De-Stressing

Sometimes you can do little things to handle stress. Sometimes, it takes a BIG thing. If you follow me anywhere, you know that I dealt with having a dog and recalcitrant cats in the house a couple of weeks ago. That situation came to an...

Locker’s Saga

This story has been posted piecemeal on my personal Facebook page so I thought I’d consolidate it all into one spot for people to see: Once upon a time there was a purebred German Shepherd puppy. He was sold to my clients, a couple in their...

Update from the Mountains

I’m going to be scarce for a few days. There is supervising to do: Two years ago, 80+ year old clients got a German Shepherd. They never should have – they’re not equipped to give such a dog the routine and discipline it needs...

Herb Storage

We all need a place to put our herbs. Most of us put them in a cupboard in the kitchen so they’re handy for cooking. This is what most kitchen cupboards look like:   Image via Wikimedia Commons John Reid CCA-SA 3.0 All those plastic...

Garden Centerpiece

As many of you may know, my garden is a medicine wheel. Or just a wheel. After I downsized it last year, it’s 8 triangular beds with the interior paths being the “spokes” and the outer path the “tire”. I’ve...

Money “Magic”

Money is on everyone’s mind. Well, probably most people’s minds. There are spells to win the lottery, spells to get a new job or a rise in pay at work, spells to lessen the amount of a bill … you get the idea. A few months ago...

Magical Laundry

  Today is Laundry Day around here. With only two of us and the husband wearing uniforms to work, it’s not a daily, or even weekly thing (thankfully) but it does occasionally have to be done. (I’m getting my exercise, too. My...

Planetary Hours

If you, like me, read old books on ceremonial magic, astrology, gardening, herbal medicine, or any combination of those subjects, you’ve probably read something like, “do X in the hour of Saturn”. For a lot of modern folks, that...

New Garden Markers

I’ve had my raised garden beds for quite a few years and, although I know what’s in the beds, others don’t. So, they need to be marked, right? Every single garden marker I’ve tried has been a write-on sort, and no matter...