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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I have has plenty of time where I have made a decision  or statement solely from a gut feeling or intuition  and I've  learned to trust my intuition. I can't explain how it works.

Yesterday I was doing errands down town and had to go up town for more errands and since Value Village was just a skip away I went there. I found a cute resin traditional santa and carefully placed it in my cart and I wasn't rushed for a change, I was just scanning for little treasures.

My cell phone rang and I picked it up and didn't recognized the number but I could hear kids in the background so I decided to answer it. It was a day care program employee calling to tell me that she had called my daughter and her husband at home and at work without success and she wanted to tell me that my little granddaughter didn't got off the school bus and no one had called to tell them that she wasn't coming to the day care.

I didn't quite know what to do.   I left my cart and cute santa in the isle and went to my car. I had a short way with less traffic lights  to get to my daughter's new house and a long way.  My intuition told me to take the long way down one hill with traffic lights and back up the hill  long street.  I felt that she was not in any danger and that she was in good hand and there was a good reason that she was not at Day Care.   I know, it doesn't make sense, but I followed my intuition.   I got to my daughter's house and her car was in the driveway. I went in and relieved to see that my granddaughter was home.  My daughter had just walked in the door with her daughter whom she had picked up at school.

  Had I taken the short route, my daughter would not have been home and I would have left to go to her school to find out if she had gotten on the bus.  I told my daughter that she better call the day Care and the poor overworked daughter had totally forgotten to call the Day Care.

I'll not bore you with more stories but I just wanted to share this with you today.  Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

Welcome to my new followers.  JB


  1. That intuition works wonders sometimes! Glad everything was okay! Your daughter sounds like she could use a break!! :-)
    Are you going to go back and get that Santa?..... Julia you deserve more time to shop at your leisure too!!
    I can't wait for my package to get here...... wonder how long it will take from Canada? Bless your heart for thinking of me with a card too...... your thoughtfulness and kindness is greatly appreciated!
    Cathy G

  2. I wish more people listened to their intuition. It has saved me and maybe my family countless times. My kids have listened to it and I think it has been for the better too. Just last week, my brother didn't listen to his and didn't go home like it was telling him and in the time his house was robbed. He kept saying, I should have listened over and over. So yes, it is a good thing.
    Too bad about the cute Santa, maybe it will be there when you go back.
    I am so glad your grand daughter and your daughter were just fine.
    So glad you shared.

  3. As a former daycare provider and preschool teacher, I commend your daughter's daycare provider, she handled this "out of the ordinary situation" perfectly, hats off to her.

  4. I would have totally freaked. I do wish I would handle situations such as this rationally. I drive myself crazy.

    And good for you daycare provider! as Dog Trot... Dog Trot HAhaaa.. says, hats off to her.

  5. Cheri back to larkriseOctober 19, 2011 at 3:16 AM

    I am glad you listened to your intuition.How upsetting but your intuition told you not to worry,Wow Baby and Mom look so cute!!!What a cozy nice picture of your family Julia

  6. I always find that my intuition works better than my logical side of the brain. However, I don't always listen to it!! Glad you did!

  7. Intuition is a powerful thing, isn't it? I'm so glad everything turned out ok. It's hard to keep all the balls in the always slips forgetting the important phone call! It happens to all of us way too often, doesn't it?

  8. I am trying to use my intution more. If it feels bad down down in the gut or feels right follow it. So glad everything was ok.

  9. Good call Julia. Intuition is to be believed.
    Happy everyone was safe.
    keep on keeping on

  10. Thanks for your comments everyone.

    Cheri, baby James belongs to my other youngest daughter. He was visiting here for a month in August and all the cousins just love him. he has such a charismatic personality. JB

  11. Thank goodness your intuition was guiding you in the right direction. That was scary!
    Glad everyone is OK after all!

  12. Those are heart stopping moments for sure.
    I'm so glad all was well.
    Intuition is an amazing thing. So thankful that you were listening.

  13. what a nice story with a nice ending. A lesson for us all!

  14. Following our intuition is a good thing. I am glad you followed yours and found everyone safe at home. Hugs

  15. When something like that used to happen here, my grandmother would say it was like the Marsh Witch. It was some old story about a psychic lady from the Marsh. I have had a few Marsh Witch moments. (This is some old wives tale about living near the Tantramar Marsh - I'm not calling you a witch)

  16. Glad you listen - I often "don't listen" to mine and then have to deal with the "fall-out" - LOL joanne

  17. My bad. When we moved, the little one changed the location of her after school program. It is still run by the YMCA but in a different location. If she was not going to be at the old program, I used to call the Y first thing in the morning when I knew and then I didn't have to worry about it. But at the new program there is no one there to take the call until about 1:30 and I just plum forgot to call at that time. Needless to say, I will try and be more diligent in the future.