Monday, July 20, 2009, stones...

Hello. I'm sure you have heard the saying 'Some days are diamonds, some days are stones." Personally I think that days have a combination of both. And no offense to diamonds but, if I were building a stone house the latter would be much more sensible. A ring on the other 'hand'... Friday we went to the Epicurean and caught up and had fun. My Saturday was a great day. The shop was fun and HB paid me a visit and looks mahvelous. Job stress must agree with her. The I went to the area rug client and they had dogs!!! so I felt at home immediately. The couple are kind, tasteful and no-nonsense; the type of persons that make decisions together, respectful of each other and in tune with the value of time. Henry Ford knew the value of time and on this day in 1903, his Ford Motor Company shipped its first car. Joan Rivers had just turned 16 and was one of the first to buy one. That was a diamond day for Ford and many others. Saturday night was another pool party and the weather was perfect. Sunday after blessedly avoiding house cleaning we opted for another outdoor party with fireworks and child safe pop thingies that smell like the caps that I used to play with in days gone by. Another 'time'ly introduction to our growing country happened on this day in 1921 as Air Mail service began between New York City and San Francisco. Well, someone had to speed up the giving and receiving of those party invitations! Diamonds. Love don't come for free. On this day in 1933 two-hundred Jewish merchants were arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets. Ironically, on this day in 1944 a bastard named Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt led by German Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. If you refer to a German-English dictionary, 'Stauffenberg' loosely translates to 'you missed you stupid f*ck'. Back to diamonds. On this day in 1976 Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run, the final home run of his career. I am supposed to go tubing today with the 'boys' but may have to postpone unless I can get P to get a few more cough pills down his throat. It doesn't seem right to leave him behind and we don't hurt the feelings of those we love. Those Max feelings come flooding back. On this day in 1977, Johnstown was hit by a flash flood that killed eighty people and caused $350 million in damages. Mother Nature can be a real b*tch, y'all! I now have to write up work orders for area rugs and runners so I wish everyone a day of diamonds and stones. The good kind. Of both. 'French Blue Demilune Table' shown today. Prepare yourselves for the Solar Eclipse tomorrow. Sunglasses optional?
"Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed." Robert Green Ingersoll
Solar Eclipse: New Moon Cancer Anna Swora ~ Astrological Counselor Solar Eclipses are super New Moons, signaling the end of one major cycle and the beginning of the next. An eclipse is a forerunner to change. When it falls on a personal point in the chart it can activate spiritual or soulful processes and move us from one era of experience to another for evolutionary growth. The New Moon signals preparation for a new cycle and from there an increase of energy flows as we become more receptive to new ideas and initiating new projects. This lunation is very positive in nature and from the New Moon to the Full Moon, the Moon is "increasing" in light. If it aspects a planet in your astrological chart, you'll experience a sense of rejuvenation and renewed spirit relating to the nature of the planet. The various issues of the house where the New Moon falls absorb your attention….there are new beginnings and exciting new possibilities. A Solar Eclipse is about being refueled, planting new seeds, reaching outward and striving toward new experiences.
More specifically, New Moons initiate activities, but this one is a total solar eclipse which suggests that some old beliefs need to be jettisoned before new ones can emerge. What to let go of? ~ Anxiety and fear of the unknown and how we feel this in our bodies ~ Allowing for the “surprises of life” to energize and create new opportunities rather than wanting to control that which we cannot ~ Being with uncomfortable feelings and not numbing them with various addictions… we nurture ourselves, we nurture others.