Saturday, April 4, 2020

Bored Is A Choice

Peanuts Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

Kind of hard to build a team with one person. I wonder how many people are realizing living life online is a pretty pointless pastime. Watching passively rather than living.

Yesterday I made three dozen masks for the neighbors, today, back to my regular channel, exciting quilt work. I'll never be bored.



Friday, April 3, 2020

It Must Be

Peanuts Tarot ~ 10 of Swords

Criminitly - A old saying used to express surprise or shock.
I'm making masks for my neighbors.
Rob's brother called last night...it must be the end of the world.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

When We Rebuild

Peanuts Tarot ~ Tower

In 1966 Snoopy lost all his possessions the night his iconic home burned. For weeks we worked through his grief and loss with him. The shock of hearing the insurance company wouldn't pay, said his premiums had lapsed...even though he'd faithfully sent in his can of dog food every month. Lucy swore it was because he was being punished for his sins. Snoopy's response was a resounding "BLEAH! Followed by the thought bubble "her kind deserves to be Bleahed".

His home was eventually rebuilt. The same but irrevocably altered. Because that is what a Tower moment is and does. It changes us; when we rebuild from Covid let it be for the better. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Dancin' Fool

Peanuts Tarot ~ Fool

Whoever put this deck together had a hard time choosing the Fool. It sure isn't Snoopy, but fool is a poor descriptor for this card. Open minded, imagination adventures, refusing to be encumbered, and willing to be happy alone.

When we get the weeps, the angrys, the desperates...step away from all the screens; that has never been where real life is. Live the one we've got.
Do the Snoopy dance. Never mind the naysayers, phooey on them. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Posture Is A Choice

Peanuts Tarot ~ 2 of Coins

All day every day we have choices. Even the choice to not choose which is a real choice in itself.

I've doubled my St. Johns Wart. I feel the weeps behind my eyes, the putting up the fence against the world, the quick judgement wanting to spring forward.

I'm watching Gilligan's Island. A three hour cruise, and how many books did the professor bring? Just how many hats did Mr. Howell take? How many people visited the island and left them there? A favorite? The Producer when Phil Silvers plays Harold Hecuba and puts on Hamlet. Watch it, see if you can choose to keep from singing along.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Today And A little Yesterday

Peanuts Tarot ~ 6 of Wands

A positive omen, things will come right in the end. But changed, generally irrevocably. It took Snoopy time to build his team, gather his equipment, sort out the batting order... we can do this.









I had a case of N95 masks I bought about 15 years ago. Rob took them down and knocked and dropped them at our little fire and EMT station. They were so happy. And so are we. We support and appreciate all the front-liners; Thank You

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Running The Wheel

Peanuts Tarot ~ Wheel of Fortune

People as getting kind of stir crazy, a dangerous situation as we'll be homebound for awhile yet. Normally my phone of off and in the drawer, but I have it at least on and sitting on my dresser now. People I haven't heard from in years are calling. They must be desperate to call me, the original not much to say person.

But I'm learning hidden facets about people I know well on the surface, that's fun. One wanted to know if I could use a 100 yard bolt of fabric to make masks, she bought it many years ago to 'hang' their 2 story garage for a party. My hated neighbor whose cattle are always starving thinks he is the town fun guy because they get out and go to the football field. NOT.  The next doors are scarcely speaking because he won't put in his hearing aids. The further down the roads have taken on a small project of a sliding door to replace a window which has resulted in finding the whole front of their house is full of dry rot. My sweet niece has been checking in with my brother in the forest, thank you. The running wheel spins on...

The Charles Schultz museum in residence artist has set up how to draw cartoon classes, Cool!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Red Chinese Characters

Green Witch Tarot ~ 9 of Coins

Satisfaction and security doesn't just happen, opportunities for choices happen, day in day out. There should be a Money 101 course in primary, middle and high school. About a week long, what interest costs and earns to begin with.

Harking back to yesterday and thinking but not getting it; I wish I'd understood the simple logic of, if I can afford a $200 or $600 dollar payment a month, I could rather afford to save $200 or $600 dollars a month instead and soon pay cash, skip the thousands of dollars in interest that is what really ate our paychecks alive. As it is eating my country alive. There isn't any money you know. Just a flood of red ink, debt of which 40% is owned by other countries. We aren't worth the paper we are printed on.

So much for working at being upbeat...but that laundry basket is like mine, purchased in the 70's in an antique store. It has red chinese characters on it, the seller told me it came from an old noodle store. Believe it or not, and I love it. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

FacePalm

Green Witch Tarot ~ Ace of Swords/Athames

A new way of thinking. I learn something every day, usually because I didn't think it through in the first place. Didn't grasp the obvious. Even though I spend a lot of time thinking.

Guess that is why face/palm is such a universal icon...

All the Craftsy/Bluprint classes are free for a few weeks, Rob is immersed in bread making. Click here to check them out

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mine, All Mine!

Green Witch Tarot ~ Page of Cups

Given all the time in the world what would you do? In our working lives we dream of that option. We'd paint the living room, tear out the cruddy bathroom, dig out old shrubs, sort the boxes of photos, write those letters to loved ones, find out where our best friend in high school went, detail the car, clean out the garage, the closets, the drawers, the vhs tapes...play card and board games and read books and have daily exercises with the family, make memories of laughter we can share down the road.

Is any of it getting done? This is an opportunity of a lifetime, lets not look back on it and only remember a haze of jammie days.  Our task yesterday was gather some fencing and make a temporary segregation pen in the big chicken pen for the little Easter Egger chicks. They took to it immediately, if chickens were capable of grinnin' and laughin' they were! And Rusty Boy the rooster, well when we let him out he was beside himself at their fence. Wemmin! Mine all mine! Seize the day like our Page of Cups!