This is a post that I forgot to post last year and it has been sitting in "drafts" for quite a while.
You know that Mercury is in retrograde when..... Oh boy have I ever felt it this time around! I'm a very careful driver because I can't afford tickets. Except for fixer tickets, I've never had one in my life until now, and I am 72 years old. I got stopped by a very nice officer to alert me that I had been speeding through a school zone, having missed the flashing lights. No ticket for that one thank the goddess.
A week later I was taking a friend home and got a ticket for running a red light. The law reads that if your wheels are over the lines on the yellow light, you aren't running a red. The little town we were passing through takes pictures of you if you are in the intersection when the light turns red, and they ticket you. Nothing counts but that pic. You can't fight it unless you want to pay $200 in court costs in addition to the $150 for the ticket. Boo hiss.
Third round: My registration is due this month. I didn't get a notice from the DMV though. I've tried repeatedly to reach the DMV to pay it by phone and consistently get messages saying that, "You are being transferred to the operator. That extension is not valid.". How can you transfer someone to an invalid extension? Needless to say, I am going to have to pay a late fee now to register my car. Boo hiss. Mercury is definitely playing a number on me. I did get it registered finally though.
So much has happened since my last blog. I had the worst Chronic Fatigue Syndrome relapse I have had in 15 years this past summer and had to spend nearly 6 months in bed. For an Aries, that is horrible. Thank the gods for books!!! I usually read up to 100 books every summer. I at least doubled that this summer. I sure hope that is the last time I have a relapse that bad. When I can neither weave, nor knit, or sew, I'm in trouble. My eldest took pity on me at Christmas time and gave me a Nook Tablet so that I could play while in bed. He is so thoughtful.
I'm happy to say and I am coming out of the "down" cycle and feeling much better. I have a commission for 23 feet of narrow band weaving trim for a friend's court tunic. I'm eager to get started on it. Once I get started I'll be fine. I love weaving narrow bands with tablet weaving and brocade. I'm especially happy that I have improved to the point that I can both enter competitions with my weaving, and take commissions. What a joy! This one is so beautiful in black, white, and gold, his colors. He is special to me as a "Household" brother, so I want him to be happy with it.
So, have a wonderful, very blessed Samhain everyone. May your candy bags be full, your year be filled with prosperity, and may your health and joy be always excellent. Bright blessings!