New Year’s Part 4- Blessings

  Now that we are geared up to release 2015 in a glass of champagne and have our 2016 hopes and dreams laid out we must take a moment to be grateful.  Goodness, I don’t know anyone that came away from 2015 unscathed.  Yikes, it was a doozy.  But there are reasons behind change, behind…

Illustrating Your Dreams Into Reality

Well, the New Year is upon us and we have a picture painted of our year to come.  Or do you?  It is time to illustrate your life!  When you draw or write something out that is your heart’s desire it will take on that shape.  This is the letter that Doug and I wrote…

New Year’s Resolutions (writing them down to manifest)

Did you spend some time yesterday deciding what you want in the new year?  We must be specific, you know.  Write down a few things that you really would like to manifest and create this coming year. Now why do you want that?  Really think about that. I wanted to go back to school.  Teaching…

New Year’s Project Day 1

Five days until the new year begins.  Just another day, but still in my heart the dawn will shine bright and this year will be but a whisper in time. We will be starting a new tradition this year.  At Pat and Rodney’s house, after Pat and I make a delicious celebratory dinner and before…

Christmas Dreaming

  As winter snow danced lightly down, the moon still held her luminous crown and watched as each child in town went to sleep softly in the night. Dreams of Santa filled their minds as they looked at moon’s generous light and so wondered if they would see his reindeer cross her face in flight. Warm with…

What is Yule?

What is Yule?  Is it the same thing as Christmas?  You know, the Yule log was from Yule.  Turns out it is not a dessert but rather a celebratory log that creates a symbolic fire.  Many of the colors and traditions of Christmas are actually from Yule.  Even the 12 days of Yule!  Yule was around…

All the Small Kindnesses

We have a very long driveway.  In the city it would be the length of one long block.  It had one to two feet of snow in any given place so our cars just couldn’t get up the dirt path the last few snowstorms.  Our car along with our housemate, David’s, stayed parked along the road until…

The Herbal Medic Medicine Bundle

I always have my medicine bag, not just the spiritual one but my bundle of medicines.  I do tend to notice that when approached by a child that has fallen and scraped his arm up or my daughter with her eye cut open after an accident that my bag is magically missing bandages, salve, and…

The Winter Laundresses

For all you fellow homesteaders out there braving the elements to get fresh clothes on the line in all weather, especially post-snow storm, I salute you.  May summer come round real quick.  In the name of hypothermia, I do believe the other two loads can wait until tomorrow! A glass of wine, sage and white…

Grandma and Grandpa’s House

  Yesterday evening I went to visit my Grandma and Grandpa.  It was just me.  For years I have always been there with other cousins or my kids or husband or Maryjane but as I nestled into the easy chair with my tea and cookies I quickly regressed to twelve years old.  Grandma said she…