Day 6 – A love letter

Another post for the 30 Day Journal Challenge.

Day 6 Prompt: Write a love letter to YOURSELF!  This one is pretty self-explanatory.  You are amazing, now tell yourself you are :)

This one was by far one of the hardest for me to write, which I guess is the point. It’s been a year of several of my nearest and dearest calling me some of the worst names I’ve ever known and telling me things about myself that are ugly and in some cases, completely false and so horrible it broke my heart in ways I didn’t know it could break. Luckily, I have some amazing friends and family that have helped me stay afloat, and thanks to them, I am able to write this.

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Day 5 – Summer Traditions

Another post for the 30 Day Journal Challenge.

Day 5 Prompt:  What are your summer traditions.  We all have different traditions for each and every season right?  What are some things that you do as a tradition each summer?  If you don’t have any traditions, maybe you can create some this summer!!

Summer has always been a special time for me. Growing up, it was when most of my family members had their birthdays (Dad’s was today, June 5th. Mine is the 12th. Tracy’s is in August). We spent almost every summer of my child hood at a camp site every weekend for “camping” (My mother’s version of camping, a fully stocked trailer with A/C and full bathroom and kitchen). It was time for friends and family, for hobbies and doing it all outside.

Since moving out, and my parents’ deaths, Summer has changed a bit. Now it’s when we celebrate our wedding anniversary. It’s time for BBQ’s, baby showers, weddings and catching up with friends and family. We don’t have the trailer anymore, so we normally try to make it out to a cottage. This year, Pat’s work wife is hosting us in July for her birthday celebrations out in the Sharbot Lake region. Also, we spend a ton of time with Pat’s other family, Jan and Cathy. They have a big beautiful pool in their yard, so we tend to get a lot of swimming in. The last few years, I’ve made a point to stop by one of the local fairs. Not sure if that’ll continue this year, but we’ll see!

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Day 3 and 4: June and Style

Ack! I’m already falling behind! I blame it on a very busy weekend. Before my honey and I crack open the bottle of wine, I should get these posted:

30 Day Journal Project:

Prompt 3: What are at least 5 things that you want to do in June?  It’s the beginning of the month, and of the summer season.  This list is for things that you either want to do in June or that you MUST do in June.  

Prompt 4: What I Wish I Wore…  I wish I had the money to be super cute and wear all of the clothes that I see in catalogs and online, but I don’t :)  Plus, it’s summer break so my wardrobe mostly consists of my swimsuit and my cover-up and flip-flops :)  So, today’s prompt is all about what you wish you would have worn!!  This prompt gives you the freedom to describe your perfect outfit for today.


Day 2 – Goals

Day 2 of the 30 Day Journal Project:

Create 3 to 5 simple, accomplishable goals for your 30 day journal challenge. What are some things that you hope to accomplish through this adventure?

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30 Day Journal

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve started participating in the 30 Day Journal Challenge. Today, this was our prompt:

Journal Prompt 1:  Create an introduction page.  This can be an introduction of yourself or of your journal.  This is kind of like the title page for your journal. 

Enjoy! <3


Crafting, Daily Life, Paganism

Happy Samhain everyone!

Wishing you all a great Samhain and Halloween!

The Husband and I are taking it easy tonight. Had a lovely dinner with a setting for any visitors we might have this evening, and plans to watch Supernatural, drink some wine, all while knitting. I was hoping to have my Week 1 assignment done for my art course, but alas, I can’t find my stamp ink! This is what I have so far:

I’m pretty happy with it so far, though the one feather stamp smudged on her neck pretty bad when I tried using them w/ acrylic paint. I hope that regular ink overtop will give it some definition.

Anyway, have a great one folks! We’ll see you again in November!

Crafting, Daily Life, Paganism

Too sick for samhain?

This week has not gone to plan at all. Pat and I were feeling very smug about having found what seemed to be the perfect Halloween costumes for us. Namely, Harry Dresden and Karrin Murphy of the Dresden Files (which, if you haven’t read, you totally should. Srsly, it’s awesome):

Of course, best laid plans and all that…this week we both find ourselves fighting a nasty illness. Starts with a massive headache and then descends into flu-like symptoms. Pat missed two days of work thus far, and I had my second day off work as well. He’s feeling much better, but I’m still in the thick of it.  It’s not looking promising for the weekend.

So, our plans right now have changed to simply staying in and watching horror flicks, with maybe a good meal if I’m feeling up to it. It really depends. I’m not sure about any rituals, simply because I don’t believe in doing anything of the sort when you’re feeling like ass. If we’re on the mend, costumes are no where near ready, so we’ll attend a friend’s party in whatever we can muster up. We’ll see.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. It’s my favourite holiday and I’m missing out. Oh well. Apparently my body needs this time, so who am I to argue?

In the mean time, I’ve been doing what I can to continue working on the betterment of my life and my home. I am in full swing on transforming my craft room-turned-dog room into a craft room/guestroom, I’m very excited about it. All we really need is the installation of shelving that I already own, and the purchase of a day bed. I’ll make a big post about it when it’s all done, I promise. In the mean time, this is what it looks like right now:

Complete with Laser Kitty and Kitty Belleh

The other thing that I’m really excited about is the free online art course I’m doing: The Heart of Art. I found this thanks to my friend Krista, who posted about it here, on her blog. It’s a really interesting course that’s all about finding healing through art. I’m still working on week 1, and I can say that I have learned a lot. I used to draw and paint all the time, but it’s been years. It’s great to learn something new, and to see this sort of resource available on the net for free. I wish I could have had this when I was in my early teens, that’s for sure.

Once I’m done my first piece I’ll post it for you guys :)

The other great thing I’ve recently joined online is a pretty well known group on Ravelry. In fact, most of my Rav peeps are members, and I have been a lurker for a while without ever really looking into it deeper. It’s the Lazy, Stupid, Godless group. It’s refreshing to hear such honesty and openness in a group of people. It’s actually got me back on Rav, and interested in knitting again. Now, it’s definitely not a group for the faint of heart. These people can be brutal, but if you have skin tough enough, they are also extremely supportive and hilarious.

And with that, I’m off. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better before the weekend. If not, have a great one everyone. Have a drink or two for me.