Thursday, January 19, 2012

Randomness And Welcome New Followers

WOOT! 80 followers, that was a lovely surprise the other day when I saw I had that many. Welcome lovely new peeps to my bloggy home. I hope you won't find me boring or mundane. I tend to babble occasionally or when I see something shiny :D

I've been trying to art consistently and for the most part I've been keeping up with it. I haven't started any writing yet, mostly because once I start arting I forget all else.

I've also been playing with my new to me camera that was gifted to me by my very good friend WyldeSage. Getting used to it and learning the settings. I'm having fun with it!

Today my kitty is getting fixed. She rarely meows, and if she does it's usually a very soft, low mew. When we got her to the pet clinic she was quiet until a very loud cat started meowing and howling. She was already taken back to the waiting area and I could hear her meowing. It was distinctly her because it was softer than the other cats there. She has a very unique meow. I just hope she won't be mad at me for leaving her alone in a strange place for a few hours or for the discomfort she's going to be in for a few days.

In other news....a couple of weeks ago, well let's see, just before new year's to be exact. I was talking to my youngest, who was having issues with "HIM". "HE" was getting on her because her dog had an accident in the house (rare, but it happens) and was saying all kinds of shit to her. Proceeded to put her down and belittle her...then, THEN turns around and says she really needs to think better of herself. Uh...excuse me you ass but you just threw a series of put downs at her, making her feel like shit and you say what next? So she wanted to go sleep at a friend's house and "HE" turns around and says to her something along the lines of "oh you're just like your mother, when reality hits you in the face you run away instead of dealing with it." UM...I didn't run away. I did face reality, and I left because it was better for my well-being and happiness. But can't reason with "HIM" and I can't confront "HIM" on what "HE" said to her.

I really wish I could just get a divorce from "HIM" already. I haven't spoken to "HIM" since I left except for a few email exchanges and that was only in regard to paying my cell phone bill, which ended up getting turned off because it was a month behind which usually isn't a problem. But some where a payment got posted after a new cycle started which threw everything off. By the time "HE" okayed me to pay it up, it wouldn't accept the payment. Kept getting a message that the back account listed/saved on the site didn't exist. I took that to mean "HE" changed banks or something, but "HE" wouldn't give me a straight answer. But wanted my cell account information so "HE" could log into it...UH NO THX! Sorry but I don't trust "HIM" therefore no cell phone.

It feels a little weird not having one. Not that I used it often, but I've just had one for so long that not having it just feel well weird lol. It's those moments when I am out and I see something I want to text to the girls, that's when I really miss it. And getting a prepaid isn't an option right now either. So I guess I'll just have to carry my purty new camera around with me and that should solve that problem :D

It's a cloudy rainy day. Almost all the snow we got yesterday is pretty much gone. I'm tired and feel like I need a nap. Didn't sleep well and had to get up early to get to the pet clinic in time, and the weather just isn't helping...neither is the Double Chocolate Mocha from Dutch Brothers. Maybe I need food? Yea...I think so.

Thanks for stopping by today...Bright Blessings.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Partnering with Spirit Promo

Hello lovely Peeps. I'm sharing this video with you to help my friend and Tribe Sister promote her upcoming class. Check it out:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wishcast Wednesday - Making Peace

Darn it! I meant to post this Wednesday, got side tracked with other stuff and distracted by an adorable 8 year old. So I'm a little late, but then again I usually am LOL. Better late than never...

So this week Jamie asked: "What or whom do you wish to make peace with?"

Since I am late posting, I've had a little time to ponder this. And I did/do have a list of people and things, but as I thought and think more about it I've realized something. I can't come to peace with outside people or things until I first come to peace with myself. So therefore, I that is what I make peace with myself.

To learn to accept and love myself for who and what I am. To learn to accept love and generosity from others...that it's okay to accept these things. To accept that I'm no Picasso or Van Gogh and be at peace with what ever I create and paint. To accept that I am no J.K. Rowling but that it doesn't mean I can't write something and that it might be good, but I should at least try.

So yes I need to make peace with myself and accept who and what I am and I need to stop thinking that I need to conform to the world's idea of what or who I should be.

If I Could Have a Magical Ability...

Just found out about this fun blog hop called "Follow My Blog Friday" put on by the The Domestic Pagan.

This week's question is: If you could have magickal ability like any witch from a movie or tv show, who would it be and why?

For me,'s a toss up between Piper Hallowell from "Charmed" with her ability to freeze things and people. I mean really how awesome would it be if you say were arguing or chatting with someone who just wouldn't stfu...and BAM! you can freeze them for a few moments of silence. My other choice would be Hermione Granger from "Harry Potter". Especially if I could charm my purse to be a bottomless bag of useful things. She is after all the cleverest witch of her age.

So hop on over and check it out, see what others have said and maybe add your own.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here's What I've Made So Far...

Here's a few pictures of what I've made so far this year. I've been having a lot of fun making art.

My interpretation of Louise Gale's color challenge. I didn't have Tangerine Tango so I had to blend my on rendition of the color.

This is what I came up with for Tee's "Fire and Ice" prompt.

My January Journal page for Milliande's "Be A Seed" prompt.
My very first ever! ATC for a January challenge.

And last but not least...My cover to my Book of Days.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Reading Challenges, Because I Don't Have Enough To Do Already

One of my personal down time and unwind goals is to get back to reading. There was a time I would read several books in a week. Then I got told "You read too much!" And the person who said it made such a fuss so many times, that gradually and eventually I caved. I read less and less, sometimes lucky if I read a couple of books a year.

But I've missed reading, I've missed the inspiration it gave me. I've missed how some books can be so vivid I could see the story play out in my head. Slowly I've found my way back to my beloved books, but not to the extent I would like it to be. So therefore, I have decided to do some reading challenges this year. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Here's a list of challenges I'll be doing, there's still time to hop on the reading train if you so dare :D

Witchy Bibliophile 35+ books is my goal

My goal is Dragonrider: 75 books

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
My goal: I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

My goal: Goddess Read 41+ books

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

My goal: Mother: Read 11 - 15 Witchy Books

Reading Challenge Addict

On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge

Ellie has

read 0 books toward her goal of 50 books.