Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This and That

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.


  1. Good news about your husband's vacation pay and unemployment benefits! Hiring is always slow over the holidays, so might as well just kick back and enjoy the time off while it lasts, eh? And your Spell Bag idea is great (and fun)!

  2. love the idea of the spell bags... especially about popping it... just sounds delightful. think I will need to make one for myself. Also thanks for sharing the update on hubby and his work... glad to hear things are working out....

  3. Glad to hear things are looking up.

    Great idea for a spell bag! I'm going to have to try that.

  4. Oh sigh.... Picture-less blogging is the pits, I know. But aren't we funny, to get so we just havvvvvvvvvve to put up pics?!? In a way, that's good that I am back on my Live Journal blogging place. It's not easy to put pics there, so I don't even have the drive to try. And most of the people I read in LJ, don't do-pics either. Kind of relaxing. ,-)

    But I think I may be *driven* to get you to try at least one other blog-pic-source. ,-)

    So happy for your good news!!!!!!! And also so happy that you didn't allow yourself to be all down, about all of this. Of course it's hard to not get down, with bad news. Hard!

    But see how Wise you were, to not let yourself wallow in it?!? You're now getting some good news and if you had been down, all the time inbetween, it would have been useless. Yeaaaa for Wisdom of the Ages. :-)

    What a sweet idea for Yule Solstice activity. I love the idea of starting fresh. But I don't think I ever "do" anything. [Never make so-called New Year's Resolutions] But this is inspirational, without sounding like putting a burden on one's self. Thank you for the idea.

  5. I'm so happy that your husband will get his vacation hours and that the employment insurance will go through! That's really wonderful news!

    This is a great idea for a spell that I can do with my neices! Who doesn't love to pop a paper bag?