spent $8 and got some fake Crest strips. These are
called "Pharm" and were at the Grocery Outlet.
I've been wanting some Crest strips, but I can't justify
laying down 30 bones for them. These taste nasty
and are all waxy and weird on my teeth for 30 minutes a
day. This is only Day #2, so there is no way of
knowing if it's doing anything. I have nightmares
of getting Ross Gellar glow in the dark teeth.
was truly wonderful. I took the little boys out
Friday night to buy for each other and Delena.
That was a lot of fun. Saturday, late morning, I
headed out on my own to finalize and found a lot of
really good deals. On instinct, I went to the far
end of Placerville and found Grocery Outlet, a dollar
store and a gently used baby supply store. I was
able to get an exersaucer for Aidan for $20 and a lot of
fun things for my kids and the grandkids from the dollar
store. They actually had Mighty Beans for a dollar
a package!! Found a few things at the Grocery
Outlet (plus some cheap cereal), then went on to K-Mart
and Wal-mart to finish up. K-mart was having an
(up to) 50% off sale and I got some good things there.
Wal-mart as well. Finally, it was all done, as
done as it was going to get anyway. I headed back
up the hill, maybe an hour or so later than I expected.
after I got home, the coven arrived and helped put
groceries away (yayyyy!). We had a really nice
night. At Winter Solstice/Yule, we "light the
spark" of light that brings the return of the Sun to the
sky (days get longer after Winter Solstice, so the Sun
is "returning"). We use that spark to spark our on
creative visualization. How do we see ourselves in
the harvest of next year? Where do we want to be
in our lives and what do we want to have accomplished?
Normally, we have a deep meditation to bring all that to
the forefront. This time, we planned to do just
that, but then, we got completely inspired and decided
to do something altogether different. We each took
6 slips of paper and wrote different subject headings on
them. They were things like "sexuality," "peace,"
"joy," "prosperity," "good health," "material abundance"
and such. There were 32 slips, five of us doing
six slips each, which left two blanks that we kicked
into the cauldron. What we then had to do was mix
up all of the slips and draw out four each. That
way, Goddess decided from those subjects what we needed
to work on manifesting in our lives over the next
several months. It turned out to be very moving,
very interesting and very enlightening. Since we
didn't know what the others had written and since we all
folded the slips the same way, there was no way of
knowing what we would draw out. (I secretly
thought it would be kind of funny if someone wrote,
"herpes," "felony charges," or something like that.
Not really, but kinda). I drew out "Physical
Beauty," "Joy," "Physical Health" and "Abundant
Friendship." Eric drew out "Abundant Health,"
"Stability," "Peace In the Environment" and "Lust."
So whatever we decide to manifest has to fall in those
categories. Definitely a theme! This will be
the first year we haven't worked on financial
prosperity, so I think we are being told rather clearly
to give it a rest already! Last year, we both
worked on financial stability and never imagined that
buying a house would be part of that. Now,
everyone in the group is to journal on their thoughts
about their categories, how they plan to work on their
goals and what their feelings were about the ritual.
Should be an interesting year!
like mad until around 1am, then got some power sleep
until the kids got up a little before seven. In a
hail of paper and ribbon, it was over in just a few
minutes. They were all quite happy and I ended up
spending about 1/3 of what I normally spend. They
played almost nonstop until last night (Monday night)
and today are bored (of course). :) Only a
little over a week and a half until they are in school
and I am on my own.
thing. When we were unwrapping presents, there
wasn't one for Eric from his father, although there were
gifts from them for the rest of us, but not for him.
Later, it came up in conversation on the phone with his
father and it turns out, his dad DID send him a present.
A very nice one, in fact. We have no clue what
happened to it. Eric is sure that when he was taking
presents out of the box his father sent, that there was
one in there for him. Logically, there's almost
nothing that could have happened to it. There
aren't a lot of places in house where it could have
gone. It couldn't have gotten thrown away.
The kids did not mess with the gifts in the two days
they were there before we opened them. It's
just... odd. I am taking down the tree today, so
maybe something will turn up then. Eric's dad is
going to look around there in case it somehow got left
out. Poor Eric. That was one of three gifts
he got this year and one of them he had to share with me
(a cool scented oil burner). We all hope it turns
accounts, the refi is still being worked on by all
brokers concerned. We hope to have an answer soon.
I've pretty much become immune to worrying about how it
will happen and I'm just believing that it will happen.
of the house, you would not EVEN believe what a disaster
my house was yesterday! I spent most of the day
working on it and today, I'm finishing up and doing a
ton of laundry. A nap also sounds like a worthy
investment of time, as well as a hot bath. I am
completely out of bubble bath, which is a real drag.
If Eric gets home early as he is threatening to do (but
wait! he's off Friday!), I can go to town and get some.
Wal-mart has a brand I use that is something like $2 for
100 gallons. Works just fine for me!
Strength of the preferences %
Qualitative analysis of
your type formula
- moderately expressed introvert
- moderately expressed intuitive
- slightly expressed feeling
- moderately expressed judging
show how people change, when I was in therapy back in
what? About 1990-91, I guess, my counselor gave me
this test and I registered an ENFP. That means in
just over 10 years, I have gone from Extroverted to
Introverted and from Perceiving to Judging.
first time in years, I actually got my holiday cooking
done before the holiday. Usually, I end up cooking
the week after. Albertsons was having a wicked
sale and I got a big ham quite cheap and turkeys, 2 for
1. Chicken breasts were on sale for just over a
dollar a pound and good ground beef was $1.99 a pound,
so the larders are full.
the coming month: Get the house refinances
completed and to our advantage. Get Delena Season
3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD. Get the
house and laundry able to be easily controlled on a
daily basis (much easier since I will be the only one
here for the majority of the day - I just like bringing
that up whenever possible). Get the novel started
on its rewrite. Get the photo albums finally done.
Lose at least 5 more pounds.
today: Laundry, house cleaning, nap.
everyone who knows who they are and what they did.
I FORGOT THE CUTE SMALL TOWN STORY!! Cheryl, this
is for you:
Yesterday, I got a note in my mailbox that I had to go
to the post office because I has mail that required a
signature. I can only go to the post office on
Saturday mornings because Eric has the car for work
earlier than the post office opens and beyond the time
when the post office closes. I phoned up Steve,
the post master, and asked him who the letter was from
(thinking a law suit or something). I recognized
the name (no law suit) and told him I wouldn't be able
to come in until Saturday. Here is the
conversation that only could happen in a tiny town:
As usual, I won't be able to come by before Saturday.
Would you like me to drop it off on my way home today?
Is it out of the way for you?
It's kind of sort of on my way home anyway.
That would be lovely, Steve, and I will make it worth
My favorite way?
I'll be right over.
interesting thing about the conversation is that neither
one of us once thought of it as sexual innuendo.
It never crossed my mind (and I have a gutter mind) and
I know Steve is not the kind of person who would think
that way without dying 1000 deaths. So I packed up
a collection of the Christmas candy I'd made and had it
waiting for him.