September already and my body is still back in August when the sun was shining and the ground was warm. My favorite time is in the fall when everything starts to change and all the blessings fall into glorious colors for as far as the eye can see.  Fall means changes in my life too.  Some people wait until New Year’s Day to make changes but folks I like to try every season…so, if I don’t make the summer season then that’s all right cause I’ve got the fall, winter and spring to fail and start again. Great for the ego.
  

This fall I decided my goal was to grow some finger nails naturally.  I don’t know if you remember my time with those false nails I called “hookers”.  They caught into everything and flew off in the most embarrassing places.
  

Guess I gotta give you some background about my nails.  I know I work hard what with eating, sleeping taking Cranky Cat out for a walk and I know I use my nails like those curved forks we use for the garden, and oh yes…I have been known to pick and bite them in a good movie, but after all…I just needed to find a different way to grow fingernails.
  

Now you got the background, so you’ll understand that everything I’ve tried failed—so my fall resolution was to go to one of those hypnotist people.  I see one is advertising in this paper.
 

I sure didn’t know what to expect what with all the gobbledegook you see on TV and I’ve seen those people on stage who seem to go out of their minds and do the funniest things.

I expected I would see some lady with a turban and one of those swinging gizmos that go back and forth in front of your face.  I really did think twice about going  but my gal friend Pheenie went to this same gal to quit her smoking habit and it worked and it was her, honestly folks, that talked me into it. I told her I’d go if she promised to go with me just in case I needed emergency help.

I called to make the appointment and told her I was coming to fix my bad nail habits. I was to go Saturday at 10am.

  I shuffled up to the door with Pheenie pushing from behind.  I rang the doorbell and a cute little old lady with a huge grin opened the door and invited us in. I told her I was scared and that I had brought Pheenie with me just in case…

She nodded and asked me a few questions and then asked me to sit down in her hypnosis chair.  She dimmed the lights and asked me to look up at a spot on the wall.  Then the softest voice floated into my ears and she asked me to close my eyes.  I could feel myself relaxing still muchly aware of her soft voice. 

I had been scared that I would spill some secret beans when I was hypnotized, or that I wouldn’t wake up, or that I’d be stuck!  But folks that just wasn’t what happened.  I knew that I could stop at any time and really I wanted to stay in this wonderful bliss.

She gave me what they call a post-hypnotic suggestion that every time I had a cup of my delicious coffee it would remind me to use a hoe or small shovel  to dig around in the dirt. She gave me suggestions about when I was watching a movie or I was in an emotional state to have a pencil handy that I could tap. 

She then started to count slowly, from 1 to 5 and she said for me wake up.  I felt so good folks.  I thought I was there for about 10 minutes and guess what, almost 3/4 hour had passed.  She taught me some self-hypnosis to help with her suggestions and we booked a follow-up appointment in case I needed it.

I agreed to try everything she said, although to be honest I was hoping she’d say to have some of my favorite ice cream ready or some popcorn when I watched a movie or got emotional and such…anything but a darn pencil!   Well I guess, after all, this was my fall resolution and I had to give it a try.     

Now I know you wanna hear how the heck I made out.  Folks, I have the best looking fingernails in the county!  They work wonders on my Clem’s back.  I don’t play in the dirt any more.  I get Clem to.  I heard him grumbling something about fangs but when he saw me pointing at him, he just smiled and went on digging.

Now for my winter’s resolution I think I’ll try this hypnosis thing again, this time for shaving a bit of extra fat off of my love handles.

I thought I should report this folks as I know like me, lots of you might be scared of the hypnotist thing, but I swear it has been the best experience and to top it off, it works.

If you would like to find out more about hypnosis, please feel free to leave me a comment below and perhaps we can chat over a cup of virtual tea.  Take care…keep smiling..