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Sharing My World 80

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Share Your World – April 30, 2018

Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?

Well, sort of, in answer to both questions, although the organized part is a bit hit or miss.  A couple of weeks ago I had two five dollar bills, both folded in half and probably right side up and facing forward. If I still had them I would go and check to verify this information, because that is exactly how busy I am.

I like to have some cash on hand, especially if we’re travelling, for small things like coffee or snacks, but that’s just a long ingrained habit, because now everywhere takes cards for everything.  But if they don’t, or their machines are down, it’s good to have an emergency stash of a couple of twenties stuffed into some obscure zippered pocket of your bag so you can rummage around in a panic trying to find them, praying you didn’t use them for something already.  Also a suitcase full of paper money hidden under your floor boards would be nice.

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

I am comfortable doing nothing for long stretches of time.  Yes I am.  I am also able to sit perfectly still without fidgeting.  Normally I am a very patient and calm person and don’t mind waiting.  I can be relaxed to the point of passing out.  I used to call this severe laziness, but now I’ve decided it’s more like energy efficiency.  I am conserving my power.  Fully charged and on standby.  Except not actually standing if there’s someplace to sit down.

What is your greatest strength?

I honestly don’t know.  I’m pretty ordinary.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

I appreciate the weather for finally figuring out what season we’re supposed to be experiencing, although today started out overcast and windy.  It’s not snowing.  Woohoo.  That’s something to smile about.

When the snow finally took a breather W was able to drive east to see his parents and take care of some things for them.  We haven’t communicated much for a couple of weeks but I’m assuming it’s all going well and I expect him home some time tomorrow afternoon.  Our lawns at last look to be dry enough to be raked and poked and prodded and whatever else he plans to do to them.  Apparently he has a system.  He told me that when I offered to help.  So I’m assuming he meant I should just stay out of his way.  Stirring up the grass just stirs up my allergies and I really hate yard work anyway.  I don’t even know why I offered.  Sometimes I carry this trying to be nice thing way too far.

The sun is just now coming out from behind the clouds!  All the green emerging from the greys and browns is a beautiful uplifting sight.  It IS May, after all.  Which means we have about three more weeks before we can put out our bedding plants here.  I wish I was kidding about that, or that I bothered with bedding plants, but I gave that up a long time ago because I got tired of spending money to watch things die.  Maybe that’s my greatest strength, knowing when to give up.  Ha.  Like that one made the list.  Although when you think about it, it is a concept some people can’t grasp.

Give it up.  Let it go.  End this blather.  See how easy that was?

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In the Cards

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Yes!  It’s another self indulgence day!  I know, nothing new here!  Plus a repeat of a favorite day.  Since I always have a terrible time favoring something above something else, I’ll just do whatever I like. Well, yeah, some days it does not suck to be me.

I’ve been ignoring my Tarot Readings lately (and finding that life goes on anyway) but today I will change all that by actually opening up the app, dealing some cards, reading what they have to say and drawing conclusions as I relate them to my real life.

Well, that’s the plan.  No one can predict success or failure in this random hit or miss type of undertaking with no living psychic involved in the endeavor.  It might be fun, though.  We might all learn something.  About pigs flying and that kind of thing.

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This is from the app aptly named Tarot Reading.  Look at me, taking a screen shot on my I-Pad!  It only took a couple of google attempts to find directions I could understand because I couldn’t remember how to do this.  (Why am I admitting such a thing??)  Anyway, on to the readings.

Past – The Fool – This is the beginning and you need to embark on a journey of greater understanding of yourself and life. You cannot remain impulsive and childlike in your beliefs and actions.  Plant a seed and a tree will grow.  (I hate it when somebody tells me I can’t be impulsive and childlike – it makes me want to stamp my feet and pout.) (And cross my arms and roll my eyes and mature stuff like that.)

Unconscious – The Chariot – You can achieve success in any enterprise of your choice by overcoming obstacles which stand in your way. This success comes from making decisions based upon your beliefs and confidence.  Your willpower and diligence will help you emerge from potential adversity as the victor.  Enjoy the moment.  (Even though you just said my beliefs and actions are impulsive and childlike, I guess now I have to forgive you.  Victorious or not, I promise to enjoy the moment.)

Future – The Empress – The richness of your feminine charm and devotion brings the possibility of love or marriage closer to you.  Feelings for love, marriage and family are deepening.  You feel perfect contentment and a desire for a bright future.  This card also means wealth and luck. (That seems to be laying it on a bit thick, but the charm thing certainly makes sense.)

Environment – The Emperor  – Open, clear, honest objectives will win support.  A feeling of energy, motivation and ambition abounds.  There is a sense of purpose and a desire to move forward.  Believe in yourself and your visions and others will follow with confidence and commitment.  This card indicates rules and structure and the ability to think rationally.  (Clearly, the Emperor has mixed me up with somebody else.)

Present – Magician, reversed – Indecision and uncertainty.   A cloud of insecurity has descended over your creative energy.  The card indicates that the power remains but something is holding it back, the energy is blocked.  A project may fall apart and you may lose heart. (No I won’t.  My creative energy is just taking a nap. I will wake it up very soon. I will not lose heart, nothing will fall apart and the magician will be flipped up the right way around very soon.  Just ask the Emperor.)

Solution – Strength – Courage and strength show that you can do what needs to be done.  This card indicates hope and achievement of ones aims.  Willpower, faith, perseverance and trust in ones own ability to do what needs to be done can eventually lead to success.  Take control of your life.  This card is also sometimes the symbol of great passion.  (Except for the great passion addendum, I think that’s pretty much what the Emperor and I just said.) 

Conclusion – Death – End of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one, although it does not always mean the end,  just perhaps a change of direction.  Transformation.  An old cycle must die in order to let a new one begin.  It may be a difficult transition.  However, it will bring new possibilities and vitality if you are prepared to let go of the old and allow for the new in love, work, marriage, or health.  (It’s always a little scary to draw the death card, but whenever it can be linked with work, well, yay for the death card. The countdown to retirement and personal transformation is indeed on.) 

Believe it or not, I drew the cards only once, and not a dozen times.  It seemed like a good omen to have so many of them right side up first try.

Cin’s Feb Challenge Day 26 and 27:  indulge yourself, fave day and do it again