Summer So Far

Ye gods! I just realized that the last time I posted on my blog was MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND!

I am a blog loser.

Well, I won’t beat myself up too much. It’s been a busy summer. I hit the ground running in June when my boys wrapped up their school year, and I traveled to Pennsylvania to teach a Tarot workshop for my good friend Gloria at her beautiful Spirit Education Center and Sanctuary. When I came home, I was ready to party with my theatre friends to celebrate the end of another successful community theatre season here in Cincinnati. By that time, it was July, and I celebrated my birthday with good friends in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s a glimpse of the festivities:

Yummy cake batter-flavored martinis created by my friend Jonathan. And  my husband baked a yellow cake with homemade caramel icing. I know, you’re jealous!

Once my birthday was over, it was time to pack and head to beautiful Lily Dale, New York to teach some workshops. I never tire of walking the lovely grounds there, working for Spirit at the outdoor message services, and meeting new people to share ideas and experiences. If you are at all interested in metaphysics, you should definitely plan a trip to Lily Dale for a future summer holiday. Here are some photos that might capture your interest:

The welcoming gate sign at the entrance to Lily Dale.

The Lily Dale Auditorium, where many famous speakers and mediums have addressed crowds.

The lovely Healing Temple, a space filled with amazing peaceful healing vibrations.

A gorgeous view of the lake from the Lily Dale grounds.

One of the gorgeous Victorian homes on the grounds. Need a new place to live?

While in Lily Dale, I also got to meet up with one of my best buddies, my dear friend, fellow author Char Chaffin. Without Char, my novel Merlyn’s Raven would not have seen the light of day. Here we are together for breakfast:

Photo taken by Char’s wonderful husband, Don, who was good enough to share his wife with me that morning. 

My workshops were well-received, and I truly enjoyed my time at Lily Dale. Coming home just last week, I celebrated my 22nd wedding anniversary with my husband. And now I realize it’s time to get back in the swing of things here at home. Only a few more weeks of summer remain until my boys go back to school. Time moves so fast, and we are left with our jaws hanging open, saying, “When did that happen?”

I have quite a few more things on my plate this summer. I am offering a one-day Tarot class on Saturday, August 4 at my office. I am starting a 6-week Mediumship Development class for beginners on Wednesday, August 8. On Saturday, August 18, I will go to Camp Chesterfield in Indiana to teach a 3-hour workshop on Protection. Lexington, Kentucky is my last destination of the summer, when I travel to Patti Starr’s Mystical Paranormal Fair on Saturday, August 25 for a book signing and gallery-style message event. Details for all of these events are available at the websites tagged above or on my website’s events calendar. If you are in the neighborhood and so inclined, I hope you’ll join me for some summer fun.

So now, I’ve got to wrap up this blog. My boys are learning to drive this summer, and it’s time to leave for our dental check-ups. The Universe continues to bless me with plenty to keep me busy. I hope you find the blessings in your everyday life, too.

See you soon!



  • By Char Chaffin, July 23, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Welcome home, Rose my love! I’m so glad Lily Dale was a success, and I know your fellas were happy to have you back. I’m tickled mauve that we got to spend an hour or so together, after not seeing each other for too many years! Let’s not let that much time go by again, without meeting up! Love love to you!


  • By Rose, July 23, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    Char, I am so happy we got to spend a bit of time together–but it’s never enough! We WILL do it again soon! xoxox And enjoy your Pony rides! 🙂

  • By Janna Shay, July 23, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    Phew – I got tired just reading about all the things you did. You are one busy lady. But you seem extremely fulfilled and happy with your life.
    I think it’s wonderful that you are able to do all the fabulous things that you do. More power to you, Rose. Really glad to hear from you again.

  • By Jessica Stith, July 24, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    Rose and Char! You both look so incredibly lovely. 😀 Your summer sounds busy, but full of wonderful things. I which I was closer because I’d definitely do the tarot workshop!

    Best Always….

  • By Ann Montclair, July 24, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    So glad you had a wonderful summer. Lilydale is one of my favorite places to visit. 🙂 Wishing you love.

  • By Rose, July 24, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    Thanks for stopping by, Janna. Yes, sometimes I get tired just looking at my schedule–but I suppose I would be bored if I didn’t have so much to do. 🙂 It’s good to be back!

    Jessica! Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I’ve missed you and hope you are doing well. I wish you could do the Tarot workshop, too–it will be fun, I know. Sending you hugs.

    Thanks, Ann! Maybe sometime we can meet up at Lily Dale–I would LOVE that. Hope you’re having a great summer, too! 🙂

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