Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Reinvent your own wheel day!

So, I will let another cat out of the bag - I really am quite the metaphysical maven. I am into intuition, tarot, astrology and the like. So, in this particularly heavy and hard Mercury retrograde, I have been - well - rearranging. Feng Shuing the flat, if you like. Trying to get the mojo a flowin', but in keeping with the times - using just what I have got. One look in my quite large closet dedicated to my "crafts" I would say - that is a whole lot. This is how I basically spent the weekend. In between some very therapeutic bike rides, basking in the glow of the sun for my Vitamin D and eating incredible plates of food that my neighbors (read that, TWO!) gifted me ( Tex-Mex, and some New Orleans inspired Jambalaya and greens - hot damn!).

The house - and more importantly, the "creative corner" feels g o o d. I highly recommend this to anyone feeling particularly stagnant right now in their life. This is a period of reflection and reevaluation. Not the time to start anything new- just look at what you have got and whether or not it serves. Don't get over zealous though, you may find that you threw the baby out with the bath water -and we would soooo not want that right now.

Got some sun tea brewing on the counter right now and maybe another rhubarb creation coming out of the pantry later - maybe a Rhubarb Crunch or Rhubarb Custard Pie. Relatives are visiting - and the weather is nice. Brimming with all sorts of summer strewn wonders and energy for us to tap into. I will garden a wee bit to work it all off (she says, slightly winging).

Oh - and I am making a confession to, while I am at it. I am back to reading some chick books, and I am liking it. I used to turn my nose up at the romance section, and now I find that I sometimes need a little light fare to brighten my mood. Every genre has good writers, even romance. Mary Kay Andrews pairs gutsy,funny, impulsive lead characters with a little mystery on the side to be solved, a whole lot of genuine antique and thrift shopping for the decorator inclined and of course, a romance gurgling around in between. Mary wrote for the Atlantic Journal-Constitution, pens a great story - and was the fire beneath my feet as I was "redecorating" the living room this weekend. She made me want to just get up and go! I am now about to make 6 feet tall curtains (and maybe even sheers) for the new look - and we all know that is some effort to inspire.

BEST news for last - I got a blog award (entitled "One Lovely Blog") What?!!! Yes, from fresh and fun Ms. Umama. Here is the link, check her out and all of the other recipients - who are incredibly inspiring. I am honored, flattered - and I will be playing it forward real soon. Stay tuned.
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  1. Sun tea is so amazing. I had plans of making some today, but it's 60 degrees and cloudy so it will have to wait!!

    I agree with you that starting new projects in a period of stagnancy isn't the best plan...I've done it so many times, only to find myself with multiple half-finished projects!

    And congrats on your award! :)

  2. Congrats...and you know what, I love Chick lit, too (and I read tarot)!! I totally want to start some sun tea now...

  3. Oh, I couldn't agree with you more. My lovely (if a bit scary)granny used to say 'what you need is a good floor to scrub' if we were a bit grumpy, and I think she was right. I spent part of the weekend organising my study, tossing old papers, putting together boxes of paperbacks for the charity shop, tossing old magazines into the recycling, polishing my wooden desk and as I sit here, I feel lighter, calmer somehow.

    And BIG congrats on your award. That's fabulous!

  4. I believe all that too - tarot, intuition, fengshui!

  5. uh huh... I am sorting, throwing out and garage saleing as we speak!

  6. this retrograde is awful, i think you're right about not starting anything new, i feel like hiding till it's over but i might as well tidy up while i'm hiding ;)


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