Saturday, April 29, 2006
Last night, I thought I would change the template on my knitting blog. That'll teach me for thinking. I forgot to save the current template, and screwed it all up. I did fix it for the most part, and I looks pretty nice, but I ended up going with the the black template like this one. I do have a few photos that I posted on there today, one of my recently finished socks, and one of Mr. Vinny, sleeping with his tongue out. Check it out.
Beltaine is on Monday, and we are having a potluck at work on Tuesday. They aren't connected, we just haven't had a potluck in a long time. So, it's up to me to make some coleslaw and maybe a caramel apple crostata. Yum! But, we are going to try to do the Beltaine picnic next Saturday, when everyone will be in town (mainly Miss Tammi). We'll be doing this one potluck style. I still need to pick a place, be someone's back yard or a park, and a time. There's not many of us for this one, so it doesn't really matter. And, I do need to call everyone and remind them. Hey, maybe my new Sabbat entertaining book will come in handy for this. :)
Also, on Saturday May 20th, Miss Rachel is hosting a cleansing ritual at Blendon Park, here in Columbus. I think it's something we all need, as she has pointed out, this year has sucked so far. So, if you are in Columbus or the surrounding area, feel free to join us. This is a family oriented event, and is a picnic, so please bring your own food and refreshments. I will post the time as soon as she let's me know. We will be doing a short ritual (about 3 to 4 minutes) then the picnic will commence. If you need directions, or would like to know any other info, please leave me a comment, and I will respond to you as quickly as I can.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Then, being big Harry Potter fans, we found this one:
Then, I couldn't resist this one:
And this one:
One more! I promise it's the last one:
That thing kept us busy for atleast an hour.
During the time that we were playing with this, Miss Tammi's daughter called me. It seems that she is having very disturbing dreams lately. Dreams of a close friend that commited suicide last year. From what she has been telling me, it seems as if he has been trying to communicate with her, but it's freaking her out, and it's only been since they have moved into their new house. I told her to carry my cell # with her everywhere, and call me no matter what time of day or night it was. So, I'm going to call her tonight to check on her, because she was pretty shaken up last night.
On a lighter note, if you'd like to see what my cats have been up to, please visit my knitting blog. I hope you find it as funny as I did.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Shortly after starting the yard work, the mail man came by and had a box for me. My books from Amazon.com. I was very excited. And the mailman remarked that we got a lot of boxes. What, with the e-bay orders, Knit Picks orders, and Amazon.com orders, he said that we make sure that he does gets out of his truck and get a little exercise every now and then. Nice guy. I'll have to see about giving him some cookies this Yule. And, here is the obligatory pic of said books:
Thursday, April 20, 2006
A short while ago, I was coming out of the kitchen from getting the girlies some strawberry ice cream, and this is what I saw:
Aren't they cute? They haven't sat together like this in a long time. That's Moonie and Vinny. Moonie is my black cat, my familiar, and Vinny is my pain in the arse. Even now, Moonie is in the window enjoying the spring air.
The other day I found a site for pagan children that I fell in love with. Most of you probably already now about it, but it's Elsie and Pooka. I just love the coloring pages. I printed off some for the girls earlier, as I took the day off (and no, I didn't play hookie, I asked for it off) to spend with the girls, as Katie is on spring break this week. I thought that Annie would be the one to want to color them right away, since she 5. But no, she was more interested in Sponge Bob. Katie on the other hand, who is 11, jumped right in and did every one that I printed off for her, right away. But, right now Annie is sitting at the kitchen table with mommy's crayons. Maybe later I'll scan the master pieces and post them. I like the pages so much, I may even color a few.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Anyway, those of you who visit me on a regular basis will notice that I have finaly done something with my side bar. Doesn't it look pretty?
Monday, April 17, 2006
We did have a good holiday weekend. I went to Miss Tammi's for Easter, my mom wasn't too happy with me, but hey, she didn't speak up soon enough. And for the dinner I made 4 loaves of breaded egg bread, 2 loaves of braided honey whole wheat bread, 1 large and 1 small Hiawiian sweet potatoe casseroles, and 2 caramel apple crostas. Everything was a big hit, as I made it home with only the small casserole and 1 loaf of egg bread. If anyone is interested in the recipes I used, you can e-mail me at tonia underscore u at hotmail dot com, and I will be more than happy to share.
Oh, and I won the drawal of the hat for a set of my boss' season hockey tickets. Saturday night, I took Tammi's daughter, Jessi with me and we went to see the Columbus Blue Jackets play the Chicago Black Hawks. We won 5 to 2, and the Black Hawks only scored when Jessi and I went to get some pop and hot dogs. Here are a few pics that I took that night:
Here's our mascot Stinger just before the game.
And here is pic of #27 - Manny Malhotra, he reminds me of a very skinny Vin Diesel.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Anyway, at Barnes & Noble, I bought a natural healing book by Mark Evans. I also bought Cerulean Sins and Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton. Then I spotted Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison. The cover caught my eye, and the blurb on the back sucked me in. And I think for the first time, I got the first book in a series instead of one in the middle. I'll let you know how it is when I'm done.
I didn't get to do my meditation, but I did get my facial done last night. Let's see what I can accomplish tonight!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
And so, on that note, I did pamper myself today. I ran out of my favorite lip balm, so we went to Bath & Body at lunch so I could get a new one. And I found a sample pack of body butters that I couldn't pass up. There was Brazil Nut, Pumkin, Lychee, Black Currant and Aloe. They are at least a good couple of ounces each, and the pack was $24.00, a really good deal, as they are half of the full size jars that are $12.00 each. And when we got back from lunch, I went on to Amazon.com and bought a book that I could find at Barnes & Noble during lunch. I got Sabbat Entertaining by Willow Polson. Then I noticed that if I had purchases totaling $25.00, then I could get free shipping. Well, I love free shipping, so I also bought the 2006 Witches' Datebook (as I still hadn't got one - I know, kinda late in the year) and Cakes and Ale For The Pagan Soul by Patricia Telesco.
I was going to go to the grocery store tonight, but I think I'll meditate instead, if I can get all the kids to play outside. And I think I'll try a ritual sun up to sun down fasting to let this general yuckiness run it's course. I mean I really feel horrid. So, any good thoughts and energy would be very helpful right now.
Have a Blessed evening!
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
And last night, I found the first dandelion of the season:
And here is my favorite plum tree:
You can just barely see that it is sprouting leaves. This tree is at my mom's, and it is my favorite plum tree because it produces such nice Japanese Table Plums, that my mom turns into such great home made wine. I have the very last bottle from her 2004 batch, and I'm hording it! It's that good! So, maybe the Goddess will bless us with another good crop this year, as last year was the off season for it.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
I have decided to set the group Beltaine party for the weekend of May 6-7. That's a weekend that Tammi is in, and we may have to adjust a little of PJ does little B's birthday party that weekend. Now, that I have made my mind up on that one, I can start to plan. I'll need to find where we want to have it, and what the menu will be, and who will bring what dish. Maybe Miss Rachel will feel well enough to join us. I would love it she does, and it would do her some good.
Monday, April 03, 2006
On the holiday front, I haven't starte making any plans for Beltaine, yet. I need to check the calender and see what day will work for everyone. Then I can start planning menus, a place to hold it, and games and activities for the kiddies. So, we'll see!