Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Have a Blessed Samhain ~ aka Halloween


Blessed Samhain everyone !
This day is also known as most of you know it "Halloween", "All Soul's Night", "All Hallows Eve" to name a few, most with Celtic influences - though there are also Egyptian and Central American influences also...that being "Day of the Dead" to all it is a Holy Day.  This celebration really has no macabre connotations as have been pushed upon most by the Movie Industry, Publications and some Religions out there.  It has nothing to do with the Christian aspect of "the devil", "satan", "demons" or anything to do with that, those are purely mainly a Christian creation. (No I am not slamming Christianity lol) just stating fact... as with most Spiritualities out there, there are also the negative aspects that most tend to hear about - Satanists or those of the Left Hand Path - those that serve the polar opposite of positive or good ideals, beliefs etc.  The Pagan/Wiccan Spirituality does not in any way believe nor support anything to do with the negative aspects of these offshoots of Spirit.  Below is what Paganism, Wicca, Shamanism is all about...a explanation? a description as you were... below each definition is a link to what each is...
"When one defines oneself as Pagan, it means she or he follows an earth or nature religion, one that sees the divine manifest in all creation. The cycles of nature are our holy days, the earth is our temple, its plants and creatures our partners and teachers. We worship a deity that is both male and female, a mother Goddess and father God, who together created all that is, was, or will be. We respect life, cherish the free will of sentient beings, and accept the sacredness of all creation." Edain McCoy---
What is Wicca?
Wicca is a contemporary spiritual religion, based on and reviving the ancient pre-Christian pagan religions of Europe.  Wiccans believe in a divine force or power as the source of all.  It is both immanent and transcendent while encompassing the whole universe.  Therefore the world and all aspects within the world, "nature" and "life itself" in particular, are considered sacred.
Wiccans use ancient and modern ceremonies, rituals and shamanic practices to attune themselves to the natural rhythms of nature, the world, and the universe in their efforts to commune with this divine force.

To communicate with the force, Wiccans believe it to be manifest in the form of a Goddess and God.  As they emanate from the same source, both retain equal power, hence equal status.  By manifesting the power in two deities (Goddess and God), the natural balance of opposites, cause and effect are retained, e.g.  Summer/winter, light/ dark, life and death etc.  Each opposite is essential to maintaining the balance and rhythm of life on earth. 

The Three Fold Law

The Three-Fold Law is the belief and principle on which magick is used.  This law relates to the use of powerand energy, for when used, power is returned to the sender, three times the level it was sent out. 

Used in relation with the ethos, “Do what thy wilt, though it harm none” (as stated in the Wiccan Rede), witches take great care when preparing and casting spells that no harm should come to others because of it. 

The nature of this three-fold return can perhaps be better understood when considering the cause and effect principle of a spell.  Let’s take an example – someone comes to you in distress with a problem, you help by sending out positive energy and the problem is successfully resolved.  This automatically makes you feel good about yourself and influences your thoughts; thus your state of consciousness is altered.  In turn your thoughts stir the emotions, which has a physical effect in the body by causing glandular secretions to enter into the blood stream.  The resulting state of mind and body lifts your spirit, which is what makes you feel good.  Thus with the act of a single good deed, you have been effected three times, in mind, body, and spirit.  This then is your three-fold response to the return of positive energy.  Now consider your response had you sent out negative energy or something went drastically wrong?

The Wiccan Rede

Bide ye Wiccan laws ye must, in perfect love and perfect trust.

Live and let live, fairly take and fairly give. Form the circle thrice about, to keep all evil spirits out.

To bind ye spell every time, let ye spell be spake in rhyme. Soft of eye, light of touch, speak ye little, listen much.

Deosil go by the waxing moon, singing out ye Witches’ Rune. Widdershins go by the waning moon, chanting out ye Baneful Rune.

When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss your hand to her times two. When the moon rides at her peak, then ye heart’s desire seek.

Heed the North wind’s mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss thee on the mouth.

When the wind blows from the West, departed souls may have no rest. When the wind blows from the East, except the new and set the feast.

Nine woods in ye cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow. Elder be ye Lady’s tree, burn it not or cursed ye’ll be.

When the wheel begins to turn, soon ye Beltaine fire’ll burn. When the wheel hath turned to Yule, light the log the Horned One rules.

Heed ye flower, bush and tree, by the Lady blessed be. Where the rippling waters flow, cast a stone and truth ye’ll know.

When ye have and hold a need, harken not to others greed. With a fool no season spend, nor be counted as his friend.

Merry meet and merry part, bright the cheeks and warm the heart. Mind ye threefold law ye should, three times bad and three times good.

When misfortune is anow, wear the blue star upon thy brow. True in love ye must ever be, lest thy love be false to thee.

In these eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,

‘An ye harm none, do what ye will.  

Believe it or not Paganism and Wicca are two separate things...whereas Paganism is ancient, Wicca is a relatively new PART of Paganism (they are linked very closely, hip to hip you could say ) - it was created/established in 1954 by Gerald Gardner, he established the Gardnerian Tradition within Wicca...Wicca itself is meant to bring back and out into the open all that has been buried, hidden or passed between other Pagan families that had to hide their beliefs to escape prosecution from Christianity.  The above explains much better what Wicca is, the link  I've included below for you to read (out of all the links I have, is the most simple to understand that explains ALL facets of Wicca), if you would care to, to enlighten yourself and not be bogged down with what other Religions have taught you about it.  Just a note? Wicca is a established religion & recognized as such within the United States just as any other belief out there is. After all, this Country was based on Freedom of Religion, wasn't it? (smile)

What is Wicca?


Okay now that I managed to stray far off of the path of what Samhain is and what it represents, let's move forward and back on track.

Samhain, what is it?

Samhain Lore (October 31st)

Samhain, (pronounced SOW-in, SAH-vin, or SAM-hayne) means "End of Summer", and is the third and final Harvest. The dark winter half of the year commences on this Sabbat.

It is generally celebrated on October 31st, but some traditions prefer November 1st. It is one of the two "spirit-nights" each year, the other being Beltane. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended, and the Thin Veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on their way to the Summerlands. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honor the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone and her aged Consort.

Originally the "Feast of the Dead" was celebrated in Celtic countries by leaving food offerings on altars and doorsteps for the "wandering dead". Today a lot of practitioners still carry out that tradition. Single candles were lit and left in a window to help guide the spirits of ancestors and loved ones home. Extra chairs were set to the table and around the hearth for the unseen guest. Apples were buried along roadsides and paths for spirits who were lost or had no descendants to provide for them. Turnips were hollowed out and carved to look like protective spirits, for this was a night of magic and chaos. The Wee Folke became very active, pulling pranks on unsuspecting humans. Traveling after dark was  not advised. People dressed in white (like ghosts), wore disguises made of straw, or dressed as the opposite gender in order to fool the Nature spirits.

This was the time that the cattle and other livestock were slaughtered for eating in the ensuing winter months. Any crops still in the field on Samhain were considered taboo, and left as offerings to the Nature spirits. Bonfires were built, (originally called bone-fires, for after feasting, the bones were thrown in the fire as offerings for healthy and plentiful livestock in the New Year) and stones were marked with peoples names. Then they were thrown into the fire, to be retrieved in the morning. The condition of the retrieved stone foretold of that person's fortune in the coming year. Hearth fires were also lit from the village bonfire to ensure unity, and the ashes were spread over the harvested fields to protect and bless the land.

Various other names for this Greater Sabbat are Third Harvest, Samana, Day of the Dead, Old Hallowmas (Scottish/Celtic), Vigil of Saman, Shadowfest (Strega(Italian), and Samhuinn. Also known as All Hallow's Eve, (that day actually falls on November 7th), and Martinmas (that is celebrated November 11th), Samhain is now generally considered the Witch's New Year.

Symbolism of Samhain:
Third Harvest, the Dark Mysteries, Rebirth through Death.

Symbols of Samhain:
Gourds, Apples, Black Cats, Jack-O-Lanterns, Besoms.

Herbs of Samhain:
Mugwort, Allspice, Broom, Catnip, Deadly Nightshade, Mandrake, Oak leaves, Sage and Straw.

Foods of Samhain:
Turnips, Apples, Gourds, Nuts, Mulled Wines, Beef, Pork, Poultry.

Incense of Samhain:
Heliotrope, Mint, Nutmeg.

Colors of Samhain:
Black, Orange, White, Silver, Gold.

Stones of Samhain:
All Black Stones, preferably jet or obsidian.

I hope this helps explain & helps you understand the History of Samhain...If you have any questions, please feel free to ask (smile).
Sorry if I rambled a bit  LOL  Too many thoughts with too many branches to follow... finally had to say "Teresa, just stop it already you are overwhelming these poor souls that don't know".  And to those that are of my Belief?
The most Blessed of Samhain's to you - to those in your life that are precious now, and to those that have passed and yet may still visit us on this Holy Night.
If any of the links in the above entry do not work, please let me know and I will correct.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007



I find myself this morning fighting lassitude and a little bit of depression ~ actually a little more than a "little" - it has nothing to do with anyone here, has to do with my job quite a bit and just hormones and my brain chemistry.  Nothing really I can do about it (the hormones and chemistry part) it is what it is and all I can do is attempt not to give in to it.
I think next week I will go to a couple of the new restaurants and put in may help me feel better - there is a lot of "crap" going on at work as far as management and politics that I have no desire to get into while I am at work...just not into the games and drama; not to mention the unfulfilled "promises", one good thing about being a server is there are always (most of the time) jobs out there, especially this time of year.  I don't know, I may change my mind.  I'm awful about being in a place of work and staying there no matter how miserable I am because I feel safer there... I do not handle interviews well nor do I handle "change" well.  I'm bad, I know.
 Lares & Draco were outside this morning and the sprinklers came on ROFL... Lares was way over in the part of the yard where the sprinklers couldn't get him and Draco was racing around the one sprinkler head like a lunatic  :)  They are so sweet... Heathen?  he seems to be feeling better - still watching him though he still doesn't seem to be "quite right" to me.  Call it intuition or whatever the heck it is. Instinct?
I hope you all like the previous entry I made this morning, I think it's a cute poem, don't you?  lol     Yes, I will be doing a entry on Samhain (All Hallow's Eve, Halloween etc.) probably tomorrow if not later on today... just have to get my mind wrapped around it.
This past Friday night, Cindy and I went to this dance club and met some of her friends there, it was a nice time...we haven't been out in forever to a place like that - her friends seemed to be very nice.  Cindy seemed happy too though I know she was tired from working her ass off all week.  We got home, sat with the boys for a little bit & went to bed and I think we were both asleep within minutes...we are getting to be old women  lol.  Remember when you could stay up to all hours of the night?  Not anymore - takes you 2 to 3 days just to get your umph back  lol.
Alright, guess I will be going now - do me a favor?  Let me know if you think I am pushing my Spirituality down your throats?  I don't mean to, all I am doing is attempting to "broaden your horizons" or just letting you know & maybe learn (smile) there are so many "false tales" out there about what Paganism or Wicca is... a lot of lies and I try to bring you the truth about it.

T'was The Night Before Samhain




T/was The Night Before Samhain

Twas' the night before Samhain and all through the house.
Not a creature was stirring except for my spouse.
The incense it burned in his Caldron so black.
For witchcraft and magic he'd a wondrous knack.
The circle was drawn with the athame of power.
The guardians were called to each quarter tower.
The Lord and the Lady attended our rite,
In wonder and glory and power and might.
The dearly departed came as our guest,
To live once again after their rest.
We bid them goodbye with a tear in our eye,
Such a lovely presence of loved ones so
The candles danced in the flickering light.
With the Great Rite we bid them all a good night.
The guardians thanked,have all sped away.
The Lord and the Lady,thanks for the day.
The night before Samhain,Gods Bless this house.
A circle of wonder 'round me and my spouse.

Author Unknown

Monday, October 29, 2007

Trick or Treat time in J'Land!


It's Trick or Treat thru J'Land again !!
I found out about this thru Missie's journal over at "Missie's Upside Down World"  I'm "borrowing" what she has written about how to go about doing she say's it's a very neat way of finding new J'Land friends and introducing your journal to others and finding new one's yourself !!!

It's that time again.......TRICK OR TREAT THRU J-LAND!!

It's easy to play along.  Just leave a comment at all journals playing along with the link of your Trick or Treat entry and then everyone comes to visit your journal.

Have fun, it's great way to meet others here in J-land.  You don't even need a journal to play along.  Just hop from one journal to the other leaving Trick or Treat wishes.

Soooooooooo let's try this process and see who all we get to meet !

Sorry if I did this all backwards LOL...

So, if and when you leave a comment, make sure and leave the link to YOUR journal so others can visit you!!


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Blah, blah, blah and I so really want to kick someone's butt...

Hello all :)  Hope everyone is ok... I seem to say that a lot in my entries lately, I need to get some brain mojo going and attempt to find some other way to open an entry.
Things are going o.k. here, everything thing seems to be per "usual" -
Work is picking up, yet it's not if that makes sense.  The tips are freaking awful.  For example these people came in, a couple - they run up a $60 dollar tab on their dinner... they receive excellent service from me, order taken promptly, menu explained, drinks gotten right arrived as it should, they had dessert, packed up what they didn't want for them to take home, in general, I ran my ass off for them... they leave me $2.00.  Can you believe that?  that is just one example.  Sometimes I think some of the people in this area just have no idea how to act or what etiquette when dining out consists of.  Out of that $2.00 you can figure a dollar going to my tip out (for a busser that doesn't buss my tables, I do it myself, for the bartender that I didn't receive anything from during the shift and for the hostess - the only one out of this mess that deserves any of my tip out is the hostess because she seats people in my section.)  So, I make actually less than a $1.00 out of that being as the rest goes for taxes.  It is supremely aggravating and discouraging...very, very.  I'm sorry that I'm complaining.  It has been that way all this week.  I'm thinking of finding another restaurant to work at, then I think the backwards idiots around here would just be there to and I might as well stay in one spot.  (insert BIG sigh)
Heathen is not feeling well and I'm really worried about him.  I've been watching him like a hawk.  I don't know if it's his diabetes or his kidneys or if he is trying to get a uterine infection ~ he is urinating, just doesn't seem to be doing it as much as he usually does (with his diabetes he tends to urinate quite a bit)  he won't lift his tail up, it's like it hurts him to do so...that cat ALWAYS has his tail up in the air.  It's been almost 3 days of this so far.  He is eating as he should, drinking water (maybe not as much as usual but he's drinking) his nose is cool and damp...he has been with me over 10 years, he's my very best friend and has helped me through some terrible times in my life.  I love him with all my heart, completely and absolutely.  Please say a little prayer for him for me?  My heart will break if something happens to him and I mean that seriously.  I don't know if any of you knows HOW serious.  He may not be a human being?  but in my mind and heart he's done more and given me more love in return than ANY human being out there.
The weather is still beautiful, I'm very glad that it's finally settled in and all.  This time of year always turns me more introspective and with a "turning inside" aspect of my thoughts.  Is that strange? 
Cindy's Dr. has no idea what the heck is going on with her wrist, he has put her on a steroid to attempt to figure out if it's the nerves or if it's the muscle, if it's in the muscle the steroid should work, if not they will have to think of something else.  She has another appointment on the 30th with another Doctor.  Good thoughts out there for her also ok? 
Alright, I'm out of here.  I will try to write again tomorrow and tell you more interesting details about my life  LOL.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's an entry lol



Good Morning  :)
Things are very pretty this morning (at least to me lol)  I've been up since 3:30 a.m., couldn't sleep, too many things on my mind and my back was hurting me so I got up anyway.
The weather is wonderful, reminds me of Oregon lol - the wind is howling, it's about 44 degrees out there - it's trying to rain a little so, in other words...beautiful LOL.  I feel badly for Cindy because she will be out in the wind today and she will be bone deep cold by the time she gets home tonight.  Her Doctor's appt. for her wrist/hand is tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. it's been swollen for the past few days and she can't even get the ring off of her finger from her right hand ugghhh.  Poor Baby :(
The boys are so funny, they do so NOT like that wind - it has all kinds of noises and smells to it that they don't understand.  Cindy took them out early this morning and she said it was like they were saying to each other "okay, lets go fast and do our business - go, go, go...I want back in the nice warm house and out of the way of the creatures that are in the woods"  LOL.   The back of our property is nothing but a thick dense pack of there are racoon's, owls, opossums, wild cats, coyotes etc. out there.  I won't go walk in the woods because of the spiders..they are everywhere and you never know when you will walk into one of their huge webs...yuck, yuck, yuck.  There are all kinds of insects out there - quite a few of them poisonous.
I was out on the carport earlier and there was a rather large gust of wind ripped through and I heard this huge groaning/creaking/crashing sound out from across the road in front of the house - either a tree went down or something ripped off of something over there (there are barns etc.)
Okay, guess that's enough for now... I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

hey, hey, heyyyyyy



Hello all  :)
Me again! can you believe it?? I can't  lol.
Cindy and I both had to work today, She got off work first, came home and started to work on the yard.  I got home and told her She was going to take some Cindy time, take a nap etc.  before this though her poor legs and feet were rather sore from being on them all week; So, I massaged her calves and feet for her then tucked her up into bed.  She's still sleeping and I'm glad for it, She needed this and by damned I was going to see that She did it.  Aren't I a good girlfriend?? I think so  LOL.
Anyway, the Boys are in their run feeling that wonderful Autumn weather that is zinging around here - f i  n  a  l  l  y  !!!!! 
Work for me was rather slow today, they had a parade going on downtown so everyone was there instead of in our restaurant like they should have been <grin>.
Tomorrow Cindy is taking her nephew to the Thomas the Train thingy... he loves Thomas :)  So She will be gone most of the day with that.
The b/f is gone tonight also, over at a friends house so that's leaving lots of peace and quiet around here - that woman can talk your ear off and She is always on the phone - how can one person have so much to say let me ask you??  Me? I'm rarely on the phone.  I hate it truthfully, the only people I talk on the phone to are Cindy or her Mom occasionally.  The b/f was gone last night also so Cindy and I were able to have a nice dinner at home and relax watching T.V.  The Boys were happy with that event also... they love it when we are both home and in the living room with them, they are totally content when that happens.
Okay, I'm going to go for now - going to see about bringing the Boys in.
Blessings everyone!


Friday, October 19, 2007

Note about below entry

I just wanted to make a note about my comments on males in the below entry...

I didn't write what I wrote to offend any of the gentlemen that read my journal (if there are any besides Gazker and Russikins <grinning at Russ>)  the one's I mentioned below are NOT gentlemen, they are idiots.  I have had in my past some very bad experiences with men and things like that bring about memories I'd rather not remember at any time but they will always be there (the memories) luckily because of the PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder for those of you that don't know) I have lots of empty spaces in my memory, for which I know I can be grateful seeing as how what I DO remember makes me feel.

So please, do not be offended or hurt.  I don't view all men the same, just slugs like the one's I've mentioned below.

Love you******


Experiences of a Waitress Pt. 1


Good Morning All !
I'm attempting to make more frequent entries so if I seem "harried ~ scarried" please forgive lol.
I don't know if I've mentioned before but I work as a waitress in a italian restaurant...a pretty popular one.  It's hard to be able to become a server at this place because of the training involved etc.  you have to completely memorize the menu, each ingredient in every dish, every wine etc.  I am good enough and have been doing this long enough that it really wasn't any problem for me.
Well, let me tell you, I can tell you some horror stories about the "guests" - I swear some of them have never been taught about dining out etiquette i.e. tipping practices etc. The kind of "guest" I hate waiting on the most are middle age single office women (I say this because they very apparently work in a office somewhere) and men in their 50's that come in the place wearing polyester and knit with their guts hanging out over the belt. Makes me shudder just thinking about it.
Okay, the lunch time you know they come in on a limited time bracket.  They inevitably chose soup and salad (unlimited) and they want this, they want that, very picky creatures.  Some order dessert afterwards - I've noticed that some order the dessert taking the longest amount of time to make very close to the time they need to leave to get back to work, then they complain about the time and say they need it to go - we have to get one of the managers involved then, whenever there is any type of discontent showed.  Then of course, the manager has to give them their dessert free because of the length in time it took.  Can we say that to me it almost equates to fraud or stealing.  THEN they leave you the crappiest tips imaginable, doesn't matter that they received damned good service...they tip miserably RARELY do they tip even 15%, I'm sure that gives you a clue as to what they do tip.  In Texas servers only make $2.13 an hour + tips - in Oregon I made at the time $6.35 and hour + tips.  I hate those kinds of "guests" I feel like saying to them, if you aren't prepared to tip for demanding services of me, then you need to go to McDonalds or Burger King.  Not here.  Servers remember people like that and you can almost be guaranteed that you won't get good service the next time you come in - you mess with our income? then don't be surprised to make your next dining experience as miserable as possible.  That may seem small, but I'm sorry how would you feel if your boss started taking small amounts of money out of your bank account for fraudulent reasons?   to me that is what it is.  So remember little things like that the next time you go out to eat in a restaurant, tip accordingly at least 15% because you WILL be remembered & the word passed around to other servers so they will know you when you next come in. LOL.
As far as the males that I mentioned?   A day earlier this week, they look and treat you like "the little woman" or like a hooker. They leer at you, make comments etc. 
This one "male" reached out and grab me around my waist and was calling me Mother Teresa (like the other a**holes at the table) and said "yea, I know what I'd like to do to YOU little lady" well, I'm not little by any means lol  I'm voluptuous.  I looked at him like he was the scum of the earth ( which to my mind at that point he WAS scum of the earth) and said perfectly straight faced..."yes, and I know what I'd like to do to you" and yanked his arm from around my waist.  To me?  no one has the right to touch you without your permission, period.  I've grabbed males around the throat for less...or grabbed their balls and threatened to rip them off and shove them down their throats for touching me.  I don't like being touched for the exception of very few people.  Maybe I'm strange about that I don't know.  Whatever, it's theway I am.  So, last night I was sitting at the kitchen table with Cindy eating and I mentioned this happening to her... the b/f said I should expect that kind of behavior from men sometimes.  I looked at her and said "I'm not a prostitute or a whore and I don't work in a strip club or someplace like that, NO ONE has a right to touch me without my permission, period."  Got me riled up.  I felt like saying "do you allow men to grope you where you work?"  I wanted to say some other things to but I didn't.  I behaved.  
The temperatures are finally dropping even more here, I love it.  Seems like I've been waiting forever for this time to get here.  The boys are loving it also...they are able to stay out in their run longer and play.
Tonight, I'm going to fix dinner  ~ Breaded Pork Chops, Homemade Mashed Potatoes and a veggie...not sure what tho.  I have GOT to get Cindy to try something besides green beans, creamed corn, carrots or canned peas (she hates frozen peas, has to be canned peas) or pinto beans LOL. 
Alright, I'm out of here.  Thought practice just plummeted LOL.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

hum drum pt. 2 (NOW it's back???) where the heck was it this morning??? (the entry before this

Okayyyyyyyyyy, seems as if AOHell did in my last entry so I am attempting to rewrite what I did yesterday   It's still not acting right or at least with me it's not.
I hope this entry finds everyone happy, even just a little bit so.  I know that it's not always the case and as human beings we are as susceptible to sadness or discontent as anyone else.  Heck, I know I have to fight to be optimistic quite a bit personally
Cindy & I got the new fencing and new gates done this weekend, She did a wonderful job and She's so proud of herself    I'm proud of her too!!  The boys are loving the new run... Also managed to get some of the trees on the property trimmed up,  just have to get it all gathered and taken to the dump (remember we are in a pretty rural area) Cindy is talking about getting a couple of burn barrels to burn the leaves once they start really falling, in order to do that though we will need to get a bit more rain ~ it's too dangerous to do that otherwise.
She (Cindy) has developed something wrong with her right wrist and forearm, we are thinking Carpel Tunnel, but we aren't sure - she has a cyst on the outside of her right wrist that might be the culprit also ... it seems to have increased in size and it might have attached itself to some of the nerves there and that could be the problem, either way She has an appointment with a couple of specialists in the next couple weeks to check it out and see if she will need surgery.  She really needs her right hand and arm because of the kind of work She does.  It is imperative really.  I will warm up some towels when she get's home and wrap them around her arm for awhile to see if thatrelieves the pain any.  I hope so 
Speaking of Rain, we had a wonderful day of it yesterday, storms to my hearts content and it's getting COOLER thank goodness.  It is supposed to rain tomorrow also so I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for that to happen.
Took the Boys in to be groomed on Saturday and they were SO not happy about that but they looked so nice, clean (we bathe them weekly), freshly trimmed, their claws trimmed etc.  Since I had to work Cindy and her b/f went to pick them up and Cindy says they were so  happy to be out of there and back home it was laughable almost.
I'm gone, I can't think of anything else I might have written yesterday  
Hugz and *************** to all of you.

Monday, October 15, 2007

hum drum

Life is going...going...on  LOL.  I hope this entry finds everyone ok.  Not much been going on in this neck of the woods really, just the usual work, work and more work; either for myself or for Cindy ~ last weekend She finished the backyard fencing project for the boys, this weekend she got the gates done...the boys love it (I think you can tell by the photos below).  I love those dogs with a passion...Heathen and Kizmet too of course.  Heathen has taken it into his head that the dog's bones (toys) are HIS.  Sheesh, he lays all over them and when the boys try to get them back he hisses at them, doesn't hurt them or anything just hisses, like back off bro... you gave up your chance, now they are MINE!! (laughing).  It's so funny to see.
It's been raining all day today, I was up at 4 a.m. this morning and it started storming at 4:25 and it's been raining off and on all day... I LUV it.  We haven't had a good rain in a while now and we needed it badly.  The weather also has started to slowly but surely cool down.  I'm very happy about that also.
As some of you know I love horror movies.  This coming Friday (the 19th) the horror movies start at night through Halloween.  Isn't that excellent??  I'll be recording them while we are asleep because Cindy doesn't particularly care for horror flicks... soooooooo I have to watch them by myself (sigh).  Most Haunted on the Travel Channel has finally started their new season well as Ghost Hunters on the Sci Fi Channel.  I wish I knew why I enjoyed this kind of programming so much... but anything Paranormal instantly has my attention.
Okay, going to go for now... will write again this week.
Hugz and Blessings to all of you.***********