Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 2014 "Rants & Raves"

As we are coming out of Memorial Day, I thought this would be a good time to update my blog.  This is not a day about a day off, picnics, the beach etc.  But a day to remember those that lost their lives for our freedom.  (Also to support the families of those that have lost their loved ones).

It seems I have accomplished a lot this month, though it also flew by too quickly.  Living in Virginia, we are a state that gets to see all four seasons in their entirety.  Spring and summer are my favorite seasons.

This year, I spent the month taking care of last year’s problems in my backyard.  We had a Gazebo that I had spent the entire spring and summer trying to repair from being damaged by the snow.  IT IS GONE!  A new one has been installed.  Remnants of the old one are now turning into a pergola.  (A nice surprise from something destroyed.)  Also we had struggled with our above ground pool for the last two seasons after putting it on chlorine.  After a conversion process, it is no longer on chlorine and I am crossing my fingers because it appears that, so far so good.  I have one remaining section of the fence that is being replaced this week, so I am ready for the summer to begin!  My herb garden is coming along nicely as well.  I am trying some new things this year, so I will keep you posted on how that goes.

I have spent some time “Reflecting” this month.  Mother’s Day was a lovely day this year and I could not help but to remember my Mom.  Also her birthday is coming up (May 30th).  It was also wonderful to see my daughter celebrate her first Mother’s Day with Jaselyn.

Honestly in looking back over the last few years, I believe I can finally say, “I am in a good spot!”  So much has occurred over the years, it is so nice to see things settle down.  For the first time in a long time it feels that everything has a “Natural flow” to it.  Does this mean that I am all caught up on my projects?  NO, I don’t think that will ever happen.  Just a timeframe that I really enjoy what I do.  I am also looking forward to a couple of new things coming up.

One of my biggest concerns now is my Siberian Husky “Sasha” as she ages.  She will soon turn 14 years old and her hips are giving out on her.  Though she caught her second wind when Jaselyn was born, her age is catching up with her.

I do want to talk about those that contact me for “Same day” appointments.   By all means, you may continue to do so.  However, I can only seem to accommodate this 75% of the time.  A lot of this is due to the fact that I am working with varying time zones.  Also a lot of people set their appointments a day or two in advance, therefore my day may already be booked up.  Either way, I do try to work you in the same day if you request it.  (And yes, I had a couple of clients that threw a fit that I couldn’t get to them right then.)

“Same day” appointments in person can be tricky.  Local readings are done at a venue, so if I have someone move the time or postpone then yes I can get you in.  For those that are seeking a reading locally, I can generally accommodate this on a couple of days notice.  (There again, it depends on the venue that I am using.)

Email readings remain the same; I can generally honor these within a 24-hour turnaround.  It is rare, but every now and then I will get backed up on these.  If that is the case, you will generally hear from me.

I have had a few that have emailed me about my living situation.  It appears that several have daughters that live at home that are now expecting.  I have to admit when I got the news of my daughter’s pregnancy I was a little overwhelmed on what all needed to be done in our home and with thoughts of baby stuff everywhere.  And yes, there is baby stuff everywhere.  What you will find is once they are born; you would not have it any other way!

The first few weeks you can expect to help out around the clock.  Newborns never sleep when you would like them to.  (I am sure you remember this.)  Next, I don’t “Raise” Jaselyn, and that is how these emails are being presented to me….How will you raise a grandchild?  I “Babysit” Jaselyn.  This means when her Mom gets home I am HANDS OFF.  Unless I want to snatch her up to play, or watch her while her Mom showers, I do nothing.  The other big thing….I don’t give unwanted advice!  I am fully confident in my daughter’s parenting abilities, and she is truly an amazing Mother.  I am on “Standby” for questions or if she wants to talk.  (I didn’t want someone to tell me how to raise her, so I am sure she feels the same!)  So remember that!  Be there for them when they need you, other than that, it looks like everything just feel into place.  No big secrets, just working together to get her on a schedule.

Just because they are under your roof does NOT mean you have a child to raise.  You become a Grandma, and cherish every moment of it.  I am Jaselyn’s “Mimi” and love every minute of it. ( My husband and I actually lived with my Grandmother when my daughter was born. ) Things will ALWAYS work out.  I am very blessed to be able to run my business, have a personal life, and both of them in my life as well.

In other news, my 800# on my website has changed!  (Same company and same rate, just a new number).  A pain yes, but nothing that could be prevented.  As always, local events and special rates go up on Twitter, and you can also follow me on FacebookHoroscopes will post to my website on June 1st.  So until next time…

Thursday, May 1, 2014

800# For Psychic Readings has changed

Effective today, May 1st, the 800# for psychic readings has changed.  The price for psychic readings remains the same as well as the extension.  The new phone number is:

Ext. 43817

Jackie's horoscopes for May 2014