Archive | July, 2012

Lost: Luck – Found: Lucky 13

13 Jul

It’s Friday the 13th today!

If you are superstitious this might not be your day but for my husband and I, 13 holds a special place in our heart! If you aren’t into psychics this might be hard for you to swallow, but bear with me. My husband and I, even before we were a couple, enjoyed going to psychics. For entertainment purposes, and the possibility that they might actually get something right. Most of the ones we have been to have been right with either our past, present or futures. I do believe there must be something to it, how else could a complete stranger know such intimate details about another’s life, things that even close family and friends don’t know?

My husband and his first wife went to a psychic and that woman told them together that they would get a divorce, he would manage a warehouse one day, that her number was 5 and his was 13. They laughed off the divorce and warehouse stuff because at the time they were happy in their marriage and he was a musician with a recording contract. They really focused on the numbers. The number 5 rang very true for his now ex-wife. They were married on May 5th (5/5), both of their children were born on the 5th of month, and the list goes on and on. Very cool. His number according to this woman was 13.  It wasn’t until later in his life that the number 13 started to make sense to him. You see, my husband and I are 13 years apart, we were married in August 2005 (8 + 5 = 13), our old house number totalled 13, little things in our life seem to surround the number 13. Interesting. Well then ultimately, the divorce prediction for him and his first wife did come true, and at that time he was managing a warehouse. The psychic’s prediction didn’t cross his mind until one day he was sitting at work and it dawned on him and he was amazed. Another psychic he went to see would read people’s handwriting, so he took a couple of signed documents from work ( I used to work with him), this lady looked at my signature and told him “she truly loves you”. Boy, was she right! I think it still took him 4 years after that to realize it himself, but he eventually got it!…LOL, I certainly do “truly” love him.

All of this ties into our belief that everything happens for a reason! So today on this Friday the 13th, don’t be frightened enjoy the uniqueness of the day and go buy a lottery ticket, because you just never know!

Happy 13th! 🙂

Lost: Security – Found: Blankey

10 Jul

When I was young, really little, I was given a gift by one of my mother’s friends. A quilt. Little did this woman know this would be the greatest gift I would ever receive as a child. It wasn’t just a quilt, or a blanket to me. It was my security, my comfort. Growing up with a mother with bi-polar, or manic depression as it was called back then and a father who didn’t want to be around much to deal with her or his children, left little in the way of love, caring and comforting for me as the baby in the family.

Eventually, I wore out this blankey, it literally disintegrated in the wash it was so worn out. My mother never told me she just threw it out, and when I went looking for it she finally had to break the news. I was devastated and immediately scoured the house for a replacement…found one! Wore that one out, found another replacement, they seemed to last for 8 years or so, then needed replacing. My mother would joke when I was getting into my teens and still sleeping with a blankey, that I was going to take that silly thing on my honeymoon. She was right! I took it on both of my honeymoons, thank you very much! I took it with me to the hospital to give birth to my first child too! I’m 35 years old and still sleep with a blankey! I’m not ashamed in the least. If my “habit” is sleeping with a blanket at night, who am I hurting? Does it give off second hand smoke? I don’t think so, it’s probably the safest habit I could have. I certainly enjoy it.

The lady who bought me my first blanket passed away when I was only 12, she was a family friend, and I don’t know how I would’ve made it through growing up without it. So thank you!

Lost: Money – Found: Debt

5 Jul

Well, I guess I should fess up, I didn’t lose any money per say, I spent it! Lot’s of it, on crap I don’t really, truly need. You see, I am a shop-a-holic! I know it, I accept it and try to prevent it as much as possible, sometimes I can, other times, not so much. I have suffered with depression in the past and if I’m not careful could quickly end up back in the “black hole”. When things get me down or upset me or stress me out, etc, I feel the need to shop, buy something to make myself feel better. It does for a brief moment and then I realize that I couldn’t afford to buy “X” and feel guilty and bad about myself for doing so, and the cycle repeats itself. Getting a bit older and having a house, spouse, child and future to worry about I have really tried to be better with my money by creating a budget and sticking to it for the most part, but there are times when I just say “charge it’. Credit cards in my opinion are a necessary evil. I couldn’t live without a credit card, I do too much online shopping for that to ever happen, and then there is always the “what if?”. I don’t always have a ton of cash on hand and “what if something happened and I needed to pay for unexpected car repairs? for example.

I don’t have a huge credit limit, because I know I have to keep myself in check, learned that lesson the hard way years ago! I would just keep going until Mr. Visa said STOP!

I’m paying off my sins little by little, and that’s what I’m using as my “feel good” now. I feel good when I see the credit card bill going down now, that makes me feel better, as opposed to putting things on it. I take it day-by-day. Two more pay checks and my credit card will be paid off, then I just have to work on paying off my line of credit, slowly but surely I will do it!