Herbs Workshop at 11am. Sewing workshop at 3pm.
It was *really* windy during the night! When we left the shop last night around 9pm Tempus and I were commiserating about how the wind seemed to have teeth. It’s was 49F, but you would have thought it was in the 30’s the way the wind searched out uncovered skin and chilled it. Both of us had aching hands by the time we got into the house.
During the first hour after we got home, we were finally eating supper when the first wind sounds started up and we couldn’t figure out why there was someone at the front door, knocking and pot lids falling over in the kitchen at the same time! It wasn’t what it sounded like. The “knocking” was that doors were starting to bang and the “pot lids” were the metal mini-blinds making crashing sounds as they dropped back into place, having belled inward from wind pressure! By midnight the power had flickered several times, re-starting the computers and the wireless router, which gave Tempus fits trying to get everything up and going again. My computer just crashes and re-starts….and I don’t think I lost anything because I was already in bed. At one point just as I was dozing off there was a howl from the wind, the blinds flew away from the window and I got sprayed with rain! ….from a window that was open about 2 inches…. It wasn’t enough to get me more than damp, but that was a shock, to put it mildly. …and I was awake for another ½ hour trying to peel myself off of the ceiling….
It’s fairly bright outside and breezy, gusts going into the low 20’s. It’s not raining now, but it was even an hour ago. …nope, that’s rain again….and dry again, although the roof edge is dripping….and some more rain…..
Most of the day, yesterday, was spent working on one project after another, getting each a little farther down the road. I finally got the newest cedar smudges up on the wall. I worked on the beading area and made another pair of earrings. I started to set up another load for the rock tumblers, but it’s all in bags. I found a couple of bags of herbs to use for the workshops today, things that aren’t on the wall, yet, (poppy flowers for one). I pulled out several sets of hardware and got those into the sorters and asked Tempus about some more that I can see, but not reach.
I’m still sorting stuff in the back, trying to get things into some kind of order among all the fabrics, mostly. I hung up a batch of things that had been pulled off of the utility room door and laid on the sofa and then buried and then pulled out the sofa pillows that need to be mended and set them on the machine where I can find them again. I found another stash of bias tape that I was sure I hadn’t used, but had vanished! That means a couple of red-bordered altar cloths are going to the top of the sewing list and maybe a couple of the oddball colors.
I’ve gotten the sofa mostly clear, which will be nice when we have movie times. I’m seriously thinking about doing a fund-raiser for Cherry Hill Seminary, which will be a showing of the Agora, but I need to run that past the Circle. The 103 class is planning on watching the Craft through to see what we can come up with correspondences and we’ve been talking about running a few for the Job Corps group. Well, we’ll see.
Tempus mostly worked on business stuff. We’re *still* trying to get all the business accounts transferred to West Coast Bank and he worked on those things, plus trying to get bills into order. We got surprised on the power bills this month because we had lost track of what the due date is.
We ended up staying way later into the evening than we had planned, because someone came in with a problem and Tempus was actually doing most of the counseling while I kept working.
Tempus was looking at the hummingbird feeder just now and wondering what’s different. The birds have been polishing off the smaller amounts that he’s been putting in their feeder to the point where he couldn’t keep up, so he put double in this time, and we haven’t seen the level drop in 3 days!
Here come the crows…. I’d better get this done and out, so we can get to the shop. I need to pick up some of the stuff on the work table before Herbs!
…and sun again. Go figure!
The shop opens at 11am. Winter hours – Thursday through Monday, 11am-5pm. If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open!
Love & Light,
Space Weather News for Feb. 24, 2012 - http://spaceweather.com
WEEKEND SKY SHOW: This is a great weekend to watch the sun go down. Venus, Jupiter and the slender crescent Moon are lining up in the western sky, forming a bright triangle in the evening twilight. These three objects are so bright, they shine through thin clouds and even city lights. Check http://spaceweather.com for observing tips, sky maps, and photos from around the world.
NASA Science News for Feb. 24, 2012 - En route to the Red Planet, Mars rover Curiosity has experienced the strongest solar radiation storm since 2005. Researchers say this is part of Curiosity's job as a 'stunt double' for human astronauts. FULL STORY: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-na sa/2012/24feb_stuntdouble/
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Spoonflower Fabrics - http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/coastalanja The newest designs are in the Bugs ‘n Slugs Collection. We have designs for sale in the Garden Collection and Mushroom Collection and the Pagan Collection is coming soon.
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The Moon is at Diana’s Bow which lasts until 2:35am on Sunday. New Moon Magicks - The beginning of a new cycle. - Keywords for the New phase are: beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the 29.6-day cycle ahead. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting. Diana’s Bow – On the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! Waxing Crescent phase - Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal.
The crescent Moon pairs spectacularly with Venus during and after twilight! They're just 3° apart at the time of twilight for eastern North America, 4° apart during twilight in the West. Jupiter looks down on them from 14° to Venus's upper left.
This Moon-Venus pairing offers a fine chance to spot Venus earlier during the day. Have you ever seen Venus in a daytime blue sky? Use our guide to see precisely where to look in late afternoon. You may be surprised at how easily Venus pops out!
Comet Garradd, still 6th or 7th magnitude, is crossing the back of Draco, high in the sky late at night and in the early morning hours. See the article and chart in the March Sky & Telescope, page 60, or online.
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin/Nion Ash Feb 18 - Mar 17 - (NEE-uhn), ash
Goddess Month of Moura runs from 2/20 - 3/19
Runic half-month of Sigel, 2/12-26 It represents the power of the force of good throughout the world and is the harbinger of victory and ascendancy over darkness.
Runic half-month of Tyr, 2/27-3/13 This is a time of positive regulation, sacrifice and hard work in order to progress.
Sun in Pisces
Moon in Aries
Mars Retrograde, Saturn retrograde
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