Monday, August 24, 2015

Sumerland 2015

Summerland 2015 and the week after.

The last 2 weeks have been wonderful. I attended my first summerland festival located in southern Ohio. This is an ADF festival, and as I joined ADF earlier this year I decided to attend. Well, not just decided, my friend Amy was being ordained and I would not have missed that for the world.

As out grove was running the kitchen, I had decided to work in the kitchen as much as needed, and put in quite a few hours. But I was able to attend a few workshops and learned a few new things that is always a good thing.

I also took my Zentangle kit with me, and ended up giving a couple impromptu classes. As I was teaching friends, it was not planned, and they were not full classes, I did not charge them at all. It was nice to teach it again.

Interesting to note, though I love Zentangle, and I plan on doing more, I have recently been slacking. The one place it has been used though is for offerings/sacrifices. There have been a number of rituals where I will create a tile for the purpose of offering it to the fire at ritual.  While at summer land I created 3 tiles as offering in the future to various Gods I associate with.

The weekend after summerland was also great, we had a S’more party and it went well. I made homemade marshmallow, and the strawberry ones were amazing. We had lots of different toppings, and cookies to put them on. Hot dogs were wonderful over the fire, and it was a great fire. Was wonderful to see friends I have not seen in a while, all in all a great couple weekends in a row.

Summerland Tiles               S'more Party 
Created as an offering for Sygin

The Fire
The Layout 

An offering for Enki

Another offering tile for Lugh 

Marshmallows in the making

Friday, August 21, 2015

A good day

Today is a good day, aside from having to leave work early to get steroids to treat my poison ivy. I always put it off, when I should know that I need them for my body to get over the rash, the sooner I get them the quicker I heal. This post however is about accomplishments. I am super happy to say I have done my 90th daily rune draw. I still am leading them, and will add quizzing myself on their meaning soon, but 90 draws makes me happy. It is interesting to note how often the draw lines up with what happens during the day, and it matters not if I draw morning, noon or night.