As I mentioned in a previous post, I want to start talking about one of the things that is such a large, important part of my life. And after talking to a great friend who is also in the lifestyle, I got the kick in the pants to get started (thanks, love!). I’ll be talking about various aspects of BDSM, so if you’re uncomfortable reading about it, feel free to take a skip. I’ll be posting all kink related content under the “BDSM” category, to help make it easier to skip. I’ll catch you again soon with another mead update!Continue reading “Let’s talk kink”
So my last major blog post was about starting two five gallon batches of mead. We mixed a batch with 2lb honey/gallon and a batch with 3lb honey/gallon. We let those percolate for the better part of six months, racking it off to let it clear and tossing some mulling spice into most of the 3lb/gal. And in the end, it all turned out how we wanted it to. My dry is currently in 30 or so bottles (and dwindling) while the hub’s mulled is largely still in the bucket. Which leads us to where we’re at now.Continue reading “What’s happening with mead”
Hello, my beautiful goobers. This year has been a hell of a ride for all of us, I’m sure. And there’s still so much coming in the next few months. And while that was happening, there’s been some stressful stuff happening around here, too. But there has been a lot of really good things happening, too. But it’s been hard for me to talk about those things here since a lot of what’s been going on have been parts of my life I’ve never really shared on this blog. And what’s the point? This blog is supposed to be about what’s important to me, so keeping such a large part of my life tucked away left me with very little to talk about.
So we’ll be having a change of pace around here. I’ve culled a lot of my old posts and archived them. I’m not ashamed of the path I’ve taken to bring me here, but there are things that I don’t want to see every time I come here to this space. Many of my old religion posts are still here, as are several of my old writings. And there will be more posts about my faith and where the spiral path is taking me now. And there will be posts about the things we’re doing these days – like our mead experiments – that I’ll get around to eventually.
But there are topics I want to talk about that I haven’t been brave enough to address here. Things that are important to me and who I am. So I’ll be discussing them now. I am a polyamorous bisexual woman. My husband is the love of my life. But he’s not the only love in my life. And I’m not ashamed of the women I’ve been fortunate enough to love and be loved by. My husband isn’t ashamed of it, either. That also ties into BDSM and my participation in that lifestyle. I’m a Domme who has had the privilege of holding the submission of some amazing and powerful women. I’m part of an amazing community that allows me to share my knowledge and gain more. And it’s knowledge I’d like to share here and ideals that I’d like to explore here.
So I will. If you are uncomfortable with these new topics, you are more than welcome to focus only on the religion/spirituality Topics, listed on the side and at the top of the page. If you’re curious, please feel free to interact. If I get into anything too raunchy, I’ll be tagging those with the NSFW tag. If you find you can no longer follow this blog, then I wish you well on your travels. I understand that not everyone wants to interact with this kind of content and hold no grudge against that.
But if you are interested in these topics, then make yourself comfortable, however that looks to you. Consent is queen, I’m just the Domme in charge.
I kept saying I wasn’t going to post a blog about the mead until we’d finished it all and made all our notes about it. But we’ve still got a little of the dry, sarsaparilla mead still left to be drunk. But since on Sunday we started our next batch, I think now is the time. Continue reading “The mead experiment”
It’s that time of year again. May 2019 bring blessings and joy to us all and may the Gods and UnGods walk ever beside us and lead us with the example of Their strength through the year to come.
“Auld Lang Syne” by The McMakens
First I would like to welcome everyone who comes to this post – whether you are one of my familiar goobers who has returned yet again to my little corner of the internet, or if you are a new visitor who comes because of the Gaelic Roundtable. Be ever welcome in joy and love while you are a guest in my “home”. It’s been several months since I participated in the roundtable and I’m looking forward to getting involved once more. This month’s discussion is – divinity. Continue reading “Dé ocus Andé – the Gods and Ungods”
This Memorial Day, I honor the one soldier that I knew and loved the best, my Granddaddy, James Luther. He didn’t die at war. He didn’t give the ultimate sacrifice. And he’s been gone nearly 15 years. But he is who I remember and today he is who I honor.
“Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus
Welcome to May’s Gaelic Roundtable! If this is your first visit to my blog, then please make yourself at home. And if you’re returning – I’m glad as ever to have you. This month’s topic is – devotion.
Does your Worship include Devotional acts? If not, why not? If so, why? Who is the common object of these Devotionals- or who do you find yourself performing them for the most often? Do they have a structure, or is it whatever feels right? Do you record these devotionals? What acts do they usually include? How often do you practice them? Is it daily? Weekly? Whenever the fancy strikes?
Devotion tends to fall into that category with “worship” for me. I practice acts of devotion but because it doesn’t look like what I was raised with, I sometimes have trouble recognizing it as such. When I first read the prompt for this month, much like last month, my initial reaction was, “well, I don’t really do that.” Continue reading “Forms of Devotion”
Welcome back everyone for this month’s Roundtable! This month’s topic is one that is actually a little hard for me, for a variety of reasons – worship.
Which Gaelic Gods do you Worship? Do you worship your Ancestors or otherwise participate in Ancestor Veneration and related practices? What about the Gaelic Heroes? The Fae? How long have you Worshiped them? Who came first? Last? Second? How did you establish your relationships with them, and how important is that relationship to you? How integral is that relationship to your spirituality? Your religion? Your every day life?
This post has taken me all month to write. In fact, the first version of this was written on April 6th. Of all the things that I can talk about – at length – when it comes to my faith and my Gods, worship is one of the hardest for me. Worship was defined for me originally by the southern Baptist church and then by the eclectic, Wiccanite community I was part of in my late teens; and what I have now, the shape of my faith and my practice, looks nothing like those forms of worship. Continue reading “Worship, Honor, Reverence, Remembrance”