Monday, February 19, 2018

Snowy Day

Sophie

We got about 3 inches of heavy, wet snow yesterday. My silly girl, Sophie, just wanted to run and play in it. Really, she wanted me to throw her ball for her but I was too cold. Fortunately, my son, her boy, went out and played with her for a bit. Both boy and dog were very happy by the end.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Full Moon Times

I am looking forward to tomorrow's full moon. I will be out before dawn, in the frosty winter air, hoping get a clear view. In my area the full moon will be eclipsed at 4:51 am.

I will still be sitting out with my wine tomorrow evening as the moon rises. My dogs love the full moon, really they love that I go outside, in the dark, and hang out with them while I enjoy the moon :0) Its a win-win!

Here is a link to the NASA article about this moon and what time you will see it depending on where you live: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/super-blue-blood-moon-coming-jan-31

I hope you have clear skies and a lovely view!


Friday, January 26, 2018

Super Blue Blood Moon - Say What?


I love a full moon, really how can you not, but the full moon coming up on January 31st promises to be lovely.

There seems to be quite a bit of hype for this full moon. Apparently having a second full moon in the month (Blue Moon) coupled with a lunar eclipse (Blood Moon) is getting people all sorts of excited.

I can't say that I blame them. I'll be sitting in the back year, wrapped in a warm, fuzzy, blanket, sipping a glass of wine while I enjoy the show. I'll also be focusing on the coming year, the big move and my life, all while listening to Wendy Rule's full moon concert.

Wendy and Tim are performing a free Full Moon concert beginning at 5:00 am pacific time on January 31st. Check out her website for more information: http://www.wendyrule.com/ I'll be listening to the recorded concert that evening since I have to work that morning but I definitely plan to tune in to the live show while getting ready for work :0)

Currently they are forecasting clear weather for my part of town, of course living near the mountains means the weather could change rapidly but I have faith.

So... do you plan to do anything special during this full moon? I'd love to hear how you work with the moon.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!


Goodbye 2017 - Hello 2018!

"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.
Write a Good One" ~Brad Paisley

I am not one to usually quote a Country music star but I really liked this sentiment. Each day is a fresh start. Make it a good one.

I cannot believe that we are entering 2018. The past year has been challenging for my family. I have continued to work on my degree (which takes up a lot of my spare time), my hubby lost his job and was under-employed for over 9 months, bills thankfully, were paid, but it has been a very slim year.

My man is currently living in Southern California and working for a new company in a fantastic position. I believe he will thrive in his new job. If he loves it, chances are highly likely that I will be relocating. Time will tell. Fortunately, I am up for the adventure. As long as I have the ability to return to my family and friends in Nevada every now and then, I think that moving to a warm, sunny climate, full of diverse cultures and a huge variety of, well, everything is exciting! Life will definitely change but that is OK.

Since my focus has been on finishing my education, I have not made the time to blog as much as I want to. It is easy to say that I do not have the time, but I know that if it is important to me I can make the time. I miss blogging and connecting with others. I miss the blog parties and the interesting topics that were discussed during blog challenges. I miss the people and the community.

Every year I plan to blog more. This year is no different. I plan to blog every month in 2018. My goal is to post a minimum of two times each month with a hope to do more.

I will be seeking out challenges, parties, and other blog related events that I can get involved in. I plan to focus on the wheel of the year, ritual, recipe, and lore with a little bit of my crazy life thrown in for fun. My travels this past year were few. In 2018 I will once again be traveling. I'll be heading to So Cal to visit my man, to Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a class and hopefully to sunny St. Thomas (please, please, please) for a much needed vacation after graduation!

Thanks for hanging out with me. I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Changes... They are Coming


Goodbye Snow!

This year has been full of changes. Between my guy losing his job and the stress of making sure we didn't lose our home, its been rough.

In October I wrote about a job interview that my guy had. A position that I believed had been out there waiting for him. A position I think he will thrive in. Today, he accepted the position and while it is all that we could have hoped for (and then some), it is going to change my life dramatically!

We will be leaving the state that I have lived in and loved for over 25 years and moving to Southern California. Fortunately we have family in the area so we won't be floating out there alone but... yikes!

I will be in transition for the next year. On a scale of 1-10, the initial thought of moving kicked my stress level up to about a 10,000 but now, I am starting to see the adventure in it. Yes, my life and location will be changing but on the bright side the shopping variety in my new area is astonishing, so is the variety of authentic cuisines.

The idea of buying a new home is daunting but we'll be looking for our forever home so we will be taking our time and finding something that is perfect for us. I will also be looking for a new job... double yikes! But again, I am not rushing into anything so I have time to find a job that suits me in location and hopefully will be something that I love.

The thought of making new friends is just a little scary. I have a loving, amazing group of friends here. They are my tribe, my family, my confidants and jesters and the get me. I will be here to see them often but I know that I will need to find ways to meet new people. To gather a new tribe and hopefully mesh the tribes together.

2017 has been a roller coaster ride for my family but things are looking up!!

I'm planning to blog as often as I can, so thanks for stopping by. I'll have some posts about how my magical self is doing through all of this soon!


Monday, October 23, 2017

Life Finds a Way


No matter what happens around us the Wheel of the Year continues to turn. As Autumn continues to shower us with beautiful colors and cooler weather I am reminded that no matter what, life goes on.

This year has been especially trying. Lots of hardships and struggles, yet there have also been some pretty fantastic things. My lovely daughter and her equally lovely girlfriend were married on the Fall Equinox. It was beautiful and fun and all of my children and their significant others attended. Much joy was had that week. It was an honor to welcome a new daughter into my family. I also got to take my grand daughter to the zoo - FUN TIMES!

One of my favorite quotes is "Life Finds a Way" Dr. Malcolm (Jurassic Park). While he was referring to something completely different, the sentiment is accurate. No matter what our family has gone through this year, we found a way to make the best of it and move forward. Life definitely goes on whether we want it to or not, may as well make the best of it!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

California Burning :(

As you may know, I live in Northern Nevada, just 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and 4 hours from San Francisco. When we want to get away we visit Northern California. The wine county, the coast, San Francisco... it is a beautiful drive from my place and there are always so many wonderful things to see and do.

Right now, my heart is breaking for Northern California. I can't imagine what these people are going through. Entire neighborhoods are gone. Living in the high desert we have a plan. It is there in the back of my mind, what I would grab if the worst was to happen and I had to evacuate. The pictures, the dogs (my kids are grown)... I always joke that I would have to grab my clay tools and the sewing machine. The fires that are burning in No. Cal. have reminded me that you don't always get the changes to grab and go, sometimes you just go and sometimes you don't even get that chance.

If you have a spare moment and believe in prayers, healing thoughts, sending strength and energy or just sending up request to the Gods..., please send your thoughts and prayers etc. to all of those in disaster areas, I think people can use all the good energy they can get.