Thursday, February 20, 2014


So, there is this crazy green rock stone stuff called Moldavite. I am drawn to this stuff. It reminds me of glass, but it's shaped naturally. Rumor is, the stone was formed by an impact of a meteorite that hit the Earth and is only found in a specific place in the Germany, Czech Republic vicinity.

I ended up purchasing a necklace with it and although I don't think it is particularly fashionable, I can't stop wearing it.

There is speculation that this stone is spiritually aligned and I must admit I have been having some pretty glorious dreams since I have been wearing it. 

Here is a little tidbit from Wikinut:
"The most common effect I have seen when a person holds Moldavite for the first time is a tingling sensation in the hand and up the arm, which often spreads throughout the body and causes a flushing of the face. This is called, 'The Moldavite flush.' Some feel heat emanating from the stone or energy jolts in different parts of the body. There are some people who have told me that it made them feel extremely relaxed when they first held one. This is less common, but it does happen. It varies from person to person, but most people, even the ones who aren't usually sensitive to stones, can feel Moldavite when they first hold it. Faceted jewelry can intensify these effects. 
If you choose to work with Moldavite, start off slowly. Pay attention to how you are feeling. Many people feel light headed and a bit spacey when they first start wearing this stone. Just remember that your body is adjusting to a higher vibration. Start off wearing it for 20 minutes a day and build up from there. It's also not a good idea to put it in your bedroom or near your bed at night when you first get it, as it can disrupt your sleep. As your body adjusts to the frequency of this stone, you will be able to wear it comfortably all the time.
Moldavite can help to enhance the effect of other stones, especially, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Black Tourmaline, Citrine, Charoite, Hematite, Lapis, Larimar, Rhodochrosite, Sugilite, Smokey Quartz and Tanzanite and has a tendency to supercharge any stone you pair it with. It can be particularly helpful to use Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, Hematite,Smokey Quartz or Tiger Iron with your Moldavite if you are feeling spacey in the beginning. These stones can help you to feel more grounded and balanced during your adjustment period. - Carol Kinsman"

Monday, February 17, 2014

let's talk about airplanes

After 9/11, everyone was terrified of flying.

Well. not everyone...

I was eager to fly. In fact, I speculated that it was the safest time to fly. Therefor, I was buying super discount round-trip airfare all over the country for months. I didn't have my passport. So, I couldn't leave the country. However, I took as many weekend getaways as possible.

This gave me a taste for flying. For airports. For turbulence. I love turbulence. For cabin movies. For those cardboard pretzels. For all of it.

Needless to say, I love to fly.

So, I was delighted when I had to fly to my hometown Chicago. In the three days I was there, I got a cumulative six hours of sleep. I saw and I conquered. I won't go into the twists and turns of my adventures. I'll just let you know I had a great time.

When I was leaving Chicago there was a little snafu because of snow. Was I concerned? Not really. In fact, even when I saw this departure board - I was at peace.

All the yellow on the the boards are delays or cancellations.

I just went to my gate area and watched the airport people slowly keep the snow away.

Everyone was grumpy and wary. But I have to say it was one of the most peaceful days I have had in a long time. Thank you airplane. You made my day!

Monday, February 10, 2014

sacred geometry

Yup. I have been into sacred Geometry since I was a child. I saw a Nova documentary at the age of maybe ten years old about the fractal universe and it was all down hill from there. Recently, I have noticed it is hip and cool, so I thought I would make a little hip and cool sacred geometry post.

P.S. Golden Mean

Saturday, February 8, 2014

need this record


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

window into my life

I thought I would share with you how my typical layabout life turns complicated so easily. Even though I don't have a nine to five job, I find myself busier than most people. So, let's look at what is happening right now.

1.) Andy's friend is having a difficult time with his wife and I am fairly certain that he will be getting a divorce any day now. We have opened up out spare room for his usage. Benefit? We have a temporary roomie that we can hang out with. Drawback: Our spare room also is my office and I can't spend my usual endless hours on my fancy Mac. I have to do most my work from my antiquated laptop. WHICH TAKES FOREVER!

2.) Next week is Valentine's Day. I am such the romantic that I am taking a weekend trip to Chicago...without Andy. What? Why? We are attached at the hip, I know! There is a very important birthday happening there that I can't miss. I would say I will be back with incredible pictures of all my hometown, but I won't. I am certain that I will get no sleep and be jumping from one social call to the other. Blech.

3.) I had a painting job that turned out to be a scam and now the FBI is involved. Don't ask.

4.) The moment I am back from my Chicago trip I will have another guest at my house visiting from the DC area. (No, it has nothing to do with the FBI.) She'll be here for a week and I have much dusting and deep cleaning to do if I will impress her with my hostess skills. Plus, I will be providing all the entertainment and tour guiding.

5.) I just finished another painting. No, it's not the FBI one. It's a gift for a family member. I am quite proud of it. But the exciting news is that I have another painting to start straight away. So, countless hours will be spend with me standing at the easel getting frustrated and having painters block.

Okay, maybe that list is shorter than I thought. But that is how the next few weeks will be moving along. I can't imagine being about to juggle it all with a normal job. I really can't.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

andy's shoes

We went to the thrift store the other day to see what goodies we could snag, Andy found these suede converse for $2 in his size. The only draw back is that they didn't have shoelaces. Which, I wasn't worried about since, the same shoe new would be like $47.

But, then Andy wanted to make them slip on sneakers. I did some research online and fond a lot of different ways to do this all involving elastic and sewing. This seemed like too muc effort until I found the perfect solution in a product called Synch Bands.

Yes, they are a little pricey and $8 a set. However, if you are like me and are updating laceless shoes or just can't be bothered with that tying your shoes thing. This is totally worth it.

Here is a little video to demonstrate how they work.