and once again being a few days ahead of my horoscope…
Is it true what they say — that you can never have too many friends? If you don’t think so, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your position. And if you do agree, then you should go out and get busy. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you’re likely to be extra lucky in attracting new connections and deepening existing alliances in the coming weeks. The friendships you strike up are likely to be unusually stimulating and especially productive. To take maximum advantage of the favorable cosmic rhythms, do whatever you can to spruce up your inner beauty.
I’m working on this quite a bit actually. I’m going to different meetings, I’m taking a new sober woman to a meeting every week, I have a new weekly Greenlake walking partner, and I’m connecting with an old friend I haven’t seen in a couple years for coffee tomorrow morning. I’m trying to set up a date with this guy but he’s busy and elusive and has his head down. But I’m working on it and we chat a lot, have much in common, trying not to put any pressure (I get the sense that this time I need to move very slowly, more will be revealed). I’m getting out there and yet still doing the other stuff, sorting boxes, looking for work, doing work for that unemployment benefit to get here very soon, starting to run low on funds. The new friends are definitely coming into my life and filling the void left from last year. It feels really good. And these friends, while there is no pressure to be anything truly connected as those connections can take time, it feels nice to be having conversations with kindred spirits and interesting people.
I’m reading a lot. I ran out of Charmed so haven’t been stitching. The final season has a waiting list at the library unlike the previous seasons. You didn’t think I actually spent MONEY on this stuff did you? I was very curious. I don’t have TV as some of you might remember and I wanted to see what that show was all about. I can’t dis something I’ve never actually watched now can I? I don’t recommend it myself. I’d rather know what Im talking about and besides I *love* candy. Can’t help it. The glossy pouty lips really got on my nerves, I mean REALLY. But I do like to have a long stretch of fairly mindless video for stitching. Xena is a favorite. It occurred to me last night that perhaps I should try some stitching without video and see what comes from that. My reading is everything from total juvenile witch candy to a Christian journalist’s year of interviewing Wiccans (I’ll let you know how this goes) to inspiration books on handwork and on handwork and magic. Slowly continuing to work on my Book of Shadows illustrations. Doing a lot of work in pencil right now eventually to be colored.
A lot of thinking about how to use my Book of Shadows. I’ve never been one for writing in journals. Turns out I’ve not been writing down any of the magical work in my book. Not that he told me or anything. But we were talking about magical work and keeping a BoS and I said well I just don’t do much except my daily devotions. He went around my new place (this was last week) and touched all kinds of things I have made and said, these need to be written about in your book. You need to note in your BoS all the illustrations you’re doing too. Date it. Ah. Okay then. All of this is magical work. I knew that, really I did, but it never occurred to me that it went in the BoS. Truth is, I’ve been a very lax BoS person in general. I’ve not kept much record of what I’ve done except here. Time to turn over a new leaf. Get it? New leaf? New page? Start. Just start.
The spring rains have been here and the sun has been hiding a lot lately. To cheer us up, the pink dogwood is in bloom and it’s just gorgeous. I think that the Pink Flowering Dogwood is my favorite spring tree. Right after the Lilac.