Tuesday, August 25, 2009


You know SHOUT OUTS...little blurbs directing people to some wonderful thing, or just saying hi, or I don't know...it's my blog so I can make shout outs whatever I want here at Ginger's Journey....

  • A Shout Out to Meghan and Willie...welcome to SENIOR YEAR...just relax and enjoy!
  • A Shout Out to Kelsey...in Columbia....welcome to your new apartment, new classes, and new job! She'll update when she gets her computer back!!!
  • A Shout Out to Jinkerson for not asking me to do any schedule changes.
  • A Shout Out to my fellow ghost hunters....the hunt is on....soon my friends...very soon.
  • A Shout Out to all you MTers.....we ROCK!!!
  • A Shout Out to fellow blogger...Jessica at Baubles and Broomsticks
  • A Shout Out to Evan...just cause!
  • A Shout Out to Christy...you know you read this !!!
  • A Shout Out to all the students at BHMS.....Character Camp!!!
  • A Shout Out to fellow Fairy lover...Hearth Cricket at Fairy Musings
  • A Shout Out to Larissa...if Kelsey ever lets her read Ginger's Journey
  • A Shout Out to Missy...my lunch room buddy!!
  • A Shout Out to Cresia, Barb, & Stacie...my 5 am workout group!

Hope you are having a FAB week...so far...Take Care and Be Kind...and Shout Back if you like...either in comments, message board or on your own blog!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lets Talk About Beginnings

So today's the first day of a new school year, a beginning. In our lifetimes there are many beginnings and sometimes people become a bit bittersweet about them. For most beginnings have endings...like the ending of summer, the ending of a year, the ending of high school. Yes it can be bittersweet, sometimes there are regrets or the feeling that time is peeding by and one just hasn't had the time to do the things they really wanted to and now it has slipped away.

Yes one could take that position, rather a dreary one I'd say...for quite a bit this summer...I bemoaned the fact that summer was speeding by and I just wasn't doing the things I wanted to....for many reasons. Finally I just gave up...I let life unfold, I stopped agonizing over the passage of time. I'll not regret that choice, it opened up my days so that although not perfect, at least they were light and full of possibilities. Think of it this way...as you spend those minutes, hours, days, sighing over what you didn't do, wallowing in the pity of days that are passing quickly, you FAIL to fully live the day that is BEFORE you.

As others have said better than I, happiness isn't about getting things perfect or having everything we want (material or otherwise). It's about being happy with what you do have. It's rather HARD, I'll give you that. And my moods can be a bit grumpy and self pitying too...but in the end I come around to my own way of thinking...LOL...life can not be lived in regret, despair, sadness, dissatisfaction.....it can only be truly lived when one shrugs off those qualities and embraces the essence of life....putting one foot in front of the other, finding something to smile about, moving gracefully along the path.

So it's time to get ready....for the first day back adventure, so I can bemoan the fact...or I can look forward to seeing friends, bonding again with people I've spent over half my life with. The good times and the bad, unfolded with these colleagues, these people some of whom I have a real connection with, and some of which merely a job binds us....but either way...they are the history of my life...and as such we have a tie...a common thread...it is good. Life is Good Today!!! And in saying it and believing it...make it so.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Alone on the Stairs

Without you
I wait
Just another girl
Alone on the stairs
Echo in my mind
Sweet nectar
A heart
For now, just me
On the Stairs

COPYRIGHT 2009 G. Schenck. Do not reprint without written permission.

So Sweet....

New Blog Adventures

Yes...I know...I have quite enough blogs...way too many in fact...but well to me a blog is like a journal....honestly you can NEVER have too many places to record your thoughts and adventures. And even though some are not updated frequently...they all have a place or a reason for existing...so I just can not bear to delete them....so I hop around and write on them as time allows.

My first new endeavor...Once Upon a Time...Enchanted Fairy Tales...is a blog that explores the Fairy Tale Tarot deck by Lisa Hunt. This newly created deck has a lot to offer. Do not be "put off" by the tarot aspect...because the card images and the fairy tales themselves offer lots of insight into lives without any ties to tarot at all. I know some are VERY leery of tarot...but I encourage you to check out the blog because even though it examines the cards...it also examines fairy tales, life, and human experiences....

My second endeavor was to set up a blog to help me develop, create and discuss the deck I started working on last fall....It is my personal oracle deck...based on my life experiences, family history, and the haunted farm, which I have written about a bit here at Ginger's Journey...I called the deck...The Journey deck...but honestly I'm not sure I really want to keep that name...but for now it's all I have so the blog is called The Journey...if a better name presents itself to me...I'll make the changes then...in the meantime...The Journey blog will outline and chronicle the creation.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Even The Fairies Cry

Even the fairies cry
From missing you
Dewdrop tears
Flower petal kleenex
Bowed in sadness.

Drooping wings
Lost flutter
Sun no more
Only the rain
On Fairy pain.

Copyright 2009 G. Schenck, Do not reprint without permission

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Soul Musings

Most of you readers know...I'm sort of attached to some concepts...life's journey, the soul, intuitive self, along with I'm sure a few other things...story collector that I am. This morning on the way to work I was pondering a few things....life's lessons so to speak...and I thought "huh...if I put all these little gems together...I could write a book." Not sure anyone would read it or publish it (lol)....or buy it...BUT I could certainly write it. Yes, of that I am sure. And so this evening I give you the title....Soul Musings.....and you readers will be part of the journey.

I will write the "chapters" here at Ginger's Journey...for better or worse...they will unfold along the way...hidden among family stories, poetry, reflections, the haunted farm saga, ghost hunts, the gnomes adventures and other topics of interest....perhaps of interest only to me..but hey...its my blog...if you want to write about what interests you then...START YOUR OWN BLOG...lol.

In fact there are some posts here...that already could be included in the book...Landing on the Hudson...is one that comes to mind...so perhaps I shall search those out and label them anew so that when you search Soul Musings...they will all fall into place. I have a couple topics already bubbling in my brain....but when and how they fall onto the page is anybody's guess....thats the way I write with no real rhyme or reason just the soul's urging for a voice.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Things That Make Me Smile

1. Pictures of family and friends
2. An email from family or friends
3. A good book
4. A favorite song
5. Happy memories
6. A good story to "collect"
7. Kind words
8. A smile
9. Being "remembered"
10. Doing a kindness for someone else
11. Being generous
12. Making someone else smile
13. Laughing
14. A phone call from family or friends
15. Knowing that someone cares
16. The ocean
17. The sunset
18. The sunrise
19. Autumn
20. Christmas Joy
21. Caring for someone
22. A good mystery
23. Not being ignored
24. A joke
25. Making other people happy

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