Saturday, March 5, 2011


I had a lovely day at the Spirit, Mind, and Body fair. I spent a few hours there with a good friend of mine, and then returned a little while later with my daughter Paige. It was a new experience to share this with Paige. I loved being able to sit with her through a crystal reading, energy healing, chakra clearing, and just exploring the booths.

But my personal best part of the day was an energy healing I received from Rick Dougherty. He is an incredibly gifted man, that just amazes me. We explored the areas that I have blockages as well as the reasons behind them. We also looked into my past life and it was a very eye opening experience. I left feeling lighter and hopeful for the success I can have in my relationships, if I work hard at forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a challenge for me. I have a hard time forgiving others, and forgiving myself. The end of my marriage brought out a lot of feelings of anger and resentment over the things that occurred during my 15 year marriage. During my healing, Rick said, "Wow. Your 20s were hell!" LOL - yes they were.

I have learned that forgiveness isn't about the other person, but about myself. Forgiving someone doesn't really benefit them. Karma will still take care of their transgressions. Forgiving them benefits the universe because of the good energy it gives. But really, forgiving will benefit me. By forgiving another, I am also forgiving myself. It will allow me to open my heart so I may receive love.

So, that will be the focus of the coming months. Forgiving others, forgiving myself, and opening my heart to all the love, peace and abundance that I can receive.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Woman, you can complicate things in the blink of an eye!

Yes, I can.

This is what Walt said to me last night. Here is what led up to that very well-deserved comment.

A snow storm was on its way, so we were running errands, trying to stock up on groceries, put gas in the car, etc.

We finish at the store, and I get into the car while he is putting the groceries in the car. I reach into my jacket pocket to pull out my cell phone, and hear my debit card go flying. It was in my pocket with my phone.

So, we start looking through my very messy car.

I think I find my card.... and I realize it is actually the debit card I lost the LAST time!

Yes... I CAN complicate things in the blink of an eye. I'm awesome. :o)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Addicted to Mahjongg

Really. I am.

Playing this game relaxes me and energizes me all at the same time. It feeds my need for competition. And its a healthy form of competition because I'm competing with myself, always trying to get a higher score, finish a hard level, clear the board faster.

I've spent hours playing this game. Hours that I probably should have spent doing laundry, or cleaning out the junk drawer. But where is the fun in that?

Life is to be enjoyed. As long as we have clean clothes to wear and I can find a stamp or extra battery when I need it, then all is good... and I'll start another game.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Everybody has their own Magnet Friend

Lessons in Love and Friendship...... by Alaina Blackwell, age 5.

"Essense and I are like magnets. We are stuck together and we can't ever get away from us. Just like you and Daddy (Daddy Walt) are stuck together, Essense and I are stuck together and can never leave each other. Everyone has their own Magnet Friend."

Friday, January 14, 2011


This is Hoover. Snuggling up in my lap while I work on the computer. I just love him. He is sweet and fun.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day!

We got dumped on last night by the beautiful white stuff. School was cancelled, but unfortunately I still have to go to work. Hopefully I can at least get some good pictures out of this. And can't wait to see the puppy out in this stuff.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Insomnia sucks!

It is 6am... and I've slept for just an hour and a half. Really? I mean, really?

And did you know that there is no website that has advice for fun things to do when you have insomnia?

Maybe that is what I need to do when I have insomnia.... build a website, and they will come. :)

Welcoming 2011

I just spent a few moments reading over my blog since I started it. Long time, lots of posts and pictures, and lots of 'updates.' I saw a trend. Long periods of time with no blog entries, and then an update on my life and an apology for not blogging, and a promise to do better. Ha.

So, now that I'm blogging today - I'm going to break that cycle! No promises for frequent blog entries. No big long update on what I've done in the last year. If you read this, then you know me well and you already know anyways!

I'm just going to jump right in and blog whenever I feel like it, about whatever I feel like it. So there! :)

Happy 2011 folks.