Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Beltane!

Hope all my readers have a blessed Beltane and I'll be seeing you in a few days to tell you all about mine!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The light bulb went on

I was once again brooding over my need to be spiritual everyday despite my attempts to let myself off the hook for the time being. I just wanted to let myself be a mother to little 'un and juggle those other everyday things and when I had time to fully engage myself into the spiritual I would. Then one of those wonderful little truth light bulbs went on over my head. Or over my head cover as it were. That is a daily dose of spiritual practice and that is what I do to prove my devotion to Hestia. Everyday without fail. I don't need to do any more than this. It may not be much but it is enough.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Too Much Surfing

Hello, well as usual I have been doing too much surfing and not enough writing here. However, I am done procrastinating for this day and am going to post some relevant stuff.

Found this really great headband that is wide enough to call a head covering and I am wearing it most days. When I am in a rush or when it's only going to be me and little 'un for the day I don't bother getting out my prettier more complicated scarves and veils. I also ordered online some more scarves. One is similar to a charity veil only it has a tie along the brim so I won't have to struggle with a safety pin! The other one is a snood for all intensive purposes and I am exited to find out how well they fit and stay. I am so sick of having my head covering slide down in the middle of my day and having to fiddle with it and then go back to the mirror to fix it.

On a different topic put in the same theme I have gone a searching for Hestia. Found some beautiful prayers to her online that I will over the next few months I will be adding to my weekly spiritual practice. Like my bodhran playing with a large house to clean and a little one running around plus a wedding to plan I don't beat myself up about not doing it everyday. Once a week is all I can do right now; in the future when my life allows for more I will commit more of my time to my spiritual garden like I could do when I was younger. Right now I light a candle say a quick prayer and go on about my day letting the candle (safely) burn out on it's own if my future mother-in-law doesn't snuff it out. (More about that later)

That's all for now!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Well now I have one less thing to worry about, I just saw my first groundhog today. In fact I got so close I was able to scratch it on the head. I wasn't thinking at the time, but after doing some reading I guess they can be aggressive. SO yeah won't try that again but at the time I was freaking out with excitement. I love groundhogs and have ever since we moved into the house and found that we had our own little family. At least two groundhogs living in the same burrow gave me the idea that they were a male/female mated pair. Who knows I could be totally off but back to the point: I love groundhogs. They are cute, cute, cute! They eat my weeds and leave my plants alone 100% of the time. Useful little buggers I can't imagine why people don't like them.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Hello out there in blog world. Just checking in here for the day while I have a lazy Sunday afternoon. Wedding plans will just have to wait until Wednesday when I will be caught up on the housework once again. I have been having one really productive week followed by one really lazy (only doing enough to get by) week. I hate feeling lazy but I am working up to my normal crazy summer routine slowly; that's how I work and I am going to just allow myself to take my dear sweet time getting motivated. I got my blueberries and raspberries planted this weekend along with all the herbs in my greenhouse.

Planning on contacting a friend for some Kefir grains in the near future. Hope I will be up to the task! You cannot slack on this stuff or all your hard work will be ruined. Still trying to find recipes that the whole family can enjoy without breaking my budget. No small task. I am full of the desire to get going and work hard and be accomplished, however, I am still holding onto my winter lethargy. Everyday I look out and see more squirrels, birds, and even my chipmunk have returned to life (and my yard) so I know I can't be far behind. So exited for Beltaine already. Eagerly awaiting my first outdoor ritual since Samhian, and my Elder trees continued growth. Trying to commit to playing the Bodhran once a week for at least 15 minutes. Failed this past week but going to pick it up again sometime tonight.

Still on this confusing spiritual journey with Hestia. Hopeful and trying my best to be patient with the process. Headcovering not at all going how I expected but I feel right now it is the right thing to do. Trying to figure out how they all work for me, and what styles just don't do the job. Having some trouble with them sliding back and pining them in place correctly. I plan to make some more for myself and buy some more to see how I like them.

See you all at some later date!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yet another life got in the way excuse

Sorry once again for the lack of posts. Here is an update (and and excuse) about why I have not lived up to my hope of posting more often. Little 'un had a doctor's appointment about two weeks ago in which they had run a test to check for food allergies. Well when they came back those allergies were so severe and complicated. A lot more than I was expecting; so I have been devoting most of my internet time to finding new foods to make for my family that he can also eat. Hopefully I will begin to post more often once I have figured some of those recipes out!