It's been an amazing few days in Kay's World. I've been busy with all sorts of things so keeping up with y'all has been a challenge.
* I went to our art community's First Friday celebration on Friday evening and had a really nice time wandering around the galleries and saying 'hi' to my buddies among the street musicians. It was warm and beautiful and there was a huge crowd so I saw a lot of old friends. Eventually, I made my way to the excellent coffee shop that sells excellent coffee for excellent coffee -- cheaper and better than Fourbucks!!!! They had an excellent duo playing and -- wonder of wonders! -- they gave everyone free CDs!!!! Even better, they had a Tarot card reader available. I know how to read the Tarot but I'm not very confident with it and lately, the cards have confused me when I read them for myself so I decided to treat myself to a reading and I'm glad I did. The reader was an absolute delight and we both had a good time. She was delighted that I knew what she was doing and we both chuckled when she did the spread and I pointed to one card and said, "That card has been showing up a lot and it scares me!" Some of her insights were pretty amazing. She also tossed in some reiki because she felt I needed it and that was great. If you haven't heard of reiki, it is described by adherents as "a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels". This was my second experience with it and both have been positive. I'm not certain how it works but after she finished I felt better so I can't argue it's validity. I do know that it isn't the gospel but have found some interesting insights from it. Tarot is something I got interested in when I was reading a lot of philosophy because it's been around so long and several philosophers have explored it in depth. And yeah, the art work on the various decks fascinates me. At any rate, I went and hung out at my friend Lynda's gallery and she nagged me to come and do a piece for her "story quilts" soon -- a really great project that's been travelling around the Midwest. I think I'm ready to do it -- finally!
* Easter Sunday I went to Mass and then headed to my brother's to gather with the clan armed with two pies and bunnies for my grandnieces. Mike likes to cook on holidays and does it very well so we were properly stuffed and everyone went home with leftovers. I swear we had the biggest ham in NE Ohio!!!!!! Brianna and Sarah. my grandnieces, are growing like weeds and I enjoyed them immensely. Sarah cracks me up -- she likes to entertain herself and smiles and giggles a lot as she plays. Brianna likes playmates and she enlisted me to help build "mountains" in the sandbox. My nephew Matt turned up with his girlfriend and her daughter but didn't stay long because they had other obligations. I really liked his young lady and told him not to mess it up!!! He seems to have settled down some and I hope he stays on track. Shannon and her boyfriend arrived after making their family rounds and I was glad to see her. It was a good day and I was really tired by the time I got home.
* Yesterday I got busy around here and got some things done. The phone rang and I was surprised when it was the local Census office. They want me to come to work for them part-time for two months. I asked a LOT of questions and finally said I was interested but only if it wasn't going to mess up a lot of things. So far two out of three phone calls have been positive and I'm presently waiting for a callback from #3 so y'all pray and/or think lovely thoughts. This will facilitate my getting the funds I need for my dental work and my projected move. Good stuff!!!!
Today I'm in what I call "full tilt boogie" mode and I have a lot to do. I have to get a lot of things done so I can go back to work and be ready if/when moving happens.
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!!