Mary Carol Anne Soup

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


"Things: or "stuff" constitute a major problem in most homes, and it accumulates
day by day. Useless kitchen gadgets, empty gift boxes to recycle,presents we
hate or have outgrown,inherited objects which fear of embarrassment or guilt will not
let us part with, an endless list of other items.
We hold on to clothes 'in case' we might need them. Books - so difficult to get
rid of----
Clutter represents stagnet energy, and with this in mind, I am going to start to bring a little FENG SHUI into my space--
Where to start? Think it will be the 'storage room' which is home to-you name it- it's there!!
I could use some company - I'll match you - junk for junk!!!
Sooooo - I'm on my way downstairs, can hardly wait to get started!!
I'll let you know if good karma enters - think it's supposed to come in the front door.


Blogger grasshopper said...

I’m too sick for that. Maybe tomorow...^_^

7:15 PM, March 14, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

You're sick? Eat chicken soup!!
Guess what I found in my storage room -
Seven (7) gallons of various paints, most half full, and not all labeled! To the Dump!
Rollers, paint trays, brushes,tape,hockey pucks, ping pong balls, golf balls,a jar of nails,nuts,and bolts,three saws,motorcycle parts,decals, glue, one called 'Gorilla Snot' -
Feng Shui is happening here man, and it feels good!
To-morrow will be the 'drawer' - that should be an experience!!

Your tip for the day:
My Feng Shui book tells me that
Microwave ovens are potentially the most dangerous of all household appliances. They have been found to emit low-frequency radiation far in excess of that known to cause lymphatic cancer
in chldren,and are also thought
to corrupt the molecular structure
of food.
Since they can leak, it is a good idea to have them checked annually.
Ohhhhhhh - hope I don't take this book too seriously!
Are you familiar with this statement?
Hope you feel better Grasshopper -

1:46 PM, March 15, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

I am a real FENG SHUI fan!

The problem occurs when my neighbors complain over everything I throw out in the garden :-/

Maybe mirrors will be a great outdoors solution as well?

3:37 PM, March 15, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Anna-lys -
I got introduced to Feng Shui a couple of years ago, when I launched a new Alfred Sung fragrance called 'Shi'- which means
'water'.I had the book with me, and had lots of fun with customers, giving them their animal,element,magic number,positive and/or negative sign - sold $46,000 in three months!!
And now its time to do some renovating here, and Feng Shui to the rescue.
Now - we get into colors -
and their association-
It is such a personal thing - but I'll tell you, I cannot be in a room with strong colours (British spelling) - I am uneasy, unable to relax - I feel closed in.
Consequently, my home is in very subdued shades of beige - but I need a change of sorts - have to give this some thought!!
My chart reads something like this:
Animal: Pig
Element: Wood - negative
Association: Trees,Plants,Wooden
furniture, Green
Magic Number: 4
Now, I don't buy into all that stuff, but I love the philosphy
behind the principles of Feng Shui!!mca

11:24 PM, March 15, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

Here I come with "FENG SHUI" carma... ;-))Remember that you not place the bathroom in the "wealthcorner". Every home have that.
If that is the facts your mony can wash away in the drain. dont despair, there is some cure if that is the facts. Place some fresh aspiring flower(picture of it if there is no windows)and small stones from the riverside can turn a round the flow of chi. Dont forget to hang up a mirror outside your bathroom door.

Good Luck :)

3:31 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Fancy -
Thank you for the Bathroom tip, I have beautiful stones stashed away,they will immediately be put on display in a harmonious manner -
Working on my living room, the Curio cabinet has undergone a complete change of direction, with half of the 'objects of art' removed - too many Lladro figurines. It looks great -
Less clutter definitely creates
a still, quiet sensation in a room.
I'm loving this -
On to the Bedroom, I think the bed needs to be moved - that's for tomorrow!
Soon, we will deal with color -

4:03 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

On the colour issue.

I think the wheat-green is a shade that would be lovely in your home. Get rid of all beige insomnia shit-yellow-colours.

For You:

combined with dark brown wood
and only plants that grow upwards, never
large width.

Some white orchid here and there

No curtains ... only wooden jalousie

6:21 AM, March 17, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

FANCY and ANNA-lys .....
I see you two have some experience with the art of Feng Shui -
I am facing a huge job here - and my problem is that I am not disciplined - I am all over the board, being true to my Sagitarius personaltiy. This is a real challenge for me -
I'm loving the color coffee-with a double shot of Bailey's - that creamy look -
So that will be part of the new look . .. .. .. ..
If you are planning a trip to Canada anytime in the near future, I will gladly wait for you and your expertise!!

4:49 PM, March 21, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Mother Mary Carol Anne, have you gotten rid of that live crocodile yet? I think it makes the family room a little cramped, and may even be dangerous.

I don't know anything about Feng Shui, but I expect that this sort of thing would at the very least be addressed in passing.

5:06 PM, March 22, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

I worked in a china restaurant as a kook but still I don’t recall the “Feng Shui” having on the menu :-))

8:59 AM, March 23, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

How about changing the melody in your blog-post, dude??

9:05 AM, March 23, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Grasshopper said: "How about changing the melody in your blog-post, dude??"

Okay, I'll do my best.

Between kitchen renovations and helping with grade 5 homework, I'm a little stretched.

2:36 PM, March 23, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Hey Crabby -
So, the renovations have begun!!
Well, I only have this to say regading color:
RED -stimulating and dominant, it reduces the size of rooms, and increases the size of objects. It is useful as an accent colour. It is not suitable for dining rooms, children's bedrooms, kitchens or workshops. It is associated with warmth,prospeity and stimulation, but also anger, shame and hatred."
On the other hand-
YELLOW - associated with enlightenment and intellect, it stimulates the brain and aids digestion. Its positive qualities are optimism, reason and decisiveness. while its negative ar craftiness, exaggeration and rigidity. Suitable for hallways and kitchens but not for meditation rooms or bathrooms.
You don't want to know about PURPLE!
There's always black and white -
Hope all goes well - that's a huge job you are tackling .....


1:12 AM, March 24, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Grasshopper -
You are too cute - no Feng Shui on the menu? Are Chinese restaurants popular in Sweden? Maybe you just haven't found the right one- it's really quite tasty. NOT!!!
And it's more than just decorating, encompasses a way of living - are you into it???

1:19 AM, March 24, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Do You still battle with the Masters of Feng Shui? How about Your philosophical enlightment?

9:41 AM, March 24, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Even I must get serious once in a while:
Do You prefer Fancys Elephant nose or my Firefighter? :-P

4:48 AM, March 26, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

No contest Anna-lys -
Your Fireman wins hands down. Now that is a strange expression - wonder where it came from~~~
Your serious nature becomes you~~~

7:16 PM, March 26, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

Feng shui and elefant and firemen
and on the top chicken soup. That I will say is a mix of everything... :)

2:15 AM, March 27, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

Yes china food is still popular here despite poor variety, comparing how it is in USA or England. Right now the Thai food is taking over the market especially with their buffet drive.

Feng Shui fan I’m not and don’t know much about it. I prefer to use my own interior design ability with my own taste.

About the “BILDERBERG" group, I didn’t know much at all but now I’m doing some readings on it so I’ll be back to you on the issue. Must admit; so far is very interesting and scary at the same time.

2:28 AM, March 27, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

I think that you want to hear the latest is something you dont want to miss. welcome to my place.

6:26 PM, March 27, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

Okay, Grasshopper, I have a new tune up on my blog, and a hard-hitting political piece, too.

10:12 PM, March 29, 2007  
Blogger grasshopper said...

I'll get to it right a way :-)

1:57 PM, March 31, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

I can't even pronounce that 'feng shui'. Hope you will write about something more familiar to me, like postal stamps in Slovakia.

7:00 AM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

OK nb -
Are you a knowledgeable fellow in the stamp field - what do you know about stamps from Russia? I have several,from 1974 and 1976 - two picture Battleships, one covers Sputnik, and several with magnificent Art works, all carrying the familiar CPPP logo, and the Hammer/Sickle, and the Red Star. Do you think they have any value?
Feng shui is a girl thing - very few men go there-my opinion only
So what's new in the Slovakia Stamp market?

10:55 AM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

Thought so: feng shui is for home keepers. To tell the truth: I do not know much about slovakian stamps. Russian stamps are beautiful, but not very valuable. Even old ones are cheap, which I discovered some years ago, when I inhereted my aunt's stamp collection. She left me 32 albums, that gave 2000 SEK when I sold them. Swedish stamps command a value of 1/10 of the price printed on them, if unused. Used stamps =0. So I can think of a better idea than collecting stamps. But rare specimens are still valuable. Are they attached to a remarkable envelope or card: don't take them away! The whole thing is worth much more.

1:22 PM, April 01, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

"My serious nature" dear MMCA I am simply just nature ... and nature has a tendency to change over time ;-))

3:25 AM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

"and nature has a tendency to change over time....."
YES, it does Anna-lys, our lives seem to constitute a progression of changes, both physically and emotionally -
It can be a source of stress, or a challenge-life is really what you make it!!

4:32 PM, April 02, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

dear mmca! Thank you for visiting my miserable quarters. Feng shui is to me, what swedish language presumably is to you. My text deals with languages, especially the laguage of mathematics. I believe mathematical thinking is a part of all our minds. The way we express it varies though. It could be cooking, knitting or blowing bubbles - or "pure" thought: abstract formulae. What I'm diving into is the formalized language of mathematics. There was so much I misunderstood, at first. This was due to my limited perception, of course, but also to inferiour textbooks. It seems Euclid was a greater author, than modern math guys. What they teach today is harder to understand, than what I learned in school. I am talking about my country. Hopefully things are different in Canada.
God dag!

7:00 PM, April 02, 2007  

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