Working On It

Websites and Such

So, we are finally starting to sort ourselves out at the new house, and our month of utility deposits and poverty is nearly at an end (payday is just 2 days away!!!). In that time, we've had a lot more time for things like cooking and getting our movie server all set up (especially because we lost the remote for the DVD player and it can't be used until it set up again, which requires the remote). And now our beloved server Tuna can host websites in addition to all its other nifty tricks.

This has me inspired to spend a little time working on my photos and getting a new version of my own website going. Now that I have a decent kitchen, I can start making my Sabbat Celebrations section pretty - crafts and recipes are alway better when there are photos of what you should get at the end.

I think I will start with the Equinox. I was supposed to have a housewarming party then, anyway (though, who knows if that will actually happen).

Gotta run back to work now.  More later.

Yay!

-PT
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One Last Wish

Because Twitter is Made of Suck Today

I have to post my quick news the old fashioned way. Anyways - my herbs have sprouted!! French lavender and what I think is thyme, but it could also be sage, I forgot which was on which side. Yay! Plant babies!! In spite of the stupid snow!!

Granted, they are indoor plant babies, but they still count as spring!  I might take a picture when I get home today :-D

-PT
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Escape

Buh???

I had a few hours to kill yesterday, and I thought I would catch up with LJ a bit.  And this is what I found -->

Christian-izing Salt is Just Not Kosher

According to Examiner.com , a retired barber Joe Godlewski was getting sick of seeing so many television chefs gravitate towards kosher salt that he said: "What the heck's the matter with Christian salt?" and has created his own Blessed Christians Salt to compete.

Riiiiight.  Because the kosher salt thing is totally an attack on Christianity.  Personally, I prefer a nice smoked sea salt, but seriously - Christian salt??  Geez.

--PT

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Working On It

Packing, Sickness and Stress

Oh my! 

Bleh.

I have the worst chest cold in the world ... still.  I have also found out that I am very contagious, or at least I was.  I made half my office, my brother and WD sick without even trying.  Mwahahahaha!  All shall suffer with me!

I hope it clears up soon, though, I need to get this move in gear.  On payday, I have a mountain of things that need to get done.  Gotta get a new cat carrier, pick up food and litter, make an appointment at the vet to get the girl kitty fixed, get more packing supplies, make a Sally Ann run, pick up the mail forwarding pack from the post office, get more food/cold meds/etc, and find time for a clinic visit to get a refill on my asthma meds.

I am hoping that I have enough energy to get at least half of it done.  Sometimes I think that the worst part of a cold is when you start to feel better, and want to get back to your normal routine, but have absolutely no stamina at all.

This is SO the worst time for me to get sick - and for WD to get sick.  If one of us was well, we coud pick up the slack for the other, but when both of us are sick, then nothing seems to get done.  Which is bad when there is less than a month before we move.

Enter the stress.  Ugh.

Did I mention that I hate moving?

--PT
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One Last Wish

New Year New House

My New Year's tarot spread was 4 of Wands, 10 of Wands and the Fool.  Which for me was both encouraging and oddly familiar as well.  I know that at roughly mid-year I tend to hit a point where I know I have started too much to keep up with.  

I need to work on that, I think.  The trouble is that I get excited about new projects and ideas, and I forget to pace myself.  This leads to overburdening.

On the more immediate future front - we have found a new place.  After 6 years, we are finally moving out of this 'temporary' apartment.  Our new place is a 3 bedroom townhouse.  It's not in New West, which is a little sad.  I am going to miss my town, but Coquitlam is a nice town too.

I am very excited about finally having a decent sized place.  I am also a little nervous about moving.  I have wanted to move for so long, but we have managed to stay in one place for a fairly long time.  I guess now it is just about getting through it.

I am glad that we have time to get everything together before moving, since I didn't actually make it all the way through the winter with being sick.  Chest colds are the worst when you have asthma.

All in all, I think that 2009 is going to be a pretty exciting year.  I might even get my last credit card paid off.  Yay for being steps closer to freedom from debt!

--PT
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Escape

Snowed In

And looking to waste a few hours. The Holiday Family Gathering Thing doesn't start until the 26th, so I am asking my friends list for some advice.

Where are the active forums these days?  I'm looking for a bit of friendly Pagan/Witchy conversation.  Nothing too deep and nothing too airheaded - I am hoping to just find somewhere where people are not terribly argumentative, but do think about things and have a few years of actual practise (as opposed to Paperback Priestesses) under their belts.

Know any place like that?

--PT
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Escape

Enforced Reflection

The lovely Pacific Northwest has decided to take a page from the interior. It is snowing like ... I don't even know what it's like. I haven`t seen snow like this since I lived on the island.

It's been coming down almost non-stop all week. The salt trucks can barely keep up with it. I drove our new/old little car one day and that was enough for me.

It's really strange. This will be the first white Yule/Xmas we've had in a really long time. And we are supposed to be moving at the end of next month. I hope it stops snowing by then.

And while I don't feel particularly festive or spiritual, I am excited for a new phase in our lives. A new apartment or house. A new year. New possibilities.

I have been very hermitish for a very long time. I haven't even been reading LJ regularly anymore.  I feel a little disconnected, but it isn't really a bad feeling.  I think I might have finally purged myself of giving a damn what other people claiming to be Pagan/Wiccan/Witches do - which is a good thing, I think.

I am still addicted to those silly Dragon things -  a strange habit I am trying to break. 

I have also started knitting again.  After a $100+ trip to the yarn store, I started knitting a new sweater (check it out on Ravelry, if you're interested).  The snow has made me much more eager to finish it quickly.  I am ready for spring now.

--PT

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Escape

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Thursday I caught a purse-snatcher who stole magick_pearl's purse (30 points). In May I gave pregnant_niamh a Dutch Oven (-10 points). In November I gave lillyxandra a life-saving blood transfusion (50 points). In September I gave popeseasons a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). In February I put money in lupagreenwolf's expired parking meter (14 points).

Overall, I've been nice (79 points). For Christmas I deserve a Sony Playstation 3!

Sincerely,
phae_talon

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Woot! Now, if Santa can help me decide between the ipod touch, the PSP and the iphone, I will be all set for gadgetry!

--PT
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