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Waning moon in Aries > Taurus – 9:17 a.m.
21th day of lunar cycle

“We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and postive equals unrealistic.”
— Susan Jeffers

All Accounted For and the Boss Rocks On

All accounted for leads into this morning with my putting on my toe socks in the dark. Laugh, go ahead. I know you are.

I may be 48+ but I did not wear toe socks when I was a kid. Because of this, Michael purchased me a pair of rainbow colored socks. My very first pair! The fun part is making sure my toes end up in their own berths. In daylight hours it’s not a problem but at 5:30 a.m. those little gals want to stay warm and that can only happen if they stick together. And we all know that’s not possible with toe socks.

Did everyone see Bruce Springsteen on the Today program from his concert in Asbury Park, New Jersey? As always, the man amazes me.

What made me laugh was reading the papers with their descriptions of the spectators. My point is the surfers. New Jersey – surfers. These two in a sentence, together, seems like an oxymoron. Surfers mean California or Hawaii; maybe even Australia but not New Jersey. What will they think of next?

Today has been a wonderful day. Meditation and weight lifting this morning, my walk at break, the flowers blooming, getting my work done with a little extra thrown in. To top it off, spending the evening with my baby. Life doesn’t get any better.

Have a good one.

Until tomorrow, ta ta for now.

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Oh What A Night

Waning moon in Aries
20th day of lunar cycle

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
— Joseph Chilton Pearce.*

I think the title says it all. I began Monday with such a bang only to have it end on the side of the road.

Yes, my dear Miss Ruby A, broke down. Not a big deal really but when you don’t have tools and Michael doesn’t have his tools then it becomes a big deal.

The one time I choose to leave my saddlebags off, I need my tools. Man-oh-man. I believe it’s one of two problems, the battery charging system isn’t work right (Michael’s speculation) and/or the fuel system.

The upside of this story is this, eight folks stopped to assist. Thank you everyone. And, AAA towing, once they found us (try telling Burbank where you are) me and Ruby were home in no time. Michael got up in front and was home with the garage door open waiting for us. Thank you AAA and thank you Michael.

So today, I’m driving Blue. Michael took his bike and I hope he didn’t get wet, as it was a gray morning and a bit cool. However, it’s sunny and nice and warm now. He will have a good time coming home I’m sure.

I needed wheels this morning because I had a doctor’s appointment to check on my recovery from the accident. The doctor asked the usual questions and determined I was as good as I was going to get. Probably will have a flare up or two as I attempt new things but par for the course from having been in an accident.

Yea! Now I get to deal with the insurance company and settlement negotiations. I do pray they will be reasonable and will work with me. At the first sign of foot dragging, I will see an attorney.

So, onwards and upwards.

It will be a quiet evening at home with Michael. I will be doing some dishes, laundry and folding of same, typing and watching some television.

Have a good evening everyone.

*In case you were like me and wondered who Joseph Chilton Pearce is, here’s what I found:

Joseph Chilton Pearce (who prefers to be known simply as Joe), is a renowned scholar, scientist, mystic and itinerant teacher.

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Waning moon in Aries

19th day of lunar cycle

“Cut a good story anywhere, and it will bleed.”
–Anton Chekhov.

What to write after yesterday’s exciting end?

More of the same?

Well, yes. I rode Ruby into work today. It’s only right with my having the primo parking space. Everyone has come up to comment on Ruby and how fitting she should be in that spot. Hehe. Me and Ruby like this.

Other than riding Ruby in, it’s been a regular day. Morning began much too early. However, I had time to meditate and do my yoga. This is the good part of having wheels and not riding the bus.

For a change, Michael got to see me off on the bike instead of the other way around. He swept up the driveway yesterday as part of the home cleanup activity and it made it very nice while backing out of the garage. Good job Michael!!!!

It was a sunny, cool morning to ride in. It feels good to be in the wind again. At the hour I left, traffic wasn’t to bad, which was fine with me. I had gotten accustom to driving Blue and didn’t have butterflies much since the accident.

This morning I had butterflies, as I kept track of where traffic was and how close to me they were. I hope by week’s end, this goes away. Not that I can ever be too careful but I want to enjoy riding and not feel like those huge vehicles are out to get me.

Other than that, it was a regular Monday. Spike was at the front door without Fred. The moon is almost at the waning half moon stage. The temperatures are delicious.

What can I say when I live in paradise?

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Waning moon in Pisces > Aries Ð 8:34 p.m.
18th day of lunar cycle

“It is not that you have to be happy – that would be asking too much – but if it gets too painful that sense of wonderment, or joy, dies, and with it the generosity so necessary to create.”
— Edna O’Brien

Ruby A – my motorcycle – has been rubbed on and her oil changed. Up the coast we went with Michael for a short ride. Wind in my helmet and sun on my face. Life does not get any better than this.

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A Busy Day

Waning moon in Pisces
17th day of lunar cycle

“Give yourself permission to be a beginner.”
— Julia Cameron, “The Artist’s Way”

I have to comment on the quote this morning.It’s uncomfortable to be the beginner – even to give myself permission to do so. I’m of an age you don’t associate with being the beginner.

I’m a beginner when it comes to my on-line journal. I’m a beginner to what to write and how to do it.

Being a beginner means I begin. Again and again. With practice I learn the skills I need. I find a comfort from the daily writing. One day, I don’t know when, I’ll think:

When did I move past the beginning?

Okay then,

It’s going to be a busy day and to start I over slept. This is good and not good. I had planned to attend a Buddhism seminar from 9 a.m. to noon. That didn’t happen when I woke up between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Oh well.

But the rest of my day is going to be made up of:

* Meditating
* Spending time with Michael
* Working on the garage to get it into order
* Lifting weights
* Working on Ruby and getting her ready for the road
* Dishes
* Laundry
* Paying bills
* Changing sheets
* Watching movies
* Napping
* Working in the back yard
* Ironing shirts for work
* Grocery shopping
* Reading
* Reading e-mail and responding
* Hopefully writing a letter to a friend who doesn’t have e-mail

Egads, this is my entire weekend!

To end this missive, here is my late Friday Five:

1. How long have you had a weblog?

A. I don’t have weblog, I have an on-line journal. I’ve been doing it since June 8 of this year.

2. What was your first post about?

A. Getting started in writing an on-line journal.

3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one?

A. I’ve had more than one over the years and unfortunately I can’t remember the names of them.

4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else?

A. I have not used a CMS. I’m not even sure what it is used for.

5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place?

A. I would say, at the moment, everyone I read has all of their writing in one place. I know of a couple of people who keep weblogs but I haven’t felt compelled to check them out.

Have a grand day everyone.

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Waning moon in Aquarius > Pisces – 9:04 a.m.
16th day of lunar cycle

“A lonesome man on a rainy day who does not know how to read.”
–Benjamin Franklin, on being asked what condition of man he considered the most pitiable

Today has gone by so fast; I haven’t even had time to write.

To begin the day, I was able to meditate and walk for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Usually I don’t have time in the morning for this but Michael took his motorcycle, which left the Magickal Blue Truck to drive.

Two good things happened today:

I was voted Team Player of the Month! Whoo hoo. I get movie tickets, a framed certificate and a parking space near the door for the next month. This award was bestowed because of my work on the Assistant’s Manual and facilitating the assistants’ brown bag lunches. Here I was trying to be unnoticed and my cover has been blown.

The other thing was going out to lunch. The reason isn’t so good as our one token male – Joe Dylan – is leaving to finish his studies to become an English teacher. He begins student teaching in August. Just for Joe, I splurged and had a bacon cheeseburger with fries and a chocolate shake. It was wonderfully delicious but I can feel it sitting in my stomach as I type this.

I must get going and finish up a few other things before I call it a day. Have a great weekend everyone.

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Raves and Rants

Waxing moon in Aquarius
15th day of lunar cycle

“Negative beliefs are exactly that: beliefs not facts.”
— Julia Cameron, “The Artist’s Way”

Rave 1: Attending the Don Henley and Trisha Yearwood concert at the fair last night.

Rant 1: People who come to concert fairs to run into friends and talk through the concert.

Rave 2: I asked one of them to take their chatting elsewhere, thank you very much.

Rant 2: Being looked at as though I was the offensive one.

Rave 3: See the full moon come up.

Rant 3: Teenage girls who love to scream at Don Henley.

Rave 4: Don Henley has still got it.

Rant 4: People who have had too much to drink and wanting to hear “Witchy Woman” and yelling at the top of their lungs.

Rave 5: A night out with Michael.

Rant 5: Having to drive home behind people who don’t know how to drive.

Rave: I stayed up till past midnight.

Rant: I’m tired today.

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