Tuesday, December 21, 2010
an interesting solstice/eclipse/full moon. a meditation was set up, to start off a years' worth of dedicated workings for next year---my 50th on this plane. a bit of mercury retrograde got the setup off to a jumpy start. candles tipping, animals interrupting, youngest grandchild fussing with a cold, knees sore, extremely difficult to sit still (hello, ADD). but candles were sit & lit, a friendly aura beamed out from the presence invited & addressed. the color red was needed & welcomed. 45 minutes flew by! today i will sit, light, & finish. given my ADD i find that multiple days are needed to truly cast free the energy i wish to spread. the feast day of st. nicholas is 5 december, but, as i'm still in america, solstice eve feels as good, if not better, to address Him. Dame Fortuna didn't mind. i have started baking cookies for yuletide yesterday. i'm not one to start holiday baking for the home until solstice time. this is the time of year i begin to turn in to the hearth. from all souls day until solstice the holidays turn out, now it's time for the home to prepare for the year to come. i am so looking forward to my 50th year, making changes & dreams come fly true. i hope that all who read this find that their yule is bright with flame & warm with joy. :)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
borrowing an idea from earthenwitch (who borrowed it from suburban yogini), here is the hopeful list of whats-happening for december: eldest grandchilds' 5th birthday party, baptism for two youngest grandchildren, sewing dress for littlest grandchild for said baptism, making 3 cross-stitch ornaments, one felt stocking, vanilla fudge (new recipe), baking cookies: santas'whiskers, molasses or french lace, & lebuchen (new recipe) for cut-outs. also, buying an inexpensive ikea desk to facilitate deutsch lessons (self-taught), getting exercise routine more routine (oo--add meditation routine, to boot), finish knitting scarf, figure out how to post photos without daughters' constant assistance, review gordons' posts (there is so much to ponder & put-into-use), & explore blogger so i have a better understanding of what & how to post. that's not much, is it?