Thursday, May 21, 2009

crafting a post

For the last couple of days I have had this inner monologue running through my head. It will eventually be a post about assertiveness, responsibilities and rights. I just need to craft it correctly in order to achieve my purpose. And yes, words can bend to the will of the writer. However cold hard logic will serve me much better. Oh yes, let me add assumptions to that list. I have been fighting a tooth for the last couple of days, let me warn you. The dentist cannot see me until Tuesday.

Rule one: Never assume.

Rule two: See rule one.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Its a little something in progress that I started a long time ago and I need to finish. Feel free to comment.

The Closet

I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, otherwise known as the buckle of the bible belt. It is also swiftly changing to a haven for artists and intellectuals, a progressive city. The business world is still turning on all gears and the green movement is taking up a more significant place within the city. This weekend we celebrate May Fest in our downtown district. There will be belly dancers on the sidewalk and vendors hawking their wares up and down Main street. It is quite the event. Everyone comes out of their closet for this. There will be the conservative group with their beehive hairdos from the 50's as well as the green haired youth with tatoos. There will be the "thumpers" with their pamphlets of doom and gloom on the wages of sin and there will be the proud growing gay population of the city. The Pagan community will drift in and out of this with or without their pentacles outside their shirts depending on their age and courage. I believe I will sip my tea on the sidelines this year. I need a new necklace chain.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More on perfection

Does "anal-retentive" have a hyphen? ~Alison Bechdel, 1990 Dykes to Watch Out For calendar (Thanks, Chelsea)

the state of perfection

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ~Harriet Braiker

This is actually a quote aimed squarely at my boss. I need to print it out on nice paper and frame it and hang it up above my desk.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The coming storm

Socked vs Unsocked? Religions part in war, brooming the cats, the financial inequity of retirement. All of these were sitting there in draft form waiting for me to come up with a post.

As for the socks, I bought some new ones and when I find which girl is hoarding all of my socks I'm going to put a tax on them.

The cats and I have this understanding. They will not cat fight when I am home. When there is an event I pull out the yellow handled broom and they scatter. They have been successfully "broomed" in the past and they really don't like it. A spray bottle of water works as well. It's too bad I can't send my yellow broom to India.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Natural stuff

Back in my 20's I became a fan of organic gardening which led me to herbal medicine. I will drink peppermint tea before I will take a tums and prefer old fashioned aspirin as the painkiller of choice. I drink apple cider vinegar for a number of reasons and sprinkle cinnamon on ant hills. My compost bin is filled and emptied regularly. Each change to my daily herbal routine is thought out and planned in advance. Yesterday afternoon I spent some time in the local health food store, roaming up and down the aisles. I came home with two new additions to my daily list. The first is pomegranate and reservatrol in a capsule form. This is for my cardio and just about everything else health. At my age it pays to plan in advance. The second is a bottle of grapeseed oil. This was not bought for cooking; however Erin ask if she could use it for that as well. The oil is for my skin, specifically my face and neck and after using it yesterday I believe I may just use it all over. The skin just sucks it up and it feels so nice afterwards. The omega 6 content won't hurt either. I will also take a tsp daily . This will be added to my Milk Thistle, Silica and Astragulus routine. Although as soon as the spring allergies are gone the Astragulus will wait for winter to come again. I noticed that I have a red clover plant that has appeared in my yard, this will make wonderful tea.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


It has rained so much that I have standing water in my yard in places. It has caused the grass to grow at a fantastic rate. Usually this time of year I alternate mowing the back yard and the front yard every other week until the end of May. I don't think I'm going to be able to do that this year. I guess I should be grateful for the moisture, since I don't have to water the garden. I do however need to plant some things that are sitting on the patio and it is too wet to accomplish that.

Friday, May 1, 2009


We left out milk for our little people of the yard last night, a ritual we have followed since both my children were small. The fairy folk who live alongside us always enjoy it. This morning I returned a neighbors dog to her yard. The gate had opened of its own accord and the dog had of course made a hasty escape.

This is a holiday for many people under different names. We celebrate them all here.

Happy May Day
Merry Beltane

Blessed Be