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Your emotions today are like a piece of bacon dropped into a hot frying pan: They`re twitching, popping and sizzling. You`re stuck in this spot for now, but there`s a lot you can do to distract yourself. Keep busy physically. Active hands and plenty of movement will counteract your emotional state and could even mute the effect enough to give you long stretches of peace. By the time you get a chance to share your feelings, you`ll have a better handle on them.
An elaborate dinner party involves a considerable amount of work but is a deeply satisfying way to share quality time with friends and family. Go all out on your preparations. You may even want to set this event up as a formal occasion or give it a special theme. The creativity you demonstrate in designing the menu and table settings, preparing the food and serving it with flair will stimulate other ideas for equally enjoyable ways to express your artistry.
You`ve got money on your mind today and nothing can dislodge your financial concerns from their place of prominence. Worrying over this is going on primarily inside your head, but family members will be able to tell from the set of your mouth and the occasional snappish response that something`s bugging you. Woe to the child or spouse who asks for extra money, especially if you consider the purchase frivolous and ill timed. Are you being too controlling?
A strong sense of anticipation follows you all day. It`s as if you`re on the brink of a major discovery or significant personal breakthrough. Nothing seems impossible right now, but at the same time you may be feeling somewhat emotional with a heightened sense of the importance of your nearest and dearest to your life. Remember that hugging your child for no obvious reason or whispering endearments to your partner are good practices for everyday, and not just when you are feeling so blessed.
It`s not all that often that you find yourself cast in the role of mediator, but today your temperament is just right for handling a touchy situation. With careful words and a friendly smile, you can make inroads where others cannot because the combatants appreciate that you are trying to be fair. Keep trying even if you secretly think you`re in over your head. Good results will crown your efforts.
Everybody decides to visit you, so forget about trying to impose any structure on your day. So what if dust bunnies fly across the floor every time someone walks through the living room or the newspapers are piled up in three-foot stacks beside the couch? No one`s here to critique your housekeeping; they`re here to spend a few hours in friendship and conversation. Pull out the beverages, throw together a plate of quick snacks and relax and enjoy a sociable afternoon.
You know that long list of stuff you wanted to do today? Forget about it. One thing after another comes up to thwart your plans. You`ll be miles ahead if you surrender early on to spontaneity. Whether chauffeuring the kids all over town to activities you didn`t know about, picking up a parent whose car won`t start or handling another half-dozen impromptu requests, keep your humor and your family will cherish you even more for your laid-back approach.
"You could luck out and find a fabulous sale today. Something you`ve had your eye on for a while could be marked down so drastically that you can buy it without feeling the least bit guilty. It`s fun to treat yourself to something really special now and again, but guard against the temptation to indulge even more. You`ll find it much harder to justify additional purchases. Something different for lunch sounds good.
Problem-solving is not on the agenda in your household today. Everybody seems to be speaking a different language, so communication could be all but impossible. You won`t be able to agree on how to spend the afternoon, either. Some will be eager for physical activity, while others think the movie theater is a perfect destination. Split up into camps according to your inclinations and then share your experiences over dinner.
You could be right in the middle of an interesting story in the morning paper when a totally unexpected and out-of-the-blue verbal spat practically knocks you off the couch. Responding with anger and irritation is a sure way to escalate the conflict. If you listen, though, you will soon discover that what you initially perceived as an attack is simply another`s way of opening a dialogue about a situation that has very little to do with you. You`d rather read the paper, but compassion will carry the day.
You really can`t put off a home repair much longer. You may as well dig out the tools and tackle it today, whether it`s a dripping faucet, a loose floorboard, a running toilet or some other minor annoyance. Sure, you`d much rather spend the afternoon lazing around or taking a drive, but look on this exercise as a challenge to your tendency for procrastination. Be truthful with yourself: Have you been challenging yourself enough lately?
You and your special someone are as inseparable as peanut butter and jelly today and just as sweet. Instead of spending the afternoon doing the same kinds of things that you usually do, suggest something completely different. Maybe you`ll want to go hang-gliding, take a horse and buggy ride through the historic section of your city or pack a wine-and-cheese picnic for a romantic spot by the river. Maybe you`ll want to do all of those things. The point is to think creatively.
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