Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Afternoon Musings

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.-- Spanish Proverb

 Sunday afternoon.  I hope everyone has  been experiencing a blessed weekend.  I know many of you have had some horrendous weather conditions to deal with, and I hope everyone is safe and warm.  This has been an odd, but much needed weekend of rest for me.  Haven't felt much like doing anything.  Yesterday morning I went out hunting for a winter jacket, and I was too late.  The only ones they had left I was too fat put it bluntly, but truthfully.  Did I feel badly to look upon jackets that in the past used to fit?  You bet I did, but I am not beating myself up.  Things got out of hand with my eating habits for awhile, and now I have begun reigning myself in.  It's a slow process, to be sure, but if I could stop smoking, I certainly can begin watching my diet. 

I also could not believe that all the winter items are being cleared from the shelves to make room for the summer.  Here it was, 19 degrees outdoors, and basically, half the store was already filled with the pastels of summer and spring while the sweaters and winter wear was relegated to a small section of the store.  Yes, it was surely a welcome reminder that Spring will soon be on its way, but also another lesson in the commercialism that has become such a part of our lives.  I remember the time when I could STILL find a winter coat in February; now, bathing suits and shorts have taken their place.  Time is so precious that I feel a touch of sadness when I see the seasons rushed by so quickly without giving one a chance to savor what each has to offer.  

You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled
with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the
universe of your life.  It is yours.  It is the most precious of
possessions. No one can take it from you. It is unstealable.
And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
--Arnold Bennett--

I wanted to share with you  the wonderful prize/gift I received from Robin over at Wiccan Writes.  My prowess with the camera still has a long way to go, but I guess this isn't so bad for a first.  Included in her thoughtful package for her first ever giveaway are:  Dancing with Dragons by D.J Conway, Llewellyn's 2011 Magical Almanac, the most precious little candle holders with one gold and one silver candle which are being placed with my angel collection and later will be prominently focused on my altar, a beautiful little bag holding a fairy stone, an amethyst, and some lavender and cedar, some wonderful incense, and Lady Godiva chocolates which are almost gone.  Hey, what can I say?  Once I start, I just don't know when to stop....besides, they are just too yummy.  Robin has a great blog.  Be sure to drop by and say hello. 


  1. Wow, you hit the giveaway jackpot! Nice!

  2. You did GOOD!
    Both on the picture and the gift you received. ;0)

  3. Nice win dear lady.....glad to see you appear to be really focused and in a positive place....I KNOW YOU CAN do anything you set your mind to.



  4. It's the same here in the 'sticks'. Most businesses rush things along. Part of our wonderful hurry-up world. Common sense tells me it's gotta be hurtin thier bottom line. Man, whatever made me think the corporate world had any common sense ;^) X.

  5. ~good morning and many thank yous for all of your loving thoughts and words you haev sent forth as of late...sorry i have not been around lately...trying hard to get back into the swing of things! i too am often saddened by the rush of seasons that the stores press on us...instead of enjoying what is they move us to what will be...congrats to you on your giveaway...i know you will savor the pieces given!!! much love light and blessings be with you and yours~

  6. hooray for the picture taking! You did great and isn't it fun, to be able to grab our camera and take a pic and share it with all our bloggging buddies? Yes, it is.

    I myself, love to see real pics, from bloggers lives. Betcha' a lot of us do too. :-)

    And connnnnnnngratulations on not "beating yourself up" over stuff like weight! Over anything, of course. Good for you! We must, must, must treat ourselves with TLC! Must!

    Hugs & ♥'s...
    'Cause Valentine Day is coming!