Monday, August 13, 2012

this week: Aug 6-12, 2012


Aug 6 to Aug 12, 2012
  • Sun in Leo
  • Moon in Aries, Taurus and Gemini

  • Learning the Charge of the Goddess and preparing to cast my first circle (eek, I'm a bit freaked but excited)!

Creating, Planning, Trying
  • Tea staining paper for a BOS project I want to try
  • Catching up on 2 weeks of project life
  • Planning a BBQ for my covenmates
  • Trying to organize my craft space (it's going to take me a while I think)
  • Art journal pages

Viewing, Reading, Listening:
  • Gilmore Girls. You know when you go back to watch old shows you used to like and are confronted by the fact that they just aren't as great as you remembered them? Yeah...
  • I finally finished Faery Tale. It took me forever, but it's done! Woo hoo! It was good. I found the start a bit long and it took a while for me to find the author's voice in the story, but by the end I was really enjoying the things it made me think about. I'd recommend it as a quasi Eat, Pray, Love -esque type of tale with a pagan-esque bent. 
  • Music: Rachael Yamagata, Crooked Fingers, Iron & Wine
  • Podcast: Thorne Coyle 

Thinking, Realizing, Feeling:
  • “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” J. Milton, Paradise Lost. This one line from Paradise Lost has been with me ever since I read it about 18 years ago. (eek)! It has always spoken to me so profoundly and comes back to remind me over and over again that we can create our realities (to some extent). In my most recent incarnation of loving this line is the reminder that my sense of alienation from certain people in my life is completely of my own making. I can chose to change it or continue living it. Today I choose to change it. We'll see about tomorrow! (My mind is dodgy, temperamental place)!
  • More zen about things in life in general. More capable of choosing my battles and letting go of things that aren't to my liking. (Part of that mind thing again). Less prone to picking fights with my husband. Maybe the fact that I'm back at work and not spending every moment with him is helping?  


  • For our new coffee maker which makes yummy coffee
  • For facebook coworker face-offs over photo jokes (related to coffee, ironically)
  • For artisan fairs in my neighbourhood
  • For massive, crazy, hurrican monsoon like rain storms
  • For Indian dinner date nights
  • For a covenmate willing to help a gal out
  • Weird random moments when talking about someone and they text (and they never text)
  • For conversations with my little brothers
  • For the Olympics being over. Bah, I'm a bit of an Olympic hater... probably because of Vancouver and the never-ending conversations about it, which have made me crazy and continued into this year because of comparisons made. Gah... I want to be a lover, but some days I'm just a hater and this hater is glad it's over! (not that I don't appreciate how much hard work the city and athletes put into the games)


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