9th Day of Yule – Remembering the Noble Virtue of Industriousness
Life requires that we work hard. Never sit back and take the easy way out in regards to your ability to create a lifestyle for yourself. No matter the lifestyle you choose, know that your elevation in life, or lack of it, may (but not always) be the direct result of your depth of diligence. Do the best you can, and know that your efforts have been suitably rewarded.
Plans: finish Yule clean up, look for work online, errands…
A.M. Prayer: Monday we pray to Mano/Manni, god of the moon, and lighting a white candle (symbolic of the moon):
Greetings to you Mano/Manni, silver messenger on high, as you fly silently on your wayreflect into our souls the glory of the High Ones that we might aspire to the realms of the gods. Bathe our world in soft brightness, and whisper to our souls of joyous realms beyond our knowing. Mano/Manni let us see the goodness within us and without us, all the nights and days of our lives. MANO/MANNI, 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
A.M. Rune: Kenaz (R): OHG: Kien, A dimly burning torch, choosing to remain in the dark, a lack of Divine wisdom, lack of creativity, a self-imposed cocoon, the inability to shape the basics of life, uncontrollable processes.
Outcome: Looking at this from a “self-imposed cocoon”, Audie and I are in agreement that a self-imposed cocoon isn’t necessarily a bad thing: at least in the wintertime.
Filed my unemployment; here is a dilemma about being in the dark: I have two stories coming out from my former employer. Story #1 came from my brother who is a Union Steward out there. He said he hated to admit it but I probably won’t ever get my job back; the reason being they are outsourcing much more than they ever have. Story #2 comes from my J’sW buddy who said my shop foreman asked about me: intimating that production was going to pick up next year. I can’t validate either of these stories so I have no choice but to remain in the dark.
Audie and I worked out together this morning.
We made another visit to Hatman Jack’s (http://www.360wichita.com/ClothingApparel/HatmanJacks.html): got me a more military style beret and her another, more traditional style, beret.
We went to spend one of our gift cards we got for Yule. She let me get a couple pairs of pants and shirts while get some girly stuff, a universal remote and fruit: card spent.
While the sun was shining I shoveled off the driveway to take advantage of the solar effect of melting!
Pizza Hut pizza: Audie loves her Swamp/BOG pizza: bacon, onion and green pepper
I’ve admitted a passing interest in American football, at least as far as the Minnesota Vikings are concerned. I made it thru the 1st quarter, but how do ya’ll watch 3+ hours of this shit? Coming out of a short nap the Viks were behind 0-16: bedtime…
P.M. Prayer: Era/Eir:
Era/Eir, whose loving hands and sweet breath brings healing and health, PRAISE YOUR NAME AMONGST NORTH-FOLK! We thank you for your gentle caress, your soft ministrations and your care. When stress, strains, aches and pains plague is, you come with your lithe figure and flowing hair to ease our distress. Eir, goddess holy and wise, we honor you. HAIL ERA/EIR!!
P.M. Rune: none
Comments: cared for animals, Meeka inside
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