of wisdom speaks to you in both physical and emotional ways. Perhaps you have gut feelings that are speaking loudly to you, or physical reactions to situations. Your heart may be drawing you toward a particular aspect, or you may feel compelled to change a living situation.
The fairies know the importance of heeding their own feelings, and they ask you to do the same. They say ‘please don’t discount what you know to be true in your heart. Follow your emotions, as they are your inner compass that will steer you home and keep you safe, supported, and joyous.’ If you are unclear about which emotions or feelings you are experiencing, write down your thoughts to gain clarity and understanding.
Affirmation: I listen to, honour, and follow my true feelings and emotions, knowing that they are the answers to my prayers.”