Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Studies

Well I did it!

Yep I finally broke down and ordered a correspondence course that I have always wanted to take. I will be studying under Rosemary Gladstar! Last week I ordered her Science and Art of Herbalism class and it came in the mail Priority Shipping today! I am so excited! I tore into the box to find a very (well extremely) large binder stuff with information and lesson books!

Now those that know me I am an herb lover. However I have never had any kind of formal training. My knowledge is from trial and error of learning from books and the internet. After weighing out the pros and cons of several courses and teachers, Rosemary and Sagemountain was the one course I kept going back to. While I was pregnant it was her Herbal Healing for Women that I used as my bible to cure what ailed me from morning sickness to other complications associated with pregnancy.

One of my goals in taking this course is to further my knowledge and take charge of my own health and that of my family. I wish to live closer to Gaia and use her wonderful bounty she already supplies to us without having to depend on chemicals that I can not even pronounce hald the time!

I look forward to learning from this fantastic lady!

Imbolc is just around the corner! I hope everyone has a wonderful Sabbat! And by chance, did everyone see that wonderful full moon last night? She was freakin HUGE!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cajun in Hell

Ok so this is a joke that my mother sent to me today. It was too cute not to post considering tonight's football.

Cajun in Hell

A Cajun who died went to hell.
The devil assigned him the usual punishment...put him in the mass pit where the heat was melting others. The devil came back sometime later surprised to find the Cajun just sitting around, not even misting, much less sweating. "How come you're not so much as sweating here where everyone else is screaming for relief from the heat?"

The Cajun laughed and said, "Man, I was raised in the bayous of Sout Looziana. Dis ain't nothin' but May in Morgan City to me!"

The devil decided to really put the Cajun through it. He put him in a sealed off cave in the pit with open blazes and four extra furnaces blasting. When he came back, days later, the Cajun was sitting pretty, had barely begun to bead up with sweat. The devil was outraged.
"How is this possible!? You should be melted to a shrieking puddle in these conditions!."

The Cajun laughed even harder than before. "Hey, man! I done tole you. I was raised in Sout Looziana. You tink dis is heat?! Dis ain't nothin' but August in Cow Island !"

So the devil thought, 'Alright, a little reverse ought to do the trick.' He put the Cajun into a corner of hell where no heat ever reached. It was freezing and to add to the Cajun's misery, he added massive icebergs and blasting frozen air. When he returned, the Cajun was shivering, ice hung from every part of him but he was grinning like it was Christmas.

Exasperated, the devil asked "HOW!? How is it possible?! You're impervious to heat and here you sit in conditions you can't be used to...freezing cold and yet you're happier than if you were in heaven. WHY?!"

The Cajun kept grinning and asked, "Don't dis mean de Saints won da Super Bowl?"


Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Katherine

Today is a dear friend of mines birthday!


I am SO blessed by the Goddess to have this wonderful person in my life. We met a number of years ago when I attended an herb workshop at For-Mar. I had seen her in circles prior to that, but that night was the "Smashing" start of our friendship. (Private joke to all that was there that night.)

Since then, she has become one of my closest and dearest friends. She's been there for me accepting middle of the night phone calls from my husband when I was having medical issues and hurried to the hospital to sit by my side so he could take care of our son Lancer. She was with me night and day for weeks keeping me company, changing my surgery dressings and helping me whenever and with whatever I needed, no questions or hesitations. She is a true friend.

Tonight we will be going out to celebrate! Her choice of movie and Sushi. We are gonna have a great time tonight.

I just wanted to write about her and tell her how much I love her! She has stood by me when others walked away. She keeps my head on straight when I think outrageous and outlandish things. She is my muse and can manifest any idea that pops into my head. Most importantly, she will call me on my shit when I am being a bitch!

We may not be bound by blood, but I am happy to call her my sister and my friend!

Happy Birthday Kath!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010


The stress of the holidays is now past and this new year I am focusing on my home. Its the year of this Housewife after all. We will be preparing our home for possible sale in order to aquire a larger one. Yes we know that we will get beat up on pricing for the one we want to sale, but we will make up for it on the one we purchase ourselves.

So now it is onto decluttering and putting away many of my favorite things to not discourage or "offend" future buyers. So I decided to take a few photos of a few of my favorite things.

This is my favorite Kitchen Witch item. She is made of glass and black stain. She was purchased for Samhain a few years back at Crossroads.

My broom. This was gifted to me for my Greenwitch Initiation over a decade ago. It is one of my most prized possessions. She will not come down until the for sale sign goes up in the yard!

This cute beauty was aquired at Pagan Spirit Gathering in 2008.

This is the upper shelf in my kitchen. I am addicted to all things wicker. Baskets, Stars, etc. In the far corner are a few of my most prized cookbooks as well.

This is just a glimpse into my home. There will be major changes as I start to "stage" the home for sale. Maybe I will take "before" pics to get advise from a few friends to see what they can suggest to spruce up the place!

Its time to get to is the Magical Mommies Playdate and my home is a mess!

Happy New Years to you!

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