Gosh, am I late today!!! Photobucket wasn't working, and I hate to say it, but I was totally losing it. I love putting pretty pictures on my blog, and although I know there are plenty of places that I can find pictures, I have become such a creature of habit. Rarely, do I look elsewhere. Ironically, and maybe I shouldn't admit this, but the Christmas Rose above was already saved in my photo album. Who thought to look in there? LOL!!!
Also wanted to let everyone know how things are going with hubbie's employment. I finished his resume and cover letter, and both are ready to go. Not expecting to do much with it before the holidays, though. Things are looking up for us, though, in some ways. They have agreed to pay him 150 hours of his vacation time which will carry us through January. Usually, they refuse to pay it. And, they have also agreed not to fight unemployment benefits as some employers will do. So, I am now breathing a sigh of relief. I've some Christmas/Yule plans that I will be sharing with you in the coming days. I just refused to let myself get really down about this...as devastating as it was. Because, sometimes when you allow yourself to get down about things, you stagnate there and not move forward. And, I am so looking forward to the new year..a fresh start.
And speaking of fresh starts....because the Winter Solstice is a time of new beginnings, I have a little something to share with you...a little fun thing to make and use for the Solstice...spell bags. First, think about what you accomplished over the last year? Think think about what set into motion and what manifested? This is also the perfect time to think about next year and what you hope to accomplish. So, as we think about our reflections and intentions , a fun way to ring in the New Year on Solstice morn is with the help of an Air spell in the form of a New Year's Spell bag.
So, here are the few items that you will need:
Paper lunch bags of various colors
Decorations for the outside of the bag such as stars, glitter, pictures cut from magazines
Intentions to infuse in the creation of the bag that which you want to carry over all year round.
Decorate your bag and fill it with your whispered intentions and a spell; blow it up and pop at the Sun's first light rays of the year.