Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Samhain

 Well, here I am.  All alone.  Fiance is on his ship for the next 5 weeks and I am spending my very first night alone in our new home.  At the moment I am listening to the Witches Brew Ha Ha podcast (a friend has been recommending it for weeks), reading Magical Housekeeping by Tess Whitehurst (review to come) and laughing at my two dogs as they desperately try to remove their Halloween costumes (Callie is a Witch and Poseidon is a Pirate).  I have had a grand total of 5 trick or treaters so far and am seriously hoping that more kids come by or I am going to be handing out some serious candy in my classroom on Monday.  My plan, is to do some magickal working (smudging and the like) tonight after I am sure that no more kids are going to show up. 

Here is hoping that everyone is having a safe and happy Samhain!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just Not Feeling It This Year

Normally, I am thrilled for this time of year. Normally, I would break out the Halloween music weeks in advance. Normally, I would relish in the Halloween blogs and read scary stories until well past the witching hour. This year however, I'm just not feeling it. I haven't bought a pumpkin, I've barely glanced at most of my favorite blogs and I haven't even given a thought to plans for Samhain. I'm not sure what exactly is causing this disconnect. Perhaps it is the fact that I have just moved and am pre-occupied with getting everything just-so. Perhaps I am unable to look forward to the 31st as it is also the day that Fiance leaves for a 5 week stint at sea. Or, perhaps, my busy schedule leaves time for little more than sleeping, working, eating and bathing (occasionally at least hehe).

Have you ever felt that you just couldn't get into the spirit? Did you do anything to break the funk? Or just let it ride out and hope for next year?

Saturday, October 16, 2010


A Fantastic Video.  Really wish I could find a way to incorporate this in my jr high English Classes.....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Almost a Milestone!

Just noticed that I am at 99 followers.  Come on #100!!!

A Great New Blog!

 A couple of friends of mine have started a great new blog:  Remedial Witchcraft.  The plan is for Rhi and her partner, Son of Hermes, to go back to the basics of witchcraft and spend two months on each topic. Here is how she explains it:

"I've broken it down into 6 core skillsets - visualization, stones, tarot, herbs, mythology, and tools. My intention is to spend 2 months on each topic, posting 3 times weekly (or more, should I be able to manage it). At the end, my goal is to have the good beginnings of a book of shadows, as well as a better understand of myself. I also want to offer it as something anyone can follow, should they feel the need to brush up on their own skills."

I encourage everyone to take a look and become a follower, I guarantee great things to come!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jumping Back In

 Have you ever found yourself in a period of time where your spirituality (and hobbies and personal time) take a backseat to the business of real life?  Since we made the offer on the house, I have been swept along in a sea of "got to do's".  First, I was busy packing, organizing and re-routing my life in preparation of the move.  Then, it was unpacking, organizing and getting used to a new area.  Now, I'm playing catch-up at work, STILL organizing and trying to find a balance between the "got to do's" and the "want to do's". 
I took a step back from my spiritual work (blogging, studying, practicing) in order to gain some extra time for move preparation and, as more time went on, I found it more and more difficult to return to my old schedules.  I still am not where I want to be at work (tons of correcting to do), I still don't have EVERY box unpacked or everything that is unpacked organized the way I want it and I still don't have all my pictures up and I definitely haven't bought all the things that I need BUT, nevertheless, here I am, jumping back in.  Here's hoping I don't drown!