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Monday, October 31, 2011

True Love

... I has it. And today (tonight, really) marks the 8th anniversary of that true love. Tonight marks the 8th year Britt & I have been together. ^-^

I can't believe it's already been 8 years... I can't believe it's been only 8 years. It feels like a lifetime has passed since we met & got together (we're so different now compared to then), yet it still feels like yesterday. Funny thing, that.

These past 8 years have been the most wonderful, transformative years of my life. We've had our share of rough spots, but they've only made us stronger... into the indomitable women & partners we are now.

So tonight, on one of the most powerful nights of the year, I am doubly blessed. I am able to not only honor those who have passed before me with the womyn who shares my heart & soul, but to celebrate the greatest force out there. The thing that transcends time, distance & I believe, even death.


I am filled up & running over with love & eternal gratitude that this lifetime we were able to find each other so early on. May we all be so lucky next time around as well. ^-^

So... To the only person that knows everything about me, and still loves me...
To the womyn who snuggles me even when my feet are cold...
The womyn who lifts me up after I've fallen flat on my face yet again...
The womyn who is the keeper of my heart.
To the one who encourages me to follow my schemes & dreams...
And the one whom I love unconditionally...
To the amazing womyn whose spirit mirrors mine so closely, we can blend together seamlessly...

I love you. You are everything to me, my life, my breath, my heart. My raison d'etre.

I am thrilled beyond words knowing that we have years & years & years ahead of us to enjoy with each other.

My Britty... the keeper of my heart & mirror of my soul... I love you. Happy anniversary. <3

Me & the Missus...


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day Off #2

Spent Day Off #1 happily ensconced in my bed. Yeah... like all day. Ah well. I was tired & feel much, much better today. ^-^

I also got my hours changed around to normal people hours, instead of nighttime people hours. Yay!

Britt's home sick today, so she's in bed sleeping.

I'm up & sipping coffee, intermittently hollering at my cats... they are being beastly this morning. Yeesh... Figured I'd sit here & type a bit whilst I make my battle plans for house cleaning today. Now where did I put my trebuchet?

Nevermind... I suppose I should wash the dishes, not destroy them. Tempting, though. ^-^

Strangely enough, my biggest source of consternation is my desk. It is a disaster area. @_@
I'm not quite sure how it got this way, as I was very careful for the longest time not to just stack things on it. Hm.

My desk is the only area in the house that's kinda "mine". It's where I type, do bills, craft & read tarot. I sit here to read & write & sip coffee. Or at least I used to, when I could actually see the desk. It now looks like various piles of crap, held up by four wooden legs. Meh...

Along with the dishes & the kitchen, it's on the TOP of my priority list today. I need my desk, dammit...

Anywho... If I get my kitchen cleaned up, I'm planning on making a mess of it again right away by baking. ^-^

There's bread & cookies in my immediate future... Mmmmmmm...

Well then, I suppose I must be off to go find my kitchen counters beneath the mound of dishes. Wish me luck, and if you don't hear from me by tomorrow, send in reinforcements. ^-^

Hopefully I'll get a huge chunk of housework done today, so on Saturday I'll be able to work on the doll that's been calling to me.

Hoping you're having a most wonderful day today. ^-^


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Morning Mumblings

Ah, good morning. My chai-nog & I are happily ensconsed in my office, listening to good music & spinning. My fiber, Merino dyed in dark blues and blacks, reminds me of midnight & Winter & lakes frozen over. It's sooooo pretty! =D

It was a lovely evening when I came into work. The sky had cleared a bit, and was all aglow with the sunset. Breathtaking!

On my To Do list today: Clean a bit as soon as I get home, take a zolpidem & then actually sleep, get up & be back to work at 1900. Three days (nights, whatever) until my ten off... So. Excited.

Alrighty... now to felt some pumpkins. ^-^


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Almost time...

Where did October go? @_@

One minute it's the 1st, now it's the 22nd... I'm just hoping that the last bit of this month creeps by verrrrry slowly.

Autumn in favorite time of the year. The air gets crisp & cool (if not downright cold sometimes), the leaves explode into fiery brilliance, the squirrels rush around like mad, stashing nuts in every concievable place.

Autumn is also right about the time I stop blogging, crafting or doing much of anything, really. I feel like I withdraw into myself, like one of the snails I see as I walk to work every night. I feel a deep desire, a yearning to go to the woods, bury myself beneath the leaves & dirt & sleep for a long while. I find myself daydreaming about sinking into the Earth, lying there with the soil, the bugs & whatever else, perhaps wrapped in tree roots, being held close in the comforting warmth & coolness that earth can be, both at once.

Last year, this lasted through the Winter holidays, and then I "woke up" a bit for the Summer, but now I'm back to the sleepy feeing. That need to hibernate. Perhaps I was a bear in a past life...

I don't want to feel this way all the time though. One of the cards I pulled the other day was the 8 of Cups (I think). It shows introspection, to the point of shutting everything & everyone out. It recognises the need for self examination, but also cautions against focusing only on what's inside of us, and ignoring all the things & people around us, who also help make us, us.

Soooooo... I'm trying very hard to poke my head out of my snail shell. I'm finding this really hard. I don't want to come out, but I'm not accomplishing anything (not even self satisfaction) by staying in here. There are so many things I want to do & people I want to go see (namely my sis in law & nephew).

I'm hoping that not working as many extra shifts this coming month will help as well. By the time I'm done with my 7 days on, one day off, one day on, four days off, eight days on, I'm so sick of people, I just want to hide in my house, prefferably in my bed with a book.

Next month I'm planning on working only two extra shifts a pay period, at four hours each. These two four hour shifts will be tacked onto my Saturday & Sunday nights, so I'll be working 7pm to 7am. Which isn't terrible, as long as I only do two or three in a row like that. ^-^

Anywho. I must get back to work, but I'm hoping to be around more often. I love to blog & read your blogs, so I hopefully will pop back in soon & get caught up on what's going on in our neck of the woods. ^-^

Until then, I hope everyone's been doing well & you're having a blast getting ready for the best holiday of the year... =D


Friday, October 14, 2011


Holy buckets, it's FREEZING outside this morning! I left my kitchen window cracked last night & awoke to an entirely too chilly house this morning. I suppose I'll have to bake something this morning to warm things up. ^-^

Got Britt off to her third day of clinicals about a half hour ago. Thank you so much to everyone who is sending her & her classmates good thoughts! I told her this morning before she left that y'all were sending her good vibes & she wants to make sure I tell you how much that meant to her. She got a wee bit teary... ^-^

So, thank you, my darlings, for this. It means the world to me as well, having friends that I can count on. =D

So... now for the more mundane things...
Today is payday which means it's grocery shopping day. This is proving to be one of the tasks that I miss having a car for. We used to hop in the car, drive store to store & get what we needed without too much forethought. Now, since I either take the bus or walk, I need to have a plan in place. Otherwise I end up trying to carry too much stuff home at once. o_O

I need to check & see if the veggie stand is still open, and then I'll probably go there & to Trader Joe's today. I also need to hit Hellmart, so I can load money onto one of those re-loadable debit cards they have. This is how I've been paying my online bills, to ensure I don't overdraft my bank account. It's working marvelously! ^-^

I'll also get some things like cat food & litter while I'm there. And toilet paper. I must not forget the tp... @_@

After my errands I'm planning to head to the garden & see if any of my yellow pear tomatoes are ripe yet... I think that there should be at least a few ready to come home with me today. ^-^

And then I'll walk back down to Albertsons to get a few things like coffee creamer. Tomorrow I'll go to the Food Co-op & get flour & the dried legumes I need to make soup, and probably some fresh peanut butter. There's just something so awesome about grinding one's peanut butter right there at the store. ^-^

Well then... I'm off to make a grocery list for the stores I'm hitting today & finish my coffee. I hope you all have a most wonderful day! It's FRIDAY! *Happy dance* Have some fun today & tell someone special that you love them. You are guaranteed to have a good day then. ^-^

You all are my special someones today. =D
You all have my love & unending happiness to know you. I am blessed to have each of you in my life, even though we've never met in person (something I'd love to remedy, should we ever get the chance!)
I thank the Goddess every day that we've woven webs between us & made ourselves into a community in its truest sense. Y'all make me so happy, I just wanna pop. ^-^


Thursday, October 13, 2011


Holy wow... I can't believe it's already almost half-way through October! Where does the time go? Probably the same place half a pair of socks goes when washed...


It's been an interesting couple of weeks. Britt started her second quarter of nursing school & unfortunately has a terrible instructor. The woman takes pleasure in making people miserable. I am both extremely sad for this horrid woman & extremely angry at how she treats people. Britt's hanging in there (sort of), but she feels like she's about to crack. I help her in whatever ways I can, but short of literally creating more hours in the day, there's not much I can do. I'm worried not only about Britt, but also her classmates, all of whom are suffering ill effects from this class & its instructor.

If you feel so inclined, send some positive energy to my sweety & her classmates... they can use all the help they can get. ^-^

In other news... I've been playing out in the garden & on the porch with my plants there when it's not raining too hard. Our tomatoes on the porch gave us their first round of bright red cherry tomatoes... They were so good, I can't wait for the next batch to ripen! Our big tomato plant of an unknown kind has also produced several lovely tomatoes, two of which are ripening nicely, and should be ready in the next few days. I am so excited I might pop!

There's a few craft project ideas I've got knocking about in my head, and I think I'm going to start making scarves & lap quilts to donate to the infusion clinic at the hospital. I've got a mixed media project I want to start working on, and I've been baking more bread again. ^-^

Last night I made rye bread... and learned that it takes a LONG time to rise & proof... @_@

I didn't get to bed until 0330 & then had to get up at 0500 to go to work, as I'm working day shift today... ick...

I've been doodling in my art journals & generally trying to enjoy my self. I've come to the realization that life is far too short to be depressed & cranky. ^_~

Every day that I work, I walk the two miles from my house to the hospital. It's one of my favorite times in my day. ^-^

I get anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour (if I'm walking really slowly) to just zen & enjoy being outside. Even if it's raining I love my walk. I leave my house about 2145 & it's a gorgeous walk beneath the moon & stars. The other night I was treated to a coyote singing to me the last mile or so... I think she was singing just for me... ^-^

My favorite part of the walk is the last half. I leave behind most of the stores & businesses & whatnot & am surrounded by trees & blackberry bushes. Can you recall the smell of blackberry bushes after they've baked in the sun all day? Or the warm-yet-cool scent of trees & moss & bushes freshly kissed by the rain? I'm one lucky duck, getting to smell these things whenever I go to work.

I get to hear crickets & frogs... owls too if I'm lucky. I smell the fields that lie to the right of the road & sometimes a smell that reminds me of horses. I feel the wind caress & tug at my hair, and the moon & stars shine down on me. I love it all & have never been so happy to have gotten rid of our car. I don't want to ever have to own one again. ^-^

Well then... I'm off to warm up the soup I took with me for lunch & perhaps read a bit...

Hoping you're having a most wonderful day!