This year is weird. We’ve said so, my girls and I, from the very beginning. There’s just been something different about it right off the bat. It started with March and unseasonably warm weather that never ended. In my neck of the woods, there have been some years when we couldn’t plant tomatoes until the end of May because of cold weather. This March I kept waiting for the freakish warm period to end and real Nebraska spring– cold, wet, and messy– to start. It never did.
From there, we sit now in sizzling unbearable summer heat.
Along with the odd weather, personal circumstances have changed dramatically, and with this change I became one of the millions of people out there with a ‘real’ 8 hour a day job. This has meant an adjustment for me and my girls, who have always been use to having me home 24/7. It’s meant an intensive training period for me which has cut into all my other activities, mostly writing. I’m just now managing to combine my private persona and what I am and do with the ‘me’ that I have to portray to the public 40 hours a week. It leaves one with a sense of identity crisis, as you feel that you lose yourself in a way, if only temporarily.
I justed wanted to update personal friends, aquaintances, and those of you who follow my blog and buy my books and merchandise. I wanted to let you know that I’m still doing what I’ve always done, but maybe at a slower pace. I just approved the copy-edited manuscript for my next book, “Tarot for Grownups“, and am anxious to receive the galleys and the cover art. I’ll post more information, including a release date, when this information is made available to me. I’m also working on my fifth book, which I hope to have completed by next May– that’s my goal. My daughter, a talented artist with a bachelor’s degree in studio art, has been commissioned to do the cover– can’t wait to see what she creates.
I’ve enjoyed today. I spent a great deal of the morning creating magickal oils for a client who had placed a large order with my website (The Witch’s Corner). There were earrings to enchant, spell bags to make, hoodoo candles to bring to life, and magick to make…some things will never change.
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