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.
It’s been six years. Continue reading
Sir Joshimus Rex is at work this evening for the first time in nearly a week. The hardest part about having him all to myself for any stretch of time is making ourselves interact with other people and today. Because now he’s back at work and I’m at home without him. I know that work is important to pay our bills and all of that, but it’s hard to remember when I have to say goodbye to him again. Continue reading
Recently I was sitting with my best friend and we were having a discussion that led to her speaking about her beliefs. And they sounded so very familiar – something I used to believe, or at least used to espouse believing because it was what I thought I was supposed to say. But since Manannan, Brighid, and Lir have come into my life, my outlook on the Gods and the nature of Godhead has changed so drastically. Continue reading
This year on Father’s Day, I didn’t contact my father. My mother texted me to tell me to do so, and I ignored it. Sir Joshimus and I were getting ready to go on vacation, so I simply shut off my cell phone. Because the idea of calling my father and wishing him well made my stomach turn. And the fact that my mother, whom I hadn’t talked to since MARCH texted me for that made it worse. Continue reading
I read and shared a post a few days ago on Reverb Press, 5 Things I Learned Growing Up Liberal in the Deep South. It was a solid list of things that I’ve found to be true myself. But I disagreed with the commentary – if not necessarily the message, then the delivery of it. Maybe it’s the audience that the article is geared towards – northern liberals. But I want to direct this at the southern conservatives who I know and love. So, here’s my list with my own commentary. Continue reading
I missed a pretty huge anniversary for myself last week. One that I’m really proud of, actually. Two years since the last time I smoked a cigarette. Two years. This is a huge milestone for me because this is the point, last time, where I completely failed and gave up pretending that I had quit. I’ve done what I once feared I’d never be able to accomplish and I’m so proud of that. I’m a bad ass. Continue reading
Do you remember where you were eight years ago today? What you wore? Probably not. If you’re a history buff, this day might hold some meaning for you (just a glance at March 29th’s Wikipedia page will give you an interesting history lesson!). But for most of the world 29 March 2008 was an average early spring day. Continue reading
Over the last four years – though some would say as many as six – every time we’ve been on the verge of moving forward, we’ve been pushed back. What was hopefully only going to be a couple of years has turned into five. And now, that we are on the brink of leaving once more, it’s turned into six. And for a few days, it was like a brick through a glass wall – I crumbled. Continue reading
“Downtown” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
As promised last week, mine and Joshimus Rex’s current jam.
I know that it’s already well into Februrary, but I guess better late than never. Our year ended much the way the year had progressed – a slow series of goals reached to move us to our ultimate goal. The biggest of those was probably getting Buttercup paid for a full eight months (I think) early. Not a huge deal, but huge for us. There are still stumbling blocks in our way, but we’re handling them one step at a time.