Many of you also follow The Bloggess, so you’ve probably already seen the item I’m linking to ( here  ).  But for those of you who may have missed it, I recommend you go read Ill Advised immediately.  Jenny Lawson is a brilliant and supremely talented woman; that post, in particular, was just plain Laugh Out Loud funny.  (We’ll wait for you to get back.)

             All done?  Great because we are moving on.  To the topic of my splashy/exercisey class.  And the changes I’m making, thanks to my girls.  Both Han and Em joined me last week, as you know, and I loved having them there.  Not just because all three of us were in a place together, also because they are health wise, and know shit that I don’t.

            This class was created years before I arrived on the scene, or in fact, even KNEW there was such a thing.  It’s based on nationally recognized suggestions and we use products designed for this.  What has happened though, as time passed, is that some movements have been changed, some left out, some added in, as suited the current instructor.  I’m about five folks removed from the original.  And, if that weren’t bad enough, I am about the least knowledgeable when it comes to sports or athletics and what our bodies are doing.

            With the valuable information from my daughters I am working towards making this experience more useful and fulfilling.  Not just for me (well, yes, mostly for me) but also for all the people who show up to move around in the therapeutic salt water.  Tomorrow I need to call the guy who hailed me back and discuss a few business related items with him, as well as inform him of the feedback I’ve been gathering.

            There won’t be a ton of changes, just a few minor adjustments.  Hopefully we can add back some of what has been lost in translation and fine tune what we are doing now so that everyone gets a more enjoyable experience out of their time in the water with me.  One unfortunate piece of information I’ve learned, the hard way, is that when I lead, I can’t always DO all the motions.  Which makes my finding the time for those DVD work-outs even more important.

            Today I didn’t do anything but go to class and read my news, and now, sit down  here.  I’ll have to do better tomorrow.  Wanna know what I found this afternoon though?  You’re gonna love this.

            What you are looking at (above) is the floorboard of my Wee Walnut, I’m leaning on the driver’s seat, over to the passenger side, to capture this awesome view.  There are CDs in that yellow (insulated former lunch bag) carrier (with a red handle), Mermaid water next to that, and the pink thing (with tiki faces) is a tote bag I often use for library books or instead of a purse.  Shall we zoom in closer?

Fungus!

            There are more mushrooms growing in my car again!!!  Remember when that happened last time?  (No, I can NOT find it in the archives…. feel free though.)  I laughed.  In a sardonic snorty sort of way, when I saw this as I was loading up my pool gear.  Then I ran back to the house and grabbed my camera.  Because, seriously, you guys NEEDED to see this!  (Also, no one is home with me, so I have to share someplace!)

           On our card altar we’ve come back around to my working deck, The Robin Wood Tarot.  It turned up with a tweak but I only took the one picture.  We’ll see why it’s presenting itself this way as I start to type.  (Really, that’s how it is with me [the radio], I never know either.)

3 of Wands (reversed?)

            This one has such a warm color palette, I love looking at it when it’s cold out.  (Although it’s heading towards warm here now, slightly.)  Wands are Fire, and great sparking ideas of inspiration.  They represent the high summer and noon, all very burning hot.

             The illustrations show each with a crystal tip, and many have them on both ends.  In this one we are looking at a man who sees far, he’s a man of wealth and trade.  He is prosperous and fair.  The potential for growth and fortune are always around him; he deals in new and creative ways.

              If we are looking at this in the Contrary position it often means that our business difficulties are coming to an end, so that’s nicely positive.  But it can also mean that some kind of busniess has just run its course and is now over with.  Don’t forget though, where there are endings there are also openings for new beginnings.

            As we cast our eyes out across the vastness of the sea that is our life, into our futures, it’s best to keep a firm grasp on that creativity and level-headed business sense.  Because we’ll be needing it real soon.

             When we look at the number energy here we are reminded of the Triple Goddess and the Holy Trinity.  In nature and in folklore there are so many examples of a blessed trio that it makes me think of how this can be viewed as a gift from the Universe .

              We are being handed the help we need to manifest those ideas we’ve been inspired to follow up on.  It’s like we are being given a benediction in the form of this message.  Keep looking ahead because all the good things we can think up are out there for us.  We need only be true and loving and honest to see them come ashore.

LateNight Link:  I tried to get one of these photos off of there, but it wouldn’t play nice, so instead I’m sending you guys to see ALL the pictures.  Go HERE, and enjoy.  (Be sure you click through every one though, because there are some amazingly great shots.)

           Oops, almost forgot, there was one more I wanted to share.  Hanny and The Crew went to opening day at  Emerald Downs last week.  And she made her grandfather very proud.

              There weren’t any big wins, but she looked damn good!

 

18 thoughts on “Only me, on a Moonday.

  1. I can’t believe you have a Buckwheat Zydeco CD, we were separated at birth. We have a festival here called the Bayou Boogaloo and Buckwheat has played here.

    Awesome look for Hanna with the hat and racing form!


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    Lol, wanna know what’s REALLY funny? I actually checked that picture later to see which CDs were showing. Because I wanted to be prepared. 😉

    Yes, I adore zydeco and can’t believe you have a festival like that!!! Buckwheat is one of my favorites. And, we knew we were sisters from the very first.
    J

    12:19 a.m.
    4-17-12

    Oops, and oh yeah. Isn’t that quite the fabulous look!

    1. Have you ever listened to Rockin’ Dopsie Junior and the Zydeco Twisters? All I can say is FANTASTIC!

  2. I want that hat. Forget the card. Gimme the hat!!!!


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    Lol! Stylin’ ain’t she?

    And I was going to ask what the hell you were doing up, I KNOW you are an early-morning-get-shit-done person, but then I saw your comment over at Lora’s place… you can’t sleep. Ick. That’s never fun. Glad you came out to play though!
    J

    1:59 a.m.
    4-17-12

  3. OMG, thanks for the hilarious link!!! Totally LOL’ed!

    Good for you for trying to get your class back to its… um, roots, I guess you’d call it?

    I know its not fun for you that Dan isn’t around as much, but it is also a reminder to not take the time you do have together for granted (not that you were doing this, just trying to put a positive spin on things 🙂 ). And it is for such a good cause! I would bet (if I had anything to bet, or any way to prove this) that someone who would have died will not, because of that course that your beloved, and wonderful Ally are teaching. That is important stuff!

    The card makes me think of “waiting for your ship to come in.” I mean, it shows just that, with him looking toward the ships, I get the feeling that he knows one of them carries on it exactly what he has been waiting for. And the staff in his hand is the one sending forth beams of light, like a beacon for that ship.

    In tonight’s synchronicity news, your beautifully stated “We are being handed the help we need to manifest those ideas we’ve been inspired to follow up on. It’s like we are being given a benediction in the form of this message. Keep looking ahead because all the good things we can think up are out there for us. We need only be true and loving and honest to see them come ashore.” perfectly summarizes Henry’s message ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNVgUJsMqCQ&list=UUWJUbweIFXsBkb2m5OsTp-g&index=1&feature=plcp ). And, I even get in on it this time! I think it was last night’s comment where I said “truth truth truth,” well tonight Henry said “the true reason you’re here, and the true desire of your true self.” Of course, mine was in response to yours, so I’m just riding your coattails. 😉


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    I am more appreciative, actually, now that you mention it. He called tonight and we talked a bit, also texted later. It IS important work they do, I know this, but I fall into being my old shellfish self elf sometimes. 😉

    Henry and I are obviously tuning into the same station on our radios! And you are starting to pick up the signals as well. Ha, welcome! 😆
    J

    4:03 a.m.
    4-17-12

    1. LOL! “Shellfish self elf” ah, what a great mental picture that conjures up!

      Why, thank you. *Pulls up a chair and makes herself comfortable.

  4. Why are there fungus growing in the Wee Walnut?
    Jenny’s book is out today. Yay!
    “We are being handed the help we need to manifest those ideas we’ve been inspired to follow up on.” I hope that means what I think it means. Tell you later if I’m right.
    Hanna looks like a proper bettin’ woman. All she needs is a pipe.

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    It’s been doing it forever. (The car is 39 years old, with very few “upgrades” in that time.) Were you not here before when I took the pictures of the last batch? The seals are no good, all the rubber that’s around normal car windows? Mine is not soft nor rubbery nor sticking all that well to the glass. It leaks, in many places. Any ya know, it rains here. 😛
    J

    4:24 a.m.
    4-17-12

  5. That little girl of yours is so cute, the hat is awesome, but the naughty look is priceless. So sorry about the mushrooms, it is very very humid out here so I think I may start sprouting mushrooms too! Good card today – I do love those warm colours and three is a great number.

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    All three of the witchlings wear hats so well!
    J

    9:38 p.m.
    4-17-12

  6. There’s a fungus among us. (*groan*) Again? You need to just paint the floor with roofing tar and have done. Also, did I tell you what my friend in my writer’s group gave me about a month and a half ago? The ARC of Jenny Lawson’s memoir. I have yet to read it. (Though I’ll be getting on that shortly.)

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    EEK! Glad you never said anything before, we’d have been bangin’ your damn door down! Now, go read it!
    J

    9:42 p.m.
    4-17-12

  7. There must be a remedy for mushrooms. And for leaks. One that doesn’t break the bank. What revives old rubber? Hmm.

    Good card. I will keep it close because i am going thru major changes (again) and setting aside my usual work in order to get well.. We’ll see.

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    The remedy is to reseal all the windows. Definintely a bank breaker, or a credit card buster (if we had one that could carry that much weight, which we do not, hence the reason it’s not been fixed in all this time).
    J

    9:45 p.m.
    4-17-12

  8. Cool hat! I like hats, but most of them don’t look good on me. She wears that hat very well. Mushrooms in the car? Never seen that in all my years. That card is interesting . . . three is my lucky number and I’m a fire sign, so I’m trying to think what that card might mean for me.

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    Apparently it happens to my car about once a year! 😉

    Oooh, Fire and Threes, both a very good match for this card.
    J

    9:47 p.m.
    4-17-12

  9. Oh I loved the link. That is laugh out loud funny.

    I can’t believe you are growing food in your car again. Plant a garden and be done with it!! 😉

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    If the “season” was slightly more reliable…… 😛
    J

    9:50 p.m.
    4-17-12

  10. Loved Ill-advised link. Laughed myself silly. Though the signature thing happened here; my nephew was trying to hide an ‘F’. My sister-in-law found it when she checked grades online. Imagine the parents’ surprise when they contacted the teacher and found out they had signed off on it!

    Who’s the brindle dog in the photos you linked to? I think I missed something.

    Love the hat! (joins the line up…) Though I doubt I’d look that good in it.

    LOL mushrooms! Let me know when the moss moves in!


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    Remember when Emmy had dog and house sitting duty at Cleo’s? (In your archival catching up did you “meet” Cleo yet?) That’s her house and her “boys” in the pictures with Em, except for the ones that are of Max (who I’m sure you recognized).
    J

    9:53 p.m.
    4-17-12

  11. I have the Bloggess’ book on my kindle right now! Bookworm om nom nom!

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    Going to the library in a day or so to pick it up. I’m first on the list!
    J

    9:55 p.m.
    4-17-12

  12. I grew mushrooms in my white pick-up for a while…Blame Dave all you want, I am. Like the card, and its message. Something about your working deck.

    Yep, Tatiana is moving to town this fall. She’s going to be studying flying at LCC while her family moves to Germany where Annie’s taking a position at the FedEx base in Bonn (or somewhere around there). Currently, #2 niece Mackenzie is UNHAPPY with the decision (she has to go with the fam), Annie is unhappy because they’re going to have to leave their dogs but still excited about going.

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    Holy crap, what amazing opportunities for them! All of them! Yep, big ol’ life lessons there.
    J

    9:57 p.m.
    4-17-12

  13. You know, you could get one of those mushroom starter logs that you grow mushrooms on to eat and just stick it down there and grow shitakes or something.

    Appropriate card for yesterday’s weather. 92 degrees? In April? There is something very wrong with that.

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    If only the entire car didn’t smell of incense and gas fumes…
    J

    10:02 p.m.
    4-17-12

  14. A friend reminded me of this guy’s existence earlier, and I have to share… the funniest horoscopes out there (IMHO): http://freewillastrology.com/horoscopes/allsigns.html .

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    Oh, I haven’t seen his stuff in far too long! We get him in our local weekly alternative paper (where Dan Savage is featured). I need to go follow up on this on-line now! Thanks for the reminder.
    J

    10:08 p.m.
    4-17-12

  15. And as Billy Crystal once sang, It’s better to look good than to feel good! And she looks mahvelous!


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    Lol! Exactly.
    (I loved that character.)
    J

    10:10 p.m.
    4-17-12

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