Several months ago, I was given a beautiful set of Russian Gypsy fortune telling cards. I use these cards pretty regularly – though the level of my use changes with the phases of my life. Pretty consistently, I’ve drawn a symbol that tells me “happiness will come from far away“. I don’t always realize what it’s referring to, but I know that I was ecstatic to spend somentome with my brother, who lives in NC. He’s a most wonderful soul, and a friend I’m glad to have.
Nathan with my Uncle Bob at the Wrightsville Reservoir
Canoe time! I know the photo’s funky, but I only snapped one shot of them holding it. We had a blast – even made it halfway across the reservoir with the boat back-end forward. It was on purpose, I swear.
It’s funny how life goes in circles, isn’t it?
I left Vermont on September 15th, with no intention to return within the next few years. Yet here I am, enjoying the familiarity of young adult life in this small town. It’s not all the same, but it’s pretty damn close. And, honestly, I’m pretty okay with that.
On another happy note, the farmer’s markets here in Caledonia County all accept EBT cards! They have this really cool system where EBT funds are exchanged dollar for dollar – I swipe my card, and am given the exact dollar amount that I request in $1 tokens. Of course, there are restrictions to what I can buy. I can’t get non-food items like soaps, candles, alcohol, etc. But I’m able to get the goodies that pique my interest – raw milk, duck eggs/local chicken eggs, veggies, cheese, etc! I don’t have a lot of EBT funds, but it’s nice to know that I can support local farmers with the government’s money. In this particular case, I don’t feel guilty about using governmental benefits. It helps both myself (spiritually, physically and mentally) and the wonderful farms in Vermont!
I have no idea how things are going to unfold during my time here….the mystery always waits until the last second to reveal itself. I guess I don’t mind, though – it always makes for an interesting show ;) With $6 to my name, no place to stay, and bills looming over my head, I can’t wait to see what miracle unfolds. Hopefully we will start working soon! It’s time to be “responsible” (or whatever… :P ) and pay off our car. It’s a hefty price, but I know all will be well. <3