Saturday, August 26, 2006

Finally, Henna Pics!

I finally have the pics from the night we did henna. Here they are:

My left palm.

The back side of my left hand.

The design on my feet.

The design I put on Miss Amy's leg. Not bad for free hand, huh?

I forgot to get pics of my right palm and back of hand, oops! I have been busy knitting lately. If you want to see that, you can visit here.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

A long week

The henna I was waiting for hadn't shown up by Thursday, so I went and bought more on Friday. I mixed it that night, and I did do some on Saturday. I just haven't pulled the pics off of my camera yet. But it figures, the pack of henna that I was waiting for showed up on Monday. On Tuesday, I was called on to help with a situation that maybe should have had help along time ago. Granted, my part was small, but still I'll help out when and where I can. That, and it was domestic violence/mental health issue. I'll absolutely help with that, after years of watching and being in similar situations. I am stressed out over something I'm not ready to talk about yet, as I may jinx it. I have lost my knitting mojo, and decided that I wanted a new book to read, so I bought one. I bought "The Virgin's Lover" by Philippa Gregory. So far, so good. Now, if I could just get my nerves to stop, I'd be good, 'cause I've heart burn this week, and I never get heart burn. Oh well.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Trying to catch up on sleep

After being on vacation (a.k.a - getting out of the office before someone dies), I am having trouble adjusting back to the work schedule. Normally, I am asleep no later than midnight. Lately, I haven't been dropping off until sometime after 1:30 am. I have to be up no later than 6:30 am, and that's just insuring i get a shower, get clothes on my body and get out the door, hopefully with children in tow. So, this is going to be a short post, so I can start recording a movie for dad, and still get some sleep.

Oh, and no henna in the mail yet. Hopefully it will be here by Friday, that way I can mix it and use in Saturday.


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Happy Lughnasadh!

Today was a trying day, for mundane things, anyway. Besides the heat being unbearable, everyone just seemed to aggraviate me. But, anywho.

Happy First Harvest! I forgot to ask mom to make corn bread, and I didn't make Full Moon corn bread. I did make some corn cake, though. I had to run to the store for few final ingrediants and a bottle of wine, but I did celebrate a holiday in a somewhat proper way. See:

There is my corn cake, a piece each for the Goddess and God, a glass of wine and my lit candle. After saying my incantation over them, I took a pinch of each piece of corn cake and the glass of wine out to the front yard to make my offerings. Let's see if the neighbors complain about the batty girls next door. Especially after the "trying to take a picture of the full moon over the neighbors house across the street" episode.Yeah, that was interesting. We actually heard him lock his screen door to keep us wierdos out. Hee hee! But with Miss Amy's girls living with us, I forgot what it was like to have to explain what I was doing and why. My girls just know, because it's the way it's always been. But her girls are catching on. When I mentioned Mabon for next month, Renae asked what that was, and when I asked her if she remembered the picnic in the park last year, she got very excited. I love sharing these kinds of things with all the girls. Annie actually begs me to let go on the Gingerbread Grandma's site to play. I think it's great. We get to read the stories together, pick out recipes, and activities to do.

I had an idea. (Look out world!) If anyone still reads this (I hope someone does), I was wondering if anyone would like to join a Yule/Solstice exchange. Just a something to let everyone exchange a seasonal or ritual item, and make more friends. Maybe set it up like a "Secret Santa" swap, where you know who you are sending stuff to, but not who will be sending to you. If anyone is interested, please leave a comment, that way I have time to get everything set up. If I only get a few people who are interested, not really enough to do a swap, maybe we can just arrange a gift swap between us.

Happy Lammas!