Archive | November 16, 2013

Today’s reading

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Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel has turned, change is at hand. In all nature there is a time and tide. The cyclic laws of birth, death, rebirth are ever-revolving and without change all things stagnate.It is how you deal with this change that is the issue here.

Within the tangled and tightly woven fabric of chance you have the power to make a difference.

By your own actions you can change your own life. You are not a prisoner of fate, but an integrated part of it.

Remember! This is not a dress rehearsal. Life is what happens to you while you are waiting for it to begin!

Whether on the surface the change at hand appears to be for the better or for the worse, welcome it, be at peace with it and take control of your own actions within it. Remember, all things must pass.

Across the loom are spread the warp and weft of living green, stretching in all four directions out to infinity. These connect you with to the cosmic web, or the web of wyrd (fate) for your life is intimately connected to that of the living universe. At the base of the loom hang the loom weights. You are weaving the cloak that is the pattern of your life.

There is a process of interaction at work in this card and the mediators are the three cloaked figures standing at the lower right of the cloak. These are the three fates, the norns, the hooded ones who watch over your destiny. It is important to know that your weaving is flexible, your destiny is not woven for you, it is an interaction; every one of your actions can affect a change in the design of your cloak at any point.

It is never finished but is continually unravelling and being rewoven.

You may have severed the threads binding you to others for reasons of self-protection -these can be rewoven, carefully linking you to the abundance of the world (six of wands, Harvest) thereby avoiding unwanted situations (six of stones, Exploitation).

Great Grandma Sjoberg’s genes

Normally when I bake or cook I’m very exact about my measurement of ingredients but it occurs to me that instead of channeling my Great Grandpa Alex on the party mix I’m more like my Great Grandma Hilda on my mom’s other side. She never measured.

That recipe was born out of frustration with the recipes on the box that barely if at all coat the ingredients and I like to be able to taste the Worcestershire sauce.

I’ve never written this one down before but I know what I put in it this morning. LOL!

This is my cure for a depressing day. Yesterday in the morning I learned Lady Olivia had died. Then someone at camps partner’s cancer had returned. Then I learned that one of my favourite CITs from Osito Rancho is in UCLA hospital after fighting ovarian cancer for 10 years and I know that other people I love are fighting their hardest right now to beat the demon cancer. I’m frustrated that all I can do is pray and listen and be there if or when someone calls and it hurts.

My version of Crispix, Chex etc party mix

Need fiber?

7 cups Crispix or other appropriate cereals like a mix of Chex wheat,  corn or rice

1 cup of nuts, I mix half dry roasted peanuts and cashews

1 cup pretzel sticks

1 cup Pepperidge Farm original flavour fish crackers. In a pinch, I have used oyster soup crackers.

6 or 7 Tbsp of butter,  I’m not exact
6 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 1/2 tsp lemon juice, reconstituted is fine

1/3 tsp garlic salt, more or less

1/3 tsp onion salt, more or less

Melt butter, add Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Add salts. I got some bacon salt I may try next.

Coat the ingredients in the bowl and dump in a jelly roll pan.
Place in 275 degree oven

Bake for 45 to 60 minutes turning the mix over every 15 minutes.

Take out of oven and start snarfing it down. The stuff is addictive.

If I take this to family gatherings like Christmas it’s gone before dinner. Also suitable for putting in bags as gifts