1st Day of Yule – As the Winter Solstice comes a day later than usual, this Yule season is opened Remembering the Noble Virtue of Courage:
Courage is definitely an attitude of boldness, however, not the absence of fear. Courage is the carrying in spite of your fear. It is courage that allows us to live life in such a manner that we can be proud. Have the intestinal fortitude to face down whatever confronts you!
NOTE: I placed this on my Facebook page as a “What’s on your mind” statement:
“Here is my hope. My hope is that I, as Godi of Rheinwood Hearth Kindred, can present the Northern European Tradition in such a way that is absent of hate; absent of racism. Rather, that I can present this Tradition in such a way that is up-lifting and satisfying. We as Heathen Folk must remember the past, make our mark in the modern world, as we look with anticipating eyes into the future.”
I mean this sincerely! I am sick and tired of racism and hate being equated with Heathenry. Perhaps that’s why I spend so much time online; in an effort to leave some kind of legacy.
Ziu/Tyr, you chained the Fenris Wolf that threatened the worlds. We can’t do that, but we can do other things, some ordinary, others heroic. Remind us of your bravery and your sacrifice. Give us the courage and strength we need to fetter out own Fenris. Keep us mindful of our duties, and help us keep our fears bound as tightly as you bound old Slaver Mouth. Thus doing, may we share in your glory by imitating you. We honor the Zio/Tyr that
resides in us. ZIO/TYR HAIL!!
Born of fire, born of ice
Life is lived at such a price
Holy Runes send my way
Advice on how to spend the day
(with the NNV of Courage on this 1st day of Yule and on Tyrstag, wouldn’t it be cool to get Tyr’s Rune?)
Outcome: That’s good, too.
*Oil Change @ dealership
*Burger King http://www.bk.com/en/us/index.html while I waited. Tacos @ Burger King? Sure, why not?
*JC Penny http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/default.aspx for suspenders
Meeka and I for a brisk walk; yep, now it’s chilly.
I tried on my Yule clothes: weeeeeeeeeeeell…Audie said it looks good, but IMO, adjustments are necessary; one in particular…MY BELLY AREA!!!!!! ROFLMAO…okay, I’ve ordered another vest, a bit larger, and will send this one back. That’s the dilemma of mail-ordering.
Posted more pics to the Facebook page
Audie can do the most fantastic things with piggy! YUMM-fucking-ERS!
For three days I have had this stabbing pain between my shoulder blades. It needs adjusted in a MAJOR way. I’ve tried to get Audie to walk on both my back and chest but she’s extremely apprehensive about doing either. She’s HAS walked on me yet she makes every effort NOT to put her full weight (every bit of, well, not many lbs) on me. I’ve tried to explain to her she’s not hurting me. She can’t be convinced.
Sometimes I get so frustrated with things. My instincts are telling me one thing but my heart says another. It would be nice if they were in sync, but they’re not.
PM Prayer: Bragi:
You are the god of poetry and eloquence; the adherent god of skalds. As a son of Wodan and Frigg; husband of Idun, you have the Runes carved on your tongue. Your inspiration is enhanced by a drink from the glorious mead. Our oath to you, as we partake upon your silver Cup of the Everlasting Word (UPG), we swear our never-ending faith and allegiance to the gods and ways of our ancestors. We stand firm with them as we live our lives to the fullest. We honor the Bragi that resides in us. HAIL BRAGI!
PM Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
Alaf Sal Fena!