And so August begins.
As always I wonder where did most of the year go, I notice how the sunset happens, just a bit earlier. I’m already looking forward to Autumn. I’ve always felt that it was “my” season.
I seem to have gotten my youngest son, Tristan, back on a diurnal sleep pattern thankfully. It’s completely changed my mood. Even though naturally I’m nocturnal, I seem to DO better when diurnal. I feel more productive, generally have more energy, and don’t feel like the day is wasted so much. It also just makes LIFE easier. I’ve also started getting to the habit of making dinner between 6-7pm, even though my husband generally comes home much later from work. Even though I hate it, I do it because once Daniel is back in school later this month, I can’t be making dinner at 10pm and expect him to get enough sleep or thrive in his new school environment.
This month is going to be a bit hectic with my oldest son Daniel going back to public school after homeschooling / unschooling for the past few years. What that means is we need to buy the rest of his school clothes (they have a strict dress code) and the pants we originally bought were a size too big. Also, we need to pay the registration fee, take him to the dentist and the doctor (we RARELY go if… ever, but when we do it’s to Homefirst), and see if there are any school supplies we somehow forgot from the list.
The end of July was a bit rough because my best friend moved to Florida. Thankfully we got a whole day together which included a new tattoo for me (right under my right inner elbow) and her FIRST tattoo! It was awesome.
Getting the new ink has shown me how my wrist tattoos were BADLY DONE. The healing sucked, they itched like crazy, had HUGE missing patches, etc. Since the place I got them done at was Skin Candy in Racine, Wisconsin, was a bit far from where I live, I never found the time to make the three hour round trip to get them touched up.
Mary (my best friend) and I went to Tatu Tattoo in the city, which is where I got my first tattoo done a few years ago and seriously, it really proves to me that you can’t compromise on quality of your ink. Not only did my artist touch up my right wrist FOR FREE, but the new ink he did is flawless as well. No missing spots, it hasn’t itched, it has healed in less than two weeks, and I couldn’t be happier.
Mary’s tattoo came out wonderfully as well and it was SUPER affordable for both. Love love love.
I’ve really been feeling a draw BACK to my Pagan spirituality. I’ve been struggling for awhile (no really, I questioned myself a ton) and over the past few months have started to feel more connected again. However, I feel like I want to start fresh. Clean slate, go back to being a newbie almost.
I’d love your favorite Pagany blogs, books, resources, everything. Pretend I’m totally new and that the past 17 years are erased!
Lastly, I’ve been on a freaking quest for a low-calorie lemon bar recipe. I tried one last night and it was basically eggs over an oat crust. NOT tasty. I keep thinking perhaps a low-calorie lemon curd would be a great start? Thoughts? I’m craving lemony EVERYTHING lately!
SUCCESS! I just whipped up a batch of lemon bars, 134 calories per bar, 6 HUGE bars in an 8×8 pan. I’ll bake it again later this week to post the recipe! I love them, nice, tart, and lemony, not too sweet. I rock!
So let me know what’s been going on in your life!