Yay for Ben Jealous winning the Maryland primary for governor! And good for Oscario-Cortez for winning her primary. I hope they win in November. The good news ends there. 😉 I have to blog about Kennedy retiring. I already tweeted what I thought. Okay, maybe it’s not the end of the world. Maybe. I’m mostly concerned about the death penalty and gay rights. I know most people are concerned with Roe v. Wade. Of course, other things will come up. Oh well. The people voted OR they didn’t vote, and they get what they deserve. Ouch, that’s harsh!
Yeah, most people voted for Hillary, but whatevs. Who cares about the popular vote? Who cares about voting at all? We should make it impossible for people to vote. Wait, are people already trying to do that? Gotta love America. Don’t forget there was no difference between Trump and Hillary.
/end political rant
Ugh. I shouldn’t be bitching about my “friend”. She’s a Facebook “friend”. We don’t know each other AT ALL. Anyway, she is addicted to online tarot readings. Um, that would be great if she were paying people, but she is getting a bunch of free readings to help with a decision. I told her I would do one for her tomorrow because today has been really busy. I had a therapy appointment and an appointment with my tarot mentor. Plus, I have this thing called work.
Yeah, I feel kind of used (KIND OF??!) because she isn’t just getting free readings from me. She is getting them from a couple of other people too. I would recommend she learn Tarot for herself because it can be so helpful, but her life is hectic right now. It is NOT the time to recommend that. Not that I don’t still get readings from others. I always think someone may be more intuitive than me.
WOW. I just got off Zoom (just like Skype) with my tarot mentor. She is fucking fantastic! She is my role model. Can I be her? The conversation didn’t flow 100% perfectly because I’m me. But she was wonderful. That has to be the best money I have ever spent in my life. Her services are not cheap.
She’s going to email me the 90-minute video recording tomorrow. I can’t wait. If I had taken notes, it would have been pages and pages. I hope she wasn’t offended that I wasn’t taking a ton of notes. I knew she was going to send the recording to me and I am planning on taking notes on everything then.
We got through a lot for our first meeting. Thankfully I wrote down things I wanted to discuss ahead of time. One thing that scares me is that she says I can email her anytime during the 12 weeks. Um, I hate being a bother. I know I’m paying her, but I don’t like emailing people. I have to get over that if I want this to work better.
The only “bad” thing she mentioned is that I should start posting on my business Instagram. UGH. Double UGH. The thing is that I know next to nothing about advertising on Instagram. All I have on my business Instagram is a link to my biz site. LOL. I hope this doesn’t take all weekend. I had my weekend planned out…I guess things have changed. This is probably a good thing. I don’t know why I’m complaining. I just don’t have a lot of time to play around with Insta. I’m not that familiar with it. I just kind of know how to post pics. I’ll figure it out.
But YAY for the mentor meeting going great!!! I almost said her name by mistake. Eventually, her name will be on my biz website. She will be listed as my mentor when we are done. Oh, she also says I write so well. I can laugh, but you can’t. 😉 Wait until she sees my blog on my tarot website. That isn’t written so well. I’m struggling over there.
I’ll have more to say about therapy later. It’s not going great.
This week I…
Music of the week (my top 8 most listened to): Demi Lovato, Alanis Morissette, Halsey, Janelle Monae, Florence + The Machine, Christina Aguilera, Kacey Musgraves, The Bird and the Bee
TV of the week: This is Us, Big Brother
What a tear jerker the second season of This is Us is. I find myself crying whenever someone faces racism on the show…especailly the young kids. Maybe I have some issues there. Big Brother is okay so far. Loved the first show, wasn’t crazy about the second night. I like Sam. Unfortunately, the rest of the house doesn’t love her so she might not last. 😦
Movie of the week: none.
Podcasts of the week: Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo, So You Wanna Be a Witch, The Biddy Tarot Podcast, The Lowe Post, Why is This Happening?
Books of the week: I finished reading What the Truth Sounds Like: Robert. F Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson. Good book. Started off great with the history lesson. But I thought he talked about Cornel West too much. Maybe that’s my bias because I don’t care about the Dyson/West beef. Let it go.
Now reading (too many books to mention, but I will list a few) –
- Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth by Benebell Wen (This is a reference book so I could list this every week. So glad I own this book. The only reason I bought it was because I couldn’t find at any library).
- Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self through the Wisdom of Cards by Michelle Tea (Need to own this book on Kindle).
- The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need by Joanna M. Woolfolk
- Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue by Neale Donald Walsch (Second time reading this. The first time I didn’t get a ton out of it, but this time is totally different. I now think it’s wonderful. I wish I still had an Audible account so I could get this on audiobook affordably).
- The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah (Getting in bed and starting this book as soon as I hit ‘publish’ on this post).
Plans for the weekend: Working, working, and other shit I don’t really want to do. LOL. On Saturday, I’m working 5 hours of OT, paying bills, cooking for the week, doing my July budget, and I will probably work on learning the tarot through notecards. Oh, I already forgot that I have to do that reading for my Facebook “friend.” It’ll take less than an hour because she has already taken up a lot of my time. I don’t usually call people vampires (okay, I NEVER do), but she’s draining me. I hope she resolves whatever is going on, so I don’t have to deal with her constantly asking for free readings.
On Sunday, I’m taking my dog to the park first thing in the morning; then I’m taking my dad grocery shopping. I might offer to do 1 or 2 free readings. I feel like the weekends are the only time I have to practice. When I’m off the week of July 30th, I may do a lot of free readings, or I may redo my website. Who knows where things will be then?
Those are my exciting weekend plans. It’s going to be so hot this weekend. I have this small patch of lawn I haven’t mowed yet. It would only take 20 minutes or less, but it’s too damn hot. It doesn’t look like it will cool off. I’m probably going to mow it Monday during my lunch break.
Have a great weekend. Thanks so much for reading! Stay cool. 🙂