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Poppy’s Seeds Academy

Hi darling dears. Well I have been absent from this space for a while but I wanted to pop back in to share exciting news.

Next year Poppy’s Seeds Academy will open for its first year. We will be working on connecting to our Divine self and developing our spiritual self. We will also great your very own Book of Days. I am so excited! I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think. For the whole scoop click here.

here is a very short video

Poppy’s Seeds Academy 2015 from Helen Peterson on Vimeo.

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Week 3.3 Musing

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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)
Water (I strongly believe you should start each day with a pint of water) followed closely by my coffee. I make it at the strength my husband likes it and the pour myself 1/3 cup with 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup milk.

Sowing/ Harvesting: We have been watching The Lorax a lot lately.  I have always been a fan of the book but the movie is nice too there is a line in the song that says “you can’t reap what you don’t sow” I like it I have always liked the saying you reap what you sow but for some reason looking at it the other way seems very meaningful to me. I guess it is the planner in me. What it makes me think of all the times we wish things were different, we wish they turned out different but we didn’t sow anything different.

In the Garden:  The California poppies have just started flowering and the mustard and wild radishes are cheerfully speckled over the back yard. The peas we planted are doing well and I should go check on the squash I planted.

Creating:Bah I still feel like I’m not creating anything. heck I haven’t even been blogging like I would like to, which means I’m not creating words or stories.

Looking: house after house after house. Each one a disappointment  To far away or to small or to much work needs to be done. All are too expensive. Not that we can’t afford them just that the thought of spending that much money makes me want to vomit.

Listening: The mocking birds who are in the troughs of claiming territory. a dog barking and general neighborhood noises.

Smiling:

Reading: some free kindle books, some of which are epically bad. One is so bad that I will be reading part of it at my book club. The idea of the story is ok but it is so horribly written that I kept wanting to stop and rewrite sentences and paragraphs so that it read well.

Outing: open house and house tours. house after house after house.

Thinking: Isis and Aset. I have only been introduced to the Kemetic way of things lately  Mostly due to this blog.  So I have been thinking of names and thinking of the Gods that called me first. Before even the ones from my family heritage it was Isis, Anubis and Thoth. Above all though always Isis. Which of course is why Power of the Witch by Lauri Cabot was so appealing to me oh so many years ago. She talked about worshiping Egyptian  Gods. Isis and I already had a relationship by then. I have not been blessed with a great memory so unlike my husband who can recall every conversation he has had since he was 3 I only remember little bits and pieces here and there of my childhood. At any rate by the time I was 6 I know I was Hers.

Cooking: again not cooking like I would like. I made a yummy chicken and brussle sprout baked dish this week as well as a nice potato salad. I am looking forward to making more crockpot meals as the days get hotter and I am at work more.

Feeling: Still super over shopping for houses. rather frustrated by the whole process.  frustrated about not cooking or creating and about silly little things at work. maybe I need a nap?

Wishing:  my house work would do itself and people would start listening. I have high doubts that either will happen anytime soon.

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Weekly Musing

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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.

 

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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.

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