January 1, 2011
1-1-11 Seemed like an auspicious date, so my sister Jane suggested that we have a "New Year's Day Fortunetelling Party." We wound up with about 20 women and one very busy psychic, Karen. After proclaiming the energy in my office to be "good," Karen set up a table and two chairs, then opened her pack of Tarot cards.
I was her first client. Although I do believe there's more to heaven and earth than we know, I was also a bit skeptical. However, when Karen began with a "health" reading and asked me about the tingling in my hands, especially my right hand, I nearly fell off my chair. Yes, I'd been having a strange sensation, like my hand was falling "asleep." Yes, I chalked it up to overuse of my hands, scrubbing floors and painting. But Karen suggested I start yoga again and include daily stretches.
How did she know I was having trouble with my hands? Well, duh. She's PSYCHIC!!
I won't tell you my exact fortune, but I will say that 2011 should be a very good year for me.
Others took their turns, and they came away feeling refreshed and ready to face the year ahead.
Of course, no party would be complete without food. Boy, did we have a gracious plenty: turkey, ham, shrimp, dips, hashbrown casserole, baked beans, cheese dip, cherries, gingerbread cupcakes, herb dip, and a stunning cake featuring a Maneki Neko, the Japanese "lucky cat."
The Lucky Cat sat on a Red Velvet cake (as shown at the top of this post), which we learned is a lucky cake to eat on New Year's Day. Seems like all the signs were aligned for this venture.