Saturday, 25 December 2010
Friday, 24 December 2010
My pages today are about being Grateful. Although I have many things I would like to write and include on this page my main BIG (huge!!) Thank you this year is to Trav, my husband.
I also wanted to include our big family news today, that my eldest niece Lucie had her second child two weeks early. Perfect time as far as I'm concerned, coz I'm going up there on Monday and now I get to meet her :)
Today is all about our little family traditions.
Bears and Stars
So that's all from my on the JOY front for a few days. Have a great Christmas and If I don't see you beforehand a wonderful New Year.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
I did my Tesco (scary) shop today and met up with Sami and Sarah for coffee and a little look through each others journals.
Today is Yule, being Wiccan I celebrate Yule more so than Christmas, This morning some friends and I drove up to the Long Stone to watch the sun rise (well we tried but it was misty) In the evening I attended a beautiful ritual and Yule meal with my Coven.
It was a very good day!DAY 22
I had plenty to do today, it was my turn to host our monthly dinner party. It also happens to be my friends birthday. I served beef bourguignon and cherry pie with chantilly. We then had a game of Smart Arse (a new board game for people who can't play TP).
I'm loving this little book now and I think for me the thing that makes me happiest about it are these tabs :) I am thinking about renaming my book "Yule in four letter words" :)
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Friday was my last day at work for just over two weeks. it was a quiet day so I journalled about the gifts we would both like this year (no Trav doesn't want a 1950's man for Yule ;) He wants some new woolen jumpers)
My plans went totally awry today! I had a few dogs booked in for pre-Xmas haircuts, only my "just serviced" clippers decided to blow up halfway through the first dog!!!
Friday, 17 December 2010
I wasn't really in a crafting mood on Saturday but the WCC crop was planned and I thought it would do me good to get out of the house for a few hours. Also three of the pups were collected today. I chose to focus on the weather and used some of my lovely new Cosmo cricket papers.
I realised on Monday that there wasn't much time left to do all the jobs I needed to do so this week has been about getting jobs done!
Todays pages and job was about cards! I don't write many but those I do all need posting and some of them go abroad so I need to get my skates on!
All about gift wrapping today. With 99% of the pressies bought it's really time to get them wrapped and put away for Santa Paws to collect.
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Just School today so I focused on Christmas Shopping
Trav and I have totally shared out the gift shopping this year, I still had to write out a list (very detailed) for his share of them, but at least I only had to get "some" not all of them this year :)
Focused mainly on my continuing lack of festive spirit. my journalling is very honest and quite blunt (about myself and my feelings today) I wrote it out a few times and settled on the one that i felt was most truthful.
Today was a hard day. The journaling is mostly hidden as It contains lots on how I feel about Molly. I had written it all down while it was still fresh in my mind and then just copied it out onto the journal card for the book. I have also tried to capture what festive things are going on in the house today although there's not much. A special group of friends came over on this day to bless Molly, asking the goddess to ease her suffering. I have added a copy of the blessing to the back of a journal card.
Not a day I want to repeat in a hurry. My journaling for this day is in the form a letter to Molly-Jo. It's totally hidden tucked away inside the envelope. It's not that I don't want others to know how I felt about her. It's just not a letter I want on show or handled much. It's for Momo and such I want it kept safe.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
it was still cold and snowy today so other than a very slippy walk I spent most of the day curled up on my chair crocheting cuddling the dogs.
Trav worked on the portraits and I spent the day the day with two little friends Sophie and Bee.
Saturday, 11 December 2010
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing;
they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and
looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent;
His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group,
flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....