Thursday, December 29, 2011

(NewYear, New You) Something I've Been Putting Off

    Well, how easy was it to list a series of things I have put off?  I am overly blessed with choices for this prompt!
     So overly blessed in fact that I can be very specific, & shall do so:    1) Thursday: Grandchild #2 has need of a room makeover, & I shall complete this today.  As well as start on Grandchild #1/#3s' bedroom. 
  2) I have need to Speak to someone this night.
  3) It's been nearly a year since I determined to go through my closet (literal & metaphoric) & Friday shall be the day (Friday...Freya...Frigg...seems an appropriate day), so that
  4)all is clear on Saturday to lay out the German & start in..even I think cupcakes are in order for me & Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark.

     It is important for me to start New Years' Day off in the manner to which I will have the New Year finish.  So, everything will be cleaned & arranged, downsizing fluff will be nearly complete, especially the stuff I have put off during these last few months.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

'Team Member' only may comment?!

  Overnight, it seems, blogger has instituted a new change. Now, a handful of the blogs I follow only allow 'team members' to comment! Nice...I commented on the last posts of these blogs, now I'm not good enough?!  I have yet to see where one applies to become a 'team member' either.  Any one else know what this change is?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Year, New You response to Goals


     My years' goal is to, physically, move my household.  Since it is still very early days if 2012, & highly improbable for a February deadline, I'm not going to say anymore at this point. 

     Larger goals relating to The One:
                                                        Get my health needs seen to & resolved, as best they can be.
                                                        Get my companion animals health needs seen to (one cat in particular)

                                                        Get wardrobe updated while downsizing fluff-&-nonsense.

     Larger goals which may not be related to T.O.:
                                                         Return to an exercise routine

                                                         Further hone divination skills

                                                         Learn to read, if not basic writing skills in, German

                                                         Work on personal magical practices
                                                          Learn & practice the difference between paranoid  secrecy
                                                                    & judicious sharing in context

     Mini-goals, end-date second week of February:

                                                        This is the week where everything gets cleaned & suitable arranged
                                                                  for New Years, so it nicely dovetails into downsizing.

                                                         Begin modified exercise program

                                                         Complete medical appts. (One tomorrow relating to learning dis-
                                                                   abilities & S.S., another 3 Feb. relating to degenerative joint
                                                                   disease/R.A., & need to get a tooth pulled...aiming for Jan.

                                                          Join in on Magalys' book challenge...hey...the challenge has the word
                                                                    'Witchy' in its' title (babysteps ;)

                                                          Set up a dedicated (in the fuller sense of the word) prosperity

                                                            Return to working on this:
                                                            Set up a divination journal...thinking that loose leaf would be best.

                                                            Continue to work on meditation skills.  Visualization is a joy, but
                                                                    stilling mind & body is a killer.  Since candle Work is one of
                                                                    my Joys, will need to distill a way to incorporate Salamander.

    This blog post was brought to you by multiple interruptions from a sicky almost 2 year old grandchild & the barking of an irritated elder dog, cranky because young dog was running up & down the stairs....
     Will also have to figure out a way to correctly set up my template as what blogger decided to publish is *not* how I have it typed.  My head hurts.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Magaly has a readers' challenge going on!

Witchy Books Reading Challenge 2012

Welcome to Pagan Culture’s first witchy reading challenge. I want this bit of bookish yumminess to be magical, diverse and fun, so joining the party is really easy:
* Add the challenge button to your sidebar, or place it wherever you keep your blog buttons. I keep my mine at Magaly’s Blog Circle.
* Write a post letting everybody know about the challenge.
* Leave a comment on this post; include the direct link to your announcement.
* At the bottom of your post, add the name of every witchy book you read in 2012, from January 13th to December 13th. You can do this as you go.  
* Reviews are optional, but I would LOVE to read your bookish thoughts.
Witchy Reading Levels:
Elemental Reader 4 books
Bookish Darling 13 books
Lunar Booklover 28 books 
Witchy Bibliophile 35+ books
* You can join the fun at any time.
* Create your list in advance, as you go, or whenever you like.
* All formats are fine; all genres are great...
* Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, manga, comic books…
* I’m an Eclectic Witch, so of course I welcome books from other challenges.
* Don’t have a blog? Create a list on Goodreads, Facebook… 
* Wondering what’s a Witchy Book? Well, anything with witches in it, my Wicked Luvs! 

          Now, some are adding books as they read.  For myself, I prefer to plan ahead! So here is my list:
                     Blood Wyne, Yasmine Galenorn
                     Shaded Vision, Yasmine Galenorn
                     Courting Darkness, Yasmine Galenorn
                     The Secrets of Dr. Taverner, Dion Fortune
                     Grimms' Fairy Tales (the original, not the moronic revisions)
                     The Voodoo Hoodoo Spellbook, Denise Alvarado
                     Gottin Holle (german edition), GardenStone
                     Der Nerthus-Anspruch, GardenStone
                     Low Magic, Lon Milo Duquette

      I have a few more in mind, but I'm not certain if I will be able to get them.  GardenStones' books will be completed by the end-ish of the year as these will be my first serious forays into reading German.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Worse than 'goals' are 'specifics'

*sign* The prompt for this weeks New Year New You is stating *publicly* goals, including concrete steps to take to accomplish same...mundane & magical. This is unbelievably difficult for me. I have no problem with coming up with goals, or for knowing i need to go from here to there, but the middle part fuddles me no end.  Currently, getting ready for grandchild Yuletide is far too distracting.  So I will be playing catch-up Saturday night.  See you then!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Wednesday!

Which is one way of saying that it's time for my first 'New Year, New You' update.
       For those unaware, my daughter (husband, 3 grandchildren, 1 dog) & I (1 dog, 5 cats) share a household. Hence, my private space is limited, physically as well as spiritually (daughter aware but ignores, husband blissfully ignorant, grandchildren too young).  Due to this limitation, I keep 'stuff' pared down to a clutter, a little dust, everything in its' place. 
       My learning 'disabled' self firmly agrees with Deb: no magic happening in a dirty, cluttered space!
       A few of the more noticeable Big Rocks I juggle are Time & Shadow.
                      Time: This involves day-time time-sucks (such as Facebook) which I need to slash drastically *sigh*.  While I recognize I spend far too long socializing, the Time just creeps up.  (As I type, grandchild #2 whines for applesauce & cheese while grandchild #3 fusses because I won't hold her Doddle-Pad for her).  Night-time is an easy solution of cutting out Tv-time so I can fill it with Craft, crafts, & exercise (providing I remember to turn the heater on in the exercise room).
                       Shadow: I abhor telling anyone my business. Ever. This includes....everything. I do not make it a practice to tell people where I have worked, what i craft, where I live, am going, planning on especially includes Craft-work.  I am contemplating joining in on a book-list blog of the 'what i am going to read during 2012'.  I have avoided listing any books as it's giving me cotton-mouthed kittens at the thought of actually stating publicly what I am going to do.Partly, I think this is due to difficulty explaining what I experience, given my particular learning disabilities, my universe is truly my own.  Mostly, I don't know what Shadow is all about.  Frigga & I will be working on this, methinks, come this Saturday night.
        I hope this post makes any sort of sense...between some ADD, lack of caffeine, & 2 busy grandchildren....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Year, New You, New Button

Please note my newest button "New Year, New You'. As  Deb writes ever so much more elegantly than I, I will merely echo her sentiments.  For a Dreamweaver & Creator of Reality, I'm doing a half-assed, at best, job.  So, whenever a Prompt of Deb appears, one of mine will shortly follow. On a Wednesday. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

When I can't find a natural disaster.. distract me, a murder mystery will do as well.  Not Jack the Ripper,'s been done to death! The Ratcliffe highway murders, now this fills the bill.  Just enough detail to be intriguing, far enough in the past not to freak me out, & still unsolved.  Night-time reading, to be sure :)