Wednesday, September 20, 2006

In the Stars

Thank you again for all your kind words and encouragement.

To answer a couple questions from yesterday's comments:
I've collected 20 PICS so far. I need to get on a couple people (Hello, Rivers family!?!) to send me theirs and I need to start putting it together!
Dad had a follow up CT a couple weeks back. Everything is shrinking. The tumor in his lung has shrunk by 1/3. It's good news - but I want more, I think we all do.

I have heard that I am not alone in the feeling overwhelmed department. Check out my weekly Tarot reading below, I sometimes think this guy has line directly to my head. His readings are accurate - week after week:

We'll again pull two cards -- the first suggests something we should focus on for the week. The second suggests things we might consider in order to fully benefit from the attributes of the first card.

The cards are:

Two of Pentacles (reversed)

Ace of Pentacles

Note that we have two cards of the same suit. Pentacles usually refer to physical or fiscal matters -- so we'll keep this in mind as we talk about the cards.

The Two of Pentacles refers to complex times. I like to say it's like when the phone rings -- and the doorbell also goes off and the teakettle starts whistling and the dogs see someone in the back yard and start barking and the kids are yelling and ... well, you get the idea. Times when feel you're pulled in many directions -- or you may feel like you're a juggling act and someone keeps adding more and more juggling balls to the mix. You're trying so hard to handle many different conflicting items that something is sure to get short changed. The reversal really amplifies this message -- we should consider matters where we're juggling many related matters while trying to deal with one main issue. Again, the double Pentacles strongly suggest fiscal or physical issues.

UM...I feel like I'm on Candid Camera, that or this guy reads my blog!

The Ace of Pentacles suggests trying a new approach. Sometimes the way to overcome a obstacle is to address and resolve each issue in turn. Sometimes, the best way to overcome an obstacle is to scrap the old approach and begin again, trying a completely new approach. Let's consider if we may have some physical issue -- maybe trying to lose weight, or get blood sugar under control, or simply getting into better physical condition. We may find that we keep coming up with all kinds of reasons why we can't quite address the matter today. Perhaps we're going about things the wrong way -- perhaps we'd be better served by re-evaluating our goal and how we can attain it. A new approach may be more successful.

Same thing with fiscal issues -- outstanding debts, overloaded credit cards, or bummer jobs, for instance. You may feel like you're running in place. No matter how you address the obstacle, next month you're basically in the same position. Again, the Ace of Pentacles suggests considering a new approach may be worthwhile.

Note that sometimes just thinking about creative or new ways to address a situation results in you being better able to resolve the situation in the old way! Maybe seeing different options makes it seem less hopeless -- and it's always easier to operate effectively when you don't feel trapped!

And that's about it this week; I look forward to seeing you again next week. As always, if you're interested in a private reading, please try my sponsors above or my list of readers at . I also welcome your comments at !

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Looks like it's time to try a different approach, after all, it's in the stars.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Empty the Cache

Dad called called this morning. He said everyone's asking why I haven't blogged. I haven't been around to see them much either.

Truth is, I'm feeling rather overwhelmed at work. My son and I have slipped in to a pretty good routine since his return (which needs it's own post). I fell behind at work with vacation/time off and now have a bunch of deadlines that need attending. I've got a court date coming up the 29th with the ex which needs to be looked at. He decided he wants to give up custody and never see his son again. I haven't been on top of my financials at home, things are late.

I'm walking around with a sick feeling in my stomach all the time, not knowing what to attend to first. I feel like a chicken running around with it's head cut off. Which gets kinda depressing, and when I get depressed I do nothing. Great way to get back on top of things, no? Being overwhelmed with a frosting of guilt really bites.

I need about 80 hours to get caught up at work. I need to just sit down and do what needs to be done at home. My wonderful boss might be hooking me up with a pro bono lawyer to take care of the ex.

I haven't forgotten you, my dear blog. I need to take care of a few priorities so I have the free brain space to write. Right now, there's too much in my head. Need to empty the cache, so to speak.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thank you

for all your 9/11 posts. I am very interested in the various remembrances of that day.

My Mother was pregnant with me, when JFK was assassinated. Every American citizen, above the age of 6, can recall where they were when they heard the news. The Kennedy Assassination was a polarizing event for America, not unlike 9/11.

September 11, 2001 is an event that will forever affect all Americans. For one, all too brief moment, race, color, and creed had no meaning. America, the almighty, had been humbled irrevocably. Our once immune continent had finally felt the effect of terrorism. We were Christened into a worldwide community. We lost our innocence, our virginity.

We were notified, at the cost of three thousand innocent American's, that we were not beyond the reach of fanatics that despised our way of life. Are you happy with our elected officials response to that notification?

I know that I wanted some form of retribution, or vengance for 9/11. I carry a void of lies and empty promises, from our current government officials telling me that those responsible would pay. It's been 5 years now, and Osama Bin Laden has still not been brought to justice. With all our advanced technology, how can one, physically handicapped individual, still evade our capture?

I have no answers, only opinions. I admit ignorance at all the politics involved. Politics sicken me, to the point that I don't even watch the evening news. BUT, with all our prestige of being the most powerful governmet on the planet, why does it seem beyond our capabilities, to capture a physically handicapped terrorist that apparently murdered 3,000 American Citizens?

On a much, much, lighter note: Why can men remember the exact screwdriver needed to change a license plate, yet not remember a birthday or anniversary?

Monday, September 11, 2006


9 11

5 years.

How can it be 5 years already?

I watched several documentary/movies/specials over the weekend. Flight 93 was really good. I felt it was a realistic recreation of the events of that flight.

The Anatomy of 9/11 had me in awe of how they can figure out exactly what happened when the towers fell and why. I also learned about the inadequacy of the radio communications, which contributed to so many Firemen's deaths.

Last night I watched 9/11 and cried, almost through the entire movie. It aired on CBS, commercial free and unedited for language. If you haven't seen this yet - watch it. You won't be sorry, just have the kleenex ready.

On that day 5 years ago, our office gathered in the conference room and watched in horror as The Towers came down. That's when I left work and dismissed my son from school. Like the rest of the world, I spent the next few hours glued to the TV, numb from the reality of it all.

I remember "the look" on everyones face, numbness, and the eerie silence in the skies in the following days.

What angers me the most today, 5 years later?....Those responsible have still not been brought to justice as was promised to us, and we are involved in a war that we were led to believe was a necessary reaction to these attacks. Lies.

Where were you that day? What were you doing when you heard? How do you feel about it today?