Sunday, November 15, 2009

The All Stars Mix

It's been awhile since I last wrote. There have been some great horoscope moments too.

The day when my stars advised:
A good tip for you to remember is to be careful about what you say about other people, Jayne. If you are speaking about someone who is not present, act as if they are.

On that day I was having a verbal phone confrontation with an ice sculptor in Las Vegas. His manner did not impress me, nor did my pun of "chill out!" seem to make him warm to me. When I slammed the phone down, I said plenty about him, then remembered my stars.

It's true, if we were face to face I would not have been so harsh with my words. Funny how distance allows certain advantages or maybe disadvantages. I tried hard not to talk about him or the situation, and so discovered how I actually do talk about other people. Something I wish to change.

There was the day that my stars said: You may feel like a yo-yo - at the mercy of someone else's hand.

Yes I did.

The day my stars said: You may have found yourself having some issues with food lately, Jayne.

That's laziness from the horoscope writers! They look down from Cloud 14 where they work, spot me with do nuts, coffee, chocolate and Red Bull and think, yes she's taking care of herself! The word they got wrong in that sentence, is lately!! Haven't I always had an issue with food? I was born with one. Hungry was the first word I said and no doubt I crawled to the hospital cafeteria on the first night that I was born.

Then here are my favorite stars, read this: Stick close to home and take care of your personal business. Time is precious, so don't waste it.

Can you imagine reading that!?
I spent the day petrified waiting for something awful to happen! What a rotten thing to say to a girl. I could not cross the road comfortably with that ringing in my ears. I wanted to scribble a note down in place of a will, then sadly realized I had nothing to leave anyone.
How could I not waste time while staying close to home? If time is precious, shouldn't I be out doing all the things I'm meant to do? Like mountain climbing, bungee jumping and racing a car down a sand dune. All things to do when you are warned to take care of business! I'm pleased to say I put on my best underwear, eyeliner and shoes and went to the cinema to let the movie stars take the risk.

All remains well.

Favorite Song: Stay with me - Lorraine Ellison
Favorite Food: Nut & Fruit Bar

Sunday I'm a writer.

Today my stars said:

Where have you been? You are a writer Jayne, so write!

My stars did not say that at all! That was me, talking to myself as I tore myself away from my bed this morning, determined to face an entire day of writing.

It went well. I started by tiding the room we call the office. Four hours later, three rubbish bags full and a basket full of CDs organized and the room is gorgeous. Suddenly very spacious without boxes and bags everywhere, full of unfinished craft projects and notebooks half filled. Now the office looks like an office and I can write - right?

Next, I primed a cabinet downstairs that I hope to make into a real eye catcher. Something artistic and original. A piece that people will say, wow, where did you get that? I will say, it's very old and I re-painted it myself. So that took an hour and was quite fun to do.

Then I needed to really clean the kitchen sink. Something was making it smell! So that was attacked with bleach, a scrubber and something that promised to make the sink shine like new while smelling of oranges. It doesn't really but it looks shiney and not so smelly.

Now, can I write? No, Im hungry, writers need energy to create, so I have to eat a sandwich. Now write? No, now I want to relax in a bath, dream awhile and then watch Amazing Race.

I love this writing lark - you get so much done around the house when you say you're going to write!

And this is a story of the difference between those who do and those who clean.

Favorite Food: The Sandwich
Favorite Song of the Day: Funhouse by Pink