If I'm not
mistaken, this is the first time I've
re-used a web set design since January
3rd of this year. This one, I used
before on the April 25th entry for this
year. I'm not out of web sets to
use by a long shot. There is so
much wonderful linkware out there for
design impaired people like myself (each
of my pages has a web design credit, so
if you are ever in need of a good one,
just go clicking), but this one spoke to
me again and if nothing else, I'm one to
follow the nudges.
I'm a woman of few
words today. I'm feeling quiet and
introspective, possibly from the full
moon energy that is still around
(Harvest Moon always packs such a mixed
back of wonderful energy). Maybe
it's from the Mercury Retrograde.
Maybe it's from harvest itself.
Regardless, I'm feeling quiet (sadly,
Nathan still isn't - smile).
Eric did get some
good news. Of course, in this
business, good news carries an
expiration date of about 2 days.
He was offered a chance to work in
another town indefinitely (for the same
company he works for now) for a little
more money rather than getting laid off
with everyone else.
This is incredibly
good news, even though it does mean I'll
see less of him rather than more and
will have a few extra hours a day of kid
time. It's for a greater good
overall and at least we'll have
continued employment. That's a
very, very good thing. He will be
working with two men that he really
likes (his best friends at the company,
in fact), so they can ride together and
make it a guys' road trip every day.
At least his worries about being
unemployed are now resolved. It
appears this is a long term project that
will carry him through until his own
business goes full time. That's
definitely a good thing.
promises to be low keyed. Eric is
working tomorrow, so I'll be home with
kiddies and no car (as usual), so other
than not having to hurry kids out the
door in the morning, it will be an
ordinary day. Nothing planned for
We're having our
Full Moon celebration tonight, so I'm
going to research some Harvest Moon lore
to use and make the music CD. I've
been feeling so autumn-focused lately
that it fits well with my mood. Of
course, these 90-100 degree temps we're
having in Sacramento isn't contributing
well. I don't mind the heat and, in
fact, moved to this area partly for the
weather, but when I'm in this mood, I'm
looking for crisp mornings and mild
days. Meh. In a few weeks,
it will be here.
So all is well and
I'm going into the weekend with a sense
of ambition and well being. I'm going to
try and get into the garage to clean and
find the elusive completed novel to
re-write. My friend, Katie,
recently gave me a nudge (if you can
consider both of her hands leaving
imprints on my back a "nudge") in that
directly, so I'm going to give it a nod.
I also wanted to
share, for those of you who might be
interested (YO! WENDY!!), my
latest project. I'm a big fan of
archetypes, believing they have enormous
value in our society, despite the cry of
"pigeon holes!!" screamed by the
detractors. Anyway, in Craft,
there are three basic archetypes for
women: Maiden, Mother and Crone.
These archetypes are also reflected in
the Goddess aspects and personalities.
Anyway, I had always felt a little
bugged by this since I don't feel in
this day and time that we fly directly
from being a Mother to being a Crone.
I rested very uneasily between the two,
having grown children, but having small
ones as well.
In that interest,
my gals and I set about revamping the
process (we are nothing if not trail
blazers... we take NOTHING as unshakable
dogma!!) and decided to add "The Diva"
into the mix. So now we have
Maiden, Mother, Diva and Crone. I
feel in society, the middle-aged woman
who is empowered, strong, experienced
and discerning is overlooked. The
Diva clarified perfectly where I feel I
am in my life and revealed and refined a
critical part of my personality to which
I could not give a name. I totally
love it. I've been reveling in Diva for
about a month now and in honor of that,
I created this website:
It has some Wicca components to it, but
overall, it's set up to honor the Diva.
It has book and movie reviews, "the Diva
among us," which is a "Diva of the
Month" kind of thing. There is
also a "Diva Muse" for Diva poetry and
writing, as well as "Ask the Diva" and
"the Diva journal." Anyway, if
you're interested (and it's cool if
you're not because it's not everyone's
deal), give it a look and see what you
Meanwhile, I'm off
to collect music and folklore!
Hope everyone has a STELLAR weekend and
feels that wonderful harvest coming in!!
PS: Take a
second, right now. Relax your
mind. Lose the worry for a just a
few moments. Breathe in, hold it,
breathe out. Feel the miracles
that are inherent in each new second.
Feel the incredible possibilities that
are out there! Know that obstacles
are transient. Let your higher
self carry you straight to your own best
future. Feel the good and the
excitement that is there for you.
The Universe is waiting to correct the
things in your life that are off track
and to take you to a place where joy,
success and happiness are waiting for
you. In this moment, give The Powers
That Be (whatever you see Them to be)
permission to show you how to be happy
and put you on the fast track to get
(go on! DO
IT! I don't have all day!)
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