Saturday, September 30, 2006


Hello again. Sorry to take so long between posts. I have been very busy online lately. I have been researching quite diligently for my soon to be metaphysical store. My husband and I have decided to go ahead and purchase 2 years of web hosting. So that we can get started on all that code to make my store pretty and useful. I have been looking for wholesalers and distributors. As well as looking for small business informations regarding licensing and tax stuff. And of course I am also looking for web graphics and designs that are hopefully free or very cheap. And we also have to create a link so that all of my friends can put it on their blogs as well as having web rings. I will be using all of you to help me advertise!! ha ha.

I have been very excited about the whole store thing. But there has been a lot of upheaval in my life as you well know. So I have been a bit emotional as well. And it doesn't help that I just started with PMS issues as well. I have had days where all I wanted to do was cry for no reason. Sometimes I get really annoyed with being a woman.

Other than that things are pretty quiet around here.

Blessed Be.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

My Future

Hello I thought I would try to write about something more cheerful than the other posts I have had lately. There are good things happening even though it can be tough at times.

Anyway I want to let everyone know and try to get everyones support of my endeavor. I am in the process of researching and getting together the makings of an online business. I have always wanted a Metpahysical Book and Gift store. So that is what I am doing. I actually have been rather obsessed with the idea. But now I actually have my husband on board.

Since he is a computer geek and so good at it, he is helping me with the techincal issues. And my cousin owns her own boutique gift and clothing store, so she is giving me the business advice and connections. And one of my dearest friends has a beautiful daughter with a really cool name and very cute picture of when she is a baby and that will be part of my logo. And to get that logo together and some of the web design, my sister in law just happens to be a graphic designer. So lucky me. I have all the things necessary in life to get this done. Except one, money.

But I am trying to get around that one as well. I may have found a way to get into this with very little overhead to start. And then I am trusting it will grow from there. Eventually I want to have an actual storefront. But I know that is down the line a bit. It will take a lot more money and information, and credit.

So here I am asking for everyones input and information and advice. Please feel free to leave comments at will with the necessary info. But please refrain from being a spoil sport. I have had enough naysaying lately. I just want to go forward with my grand idea and make it work.

My Dad Is In The Hospital

My dad is in the hospital for having pneumonia. And the messed up part is that he has been sick for the last 2 months and I didn't know about it. My stepmother has left me a few messages over the last week, but she said she called just to say hi. And my dad has been in there for the last 2 weeks after having major surgery. They had to put in a chest tube and do a procedure where they scraped out his lungs. Plus he has a broken rib and blood that was pooling in his lung. He has been on oxygen and antibiotics for 2 months. But the first course didn't work and one day when he was leaving his house to go to the doctor to get an x-ray he tripped on his oxygen tube and fell down his front steps. That is how he got the broken rib.

So my husband finally tells me last night when I was at the mall that I needed to call my Step mom and find out what is going on because my dad is in the hospital. I was pissed. He had forgotten to give me the message which my mom left on Friday. So I just went on about my life and had a good time. Plus I went to the Springs to visit friends and I was a block away from the hospital he is at and I didn't know.

So I called my sister last night after talking to my stepmother. My stepmother said she didn't call my sister because she is pregnant and didn't want to unduly upset her. My sister was obviously pissed when she found out and of course says she is not a fragile flower. My sister is upset also because she lives so far away and can't come out here.

I called my dad just a few minutes ago to see how he is. My stepmother has a bad habit of exagerating to make things sound better in her own mind. So I didn't really know the extent of his condition. He sounds pathetic and weak. But his spirits are hgh. He has only been on solid food for 2 days. Before that he has been on a feeding tube. And after his surgery they had him sedated for 5 days so he could recuperate. But they are still going to keep him there for at least 5 more days. He can't hardly get out of bed. But they want him up and walking around. His incision is about 12 inches or more long. They cut through his back to get to his lungs. And of course he says it is pretty sore. And they have him on breathing treatments. And some steroids to help clear up his lungs, plus antibiotics.

The only good thing so far is that he says his back is feeling a lot better. Partially because in the course of being sick he has lost over 30 pounds. Plus he said they did something else for him in surgery for his back as well. I don't know what pain killers they have him on. But that has been a big problem in our family for a long time. MY dad is basically a junkie. He has been addicted to some form of a drug or another all of my life. Right now and for the last 15 years it has been prescription pain killers for his back. But before that it was street drugs.

So with all of this I hope he will finally get better. It has been a difficult road for him and for my sister and I. I love him a lot, but it can be really painful to even be around him. So I think I am going down to visit him when he gets out of the hospital, but I am not sure. I will be updating, becasue I will be calling him everyday.

Blessed Be.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


1. If you are choking on an ice cube, don't panic. Simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat and presto! The blockage will be almost instantly removed.

2. Clumsy? Avoid cutting yourself while slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold them while you chop away.

3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers: Simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer.

5. Placed on top of your alarm clock, a mouse trap will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives, then you wil l be afraid to cough.

7. Have a bad toothache? Smash your thumb with a hammer and you will forget all about the toothache.

8. Spouse always nagging and complaining? Don't pay for an expensive divorce, a bullet only costs 11 cents.

Sometimes, we just need to remember what the rules of life really are:
-- You only need two tools - WD-40 and Duct Tape.
-- If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40.
-- If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

Now for Some Real Tips to Remember:

* Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

* Never pass up an opportunity to go to the bathroom.

* If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You get another chance.

* Be really nice to your family and friends... You never know when you might need them to empty your bedpan.

* Some people are like slinkies... They are not rea lly good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

My Friend Had a Baby

Well I didn't get a chance to post everything that went on last week. So I will catch you up.

A good friend of mine had her a baby boy 1 week ago. When I heard she was in labor I got ready and then waited for my husband to come home so I could have the car. When he got home finally I went to Target and bought a couple of things for the baby and my friend. I got some cute baby socks and a matching hat. Then for my friend I got her some bath gels and lotions and headbands for in the hospital. I just remember what I felt and looked like when I gave birth. And I also got her some flowers. I wanted my friend to feel like she was getting gifts too. It is a long arduous journey having a child and people need to notice that.

I stayed with her at the hospital till 4:30 the next morning. Her husband had left her the week before so she was alone. Her parents had her older son to take care of at home and couldn't stay with her. So I helped her learn how to nurse again. And changed diapers and got her food. Just all of the little things you need after having a baby. Plus I took a few pics. Of course they are on regular film so I don't have any to post.

I guess that is about it.

Blessed Be.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

To See a Couple of Friends

I went to the Springs to visit a couple of different friends I have. The first was a blast. We all had a good time and it was too short. Our kids played all afternoon. And all of us adults have a ton in common and can't wait to hang out again. My son didn't really want to leave either. He wanted to stay and play till he fell down from ehaustion.

But then I went to visit one of my other friend's. We have known each other since highschool. We have remained friends for 15 years. We don't always get to see each other as much as we would like. But once in a while we will call each other and chat. And at least once a year I see her and her kids. Which of course I have known all of the kids since birth.

But today she was in a bad mood. She has someone staying at her house with an additional 3 kids. And I guess they aren't the best roommates. The other chick doesn't pay rent or utilites. And she doesn't really help out around the house. Plus I guess her kids are not well behaved. So I knew this visit would be short.

But I didn't expect for my beloved friend to flip out when I said that I might come back down in a couple of weeks to her kids because of the Metaphysical Fair. And then her son asked what the fair was for and what it meant. I said it was for Witches and Pagans and had psychics and tarot card readers and oils and jewlery and stuff like that. My friend got very angry but motioned behind me that I was crazy to her kid. And he told me so. Then I said I didn't understand why she thought that since she used to go with me. I think she is actually the one who told me about Celebration Store. And took me to the fair the first time. We were still in highschool. Anyway she quickly said in a firm tone that it was time for me to leave. And then when we were in the garage getting ready to go, she said that what I told him was bad. That witches were bad.

I of course am devistated. I don't know if we will continue to be friends. She has changed her view points over the years. She is now a devout Catholic and a Republican. So we do have differences. But they usually don't cause much friction. So I am not sure where will go from here. I know I am probably jumping the gun. We will most likely make up. But I don't think it will be in the very near future. That woman can hold a grudge.

Blessed Be.

Friday, September 15, 2006

A Few More Pics From the Photoshoot

My friend Lori Langston took these photos. And normally I wouldn't put a person's real name on here. But I have to give her credit. She is a great photographer. I just love her ideas and her eye.

Blessed Be.

Pics From The Photoshoot

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I have a few things to say today. First I will start with the part that is about reflection and pause. Today of course is the Anniversary of 9/11. And all day it has been a sad one for me. Even though I didn't personally lose anyone in the attacks. I didn't know anyone in New York or D.C. or on Flight 93. But I have been watching all of the stories on tv today and feeling so bad and sad about all of the families that were touched by this tragedy. Mostly thinking of all of the kids that are now without one or both of their parents. It is so difficult to see those small kids and think about them growing up without them.

I know most people don't believe that anything truly horrible can happen to them. I however am very different in that respect. I know just how easily it can happen to me. I am always aware that a tragedy of some kind could happen to me or someone I love. And for that I get very emotional.

So with the refelection of the past I have been thinking how lucky I am that I have so many people that I love that are out there. Thank you for being there all of the time. I miss you and love you.

And now onto better news. This isn't really breaking information, just what I did yesterday. I was the hair and make up person for a photo shoot. A friend of mine is the artistic type and had this idea in her head for a while. But she was waiting for my schedule to clear up so that I could do my thing so the pics would turn out the way she wanted them.

The idea for the photos was Queeen Elizabeth I. So I made a girl up to look like the virgin queen. And then she had a woman that was supposed to be the lady in waiting ( she was Indian). Then there was a King or consort. And a black man as the Queen's lover. And the result of that union a mixed girl child. But the idea was also to be brought into the present by them wearing jeans with the costumes. It all sounds kind of weird until you actually see it. So when I get copies of the film I will post them. But the main idea was that the aristocracy of America doesn't really look like Paris Hilton. They look like the rest of us in America. All colors and loving anyone we choose.

We took the pics on the CU campus in Boulder. The old stone buildings and the the lake with the bridge were some of the settings. It was raining a lot of the day and it was cold. But everyones spirits were high. And we all had a good time. We might turn it into a series and do it again.

Blessed Be.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Pagan Schools

Hello there. I went to a Wicca 101 class today at Isis bookstore. It was o.k. It was mostly stuff I already knew. But I checked out the store after and then I headed toward home. But I needed to make a stop at Herbs and Arts. When I was there I was talking to the owner and she gave me a great idea. There are a lot of pagan parents in the Denver/Metro area. And their school age children who are also pagan have a hard time at shool sometimes. So I guess there is an actual need for pagan schooling. I am very interested in the idea.

I have been wondering what we will be doing for our own son when it is time for him to go to school. I have looked into Montesorri schools and Waldorf schools. I like them both a lot. I like how they teach from a spiritual aspect and look at the whole child and how they learn. But they are really expensive. Just for kindergarten for one year part time is over $9,000. And it goes up as the child gets older.

So the chick at Herbs and Arts was saying how there are all of these grants you can get to start the school. You get the money for the building, the teachers, the books and everything. And I could have a metaphysical store in the school.

Then I started to look online for information. There isn't hardly anything. There is a lot of stuff for Christians, but not pagans as far as schooling. So I am taking any info any of you can give me. Plus what you think about the idea. It would take a ton of work. But I am liking the idea more and more.

Blessed Be.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Your Scholastic Strength Is Developing Ideas

You can take a spark of inspiration and turn it into a full fledged concept.
You are talented at brainstorming, visualizing, organizing, and independent thinking.

You should major in:

Natural sciences
Computer science
Creative writing

I thought it was appropriate to look at this little quiz. Right now I am in total flux. I am not sure where I am going and I am trying to figure out how to get there. I am not sure if I want to be a hairdresser anymore. I am thinking more along the metaphysical stuff lately. And I am not sure if this thing helped me at all. Other than I already knew I could come up with good concepts. It is just putting things into practice that has always been difficult for me.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Metaphysical Fair Part 2

Well now is the part where I tell you what happened over the next couple of days. As I said before I wanted to see 2 of my favorite speakers at the show.

The first was on Saturday and her name is Linn Gunsbirg. She is originally from New Zealand and I just love her. I lover her accent and her boisterous attitude. I just lover her energy. So I was looking forward to seeing her speak. She had a class on " How to connect with the other side". She is a psychic and healer. Plus she has other talents like sewing and crocheting. A lot like me. At least the last two. Anyway she talks about how she had her first "visions" and how she traveled and how she connects with other beings all of the time. Then she leads us into some deep breathing and a little bit of how to visualize to connect with other spirts. At first we are only learning to visualize anything. Then we are supposed to see a horse, maybe with an Indian( Native American) next to the horse. If there is a person that would be our spirit guide for the future. I had none. Just a horse. Then she talks some more about how when you think of someone that has died how you remember certain things from that person, like a smell or their favorite greeting or phrase or flower. And when those things arise out of nowhere that person in definitely there with you. And also when you are thinking of a living person that at that same moment that person is thinking of you. Always. Then she has us visualize a long halway with doors. We are supposed to see the hallway clearly and know what color it is, the floor and the ceiling. Plus we have to notice the doors. And which one we feel we need to go into. Then notice that door, the color, the door handle and step in. Then we are supposed to see a place to sit. Maybe two places to sit. And we should sit down. And then visit with the person or spirit that we were to connect with. I will not tell you exactly what I saw. It was too personal. But I will say that I saw someone I miss very much. and most of the people in that room were crying when they were in the middle and were finished.

Later on that same day I had a personal reading with LInn. She said that my money situation was going to get better immediately. And then even better still in 3 months. But that I should get a lotto ticket that very day. And I did, and no I didn't win. But she also said that I better get a handle on my marriage because I will be meeting someone fantastic in about 6 months in a work environment. So we will see.

I had originally wanted to see another woman there for another class. Her name is Judith Sauceda. She is Native American and I had a reading done by her many years ago. But by the time her class started I had been there for 6 hours and I was tired and out of money. So I went home.

But I saw so many beautiful things. There was this amazing buffalo drum that was about 3 feet across and $3000. It even still had some of the fur left on it in a carved design of a bull's head. And there were Navajo flutes that were beautiful and sounded so lovely. I was able to try it and I sounded pretty good. It was made of cedar and in the key of F#. It also had small pieces of tourqouise on it. Plus they had buckskin bags to carry it in. Total cost is about $300. And of course they had lovely beaded and velvet scarves. Many statues of gods and goddesses. They had t-shirts with clever pagan sayings on them and also buttons and bumper stickers. They had oils and wands and head pieces and crowns. The jewlry was also amazing. They had silver and gold and tons of crystals. Now the newest phase of jewlry seems to have drusy type crystals. Which I liked a lot. They are kind of like mini geodes. Part of it is smooth and polished and some of it is rough and covered with tons of smaller crystals.

And on my final day, today, I went to an Aromatherapy class. It was just the basics, most of which I already knew. But she let us mix our own and take home samples. Plus she was just a neat lady.

Well that is about it.

Blessed Be.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

You Are A Poplar Tree

People tend to look up to you, and it's a bit lonely at the top.
Inside, you are not always self confident, but you show great courage.
Mature and organized, you are reliable in any situation.
You tend to have an artistic or philosophical outlook on life.
You are very choosy in love and take partnership seriously.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Metaphysical Fair Part 1

Hello all. I went to the fair this evening for about 3 hours. I just wandered around and was just planning on looking tonight because I will be there for about 6 or 7 hours tomorrow so that I can see 2 different workshops by 2 of my favorite people.

Of course I found lots of great jewlry and I am always drawn to that. But I wanted to specifically look for magical tools today. I have been looking for a belly dancing hip scarf and a little cauldron. I found several of each. But I am very cheap. I find these things at different stores all of the time. But I hate to pay more than $ 20 for anything. So when the price creeps over $30 I really hesitate.

I ended up buying a blue hip scarf with gold coins for $24.50 and they are regularly $50. I am always looking for a bargain. So 50% was good enough for me. But there were several other scarves there that I loved maybe even more. For some reason I have been very attracted to the color green. They were gorgeous burn out velvet scarves. One had a goddess truning into a tree and the other was roses and vines with beading all over it. Both for $30. Normally too much for me. But I am thinking I might buy one tomorrow. I also bought a bamboo and sodalite necklace for $5 and a pretty silk wedding sari purse that is blue and gold like the hip scarf for $5 too.

My biggest problem now is to decide about the cauldron. The ones I like have either pentacles on them or the tripple crescent. But the tiny ones are $35 and I just don't want to pay that much. Plus I need something larger so I can do more than just incense burning. There was this fabulous cauldron that was big enough to make many meals out of it and sat on the floor with feet. It was $495. I don't know who would be able to afford something like that, but it was really cool.

I also found a beautiful crystal wand that is only $20. That is a steal as far as wands go, but I am not sure how it felt. It can be so difficult to tell when there is so many different kinds of energy rushing around at the fair.

So when I figure out what I want to do I will let you all know.

Blessed Be.