Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Psychic Predicts a Wonderful New Year

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."

Cheryl, the cakemaker, formed the cat out of Rice Krispie treats, covered it in icing, and wow, isn't it neat?

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.
My sister also planned for a door prize. Jane had everyone write her name on a slip of paper. I drew one and my friend and sister Midnight Ink author Deb Sharp won a Maneki Neko cat. Deb was thrilled. See that happy grin?

Today Jane and I decided that the New Year's Day Fortunetelling Party will definitely be an annual event!


Linda O. Johnston said...

What a fun way to start the year, Joanna. May all the good predictions come true!

Monica Ferris said...

I second Linda's wish. May we all have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

I'm sure that the psychic included my wonderful blog sisters in her positive forecast!

Betty Hechtman said...

Your party sounds great. I hope all your predictions come true. I hope 2011 is a great year for all of us.

Pam De Voe said...

What a fun idea! Enjoy your felicitous 2011!

Deborah Sharp said...

Yep, Betty, I can attest that Joanna and her sister Jane threw a FAB party. Of course, I did win the lucky door prize (first time I've won anything since the limbo contest in 6th grade). Here's hoping the psychic's most positive predictions prove true, for everyone.