Thursday, April 26, 2012


Right now we are dealing with extended family issues so posting will be sparse for awhile (not that it isn't already) but I do have a cute craft to share with you all soon!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hodgepodge Post

Been thinking of this and that lately and well hopefully will be able to make this post make some sense.

Hestia: Been making myself some bandana style covers to wear around the house over the last week. I now have a new green one and a new navy blue one. I have a friend who was looking to get rid of some fabric and yarn so I have been keeping my hands busy and putting off the important housework in favor of crocheting myself some new covers to go with my clothing. I like bandana style covers mostly because nobody thinks twice about me wearing these when with snoods of tichels I tend to get some odd looks. But really I find that snoods are more comfortable especially on a hot day to get my hair off the back of my neck. Still pleased with the whole thing, Hestia was right. Still doing my devotionals to her on a regular basis. When I start feeling anxious about things I have even developed a "Hestia provides" phrase coupled with deep meditative breathing that seems to nip it in the bud. At least I'm not having panic attacks.

Community: I have been once again getting this crazy pull to join a group or community outside of the one I am currently in. In fact I'm feeling a pull quite strongly toward Quaker meetings. A more regulated constant ritual community gathering instead of just the Wheel of Year celebrations my Pagan group does. I have been pretty much a solitary practitioner for 10 years now, I have no idea where this is coming from. I am finding it rather confusing and frustrating right now. I know that there is a small but vocal group of Plain/Quaker Pagans out there, but I'm still trying to figure out if I belong in that group. If I do belong in that group what does that mean as far as my Pagan practice and who I am as a person?

Home school: Still doing a planed school day with little 'un during the week. Trying to read to him consistently and we are really focusing on letters right now. This September I am going to being to teach him how to read. He is also getting there in potty training so I plan to send him to our local preschool  so that he can have some time with kids his own age and I can have some stress free time in the garden. We are also signing up for the local home school group that has field trips to the zoo on a monthly basis. Hoping that we can make some friends there as well.This job loss has made me think about getting a part time job which makes me angry because it would effect the perfect little home school life that I have pictured in my head. I know this is silly because it would be seasonal part time but still.

Garden: Have planted all my greenhouse stuff now I am just waiting to plant the outdoor garden. I am nearly overcome with excitement!