Oct 21 2014
For the first time in I cannot remember how long, Mercury Retrograde has not had an adverse effect on me. I have taken the time to be silent, reflect and work on some projects I had begun. And while I cannot say it has been completely uneventful, I can say with confidence the emotional roller coaster I usually find myself on just hasn’t been present during this cycle. I credit the amazing incense, tea, lavender baths, candles and wine I stocked up on before this cycle began, LOL!
Projects abound …
Here at home, we have finally gotten around to painting the master bedroom and bath. I’ve had the paint sample for quite a while, but never found the *need* to begin the process. A couple weeks ago, Jimmy was home for 3 days which gave me the perfect opportunity to have his help. So off to Lowe’s we go, get the paint and begin. So far we have only about a third of the entire room painted, there are a bunch of corners and small spaces that take a good deal of time to cover. And since we don’t want to completely demolish the bedroom in order to paint, we are taking it slow, moving a piece here, painting, letting the paint dry and then moving the piece of furniture back into place. I gotta say, moving that huge king sized bed was a challenge … I am looking forward to the end result.
I also think one of the things that has been a positive influence is the ability to work on some craft projects. I can keep my hands and mind busy and not obsess over the things I cannot change. Currently, there are 2 new altered BoS in progress. This morning I finished gluing the cardstock backgrounds and am now waiting for the glue to dry. Since I’m not a patient person, this will be challenging … I want to see how they turned out and then begin working on the accent paper and embellishments. This BoS is different than the first one I did, and so far it seems to be flowing as I envisioned it. The colors in this one are dark … perfect for Midnight Magic. Once the cardstock pages are completely dry, I’ll add in recipes, rituals, spells and decorative touches.
There are also 5 new hats that need to be adorned, but I haven’t even begun working on those. I did start buying the things for the embellishments, some tulle, and netting, a feather here, a new length of ribbon, the materials to make a hat pin there … a little at a time as the design comes in to focus.
And I still have a wand and staff to work with too.
All in all, I can honestly say, I am doing pretty good through this Mercury retrograde cycle. I think I may have found the secret to survival …