February 26, 2015

Hello

I have not felt like blogging... at all! But I thought I'd drop by to say hello to everyone.

Hello

So, what think ye of the face hairs?

February 11, 2015

Weekend adventures - Viking Style

It was the opening weekend of the Sherwood Forest Faire. Huzzah!
I got several members of the crew interested in the History Channel show Vikings. We found Ragnar!

I think we looked great! We got our picture taken a lot.

Yum... chocolate covered gummy snake. Yea, I know... it's not Viking, but it was good!

I loved the new leather armor! And yea, I have a few more new looks that I'll be wearing for the next 7 weekends!

The weather was beautiful! Lows at night in the 40s and highs in upper 60s. 

And how was your weekend?

February 2, 2015

Happy Imbolc

Happy Imbolc!

Some Wiccan friends reminded me last year that Imbolc is celebrated on February 2nd and not on the 1st as I have done before. Whatever day it is celebrated, you make it what you will.

The cross quarter-day, the halfway mark between the Solstice and the Equinox. Some celebrate Candlemas others St. Brigid's Day. It's root are even the same to our modern Groundhog's Day. 

If you celebrate the day or not... I hope it was a good one for you!

February 1, 2015

February Tarot

Queen of Cups
I can look forward to a month where I will be very in tune with my intuition. The Queen can make visions and dreams come to reality! So I must be ready to see draw on my wealth of knowledge and understanding to make good choices this month. I only have to be aware of too much day-dreaming.

My card for January was very accurate. It was a good month with very little worry and drama!

January 31, 2015

This sux!

I went shopping last night. I have needed something for a while.
I don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on something that sucks!
The older vacuum sucks! (figuratively)
The new one really sucks! (literally)
I also got a new off-road bike.
But it is a rainy and cold weekend.
I think I'll have a spa day.
And then watch the Katy Perry concert tomorrow...
with some sporting event?!?

January 28, 2015

No contact with Nature

Most of the buildings in downtown Dallas are connected by sky bridges and tunnels. As I walked the sky bridge to the gym the other night I wondered if there are people who never come into contact with nature.

Theoretically one could live like this! They leave their home and get into their car in a garage. They could park in a parking garage at work. After work they could drive to a mall parking garage to eat at a restaurant, see a movie, grocery shop and then drive back to their garage at home.

What a shame!

I love being outdoors! Even with my allergies to weeds, trees and grasses I love camping and even gardening! For me it is a recharge of energy! It calms me and heals my soul.

Look at what they are missing! I would say; these are all reasons why I love nature!










Now get outside... and enjoy the season and the earth!


*These are all my photos and may not be used without my permission!

January 25, 2015

Beard no no

So, I've been growing the facial hairs out. I like it now that it is getting past the annoying 'in my mouth' stage. 

I think I've written about how I have gone back and forth on covering/coloring the gray hairs. 
Well, the same "light/medium blond" went way, way, wayyyy dark Saturday morning! UGH!!
Not even washing it a lot has worked. 

But I'm not willing to shave it. But I think I'm done with the "Just For Men". 

I know, I know.... I really do need to just embrace the gray!

January 16, 2015

IMHO

Je ne suis pas Charlie!

First of all, let me say... I am very sorry for the victims and their families. It was a horrible terrorist act! I do not like any extremist religious group, no matter the religion!

Where my thoughts are going is, all the proclamations of "Free Speech". We do not have the freedom to say anything that comes to our mind. We cannot use incite violence, we can't spread lies about someone, like libel or slander, etc. Check out all the exceptions here if you want. 

So, this company, and any similar company, has a very fine line between free expression and hate speech. In my humble opinion, the company borders on bullying! Bullying comes in many forms. The closest analogy I can think of is; a child poking a large vicious pit bull with a stick. The child has the right to do it, but the consequences could end badly if the dog is not in a mood to be poked!



We know that there are many violent, extremist groups in the world. We know they take deadly actions that are horrific to society. So, why provoke them? There has got to be a better way to reason with these people. And the reasoning that the company pokes fun of everyone, is not enough for me. Going back to my analogy; the child could cry and say: "I poke all kinds of dogs... the poodle never hurt me!"

I am not a fan of satire! When does someone's idea of satire become offensive to people? Again, this is a very fine line... When does someone telling gay jokes to a friend become offensive? It depends on the meaning behind it and my mood! I know [major bank] does not allow any humor of this type in the office. At all! There is a chance that someone listening could be offended. 

It is a complicated issue for sure.

January 2, 2015

New Year and January Tarot

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's Eve! I had a very nice quiet evening with my friend Holly who came up from Houston. 

I did a tarot card reading for myself and for Holly. It look like this will be a positive month for me!

King of Swords
I am in a good place to make strong decisive decisions! A pillar of strength and has good plenty of good advice. I just have to remember to not let this lead to cold-heartness!

I'm going to have more of a New Year's Resolution "Theme" instead of a list of things I want to do. I didn't do so well on my resolutions last year... so if I just stick to my theme of "healthy living - mind, body and spirit" then I think I'll do better. 

Hope all y'all have a great new year!