Back from Rhode Island safe and sound! Did not get taken by an Elder god. The weather was v. Bronte esque which really had me thinking that New England is (duh) the England of the U.S. in terms of brooding moors and whatnot. I am currently marinading on a short romantica story to submit for an anthology that is looking for broody gothity romance. A lot of red wine was drank on the trip. The oysters there are seriously the best I’ve ever had in my life, I’m currently in withdrawal from them. We got a plate of 12 oysters from 4 local oyster farms, 6 clams and a whole lobster tail for under $40. I felt incredibly posh about it.
Soaking yarn as we speak, getting ready to launch my non-magical based Etsy store. Am going to ask for a spinning wheel for the holidays I think. I really need my wrist/hands/elbows for my work and excessive drop spindling and typing on a laptop has not helped per se. My family is both nonplussed and intrigued by this request. I have my eye on this wheel. When I start working from home, we are going to turn our Spare Oom into an office and we have our eyes on an old school style secretary desk.
Last night, Jow and I bought new coats. For me this is particularly significant as it means I will be donating my sad little matchgirl coat that I bought on a super sale two years ago when my Wasband first left and drained our joint. I had just donated my coat at the time and didn’t known I was getting left, so it was a scary and real possibility that I might not have a coat immediately for winter. My new coat is super cute and a little Mad Men like.
In further cutting my fetters, I did a huge hack and slash on my old domain (which was described as “badass” by Dossy because he’s cool like that and doing all the heavy lifting on this). I took down the SalonCon site as the con is defunct anyway and it’s time (for the curious, info can be found on it on my general website), changed hosts to DreamHost, am moving my general site to be its own domain, streamlining my old Goddess Dollies site into a one page site and am giving my blog here a facelift with the help of Lisa and Dossy.
Last Hallowe’en, we were moving into our condo, it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year ago. We were too exhausted to do anything as we were moving on the day of. This year I’m sitting on the couch, happily munching on a breakfast sandwich made by Jow, blogging and drinking pumpkin tea. We’ll go visit my mom for a little while and hopefully have J. over to watch SyFi’s version of little red riding hood (Red! The werewolf hunter!) and Glee’s version of Rocky Horror.
This Samhain season finds me wanting to continue to cut old fetters and make room for the new. I want to purge my closet again, clean out my hall closets, give the house a really good cleaning, set up some more small magics, start my Etsy store up, I had been wearing the Ugg slippers I got Wasband a few xmases ago (because they are warm and soft and hardly worn), hopefully I’ll get a pair of my own in pink for xmas
and I can toss them. I definately want to start going to the gym and doing yoga again. Samhain is feeling like a Witch’s New Year to me this year, for sure. I have the urge to clean like a coked up squirrel who has watched too many episodes of Hoarders.
On our way to and from Rhode Island, Jow and I listened to Mama Starr’s Traditional Conjure podcast which is . . .beyond awesome. I love it.
My article that was based on my blog post In Your Hands, Ophelia is now up on WitchVox.