The Right Kind Of Investments.

             Now the Universe is just messing with me, I’m sure of it.  Earlier I tried to boil eggs.  Simple, right?  Not if you are ME!  I had turned the knob and walked off.  Behind me was a dangerous sounding POP-type of noise, and then no more burner warming.

             I moved the full pot to the OTHER working element (but truthfully I held out no hope, that burner only functions when Dan’s standing at the stove, never for me).  Wait wait wait.  Still cold.  And lifeless.  So, I gave up.  The deputy was in the shower, last day of our Weird Week and he’s on his way to work.

             As I put healthy snacks into his insulated purse lunchbox, he came upstairs.  The news was shared.  He began shuffling items around on the range-top.  Still nothing.  We must survive until tomorrow by eating only items warmed-by-microwaves, or settling for cold food.  Fine.  I am resigned.  But sadly, we still can’t actually afford (even a used and less-than-desirable) old/new stove.

             He leaves, I go about my evening.  Arriving down here where the computers live.  But wait, it’s cold.  Too cold.  I am now suspicious.  Did he turn off the family room heat?  I text.  Receive a reply.  He did not.  Ah ha!  There is hope for the shitty cooker!  Maybe it’s simply a breaker.

             In the garage I can find nothing switched, snapped, nor out of place, on our electrical panel.  I text again.  It will be “looked at” if he gets a lunch break tonight.  In the meantime, I go drag out the space heater.  This won’t last long, it’s big freaking room, and this is a small freaking warming device.

             Bottom line?  All is not as horrible as it at first appeared.  I am now in a better (albeit chilly) mood.  Also, we received some welcome news from the desert.  Ready?  She won!!!  My baby girl came out victorious in her first-ever NAGA competitive event!

NAGA winners


            They point the car in our direction tomorrow.  We’ll see everyone at the gym on Tuesday probably.  Really, we couldn’t be more damn proud.  (And relieved, I’ll admit it, I am very very relieved.)

             On our card altar this afternoon, we have a lovely message of Self-Care.  Which might be our latest theme, now that I think about it.

fairie and angel cards

“Inner Child  ~

Just as you take care of small children by listening to them, playing with them, and hugging them, so does your inner child yearn for nurturing.  This card also asks you to have patience with yourself, as you are growing and maturing at your own pace.

If you’re feeling neglected and unappreciated, the most likely reason is that you’ve been ignoring your inner child’s needs.  Just as with any child, your inner child needs daily care and attention.  This includes giving her consistently positive feedback.  Take a minute to hug yourself right now, and tell yourself (mentally or aloud), ‘I love you!  You are wonderful and perfect!’

Take some time today to play. . . . Your new daily habit of ‘taking care of the kid within’ helps you feel more youthful and vigorous, and will ultimately make you more productive.  You’ll be filled with fresh, new ideas, and your friends will soon be telling you how young and refreshed you look.


I invest in myself by taking regular time to let go, play, and have fun.”

             This time I did the substitution in the body of that definition   It felt right.  Not sure if maybe I should have also done a cover-up on the illustration, too.

              Oh well.  Moving on.  The point of the message is lovely.  We truly do need to pay attention to our inner needs.  For me, that means reading great books.  (And sometimes baking.)  Right now I’m on a Sarah-Kate Lynch spree.  Thanks to Judy.   Oh yeah, these stories bring JOY right in the damn door.

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue


7 thoughts on “The Right Kind Of Investments.

  1. Warmth to you and yours, dear Julie!

    And right back atcha, my beloved Calgary pal!

    1:26 a.m.

  2. Ugh! Hopefully the Deputy is able to fix the problem easily & cheaply!

    Wow, congratulations, Emma! Way to go! (And safe journey)

    Great card! I don’t think this one needed a cover-up… IMO it’s not a wonderful illustration, but at least it’s not disturbing like many in that other deck.

    We definitely seem to be on a self-care theme… very apropos with nearly all the planets in sensitive, intuitive Pisces. Moon just now joined the party (which could easily be more of a pity-party than a celebration!), and is conjuncting Neptune, ruler of the unconscious depths (and Pisces), right now, as I write. Moon will be moving through Pisces and conjuncting every planet now in that sign, in turn, until it hits the Sun on Monday (New Moon), and then goes void until the wee hours of the 12th. Anything lurking deep within that needs healing will be making itself felt. It certainly already has been for me, and that was before Moon dove in!

    This massive of a gathering in Pisces hasn’t happened for 100 years, and even then there wasn’t a Full or New Moon in the mix. This phenomenon is another once-in-a-lifetime experience. But Pisces is also about spiritual transcendence, about Unity Consciousness, and in this time of transition such a strong emphasis there is certainly not surprising.

    Hell, I was so rushed getting that damn post up (24 minutes late) that I forgot to mention the stove! Yes, it was a breaker. All is well (or ya know, as well as it was before the latest incident).

    Thank you SO much for the astrological insight. Very valuable, as always!

    11:36 p.m.

    • Oh, good, very glad to hear that!

      And, you’re very welcome! Thank you for appreciating my budding astrological skills!

  3. Yay for Emma! So happy for her. And I hear you on relieved. 🙂

    Sorry about your stovetop. That sucks. I hope Dan could get it working again. It sucks that you have to deal with that, but you do so with amazing patience.

    I know that there is real usefulness in the whole “inner child” concept, but I cannot keep out of the mind the people who have gone so over the top with the concept in the past (and probably in the present, too), so I tend to squirm when it’s mentioned. It’s probably time to find a way to get past that so I can take care of my inner child better.

    See my reply to Corina re: electrical mishap.

    Inner child stuff is VERY important!

    11:38 p.m.

  4. Appliances…feh. The only one we haven’t had to replace is the stove, and I am sure that is coming up on the horizon. Yay for Em, and her first fight victory.

    We’ve wanted to pitch this bastard out into the yard since we moved in. But something else always seems to take priority ranking above it. And then, we’re in a bad place like last night…. or so we thought. Next “bonus” day off, THAT is where we need to be focused.

    11:40 p.m.

  5. Yay! WooHoo! Congratulations Emma! Have a safe trip home!

    I hope your stove/heating issues are simple ones. Sending good vibes your way. I’m still stunned from having to replace the furnace.

    My inner child wants to be outside digging in the dirt. Unfortunately it’s mostly frozen…

    I realized when that wall unit was not working, it’s the ONLY way to heat this room right now. There’s another one down here, but it’s behind a HUGE shelving unit. 😕

    11:42 p.m.

  6. Just finished my 1st Sarah-Kate Lynch book today – House of Daughters. So good, I couldn’t put it down! Thanks, Judy! 🙂

    THAT’S the one I finished late yesterday!!!
    She has lots more! Go get ’em!

    (My bad news: our library only has FOUR of them!)

    11:44 p.m.

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