Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yule Fun :)

I gotta say that the dark of winter usually brings me down. But this year hasn't been too bad. I was actually lucky enough to attend three Yule events! Yay!

Doug led the Yule service for Turning Circle. He did a sort of dance-battle interpretation of the Oak/Holly conflict. I red the Fire quarter call. It was actually our best-attended service. 21-people came!

Then, the next day, we got invited to the Yule party hosted by Pale Moon Wolf coven. It wasn't a formal service, but it sure was a nice party.

Yule Part Three was this morning, as the Unitarian church in Columbia invited us to lead their worship service. I think the UU's liked the service.

Amazingly enough, when I visited my family for Christmas dinner, I was actually not called a Satanist -- for a change. So it wasn't too bad of a Yule :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Well... It is only a week until the winter solstice. I'll be pretty happy when the days start getting longer again. As it is, it's dark when I leave for work and it's dark by the time I get home from work. Ugh.

I'm happy to say, however, that my mom is alive for another Yule. She was given six months to live -- almost three years ago. Her health is quite bad, but it seems like her lung disease is at least stabilized. For that, I am grateful to the universe.

Doug is leading the Yule service at Turning Circle this Friday. I'm pretty excited about that. Doug is pretty good at writing rituals.

Friday, December 3, 2010


I am really happy that Doug was able to get a new kitten. He’s an all-black little furball that is so tiny that he can fit into a coffee cup. He’s very itty-bitty!

So far, Lola the Dog seems to like the kitten (names Moriarty). Scrunchie the Cat mostly just hisses at the new critter. But I’m sure Scrunchie will get used to Moriarty’s presence after a while.

Of course, every witch needs a black cat :)


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Soul Freezing!

Ok... Maybe it's not actually cold enough to actually freeze souls, but this butterfly is a warm weather creature! Today was the first day it seemed actually wintery. It was 32 degrees and the house was pretty cold.

Why was the house cold? Well, the unregulated monopoly energy company raised rates almost three-fold between 2006 and 2008. So it basically costs $30/day to heat the house. Today was the first day I turned the heat on. I had been tolerating 45-degree weather. But this morning was just too cold.

The guy who owns the power company gave himself a $40 million bonus in 2008. Nice.

When I retire, I want to move somewhere warm.