flash has been away all week pretty much and it is getting old. i miss him. i miss talking to him in the evenings and listening to him play with the kids early in the morning while i lay in bed dozing. and i want to be sharing all this stuff with him – like bean’s successful first day of preschool. and my cheesy cheeseless casserole.
i was nosing around on the pioneer woman which is a new hobby of mine, especially when i have a basket of laundry to fold, and i read this post about her giving up her morning coffee and her 8 month old suddenly sleeping better. from my sleepless years with the bean where i never touched a drop of caffeine i kind of doubt this is the answer to chickpea’s wakings but at the same time i have been feeling a little funny about my suddenly drinking coffee again after years without it. so, i just decided that this morning i am not having any. maybe i will conduct a little experiment.
instead of coffee i am drinking a green smoothie. my other new hobby. if you want to join me do this:
put two large kale leaves
and about 1.5 c water in your blender and blend until smooth.
then add a pear, an apple, strawberries, and blueberries and blend again.
that is today’s green smoothie – except it really is kind of a bluey/brown smoothie due to the kale and blueberry combo. this is my first day using kale, before i have been using spinach or chard. and i have to say that of the three kale is my least favorite. for your very first green smoothie i’d go for the baby spinach. or the chard, i really like the chard.
victory has been up and down about her life a lot lately. or, by lately i think i mean since i first started being friends with her which was about a year ago. but it seems to be getting more intense. she has been talking about wanting to be a stay at home mom, right now she works and sww (her husband) is home with the kids. of course, being a stay at home mom myself it is hard for me not to support that desire. i do it, i like it, she wants to do it, i think she should. seems pretty straight forward. so whenever she gets down i tell her not to worry, it can work out, it will work out, keep working but keep looking for another way.
suddenly yesterday i had this realization that i was sort of advice giving based on my desire. being a stay at home mom is kind of lonely and if she was one too then i’d have another friend who was just like me and isn’t it always nice to feel like people are just like us?
but, giving me focused advice is probably not all that helpful to her. and helping her is kind of the point. big sigh. what can i do? i decided, with her permission, to do some woowoo instead. i got in touch with one of my guides and let her answer victory’s questions. i told victory clearly that this was not me talking even though i was the one talking. and then we got to work. i don’t usually do such instantaneous work. i tend to be more of the tell me your problem, i’ll go journey on it and get back to you style of help. but, this just flowed and from my perspective it worked.
still it is a little strange to suddenly tell your friend you are not answering her questions your spirit guide is. and you are kind of hoping your friend isn’t saying “ok!” but thinking “ok you whack job psycho woowoo lady who i now think is insane.” or even “ok, thanks for pushing your weird spiritual stuff on me even though i am totally not into it.” i don’t like it when people force their stuff on you. here is an example.
my friend had an old friend visiting her, and that friend was picked up by a friend of his that she had never met. ok, lets number these people for ease. my friend = 1. her old friend = 2. his friend that 1 does not know = 3. so 3 comes to 1’s house to pick up 2 and 3 launches into this whole psychic aura reading of 1. did 1 ask for this? no. 3 just walks in and says, wow i can see a lot of your life can i tell you about it and launches into her woowoo without 1 even having time to answer. that gets to me. do your stuff, help people if they want it, but don’t spew all over an innocent bystander.
but i should let that go because it is not my work.
my point is i didn’t want to be spewing on victory but i have been saying the same stuff for almost a year and it just isn’t helping so something had to give. i tried to give. giving can be good.
today i am planning on getting things done. so i better go get started.
woowoo is out.
here’s an old pic of the bean giving lacey her toy – since we are on the topic of giving.