Nov 24, 2016

The Sense In It All....


Did you know it is the unofficial anthem of Thanksgiving...


I love this song but the story behind it took on a whole new meaning especially for this year... This 18 minute rendition tells the story of how Arlo help Alice clean up an old church that had been converted after the feast on Thanksgiving back in 1965... 

...So Arlo & a friend loaded up a VW bus with scrap & garbage & off they went to the dump...

which was closed because it was Thanksgiving... So they ended up dumping it on some private property....which they ended up arrested for....

so now Arlo has a litter bug record.... Arlo shows up to the draft center as required & is told because of his litterbug record he is "morally unfit " to serve in the military.... really!!!  
Hence Alice's Restaurant in born not long after.....Arlo explained in a interview that it was "not a anti-protest song but an anti-stupid song"... because it made no sense what the draft officials said... 

So in a time when common sense seems to have left the building & the future has been made very uncertain, I thought this song made perfect sense...

As the aromas of the holiday fill my home, I intend to enjoy my family & good food ...& I will stay in the present today...

with a touch of nostalgia..."wink"

  

Nov 13, 2016

Super Luna

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Time for a full Moon post...I haven't posted one of these in a while... & this one is special....A SuperMoon in Taurus ( my daughter's sign) with the Sun in Scorpio ( my sign) very powerful time indeed  "wink"......!!  you can read more here ..
I am sitting watching it right now...it is a gorgeous moon tho technically it is at the fullest tomorrow morning...It has not been this close to the Earth since 1948 & will not be this close again until 2034...so if you get a chance get out to view her, do so...

This is the time for releasing...I love the Full & New Moon times...I can step away from the chaos of the world... a mini retreat of quiet ...this is a beautiful way of taking care of yourself...I like to do something special on the three days of a Full Moon.... burning pine resin, charging my crystals, taking a moon bath with Himalayan Salt with LOTS of candle light, lots of meditation & yoga..one of my must-dos is the Full Moon Release:

I also have added some things to these rituals over time that I have come across from others...
Making a Sacred Space spray of moon infused water with crystals...I use a direct method of placing moonstone & amethyst in the water letting it sit in the moonlight overnight, outside of not really cold,  then with adding the essential oils after..  Lavender is my favorite...   if you are making moon water to drink, do not place the crystals in the water as many can be toxic...use the indirect method with a barrier... 

I don't know about you but when things go off kilter during the month these sacred times can bring  a center for a more positive outlook that can get pushed back during times of stress...especially now ...so I take it as a sign that this special Supermoon comes at the end of such a tragic week to give us a sense of hope & to NEVER give up..
...so on that note... 
Many Supermoon Blessings to you !




Nov 11, 2016

To our Veterans....

A Heart-felt thanks.....especially to my two Veterans...
my Hubby & Son....

Nov 9, 2016

What have you done America????

Remember this scene from Game of Thrones???? that last visual of the season says it all....the people in the room look terrified as they look at Cerise & the cretins around her...... there is a sense of utter doom...of hopelessness......That is how I feel today.... I still cannot wrap my head around what has happened.... here is something to think about..... The last time the Republicans held the Presidency, House & Senate was in 1928....in 1929 the stock market crash.... that would be the tip of the iceberg for us today....

Today was the 15th wedding anniversary for the Hubby & I....neither of us felt like celebrating.....we were just too upset....sick to our stomachs.... I do not think people in this country understand what they have done....For those who think I am overreacting....Well, it won't take long to see the consequences of their choices... Hang on!!! we are going back 100 years....


Nov 4, 2016

DIY Friday- The Cupboard

This is one of my projects this summer....a cupboard from an old window...it is made from some of the boards we got from the chicken shed... 
The Hubby cut the boards to length....I cleaned up the window & repainted it as well as re-chalked the window panes...
The only expense was the tissue paper I bought at Zazzle to decoupage the back of the cupboard....everything else we had on hand...
The bottles (yard sale finds) are still in process of being filled...
The hinges came from an old door that was given to us...Aren't they gorgeous...& free ...
Makes for a nice addition to the bath...
& compliments the lace curtain I made from doilies...... its my one white room in the house where I indulge the shabby chic-ness...It looks so amazing in candlelight but I can't get a good pic of it...so you'll have to use your imagination till I get my camera...maybe Santa will take pity on me this year...(wink)  
Have a great weekend everyone...
Linda  



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