Date Joined: August 10, 2014
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: April 5
Country: United States
SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE:
(I am making another update at the very end of the section About Me. Its a lot to read however, tells you a lot about me. This morning is Sept. 15)
As I read Profiles for my partners, I came to realize that I wasn't really saying a lot about me and things I value, so I am going to add a few things to this Profile. It is hard for me to share personal information. I am trying to change that.
I'll put an * in front of anything new for this September update.
I don't always get to my email, so prefer using the messaging here on Swap-bot.
I use the rating system as a way to let you know the package came. If you have not been rated, I did not receive your swap. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SWAP-BOT ID & the group even for WTA's.
Rating swaps is very important to know that what was sent was received. We are all at different levels and so its not a popularity contest. What is important is to send on time, have fun and do your best.
I am retired, living in a small mountain valley town in southern California. I garden and & quilt. I consider myself an eco-feminist, so much of what I do in life is environmentally focused. Friends gifted me with lots of fabric, so I shop from my closet first before purchasing more. I use, drink or eat what I grow first from herb gardens and a sq ft garden system for veggies, plus strawberries.
Audiobooks help me multi-task and relax, so I welcome suggestions for new authors or titles. I practice peaceful living and enjoy the healing components that one receives here in Swap-bot.
*I am currently on book 10 out of 15 of the published DRESDEN FILES series by Jim Butcher. Holy wow. Butcher continues to mature as an author, but interviews with him show that he has few people skills. His theme is supernatural events in Chicago. He brings in many characters from world wide folklore, explores all the possibilities of Vampires, Fairies, Demons and Fallen Angels for the battle of good vs. evil. In his world, humans are at the bottom of the food chain and are often food. The reader is James Marshter (I may be spelling that incorrectly). And yes there was a TV series by the same name that lasted a year.
My 2 grown Sons live in MN with Spouses & their growing Children. I stay in touch as much as possible through the phone, texting, Facetime and the mail service. Of course, I send them lots of things that came from learning here on S-B.
I used to live on a small farm, and raised German Shepherds off leash for search & rescue. Now my partner & I live with a B&W Cat and a Red-Eared Slider Turtle. There is also a small Labyrinth around backyard trees which gets a lot of use.
*I like to work with a different Spirit Guide every season for personal growth. For The remaining part of this year, I will be working with Wolf, Who was sent to me in a swap. Perfect choice. My partner sent me Wolf note cards and a book for Animal Spirit Guides. Wolf is often present in my dreams & likes working with members of my family.
I am not a member of organized religion, yet am quite spiritual & have a contemplative practice.
I was raised in a Strega family, and in other words, among people with strong opinions & strong voices. I learned about magick through experience not books. It was about being in nature, seeing and feeling the seasons, watching Moon phases, working with herbs, being comfortable with animals and the Elements. It was about paying attention to surroundings and what was in my heart.
I believe in Goddess and know I am not SheWho. That means honoring free will in people and other beings who come to eat or drink in my gardens. I know that everyone is on a path and it is theirs not mine to walk.
I know we are time limited here in this incarnation and are wise to seek out our own lessons or know that anything unfinished means we come back to another life to work them out.
*I was raised in an Existentialist environment and find that those values are ones I still practice.It is defined: Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom & choice. It is the view that humans define their own meaning in life, trying to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. It focuses on the question of human existence, & the feeling that there is no purpose or explanation at the core of existence and hence to find meaning in life is by embracing existence.
I grew up believing in magick of the Moon phases, legends of fairies, and folklore of my heritage as well as those told wherever I live. I believe in the Fae, Vampires, Were-beasts and life ever-lasting.
*I am an Ordained Dianic Priestess and served my community for over 13 years as a Ritualist, Teacher and Organizer. During that time, I officiated over 36 weddings, numerous hand-fastings, baby blessings, last rites, & priestessing 1st, 2nd & 3rd degrees for women on a committed personal journey. I spoke at countless seminars / conferences, was on TV, Radio and interviewed for Newspapers. I led protests for environmental issues, and was actually a notable for the Police (meaning if something went wrong in the Pagan community, they followed up with me). My life was threatened. I was intimidated. And yet, the community grew to over 600. I published a pagan paper for public readership. The fun part of it all was the rituals. I miss those most of all in my retirement. I miss seeing the transformation that took place, the drumming, singing and the faces of women as they discovered their personal power and joy for being alive.
*I host swaps for A LITTLE WITCHY and some of them are like experiencing advanced work. I am loving to share what I know about Spirituality, and hope to do so for as long as I can.
I like B&W Tuxedo Cats. * I prefer the long-hair male. Their personality is fierce, funny and loyal.
I enjoy feeding Birds & have 2 water sources outside for them
Audiobooks read by Ian Glen, Roy Dotrice, Scott Brick, Jim Dale, and Christopher Lee. I will either listen or go onto something else depending upon the reader. I would love more reading suggestions. * I am adding James Marshter,
100% cotton that is for quilting not crafts (there is a big difference) *Over the years, I have been given estate fabrics through friends. Some that were not cotton, were passed along
Bergamot in Earl Gray Tea
I like the herbs grown in my garden (mint, lavender, yarrow, rue, dill, basil, bee balm, sage, rosemary, artemesia, cilantro, lemon verbena) *Just started harvesting Lemon Grass which makes wonderful tea
Fresh Ground Dark coffee first thing in the morning
Action and sci fi movies
MY FAVORITE HIGH HOLY DAY IS HALLOWS, so I welcome anything associated with it
There are fairy houses and villages outside under trees and vines; and inside by my North door entrance for protection.
Pushy people who try to convert me to their political or religious beliefs
I don't wear jewelry of any kind any more. While I don't dislike it, I just cannot use it.
Light prints on white, white tone on tone 100% quilting cotton, any cuts or sizes
Good hand or foot creams
House sox with grippers
Children's Books from other Countries
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