People That Make My World Better

It’s almost as if admitting to fighting apathy right now made it stronger. Maybe it just meant I didn’t have to pretend as much right now. For all that I want to Keep It Real, I also try to make my writing positive, or uplifting, or cheerleady. I’m trying really, really hard to be the…

Litany of Obligation

Something you may not know about me: I can be a bit of a doormat. One downside to being able to put myself in other people’s shoes is, if I can understand where they are coming from, I wind up forgiving all sorts of things. No respect for what’s important me, or what my boundaries…

Me and Odin (the Pagan Experience week 7)

Wk 3- Feb. 16- Deity and the Divine– This will be the third week’s topic every month and an opportunity for you to share with everyone those who guide, inspire and inform you. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ I talk about Poseidon a lot. This blog was created originally in part to provide a real-time glimpse into what life…

My family, my Home.

This week, we had our vet out. Originally this was going to be just a long overdue check up for Zerk (who is on daily medication and special-expensive-food to help with allergy issues) (my Zerkybear does not just get itchy. He loses fur, erupts with sores, and can’t keep his food down.) He hadn’t been…

My god is an awesome god (The Pagan Experience, week 3)

Somewhat recently I was listening to an interview with a Catholic nun during which she spoke of Psalms. More to the point, she spoke of the belief that, when a Christian calls out to their god, when they reach out in need, in pain, in suffering, their god hears them and reaches back. The sister…

Two years.

Today is my grandfather’s birthday (he would have been 98). Two years ago this past July we buried him. Today is also the two year mark of  my grandmother’s funeral. That means that yes, 2012 was a lovely, wonderful year for my family, and why bury one grandparent when you can bury two in one…

Been a bit quiet in here this week . . .

I know I said I’d be talking up the next story installment project — and I will be. I’m waiting until I have the wherewithal to sit and use two or more syllable words to address it. I’m both excited and nervous about the upcoming project, but it’s good, it’s good. I feel a bit…

And then, pockets of joy.

Yesterday we had our vet out for a check-up with Corbie. (For any local readers, I simply cannot praise Dr. Bonnie and her staff at Eugene Mobile Veterinary Services nearly enough. I highly recommend them!) It was a standard check-up — no problems to report — and the Corbster charmed the new vet tech, as…

on Compassion and Setting Boundaries

Long-time followers of this blog will know that, in sharing the ups and downs of my path, it is incredibly important to me that I keep shit real. We as people are encouraged to write about the good things, to talk about the good things, to share the positive stuff, to put a positive spin…

Hail my god, my King. Hail, Odin!

One particular struggle that I have is maintaining boundaries with people. I have this savior complex when it comes to some, and helps me be utterly stupid with the boundaries I need to maintain. Last night my gods decided enough was enough. We sat down, and we started a working on it. I won’t go…

I think my dog had a seizure last night . . .

We aren’t sure. It wasn’t out and out violent convulsions and lose of bowels and all that fun stuff, but he was weird and trembly and disoriented and trembly and did I mention trembly? Certainly heat stroke, and I’m sort of baffled still because the cats — the oh so hairy cats — are and…

That wasn’t so bad.

Secret things. Ever since the whatever-it-was that Poseidon was responsible for (and I say Poseidon, and I know He was the driving factor in that shake-up, but don’t think for a second that I don’t know Odin was also involved, despite His apparent side-taking. And, it means far more than I can express that He…