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Busy, busy, busy...h

This week has been such a whirlwind of activity, and not necessarily in the 3D world either...

Had Sue and Jayne over last Sunday because Sue is moving back to Perth (you just don't know how much you're going to miss someone until they're leaving!)... Was an excellent afternoon discussing all things metaphysical. I learned so much as I always do, and found myself on ebay and amazon afterwards ordering crystals and books! My Faden quartz arrived yestereday, along with a lovely seraphinite and some pyrite (which was a gift from the store, but how appropriate - I definitely need grounding!!!)...

Am waiting on the following books; "Your Magical Child", "Spiritual Astrology" and "Love is in the Earth" (which is an encyclopaedia of crystals)...

I've decided to learn to read natal charts, and as with anything, the little I've learned just this week has shown me the virtual OCEAN of stuff I still need to learn. To think that I used to laugh at people who read their horoscope and believe all the world's population could be divided into twelve groups - there is so much more to it than that! (of course, you daily in the newspaper isn't going to be very helpful, unless you decide to use it as messages from the source)...

I have actually gotten a glimpse of my anger issues by tracking down Mars in my natal chart and seeing how he is affected by the sign he is under (pisces) in my fifth house (the house of children and creative endeavours). I can now understand why it is that my temper has flared up since having kids, and in response to the kids, but also how it has mellowed in the past few months when I got heavily involved in knitting and scrapbooking (knitting moreso than scrapbooking, but all the same)...

It's amazing the insights that come from understanding even a smidge of your natal chart...

What else? Ordered some more wool. After last months re-stocking of the cauldron, I've felt very "up", goodness only knows how long this longies ferver can last though, and now there are so many talented people selling on Ozebaby, that I can't help but think things will start to slow down a bit on my stuff. That's cool, I'm really doing this for the sheer enjoyment of creating. Will have five sets this coming full moon, will see if the market can hold that number.

I also visited Libby's shop last week and am doing a couple of sets for her - I was really surprised not to see more knitted stuff there. There were a few hats, and a few soakers, and one pair of longies, but that was it, and nothing was verigated, which just really surprised me...

Writing is coming back into my life too. Talked to mum this week, she lectures at Tabor College in Adelaide and is currently doing a Masters in Writing there. As it turns out, they're going to offer the Masters as a distance course, but moreover, they've started talking about offering a PhD. in writing. I've been looking at other Masters in Writing and PhD. but they all seem to want your thesis to be on the subject of writing, whereas I'm looking for a course that makes your Thesis a major project in writing (eg. a book), because I want to be supervised while writing and have a chance of being published!

So, these Tabor courses actually offer what I'm looking for AND as distance Ed, which suits me to the ground! The thing is, on the application they ask you to describe your faith, and well, I'm not a Christian, so, I was saying to mum that I probably couldb't get in, but she thinks that won't necessarily be an issue... So, yay (I hope)...

Been thinking about the state of my sight a bit lately... It dawned on me the other day that I'm about to turn 35, which means only another 5 years until I turn 40 and my sight starts to degenerate following the normal pattern for your average 40+ person. People in my family definately start to lose sight after 40. The thing is I don't have a lot of sight to begin with, so as the natural deterioration starts to occur, I'm basically going to rapidly go completely blind. In ten years time I could be completely blind... So, this has me thinking about all the stuff I want to do before then. I'm trying to spend a lot of time noticing the boys, how they look, their expressions and so on, so I fix all those memories in my mind's eye. I'm hoping I have at least a little sight in ten years time because I want to have some idea of what Bryn will look like when he's grown. I think by 15 and 17 I'll have some idea of what Erik and Luey will be like, but Bryn will only be about 10 or 11...

Yeah, so anyway, a busy, busy time, at least in my head...

Comments

Leah said…
Oh Sif, I really hope you don't lose any further sight. I know you will cope and still live your life to the fullest, much more than most, but it breaks my heart to contemplate not seeing Audrey as an adult ... so wanna respond to that but don't wanna be saying oh double triple crap on top of what you are already obviously feeling about that :)

I imagine your spiritual beliefs will be of comfort, and sight is probably just one nifty but limited way for us to know anyone.

Glad the cauldron stuff has you amped, it is good fun huh? :) Lots of fun creating and having others enjoy it!
katef said…
wow you have been super busy... but I just have to say I can't even contemplate what it must be like to be faced with the reality that you may loose your site. It just gives me chills to think about, but at the same time I am filled with an immense admiration, you are an amazing person.... many facetted, strong, passionate and simply inspiring!

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