Hey there, so glad you popped by! I've moved to a new address, however, and you can find my new blog at: The Weaver's Apprentice as of Monday, January 26, 2015. I hope you'll come visit me there! See you soon! XOXO

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hey all you wonderful, witchy women that I know & love (and all of you who may not be witchy, but are still wonderful!)...

Please take a moment and send your thoughts & some strength to these two amazing people, Veronica & Burke. Veronica is one of my heroes/role models & I find her very inspiring. The two of them together are like a fairytale romance, which I also find inspiring. Through their art they have inspired & touched many people. Send them some love & support if you can. Thanks m'dears!

Monday, April 25, 2011


That would be me up there... I feel like I'm completely fucking loosing my shit here... And I don't know what to do to fix it. I just want to curl up into a ball & cry. I keep hoping that I'll be able to go to sleep, wake up & find all this shit's just a bad dream. But I know better... gah...The cherry on this cake of shit is that I'm training tonight, so I can't even hide in my office alone. I completely forgot to set my alarm today & didn't get up in time to make it to my friend's bday dinner. Who does that? So not winning the friend of the year award... ever. Did I mention all I want to do is curl up & cry? Yeah...
Off to get ready for work... This takes "Putting on my face" to a whole new level...
When you feel like you're drowning & fighting for just one more breath, how do you get that breath? I can't seem to find it... I'm just breathing water here...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Art from the Heart & a Giveaway!

Hey y'all!

Just ran across this super wonderful blog Art From the Heart & Amy Jo is having a supremely awesome, supremely generous giveaway to celebrate her 200th post! =D

Head to her blog to see her wonderful collages & to enter. Best of luck to everyone & don't forget to stop & oogle her wonderful artwork too! ^-^


Saturday, April 09, 2011

Morning musings...

Random picture that's currently making me happy:

Good morning!

It's a lovely, chilly, windy, grey & about-to-be-rainy Saturday morning here in Bellingham, and I simply can't sleep. Probably due to the large amount of coffee I ingested at work about 0430 this morning, but ah well... my brain needed that wake up. ^-^

I'm feeling crafty today! So I think I'll haul out the wire & make an armature for a doll... @_@

And then I'll play with some paper mache if I get my armature completed. ^-^

Well then... I'm off to refill my coffee cup & play with some wire. Hope you're all having a wonderful Saturday & that your weather is nice & sunny & warm! ^-^


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

And back to work I go...

Le sigh. I don't wanna work tonight... Ah well. Could be worse, I'm sure. ^-^

Britt started school yesterday, and so far is doing well. She's one of the only people who has bothered to do any homework, so she's impatient with the slackers who are wasting her time in class. I adore her. ^-^

I've also started school for this quarter, and am happier than a pig in mud that my classes are all online. =D

I've got my list of things to do for today, which unfortunately include going to the library to do homework, as my textbooks have yet to arrive from Amazon.

The day started off gorgeous & sunny (and almost kinda warm!), but has since turned cloudy & chilly. At least I'm not going to be stuck inside doing homework while it's nice out... ^-^

Well then... I'm off to find some socks & my shoes so I can head out to the library on campus. Hope all y'all are having a most wonderful Wednesday!


Sunday, April 03, 2011

Simple Woman's Daybook

For Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Outside my window... It is another grey, Spring day... The deck is mostly dry from yesterday's showers though, so I think I'll take Macha out on the porch to sit with me & drink my coffee.

I am thinking... How nice it is to feel relaxed & calm. I haven't felt like this in weeks. Glorious...

I am thankful for... My cats. I love their love. I love Macha following me around the house. I love her in my lap. I love taking her out to the porch & watching her sniff around all the plants, checking to see if the catnip is big enough to munch upon. I am thankful for the few years I had with Kyo. They weren't nearly long enough, but he taught me what it was like to have a piece of your soul take the shape of a furry cat. He taught me love on a level I'd never loved before. He is missed... And Phiphi who is sweet & wonderful, even though he's a heater hog. And then Lhu (Cthulhu) who keeps me on my toes & is (reluctantly) beginning to realize that he truly does love to snuggle... However, if either of you two, Phiphi & Lhu, ever pull the dominance shit you did the other day & I get marked again, I'll be pissed. Getting cat sprayed, while endearing that you think I'm yours, so does NOT sit well with me. And it made me have to do another load of laundry. You weenies. I love you. Hellspawn... ^_~

From the kitchen... The coffee has just finished perking. The heater is on, as it's a bit chilly this morning, but I'll be turning it off soon. As per usual, there are dishes waiting to be done... but not the usual mountain of them. ^-^

I am wearing... A red hooded, zip-up sweatshirt. The kind that's thin & not terribly warm. The kind you wear outside on a warm night that's not quite warm enough... and my slippers in various shades of purple. I would be wearing my ever present Halloween pj pants, but sadly they're MIA... So alas, I'm not wearing any pants. Ah well... the hoodie & undies are comfy enough.

I am creating... My spell book. The one I was inspired to make after the Practical Magic Blog party. I finally found my bottle of Mod Podge, so I was able to do some much needed Mod Podging on a few of the pages yesterday.

I am going... Nowhere today, and I'm thrilled about it.

I am reading... Michah, by Laurel K. Hamilton. Finally awesome books that are side-splitingly funny, have awesome sex, and are good mysteries to boot.

I am hoping... That this peacefulness stays with me for the rest of the day.

I am hearing... the heater blowing out hot air in the kitchen & Macha, curled on my lap, purring. I'm never quite sure when she's sitting on my if I'm hearing or feeling her purr...

Around the house... All is quiet. Britt went back to bed, Lhu is snuggled happily on the top level of the kitty condo & Phiphi is snuggled as close to the heater as possible. I'm still not sure how he's never caught fire or cooked his innards... Perhaps he's part fire sprite or something...

One of my favorite things... is sitting outside on my porch, surrounded by my plants & Macha, sipping coffee in the morning or something cold in the afternoons... I can't wait to have my porch filled with greenery & flowers again!

A few plans for the rest of the week: My classes began again Thursday, so there is homework to be done. Today I'm going to be cleaning up the house some more & perhaps I'll get in a solitary game of Arkham Horror... Britt starts nursing school this week, so that will be another change to get used to. I've also got an article I need to write today for a newsletter about the community garden we're working on.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

This is Kyo. ^-^ And I think that the foot is Britt's... Yup. That's the little piece (big piece...) of my soul that manifested into a kitty cat. Love you & miss you my Kyo-kun.

Thanks as always to the wonderful woman who started this:

Saturday, April 02, 2011

So I was planning to post about Kyo & have some pics of my fluffy, orange monster, only to realize the pics are in storage (on CDs) & I can't get into my storage until the 4th... o_O

So! I shall post about him another day, but soon!

As for today... Today is a lovely day! I think I'm going to go play outside a bit later... ^-^
It started out cold, windy & rainy, but suddenly was SUNNY!!! =D

A strange thing happened earlier this morning, whilst it was still pouring... I went to Hellmart to get TP, cat food, litter, deodorant, etc. My house was mostly clean & there were only a few dishes on the counter waiting to be washed. When I came home, there was stuff EVERYWHERE.

I guess this is what happens when Britt decides to rearrange our tiny place...

To top it off, the desk was in the doorway to the bedroom & the top had come off from Britt trying to move the damn thing by herself... o_O

We got it into the living room & I got the top back on, after liberally applying Gorilla glue... awesome stuff, that...

I'm way caffeinated... I'm practically vibrating outta my seat. W00t for Monster & coffee...

I finally got Mod Podge on the first page of my spell book. YAY! Now the leaf won't crumble anymore... Sweet. I've never used the Mod Podge before... as we bought it, promptly lost it & I just found it yesterday. Happiness.

I made a nice little sign a week or so ago with my word for the year on it... Thrive. It's stuck to the little cupboard door on my desk. I'll have to take a picture of that as well...

Well then... I'm off to find the rest of my apartment. And then I should probably get working on my homework & the article I'm writing for a newsletter about the community garden.

Have a marvelous Saturday my dears & hopefully I'll get some pictures posted tonight! ^-^