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Just June

June is coming to an end today. I can't really believe it. I may have mentioned before that June and October are my two favorite months...I may have to revise that!!! June this year was terribly rainy around here...and generally what I love about it is being able to get outside before the sorching heat of July. And that just didn't happen!! I missed it!!! In fact there was so much rain that my flower beds are still bare in some places. You just can't plant in the mud!

July is here and it's crammed with plans and good intentions. Not even going to ramble on about what all I plan to accomplish since that will only create a feeling of failure if the end of July arrives with little marked off the list. I am going to be enjoying the month long Christmas in July celebration over at Magical holiday Home however! We have movies, crafts, and discussions all month long!!! So lots to accomplish and lots of fun too!!!

Well, I just wanted to check in here at Ginger's Journey…

Wednesday Wisdom

Here are a few tidbits to contemplate on this Wednesday morning:

When does friendship begin. Does it start at the very first meeting or is it something that must weather the trials of time before it is REAL? Have you every wondered about the levels or kinds of friendship and how we use that term so readily. We have "friends" that we take classes with but hardly ever see otherwise. We have friends that we work with but once the work connection is broken it is difficult to maintain the friendship. And we have friends that are like comfortable blankets. They've been around soooo long they are sort of worn and faded...but they are the first thing you reach for when you are cold or needing comfort. What is truth? I see this all the time...people so stuck in their viewpoint that it is their TRUTH...regardless of any other considerations. OH there are truths that are black and white..."Did you take the last cookie?" That's pretty black and white...yes or no...But…

Monday Moments

Mondays are always a bit of a chore now, now aren't they...the beginning of a new work week...ummm...but wait...I'm on vacation. Have you ever noticed how the quality of time is just a tad bit different when it's either a day off or a vacation. The hours are just sweeter somehow.

We are off at Bennett Springs...trout fishing or at the water park or at Silver Dollar City...depending on the weather we just weren't too sure what we would be up to on Monday but most likely trout fishing, relaxing in the camper...yes it is air conditioned! and unwinding from the hectic work week last week! I wrote this and set it to post today...so you wouldn't miss me too much...LOL...so if Blogger is working as it is suppose to this should be appearing on my blog Monday June 23rd!!

We plan to do a bit of shopping too while we are here...there's a neat Lee outlet in Lebanon and a couple other little out of the way places. Not a very elaborate trip but the economy is just too iffy rig…

The Saga of the Little Woman Continues

Okay the last time I wrote about the little woman I described what I remembered from my childhood and mentioned that that was not the only encounter or story about this seemingly benign spirit (for lack of a better word).

Years later when my mom was sharing unusual stories of an ummmm...we shall say supernatural nature...I mentioned the Little Woman story...and it was then that I discovered that my odd experience was not the first nor the last visit. Describing for me in vivid detail she talked about her first knowledge of the little old woman...when my sister Connie was a baby....still in a basinett beside the bed.

It seems that mom had come slowly awake and realized that someone was standing beside the basinett. Her heart was gripped with fear even though to her the lady looked quite angelic. She worried that her presence at the baby's bedside meant that she was going to die. It was only after weeks and weeks of unease that she was able to put those thoughts aside. After contempl…

It's Margarita Thursday!

Every Thursday during the summer "off from school" months I meet with some of my friends for Margarita Thursday.....at a local Mexican place that has Happy Hour prices until 8:00. The group that gathers varies from week to week and I was just woke up from a lovely nap to answer a ringing phone with some one inquiring if we are doing Margarita Thursday....hello...is it Thursday? If so we are!!! Just kidding last week we skipped for a variety of reasons but we try to maintain the schedule as much as possible.

Margarita Thursday is more about friendship than drinking...just to make that clear...LOL. I actually started the tradition last summer as a way to have some fun during the summer months, stay in touch with friends, and just because I am a wild and crazy person. It's a nice couple of hours just relaxing and talking and trying to capture the wonderful essence of summer and carefree times. Tonight looks to be a BIG gathering...so lots to talk about...I enjoy them l…

Monday Musings

Well...I'm off here in about 30 minutes to see my last two private clients...June 28th is my "official" last day with my private practice but the next two days I will be with Kelsey at the UMC...for Summer Welcome...and then next week we are on vacation...so after a couple phone calls tonight...my calendar is clear. It feels GOOD!!

School in the fall will be my only job...and that will be the first time in 11 years. Wow. I am sure I will keep plenty busy. It always amazes me when people comment that they don't want to retire because they'll have nothing to do....I have soooo many things I want to do.

Went shopping today and picked up a couple things...clothes mostly but I did find the cutest little gnomes at Target for my fairy garden.....and some cute bottles in the dollar spot for making into bottles for the Witches Kitchen for Halloween and the Boo Bash 08.

Well best say goodbye for now but I'll pop back in later tonight to CELEBRATE...finishing with the cli…

The "I Should Be" Journey

Oh you know the journey I mean...the ones that start with...."I should be..." In fact I was going to start this very post with....I should be in bed but....

I wonder how many times that phrase is used in a week....??? The truth is "I should be" never gets us anywhere. It's a deadend journey....one where you either run out of gas or out of road...either way BOOM...it's over!

"I should be"... is the appetizer of guilt...it sets the stage for not being happy with where you are and what you are choosing to do...even though sometimes it really is something to pay attention to! We can and do waste time...but it's really not a matter of should or should not...but a choice we are making.

I use it a lot...but mostly tongue in cheek...I know what I should be doing and perhaps I am just a bit defiant....but either way...I'll do what I want..when I want...LOL and yeah sometimes when I stay up too late...I regret it a bit in the groggy morning hours...bu…

Thinking about Journeys

Well....as you have probably noticed by now...I talk a lot about journeys and tie a lot of things into the whole idea of a journey even where most people would not think of it that way at all. I like the concept and I think it fits a bunch of things in life...well actually just about everything! So when I started this little blog about MY thoughts I decided on the name: Ginger's Journey...at first I planned to start from grandmotherhood and work backwards in life talking about different aspects of my journey along life's road but that just seemed a little too....well too ordinary...and if there's one thing I'm NOT....it's ordinary!

Then I just happened across the little saying that you see under the title:

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.

And while I do not consider myself a hero...I like the whole concept...the idea that just traveling through life and confronting the difficult things one might encounter on th…

Creative Kids Corner

Okay I have deleted my blog called Creative Kids Corner BUT be watching for the articles and items from it to show up as posts and pages on the Magical Holiday Home homepage....consolidating has it's advantages...all the material...in one spot!! Very Handy!

Here at Ginger's Journey things continues as always! Summer break is finally here so I am excited about having a bit more free time...in the meantime...the journey never ends...just a few pit stops!!! LOL

Blog Announcement

Just so my loyal blog readers will know....I am deleting some of my blogs....now do NOT panic....Ginger's Journey is remaining....it and Month by Month are my two faves....and I am keeping the special day ones....at least for now.

So far I have axed...My Home Journal and Fairies, Elves, & Leprechauns...Oh My. And following shortly will be The Creative Spirit and Creative Kids Corner. The Creative Spirit is sort of hard for me to delete because it was one of my first blogs!!! But I have the Magical Creative Spirit as part of the Magical Network. I am actually copying and saving posts from some of the blogs and will be integrating them into some of the remaining blogs....then all the good stuff will be together!! HOORAY....remember my word for 2008 is SIMPLIFY....gotta a little blog crazy and now it's time to pull in the reins!!! PLUS honestly...who has time to hop around reading all of them...this will be much easier for the readers AND the author (ummm,...that's me…

Graduation Party Weekend

Okay tomorrow we are hosting two graduation parties for Kelsey and ummmm...I am NOT ready. So today will be a whirlwind of activity as we prepare the house, yard, and food for the family party tomorrow which will be here at the house. Then AFTER that party we will check in at the local Comfort Inn for their conference room. This room is a great place for hosting events. It is a large room with a kitchenette area...with counters and a table (if needed) for food service. It has a pull down bed for spending the night (but it can stay up giving more room for the event itself.) and a few comfy chairs but other wise it is a large room with TV and DVD so we decided to host Kelsey's friends party there. They can use the inside pool until 10:00 and then watch movies and play board games etc in the room...all night for some and part of the night for others depending on who chooses to stay etc. The good thing about the room is NO CLEANING...LOL...just throw up a few decorations, put out th…

Wondering Journey

Have you ever wondered about .....well about free will and God's will? You know I generally believe that things are God's will...if they are meant to be...they will be...oh sometimes we may not like God's decisions because they are not what our narrow viewpoint tells us WE want but with His broader vision...He knows a better direction or a door that needs to be closed....or heck even slammed shut. That's how I feel about 98% of the time and then there's this....

I know there are things is the world that God does not want...or at least it would seem so...like serial killers, war, child abuse, suffering etc. So what about those? If we say we will Trust in the Lord...and whatever happens in our life is His will or decision or whatever...then what about the horrific stuff...I just don't think He chooses that...and yet for other stuff we are to listen for His voice and accept whatever happens...ummmm...I want to do that but I know there is evil in the world, I know…

Hello Again

Sorry I have been MIA....don't know where time goes. I have been busy here there and everywhere. All of the sudden there are dozens of things...all needing my attention at the same time.

I've been trying to work on my flower beds but the rain just doesn't seem to want to cooperate. Still working at school until the 11th so hopefully more time will open up after that. I've been planning to write a couple new articles and such but...well...it just hasn't happened!!

I am going out to stick a flower or two in the fairy gardens before the rain rears it's ugly head again....but I just wanted to let everyone know....I'm still here...just busy on my journey....more later!