And then we were too tired to do anything so we watched 30 Rock, Modern Family, and I played this game. It;s called Fear Less and is so freaking cute!
Whew. Commissions commissions commissions. You probably wish for me to shut up about them but it’s still exciting to see people getting excited over the work I do. But yeah, sometimes I need a break too.
That’s why yesterday boyfriend and I went geocaching! It was awesome. Apart from the bitter cold and policemen everywhere (was there a match or something?). Seriously, policemen of all the varieties, including on horseback. We planned a route to nine caches, but only reached six, and found three. Might have been easier without the snow. And next time I’m taking some gardening gloves of thick textile and rubber - will make poking around holes less scary :) So we had a 5,5km walk, a thermos of tea and loads of fun. Go treasure hunting everyone!
Btw everyone - I made a new side blog!
It’s for things that I like but my liked folder is bursting, plus it’s easier to search through a blog. So it’s mostly cute things, feminism, art tips and some other stuff. All the stuff I would reblog if I were “that kind of blog”. And now I am :) All the kinds rolled into one.
My nature creature thing! I thought I’d take a pic before the autumn/winter decor completely falls apart. He usually lives on my desk, just moved him to the window for better lighting.
What is it with this materialistic urge recently?? The less money I have the more things I want. Check out this gorgeous furoshiki from Plastica.
If I’m ever rich, I’m going to get a scarf from Block Shop. Maybe light indigo herringbone? Or flock? AAA!
On the other hand I’m happy I don’t ever have that kind of money, because choices.
I’m sick and ran out of things to watch. So I started on Breaking Bad.
Let me say: LOL!
I am shouting and rolling with laughter. OMG. I’m just on episode 3 but… ahahahahahahhaha! hosing each other off in two kiddie pools! i can see this series has serious potential. yo.
Things happening recently:
Okay, quite some things to do/research/learn!
1. make some fat knitting needles from sticks I collected earlier in the year. I need to knit some poufs for sitting - using up my stash of yarn that never ends up in any sensible project. Plus I can stuff them with clothes I can’t bear to throw out and can’t afford to have lying around as scrap material for sewing projects. And we’ll have a nice seating area in the newly arranged room that is our bedroom and office.
2. Research Ogham some more. Maybe make a set of runestaves. Finally making use of that plants encyclopedia. Still, would like one on local birds, regardless of magical applications.
3. Look up what’s happening in the astral projections and spirit work areas of the occult nowadays.
4. Astrology, especially mansions of the moon. I have a great looking Moon Oracle that I’m hesitant about because of this aspect. The internet is showing some interesting things so far.
5. Archetypes. Maybe they’ll help with the Symbolon deck. If not, some more general astrology is in order. Archetypes might also come in handy in interpreting some recent dreams. I think especially the one with the underground swimming pool complex with a corpse mushing away in it would benefit from some Jung. And maybe the black panther popping up everywhere.
What is everyone else up to?
Well, short update. We’re back from Scotland. It was too good for words. Some favorite moments in no particular order:
and many more.
And since it is Bold Moves October, I am looking into houses for rent/sale at the edges of forests. I think it’s the first time in my conscious life that I actually want something instead of being neutral and just going with the flow. Maybe in a few months time, if we plan things right, we too shall live in as wonderful a location as our friends and hosts in Inverness.
Also: check out my cats :D If the eldest one wasn’t afraid of those carrier booths we could have a triple decker :) aww.
Had a really nice day. Started out early in the morning to go to the Congress of Women screening of Miss Representation. Everyone ever should see it, especially young people, maybe they should make another version that even younger viewers could comprehend and take to heart before too much media poisoning gets to them. Then stayed for a panel about stereotypes. Wasn’t what I expected; I thought there’d be a discussion regarding how to work against the forming of stereotypes in the environments they get born in, as the title would suggest. Instead they were personal stories of women in the public sphere - writers, educators, feminists, politicians. Still, time worth spent, we got to catch up on the current situation of the discourse in the Polish scene of equal rights, being on a sort of permanent media fast makes us quite detached in that regard.
The morning was quite emotionally draining though. We called the police on two drunks who tried begging for money in the creative way of offering to beat people up. Later directed a few sharp words at a guy who commented on one of the speakers’ appearance. Seriously, a whole movie about how women are not for looking at, how older women are also present and valuable, then a talk about how ill people are still normal people and you shouldn’t go out of your way to use that victimizing tone with them, and the only comment among the clapping after the lady admitted she’s battled cancer and she’s hitting 70 this year and is proud of this, is a guy saying “looking good!” Ugh.
Anyway. I didn’t participate in the Worldwide Spin in Public Day. The weather was on and off, I don’t really see where I could have done it. Shame. Maybe if I wasn’t so tired and went to the park, where our neighborhood was celebrating an anniversary of some sorts… but I had to take a nap. Maybe tomorrow, most official events are taking place on Sunday as well. The only one in Poland is in Poznan though.
And after that I mostly read ghost stories. I’m re-reading Virago’s collection. Also, played a game of chess with boyfriend and lost after a terrible blunder. Oh well. Killing time until the beginning of the chess tournament I’ve signed up for. It was supposed to start ASAP, and all the positions have been filled for two days now…? What’s going on? I guess chess is not for the impatient. We also watched some 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, with snacks. Unhealthy, delicious snacks.
What a ramble this is turning out to be. You know what else was fun today? Food. I spent two hours yesterday making spinach gnocchi. My legs hurt like ffffffffffff but it was worth it. Omnomnom. Tossed with some oil and herbs, delicious. And yesterday I got a bunch of stuff from my grandparents’, so I’ve been also stuffing my face with apple fritters of sorts, with home made plum marmalade, or whatever powidła are called in English. And we ate some veggie soup as well, courtesy of gran.
I feel it’s time for Jill Tracy and the Bohemian Gothic tarot. It’s not that type of autumn yet, but I like just the hint of this gloominess in an otherwise perfectly normal golden end of summer.
How’s your autumn going so far?
Ugh, I’m completely sucked in by sleep and Dungeons of Dredmor. Help. I want to draw.
Also - super proud - I just won not one but two chess games in a row :) First time ever!