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Friday, July 3, 2015

A Busy Holiday


For me, today marks the beginning of a (albeit rare) three-day holiday weekend. My plans are to clean up the house and take care of a few other tasks this afternoon and then tomorrow hubby and I will spend the day enjoying a cook-out with family ... rain or shine!

Then, perhaps on Sunday we will kick back and relax with the cats and watch a couple of flicks on the tube. What are your plans for the holiday weekend?



HERE'S WISHING EVERYONE A VERY SAFE AND BLESSED WEEKEND!!! SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK, MY FRIENDS!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

This and That ...


Greetings all! Hope all is well with all of you. I don't know what kind of weather you all have had so far, but we have had nothing but rain here for the past couple of weeks or so. That being the case, I haven't been taking my hour-long walks as often as I had been. However, I have been managing to keep my weight down and I have even gone down a size and am now able to get into some of my other outfits.

 
Also, it has recently come to my attention via my other blog that since I have changed my blog settings on my comment section of my posts that some of you are currently unable to comment. I deeply apologize for this issue and I have changed the settings back to where they were before the "anonymous" commenter situation. I will still continue to moderate the comments I will allow, but hopefully this has corrected that problem. Again, my apologies, my dear friends! And, thank you  dearest Jan, for making me aware of this!  ;)


There hasn't been very much going on around here this past week. Things have been fairly normal if you will. Pretty much just working, eating, sleeping and chilling out with hubby and the cats this weekend.

 
HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Something new ...

 
  
Brightest Blessings everyone! Just wanted to share a little something with you all. The other day I had ordered a cool Hellraiser Lament Configuration box on Etsy which I thought might actually make a neat little jewelry box. When I received it in the mail a couple of days later, I realized that it was at least twice the size in which it looked on the site page. Oops! LOL!
 
So, my very resourceful hubby suggested that I perhaps use it to store my mermaid athame in when I am not using it ...
 
 
 (Top of the "Lament Configuration" box)
 

While I was shopping, I also purchased these two awesome items. A fairly cheap (but very beautifully and well made) mahogany box using gold foil plates which is currently adorning  our entertainment center in the living room ... 


And, since I absolutely love the music for this movie by composer Christopher Young, I finally found it on Amazon Music.com. It is unbelievably good! It is by far one of the most beautiful (and intense) instrumental scores I have ever heard.  Love, love, love it!!!

 
Hellraiser Soundtrack (1987)
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00:00) 01. Hellraiser
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01:47) 02. Resurrection
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04:17) 03. Hellbound Heart
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09:19) 04. The Lament Configuration
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12:42) 05. Reunion
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15:51) 06. A Quick Death
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17:06) 07. Seduction and Pursuit
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20:04) 08. In Love's Name
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23:01) 09. The Cenobites
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27:10) 10. The Rat Slice Quartet
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30:28) 11. Re-Resurrection
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33:06) 12. Uncle Frank
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36:06) 13. Brought on by the Night
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38:26) 14. Another Puzzle
 
 
I enjoyed it so much that I actually ordered the CD from the second movie of the series, "Hellraiser II: Hellbound" (also by Christopher Young). Really looking forward to listening to it!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Yeah, that's right...


Every blogger knows the kind. And, by "kind" I am speaking about the ignorant people who comment on your blog posts as "anonymous" merely because they wish to rudely leave a message insulting you whilst not actually having the guts to give you their name. Cowards … that’s what I call them. Just like those neighborhood bullies who like to pick on people by throwing stones at them, then after taking their shot, they run away like the little trolls that they are. Now, I am not talking about those anonymous folks who leave kind, thoughtful, even helpful comments on your posts, just the ignorant ones. You know, ignorant as in:

Adjective = lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned; lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact; uninformed; unaware.
 
Yep, apparently these people weren’t raised with enough class, or at least the common sense, to know that "if you don’t have anything good to say, it is best not to say anything at all!" In other words, if you have nothing positive to contribute to the post conversation then shut up and do not waste my time any further. My time is valuable and not to be wasted on moronic beings such as this. If you don’t like what you read, you don’t like what you see, then G-O A-W-A-Y … period.

Therefore, I have finally decided to restrict them from commenting on my blog posts using the moderation option on my Blogger settings. End of parasite … end of rude, irritatingly obnoxious people on my blog.

Oh yes, and one more thing to the "anonymous" individual who left the last comment on this blog which I have rejected regarding my handmade wreaths: "I’m so sorry. Did I give you the impression that I actually gave a crap about what YOU thought? Furthermore, the Lord and Lady did not put me on this Earth for the express purpose of gaining the approval of persons like yourself. Have a nice day!"

HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEK, MY FRIENDS. PEACE!
)O(

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Blessed Litha & A Merry Midsummer!


 
As with much in life, we must learn to take the bitter with the sweet and this year for the first time ever our family will not be celebrating Father's Day with my dad. Since the passing of my beloved dad this past February, we are still trying to pick up the pieces and to tell you the truth it has been a pretty tough one.

So, my friends, I am going to do something I rarely do and that is to re-publish a previous Midsummer/Litha post from a past year. Thank you all, both long-time and new friends, for your continued love and support! Brightest Blessings, everyone!!

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Every year around June 20-21, we celebrate Litha/The Summer Solstice. Our small solitary Wiccan group prefers to call it Midsummer, as it is also called, because of its' heavy association with "The Fae."The word Litha is Anglo-Saxon and is derived from "aerra litha" which means "before summer." It is the sabbat which celebrates the warmth and light of the summer Sun for this is the time of the year when the God rides at His peak in the sky. It is also the longest day of the year. It is the time to celebrate the ending of the waxing year (represented by "The Oak King" aspect of the God) and the beginning of the waning year (represented by His "Holly King" aspect).  We, as Wiccans, honor the Goddess in Her Mother aspect as She is heavy with pregnancy from Her mating with the God at Beltane. Faeries are especially aboundant at this time and it is customary to leave offerings to them.


Going back to the New Stone Age (about 8,000 years ago), stone circles such as Stonehenge were used to mark the position of the rising sun at the Midsummer Solstice. The sun would rise over a heel stone and cast a long, phallic shadow into the heart of the circle, symbolically consummating the marriage of Heaven (the sky)and Earth. Other circles mark the equinoxes and cross-quarter festivals we know as Imbolg, Lughnasadh, Beltane and Samhain.


In keeping with the ancient folklore calender, Litha actually began on Beltane (May 1st) and ended on Lughnasadh (August 1st), with the Summer Solstice midway between the two, marking MID-Summer.


Litha customs usually included such communal activities as dancing, singing, storystelling, feasting, village bonfires and torch-lit precessions after dark. It was believed that Litha fires possessed great power and that by simply jumping over a Litha bonfire, you could be blessed with prosperity and protection. It was also a common tradition that betrothed couples joined in hands jump over the embers of the Litha fire three times to ensure a long and happy marriage.


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(Photos taken by Lady Caer Morganna)


 

(Photo credits)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

And so it goes ...



Well my friends, it is like my dad always used to say, "Life has never promised us a bed of roses." How true.

This year thus far, our family has certainly had its' share of life changes to say the very least. First was the passing of my beloved dad, a loss I know which our family will never fully recover from (as always holds true after a devastating loss of a loved one), and, this will be the first year we will not have him around to celebrate Father's Day.

A week ago, my mother-in-law (whom I always refer to as my "second mom") suffered a very bad fall and had to be hospitalized for a couple of days then three more days of rehab. Because my father-in-law is not well in body or mind, he could not be left alone in the house for any length of time. And so hubby, his cousin and her husband, and I had taken turns staying at the house to take care of him. For those who have never "been there," this is not by any means an easy task ~ not for the family member who is subjected to illness or for the rest of the family who can do little except to sit back and watch it all unfold ... hoping for the best while doing their best to take care of them.

The good news is, mom is back home again and will continue to rehab there while my hubby stays with them to help mom with whatever she and my father-in-law may need.


On a more happy note; however, both my sister Robin (aka Aurora Skye) and mom (second mom, that is) had birthdays this past week. Robin's was on Friday and mom's is actually today!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! I AM SO VERY BLESSED TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE!!!