Plans: class this evening and will probably stay for lab…
A.M. Prayer: Tuesday, we pray to Ziu/Tyr and lighting a purple candle (for honor):
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, we may we share in your glory by imitating you. ZIU/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
Berkana (U): The feminine, the birch tree, birth, becoming, life changes, the Earth Mother, Frija/Frigga at her most motherly, healing, a significant life passage.
Berkana (R): Problems with relating to the feminine, the maternal influence and the feminine mysteries, void of growth and caring, deceit, in need of Mothering. Offset this with extra precautions.
Outcome: More work on the Rheinwood website: http://rheinwood.weebly.com. As techno-stupid as I am it took a while!
It’s a BEAUTIFUL gray, foggy and slightly snowy morning with ice in the tree branches!
Bubba, the neighbor’s dog got loose again; it came running after Meeka and me while on our walk. Livid because Meeka couldn’t resist acting stupid right along with him, I intentionally led Bubba away…away even from the neighbor’s house. I became self-conscious about my evil intent (bad mother, bad mother) and started corralling Bubba back home. That worked only temporarily until a woman came along and he started following her; even to the point of crossing a fairly busy street. I tired to coerce Bubba but he would have nothing to do with me. Luckily after a couple of hours Bubba showed back up in the neighborhood and I tried to rouse the neighbors to no avail. Eventually someone came out to collect Bubba and put him back in his pen.
Audie and I had a very meaningful conversation: it was a real growing experience for both of us.
We are once again Mothering animals! Ever since Ollie’s passing Audie has wanted a new kitty. Well, we seemed to have acquired that naturally. We have been leaving out cat-kibble for the squirrels who have greatly appreciated it. Now the birds have found it, too. Squish, a kitty from across the street now expects kibble on a regular basis; which is all fine well and good because Squish is a WONDERFUL kitty. If we could keep him we would but we think his owner would have something to say about that. Since the beginning of Winter we have had a black cat living in our crawlspace. Audie calls him Skinny, but Skinny isn’t so skinny anymore; he’s fattened up a bit on our kibble. Now we have a black and white kitty (Audie has named him Fat Cat) that has found the kibble: this one reminds me of Patch who passed away over the summer. Meeka and Pye are the most spoiled animals you could imagine: now we have Squish, Skinny and Fat Cat. This is not to mention how I evidently am one who has to keep an eye on Bubba: the neighbor’s dog who keeps getting himself into trouble, simply because he doesn’t know any better. Further to mention the squirrels and birds…honestly, it’s a damned menagerie around here anymore!
Class went fine and there are some notable improvements in instructors, though I still couldn’t bring myself to stay for lab
P.M. Prayer: Nirdu/Njord:
Nirdu/Njord, god of harbors and seas close to land, Father of Freyr and Freyja, help us to remember the cargoes of wealth that float to our doors daily from the wonderful universe in which we live. Though our misfortunes may rise and fall like the tides, the chance of prosperity, like the eternal sea brimming with fish, is still there. Like the salt-sea spray, awaken us to the possibilities that surround us, so that our nets may be cast wide and return full of life’s gifts. HAIL NIRDU/NJORD!!
P.M. Rune: none
Comments: cared for menagerie, Meeka inside
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