Saturday, January 4, 2014

We have a new family member

On December 14th we added a new addition to our family. Meet Samy, he is a yellow Lab that we adopted from the local animal shelter for Sophie. She had been begging for a puppy for several years and things just fell into place for it to happen this year. We were planning on another Golden, but when I saw these three little Lab pups on the animal shelter's web page, well I just had to take one.
Unfortunately, less than a week later he developed Parvo and was very sick little guy for about a week. At one point I was not so sure he would make it. We had him on IV fluids and fed him pedialyte and broth for several days. Then he finally rallied.And is now a completely healthy pup.

He is settled in nicely and he and Katy, our golden, have become a sort of friends. Katy plays with him much of the time, and tolerates him the rest of the time. They will eventually become the best of friends. I hope.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Bohemian Home!

We finally found the perfect home for us. It is just right, on a beautiful piece of fenced property in the school district that we wanted to keep Sophie in. It has space, space for all four of us, and for the four pets, as well as the puppy that Sophie is requesting for her 10th birthday next year. I am so thrilled with it. I was at work today thinking about how the light shines through the many windows in the living/dining room and catches the sparkles in the sun catchers and crystals that hang there. I was wondering what my hubby was doing in our lovely new home. I have so many bohemian plans for the space, and especially the garden/yard. More on that to come. Peace.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

An Iroquois Prayer Returning Thanks to Mother Earth

Thanksgiving We return thanks to our mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given to us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, t
hat has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in Whom is embodied all goodness, and Who directs all things for the good of Her children. ~ Iroquois ~ - See more at:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Hello Again.

Hello again dear readers. If anyone is still following my blog after such a long hiatus, thank you. And let me fill you in a little on what has been going on in my little corner of the world.

Work! Work, work, work. I have begun working full time at the veterinary hospital, but have switched to the office/reception instead of technician side. Due to the arthritis in my hands and elbows, the animal handling got to be very difficult and I went home most evenings in excruciating pain. Luckily for me, the current receptionist chose that time to retire and I got the position. More hours, but easier work. For the most part anyway.

In other areas of my life things have been more complicated. My marriage has had several ups and downs, but we are working on a fresh start, or at least starting fresh from where we are. A renewed commitment to what we want out of our life together. We are still in the tiny bohemian house. However, new developments could mean the purchase of our own home is closer than we thought. More as that story develops. :)

My older son graduated from high school in June, so freaking proud of him pushing himself, working with his strengths and doing what, at one time, we feared he would not do. Graduate!

My youngest son starts class on Monday as a Junior. He is becoming quite a wonderful young man.

My poppet, Sophie became a third grader this year. She is just amazing and never ceases to bring me and her dad great joy as well as challenge our parenting know how. :)

I have reignited the local Red Tent Temple here in Oak Ridge. In October of last year, Sophie and began attending the local Unitarian Universalist church. We have found kindred spirits there and felt such a sense of family. It has been great.

As for my last post, it has been 5 months without Diet Coke. I have lost weight and feel much better. There is a great improvement to the arthritis, even before the job change.

Things are looking up for my family. I hope this finds those of you who are still reading well and happy. Look for more frequent posts from now on. Until then, Peace and Blessings.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

No More Diet Coke

Well, I finally did it. I cut the Diet Coke out of my life. I have wanted to do so for a long time now, because of the health issues associated with it. But after reading an article about aspartame poisoning, I had the kick in the pants to really do it. This is day 4 with no coke and I feel great. No caffeine headaches, thanks to a cup of chai tea each morn. No cravings for coke or for carbohydrates. Wonder of wonders. :) Here are two articles that really changed my thinking. One health related the other environmental/human rights. 

So, wish me luck and think hard about your own soda drinking. But remember, aspartame is found in many, many your labels.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Latest Tattoo

One more tattoo in my tattoo addiction/collection. This is a Triple Moon, in honor of the Great Maiden. Mother, Crone. With the words to my favorite chant added.This is on the front of my left thigh.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ostara Blessings

Ostara Blessings to everyone. I hope that you all are enjoying what little spring like weather we are all having. At least in this part of the world. It is chilly,windy, and now raining. At least its not snow. :)

I am feeling like a bad pagan parent of late. I really planned nothing to celebrate Ostara with Sophie. In the end she ended up dying eggs with her older sister, and I made her an Ostara basket which she loved. She also got a new dress and shoes which is an old Spring tradition that crossed over to an Easter tradition when I was a child. 
One thing that makes me feel better is that the UU church we are a part of now, has a fledgling pagan group that we are becoming more and more a part of. They are having an Ostara Labyrinth walk tomorrow evening and a pot luck. Sophie and I will attend and honor the returning Spring with others of like mind. In the meantime, I will continue to strive to be a better pagan parent to my little Goddess child.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Moving Again

Well we will soon be moving again. This tiny house has proven to be too tiny for the four of us, used to so much personal space at Witchwood. I hope we can find something in town a little bigger with a similiar price range. We really just need one more bedroom. It bothers some of us more than others. But to keep the family peace and tranquility we need to move. I am hoping for a bit more secluded area, more garden space and another big porch. Wish us luck in the dwelling search again. Stay tuned.......bohemians don't stay put for long.

Monday, February 4, 2013

More of the tiny house

 Finally getting around to posting the other photos of the tiny bohemian house we now live in.
Not the best quality, but first is the kids room.
 The bathroom sink, and the tub area.
 Then last our bedroom with a view into the hallway and the bath.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

TIny Bohemian Home

Finally got the photos of the house to load. The first one is the kitchen as you walk in the back door.
 The next one is the dining 'room'. viewed from the living room
 Then we have the living room with two furry friends relaxing there.
 The best part of the house I think, is the fire place, so awesome during this cold weather.
 The living room looking into the hall and the kids room.
 And finally, the living room looking toward the front door.
Next I will share some photos of the bedrooms and bath, also outside. This little house is taking some aadjustments on all our part, but it is cozy.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


I am not sure why, but Blogger no longer has the tool to upload photos from my computer. So these new posts will be un illustrated. :( I have decided to change the name and address of my blog, since moving and starting over in a number of different ways. I want my blog to reflect those changes and so, I present to you my bohemian soul. Stay tuned for what's new and exciting in my life. Hopefully with photos.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Home

Happy New Year to you all out there in blog land. We rang in the new year with Dick Clark's New Years's Rockin Eve~(minus Dick Clark~RIP)~orange soda ice cream floats and sparklers on the lawn for the two kids. It was a fun family evening and we all soon crashed after midnight.

We look forward to all the blessings as well as the challenges that will help us to grow in 2013.

We also have a new home. A small house to be sure for four people and 3 cats and a golden retriever. But we are trying to make it work and create a cozy home for the winter at least. I only have a couple of photos so far. More to come as I get the place organized and comfy.

So I know you were wondering where my resolutions are, or intentions as I prefer to call them. Well in no particular order once a again:

* make better decisions for myself and my family

* yoga! every day or as often as possible

* walk the dog, every day and not just around the house to do her business

* begin eating strictly vegan again

*keep my journal and this blog up to date

* spend more quality time with my kids and hubby

So we will see how this year goes. I have mixed feelings about it honestly. We have been through some really rough challenges lately and I have been dealing with a major amount of stress. But I am feeling good about working hard to achieve the goals and live the life we want. Bring it on 2013. I am ready.