Thursday, March 14, 2013

Look out Jung, here I come!

I am getting ready to embark on a vacation with the Jungster.  He crawled inside his mind to explore and I want to look too.  He wrote this big Red Book.

"Jung was associated with Freud for a period of approximately five years, beginning in 1907. Their relationship became increasingly acrimonious. When the final break came in 1913, Jung retreated from many of his professional activities for a time to further develop his own theories"

Some thought he was nuts, had a psychological breakdown, but he called it "... a kind of experiment, a voluntary confrontation with the unconscious".  Wiki

This book is the result of what he found.


 
I'm taking Maggie with my on this vacay. I'm leaving a pic of us just in case we get lost and someone needs to come in to find us.

149 comments:

Carol said...

I had a table, as seen on TV, that I use as a laptop table. I have two of them. The Red Book open, hangs off both sides but the table works well to hold it.

There's a series of lectures that I found online. This series of lectures was from a seminiar held on the campus of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.

http://gnosis.org/redbook/#winter2010

Carol said...

This is super cool. Now I know why I reinjured that rib. It was to get my ass in this chair to start this project. I told y'all things happen for a reason.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
what a beautiful book!

Your post about Republicants near the end of the last thread had me laughing my butt off.... you're a hoot!

Don't ever lose that feistiness.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan...
your husband John seems like such a nice person.
I will admit that I was one who thought Episcopalians were protestant... now I know better.

Maybe someday you'll get the nerve to post over at TM. We don't bite... well... maybe a little. Very political animals over there... including myself. I know it's not for everyone.

Carol said...

I might have been a tad too positive about the new Pope but not too long ago a turtle, who goes by Renee, said I was a little negative and that would attract negative to me. Then a turtle, who goes by Coreen, indicated I was a little too kvetchy. I was trying to be positive and I was also on a little Red Book high.

jan said...

Carol, enjoy your Red Book vacation into the unconscious. I love your post. John does too. My next real vacation, I would love to visit the Jung Institute in Switzerland. You wanna go?

jan said...

John is a good person. He knows more about the history of Christianity than anyone I know - at least on a personal level. He is a witty guy too. I was first attracted to his honesty and his wit. He makes me laugh. He is also very human and at least once a month I am sure I am going to divorce him.

jan said...

Renee, the last comment was for you.

I actually have signed in to comment on TM but I am a little intimidated because so many over there are so political too. I do like to visit and especially since all of you here comment often there. I feel like I do know some folks there.

So maybe one day I will start commenting.

Thank you for the invitation.

jan said...

Carol, another thing I love about the Red Book is the pictures are so beautiful. It is a book that one could buy just for the pictures. In fact if you don't feel like reading you can just look at the pictures.

Mandalas - a circle with a picture inside were important to Jung. The Navojos do a lot of painting of Mandalas. They are apparently special kinds of pictures.

You will find many Mandalas in the Red Book.

Coreen said...

What only you can be negative, Carol...seemed to have missed that rule along the way...hey have at it...keep on kvetching...

jan said...

Just curious Carol. Were you confirmed in the Catholic Church - did you join in other words.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan....
I LOVE mandalas.
I became a weaver because of a trip I took with a girlfriend at the age of 19 across Canada and this country. When we hit the southwest, I felt deeply connected to the Navajo weavings. When I met Rick, he told me about a weaving place close to here in southern NH.

He took me there and they had just put out their catalogue on their upcoming classes... one was for Navajo weaving... I signed up on the spot. I was 21 yrs of age. I wove Navajo style the first 10 yrs. Then I wanted to branch out and sell my work. It's illegal for white people to sell anything called Navajo weaving.... so I went back to that place and took classes on traditional weaving.

Navajos call their weavers spider women. My business card has a spider web on it. If you see Solar on TM call someone spider gal... he's talking to or about me.

Carol said...

No Jan, I dropped out of my Catholic classes when I learned the teachers were doing a Novena to get GWB elected. I said, oops wrong class and never went back.

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen...
I LOVE your different perspective.... it keeps things real and lively.

Yeah... I stopped going to church and catechism at 11 not only because my father said I could... it was a pain in the ass to go and drag along my little brother. By the time I really started thinking for myself... about age 14... I got interested in politics and the women's movement. I decided the Catholic Church wasn't for me because it was an old boys club. That feeling hasn't changed in all these years.

Rick did rejoin some years ago... only to leave when during the 2000 election, his church put out a bulletin stating that one party believed it was ok to kill babies while another didn't. That was it for him. But I did go with him once and awhile. The changes in the mass didn't bother me.

Carol said...

Renee, that was another reason. I went out to my truck after church and there was a flyer on my truck about that baby killing stuff and a sign stuck in the Priest's front yard. I did go see the Priest and told him why I was quitting.

Carol said...

I'm sure that Karl Rove was in charge of that. SF even got some letter in the mail, indicating who he should vote for and it seems that it threatened him with hell and damnation if he didn't. It was church related. All BS.

Carol said...

They targeted those weak people, an evil demon like KR. They just didn't understand that they were dealing with the devil.

Carol said...

There's a special place in hell for those who target people's ideas of goodness for evil purposes.

Carol said...

On my way to the house I was pondering how ironic it was that the new Pope took the name of St Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Both are at risk due to over population yet the Catholic church and the Republican'ts do everything they can to hinder any form of population control. Then they also don't want the expenses for caring for unwanted, poor children or the elderly. Kinda crazy mixed up huh. Does not compute!

Carol said...

Clarification, the Catholic church does want to care for the needy. It's the Republican't that don't want to.

Carol said...

Jan, did you read Memories, Dreams and Reflections, The seminar speaker really recommends that book by Jung. The leader of this seminar is a physician. He's an ER physician and a teacher. He's not a psychiatric or psychologist. He's a student of Jung. I can really relate to him.

Carol said...

Jan, when I have time, and I do now, I can get obsessed with wanting to know more about something. I read the Da Vinci Code when I was having a little down time with my pelvic fractures. I was between working at the prison and working at the jail so I had time.

That book had me interested in knowing more about the origin of Chrisianity and how the Bible was put together. I got several books by Bart Erhman, a scholar on the subject. I read a couple of his books and even got into the Gnostic Gospels. I have a bunch of books that I still need to read. Did you know there is a Gospel of Mary. I did read that. I got a book on the Gnostic Gospels.

They had several programs on one of the cable channels about the same subject. I think it was around Easter time. They usually have programs like that at that time.

Carol said...

I did the first two lectures and before the next one it recommends I read the first 6 chapters of Memories, Dreams and Reflections. I don't have that book. I just have the ginormous Red Book.

Carol said...

And Jan, I don't think you can find a better quality in a partner than a good sense of humor.

Carol said...

If someone gets a chuckle out of anything I write then it's made my day. Often I'm probably the only one laughing at myself and that's good enough.

Carol said...

I like it when they're goofy over at TM.

Carol said...

I'm gonna get a big dose of laughter tonight. There's a new Big Bang and then another marathon on TBS. It's kinda good that I was late starting to watch that show because there are many of the shows that I have not seen before.

Carol said...

I have found so many places that have lectures on Jung. I found another place today.

http://www.cgjungpage.org/

jan said...

The first book assigned for our Dream Training was Memories, Dreams and Reflections. It is a bio of Jung. Not exactly easy to get through but very interesting. John has read it at least 2 times.

BTW Carol, I like that pic of you. I recognize it from a couple of years ago when you posted. it.

jan said...

Renee, how interesting about you learning about Navajo weaving. Thank you for sharing this information.

Yes, the Navajo are most protective of their work now. They have had to be. Many people have come in and taken taken so much from them in past years such as ancient pottery and other art and knowledge of their religious ceremonies and have given nothing back. Anthropologists have been the worst. This is true of other Native groups too.

jan said...

The Navajo have allowed one white man to write about them and their culture in novels and consider him their friend. He died a couple of years ago. His name is Tony Hillerman. He was mystery writer and his novels came from the Navojo culture. He was not Navajo, and not any other native ancestry either. He was from Oklahoma. I like his novels although I have not read all of them. He started out as a journalist. Most people who like mystery novels know of him.

jan said...

Memories.... is not expensive at all. It is in paperback. Worth the price.

Carol said...

I don't mind getting the book Jan but that will take some time. I'll need to order it.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan....
I've read several of Tony Hillerman's books... I found them interesting even though I'm not a big fan of mystery novels.
I do own one small Navajo weaving... I bought it in Sedona, AZ... we went there for our 25th wedding anniversary. I wanted to got there in order to take a hot air ballon ride over the desert. I LOVE the desert.
Many find it desolate... I find it fascinating and full of colors. I now specialize in color... show me a color and I don't just see it... I feel it.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol... I laugh at myself and my own jokes too.
Sometimes I'm laughing my ass off at something that I post over on TM.... no one responds to it. I don't care... if I get a laugh out of it, that's all that matters.

jan said...

Renee, My history with NM is a long one. I came here after a long drive at age 21. I did not like the desert then. Spent several days in Santa Fe. Thought it was a dusty town with mud huts.

When I was 38, came here with my former husband. Liked NM better by this time. Not too wild about how dry it was. Was constantly using lotions and potions and vaseline on my lips. Moved away several years later, but my older sons stayed, married and started families here.

I came back several times a year to visit my children and grandchildren and fell in love with NM. 10 years ago, decided to move and retire here; got a job and now I plan to stay.

Sometimes I miss the rain and humidity (not in the summer).

I too love the colors here and the mountains and the blue, blue sky. I love the fact that I can go outside for a walk any day whether summer or winter. I love being able to sit outside in the evening in the summer. I love that we don't have many insects. I love the people here. I love all the different colors and accents of the people here. I love the art and the hot air balloons. I love the food. So I guess I will stay.

jan said...

Carol, I agree that it is nice to live with someone with a sense of humor. I like that he laughs at himself. Sometimes I don't like that he laughs at me when I do something silly (without meaning to). It reminds me that I need to laugh more at myself.

jan said...

Renee, hold onto your Navajo weaving. They only grow in value. I have some Native pottery and a couple of native small rugs and a basket. I love these pieces. I don't collect the native pieces like some people do. Very expensive. But I treasure what I do have.

jan said...

I would love to host all 3 of you ladies/gals/ if you would like to come to NM. The Balloon Fiesta is a great time to come. We have beds and could accommodate all if you would not mind sharing 2 bathrooms with John and me. If anyone wants to stay in a motel, they go up in price exponentially during balloon fiesta. Other good times to visit are anytime in spring and fall.

jan said...

Carol, this weekend I am going to check out all your links to Jung lectures etc.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan...
that's a very generous offer... and one I would love to take you up on. Rick and I have been talking about going to a ballon festival for years. But with his work schedule, it just never worked out.

A gals vacation out.... what a glorious thought.

Carol said...

You have a nice recliner Jan? I may never get back to a bed.

Carol said...

Dang, I fell asleep and missed the new Big Bang. That's what I get for attending my seminar at 2 am.

jan said...

Carol, yep - I have 2 recliners.

jan said...

Carol, Do you have a recorder of some kind to tape shows?

Carol said...

Have a nice DVR at home. I'm using my extra bedroom reciever here. At least I have that here this time. I don't want to drag the big unit out here. It's not a big deal. I do have it programmed to record at the house so if I just had to see it, it's there.

Carol said...

I'll probably be falling asleep soon because I always wake up in the wee hours to start my day. My schedule has gotten pretty weird but I can do that kind of thing now. Retired and living alone, I can do anything I want. I usually catch a couple of naps during the day.

Carol said...

Wakey wakey, eggs and backy Renee. Patd's talking to ya over on the Trail.

jan said...

Carol, the new Big Bang was good last night. Watch it when you can. Not hilariously funny like some, but had good social relevance.

RebelliousRenee said...

Geez, Carol...
I had errands to run this morning. Yeah... I saw Patd's post to me... she's such a sweet soul.

Now I need to eat some lunch and get to work.

jan said...

This below is from Richard Rohr, a Roman Catholic priest here in Albuq. He is pretty well known.

Carol, I especially thought of you when I read this.

The Feminine Face of God

Meditation 20 of 52

All this “women-stuff” is not only important; it is half of conversion, half of salvation, half of wholeness, half of God’s work of art. I believe this mystery is imaged in the woman of the twelfth chapter of the Apocalypse: “pregnant, and in labor, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth . . . and finally escaping into the desert until her time” (Revelation 12:1-6).

Could this be the time? The world is tired of Pentagons and pyramids, prelates and princes, empires and corporations that only abort God’s child. This women-stuff is very important, and it has always been important, more than this white male priest ever imagined or desired! My God was too small and too male in the first half of my life. It kept me from the deeper mystical path.

Much that many feminists have said is very prophetic and necessary for the Church and the world. It is time for the woman to come out of her desert refuge and for the men to welcome her. As we see in the churches today. This is still quite difficult if you have been an “alpha male” all of your life. No surprise that Jesus came “meek and humble of heart” (Matthew 11:29) to undo the male addiction to power and performance. Mary is the standing archetype of how the gift of God is received. One almost wonders if the Roman and Orthodox churches do not “worship” Mary to avoid actually following her on her oh-so-natural and simple path.

Adapted from Radical Grace: Daily Meditations, p. 279, Day 290

Carol said...

Jan, love it and wish you would go to TM and post that, just copy and paste the entire thing there, even the your address to me. You'll need to get a screen name from Word Press.

Carol said...

The folks over there love it when new people join up. They will welcome you with open arms.

Carol said...

And when they start firing at ya, just do what I do, jump behind your couch. LOL

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen...
yes... I have read TM today.... and yes... I am rolling my eyeballs. I try very, very hard not to... but you know the bit about the best laid plans and whatnot :)

Carol said...

I'm going to link it Jan. I found an original site.

Carol said...

Jan, I ordered that Memories book and another one...Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle.

jan said...

Carol, glad you are doing that. You called while I was swimming. I will text you later. Trying to get ready to go on a trip to OK

jan said...

...glad you are linking the thing I sent.

Carol said...

I consider what you sent a bit of synchronicity Jan.

Carol said...

Are we going on this trip also Jan?

Carol said...

Jan, I was happy to steal that meditation from ya to put up on the Trail. It was perfect for what I was thinking/feeling. I would like for you to join the group over on the Trail also. Lots of people just lurk for a long time. I usually only contribute when the mood hits me. I don't contribute much that is political anymore because I don't keep up with that. Craig is not strick about what we talk about as long as we're not disrespectful.

Carol said...

If there is anyone lurking here who is interested in checking out who I'm talking about, it's

http://craigcrawford.com/

That's how most of us here met. We are old trail hands.

jan said...

Carol, you did not steal it from me. It is public property. John sent it to me on e-mail and as soon as I read it, I knew it belonged to you.

Yes, it could be synchronicity.

jan said...

I actually have already joined and have a name. I wanted to be incognito. Hope you all do not mind. I will lurk a little while longer. I have only commented once about a month ago. Using a different name than here.

RebelliousRenee said...

Jan...
In all things my motto is... follow your own heart...

whether you post or not on TM, IMO, is completely up to you.

Carol said...

Have a nice trip today Jan. I haven't checked the weather for your trip. It's going to be nice here. Well we hear from you?

Are you going to remain incognito at TM to us also?

Carol said...

I'm not pressuring Jan to talk on
TM guys. She seemed to find the place on her own and sign up. I was eager to share that piece she sent me yesterday but didn't want to do it if she wanted to.

Carol said...

I do respect that most of us here have a mind of our own and do just what we want, when we want. No need to push in ANY direction. It would be useless.

Carol said...

I have often felt, in the past, that there are subjects that other didn't want me to talk about. Some strong hints...like I'm leaving, don't mention my name.

Carol said...

Jan, looking at the weather, it looks like clear sailing for you guys. Nice day to stop for a pic or two.

Tell John thanks for the article.

RebelliousRenee said...

ahhh... Carol...
I did think you were pressuring Jan. Glad you said you weren't. Coreen is correct that you don't really know someone just from blog posts... I should have remembered that.

Carol said...

Jan and I have a very long history. I guess both of us have influenced each other several times over all those years. She encouraged me to go into education. She probably influenced me more than I ever influenced her but I was more open to it at the time. I usually see things as signs. I do study the signs before I make a decision.

Yesterday, I was in a hurry to put that article on TM but just wanted Jan's OK to do it since she's the one who found it.

Yes, we often misread other's intentions.

Carol said...

At times, I've sensed all of you as trying to influence what I talk about. I smile and ignore it. With some, it hasn't been so amusing.

Another thing that I have found in the past and present is..that people from the north and south communicate differently. It's my opinion that yankees are a lot less subtle in their communication.

I have this girl who I worked with at the jail. We were friends but she often hurt my feelings. I'd tell one of my friend's here, raised in the south, and she would say...Carol, didn't you tell me that people from up north are a little more blunt with what they say, don't take it personally. She was right.

I'm probably a mixture in how I communicate. I was raised in the south but my mom was from Chicago, terribly blunt, and she probably influenced me as much if not more.

Chloe Falls said...

Carol,
I love you dearly, and I have no problem with the things you believe and enjoy hearing you talk about them (I learn along with you). You're one of the most interesting people I've ever met, and I am glad that I'll get to hear your ideas over at TM.

I just knew the time for me to leave here had come, and I think I grabbed the first excuse possible (an introspective afterthought I had to admit to myself: defense mechanism in action). All I know is that I can't and won't be here anymore. Please don't take it personally. I value every thing you say -- and hope you don't let any thing stop you. You're on an important journey that I know leads to more happiness.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
yes... as a yankee... I admit that we can be blunt.
I know that southerns are very polite. I've had friends that have lived in the south. They've said it unnerved them because they felt everyone around them wore a mask and tried to hide their true feelings.

IMO, a mixture of both is probably a good thing. And neither is good or bad.... just different.

RebelliousRenee said...

Also.... for me... I'd like to keep this place separate from TM. I keep my talk of politics over there and my more personal stuff over here. Carol... that's why you don't see much in the way of political talk right here.
I may discuss spiritual stuff here.... but not so much on TM.

But of course... as a woman... I always reserve the right to change my mind... :)

Carol said...

Renee, I've told this story before but don't know if you were around. I was standing next to my mom at church one day. I was just a wee girl at the time. She was talking with this prim and proper lady at the church and said something like...I see you've put on some weight. Even at my young and tender age I knew that was not a good thing to say to someone. I think I kicked her and then had a talk with her later. Mom just opened her mouth and said whatever she was thinking. She never changed and it got worse as she got older.

That's why, when she got really sick, she kinda shut up. I think she was afraid she would run me off. She could do that at times. One day, just to test to see if there was anything still going on in her head, I played this...who wants to be a millionaire with her. When we got to a question, she answered it and was most often correct. I then knew she was still in there.

Carol said...

When I came home from work, if I went that day since I was only working part time, I'd ask if she was ready for some coffee. She'd say..you betcha. She always complimented the food we prepared for her but we did go to some trouble making really good stuff. She was going to go out in style.

She constantly watched me, in silence. I'd spread out a big sheet on the floor in the living room, by her bed, to fold everyone's clean clothes. I was kinda head housekeeper also even though I was horrible at it. It was just that everyone else could hold out longer than I could.

Mom would watch me and frequently say..you're a good girl Carol. It made it all worth it.

Carol said...

Jan, I told big sis about my Jung study. She mentioned I should check out this movie..A Dangerous Method. Have you seen that movie?
It's..."a look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis."

It's not on Netflix but I see it can be streamed at Amazon for a price.

The guy doing the lectures that I'm listening to said that Freud may not have been as well known if it hadn't been for his short relationship with Jung.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
I've lurked here on and off since you've started this blog.... but I don't remember that story about your mom. Hmmm.... that is blunt.

One thing I've noticed is that people from cities tend to be more blunt than rural people. There are no really big cities here in NH... people tend to be a bit more polite here.

My sister has lived in NYC for years.... it's changed her... sometimes I don't recognize that we grew up in the same household. I guess one has to be very aggressive to live a place that big.

Carol said...

Renee, I do like to talk politics here when the spirit moves me. When a ponder come through, it usually lands here or on TM. I just don't pay that much attention to politics anymore.

Carol said...

I know that I go on and on about things. Just remember that you guys have more people to talk to. You live with people. I can go a day or days without talking to another live soul here.

Carol said...

That's the beauty of page down. Just move on down when your spirit moves you.

Carol said...

It's like I live on an island all alone. I'm living in paradise, with creatures big, (me) and small, (the rest of them).

Carol said...

I've met people from up your way who were ultra sensitive when they communicated. One lady was from around Boston. Don't know if she lived in the city or country. Where I was raised was considered city. Mom married a farmer but I was 23 by then.

My SF was raised and always lived in the country. He was terrible with his communication. Made mama look like she had some tact. His problem was that I'm sure he had Aspergers. He would say that I was his favorite step daughter..right in front of my two siblings.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
I think I understand how you feel. I do have Rick to talk to... he is my soulmate... but it is different talking to men. Living in a small town, it can be hard finding kindred spirits... and I do work alone in my studio.

I started blogging on TM in order to have conversations with different people. It has enriched my life.

As I've already stated... I LOVE your ponderings... I'd miss them if they stopped.

RebelliousRenee said...

I've read a lot of your stories about your step-father... he sounds like he was quite the character.

And I'm talking in generalities.... you can always find exceptions in any individuals.

Gonna get off this machine now... I've been sitting here long enough this morning... it's been great talking to you, Carol... see ya later.

Carol said...

I see my life as pretty wonderful now. I have my little paradise, I have all the food and entertainment I can tolerate and I have y'all. Can't ask for more.

Well, I'd like some better bone density. This stabbing pain in my chest does put a little dent in my pleasure but then, when it goes away, I realize just how good feeling normal feels.

Coreen said...

No way, not falling for it, Carol... Like anyone could
'influence what you talk about'?!...or for how long!...

Maybe yankees/northeners are more direct... we are more in a hurry about everything, while southerners
tend to be more laid back...

You already know that I don't dwell on things, for me, it's get to the point & be done with it.. just like I know you like to 'ponder'...whatever suits you...


Carol said...

Love your house Renee!

And who's playing mama now? Trying to protect her little Carol. Sweet.

Carol said...

And Coreen tries to make me grow up. It ain't going to happen sister.

Carol said...

And that's one thing that I can say is good about not having had kids...I never had to stop being one myself. Even when I can't run and jump anymore. That even took a number of broken bones to learn.

Coreen said...

Renee, your home is wonderful...

and your mom's painting is lovely...makes me think of an old fashioned 'new england' winter trek
to church...I'm sure it gives you much comfort to have it with you...

Not speaking for Carol, but I'd bet we would all appreciate it if you added those pics to the swamp...

Carol said...

Dang, I almost missed the painting. Love it too!

Coreen said...

It's snowing like crazy...Here & in NYC at the St. Patrick's parade!...

Now for some entertainment trivia
(forgot to add this last week about the original 'Wizard of Oz' when the new Oz movie came out)...
Behold some great & powerful facts about 'Oz'

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol... I have been called a mother hen by friends. I think it's because I was the oldest of 3 children. Not only did I have to take care of my brother and sister... but my parents came to rely on me as an adult. At least that's my story.... and I'm stickin' to it.

Besides... it's fun to pick on Solar... :)

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen... I will post those pictures here too when this subject get too crowded. Guess I'll have to email them to you.

Thanks for that story on The Wizard of Oz. The new prequel was playing last Friday while we were up north. We debated about seeing it... as we probably won't bother to drive the distance to see it here. But it was our last night and we chose to go to our favorite restaurant and have a nice, slow meal instead.

Carol said...

I wonder if Jan and John will go straight thru to Ok or stop in N
Tx.

Carol said...

Did you pick up much snow today Coreen?

Carol said...

I keep going back to TM to look at your house Renee. It's so neat. And surrounded by piles of snow and under that deep blue sky. That's your heaven.

jan said...

Carol and friends, I have been buried in preparing my tax stuff for our trip to OK & AR. Our acct is in Ark. We always make the trek there to have our taxes done. Change is hard.

Didn't mean to stay away so long. I knew if I got online today, I would spend an hour or two just looking around and talking.

We will leave early in the morning. Drive to OK and spend the night close to OK City and drive to Tulsa on Mon am. We have to meet with an atty, insurance guy and property management folks. Hoping to finish business and start back on Thurs. It is strictly a bus trip. My sister does not live there any longer.

I will catch up on my reading here soon.

Glad to see you all are holding down the fort.

RebelliousRenee said...

Happy Irish Day!

I'm French... so I'm supposed to wear orange..... but what the hell... I've decided to compromise. I'm wearing orange socks, but also have on a green t-shirt.

Coreen said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day...

Looks like everyone else gets a much earlier start than I do...and it gets harder to get moving every morning, that is my sure sign of aging...

No snow accumulated Carol, just snow squalls/showers...but now they are saying something for tomorrow night...winter just won't let go...& it is still cold...

RebelliousRenee said...

Coreen...
I've always been a morning person. Even though Rick is now retired and we no longer get up to his alarm clock... we still get up around the same time.

Yeah... we're supposed to get 6 inches of snow tomorrow night into Tuesday... I do love winter... but I'm ready for spring now.

Rick has gone to the local ski area which is having it's spring fling this weekend. Today they are supposed to do something called pond skimming. They lay out a big plastic tarp on the snow at the bottom of a ski trail... they pour water over it... and one has to ski partway down the trail and over the water... if it's warm out, the girls will do this in bathing suits. It's so cold out today, Rick thinks the water will freeze and it'll become ski skating.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
I hope you're spending the day enjoying your little red.... no make that your big red book...

the little red book was a Mao thingy... :)

Carol said...

I had a lot of chores to catch up with today. I took a break from the computer.

I'm waiting for my other book before I continue my Red Book study. I should get it tomorrow.

Carol said...

I'm pooped this evening.

jan said...

We are in Yukon OK tonight. We now stay in La Quinta motels. They are dog friendly and they don't charge extra for Ryley. The great thing is there is a Braum's next door. Braum's is a dairy in OK. They have stores thorughout OK and some in TX and other surrounding states. They have the best ice cream. Their stores also have burgers and other grilled stuff. In addition, they sell milk, bulk ice cream, fruits and veggies and other things you might find in a small grocery. The prices are great and the food is always fresh and good.

jan said...

Strange things are happening to my comments. I will try again tomorrow. We have had problems getting into the internet in this motel.

jan said...

OK, now it seems ok.

Not been myself the past week or so. This is my least favorite time of year - tax time. It is a lot of work to organize everything and then drive to AR to deliver it. Needed to make the trip to take care of other business in OK.

jan said...

Happy St Patrick's day to everyone. I am not one bit Irish but still wore a little green today.

Fifty three years ago today I was in the hospital beginning the process of giving birth to my oldest son. I was 3 weeks shy of my 19th birthday. I was 2 weeks late having him. My labor would start and stop. He was finally born on 3/19 at 10 in the morning. It was a difficult birth. They used forceps and his little head was bruised and he had cuts on both sides of his face from the forceps. He developed normally, but I think the doc was worried. He had me bring him into his office much more often than was actually necessary. I was too young to realize what kinds of problems can result from that kind of birth.

jan said...

Renee, we no longer set an alarm either. It seems that our internal clocks let us know when it is time to wake up.

jan said...

Coreen, hope your winter does not last too much longer.

jan said...

Carol, I am anxious for you to start reading Memories, ...by Jung. When you begin, I will get my copy out and we can talk about it.

jan said...

I will say good night. I have some stuff to work on.

Carol said...

I should get the book by tomorrow Jan. I wrote something on TM this morning and pushed the shift key and poof, it all disappeared. I took it as a sign to just shut up today. I had to wash clothes. I do that at the house. I tried to play with the kitties. I bought this cute stick with a mouse attached to a little rope on the end. It squeaks like a mouse. I think that I like it more than they do but they do play with it some.

I blew lots of leaves off the pool deck. The Oak leaves are falling and burying everything in my yard. Don't mind too much since they will inhibit the grass from growing.

Just finished a weird movie, something about the lives of Pippa Lee. It kept my attention.

Actually my dad's mom was Scotch Irish but I didn't wear any green today.

I need to start working on my taxes. My CPA usually likes them a month before tax day and I'm already past that but he's been real busy with stuff.

I think I'll settle down and listen to the C2C from last night. I already tried a couple of times during the night but fell asleep. Those programs are about 4 hours and I never can find that much time, awake, when I can listen to them.

jan said...

I am back. Got finished with what needed.

What exactly is Scotch Irish?

It is difficult to get back into the internet in this motel. Poor John has given up. I am a little more persistent.

Ryley is asleep on the bed. She does not sleep on our bed at home. She has a kennel/taxi she sleeps in. John has asthma and I don't want it to get any worse. Plus our bedroom is downstairs and it has carpet. She still has a pee problem.

jan said...

Carol, you got a lot done today.

Carol said...

Scotch Irish is just what I heard all my life. I figured it could have been made up. Evidently not, there's a page in Wiki. After reading, I think they were mostly Irish so I am more Irish than I thought.

Carol said...

I'm back to having to deal with "family" issues again. I'm the executrex/trustee of my SF's estate. I can say no more except...pray for me.

Carol said...

Jan, I don't get a lot done anymore these days. Keeping myself fed is a big chore but it's a priority, unfortunately.

Carol said...

Again, I tried listening to that
C2C program I wanted to listen to. I don't think I heard 10 words before it was lights out. The guy being interviewed is a "Psychic Lawyer". Sounds like an oxymoron to me, sorry Coreen.

His subject was "Consciousness, Death & the Afterlife". I will keep trying to hear it. Here's his website. He's a handsome bugger. Check out those dimples.

http://www.healgriefwithbelief.com/

Carol said...

It's warm here. I had to remove a couple of layers of clothes and my socks. I also turned on my AC which I was avoiding doing. I have it on now.

My temp gauge says 71 outside but 75 inside.

Carol said...

Solar, was correct when he mentioned that many of us need the concept of God. I'm one of them. Not that this life has been such a bad experience but I want to be able to look forward to something even better. I've worked hard to make sure that I'm worthy of achieving that.

More and more strickly scientific people are adopting the idea of God. One of the first books I read was Many Masters, Many Lives, a psychoanalylist who was hyponotizing this nurse he was helping thru a bad time. He ran into many of her past lives. He never intended to do that. Another book was the Biology of Belief, a cellular biologist and his journey into becoming spiritual. Even that Neurosurgeon, who recently wrote a book about his NDE. It's not just kooks talking about this stuff.

If you remember the experience I had after mom died. I think I linked that recently or did I?? Sometimes I think of doing something but never actually did.

http://ct-carolssouthernspice.blogspot.com/2009/08/where-do-we-go-when-we-die.html

I think that was proof to me that there was some connection to a different realm of existance. When mom was heading out, she did stop to say bye. I asked her to and I was open to it. For us to have certain experiences, we do have to be open to having them.

Carol said...

If you are going to see the LIM Coreen, you must be open to the possibility of communication from the other side.

Carol said...

Did you know that many government agencies, in many countries have employed psychic mediums since 1950especiallly for the purpose of remote viewing.

Carol said...

Just heard on that C2C program about St. Clare of Assisi. News to me. She was the patron saint of television.

"Pope Pius XII designated her as the patron saint of television in 1958, on the basis that when she was too ill to attend Mass, she had reportedly been able to see and hear it on the wall of her room." She prayed that she could hear the mass...and did.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_of_Assisi

Stay tuned for more interesting crap! Get your crap here first. It will be years before it hits the MSM.

Carol said...

Just trying to keep you entertained Renee. I think your Rick would like me camp, my Walden. When it gets all finished with it's outter fix up, you'll will have to try for a visit also. We got some good good down here baby. Didn't you say you had some connection with the Cajuns. There are some cool places to go listen to Cajun music and dance. Doesn't matter if you can dance, no one cares.

There's this joint, out in the middle of a cow pasture, famous for great Cajun music and food. Not too far from Lafayette. It looks like you're going to the middle of nowhere until you run into some cows.

http://phoodphotospolitics.blogspot.com/2012/09/dis-restaurant-in-basile-louisiana.html

Carol said...

That guy who put up that blog post is from California.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
I have days I get away from this machine too. It usually happens when the weather gets warm... I will spend the entire day sitting in my yard reading a good book.

That won't happen for at least several more months.
Saw the local weather last night... they've revised the storm coming for tonight into tomorrow and upped our snow amounts... gonna get 12-14 inches here. Guess we're getting clobbered to make up for last year's almost snowless winter... sigh.

RebelliousRenee said...

Sorry for the double post... it's deleted.

Hey... if you're gonna entertain me... where the hell is the popcorn... :)

Carol said...

Oh, I have popcorn. You name it, I have it. Don't want to run out of any food. Friends from work have come over and opened my frig/freezer just to show other people what all I have in there. When they come to my parties, no more, they bring along a wheel barrel to carry home food. I cook like I'm cooking for an army and I don't do many left overs myself. Food must have been scarce in one of my last lives.

Carol said...

I can take care of double posts like I just did.

Carol said...

You have email Renee and so do you Coreen and Jan.

Carol said...

I do a single bag of OR butter flavored popcorn almost every night, accompanied now by a dark chocolate Gold Brick Easter egg. I tried to avoid buying them but noooo will power.

RebelliousRenee said...

I love jelly beans.... and they're everywhere at this time of year. I'm avoiding them. I don't need to send my blood sugars off the charts...

Carol said...

I'm finally listening to this "psychic lawyer". He's as interesting as he is good looking. I guess it helps to be a lawyer. He communicates well. Very interesting. I wish you guys could hear him. I subscribe to C2C so I can stream any of their shows at any time. It's well worth the cost.

Carol said...

There are many of the shows that I don't care to listen to but the ones I do, make it worth the money.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
there's another book you might be interested in entitled "Stop Walking on Eggshells" by Paul Mason & Randi Kreger. Check it out on Amazon.

gotta get to work now...

Carol said...

I've been trying to take a nap since I woke up at 3a. I can't seem to work it in. I got Maggie taken care of but still have to go feed kitties. They can wait a little while. There were used to eating around 8a, regular time. I don't think they set their clocks forward so I have an hour to catch a short nap.

Carol said...

A hummingbird just flew up to my window and looked me in the eye and seemed to say...look lady, get off your butt and put out some sugar water.

I did. First feeder put out at 11:25 a. I put a folded up red place mat on the rail on top of where I hung the feeder to help direct the action.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
I'm jealous... I won't see hummers around here for at least several months. Good for you... enjoy them.

Carol said...

Haven't seen a hummer at the feeder yet. Can't see my feeder from my new chair. TV in the way. The hanger nail was positioned for my old seat.

My books came in. Will have to wait for rested eyes to start reading.

Carol said...

Temp here...86 degrees.

Carol said...

My hummer attendance may be down this year since I wasn't here last fall when they came through. Usually the same birdies hit the same feeders. I kinda think the one that looked into my window moved on. I hope my red dinner place mat attracts some attention. If I was as agile as I used to be, I could paint a big red target on my metal roof. Just kiddin.

Carol said...

Dr Oz is investigating the shipment of food to the grocery stores. Some trucks have broken refrigerators so the inside of the truck can reach temps of over 100 degrees. Yuk. Or they turn off the refrigs to save money and turn them back on before they reach the stores. And those Republican't are always wanting to reduce regulators?

Smell all your food. Juices from rotting meat could be dripping on your produce. Oh dear, more to worry about.

RebelliousRenee said...

Carol...
just want you to know that I emailed Coreen some more pictures. If she puts them up later tonight... I will be at my local library and might not be able to comment on them right away.

I play scrabble every other Monday night there with a group of friends.

Coreen said...

I put Renee's pics up in a new post...