Thursday, June 7, 2012

June Update!

Hello, everyone!  The following is from my June newsletter.  If you haven't signed up, why not do so, now?  You can either text BARBMALLON at 22828 or...

Hoping you're having a wonderful week.  It's been nice and cool here in Northern Virginia, but apparently we're getting some HOT weather this weekend.  Ah well.  :)

What's new here, you ask?  Lots of news! I've been trying to be much better about my blog and adding interesting things.  I'm about to start blogging on my diet and exercise regiment, if for nothing else, to keep myself on track.  I'm on day 12 of very healthy eating and already feel better, but in order to lose (or as a friend says, reduce my weight by...) this ickky 20 pounds, I need to incorporate more exercise.  My daughter is getting married at the end of September, so I need to work my butt off!  I've forced myself on my elliptical and stationary bike and have been taking 30-45 minute walks per day.  Hoping it'll start to work soon!  :D  Thanks to my wonderful friend Will for the help and encouragement.  Also, if you're on "" friend me!  It's an app for iphones/ipads, etc. and is also online.

My friend, Rob Gutro has written another book, "Lessons Learned From Talking to the Dead" and he's included me throughout it.  It's a great book and I recommend you pick it up!  I'm also in another friend's book, "The Girls Ghost Hunting Guide" - check them both out when you have a chance!

I also had to get... ugh... progressives as I was sick of having 5 pairs of different strength reading glasses laying all over my house.  They are a ***** to get used to, let me tell you, and I think I'm going to have to upgrade from the "standard" lenses to the better ones, even if that means hearing an "I told you so" from the salesman I bought them from.  At least they're cute Ray Bans.  Ha!

I am not sure about where I'll be conducting my in-person sessions yet, as I just officially ended my contract with Regus.  They were just too unprofessional for me to deal with anymore, so I'll be moving at the end of August.  I will keep you up to date!

For all of you who have asked and asked about my Psychic Development Workshop, it's NEXT WEEKEND!  Please don't hesitate if you want to sign up.  There are three seats left!

All the fur babies are fine... Maggie is her same sweet pain in the butt (she figured out how to back out of her harness, ugh), and Sadie is getting a little older and more mellow.  We have Rocky raccoon come by every night and there's always a little turf war (hissing and yelling) between Rocky and the other raccoon "Gimpy" (he/she has an unusable back leg).  Our possums make an appearance every once in a while and our family of squirrels are all around still.  Fiona and Snickers both love to jump up on our kitchen screen as if to say "WHERE ARE MY PEANUTS, WOMAN?"

Here's today's food/workout diary:

20 mins elliptical
biceps curl - 5 sets, 10 reps, 2lbs
lateral raise - dumbbell side - 5 sets, 10 reps, 2lbs
triceps extension - 5 sets, 10 reps, 2lbs
dumbbell hanging triceps extension - 5 sets, 10 reps, 2lbs
kickbacks, bent, 1 arm, dumbbell - 5 sets, 10 reps, 2lbs
walk 45 mins (later, after dinner)

banana/whole wheat toast/coffee for breakfast
spinach and avocado salad w/light ranch and flax seed
broccoli & eggwhite stir fry w/quinoa for dinner (later)
maybe a little vino and a weight watcher ice cream bar… we'll see. :D

Have a great evening!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Little Ghost Boy at The Admiral Fell Inn - EVP

Thanks to Michael for finding this MP3 for me!  I've been looking for it forever!

Here's the story:

I was doing a mediumship demonstration over the Halloween weekend at The Admiral Fell Inn in Fells Pt. MD. and was getting ready for the event in our room on the 4th floor.  Brady had been playing with my little tape recorder, which irritated me because I didn't want him to drain the batteries.  There were these deep window sills in the room and apparently he left the recorder on and put the recorder down inside the sill to hide it, and then closed the curtain… He was 6 at the time.  You can hear the TV on in the background and Brady was playing in the middle of the room talking to me.  Bren was only 4 but was on the floor putting a puzzle together.  I THINK Brady was talking about playing or doing something, I can't remember and it's hard to hear him, but he's intent on something on the recording.  Anyway, I guess Mike eventually found the recorder after I left, turned it off and put it away.

I didn't listen to any of the tape that night and had honestly forgotten about it and went to bed.  I couldn't sleep and tossed and turned all night and just wasn't comfortable.  I had my suitcase opened on the floor near the bed and woke up at 4am to see what I thought was Bren going through it.  I sat up about to snap at him, "BREN!  What are you doing in my suitcase at 4am???" The boy and I locked eyes and he looked as surprised that I could see him as I felt when I realized that it WASN'T Bren... and then he was gone.  It was so real that I turned on the light to make sure Bren was in bed, and he was… both of my boys and my husband were all sound asleep.

I returned home the next day and on Monday, the Today Show was featuring the top 10 most haunted hotels.  Guess which one was number 8?  The Admiral Fell Inn, and guess who haunts it (one of many)… a little boy.  :D  The year before, we had stayed in another room and "someone" was playing with the extension cord inside my ceramic Halloween bowl on the floor… picking it up and dropping it over and over, so this wasn't the first time we'd experienced craziness there!

So, I thought the ghost boy was pretty cool, but soon after we unpacked,  I found the recorder and listened to the tape.  This little etheric boy's, "I don't think so" is so clear and right next to the recorder.  He must have been responding to whatever Brady was saying.  It's the clearest EVP I've ever gotten… and accidentally (thanks to Brady), at that!

Does it sound like "I don't think so" to you?


Enjoy your evening!