I promise there’s a good reason for everything I’m (not) doing. I had to pick up my son from school. He told his PE teacher he wasn’t feeling well. Of course that means the PE teacher makes my son run, anyway. I had to cancel my doctor appointment, as a result; I didn’t want to leave my sick kid at home and I also didn’t want to take my sick kid with me to the doctor’s office where the sick people are. So out the window goes my visit with the doctor. I so looked forward to telling him that I every morning I wake up, look in the mirror, and scream.
Note to ex boyfriend: Please don’t talk to my children — just stay away from my entire family. My son let me know that he bumped into you today and you had an awkward conversation. You said something to him that made him wonder how you’d know that at all. BEGONE If you’re on my page pretending to be someone else and that’s how you know — and if I find out about it, I’m going to humiliate you. So, please just go away — period.
I just want to thank you for all your birthday wishes! I got them on all the networks and I was surprised to see them here, too! You have no idea how much it means to me; to be thought of isn’t something I take lightly. I think of all of you all the time, I truly do — and you know that about me — because you mean the world to me. If you think of me then that must mean that you care about me in some way. I am very humbled to be cared for at all.
We only get one birthday a year and each one is special, I think. I’m at an age where I feel freaking lucky to be alive! When I was a child, each birthday marked the beginning of a new year — maybe something amazing would happen to me! Now, each birthday marks the end of another year lived (always a miracle to me) and is less about beginning a new year and more about being grateful for every day that I hope to witness the dawn. I pray at night for the safe passage of my soul, of course, and I always ask that if I were never to wake up again, that angels look after my children. This may sound like morbid birthday musings, but please take into consideration my Scorpio nature is more aware of the reality of death than most people ever are. I sometimes laugh thinking of what my thoughts would feel like to a Sagittarius! Not a very good fit — I know.
Just know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me! And for every birthday wish you wished me, just know I’m wishing you many, many wishes come true for you.
Are you enjoying the last day of March? It comes on the heels of a strong Aries New Moon. The ides of March have come (to an end). Let’s not fret the astrology of April too much; nothing to worry about and the only real fear we should have is the fear of fear itself.
I believe the things that do happen — the big, big things — will be more on a global scale. We’re watching tremors and temblor in California. We can’t find the missing Malaysian jet and its precious cargo. We’re mourning the loss of life and love in Washington. Of course, we’re not completely immune to the happenings in the Heavens. So there is an ending — closure — and there’s a brilliant beginning — new life.
Some of you — a small percentage — may already have been through these major changes. Many of you felt the tugs of change early on, last year, and acted accordingly. Hopefully you allowed the changes to take place without a struggle, without fighting it. Of course there are those who felt the inkling and delayed, deliberated, or postponed what may prove inevitable after all.
Remember that life has its ups and downs, better and worse, and like the tarot trump “The Wheel of Fortune” suggests, sometimes we’re at the bottom and sometimes we’re at the top, but everything works out in the end.
April isn’t the darkest hour before the dawn; don’t forget that April showers bring pretty May flowers.
God bless you all,
Once in a while someone special comes along that is so special they’re in a category of special all their own. They are so bright — so sparkly — that in a trove of treasures high as the sky the are instantly recognizable as the most priceless jewel among them all. Colleen is that jewel and she is, to me, the most precious. We meet people every day, from all walks of life, when we go about our days, tasks, and interactions everywhere we go. With the advent of tons of social media networks popping up every day, we have more opportunities than ever to meet people we might never otherwise.
The most fun I’ve had with social media is reconnecting with people from my childhood, classmates, neighbors, and even bullies from the block who quite forgot the chips they used to wear on their shoulders (and are happy most of us forgot, too). There was this pretty girl I went to school with for several years. She was cheery, polite, and she had the kindest, softest, smiling eyes. She was tall, had a gorgeous figure, a very bright mind, and a smile just as bright — she lit up any room she walked into! Even outdoors her smile eclipsed the bright California sunshine. I admired her, wanted to get to know her better, but I was a little shy. So I settled for smiling at her as much as I could, waving at her, and wondering what she was going to be like when we were all grown up. I knew she was going to be someone beautiful, accomplished, and successful! I just knew it, I truly did.
I was right! Thanks to Facebook, I was able to reconnect with Colleen many years after high school. When I visited her page and pictures, I was in awe at how much that pretty, smart little girl from school had accomplished. I was thrilled that she married her high school sweetheart, was mother to two beautiful, bright young women, was outrageously and deservedly successful. Her photos bore testament to the saying that ‘smart girls finish best!’ It’s always so lovely to see that good people with kind hearts find happiness and success in a world that’s not always kind or happy. Colleen remains unaffected by the world to this day, as kind as she ever was, and she continues to bring beauty and inspiration to everyone whose lives she touches.
Thank you for being my special friend, Colleen. I’m so glad that I’m able to wish you a very happy birthday today, a wonderful personal new year, and all beautiful things to a girl whose spirit is a beautiful as she is. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LITTLE GIRL! May everything you wish for this personal new year come easily to you!
Que Dios te bendiga siempre,