I think I mentioned this before but I volunteer every other weekend at a local no-kill cat shelter. The rewards or so great you can't even imagine. This week I carried George around in a baby sling while I cleaned. George was born with cerebral palsy but is the happiest cat ever and really doesn't know much better. I clean George's little pen everytime I go and I just love holding him. He feels so good in his little sling...all bundled up and cozy. :) Course his eyes are goobered up here...I should have cleaned them before I took this picture but as you can see, my hands were full! LOL! George is actually the owner's cat. :)
If you haven't had the opportunity, volunteering is so good for the soul. I guarantee you. :)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
On a last minute getaway to the beach this weekend I spied many....and I mean MANY seals (is it "seal" or "seals"? lol) ! I never thought about what the seal represents as a totem animal so here it is! By the way, these seals inhabit the Newport, Oregon docks. They are well fed by the fisherman and clearly spoiled. Lol!
Totem Animal: Seal or Sea Lion: Imagination, Creativity, Dreaming
A Seal or Sea Lion Totem can show you how to develop and focus your imagination.
Seal people are highly imaginative and very creative,
and they need activities that channel and direct those activities.
Hearing and balance are very important for a Seal totem.
Learn to listen to your inner self and balance your life to it.
Tap into your Seal totem and expect your dreams to become more vivid and significant.
I took a little mini movie of them as well. There's one seal that's trying to fit in with the sea lions...it's so cute.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Did you know....
1. Drawing a star with olive oil on the front door of a house is a common home blessing. This act can be part of a larger ritual.
2. High in Vitamin E, olive oil is used in promoting healthy skin growth.
3. Wonderful for dry cuticles.
4. Often used in fertility spells.
5. Often used in healing spells.
6. Lowers your risk of heart disease.
And most of all used in a wonderful, relaxing bubble bath....
Monday, January 4, 2010
Well things are finally slowing down and, as much as I hate to admit it, I am glad 2009 is now in the past. :) My girlfriend and I had a wonderful celebration of the Blue Moon New Year's eve. Here are a few pictures from that evening. After our "celebration" we ended the evening with a decadent meal with the rest of her family. The meal consisted of lobster tail, shrimp, both dipped in melted butter, salad, rice pilaf, french bread, cinnamon bread pudding and bundt cake. Oh yes and champagne with strawberries in the champagne!
The highlight was something new we tried. We gathered rain water in little bottles that evening, included them in ritual and charged them overnight under the Full Moon. Now we have beautiful, blessed, rainwater charged under the Blue Moon. :) That evening, I took a bath with a few drops of the blessed water also. It certainly was a special evening. WHY I didn't take a picture of the food is beyond me. I think I was overcome with excitement seeing all the food, all other thoughts went out the door! Lol!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!