Being Pagan, Learning, Life, Nature

Blessed Samhain!

Today is one of the most sacred days on the Pagan calendar.  Today is the day when we can talk with those who have left us in life.  It is when “the veil is thinnest.”  It is much life going to a sacred spot where you can feel the life energies flow and being able to communicate with your higher power (be that Goddess, God, Yahweh or whatever your belief) like they are sitting next to you.

Many people think that any celebrations we do on this day (we being Pagans) involves communicating with the devil (something that is not even in our belief system).  It does not.  We talk to loved ones that have passed celebrate the turning of the seasons.  From here on out Mother Nature is taking a rest to recoup the energies she has spent bringing forth all the plants and then keeping them going through their life cycles. Everything around us is going dormant until Spring.

This has always been one of my favorite holy days.  Not just because of the candy and unlimited access to horror movies but because of the strength and the solitude of the season. I am a solitary Pagan (I don’t celebrate or have rituals with other Pagans) and I feel that this day for me is the strongest connection to the Goddess and God as well as my ancestors. I guess the easiest way to explain it is to compare it to cell phone reception. If you are in a good spot you can almost hear a pin drop on the other side. If the connection is a bit off words may fade in and out or the call might get dropped. A simplistic analogy to be sure but you get the idea.

I don’t know if this has helped anyone get a better understanding of things. I hope so. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

We woke up to snow this morning. No one was too happy about it. I did take some pictures. Thank you for reading! Have a great day!


Saying Thanks

As I am running short on time I just want to say a heart felt thank you to everyone who follows my blog and is kind enough to read and comment on my various posts.  I hit 500 followers yesterday and that is a huge milestone for me.  So thank you all!  It means a lot that you take time out of your days to read what I write.

I am going to add a bunch of photos that I don’t think I have posted yet.  I am sorry if there are duplicates.  Thank you again for all your support!  I hope everyone has a great day!

Emotions, family, Life, Photography

Venting (But I have Pictures) 🍁🍂

A dark morning expresses things well here. I am extremely frustrated with WordPress because I keep losing parts of my posts as I write. They are trying to say it is something at my end yet it happens on both my laptop and phone. I have gone to my phone because my laptop app keeps freezing. Let’s see how long it takes my phone app to follow suit.

I finally was able to get ahold of my Mom last night. She is not much better than myself. Her depression has been kicking in as well. I told her I would try to call later today to talk.

I have gotten a lot done over the past few days but instead of seeing that I just see what still needs to be done. I try to look at things I have finished and be happy but those thoughts lead to “well that is done so what is next?”.

I am at a loss. To try to end this on a positive note I’ll share some of the pics I took yesterday. Thank you for bearing with my complaining. I hope you have a great day!

Creativity, Dogs, Emotions, Life, Nature, Photography, Writing

Another Day Another Chance

The day was much better than I hoped.  Everyone was quiet and I was able to get a lot of stuff done around the house.  I even got the first draft of the article written so I just had to type it in this morning.  But for as well as the day went the night didn’t go so well.  My anxiety kicked in at one point so whenever I woke I was freaking out and it took a lot to get my brain to shut up enough to try to fall back asleep.

I am sad that my happy month is almost gone.  October is the one time I can watched unlimited horror and enjoy the Halloween spirit without being thought morbid.  After this I go back to being considered odd.  This year has passed so quickly!  I don’t know where it all went!

This morning everyone is back asleep in record time after breakfast.  We played late into the night last night.  I am envious!  But I should have a steady day at work so that will help.  I’d better get it together for work. Have a great day and thanks for reading!

Life, Movies, Photography

Fading Colors

Yesterday was less than stellar.  I am not going to dwell on that.  Atleast not here.  I am feeling very overwhelmed and lost.  But life goes on right?  It is dark and raining here so I think most of our day will be spent inside doing not much.  This post will be mostly photos from yesterday.  The colors are almost spent now.  They gave one big burst yesterday and are beginning to fall off the trees on masse today.

The colors this year have been amazing.  Mother Nature has really outdone herself.  I hope you enjoy the photos and have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Dogs, family, Life, Nature, Photography, Writing

Fall Is Here

Today is going to be busy. We are getting Chris’s truck as well as doing some running around. They are also supposed to come and finish the garage today at 11:30am. I have this in writing for what that is worth.

I am just so tired right now. Part of it is me the other part is the cold just seems to suck the life right out of me. We had a hard frost last night. I am glad I got the bikes covered.

The kitchen sink drains again (yay!). The two that came out to fix it last night were really awesome with the dogs and I have to say the dogs were very well behaved. I am very proud of them.

I need to write my article either tonight or tomorrow for the kids Christmas party. Then Monday morning I will finalize it and send it in. I also need to submit my word count. Hopefully we won’t be too long while we do our running. Truthfully I’d rather be here while they are working on the garage. Assuming they show up.

I did get some more good pics of the local colors. Everything is starting to go yellow and brown is not far behind. The strong winds have brought down a lot of the leaves early. I am noticing bare spots in the trees. I hope you enjoy the latest batch of photos. Have a gear day and thanks for reading!


Things Have Gone Awry

It is pitch black out.  Not sure how much I will see once I get to work.  And it will just get darker as the days progress.  But saying that we have our time change next Sunday (which also happens to be Chris’s birthday).  Things have been very frustrating here.  We still don’t have Chris’s truck back and not only has there been no work on the garage but he came and took the door for he motorcycle pad that we actually had the other day. Did I mention that he has also been given more money because he had actually been working on the garage for about a week? So the garage is even further behind and the way it was left we can’t even move any vehicles into it. I am at a loss for what to do for both.

I am trying to finish this on my phone because the laptop version keeps resetting itself… and not to the last save point. I hope the issue does not continue on here. Nuts. I just looked at the clock. I need to get going for work. I hope everyone has a great day! Cheers!

Dogs, Life, Nature, Writing

Thoughts and Colors

A day off.  I am grateful.  The past three days have been very hectic and I am going to enjoy the quiet.  We still need to pick Chris’s truck up today but that won’t be until this afternoon but after that I can stay home.

There is not really a whole lot to talk. I have been busy and I guess my brain is on auto pilot.  I have taken a ton of photos (I really need to figure out how to transfer my photos onto a memory stick via my laptop).  I am actually pretty pleased with most of them.  (For those of you who are friends with me on Facebook you my recognize some of the ones I have already shared.)

It has been a wild road.  I notice that I am recognized by more and more people locally because of my articles in the paper.  It is kind of cool but at the same time it feels weird to be recognized.  I am glad that people read my work and enjoy it (just like on here).

I hope you enjoy the photos from the yesterday as well.  I snuck some of the kids while we were out and about as well.  Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Dogs, Life, Photography, Writing

Here and Gone

Welcome to another quickie edition of my blog.  I had a super long meting to write up and I still have one more article to finish writing soooo… And I have another interview that I am doing this morning at work.  I do have some photos that I took over the past few days.  I took two of the dogs for a ride yesterday morning and we got some good shots.  If I have time when I get home (we still have to run to the bank then pick up Chris’s truck when I get out of work) I will try to do another longer blog.  I hope everyone has a great day!

Dogs, Emotions, family, Life

Losing the Light

The wind is picking up again.  We lost power from about 3pm yesterday til around 10-10:30pm.  It was… interesting.  The fact that it was rather warm out made it feel a bit like Spring or Summer.  So the dogs and I chilled as much as we could (the fact that the ceiling fan stopped terrifies Essie and I have no idea why).  As darkness started to fall I lit some candles and we got ready to hunker in for the night.  The power burst back on around 8:30pm.  So I go around getting things back to normal.  The clock radio in the bedroom has decided it is going to be turned on for all time.  The only way I could shut it up was to unplug it.  By the time I followed the cord and unplugged it everything in the house started turning on and off at will.  Everything was random.

Now the dogs are completely freaking out and trying to attach themselves to me by any means necessary.  I notice that the lights that are on outside are not flashing like everything electronic inside.  I turn the ceiling fan off and everything stablizes.  For a minute or two.  Then it all flashes once, twice more and goes out.  Again. Sigh.

Amid the dogs freaking out I decided to just batten everything down and hunker down in bed. I go through the house and just turn everything off as best as I can. I leave two lights on for Chris so that if the power does come back on he can see to get in the house. I brush me teeth, leave the candle and a lighter in the bathroom Incase I need them later and we head to bed.

Around 10-10:30pm everything blipped back on (mostly clicks and the microwave) spooking everyone. Again. I get up and quickly turn off the one light I missed and crawl back into bed with my Kindle. I have maybe a foot and a half of bed with Stella at my head and shoulders, Moose down the rest of the way and Essie between my legs. That last til around 1am or so when Stella kept hearing something (I did too, like someone pacing their vehicle back and forth in front of the house) and stayed in the living room. Once Chris got home Moose was along my top half, Essie my bottom half and Stella between my legs. We were up at 7am.

As the power seems to try to wax and wane I’d better wrap this up and post it before I can’t. Cheers!