Daily Archives: September 18, 2012

Mabon pooka pages

just fyi guys the Mabon pooka pages are out! http://www.pookapages.com for those of you who don’t know this is a site geared to kids and has all kind of wonderful things on it. Stories about Pooka (a little witches familiar) and crafts and recipes.

For those of you who think your too cool for school and kid things are beneath you, look again. often the lessons taught simply to youngsters are the ones adults need most.

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One thing on the to done list!

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reflective

 

I always get reflective this time of year. I think that is the natural tendency of many folks and I certainly recognize it in me. Some times (often) I think we have it all wrong. We fill this season with Holidays and fill our days with prepping and buying for them that we don’t take the time for self reflection. Don’t get me wrong I love a party and any reason to celebrate. I also think along with the feasting and Jubilation a little quite time to reflect is needed. It’s a good time to journal, and so I am going to barrow from one of my favorite blogs Abide With Me. Every now and then she does a journaling post with lots of headings as prompts.

Harvesting: we have finished picking all the carrots and I have big lovely cabbage and some broccoli almost ready to bring in. Beyond that the reap what you sow part of harvesting. I am getting to experience some very lovely things because of my dedication to taking care of myself, to loving other, to doing the right thing, and to my craft.

Creating: I am creating a wonderful family home filled with love and peace. Little and I have been working on fall projects to decorate the home. We are also working on creating her nature table. If you read yesterdays post you know I am working on creating a clutter free home. There is one more goodies I have been working on but I’m not ready to share that project just yet.

Looking: at the moment I am watching the candle light flicker on our table. Little gets up usually very early. Today it is 6am and she is still asleep which is pretty rare. Instead of eating breakfast int he harsh light we have taken to having breakfast by candlelight. This morning I watch them cheerfully flicker and dance as I type.

listening: ah silence. A rare and precious gift around here. I am naturally and introvert and I need my me time my quite to recharge. My first car didn’t have a working radio and it was wonderful. It taught me to drive in peace and have conversations with he people I was with instead of looking for a distraction. Now I get up at 5 just to have my quite.

Smiling:At my abilities. I have been doing a lot of things lately that I didn’t know I could do or had to go figure out how to do. This blog is a good example LOL. I am learning new things and I love that and I am accomplishing new things and I love that too!

Reading: a ton and a half of blogs. I am really enjoying looking at all the little pieces of me. The mommy blogs, the foodie blogs, the how to teach preschool blogs, the DIY blogs, the witchy blogs, I love them all. I am also still trying to finish The Science of The Craft by William H. Keith. I like the book but it is so hard to read when I’m dead tired. I want to pay attention to what he says.

Outing: We went to visit our friends yesterday just like we do every Monday. They live north of our town and up in more the county and hills. Not a far drive just half and hour and we get to drive through town and up the coast and by fields and the ocean. Both Little and I enjoy the drive. We enjoy this family so much and the kids all usually have a great time. Yesterday everyone was off though. A little tired and cranky and needing naps I guess. We still had fun and we both look forward to next week when we will drive up the coast and up the hill to our friends in the redwoods.

Thinking: I am thinking about my project I am working on. I am thinking about starting this new coven/ circle and I am excited about both of those things. I am also thinking a lot about this blog. I am interested in what it brings out in me. I love writing and I love that other people read my writing. I want to write what will be read I suppose. I think I may lack a focus for that though. I also find it interesting that in real life I think well you like me or you don’t, oh well, and in blog life when no ones looked at a post I get sad.

Cooking: well I had planned to cook a ton yesterday and maybe I should do it now. I have pickles that need to be made and granola to make. I was going to make our scones like we do most Mondays but Little was not into it. This morning I will make french toast with the raisin challah bread I got.

Feeling: A mixed bag. There are some really good things going on with all the new adventures and the knowing that we can actually afford a house. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that maybe my husband and I are really adults after all. Not that buying a house makes you an adult, just given our choices we made the right ones and it is going to be a big boon for our family. I am also in pain. physical and emotional. The physical will heal no big deal. I threw out my back a few nights ago. It is getting better each day.  The emotional well it will all work it’s self out too. Though I am guessing it will be a lot more messy.

Wishing: for a happy day, for a good day, for peace. That people will learn that there is more strength and dignity in acting with love then reacting in anger or bravado.

photo credit: WaveCult (luis.m.justino) via photo pin cc

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