Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Suggestions please

This post is actually me being lazy instead of DMing several friends on Twitter.  Well, I'm still going to DM you guys, but all the info is right here on the blog instead of typing it each time.  So technically, still being lazy.

I'm working an idea for that lovely little story I'm plugging away at & needed a bit of input.  Main character is a first year college student who's just discovered she's a bit different from everyone she knows.  She's fairly introverted, very smart, and of Italian & Native American descent.  Looking at three different tarot decks to use for her character (yes, the deck will be in the story) and dunno which to go with.  Please have a look & let me know what you think.

The Fairy Tale Tarot

Tarot for Hip Witches

The Hidden Path

You can just reply through Twitter if you don't want to comment at the blog.  Thanks guys!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I got this idea from the gorgeous ladies over at Mommyland Rants.  Mentioning your kidlets on any type of social media is a catch 22 if you're talking to people who don't actually KNOW you.  After getting really tired of typing age and sex to refer to each child, I'm giving them alternate names.  Cuz it's shorter & easier, and still protects their privacy :)

So first off we have Bess, my 8 year old daughter who is being given the name of Disney's Art Talent fairy.  Bess is an artist herself (may actually post some of her work from time to time) and if any little girl were a fairy, it would be her.

Secondly we have Lightning, so named for his love of Cars.  He's three years old and has a scar on his chest from the open heart surgery he had at one week old.  So Lightning works for that, as well.  

Lastly there's Daredevil, my little 22 month old son who thinks he can do anything his older brother can.  And I do mean anything.  Will probably shorten this to Dare just to save character space on Twitter.

When I'm on Facebook I will probably just use their real names because most of the people I have friended on Facebook I've actually met in the real world.  And if I friended you there and haven't actually "met" you, consider yourself lucky :)

Oh and one other.  Anytime I refer to the Borg Queen...that's my mother-outlaw.  Because she is EVILE.  

So there you have it - I'll reference this entry anytime I get queries on who the heck I'm talking about on Twitter.  Who knows, maybe I'll come up with alterna-names for other people.  

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bedtime Prayer

Raising kidlets is a lot of work.  Let me repeat that.  Raising kiddos is a Gargantuan amount of work.  And usually something like a bedtime prayer is cake because you just pass down the ones you learned as a kid to your own kids.  Except, that the prayers I learned don't really work anymore.  Because I was raised Catholic, but once I moved out on my own and began exploring my spirituality I realized Christianity and I weren't a good fit.  I love many Christians, and have several Christian friends who are able to accept that I'm not.  And now I'm going off on a tangent.

Back to the original subject of this blog.  My oldest child has always had a problem with anxiety - she had a full blown panic attack at age 2.  So I began wracking my brain to come up with a prayer for her (and my other children) that would help her settle down at night and not make me grit my teeth while saying it.  The one I kept coming back to from my own childhood began with the lines - Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  So after much brainstorming I wrote my own bedtime prayer for my children.  I'm sharing it because there may be other parents who want to find a bedtime prayer for their kiddos, but don't want to use the standard Christian prayers.  If you don't like it, please be respectful and don't leave nasty comments.

Tonight on my sleep-lit ride
I pray the Gods to be my guide
If from slumber I should not awake
To the Summerlands I will make
Lady light my hearth tonight
Lord please drive away my frights
With this rhyme I ask of thee
As I will, So Mote It Be