Serephina came to us in the middle of the night on June 1, 2007. I was woken by Brianna's loud whisper that there was a noise in the living room and she was scared. So, I pulled myself out of bed and went into the dark room to see what was going on. Of course,… Continue reading A long goodbye…
Things are a little quieter now that I'm moved into the house and most of my things are unpacked. There are still a couple boxes that have fabric & yarn, decorations, and crafting items, but I'm making good progress on it all. The yard brings me delight almost every time I step outside. There are… Continue reading Sort of settled…
Sometimes you have a wondrous dream and you begin building it the best that you can. That’s precisely what I was doing several years ago when I created The Raven’s Cauldron. I had several other paths growing at the same time and was able to juggle them all. A lot has happened since 2014, though, and it’s time to recognize when things need to be let go.
You see, I was trying to keep all the facets of my life separated into tiny boxes – yarn, herbs, witchy stuff, healing stuff – and it became more burdensome to keep them all going at the same time. After a while, especially after the stress of the last presidential administration and the chaos of 2020, it became too much.
I’m closing the Etsy shop as well as this page in order to focus more on which direction my life is heading now…
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It's not often that I feel the urge to bake, but I did yesterday and want to share that recipe with you. Ingredients Add-ins 2 ¼ cups of all purpose flour 1 package chocolate chips 1 tsp salt (use half if you're using salted butter)1 cup walnut pieces 1 tsp baking soda1 cup pecan pieces… Continue reading Cookies!
As most of you know, I've planted my Nest in Sandusky again. As some of you know, it was to help my son cope with some of the issues that surround his combat PTSD. In some ways he is a lot better (he doesn't sleep with loaded weapons anymore, but that's because we took them… Continue reading Changes
I am now the happy owner of a 1987 Georgie Boy LM. She's old and needs a lot of cleaning up, but also solid and in great condition. The great thing is that Anthony got his within a couple days of me finding mine. His blog is here and he's just getting started on it.… Continue reading She’s here!
A quick update for some of you. I’ll be writing something more detailed in a few days.
Happy Monday to you all! I have to tell you that I’m really, really happy to be here. I had my appendix removed on Wednesday and was completely unprepared for the whole situation. No backup plan for orders and dyeing, no real plan for dealing with the cats’ feeding schedule and litter boxes, not even a will or living will. Yep, I fell short on this one, that’s for sure.
Luckily, everything went smoothly and I was able to come home the following evening. My kids had taken care of the cats, of course, and there was no need to worry about possessions and bank accounts and all that other jazz. But it was a little bit of a wake-up call for me. I’m still sorting out my feelings and thoughts over it all and will likely be doing so for a couple weeks.
For now, I want you all…
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As the sky begins to lighten, I think about the way the last half of 2016 has gone for many of us. And I think about myself, too. There were days, weeks even, when I thought that I'd give up my dreams of heading out onto the highways and visiting with all the people I've… Continue reading A quiet morning
Well, I finally got it going! My fundraising campaign is up and running and I'll be adding more perks by the middle of next week. If you get a chance, come check it out and share it with your friends. Every little bit helps and you'd get some pretty cool items in exchange.
It took me close to 30 years to fully appreciate and love who I am. At 41 years old, I really am excited that today we are celebrating International Woman’s Day. Sure, I get it, there seems to be a day where we are nationally and universally recognizing everything under the sun, but in reality, isn’t that what life is all about? To celebrate? To live? We become so involved in our own realities that we forget to stop for a moment and think what we’re doing all this for. So, I truly believe days like this were created to help us stop, think, and celebrate. Today, I celebrate being a woman.
As my friend Beth in California said yesterday, she described herself as this: “I am the eternal dreamer. I dream big and never give up on my dreams. I made California happen, I can make any dream happen…”
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