January 8, 2004
Yayyy!!! Doing the happy dance! This
week is an absolute astrological masterpiece as
on the 5th, Mercury slammed back into a direct
orbit after almost four weeks of things being
constipated, convoluted and basically batshit.
Then we got this glorious full moon yesterday in
Cancer, which is full and giving and nurturing
and loving... ahhh. I'm basking.
After things being so backed up and confused for
so long, this week, everything snapped hard into
clarity... and it was all good! LOTS to
catch you up on and I want to make sure
everything gets covered.
Thanks to the support of the Eye on Soaps fans,
we've made our monthly expenses yet again with
only a small deficit that I'm pretty sure I can
make up! In short, it looks like we're on
the net for another month, which is GREAT
because honestly, I'm not sure what I'd do
without you guys to vent to and be accountable
and spill my guts! When days go by that I
can't journal, I get really antsy.
Here's now real magic works. Think of the
stuff they do on Charmed without the freezing
people and things, throwing objects around with
your mind, blowing things up or saying an
objects name and having it fly into your hands
(oh! if only!). The chanting,
the rhyming, the mixing of herbs to release
their energies, the dowsing/scrying with a
pendulum, the focused energy... that's me.
As part of our Full Moon magic (which we
celebrated on Saturday, even though it wasn't
until Wednesday, for although we are Witches,
pfft, we have lives and jobs and the closest
weekend is MUCH easier to get together.
You just adjust for incoming or outgoing energy
of the moon if you are a few days out), we do
"rut now" magic, which is magic for things we
want or need "rut now." My focus was on
three things: selling David's truck,
getting Eric's unemployment situation remedied
and smoothing out the insurance issue and any
other obstacles to Eric and his partner signing
this contract for a full housing development and
steady money for several months.
The situation with David's truck is that we sold
it to him (a big, nice, manly 1969 F-210 3/4 ton
monstrosity) about a year ago, it started having
troubles and he brought it back and asked Eric
to sell it for him. For several months,
all we got were a series of guys vowing to be
back the next day with cash, never to be seen
again. Before we were even finished with
our ritual, the doorbell rang and someone asked
about the truck. As it turned out, this
was another of those never come backs, but I
should have taken it as a message ("Don't worry!
We're on it!") than a solution. There was
some imperativeness to getting the truck sold
not only because David needed the money, but
because the truck had already been ticketed for
nonregistration (David couldn't afford to renew
it... this was before the major car tax here was
revoked) and the cost was only going up, PLUS it
required fixing the problem and paying the
registration. By Tuesday morning, Eric had
decided to get with David to sell the truck to a
pick and pull (a shame because it was a good
truck, just needed some work) and tried to call
him until lunch time, when he gave up and went
to an appointment he had pending. He was
about 5 minutes from the house when a guy called
him wanting to see the truck. Within a
half hour, he had $500 in hand for the truck and
the guy, who specifically collects and works on
that particular model of truck, was a happy,
happy camper. Had Eric been able to get in
touch with David, that sale would have been
missed! In my spellwork, I asked that it
be able to be sold for $500.
Eric losing his unemployment benefits was a big
deal on Saturday, but as I explained in my
THAT was worked out this week so we got a stay
of execution. Another miracle and
something else I was working towards.
Yesterday, the guys were able to get the same
insurance quote on the endorsement (Yikes!), but
they found a carrier who would take a down
payment and the rest on installments. They
were able to borrow the down payment and they
should be signing the contract in the next few
days! Granted, the project won't break
ground until the end of this month (and they are
notoriously late on these things) and then the
guys start wiring the model homes and others as
they are built. It's a very good thing and
a good light at the end of the tunnel.
It's also possible once the contract is signed,
they can get a business loan against the worth
of the contract, which will be a very, very good
Nathan was sick and fussy for two days and I
could NOT figure out what was wrong with him.
He wasn't symptomatic beyond being just really
needy and clingy and bitchy and having that "I'm
sick" look and whine. Last night, I
finally figured out he was constipated! My
kids eat such a wide variety of foods that I'm
not used to considering that. Once I
realized what it was, I fed him all of the
loosening foods and sure enough, this morning he
cleared the passages and feels 100% again.
He's back to being my usual happy, independent
little boy. Yayyy!
The next great news is in the
Nourishing, Not Numbing Journal.
(updating coming soon if it's not up yet)
Oh, let's go with another tidbit of info!
I learned yesterday that *gulp*, I'm going to be
a gramma for the first time. Josh and
Valerie came over yesterday to tell me that they
are expecting, 7 weeks pregnant and due August
28th (Virgo baby!!). Wow! I'm going
to make a wonderful grandma! And Eric will
be a Grandpa at 27! (That's how
step-parenting works!) Valerie has two
little girls who are 3 and 4.
After all this time, (a year) my mother's house
is being sold for enough money to cover her
expenses, funeral and legal. Nothing goes
to any of us kids except for Allen, who has
found someone to loan him the money (with a lien
on the house and property). Not my
problem. The bills are paid, my brother
(other brother) is off the hook and repaid for
what he has invested and life is very good.
That will be completed soon and I'm so happy for
This makes me smile:
usually not one to make fun of the misfortunate
of another, but damn.
I'm dancing and laughing and smiling a good bit
these days. I'm always very much about
reveling in my own good fortune. No since
holding back in dread of the cyclic nature of
things. Yep, you're really high up and
that means you can fall further and harder, but
hey, it's sure great to be up! I also am a
full on advocate of THANK YOU's to the powers
The lesson of the grateful child is still
very strong in my mind and I want all the
heavens to know that I am a VERY grateful child!
When things are challenging for so long, a full
week of wonderful, glorious, magical miracles
happening is just so delicious!
to the N&N! Happy Happy Joy Joy, Darlins!