Tuesday, May 26, 2020

40th Anniversary

Blessings, Darlings!

Honey bees in the house continue.  If it goes on much longer, I'll notify the management that we probably have a hive in the walls or such.  For now, they are just getting escorted outside.

Today (Tuesday) is our 40th anniversary, so I might not be posting much.  Or I might.  You never know.  It's not like we're going out somewhere to celebrate.

Frondly, Fern

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day, Observed.

Blessings Darlings!

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

By John McCrae

Fern

Sunday, May 24, 2020

I am a prideful bitch.

Blessings Darlings!

I was awake most of today - a vast improvement over yesterday.

Cleaned some, got 3 bees out of the house (yay for honeybees, but how the heck did they get inside?), baked a cake, etc.  Drank so much coffee that one of my eyelids is twitching.

So all I have to do is straighten the family room a bit, and organize/sort the stuff on my desk, and THEN I can start to argue with the Chubby Hubby about having the landlord send a plumber over to fix a problem.  I know that neither of us WANTS a plumber coming over during the pandemic, but ... the pandemic isn't going to end soon.  Not at ALL. We've had the problem since the end of February (sink in the master bath is both draining slow and the stopper part is broken.)  It's totally a first world problem.  Sink is draining slow in the hall bathroom that shares a drainpipe with this sink, so it's not going to be THAT simple a fix.

For those wondering why we don't fix it - the last time my husband tried to do a plumbing repair, it resulted in a waterfall inside our house.  I had to come home from work to turn off the main water valve, since he didn't even know where that was.  He's great for electronics and electrical stuff.  Not for plumbing.

At any rate, I let my desk become a mess, and I don't even want any one here to do repairs, who has CERTAINLY seen worse, to see it.  I'm a prideful bitch.

That's about it for today, folks.

Frondly, Fern

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sleepy Saturday

Blessings Darlings!

It's a lovely sunny day here today.  I hope to start work in the garden soon. Maybe transplant the winter squash, and put newspaper down to block weeks.  Maybe plant beans.  And later get more work done in the house. 

Nope, none of that got done.  I slept most of the day.  Oh well.

Frondly, Fern

Friday, May 22, 2020

World Turtle Day, etc.

Blessings Darlings!

Yesterday I had an adequate amount of energy early, but it also fizzled early.  I blame having added more exercises to Wednesday's 'strength and core' workouts.  My muscles handled the workouts well, but my overall body said NOPE.  So I'll have to get yesterday's aerobics in today.

If the rain continues, I'll also be doing only inside work today, rather than getting more gardening in.  I've plenty of cleaning and clothes repairs to do, it's not like I'll be bored.

There are many new cases of coronavirus in my area.  No surprise.  The governor is sending National Guard troops to 'assist'.  Not sure what they are supposed to be assisting.  I've just pasturized our used masks again.  And, since they are boring old school masks, I'm going to be drawing cat noses, mouths, and whiskers on them.

Saturday is World Turtle Day.  As it happens, there is a turtle looking for a home.  Can you help? https://turnto10.com/news/local/53-year-old-tortoise-needs-new-home-after-owner-dies-of-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR2fIEHX4SqJVMjZ3PhYbdcvpLMvjvVLslOWazNiXrxLjLZUX7xhN1icmWw

The rain certainly has been continuing today.  I've vacuumed and done a bunch of cleaning in the kitchen so far.  More to come.

I am in my mid 60's and have been married for about 40 years. This means my weekend plans this weekend, with things closed due to coronovirus, are EXACTLY the same as they would have been without coronavirus.

Really, that's it.  Oh, I also did some vacuuming.

Frondly, Fern

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bottom McBottomface

Blessings Darlings!

Let's talk about witchy/pagan names that folks use, especially on FB and other widely used platforms.  No, I'm not going to whine about the over use of 'wolf' and 'raven' and such in names.  Instead - let's talk about how your chosen name is, functionally, your stated goal.  What you want to embody, what you want to HAPPEN.

Naming yourself Bottom McBottomface is, magically, not a great idea for public name.  And make no mistake about it, FB is really really public.  Using that name - or Tormented Angel #986 (I'm sure that there are folks on FB using 'tormented angel' as their name, I'm not trying to call any individual out here) is an invitation for anyone and everyone to torment you.  Even for bottoms, you trust YOUR domme.  Not every wanna be domme out there.  Most of whom don't know how to domme at all.  YOU have control over that.

You don't have control over everyone who sees your name on FB, and the resulting energies coming back on that - and those energies are likely to reverberate all thru' your life.  It's going to contribute to why your boss thinks they can dump all over you and not give you raises or promotions.  It's going to contribute to why your ex keeps causing trouble.  It's going to contribute to why you keep running into roadblocks in your life.  You're going to be ticketed for every burnt out headlight on your car.   You're going to get a huge number of flat tires.  INSTEAD OF STAVING OFF TROUBLE - YOU'RE INVITING IT IN. 

Yes, I understand liking dramatic names.  But there are dramatic names that aren't invoking eternal victimhood. 

There are times and places where you can still use that power bottom name.  The most appropriate place would be before any divinity/spirit that you are collared by (and, of course, by any person that you are collared by).   You have both a relationship and trust with them.  They are not just any assholes off the street.

Frondly, Fern

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Yes, we have no tomatoes.

Blessings Darlings!

Busy day today - the Wednesday shopping took me to 5 stores, and I forgot one item anyway.  Nothing that can't wait, of course.  The stores were crowded with people not wearing masks.  That latter part made me unhappy.  What makes me even MORE unhappy is getting home and, tho' the chubby hubby said we have two tomatoes - and we need fresh tomato for dinner - that in fact we have NO tomatoes, and if I had known this, I had 5 bloody chances to buy them.

But, no.  Since CH is the person in the house at greatest risk of severe illness if HE gets Covid 19 - I spent the Spawn out to the store.  Because there was no way in hell that I was going out to the store again.  Zero. Zip. Nada.

I also cooked a bunch.  And did some other shit.  But mostly I was at bloody stores all day. I got exercising in.  I haven't meditated.  I still have to do daily offerings. I haven't taken my daily medications.  I haven't had enough fiber - and only 1 serving of fruits and no veggies.  And I keep thinking that it's Saturday.

Sheesh.

Frondly, Fern