venusblue

We have a beach house! I named it "All Is Whelk"*!

And we're renting it out when we're not there. We'll be there soon for a couple of months, then back here again, then there, etc. It was always a dream that took most of a lifetime to come true, but YAY!!

It's on Hatteras Island, NC, one back semi-oceanfront with the sounds and sights of the sea. It's a relaxed uncrowded atmosphere on Hatteras, and the house is reasonably priced for rentals. Enjoy our house as much as we do, for far fewer dollars!

Book your stay here: https://bookshoredetails.escapia.com/Unit/Details/166423

What a view from one of the couches!

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*Name is because Julian of Norwich and a quote that never fails: “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

cornwall14

Gratitude Project

 I've decided to officially retire myself from the gratitude project. I find myself to be well blessed, extra lucky, and holding gratitude every day. This to me was the point of the project...to get to this place. A huge shout out to [personal profile] estaratshirai who began this project back in 2004. I've done it every year, but I dropped it partway through last year. 🤷‍♀️

I have a loving and supportive community around me (online and offline) including family, friends, and spiritual groups. I am blessed with not wondering how I'll pay the bills or if food will be on the table to eat. My chronic illnesses are generally stable. A lifelong dream of owning a house at the beach became a reality a few months ago. Life is good and full, and I am deeply grateful. 

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flower12

Tarot: moon in Libra reading

From [personal profile] elf 

Tarot layout: Moon in Libra reading

The topic of specialized readings came up on a Discord channel, so I made a layout for the full moon in Libra (that's today, technically in about 5 hours; the next day and a half or so are still considered "full moon" for magical workings). 

9-card tarot reading layout
1. The Past: What you leave behind
2. The Burden: What you still carry
3. The Link: Connects your past to your future
4. Hope: What you aspire to
5. The Balance: Call on this to avoid being overwhelmed
6. Fate: What lies before you
7. Plans: Your intentions and motives
8. Influence: Other people and forces in your life
9. The Gift: What you receive today

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flower12

Long time, no blog (originally published at Pagan Bloggers)

Recently I’ve been purging the heaps of things I’ve acquired over the decades as an uncommon lack of sentimental attachment has engulfed me. It’s a bit unnerving to watch myself unceremoniously pitch items I felt I had to keep just 6 months ago.

Con't at: http://paganbloggers.com/musingsfromthebone/2018/11/03/long-time-no-blog-a-personal-observation/


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flower12

McCain is dead. R

Honestly, I can do the "R", but the "IP" has to wait until he does his afterlife work.

John McCain is dead.  As stated before, I don't believe rose-coloured glasses for the dead serve anyone, least of all the dead. Let them do their work at the Roadhouse, let them see clearly their actions with all the hubris associated with some of them and all the glory with some others and the big mess in between those two.


Human beings are complex. Forgetting that in death is how our whitewashed history gets written.


McCain was a POW, yes, but that wasn't the only thing he was, even though that experience drove most of his political decisions. He was a politician first and foremost, all about the PR opportunity, and willing to butter his bread on both sides without blushing.


Sarah Palin. Gorsuch. Iraq war supporter long after it showed failure. Voting in T*ump policies that hurt many citizens even after he knew he was dying and showing that support 83% of the time. Sure he killed the ACA bill after he knew he was dying and found compassion. Then he helped vote in T*ump's tax bill that killed the individual mandate of the ACA. He consistently voted and acted with his future legacy in mind.


Which McCain will be remembered?


War hero or politician more concerned for how history would paint him than the plight of the citizens he claimed to serve?


We know which one. You betcha.


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flower12

Gratitude Project, Days 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Wow... I've been slacking big time.

13 - For folks willing to look at their impact and hold themselves accountable
14 - for Birthday Coven fun with Juniper (her birthday, not mine)
15 - for good doctors
16 - for not permanently damaging relationships when I felt like ripping heads off
17 - for meeting up with BK and getting to listen, and to talk
18 - for a good and focused book discusion
19 - for the GrandBoy, 19 on the 19th, and a birthday/farewell dinner and as he leaves for college 13 hours away, he leaves tomorrow


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