Got those slideshows up!

So, I got my slideshows of the pictures I took yesterday up.  I decided to make two of them, one for just the harbor pictures and another for pictures for the sake of being beautiful. ^__^  I like taking pictures of things for no other reason than I think it’s beautiful.  Of the 80 or more that I took, I actually only used about 40 of them.  But I’m going to play around with some of the others and see what I can do. Continue reading

Happy Beltane!

Happy Beltane!  May your day be beautiful, your lands and life be fertile, and your summer bountiful!  It’s a beautiful day here today.  I took my husband to work and driving on S Lake Shore, with the windows down, sunroof open, and oldies station (all 60s weekend, woot!) blaring was invigorating.  We’ll be doing a ritual tonight (which we always try to do at least Beltane and Samhain, usually Yule and the summer solstice), but for the first time we’ll be doing a fertility ritual. Continue reading

Are you afraid of the dark??

So, I grew up unafraid of the dark, even knowing that there really were animals out there that might hurt you – on purpose or just because you scared them by being where they didn’t expect you.  I snuck out of bed plenty of times to go play outside after dark, especially if the moon was full (I was a Pagan child even before I knew it!). Continue reading

Ugh…car problems…

First off, let me say that I absolutely love my 2000 Jimmy.  She’s black with gray leather interior, automatic everything and a sunroof.  She so perfectly matches my personality that the minute I got into her, I knew we were a match made in heaven.  I’ve had her for five years (got her in 2005) and she’s been with me through moving out of my parents’ house for the first time to meeting my husband and making the 30 min trips each way to visit each other, then to visit his family when we moved in together. Continue reading

Welcome!

Well, let me get a little more informative about what’s going on in my life than my “About” section.  Well, I’m a Southern Belle and proud of it.  I say “yes, ma’am” and “no, sir”, even to my nieces and nephew.  I moved with my husband to Chicago in 2008 after we got married because he’s an Air Force brat and wasn’t liking the heat in Mississippi, or the lack of snow. Continue reading