Daily Archives: September 2, 2011

turning to fall and Four Thieves Vinegar

The last few days have been filled to the brim with life. The normal mundane and beautiful things like being with family or trying to convince my Toddler she really would like to sleep past 6am.  Family coming in and our of town to take care of my mother and all the obligations that entails and all the joy it brings. I have also been working on a post for over a week on the Goddess/God/All and yet I just can’t seem to articulate what I feel and think. On top of all of that I am am having a dyslexia flair up, which is making everything just a little more work. But as I said that is life, so I will keep working on it. So this post instead (I felt neglectful for not posting for several days) will be on the turning of the Wheel to the my favorite season, Fall.

This morning when I took the dog out for our normal romp around the back yard and I noticed the crispness in the air. Crisp and sweet kind of like an apple.  It was also clear already at 7am which usually still finds us in fog. It is now warmed up and is bordering on hot. That is Coastal California weather for you. One of the reasons I love it here.

Everyone can feel the shift. Kids scamper back to school and adults feel a pull to buy office supplies weather they have kids or not. New projects are embarked on and cleaning of houses with cold weather prep in mind is commenced. This is an ideal time to do a thorough cleaning of your house. as well as take inventory on what you have. It is also a good time to weed out the old so you can make way for the new. Personally I am going Through my wardrobe and getting rid of about half of it. I no longer wear much of it. I am kind of a jeans gal now where I used to dress up in suits for work everyday. I am also going through my kitchen and seeing what I have and what I need. Some things can be donated to the food bank. Some can be used right now for meals which saves us money and trips to the store. Not to mention all the kitchen accouterments. My but do we collect those.

As I turn to make ready our nest to shelter us for the dark half of the year I am also making Four thieves Vinegar.  An excellent potion for cleansing and protecting. A must have for cold and flu season.  I will leave you with a post about that from another blog and a youtube video that I like very much about it. My only comment is that if you are going to make it, you may want to do as I do and make a batch for cleaning with white vinegar and then a batch to take with good quality apple cider vinegar like braggs.

the post http://www.labonadea.com/grim_vinegar.htm

and the the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1l9phGBJrE

Happy Nesting!





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