Easy Classes on how to Meditate That Works

February 20, 2022,

Meditation has never come easy to me.  I've tried different methods including clearing my mind of any thoughts which never worked.  Guided meditations have relaxed me but also put me to sleep.   I've always wished I could find a way to meditate that I could use to calm myself almost instantly when I needed before I climbed on that "Crazy Train" that Cheryl Richardson talks about.  Cheryl offered free meditation classes because she wanted to do something to help us all who feel so stressed out by all the changes that are going on in the world today.  I don't know how long these classes will last but I found a meditation that works for me.   She begins by talking about the benefits of meditation and tells her own examples of how it's helped her and people she knows.  Then we practiced.  Five minutes! I was amazed at how just five minutes of meditation can be so helpful and also how fast it goes. 

Cheryl wants us to share her free meditation classes so they will help others lower their stress levels, which will benefit us all.   

If this speaks to you here is the link to the three classes so far.  You can sign up to be on her mailing list to receive notices of these ongoing classes or her others. 

My 911 call to my angels worked

December 9, 2021

Today I had an appointment with my dermatologist for my six month checkup.   I've had a lot of basal cell carcinoma's removed from my body over the past thirty years.  Because of many surgeries as a child for a cleft lip and palate, I also have Post Traumatic Stress, so often impending doctor's appointments bring on high anxiety.   Today was one of them.  I wasn't afraid of what she was going to do to me though.  The anxiety felt like it was automatic.  So uncomfortable.  I did some EFT tapping and got some relief and I also took a quarter of an anti anxiety pill.  But more was needed.

I called on my angels.  "Help Angels!! I need help!! 911 Angels!!   This helped and by the time I got to the appointment I was calmer.   I walked into the office and up to the window to log in and what did I see but a beautifully decorated angel tree!  It felt like a sign.  It felt like a sign that my angels heard my 911 call.  You can call it a coincidence and I'm sure they didn't put the angel tree up for me, but it still felt like a sign and I will accept it.  Thank you Angels for hearing my call and helping calm me.  I did have another biopsy so the results remain to be seen.  If I need surgery I'll take my angels with me.  But hey, I know they are with me always and so are yours! 

Here are two pictures I took of the lovely angel tree.  Oh yes, calling 911 help angels has benefited me more than once.  

Now I want my own angel tree.

 Thank you for reading and hopefully commenting.  

Friday eclipse and more

November 19, 2021

I woke up around 3am and had to go outside to see the longest lunar eclipse in 600 years.  The moon was half covered and so pretty.   I wasn't able to capture the picture on my iPhone as well as what I was seeing with my eyes and I was a bit disappointed. But I saw the Little Dipper and a shooting star.  That was special.  I need to learn more about iPhone photography.  Here are the pictures of the eclipse. 

I was able to go back to sleep until the glitches started.  We must have had about 9 or 10 glitches but thankfully my UPS (universal power supply) worked and I didn't lose the internet or my computer.  Hubby called the power company and it was due to a power outage in the neighborhood affecting about 108 of us.  

So around 5 am I stepped outside again.  The wind had picked up and it felt colder than it did earlier. I had to walk down to the neighbor's driveway to get these pictures.  The eclipse was over and the full moon was spectacular and almost ready to set. 

Around 7 I saw this beautiful sunrise from my window.   I feel blessed to have been able to experience these wonderful moments this morning.  

Thank you for reading and replying if you felt led to. 

Halloween Through The Years

October 30, 2021,

I've always enjoyed Halloween as a child unless I was sick.  Although I've made myself sick from eating too much Halloween candy other years.   

Later as adults, my hubby and I dressed up and had  fun.  One year Bernie dressed up as a gorilla and couldn't see out of his mask so I drove.  I covered myself with green grease paint and went as Mrs. Jolly Green Giant. What a mess!  We were headed to a party when we decided to stop by the police station where a good friend was on duty.  As I drove he would turn and wave to people in the other cars. I could hear the children screaming and laughing at the Gorilla.  We walked into the police station and the lady sitting at the desk said, "Uh Oh!"  She called our friend and everyone had a good laugh.

Another time we dressed up as babies and went to a party.  Someone was dressed as a Priest and I kept following him around calling, "Daddy, daddy!"  I had a pacifier hanging around my neck and offered people sucks.  I was surprised how many accepted 😱

One year we went trick or treating in our neighborhood holding wine glasses instead of candy bags.  Not a good idea to walk and drink.  I had a baaad hangover and tried to fly home instead of walk. 

I don't remember what I was supposed to be this year but the costume was fun.  

Bernie dressed as a Mummy here and was a big hit. 
Have any of you had some memorable Halloween's? If so I'd love to know what they were.

Thank you for reading and replying if it felt right for you to. 


Food Receipts From 1902

October 20, 2021

I'm going through books and papers to see what I can recycle.  I don't 
want anyone else to have to do this when I am gone.  Not that I'm planning on leaving any time soon but one never knows. 

I found a small pile of grocery receipts from my Grandmother dated 1902.  What an interesting find!

October 15, 1902 

1 dozen eggs 28 cents
2 long bread 10 cents
1 lb. of butter 33 cents
1 ounce cinnamon 03 cents
1 ounce bay leaf 5 cents

July 17, 1902

1 lb. of butter 32 cents
1 and 5/8 lb. of butter 37 cents
5 lb. of ham @30 $1.00
1 broom 30 cents
10 lbs. of sugar 55 cents
1 loaf of bread 5 cents

October 2, 1902

1 chocolate cake 19 cents
1 dozen eggs 30 cents
1 lb. of roll butter 29 cents
5 lbs. of sugar 25 cents
1 quart of molasses in jar 12 cents
2 boxes of sardines 20 cents
5 lbs. of lard 42 cents

That's all for now but I have an account book that my grandmother kept for my mother.  I think she kept one for all the children.  Mother was born in 1917 and the entries go on until I was born. That will be another blog if I find it interesting enough to share.

Thank you for reading and replying if that feels right to you.

Falling Leaves and Releasing Thoughts

October 15, 2021

Whenever I see fall leaves swirling and dancing from the tree branches, I wish I could release my negative or scary thoughts as easily. Why is it so hard to let go? Why do we hold on so tightly? I don't know the answers but I invite you to enjoy this beautiful video. I watched as tears filled my eyes and called on my angels to gently help me release easily like the leaves.

What helps you release and let go? Is it easy or difficult? 

Thank you for reading and maybe replying. 

My Inner Idiot Came Out to Play

October 10, 2021

I saw this meme and laughed.  Who of us doesn't have an inner idiot who pops out at times? I know I do and when she appears who knows what will happen.  

I was a young mother getting ready to take my son to a doctor's appointment when my toilet started  overflowing.  Dressed and ready to leave, I knew I couldn't leave without stopping the water.  What to do? What to do?  No one ever taught me about toilets and I thought if I put the lid down and bumped up and down on it with my butt it would form some kind of seal to stop the water.  It didn't work and my shoes were getting wet.  What to do?  I picked up the phone and called my step father at work.  When he heard what I'd done he was laughing so hard he had trouble explaining about the turnoff knob on the wall behind the toilet.  He never let me live that one down.  I think it's funny now of course but drat, how would I have known? 😱

Another time I wanted to make bread.  The directions said to put the dough in a warm place and let it rise.  Warm place? Where was that? Not in the oven, that's for baking the bread.  I got a brainstorm to put it in my son's plastic dump truck and roll it over in front of the space heater.  Yes my inner idiot was really out that day because the plastic dump truck melted.  😂😂

My inner idiot sewed my son's pant legs together when I tried to mend them. 

My inner real mean idiot appeared when I was just a little child. My father was in the bathtub and I threw our cat in with him.  I have no idea what made me do this but I blame it on my inner idiot.  Of course everyone was mad at me and dad was covered with scratches. 😢😢

If any of you reading this are brave enough to share your inner idiot experience I'd love to read it.  

Thanks for reading mine and maybe replying too.