Monday, January 24, 2022

Pilot Light

 Crystal Tarot ~ King of Wands 

Excels at being both the pilot light and the flame. 

An hour later and that is still all I have, but it is certainly something to aspire to. 

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Time And Tide

 Crystal Tarot ~ 4 of Wands

We build the dream structure, cozy up in it, furnish it, change it around. Mental or physical, I don't think they were ever meant to be permanent because we change, grow, shrink, become tired, become energized. 

I'm playing the long game now; hoping we never have to move, but knowing the probability is strong we will. In 2001 with FlyLady I started out with the plan to downsize my 'stuff' by half. I've more than achieved that long ago, but I'm still doing it. With the exception of quilt room stuff that will be going on eBay shortly, if I had to move today I'm ready. No loads to the dump, no shall I pack it or not. I've got it dialed. 

Still the same mental or physical structures...or not. Changes occur because time and tide keep rolling on. 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Ice Age

 Dinosaures de Marseille ~Winter/Age

Ahh. Humm. Age. Tyrannosaurus has recognized the age of the Dinosaurs is coming to an end. Not enough light to grow food, ice age, times they are changing and he can't go with it, can't outrun it.  

When his life span of 30 years end I think, like me, he will find a soft nest, lie down and appreciate nature until his eyes close for the last time. But what an amazing run of 165 million years they had. 

Friday, January 21, 2022


 Dinosaures de Marseille ~ Spring/Infancy 

I'm an infant at painting. Embryo more likely, but my paint and brushes came yesterday which I exclaimed over when picking them up at the Post Office which led to a nice conversation with one of the employees; she is a painter, it is her work hung on the wall behind the counters. 

The lid is off the box, I touch something everytime I pass it. But I like to have things to look forward to and being a lazy (Y) it is my current carrot on the stick for the January project I'm working on this week. Kind of fun thinking of myself as a embryo. Fresh start and it's only a couple of months to Spring!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Sweet Heart Shriveled Heart

 Dinosaures de Marseille ~ Charity

The mother Protoceratops shows her hungry littles where the tastiest bits are, and recognizing plenty, they in turn share with the baby Pachycephalosaurus.

When I was pre-teen, at different times my parents took in two young boys to foster. Mike came from a family up the road, we didn't know why he was there, he only stayed about six months, and my biggest memory was he always flattened his mashed potatoes, used his fork and spoon to make roads and hills, and made big truck noises working the results. Many years later we dated off and on, a very nice guy.

Joe with with us for years, graduating and moving on with his life. I don't know where they heard about him or why he came but he was a very fun big brother. I know what became of him, about 20 years later he robbed our garage of tools and equipment. He went to jail. Did he know it was our house? Would it have made a difference? 

We never know where our charity will take us, but hesitating to do so can only shrivel our hearts. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Public War Private War

Dinosaures de Marseille ~ Mars

Mars, the planet of wars and conflict. Ankylosaurus, built to and for challenge.

“President Bush announced that we were landing on Mars today … which means he’s given up on Earth.” Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

Was there ever a war that served a purpose beyond stimulating an economy and lining the coffers of rich  men, and diverting the attention of the general public from what was really going on? I sincerely doubt it. 

Have I ever started a personal war I've won? I don't think so. That is how I learned to mind my own business. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Bordering on Miraculous

 Dinosaures de Marseille ~ Faith

A Virtue drawn today, in the guise of a baby Eudimorphodon leaping out on that first flight. As adults we do a lot of farting around, shuffling back and forth, practicing in our minds, imagining broken bones and/or people laughing at us, googling, watching other people do it on YouTube, but babies, they just 'do it'. 

I'm practicing just do it this month. The pain has been minimal, the results bordering on miraculous. I can live with that. 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Aged Iguanodon

 Dinosaurs of Marseille ~ Saturn 

Saturn = Time and endings. Smith says this aged Iguanodon is about to bring in his last harvest. If you knew this was your last harvest what would you do?

I'd probably lament first, who wants to die. Then I'd be grateful it wasn't to be long painful lingering. Then I'd gather my little family of Rob, dogs, chickens, cats, and do giant hugs and thank yous. Then I'd just wander in the garden and forest and yard and appreciate the beauty of nature, perhaps get a couple of favorite quilts and lie down and watch clouds and the final moon. I've been blessed since birth, don't grieve for me. 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Making Space

 Dinosaures de Marseille ~ Hermit

Key takeaway? Does not run with the herd. He proceeds thoughtfully, always with a light against the dark. Me, I just want to knock heads together, but know that isn't the answer. So I'm taking another six weeks off from the news. I'm pretty sure the world will go on. If it ends don't write, we'll all be in a better place. 

On the other hand I invite you to cast your light over my tarot decks for sale on Ebay. Last time I lightened my collection I mailed them all to a friend in Canada...I must have more energy this year :) Or at least be more determined to make space in my life to breathe. 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Befriending Crows

 Wilderwoven Tarot ~ 9 of Swords

There are always two sides to the story. The author feels the barn owl is being haunted and harassed by a murder of crows. I love crows, and as we have chickens, I appreciate that our crows harry off raptor birds. They aren't protecting our chickens, they are protecting their own brood and nesting areas but I always say thank you for the side benefit. 

To my knowledge I haven't got anything 9-ish going on, but life can turn on a dime and being aware of that; take care on the stairs, not run with scissors, chew carefully before I swallow. And be thankful for my friends the crows. They are remarkable birds.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Sling It Off

 Wilderwoven Tarot ~ Death

In this representation the author speaks of the process of shedding skin, to make space for new growth. 

This describes January for me and why I choose it for the big projects. But it also makes me laugh...the office is my current big push, and instead of looking cleaner it is worse as I've added a card table beside my desk to hold the items I'm writing the drafts for on ebay. I just keep telling myself, the piles there mean empty spots elsewhere. Good job, put yer back into it, sling off that tight itchy constricting old useless skin!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


 Wilderwoven Tarot ~ Sun 

Fundamental force. No matter how discouraged or tired or worried I get, the Sun and Moon remind me they have always been and always will be. Unchanged.

I take great personal comfort in that and make a point each day to acknowledge and appreciate them. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Put My Back Into It

 Wilderwoven Tarot ~ 8 of Wands 

This card suggests I go with my momentum and capitalize on current energy. I did my annual deck cull yesterday, the cards will all need to be put in order and checked for damage before listing on Ebay.

Under that shelf are the DVDs, on the left two boxes of questionables. Not a fan of the listing process, Love the money rolling in.

And face facts, we don't have kids, whoever cleans out our stuff will probably put it all in a dumpster. If I'm finished with something it needs to go one way or the other. Hence the annual clear out. It's a good thing. Feet to the fire...put my back into it...

Monday, January 10, 2022

Fire Under My Feet

 Wilderwoven Tarot ~ Queen of Wands

After kick starting myself a few days ago I've been Queen of Wandsing like mad. Our Get 'er Done queen. Today's agenda is the volunteer job. No idea of the size of the project but I'll bet I finish it before our quitting time. 

I have the fire of wands lit under my feet...

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Do No Harm

Wilderwoven Tarot ~ Page of Swords

There was a note in this box to check a post I made last time I used this deck. Makes me wonder this morning 'what I knew and when did I know it', because I don't think I knew it then...but I must have.

The Page's wooden sword is indicative of their place in life, to explore, ponder, experiment, test the waters. And do no harm.