Mercury retrograde is over, and the weekend ended with a beautiful BANG! I had a fun night in Chicago at Tapster for my friend’s birthday. (That girl helps put the “Chicago” in this Chicago suburbanite!) This morning I went for a nice 2-hour walk with my mom and spotted one of my favorite birds.  This afternoon I took some steps to finally move my poor dog Bowser toward a raw food diet.

AND this weekend I FINISHED a rough draft of my home movie on the Camino on iMovie. What’s beautiful about this last one is that my mom and I attempted this project a year ago. We put HOURS of work into the project, only to have the software fail us at the last step. Inspiration hit me just this past week, and I decided to give the process another go with iMovie this time, a program I’ve recently begun to master because of work! So, FINALLY a year later I have something even better than we had envisioned before.  AND it turns out that we were able to easily transfer the photos and the soundtrack we’d created, so the work we’d done last year was not in vain!

On to the symbolism!

As I mentioned in my last post, 8/18/18 @ 8:18, I’ve been getting the message to clear some things out, wrap some things up, and focus on what I want to manifest. Great stuff!  These new number combos continue this theme.  5’s and 2’s are about trusting that the changes we are experiencing are for the highest good.  Multiple 1’s is a reminder of new beginnings, with the 0 amplifying them.  (Make a wish!)  Spirit is with us and ready to create!  The egret has been called an “opportunistic bird”, another reminder to keep the eyes on the prize and go for it!

How were your last few weeks?  I’m still doing some reflecting, but keep an eye out for this article coming soon: “Learnings from This Past Mercury Retrograde” (Had quite a few this go around!) Much love and many blessings. (Can you see the ducks, too?)


8/18/18 @ 8:18


Earlier this week I saw a post on Facebook that mentioned that at 8:18 on Saturday (today) it would be 8:18 on 8/18/18.  I absolutely love number sequences and angel numbers, so I got a big kick out of that.

But what’s even more fun is that just this morning — after taking the dogs out for a walk and giving Bowser a bath — I happened to catch the phone just at 8:18AM.  “Neat!” I thought, setting down the phone and not yet realizing what day it was. But then it clicked! I picked up the phone again, saw it was now 8:19, and I remembered what day it was.

You’ve got my attention, universe!

So, of course, I then had to look up 818.  Here’s what Joanne Sacred Scribes says about 8’s and 1’s:

The message of the repeating 8 and 1 combination is telling you that you are nearing the end of a significant and important phase of your life.  If there is some part of your life that is not flowing as you’d like, know that it will soon be healed or replaced with better, more suited things.

Surrender and release those parts of your life that are not working for you, as your thoughts and intentions of a better life are coming your way.

The numbers 8 and 1 combined tells you to think only thoughts of abundance and prosperity.  Your thoughts are manifesting very quickly at the moment and you want them to be positive rather than negative.

This coincides wonderfully with what’s happening astrologically today — the end of mercury retrograde.  This can be a very challenging time but can also be seen as a great time for clearing out, as old lessons are brought to the surface.  Click here for an interesting article on the subject.  And I may end up doing my own article on my latest Mercury retrograde experience.

Finally, let’s finish up with some timely affirmations by Abraham Hicks, “Everything Is Always Working Out for Me.”

Have a beautiful day.  Much love and many blessings. ❤

I‘m really not sure what to

Do here.  Seth said to just write as you talk

Or something, but I do

Not feel I have something worth

Talking about here, so I do not

Know what to do.  I suppose I can just keep writing,

Not stop.  And see what becomes

Of it.

Writing can be such a challenge sometimes.

Words can be a challenge.

Here I am. 11pm

At night.  I had some ideas earlier, but I don’t have much left in me

Tonight. I’m

Tired.  I keep doing this.  Perhaps I can get

One or two posts done tomorrow so that the

Work will be done ahead of time. No need to

Really worry about

It any more.




Today I Let Myself

Today I let myself

fall asleep in front of the TV

watch I Feel Pretty again

cuddle with the cat

and the dog

and another cat!

eat ice cream for dinner again

just watch the beginning of my Zumba class routine

enjoy my day at work

enjoy my life

end this blog post

Livin’ Like a Single Gal


It’s good to mix things up a little once in a while!  Hubby’s at a conference.  I’ve got the place to myself.  Tonight I ate ice cream for dinner (a burger patty for dessert) and laughed and cried to I Feel Pretty while snuggling with one of my fur babies.  Perfect “Girl Night In”. ❤

Life’s Little Schoolroom


I had a lot going on today, and the lessons didn’t disappoint!

I experienced some tension/discomfort today, and I checked in with myself to see if I was the root of it.  Upon some reflection I concluded:

a) I had indeed stuck to my intentions, as planned. (It was good for me to remind myself of what my intentions were and to reaffirm them),

b) It was likely the discomfort was coming more from whatever was occurring within the other person, but it was still very useful to observe my reaction to it.

c) Further reflection could be useful, as long as I again reaffirmed my intention for the situation, compared to how things had actually played out.

I had a huge breakthrough today again on releasing control.  Earlier today (which started last week), I began to recognize how things are bigger than me and to let that happen.  I can be the faucet that the water pours through.

And as I’m typing this blog, I am aware of another lesson of letting go: releasing the need to “fix” things.  Up until now it drove me crazy when I’d thought I’d “fixed” something, and it became “broken” again or else a new “problem” emerged in its place.  Hmm. . . I will need to reflect more on this.

One of the many lessons in life’s little schoolroom!  What are you learning today?

Much love and many blessings. ❤

Date Night Tanka


Cookie dough ice cream

Comedian Dimitri

Loved the beginning

But sleeping by the ending

Quick end to our date!


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