If we were having coffee, we could sit and enjoy the sound of the rain and the fresh smell it brings. It has been rather wet and cool here for the last couple of days. I believe we’re in for a wet week. I welcome the cooler, wet weather because we need the rain (yes, even in Oregon), because we were way too hot for Oregon this past spring and summer and because the change in the weather brings about a bit of a slow down in activity. Yay! I need to slow down!
The usual has kept me busy. I love spending time with the boys. Last weekend I went to Seattle to see Mati (Matias which my son has been telling everyone that it rhymes with quesadillas). I hadn’t seen him since he was almost one month. He’s now four months. He’s the cutest little thing. He’s very social and he loves to gab!
Unfortunately, the day after I got back, I woke up with a sore throat, chills and sneezing. That kept me on the slow side for the day. That night and the next day, all I could do was sleep. I had to email the people at the charter school where I teach a writing enrichment class on Tuesday mornings so they would not expect me. I felt really bad about it but I didn’t want to sneeze all over them or put myself in a position to prolong my cold.
Over the week I kind of kept working on my Tarot reading idea. I’ve done about twenty free readings for people that took me up on my offer on Facebook. It seems to be a popular idea. So I have started a private Facebook group for posting about Tarot. I’ll post about the cards, different decks, card spreads, how to formulate a question for a reading and pictures. I will also be offering Tarot readings there. I need to earn some money and if I can do thirty readings in a month, that is almost enough for rent. So now I need to get some clients! Let me know if you want to join the FB group. Members are under no obligation to request a pay reading. If you want to see what it’s about, you can request to join the group. It’s called Let’s Talk Tarot. It’s not quite ready but I should have some content up by tomorrow. I’ve also started an Instagram account for Tarot.
OH! Watch the blog this week for a post about using Tarot for character and plot development in writing fiction. I’ll have that up in a few days.
I’m a bit introspective right now. I’m missing family. I have all of my three children and three grandchildren near me but I miss my mom and my sisters. With finances being what they are, I don’t think I will be able to go see them in California any time soon. The last time I spent time with two of my sisters and my mom was in June of 2015 for my dad’s memorial service. The other sister hasn’t spoken to me since my son’s wedding in August of 2013. I miss all of them. Why can’t we get along? There is always one that isn’t talking to one of the others. I’m usually the one that stays in everyone’s good graces so not having my youngest sister talk to me has been really tough. We have to stay together…it’s just us left. On that note, I did find a place online to add a pink ribbon to my profile pictures for October. I already had one picture from a previous year with a pink ribbon so I used that for Facebook but then created a different one online for my Twitter account. You can do it here.
I hope to write some posts this week. I some ideas for a few memoir pieces and several for posts about the grands. We’ll see what happens.
I allowed myself the luxury of reading time yesterday so that I could finish a novel I had been slowly reading all month. I think it was one of the September free First Reads on Amazon. It was excellent. Last night I allowed myself to spend a half hour reading a new novel before turning out the light. Yay! What have you read lately? I also have streamed The American President and I’m working my way through the last one and a half seasons of The Gilmore Girls so I can be ready for the revival show which will be on Netflix on Black Friday. I would rather spend my time watching that than going out to shop that day!
YOU! Yes, you! What are you up to? Please tell me what is going on in your world!
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