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Now I Understand

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Last year for quite a few months I followed the full moon and made notations of how it seemed to influence people. Folklore abounds with many stories and tales of the mysterious powers of a full moon...or just the moon in general.

As so often happens things got busy and I stopped my full moon reflections. I have so many varied interests that it's often impossible to do all of them justice! But as also often happens....life brough it right back into my vision!  I noticed the full moon or the near full moon and then I kept meaning to check to SEE the exact date of the August Full Moon....tonight I checked..... August 24th...

Now I understand the almost manic start of the school year...the ebb and flow that just seemed to spin in circles. The energy I felt that was electrical but not necessarily in a good energy way....Now I understand the high emotions, the crazy mishaps and the tension!

The August Full Moon is called the Sturgeon Moon based on the fact that sturgeon were readily …

Autumn

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Autumn is my favorite season. I'm not sure when I decided that. I'm sure when I was younger it was summer because of the wondeful freedom the break from school offered. But somewhere along the line...it changed to autumn. The crisp cool mornings, football, colors that I love everywhere, my birthday, Halloween, and the fresh start of a "new year" (in school terms) just seem to appeal to me. Add to that...that my energy level seems higher in the fall and it all adds up to a great season!

This fall we are doing Schenck Girls at the Lake-Autumn on the weekend of October 2nd! Yippee! It will be dull by some people's standards BUT we make our own fun!  Add to that our annual Halloween party....the Witches' Ball this year...pumpkin patch trip with Evan....and possibly a trip to Kimmswick for Applebutter Festival ....and we are sure to have an event filled autumn.

While all that fun is happening I will be hard at work here at home, decluttering continues, as well as…

August Shout Outs

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I think life is about connecting with people...online, at work, in life, and across cultures....here are my August Shout Outs...

A shout out to all my school work friends...Missy, Cresia, Barb, Christy, Aaron, ....who are headed back into the trenches with me!! A shout out to Natasha at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365....she's dreaming of a white Christmas!! A shout out to my daughter Kelsey who just had knee surgery...and is recovering nicely!A shout out to Kim Loves Snow over at Magical Holiday Home forums...she's such a great help on the boards! A shout out to Christy for helping me drive to Houston....couldn't have done it without you.A shout out to James over at RudolphDay.com....great new siteA shout out to my favorite little red headed boy...who won't be reading this blog since he's only three...but I love him!! So Ginger's Journey readers...there's so much to blog about....I need to do some Head Shots and more Cozumel!

Summer Reading

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I didn't end up reading as much this summer as I would have liked. I guess when you take as many trips as I did you just don't have the time to sit down and read...lol. I took three books on the trip to Mexico and ended up reading all three of them on the flights. Not much else to do but stress about the bumping flight and crazy landings! But to tell you the truth, I can't even rememer the titles...oh yeah...One was Concrete Blonde (and there was another murder mystery one) and then I can't remember the title of the thrid one but it was about ghost lights...sort of. It was a novel but not particularly well written.
I also started reading Enrique's Journey but it was depressing so I didn't finish it. If I'm going to read I want an escape not something depressing! I'm sure I read a few more books also but for the life of me...I can't remember what!!
I read the Christmas Cookie Club as part of Christmas in July over at Magical Holiday Home. It was inter…

Do You Believe There Are Angels Among Us?

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"I believe there are angels among us. Sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours. To show us how to live, To teach us how to give, To guide us with the light of love."

Although life has given me some hard times, though it is always a challenge, though some days I wonder just what else might happen....I believe there are angels among us....some in the shape of true spiritual guides and some in the shape of people who come into our lives and change us in unexpected ways.

Working, Blogging, and Living Life

Summer is such a blessing to me because in "my life" summer means ....days off from work! Today as I journey back to work, I am reminded that life doesn't STOP in August. I can sit here feeling disappointed and upset that summer is GONE.....or I can start planning the NEXT adventure. This isn't my first day back...I've already been in four days...but this is IT....this is the week...when days off are a distant memory.

I already have a few plans in place: the zoo (coming up August 29th if it's not too hot) Bennett Springs with Barb and Cresia Labor Day weekend, Schenck Girls at the Lake-Autumn (Sept. or Oct.) A day trip to Kimswick with friends, and my annual Boo Bash (this year it's a Witches' Ball). Wow....the fun just goes on and on....I have to plan fun in my life or it becomes dull and boring...and no one else is planning it...so I might as well just take charge and do it!

Well....blogging time is up...time to shower and head into work to see wha…

Houston....Last trip of Summer 2010

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We took a short trip to Houston to see our amigo Jorge. We drove 14 hours through the night and arrived in Houston right on schedule 1:00 in the afternoon.....hmmmm...that is before we missed our exit and ended up in downtown Houston right next to Minute Maid stadium. We had to miss the exit because we were in the right lane and the exit was to the left...across SIX lanes of traffic. But that's okay....with a little help from the GPS (we decided it was time to plug that baby in!) we reached our destination!  We have SOOOO many stories to tell and all of them make us laugh. We have some great memories to keep us company until we see our friend again!




On our last day we drove into Galveston Texas which is hmmm 50-60 minutes away from Houston. We enjoyed the beautiful day and the ocean!  We have tons of pictures. We laughed even though we were sad to be going home so soon! But we know we will all get together again. The road may be long and the trip tiring but in the end it is all wor…