Starting the year off…

Sir Joshimus and I have talked about wanting to learn how to make mead for years.  Because we’re nerds, mostly.  Honestly, our desire for mead began independently watching the same movie growing up – The Thirteenth Warrior.  Over the years we’ve done research here and there, but we finally worked our way up to trying our hand at making our own. Continue reading

As the year draws to a close

Hello, my beautiful goobers.  When I sat down to sketch up this post, I was thinking that I had failed this year to write about the amazing and terrifying things we’ve gone through this year, as I have in recent years.  Only to realize that I’ve blogged pretty consistently most of this year.  So, yay!  But I’d still like to take a look back over the major milestones and let you know what’s been happening.

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The first milestone reached!

Those on my social media have already seen the news, but I’m going to share it here as well.  Sir Joshimus received his acceptance letter into the apprenticeship program!  And he got it on Friday, before my birthday on Saturday, and I’ll take it as an amazing birthday present for both of us.  Josh took off for my birthday since they’re currently doing 7-11s at the steam plant (7 days a week, 11 hours a day) and we spent the day looking at each other and just grinning.

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Update and Wait!

So I’ve been trying to get out of my waiting mindset that I had fallen into over the last few years.  And though the blog hasn’t much reflected that, I have been doing better.  Some, anyway.  I’m still really excited about the things that are coming in our near future, but I’ve been working to enjoy the time we’ve got now and the crazy adventure we’re having already.  So where are we?

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When it rains…

On Thursday night, one of our neighbors back into our car, denting the fender and scratching it all to hell.  We weren’t in the car when it happened, so we’re both fine, and Eddie Mae was still able to be driven.  Ish.  But I’ll get to that.  We contacted our insurance and gave them the neighbor’s insurance information and waited through the weekend (we had a weekend!!) to hear back from them as to what our next steps needed to be.

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A Big Change

Hello, my beautiful goobers.  I’ve been quiet so far this year on this blog.  I occasionally rarely post pictures over on Instagram and slightly more often over on Tumblr, but there’s been too much to say, and not enough words to say it.  Now, I feel like I can speak again.  Our little family has some big news, but first, let me recap a little so you know where we were coming into 2018. Continue reading

New Beginnings

I know I’ve been mostly quiet over the last few months, and I apologize to those of you so awesome as to stop by and read this blog.  As always, you goobers are amazing.  I’ve been struggling with my mental health, as I always tend to do this time of year, but this year, with the help of my amazing support system, I’m finally taking a big step.  And now that the first really scary (for me) obstacle is over, I’m ready to talk about it. Continue reading

Happy Birthday, SCL!

This blog celebrated its 7th birthday on Wednesday!  That’s insane.  What it is has changed many times over the years and has lain fallow for more than a little of that time.  But it’s still here and I still intend for it to be in the future.  To those who have been with me through this trip, thank you for sticking around.  And to our newest readers, welcome and welcome!  As always, my darling goobers, I’m so very glad you’re here.


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Welcome to 2017!

So it’s been really quiet over here on the Spiral Charmed blog, but I promise we’re still here and we’re still chugging along.  And 2017 is set to be an exciting year for Sir Joshimus and I.  I’ve talked off and on about our ultimate goal – rural living in the mountains of North Carolina.  When we first got to Alabama, we thought it would be a year or two before we made it up.

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