This morning when we awoke in the usual 7:30 darkness it felt like business as usual, but as soon as I looked out the window, there was a shimmer of white, that upon closer inspection was Snow!! There is nothing more fun then waking sleeping kids, with the words “wake up there is snow on the ground especially here on the west coast where snow is a treat that rarely lasts unless you live in the mountains or out further from the city. There was a big ruckus and a few snow balls tossed before I checked in on the chickens and bees and then it was off to school for everyone!
Like mothers everywhere I have been feeling extra tender-hearted towards my children in the wakes of last Friday’s event, holding mine close and cherishing every moment spent. It seems like there have been too many of these moments over the past years, with a dear friends children being lost in a fire, to terrifying accidents and the like. Each a reminder that things can change in a heart beat and that every moment is a gift.
This time of year always brings us closer as a family as we gather for a period of rest starting with the winter solstice, which we will be celebrating early, as on the 21st we will be high in the skies on our way to Kauai! We have never been there so it will be a big adventure for us as a family, I myself am looking forward to spending time with mama Pele!
Here I sit, tea in hand at my computer and a full day ahead of me with only a few things on my plate instead of a thousand, it is a blessing to work for one’s self, well most days, but today is one!
Blogging and sharing my world these past few years as been such blessing, that is to say that the practice of sitting down to mindfully reflect on what has been going, what I am doing, and what my future hopes are, has been a wonderful way to settle more deeply, or rather mindfully into the somewhat chaotic frey that consists of being a mother, a creative entrepreneur and ceremonalist/priestess etc….
These past few weeks have brought with them the flutter of fire in the belly inspiration, and I knew I had to go where the muse called.
You see this was not an easy task at first, because I have been riding a month long writing phase, full of divine inspiration and the excitement that a new project brings, and it was this, that had to be set down to let other things to flow through.Read More»
The rains have finally come here in Vancouver and with them that sense of curling up for the long darkness and warm of hearth and home. As I sit here writing this post the rain suddenly kicked into high gear lashing out a torrent of water so vast that I can see it from the window as far as the mountains, and am now grateful for the warmth of my home and for the spark of creative fire I carry in my belly, most days.
This fall has ben busy,and full of blessings. For one the weather has been amazing, which has kept us outdoors more then usual and of course has taken me away a bit more then usual from writing here, not that I am coomplaining, oh no!
There has been no end of inspiring things to do and projects to get into, and I keep telling myself that when the rains really begin I will actually have time to finish them all! However the sky is clear and my ideas and inspirations plentiful and so the pile of begun projects grows.
Here is a little of my autumn over here:
There have been pumpkins and lots of porch decorations, that slowly are being transformed into Halloween decorations, soon it will be time to pull out the tombstones, crows and cauldrons, but until the week-end we have pumpkins and flowers.
Today’s inspiration is a contest/Giveaway that I am having over on my Facebook page.
From now until Halloween if you share this photo on your facebook page you will be entered to win the Black Onyx Dragon necklace!