Mostly. There’s some other potential drama/news in my life that I’m not going to share until it resolves itself, and that is (literally) depressing me.
I’m on the verge of a cold, which means I am staying home from work to get over rather than give into.
I’m making progress on completing my will and medical directive. (Which aren’t *hard* to, but are complicated by my intellectual assets. And no, I don’t mean my brain 🙂 thanks for asking.) There’s a longer post coming, but the short version would be: what do I do with the Tradition I created, my magickal writings, my ritual implements, and my websites full of data? Particularly since my life partner isn’t pagan.
So I am doing well. Then a friend had the following video posted as a comment. And I bawled.
Kate Bush: This Woman’s Work (video)
(carefully saved until he’s gone direct once again.)
I’m thinking about mercury retrograde (MR) and how the 3 weeks it lasts can be full of missed and tangled communications — that’s the obvious connection. But it is also a time when connections get examined, and a lot of information gets uncovered.
You don’t get good compost unless you turn the pile every once in awhile. MR often turns the pile and a lot of things crawl out and more things get exposed to oxygen, to life.
I like making my own gifts. Not because I’m cheap, but because I feel that something made is inherently more special than that which is mass-produced. Each summer I make a variety of food gifts — canned or preserved nummies that have been very well received by others.
This week, I made Blueberry-Lemon Jam. (Recipe is at the end.)
A picture I took in July 2003. Its a Native American bundle my mother (an incredibly gifted artist) re-created using found materials.
It’s a little after 5pm on Friday evening, and I’m watching a definitely-waxing moon climb into a clear blue sky above the vaguely pyramidically building that almost-but-not-quite blocks m view of Mt. Rainier.
My, that’s a long sentence.
You can continue to be a skeptic, but I’d like to point out a few lines from Susan Miller’s AstrologyZone.
Right. So I haven’t mentioned this, although I’ve known for a week. There were people who needed to know first.
I have breast cancer.
One of my summer delights is canning/preserving for winter yumminess (and gifts for special people!). Since this is my blog, I’m going to show you how I do it. (The recipe will be at the end.)
I’ve been watching this little darling get bigger all summer. For perspective, the body alone is about the size of a quarter.
I am cleaning out my needlework collection.
UPDATE: THESE ARE NO LONGER FOR SALE, NOR DO I HAVE THEM