Women’s Intuition

At what point will I finally trust my intuition? Intuition never seems to fail me; mine has rarely been wrong. Quite frankly, I cannot remember a time when it was wrong. Yet, I don’t always listen to it. It’s time. It is time to start going with my gut instinct; my first impression. Kind of like using common sense. I looked up some quotes about intuition and would like to share them:

A man’s women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them; they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow. In this fact, perhaps, lies one of the best proofs of feminine intelligence, or, as the common phrase makes it, feminine intuition.
H. L. Mencken

Modern man’s besetting temptation is to sacrifice his direct perceptions and spontaneous feelings to his reasoned reflections; to prefer in all circumstances the verdict of his intellect to that of his immediate intuitions.
Aldous Huxley

To see life from the perspective of intuition is to have vision. To see life from the perspective of intuition is to see life from the perspective of wholeness. It is to understand that life is basically one and that we are part of life. While the intellect can only see the details, intuition sees the whole. To see life from the perspective of intuition is like looking at life from the summit of the mountain, whereas seeing life only from the perspective of intellect is like looking at life from the foot of the mountain. Through learning to listen to our intuition, we learn to be in contact with the Whole.
Swami Dhyan Giten

The moment of truth, the sudden emergence of a new insight, is an act of intuition. Such intuitions give the appearance of miraculous flushes, or short-circuits of reasoning. In fact they may be likened to an immersed chain, of which only the beginning and the end are visible above the surface of consciousness. The diver vanishes at one end of the chain and comes up at the other end, guided by invisible links.
Arthur Koestler

I’m reaching the other end of that chain. And having taken the long route to examine each link before believing the other end was indeed attached, I now realize I could have saved myself much trouble and time if I had gone with my initial intuition.


Random interactions with my children and Luke

01/25/12  Sometimes at bedtime, I will lean over and whisper to Ila, “Do you know what?” to which she says, “What?” and I tell her, “You’re my FAVORITE daughter! Shhhhh! Don’t tell anybody!” She thinks that is a huge secret!

01/25/12  My funny (but sad) story for today is… Cole came home from school, did his homework and went upstairs. As soon as he reaches the top of the stairs he says, “WHOA!!! Look at this carpet!!! It looks so pretty! MOOOOM?? Did you vacuum today? Wow! Look at my carpet in my room! It’s beautiful! Man!!!”

You think I need to vacuum more often? Don’t judge.

01/16/12  Cole:  ‎”I guess ALL Mondays really ARE bad! Even if they are a holiday.” – while under house arrest today. My kids were acting out today and have caused me to cancel my lunch; therefore, I am canceling their everything. We’re doing school work all day.  Later as we sat in silence, Cole says, “Everything is so calm.” To which I replied, “Except me.” Cole said, “Ummm…I mean quiet.”

10/15/11  Ila: Mom…would you buy some figs next time you go to the store? Cole: OH! I love Fig Neuters!!!

8/10/11  Ila discovered a pair of Cole’s underwear in my bathroom floor. She called out, “HEY COLE! Did you know your undies have a pocket???”

7/29/11  Cole asked me today if I was alive before the internet.  *o*

7/2/11  Luke: Do you know what I’ve noticed about y’all being gone? Me: You’re happy??!?!

7/2/11  Me: You must REALLY be on vacation! You’re not watching news or sports. You’re watching Food TV! Luke: Giada’s having a pool party.

6/6/11 Last night upon entering our hotel room, Cole exclaimed, “I love fancy knockers!” He was playing with the metal door knocker. Luke said, “Me too, son. Me too!’

5/17/11 Fed my kids FAKE chicken tonight. Morning Star Farms chicken starters. Cole ate his in no time flat. Ila tasted one and said, “Mom…this doesn’t taste like our chicken. It tastes like paper.”

5/15/11 So I’m putting Ila in bed and she says, “Mom, I wish there were no weekends.” I replied, “Me too, honey. Me too!” She said, “Why Mom? So we could learn everyday?” “Yeah, baby. Every day.”

5/13/11 Cole has been rather emotional lately. Luke was worried about hormones so he asked Cole if he had anything going on he needed to talk about. Cole replied, “Dad. I’ve been having these urges.” Luke hesitated then asked what kind. Cole started jumping up and down and screamed, “The urge to do JUMPING JACKS, DAD!!!”

May 2011 Last Friday, I single-handedly managed to move my GINORMOUS sectional sofa out of my living room, roll up and turn my 9×12 rug. I then got one part of the sofa back on it but the rug was not straight and I couldn’t pull hard enough to fix it. Had to wait for Luke to help. When the kids got home from school, they wanted to know if we were having company. 😀

Winter 2011 Ila was home sick from school. She was on the sofa and felt so bad. She looked at me and said, “I just want to be happy again.”

Crazy Neighborhood Lady

I am proud to admit I have become THAT crazy neighborhood lady!!!

I can remember when Luke and I moved into our new house in Pensacola at Heron’s Forest. We would be driving in our neighborhood and see this lady that would wave violently at you doing a thumbs down signal! You could see the veins popping out in her forehead! Man! We would think, what a nut!

Here I am years later with small children. I watch cars come down my street going anywhere from 45mph to some I’ve seen that I KNOW were topping 60mph! My kids cross this street! And yes, they are both very good about looking both ways but that won’t help if a car comes flying down street at 60mph!

I would bet your thoughts run to teenagers speeding through. And a few are. But I’ve mostly seen MOMS in mini vans and SUVs doing it! These people have kids of their own! What are they thinking? Stupid teenagers I can SOMEWHAT forgive for some moderate speeding, but MOMS??? Come on!!! What is so f*cking important that it’s worth killing someone’s kid for?

My new tactic: If I am in my car on my street and see a car heading toward me at a high rate of speed, I veer over into their lane and start playing chicken with them forcing them to stop. I look them right in the eye and scream, “SLOW DOWN!!!”

My first victim was a mother from my kid’s school. She used to live right down the street!!! She recently moved to a neighborhood just across the road. She’s a doctor’s wife and has never given me the time of day and I don’t like her anyway. She was barreling down my street at about 50mph….the SAME street HER kids once lived on! Oh HELL no! I performed the above tactic.  The second was a teenager just a few days ago. I pulled in front of him and laid on my horn screaming!

PEOPLE!!! I beg of you! Use your head! Don’t kill someone’s child in a neighborhood where they should be free to play without such worries! Save your speeding for the interstate, if you must speed. You don’t want the guilt of hurting someone’s child following you the rest of your life.