Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
<< And, oh yea who so stealthily stole the seventh loaf, you are forgiven, but the maidens would love to hear your side of this winter’s tale. >>
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Have a marvelous Thanksgiving!
It is Thursday morning, Thanksgiving Day, an entire day set aside for gratitude. Yesterday I made a batch of home made egg noodles; the first batch I have made in many years. And I must admit it was a little trickier than I hoped. I had called my brother, Gary (an incredible cook, he could be the Emeril of KCMO) for a few tips and got his recipe. I got the noodles made, rolled out and cut, and I think they will be fine. And then I made my first batch of cranberry salad for the season. It is red and beautiful and I had to test it this morning ~ it is yummy !!!!!!!!
2 cups sugar ( I only use 1 cup, try honey or agave)
1 cup black walnuts
1 pkg. cherry jell-o
Set up your grinder. Make up your jell-0 with only one cup of hot water and set aside to cool. Wash the berries, cut out the bad spots and discard the soft ones. Cut the apples and oranges into 6 to 8 slices each. Do not peel the apples but do cut out the core. Feed the fruit into the grinder, it is fun … the cranberries pop and the oranges juice up. I do not put my walnuts through the grinder; I chop them up into little pieces and add to the mixture. Stir in the sugar and liquid jell-o. Refrigerate overnight. It gets better every day … and then it’s gone. I freeze some every year to pull out in the middle of summer and then I eat it mostly frozen. It is almost pure Vitamin C.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Well, I don’t really know what this day, 11-11-11, will bring ~ a new era? a new paradigm? or same old blessings (!) but it was a marvelous start to this Friday!
One thing is for sure, a person can never have "too much" Magic in their lives! I will be looking for more on this portentous day.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This is a major life lesson for me that I have been peeling away, like layers of the proverbial onion, for many years. Like an onion, the pure essence of it often brings me to tears and yet I know that if I persevere, render it to smaller pieces, then apply heat with a dollop of soothing oil, a transformation will occur ~ a softening ~ as the pungency caramelizes before my very eyes and is now a sweet concoction that will enhance any recipe that it is added to.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The landscape is my cathedral,
this rock shall be my pew
The bird and the cricket form my choir
and their tracks in the dirt are my hymnal.
The clouds across the azure sky, my stained glass windows,
even as the night-time sky is an open portal welcoming me in.
The trees are my elders,
this pungent sage, my incense.
My love for you shall be an unending tithe.
I kneel beside my horse, in awe of all that I witness.
Dear God, Goddess, Creator of all that is,
thank you for this sanctuary.
No walls to hold me in, nor others "out".
Bless you for this day.
Friday, October 21, 2011
It was in my junior year of college that I found a book about Edgar Casey in the closet of my new apartment. I dove deep into the ideas of a planet of free will. The unrequited romantic in me continued to write poetry; it allowed me to mess with the rules, follow my true spirit, and meander with the meaning of my muse. Lost my virginity, but not my heart, to a husky Phi Sig junior who wrote me love poems ~ it seemed only fitting.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In-joy and have a great October.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
It was raining so hard last night, an umbrella was needed, something unusual in
Colorado, as we walked around the corner and into the Innesfree Bookstore, on the
“Hill”. There was a reading by Sixpenz. The “z” for the dog always under one womanʼs
Words began ﬂowing in and around the gray headed and students, some sitting around
tiny tables, some standing in the tight space. One woman after another read until the
entire room was awash in a movie of thoughts, images and ambience.
Sometimes the words, so deftly knitted together, that what remained after the voice
ended, resembled a ﬁnely woven tweed cloth draped, ﬂuttering in the wind. Other times
vivid images of a womanʼs body curves caressed by a sheet still imprint on my eyes as
bright as her blue-green shirt. A wild turkey trotting alongside a biker pecking the bare
leg of his owner kicking back from his bike, was not only comic, every annoying peck on
the struggling biker trudging up the mountain, it was felt on my skin as well. I was taken
to foreign street scenes, red nail polish, a hand on a glass, was reminded we donʼt need
“saving”, that saintly mothers guide us, and we donʼt know who we think we know, after
all. Lastly, that the weak lay down until the strong rise up again.
The focused, hushed atmosphere accentuated the experience of the spoken word. Last
night every reading was articulately presented. I left refreshed, swept along by voices of
lives living their feminine journey. Christy, seated next to me and a newly transplanted
Boulder woman, so excited by the group, she wanted to join on the spot.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The Wise Woman part of me is watching, grinning, waiting for me to remember ... I am an awakened sacred heart .... and this "reality" is all an illusion ..... Goddess Bless Her !
Thursday, September 8, 2011
graduation :) new beginnings :)
Know this to be true.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I wrote a three page essay this morning on how badly May sucked, but I decided I won’t subject you to it. Take my word for it, it was a difficult month. I was presented with daily challenges, most around my computer crashing and now my dear old friend of a Honda is not doing well. In between times I bought the funniet graduation cards only to get home and realize they were birthday cards, the check was “not in the mail”, I stepped in melted used chewing gum and then stepped into my new car and got it all over the clutch, the brake pedal, the carpet and me and……
Monday, May 16, 2011
I intend that my quickening heartbeat is all about excitement for the future, not the dread from long time limiting beliefs of the past.
Together we ARE powerful.
I sense a different way of being moving in. I make way for it.
Thank you, Bonnie, for your time, patience, and your far reaching knowledge of the computer.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!!!!
PS. She told me her name is Melanie. Yes, my computer told me this. Could be my imagination, but no matter, I will call her Melanie.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Minus a computer I have been out of business as a real estate appraiser ~ no work ~ no pay. Bummer. It is not as much fun having a week off when it is not your choice !?!?! On the other hand, I have been reading and writing and working on my new business schedule for this summer ~ just in the nick of time. I even vacuumed behind my computer desk and straightened all of my computer accessory cables so that it will make installation easier. The thought of which makes my blood run cold, but, with a little help from some friends we will get 'er done.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that my external hard drive was indeed functional enough for the tech support folks to pull off information and that all of my writings for the past seven years and all of my pictures ... have been saved to my new computer.
It will be a few more days before my new computer gets here and I figure him (or her) out.
I wish you all a great week.