Anywho, right now I'm listening to Enya's Amarantine album (did you know she has a new album?) and I smell like glorious patchouli, thanks to Sage Goddess and her magical oils. That little cauldron is also from Sage Goddess and is filled with glittering green patchouli-infused wax.
I also recommend Witches Brew roll-on oil from Moon Goddess Magick. Divine!
I've been back in Puerto Galera for a few weeks now. Hubby and I flew to Texas for six weeks to visit family and friends. Well, we were supposed to stay seven weeks, but we had a Mercury retrograde mishap at the airport. That's another blog post in itself.
I had a wonderful time hanging out with little sis, mama, dad, grandparents, in-laws, and good friends.
This was after sis, who is an amazing hairstylist, color and cut my hair.
One night we went to a hookah lounge and drank warm chai milk tea and blew apple cinnamon smoke bubbles. Another night we went to this place called Wax Club Lounge and danced to industrial music. We ended up going back on Halloween night for a few hours. Then we headed to our favorite bar for drinks and dancing with angels and monsters. I dressed up as Morticia Addams.
I had some wig issues. There was a piece on the right side that kept falling in my face, so I cut it, which resulted in a wig cowlick. I also ended up taking off those four inch platform heels on the dance floor and shimmying in my stockings.
Hubby, in-laws and I went to the San Antonio Zoo where I promptly made my way to the petting zoo area because...you know...goats. I love goats!!! And there were three babies, but they couldn't be pet because they were behind the "no petting zone" eating some grass or something. So I pet this fella instead, plus a wiry-haired pig.
I brought back some really magical things: some that I owned, some that I acquired, and some that I bought.
A few of my favorite books: The Unicorn and Gifts from the Sea both by Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Violet & Claire by Francesca Lia Block.
Two of my favorite crystals: pyrite and amethyst. And a blank journal because one can never have too many.
A purple fairy to watch over the fairy door (in the background).
While in my hometown, I got to visit my late great-grandmother's home. It was a treasure chest of magical old things. I picked out a few things to bring back with me. Trinket boxes and pictures and unicorns and pretty-patterned scarves.
I've filled my boxes with tarot cards, candles, oils, and rose petals.
When hubby and I got back to Puerto Galera, we went sailing with friends and family on the Zenity. It was the perfect day for sailing: blue skies, gentle breeze, and just enough wave action to keep us on our toes.
Now I'm settling back into everyday life on the island. It's good to have a routine. Oh! I'm writing a novel. I just finished a 10-week novel workshop with Francesca Lia Block and am continuing a daily practice of getting those pages written. Sometimes it's only one page, sometimes it's five. Sometimes I stare at the computer and do nothing. As long as I'm working on it throughout the week, I'm happy. What's it about, you ask? In a nutshell...how a young woman becomes her own lifeboat. There's darkness and light and magic and monsters and love and pain.
And to end this post, meet Biggie Smalls Steve. I call him Biggie Smalls, but my husband calls him Steve, so I just put the names together. He's a six inch gecko that thinks he owns the bathroom. Normally, he doesn't bother me, but I don't especially like when he hovers above me while I take a shower.
Now I'm off to eat leftover quinoa vegetable salad.
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