Saturday, 21 August 2010

Madness Ensues

So here I am again, attempting to catch up with my blogging as it has unfortunately found its way to the bottom of my to-do list. I had blogger open all day yesterday and I was willing myself to write but nothing came out... I was too enthralled by a conversation I was having on msn and the other ideas and inspirations that were whirling around in my mind. I blame no-one but myself, of course, but I am taking the time today to write at least one post to keep you all up to date on what has been going on here.

First of all I want to say a very big thank you to the lovely Melissa over at A Witch Trying for giving me a beautiful blogger award. I know it has taken me a fair while to respond and I apologize for that, it really did make my day to receive it.

As those of you who are my facebook buddies will know I dyed my hair a few days ago, opting once again for a shade of purple, this time with a built in lightener in it in the hope that it would take better to my hair. As you can see it worked really well and I think I will keep it like this for a while:

I finally managed to get hold of a small journal as a record book for my oracle cards. I like to create my own annotated books with my feelings and intuitions for my cards. I did it for my tarot years ago (it really worked well and helped me to connect more fully with the energy of each card and it's symbolism) and decided it was time to do so for my faery cards... I'll post separately about how I've been customising it though and add some pictures.

I have been writing a lot and dreaming almost constantly, new stories and scenes have been popping into my head at night and inspiring me in every sense though I have had trouble knowing where to start with them. Perhaps, if I don't get too shy over it I will share one of my less 'adult' ones with you all, but I will have to see about that once I have really worked the idea through.

I hope to begin making cards again and have been gradually formulating some new designs for the coming autumn. Since it is a time of new beginnings I hope to be selling on ebay again if nothing else in the run up to Samhain, but we shall see how things go.

And so it is nearly the end of the summer holidays... a mere couple of weeks left before Beth goes back to school, though I am less than sure where the time has gone. Ethan is in a near constant state of grumpiness at the moment, which is a trial, though I think it is frustration because he wants to do walk but still will not do it. He has been waking up at around midnight every night screaming for me to change his nappy too. I noticed this morning that he has two of his back teeth peeking through the gums so I believe this is what is also contributing to his constant mood.

So that is the long and short of what has been happening here... It has been hectic, draining and mad but certainly not bad, especially now that my strange lulling mood has disappeared and made room for some more pleasant times and the regrowth of my inspiration and creativity.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Lammas Blessings

Here's hoping that you all had an enjoyable and blessed Lammas over the weekend. I just got back today from my few days away with the boyfriend, and very enjoyable it was too. In one way it has made me feel more impatient for us moving in together and in another it has ensured me that it will happen in it's own good time. Of coursed, I missed the kids like mad, though it is nice to have the time without them so that I could do what I wanted.

So what did I get up to? I hear you ask. Well not all that much really. After a bit of shopping in Hobbycraft on the Saturday afternoon we went to Bluewater to have a meal out and watch Inception at the Cinema. Despite my general dislike for films starring Leonardo DiCaprio, I actually really enjoyed it.

Sunday we went to Eastbourne to check out the Lammas Festival they had advertised. Well, it wasn't so much a festival as a Fayre, but we still had a good day. We were told that on the Saturday they had had a parade which probably would have been better to see but we didn't know about it and still had a nice day, complete with fish and chips and yummy ice cream :)

On Monday we went swimming in the morning and I realised how disastrously unfit I am by only managing 6 lengths of the pool. It was a 25 metre pool but still, it was a rather pathetic attempt on my part. We then went shopping in town, predominantly for a birthday present for my brother, came back empty handed and a little annoyed, though we did get some films from blockbuster to watch that night, so I guess we weren't entirely empty handed on our return.

Tuesday was an extremely lazy day for me. The man's house was empty as all were at work and I pretty much spent the whole day playing WoW, true geek style, moving from my chair only to get snacks, drinks, pee and let the dog out, lol.

Then came today and the inevitable home coming. Kisses and cuddles all round from the kids... even Ethan kept plastering me with sloppy baby kisses, which was both gross and lovely at the same time. And so now it's back to the grindstone, at least until the end of August when I happily get another few days off with my man. With any luck we'll get to go away somewhere, but really I couldn't care less as long as we get to spend the time together. Soppy I know, but I'm grabbing and savouring the time while we've got it as in a few months he'll be even busier at work and I'll see him less and less. Such is the way of the world.

So I hope you have all had a wonderful Sabbat. Many blessing to you all and a big quick thank you to Serenity Athenina at The Domestic Witch for passing on a Sunshine Award to me. It is very much appreciated.

BB  )O(