Saturday, January 20th, 2018



I spent most of the morning writing, the book is coming along nicely. I’m now about 10 pages into Chapter Two which focuses on Divination practices and the element of Air. It’s only Chapter Two, but each chapter is divided into different sections. Chapter One was twenty pages, and I have at least twelve chapters outlined for this book. I stopped briefly for a light snack.

When Matt woke up, we went out do a bit of shopping. I picked up a CD from Enigma, “The Screen Behind the Mirror” and I needed some new candle-making supplies. I’ll be making a pillar candle for our friends in Wales. I’ll take a photo when it’s done. While we were out today we stopped at a buffet for lunch. Matt picked up some new fabric for his quilting projects. Did you know Joann Fabric has several Harry Potter fabrics? They also have Doctor Who and Walking Dead fabrics. Who knew? They have everything now.

My new CD. Photo Source:

When we came home, I did more writing and watched some vintage Doctor Who on a retro TV station. It was a relaxing day. Tomorrow I hope to finish writing Chapter Two.

I’m really getting into retro Doctor Who. Photo Source:

See you tomorrow,


Friday, January 19th, 2018






It’s so hard to get any work done when you have constant interruptions. I like to stay with a project until it’s finished, and I really don’t like to be interrupted when I’m in the middle of something. If you want to see me get mad, that’s one way to do it. This has lost me a few job prospects in the past, as I don’t do well with chaos. I work best when I’m left to myself and uninterrupted.

Thankfully the snow has stopped and we’re supposed to get 50 degree temperatures the next few days. My plan this weekend is to work on my book some more. I’ve completed the first section already, with three more to go. The Art of Enchanted Living is still the tentative title.

After work I came home and made us turkey burgers and mashed potatoes for dinner. We watched the latest Madonna concert Rebel Heart. We have it on Blu-Ray, and it was amazing. Her concerts are always incredible. When I was in my 30’s I was fanatical about Madonna. I had everything she released. Remixes, vinyl, everything. I still enjoy her music, but I don’t listen to her as much as I used to. Still, the concerts are always very entertaining. Creative, controversial, a bit raunchy…just how we like it.


Tonight I made some Pumpkin Latte Bread from a mix given to me by a friend who knows how much I love anything pumpkin. It was delicious, I will have more with my coffee in the morning.

It’s nearly 11pm and I really should be going to bed soon.

See you tomorrow,

Thursday, January 18th, 2018






I’m very tired this evening, so this letter will be a short one. We just returned home from visiting with some friends and our annual after-Christmas gathering. This particular group of friends we don’t get to see often, especially during the holiday season, so we always get together after the new year to celebrate and share gifts with each other.  I was given some wonderful things, including this print of The Periodic Table of Magic. I honestly have never seen this before, and I am anxious to get it mounted and framed. It is rather awesome.

I was at Starbucks earlier and did you know they have Smoked Butterscotch lattes and frappuchinos? I waited in line to get one, but the single barista working seemed rather busy, and I really didn’t have time to stand around. I definately want to try that one sometime.

I am so tired and Victoria is on PBS right now. I think I’ll watch the rest of it and then go to bed.

See you tomorrow,


Wednesday, January 17th, 2018




We had a lot of snow today, so I took the day off and stayed home. My tires aren’t that great, and snow gives me major anxiety. I honestly don’t even like to look at it. Winter is my least favorite season. Thankfully I still have lots of PTO (paid time off) and I plan on using it.  I save a lot of it just for this winter weather insanity. My husband Matt took the day off too. I made some votive candles, and Matt did some more work on a quilt. We’ve been watching Grace and Frankie, a hilarious comedy-drama about two women who discover that their husbands have been having an affair with each other and decided to get married. It’s a really great series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. We’ve already watched the first two seasons.


Last night I had a very disturbing dream that I was getting a tarot reading from a certain reader, one that I am not too fond of. He told me the reading “wasn’t pleasant” and the cards were saying “Maybe it’s time you stopped coming to the show“.  I asked him if the reading was influenced by his personal opinion of me, at which point he stood up and said “Get out”. I replied “Gladly” and walked out the door. That was it. I can interpret this lots of different ways, but I think I know what it means…I will keep that to myself. For the record, I will not stop “coming to the show”.

Every Winter I am drawn to darker things, darker music and I am more open to let the darker aspects of my personality come out. This year I decided to be more open about everything I like, not just spiritual things, not just Celtic things. Everything. When people only see certain sides of you they don’t get a full impression of who you are.

Recently we were at Barnes & Noble and I found this book for $1.99. “The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes“. It’s 939 pages and the print is rather small, so it’s a good thing I got my glasses fixed. I opened my glasses case one morning and they fell apart.


I’ve read some of these stories already, but there are many here that I haven’t. I can’t believe it was only $1.99. They had a whole table full of books at this price, even Edgar Allen Poe.

Speaking of darker music, I bought the new CD from KMFDM, a German industrial band that I have listened to for years. It’s fast and upbeat, I really like it.


My musical tastes go from one extreme to the other. On one hand I love Celtic and New Age music, and on the other I also love Goth/Alternative/Industrial. There really is no in-between. Maybe these are aspects of the Dark/Light sides of my personality.

I guess that’s all for today. The Magicians is coming on in half an hour and I never miss it.

See you tomorrow,

Letters to a Friend


They say ‘Three times is a charm”, so now I am trying again with Letters to a Friend. I hope you will continue to follow me as you have in the past. I liked the idea of daily posts, sort of like a diary, and I will try to do keep doing that.  If I skip a day or two here and there, I’ll be sure to catch you up.