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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday This and That

Greetings all! This week is going to be an especially busy one so I thought that I would throw a quick post together beforehand.

My lovely new herbal (lavender) candle with amethyst gemstones I just picked up yesterday at "Soul Centered Wellness" - I bought one a couple of months ago and burn it every evening. The relaxing scent fills the living room and it lasts so long that I am still using it! ...


These gemstone bracelets ...

Garnet (my dad's birthstone I wear in honor of his memory), Rose Quartz, Amethyst, & Crystal Quartz, and Lepidolite (perfect healing crystal to help stabilize emotions, dissolve the pain of deeply felt wounds, soothe the heart, and reduce stress and depression).  

And a couple of new items found at "Celtic Myth & Moonlight" ...

A cool new eye glass case ...


Speaking of cats, I collect wine bottles with cats on them - here are the ones I came across at the local State Store last week ...

A new Pumpkin Bell deocration to add to my Halloween/Samhain Tree ...  




And, I am counting the days until Samhain & Halloween. In the meantime, I am preparing my altar room and getting my altar and ritual ready. Lots more to do ...  

Friday, October 15, 2021

Together Again!




Blessed Friday, my friends! Well, I spoke to my friend (and Moose's mommy) Renee yesterday morning before I left for work and she told me that after their wedding in California she and her hubby, Jon, were excited to be reunited again with their fur baby Moose only to find out from her cat sitter that Moose was not eating and she had to take him to the vet. It turned out that apparently he was only constipated, but it was so bad that the vet had to surgically remove what was stuck in him and it was also stuck in his pelvis! ...  


Moose loving his new toys that mommy brought back for him from Yosemite National Park. He looks wet because she had to give him a bath after he had a tinkle accident in his crate on the way home from the vet. 

She also shared with me her unforgettable experience with all the folks who helped to make she and Jon's wedding so very special. She said that when they arrived there, the smoke on the mountain was everywhere, but as fate (and God) would have it, the ONLY day that the smoke lifted and dissipated was the very day of their wedding. The next day the smoke filled the mountains once again. And, not only that, but their Officiant's car had broken down as she was leaving to perform the wedding ceremony, fortunately her neighbor was kind enough to bring her. Sometimes, just sometimes, we need to have faith that things will work out. I am happy for them that they (things) did work out and as Renee said after finally being back home with her kitty, "All is well in our world." 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Throwback Thursday: The Norse Goddess Freya



One of my favorite goddesses has got to be Freya. She was a warrior goddess whose consort was the Norse god Od. She was also the goddess of sensual love and is usually depicted as a beautiful red-head who is known for her appreciation of romantic music and stunning flowers.

But this was only part of who she was. She was also the leader of Valkyrie and had the right to claim half the souls of the bravest warriors slain in battle (the other half belonged to Odin). As such, she would gather them all on the battlefield and take them back with her to spend the afterlife in her home in eternal rest and recreation. 

Freya was also called upon to comfort the dying and to help make the transition into the otherworld (known as Valhalla) easier by serving as their guide and comforting companion on their journey.

It is said that when Freya and the Valkyries rode forth on their missions, their armor caused the beautiful flickering light that we know as the Aurora Borealis ~ also called the Northern Lights.



While fishing one day, Od heard a lovely song coming from a nest of cats which seemed to be lulling him to sleep. It was a tom cat singing to his kittens to "sleep, sleep, my dear little ones." When Od very strongly suggested that the male cat stop his singing, the cat replied, "You have no idea how difficult it is to rear children as a single parent" and asked Od if he knew of any women who would be willing to take in his very special kittens as they were blue and deserved the life of royalty.

Od immediately thought of Freya, and brought the kittens back home with him to present to her as a gift. Freya was so enchanted with them that she did the kittens honor by allowing them to accompany her on her daily rounds in her golden chariot across the sky.


(image credits)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Good times, Special friends!

Blessed Sunday, all! I hope you had a pleasant weekend. I had a memorable one. While my husband and I were having dinner and drinks at the Sinking Spring VFW Saturday night, I saw a former classmate and we chatted and caught up on things since we graduated back in 1983. We are Facebook friends, but this was the first time I had actually seen her since our High School days ...


What made my weekend even more special was I had a long overdue chance to get together with my co-worker and former trainer at my job, Jesenia. She is currently working a third shift job in another department and I am atill on second shift so it is very difficult to find the time for us to hang out. Today, we were finally able to enjoy a day together at her new house ...


Of course "Chef" Jesenia treated me to my favorite meal - rosemary chicken, potatoes, and green beans ... ๐Ÿ’œ


And for dessert, she made a delicious pumpkin spice bread with raisins ... 

One of her two sons, (whom I call my adopted son) Louis also joined us - he is most definitely Jesenia's "mini me" and loves to cook, He, just like his mom, is happiest when working and creating meals in the kitchen! I just adore this kid! ...

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Ain't no mountain high enough!


Blessed Saturday, everyone!! I have some rather exciting news. Moose's mommy and daddy "tied the knot" this past week. They flew to Yosemite National Park in CA to get married. They are avid hikers and are very involved in running races so this was their dream wedding. The ceremony was held on a mountain top and Renee and Jon shared some of their wedding pics on her FB page two days ago.  Friends, these are breath-takingly gorgeous! ...  

So very happy for them and I wish them all the best! CONGRATULATIONS, MR. & MRS. JON JAMES!

Friday, October 08, 2021

Food for Thought Friday

Please, don’t look back 5 years from now & have to admit that you spent an entire year of your life wearing a mask, cooped up in your house & avoiding all the people you love. A year in your life that you’ll never get back.

And let me say this, I am not saying this virus isn’t real, or that there aren’t people that could really be affected. If you’re at risk, take precautions, absolutely. Every single day is a risk. Car accident, flu... our days were numbered before this. That has not changed.

BUT, we should not be forced to live in fear. We went from being a free nation to being told we couldn’t go to school, couldn’t go to church, couldn’t go to our grandmamas house, couldn’t pay respects to a loved one through a funeral.... and when we were allowed to do these things, we were told how long we could be there, how far apart we have to be, what to wear...

Yes, our health matters. But you know what else matters? Family. Friends. Church. School dances. Football games. County fairs. Family vacations. Neighborhood BBQs. Life.

One day, you’ll hug your grandma, mom, dad, brother for the last time. One day, your best friend will cry on your shoulder for the last time. One day, your son will play his last football game. One day, your daughter will wear her last prom dress. One day, they’ll have their last day of school. One day, you’ll spend your last day laughing with your Mama. One day, you’ll dance your last dance.
Don’t waste the days you have by living in fear.

Your time here on earth matters & God didn’t put us here to be afraid of everything He’s blessed us with. Live your life while you have the chance. God is gonna call you home when it’s your time. Virus or no virus.


Bill's song pic of the week ...