To say it's been hectic here in the Lair would be an understatement. My classes at Ashford University are getting progressively more intense and require much more thought and research to complete even just the discussion questions. Today begins week 1 of Informal Logic and after reading all the requirements for this one, it looks like I'll be doing a LOT more reading, researching and then learning how to conduct an intelligent argument. But I have to tell you, the more I get into these classes, the more excited I become knowing that a Bachelor's degree is on the horizon and a career path I have chosen that will provide options for health care. I don't know about you, but I do get tired of taking pill after pill after pill for any and all illnesses and ailments I may develop.
Along these same lines of study for Complementary and Alternate Health, I am also being educated and tutored by my BFF and Spirit Sister, who is a light worker among her many other talents. This past weekend we were able to spend a good deal of time with her and her husband, it was like we had never been apart. We picked up right where we left off 6 years ago when we moved away from MD. From her, I'm learning to be more peaceful in my daily thoughts. And until just a few minutes ago, I hadn't realized her instructions had already begun to manifest in me. Something that would have sent me off on a loud tangent last week, had a lesser effect on me tonight. Don't get me wrong, I'm upset and angry about the comments some in the republican party are making, but I didn't blow a gasket about it.
I also am loving my connection to my Pagan Community. Yes, there has also been some controversy surrounding the *Pagan Community* of late, but the community I am speaking about are the people I have contact with on a regular basis. The people I can count on to work a prayer tree, or to give sound advice, or to laugh at something silly I've said or posted. These are my Sisters and Brothers, each of them as individual as a snowflake, but each of them have a heart of gold and I know we can count on each other in any given circumstance.
Autumn is in the air... can you feel it yet? I can, there is just a tiny little difference in the temperature, the trees are ever so slowly beginning to change into their glorious golds and reds. Soon the leaves will begin to fall and my fur babies will have a ball playing in them. Calliope LOVES to run through them and chase the ones she has thrown up in the air. With Autumn comes my favorite holiday...Samhain! I've been asked to join a group of creative women who for the entire month of October are going to be blogging, having give aways, and celebrating as only Witches can celebrate. Keep an eye on Aoibheal's Lair for the link to Samhain Sirens for all the fun and groovy things we have to share.
After Samhain, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. NOT because of the traditional celebration. My Thanksgiving is a bit different. Yes, it still falls on the same date/weekend as the secular holiday, but we celebrate family. This year my daughter Mylia and Cheyenne are going to come down from MD to spend the weekend with us. And we've also invited Amanda and her husband to join us as well. I LOVE having family around me during the holidays. My fondest memories are of the huge family get togethers we would have at my parents ranch the BobALu. I won't lie, it's been not only challenging but sometimes depressing as well to spend a day mostly alone when at any given time there were 25 or more people around the tables. If everyone is able to come for dinner, we should have about 10 people ... I can't wait!!
OH! I can also add *copy editor* to my resume! I'll be working with an up and coming author writing under the pseudonym Deneise Sharvai who writes some amazing fiction. I've seen some of her poems and now I am honored to be able to see more of her work. This is something entirely new and different for me, which I am hoping will help me with my desire to move Aoibheal's Lair in a different direction. There are MANY changes coming to our personal life and to Aoibheal's Lair. I hope you all will stick around to see where this new journey is going to take us...