Monday, December 13, 2010


Sagittarius, the sign of the Centaur, the archer who is half man and half beast, is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. You need demanding physical or intellectual exercise in order to fulfill your potential. Being a Sagittarian, you should guard against restlessness, and develop a sense of purpose. This will ensure that you possess the continuity of effort required for a full expression of your potential, and thus your psychological fulfillment. You are likely to be one of the explorers and travelers of the Zodiac-both in mind and in body. You are willing to take risks, but must control a gambling spirit that can occasionally get out of hand. Sagittarian characteristics: Fire Element. Colors are rich purples and dark blues. Flowers: Dandelions, lime-flowers, carnations, and pink are all flowers traditionally associated with Sagittarius. Herbs: Lemon Balm. Trees: Sagittarian trees include the oak, birch, lime, mulberry, chestnut and ash. Spices: No spices are particularly associated with Sagittarius, but allspice is sometimes mentioned in connection with this sign. Gems: Topaz is the Sagittarian gem. To be used as a talisman, it should always come from Spain, a Sagittarian country. Metal: The Sagittarian metal is traditionally said to be tin; it is especially relevant to the sign when it is highly polished and shining. Animals: All animals related to hunting, including big and small game and horses, fall under the dominion of Sagittarius Happy-Go-Lucky Sagittarians give the impression that they have not a care in the world. They are always ready to offer a friendly smile and a word of encouragement to less positive people. Sagittarians are at their best when challenged. Your positive mind will allow you to grasp the overall structure of a situation and assess the best way of solving a problem, whatever the difficulties. Jupiter, the Roman god of philosophy and languages, represents the Sagittarian ruling plant. It can make its subjects optimistic and loyal, but sometimes conceited. Travel: Hungary, Australia, and Spain are among the countries rules by Sagittarius. Spain is a big favorite for Sagittarian vacations. Reading: Sagittarians are eternal students who love to study - especially foreign languages. You will therefore enjoy reading. Hunting curios: As the hunters of the Zodiac, Sagittarians often enjoy searching for bargains and for unusual or exotic articles. Any Sagittarian home will feel very roomy, perhaps because of a clever use of mirrors. This is just as well, because furniture, books, ornaments, and china will occupy every spare corner. You will be happiest in a career that can be planned in advance. Predictability does not have other appeal, however, and you must be free to do things in your own way. It is excellent if your work involves travel. The Sagittarian body organ is the liver. You should therefore make an effort to learn what does and does not agree with you, and find out exactly what your food and drink limits are.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Art of Mosaic

I can't tell you how much fun I had this weekend! I went to a class in Grover Beach that is the best kept secret in the Central Cost Area! It is called Passiflora Mosaics, the owners Fred and Donnell Pasion are great teachers and hosts! It was an incredible two days, starting with introducing our selves (everyone in the class), then picking out our glass and starting to mosaic our pieces. The first day went so quick that I don't think anyone stopped for lunch, but I was so busy cutting my glass and applying it to my mushroom that I don't think I even looked around. When I got home the first night I went to bed at 7 pm I was so tired (a wonderful tired)! The next morning we started to clean our pieces and then then apply the grout. Then to let our piece dry and clean it up. Last night I had a hard time going to sleep my head was so full of ideas and when I finally did go to sleep I was up at 3:40 am. It is so hard when you can't turn your head off, but, oh what wonderful ideas are in my head. If you live in this area or you are coming to visit you need to make sure you drive by their house, where the classes are held and look at their yard, it is like Disney Land to me. It is just incredible, stepping stones, mushrooms, wall hangings, bird baths, tables, even the crack in the driveway is mosaic! It is eye candy and unbelievable to behold. The address is 330 N. 10th Street in Grover Beach. Fred and Donnell's next classes start in January please go to their website for information about the classes, you will truly be happy that you took a class from these two wonderful and very talented people. This class has pulled me out of my depression since I have moved back to this area and I feel it was a wonderful blessing for me to take this class, I feel like I have my grove back. Thank you so much Fred and Donnell! Here is a picture of my mushroom, mind you not a very good one but you can get an idea of what fun I had! The website is

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Beautiful December Sunset

As I was setting at my desk last evening looking out the window I saw the sky starting to turn the most beautiful colors, so what could I do but grab my camera and run outside to start taking pictures. With the scattered clouds in the sky it was just incredible. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as me.