#bewitchery #wreath #pentacle #witchy #yule
(What a beautiful pent wreath! Perfect for Yule. I WANT!!! So Mote it Be.)
Don’t laugh, but the last dream I had before I woke up this morning was about Tumblr. No, I’m not kidding. I dreamed I walked into a room full of flowering bushes. My first thought was to grab my iPad. I knew it was November, and I wanted to snap some pretty flower pics for my Tumblr page. Too freakin funny, huh?
One bush had miniature roses on it about an inch in diameter. They were blooming in many colors, but most were the most beautiful shade of pale blue. Really pretty. Those were the ones I especially wanted to snap pics of for this Tumblr page.
I have never dreamed of blue roses before. Never ever. So I knew it was a sign. One of my Fey slipped those roses into my dream to get a message to me. The minute I woke up I checked my dream dictionary. Looks like dreaming of blue roses means your soulmate is on the way. An impossible incredibly romantic soulmate relationship is about to become possible. For me.
As Scoobie Doo says: “Rut-roh…”
Looks like my crazy busy week finally caught up with me. I’m pooped. Whew!
"Philomena" was very good yesterday. It starts off slow and then zaps you with one surprise revelation after another. It’s a true story, and the ending is a big surprise, too. Good movie!
Afterwards I spent a few hours filing November taxes for my novelist career and doing my monthly accounting. Afterwards I couldn’t stop yawning, and I’m still yawning. I am! But it’s no wonder. It’s been a very productive week since Thanksgiving. My annual Holiday Card is out, as well as the email and snail mail mailings about my new line of empowering notecards, my latest newsletter is out, November taxes are finished, all the Yule gifts are wrapped and ready to mail tomorrow, and more than half my deep cleaning is done. Whew!
Today, my only task is to finish deep cleaning my bathroom and take many naps to rest and refuel. I’m not kidding. I’m worn out!
Happy Thursday, all you fantabulous Witches!! Make it a good one. You know what I’ll be doing. Making lots of zzzzzzzzzzzzzs……
Cherry is a miracle cat in many ways. Her feral mom left her stranded on my back porch for two days when she was 5 weeks old. They never do that but she did. At the same time I thought I had a good home for Cherry, so I caught her and took her in. That adoption fell through, so I added her to my Pagan cat herd. She was the most amazing kitten. She litter trained herself instantly. The minute she had to go, she took off running to the litter box. No kitten accidents with her. Every afternoon she climbed the sofa and took a nap. Amazing! Later I found out why her mom “offered” her to me. Feline leukemia had infected my colony, and I didn’t know it yet. The week after I took Cherry in all the kittens from 3 litters were infected with it and only lived for 1-3 years after that. Cherry is now 7 years old, feisty, healthy, and a beauty queen as always. Feral cats are magick. No doubt about it!
That’s an excellent idea since there are vegan and vegetarian recipes in most of my novels and novellas. Hmmm. Maybe one day I will do that. I could give each character a chapter and then list excerpts from the novels where they’re cooking their yummy creations. What a great idea!! Thanks. I love it…and you!! ~bighug~
Look at this GORGEOUS pent necklace and ring Chelsea sent me today for Yule. WOW!!! I just love them!!! You should have heard me squeeeeee when I opened the envelope. Thank you so much, Chelsea!!! This is definitely one of the best surprise Yule gifts I’ve ever received. Ever. And I love you too!!! You totally ROCK, foxy. ~loveyousomuch~
38 chapbooks of my novellas and short stories have been published by numerous publishers during my 26-year career. But for the last 7 years I’ve only been in bookstore paperback and Kindle ebook. Now I’m back in chapbook again and so freakin excited! Kittyfeather Press chapbooks are little handmade, hand-decorated, signed, collectible paperback books. Each one is a unique work of art. You will absolutely love them!
For a free catalog of my Pagan paperback novellas (which includes excerpts from two novellas) and my new line of empowering notecards, write: Laura Stamps, Kittyfeather Press, P.O. Box 212534-Y, Columbia, SC 29221-2534
I had a hard time falling asleep last night. Too much on my mind planning, planning, planning for 2014. So I decided to dash over to Amazon to check out “The Witchery Series” trilogy in bookstore paperback. That version went out of print in 2011 when my last paperback publisher went out of business.
Holy moly!!! I was shocked to see some of the novels in that series are selling on the secondary market now for almost $80 each. Wow.
"The Witchery Series" has always been a popular series and still is in ebook. But that’s one of the things I was thinking about last night. I’d really really really like to get part of it back in paperback again at a reasonable price for my fans and readers. I would.
And it wouldn’t be too hard to do, because the first novel in that trilogy, “The Witches of Dixie,” is actually an anthology of the first four chapbooks in that series, published by several publishers from 1998-2006. I’ve been thinking about bringing the Mirabella and Ravena sections back in their original chapbook versions through Kittyfeather Press. If so that will be in April of 2014.
Okay, I’m outta here. It’s been a mega-busy week, and today I’m taking a break to go to the early movie at noon. The trailer for “Philomena” with Judi Dench looks great, so that’s what I’ll see. Fun!!
Happy Wednesday, all you awesome sauce Witches. Love you dearly!!!
~dashing to the movies~
My boys (Pea Pod and Sweet Potato) napping together yesterday on the back of Wes’s reclining chair. Safe and sound from my girls…for the moment. That is until Orchid decides to jump up there and slap them just to remind them who’s the “Boss” of my Pagan cat herd. Yeah, they know she’s coming. They just don’t know when. Cat anxiety. ~lol~
I just sneezed while my Pagan cat herd was eating breakfast. I never sneeze, so they freaked. They all jumped up in the air like monsters were attacking and skittered out of the kitchen as fast as they could. In the process they kicked most of the food out of the bowls, and it went flying up in the air, too. Right now Pea Pod is on top of the refrigerator, Sunny is in the pantry closet, Gardenia is hiding under a chair. Only Orchid, Sweet Potato, and Cherry are brave enough to slink back into the kitchen and eat up the collateral damage. Lmao!!!
The current issue of my newsletter went out late last night as promised. If you’re on my “Fan Email List,” check your inbox. It’s there!
As you can tell by the pic I posted last night, I finally got my dinner at the Ankh vegan cafe. Yummmmm! I ate all of it, of course. King should just move in with Wes and I so he can cook his yummy food for me every day. I could soooo get into that. ~lol~
Today, I’m dashing out to PetSmart and the Vitamin Shoppe. Then back to my office to begin wrapping the Yule gifts that need to be mailed. Tomorrow I’ve got November taxes to file for my novelist career.
Whew! The holiday To-Do list this time of year is endless, isn’t it?
The good news is I have Christmas parties to go to this Saturday night and next Saturday. I’m totally looking forward to getting out on the dance floor for hours of hip-shaking fun. Weeeeeeeee!! Hey, what can I say? Once a party chick, always a party chick. ~twirling, twirling with dance happiness~
Happy Tuesday, all you wonderfully wild Witches!!! Want to hear something funny? For some bizarre reason, all day yesterday I thought it was Tuesday instead of Monday. Who knows why? I guess this is what happens to twirling Fey chicks who work 7 days a week. Probably.
Okay, time to tackle more of this To-Do list. Onward!!