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. I am changing them a little and borrowing a little from others.
First Drink of the Day (From Thalassa)
As always it was Water, followed by my standby of strong black tea
Sowing/ Harvesting: I have for some time been contemplating the latest shift in my life. I have had several conversations with several Goddesses which is still something that sounds crazy to me. I have started sowing the seeds of a different life. The universe, my coven, other trusted spiritual advisers have been telling me that I need to step it up and be more of the HP that I am supposed to be. Frankly it is a huge responsibility and I was/am scared. But I am sowing the seeds.
In the Garden: I need to get you pictures. I practice what I call lazy gardening. I leave the last of the plant as an offering to my garden and Gods. So far it has worked out that the next spring new baby vegetable plants grow up from the seeds that fell from the offering. I have baby chard coming up now. That back part of the yard is the wild area and it has gotten about knee-high and I know I have to figure out something or hubs will go cut it all down. We have different ideas about what a weed is. I like to leave it wild as it makes the bees and ladybugs and other winged creatures happy.
Creating: I am creating a wonderful family home filled with love and peace. Little and I have been working on getting our rhythm going. It has been hard for her with me working so much and it has been hard from me. It is what is best for the family but it is still hard. We have just created a new nature table for her and next up is to create an organized space where we can create. lol Which translates loosely to the next BIG project is to clear out the garage and turn it in to a play room type place. sadly it is a state at the moment with too much stuff in it.
Looking: at the “new” home all clean and clear and happy. The plants like the new shelf (another picture I should take) the orchids are just about ready to explode in blooms. My daughter’s balloon
Listening: the sound of morning. A dog barking and the birds sing outside. The mocking birds are going all out to prove they’re the best. The Crow came by this morning to say hi and the doves have been causing a ruckus too.
Smiling: At my family. Little is the best and just amazing. (said every mother ever) Watching her on her bike every day and watching her explore the world is just awe-inspiring. I am also smiling because Hubs and I went on a date last night and had the BEST dinner! Not to mention the gorgeous day with warm sunshine.
Reading: I have been reading a bunch of Dr. Thorndyke mysteries. As always I have reading a ton of blogs (though I love so many I seem to always be behind on them). I am reading random kindle free books and one about crafting rituals. I just read a post that Elfkat is reading the sequel to a book I really liked so I am going to have to go find that now too. See the sowing section above. oh and I keep Robert Graves The white Goddess on my bedside table to read as I fall asleep.
Outing: I went out two nights ago to a friend’s house for “mommy’s night in” We watched pitch perfect drank wine and ate cheese and fruit and cookies and yummy lava cakes. At least 3 of us are gluten free so all the food was. It was fantastic! Sometimes you just need a group of women and lots of laughs. Then last night hubs and I went to the best restaurant that I have ever been to. We went with another couple and had an amazing time. The food was out of this world, the service was French and we got to take a tour of the whole place including all the various parts of the kitchen.
Thinking: about getting dressed 🙂 I’m still my Pj’s but I should get up and get going. I have lots to do today and my dear child to go pick up. I am thinking about something my child has brought up to me a few times. It’s a character that she doesn’t know in real life and is mean in strange ways. I’m not sure what to do with it and its hard because at 3 she still can’t articulate much. Still it has me concerned.
Cooking: my cooking has been not up to par lately. With adjusting to a new scheduled I have not really adjusted to being away from home so much. I did make a yummy scampi the other day and of course the roast chicken I try to make once a month. I just love it so. Plus then I have the leftover meat for chicken salad or shredded chicken for tacos, and then the bones for making stock. Of course I have made soup too. I will probably make some more soup today.
Feeling: Super over shopping for houses. I am also feeling quite open I guess.
Wishing: That I had a nice printer at home that worked.