Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring

Here we are, moving slowing but surly into the spring time of the year. Imbolc and Ostara have passed and we are moving towards Beltain and the fertility festival of old and new. What do I hope to be fertile in this year? Well, my new yard now has what will be beautiful gardens, flowers, vegetables, and herbs. I hope my soil is fertile and will products beautiful flowers and a bountiful harvest. I am now about half way through my five year plan. What is my five year plan? Well, as I am now teaching, I am working to gain what I need to open store and start seeing adolescences who need psychological help. I will be graduating with my Master's Degree in Psychology in May and hope to work out some kind of internship at Western State working as part of the Child Study and Treatment center. This will last probably the span of at least the next three or four years as I can only work there during the summers. Also, applying and hoping to move into special education with Clover Park School District where I am currently working. More money and more my cup of tea, though to still do not want to work with EBD children in a public school setting. Would love to teach at Fircrest, however, the school on the Western State Hospital campus. So I am hoping that prosperity and directions is abundant allowing me to continue with my five year plan. Save money, build my credit, buy my house within the next year, and open my store. In that order.

It's been a long extremely busy winter, just finished spring break, 45 days of school left and we are moving into the final part of the teaching year. Grateful this job is almost done and ready to move on to the next as long as I keep working.

Wishing everyone a  blessed and fertile spring followed by a long warm, prosperous summer in any way that you need.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Dragon's Daughters

Aubrey Honeycutt, the auther of this, the first of the Dragon's Grace series, is a wonderful woman and a good friend. I wanted to let everyone know that her first book has now been published and will be the topic of my next review. If you would like to check it out first, please do so. You can get the book at SmashWords along with reading a bit more about Aubrey... Check it out... Leave comments here. I know it's going to be amazing!!!! 

Get it here ---> The Dragon's Daughters by Aubrey Honeycutt


The Dragon's Daughters
Abby struggles with foster care, mean girls and a distant foster mother, but her toughest struggle is with the dragon in her head. He is real, she knows it, and when her connection changes from a dragon to a half dragon child, her desire to help is ignited. When the half dragon child's life is threatened, Abby must face her past and find a way to save The Dragon's Daughters.

Though losses have followed her throughout her life, the most difficult trials sixteen year old Abby has ever endured are the otherworldly visions of death and massacre she sees every full moon. She understands she is somehow Bonded to a dragon, but has no idea how to escape that Bond. Until one full moon, instead of being plunged into a world of anguished bodies, clashing swords and the smell of blood, Abby witnesses the murder of a pregnant woman by the scaled monster she is Bonded to: the ancient dragon Martheus. Abby then discovers she is somehow connected to Martheus’s half human infant daughter, Dorianna. As the years pass and Dorianna becomes more rebellious, Abby fears for her safety. When Dorianna openly rebels and takes a woman as her affiance, Martheus plots her replacement, impregnation, and murder. Can Abby find the strength to face her own inner demons, aside from the scaled ones, and help Dorianna escape the same fate her mother faced? Can she even find a way into Dorianna's realm before it's too late?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Alone for the holidays

For months I have been planning to go to Alaska to see my daughter and then to Spokane to see my son. So, do to the lack of work ethic of someone else, I am stuck at home alone with no family for Christmas. That is what I get for having to depend on someone else. I get let down again by people who do not do their jobs in a way that seems logical to the rest of the world. If I did my job like the way I have been handled, I would not have a job for long. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

longest night of the year

Here it is the longest night of the year, the Winter Solstice, Yule... and I am reading my Herbal Almanac. Hmmm. Can't tell how much I am into winter, right? Welcoming back the sun sounds like the perfect way to spend the next four or five months.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Mornings

As we start our mornings, remember that today is going to be a beautiful day. There is nothing we can't handle and anything that might change this attitude is just a bump in the road and we all have good suspension. Have a beautiful day!


Monday, November 4, 2013

I'm back!

Life happens, right? Well, I got a job. Started a new teaching contract in August and have been off and moving since. I have been away for a while but things are starting to fall into some semblance of a routine and I plan to be back with at least a little bit of wisdom each day. Yes, stories, anecdotes, etc will also follow in the next few days, weeks, months, and hopefully years.

my quote for the day:

As life happens, we need to use our wisdom to choose what is important and what to leave behind. Take each day with a smile and hope for the future. 
Don't let life run you over, you take it and run with it. 
Enjoy every step of the way and when you can't know it will soon move on again. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

678 words in the last 40 minutes.. yay! Have to go to work now.. chapter one to my book well on it's way! yay!

Inspired!

Here we go! Let's see what comes out of this morning's inspiration! Yay!!! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Been a while


    
   

Wow, it's been awhile since I have done any real posts here. Not sure why I've been away, mostly just because of life. To much life happening and not enough ... well, not enough something keeping me going and positive and writing. Have sad some amazing things happening though. Some amazing new people in my life. Yes me, new people. Back in March I decided I needed to get out of the house and I found this thing on Meetup.com - the Tacoma Pub Moot. What a great idea! Right! Well, I went, as it turns out, to their second meetup. I pulled up in front of The Swiss on St. Patrick's Day.. I parked, sat outside for a few minutes - or maybe it was many minutes.... Drove away - all the way around the block and then pulled back into my parking place. I did go in. What an amazing experiences. I have been to all of the meetups since. The people were great, so friendly and we all had a great time. Even bagpipers were there, lol. Anyway, have gone every month since and to a Beltane ritual too... Have made some great friends and I am really excited about it... It's been a long time since I have had people to hang out with.




What have I been up to? Well, honestly, stressing, working, stressing, not getting things done that I really need to get done. Stressing a bit more. That is about it. I have taken some time off from reading 'technical' books and reread The Mists of Avalon... Gave me a bit of perspective, think I am ready to delve back into my spiritual studies. Have started back in to finish up my Bardic Grade exercises - finished the year according to their records but need to finish up the final books and do the final "paper" and send it in to get approved my the Ovate grade. I am about ready for that... Have another newsletter due to publish next week and have not even started on it yet. Need to get back on that. Not sure what article I will write this month, have been a bit off lately. I think my book review will be one that isn't even here, Grimoire for the Green Witch by Ann Moura - everyone knows she is my favorite. Also need to start a new book to read, falling behind and feeling a bit disconnected as of late and that falling behind is probably a bit part of the reason why.  Looking at Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft over there on the self, may delve there but a bit unsure as of yet. Not sure if that is where I am being led. 

Here I sit in the middle of my bed. Gotta get up early in the am to hopefully catch myself a subbing job. Not a lot of those during the summer months - summer school teachers seem to actually go to work, strange, right? lol. Interview next Tuesday in Bethel SD - Sped. department. High hopes for this one. Really would love a job in Bethel District - or any district for that matter... Pay is good in Bethel though and that is definitely a plus. Should be getting ready to sleep but here I am writing on my blog for the first time in months. Hmmm. Priorities, right? Lol... 



Anyway, is there a book you would like to see reviewed here? Let me know if anyone reads this. Watch for the newsletter to come out next week, see what I decided to write about. Still not sure though I think there is an idea coming... and idea for a running column... that could be good. keep me from having to make this decision each month. Hmmm - let's see here. Thinking thinking thinking.