Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.
By: Susie77, 12:24 AM GMT on December 01, 2006
Happy happy joy joy -- we are FINALLY getting a Major Winter Storm! We went for food and toys at midnight last night when I got home from work, so we're all stocked up and ready for whatever happens. Hope you all are too! Looks like the sled I got 3-4 yrs. ago will finally get used tomorrow. Who sez Bird Gramma can't play in the snow? :)
MichaelSTL's got the definitive weather blog... if you guys want, let's make this the definitive weather experience blog... share your snow stories with us, okay? Crappy commute home? Kids not in school driving you to the arms of Prince Valium? Let's have fun with this!
By: Susie77, 4:43 PM GMT on November 28, 2006
... is now open! I'm taking bets on the upcoming 'winter storm' -- will we get 'major accumulations'? Will it pass us by as usual? Closest one to reality wins a picture of real snow. ;)
By: Susie77, 1:55 AM GMT on November 27, 2006
Being a practical witch, I found the following to be useful advice, especially for this time of year when we all tend to get over-stressed by all the expectations and extra things needing doing. Hope that you all do too!
At the start of the holidays, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by just a glance at your to-do list. Take a few minutes to organize yourself. Sit down with your planner or calendar, your gift lists, some extra paper, and a pen. Light a yellow candle and some rosemary incense, saying: "Lord and Lady, help me to clear my mind and organize myself so that I can enjoy the season more." Now, make a list of everything you have to do and what presents to buy. Take that list and break it up into smaller, manageable steps. Now, take those tasks and examine them. How much time will it take to achieve each goal? Be honest. Find ways to save time. When you are ready, plot your tasks on a planner or calendar. Know that you will have enough time to finish them and enjoy the holidays.
From GrannyMoon's Morning Feast
By: Susie77, 11:30 PM GMT on November 21, 2006
No matter which spiritual path, or none, that we have chosen for ourselves, it is a good thing to have one day set aside to ponder on our blessings, consider our shortcomings and resolve to repair them, and thank whatever gods we follow for the fact that we live on this beautiful wondrous planet in this splendid universe. To all my fellow travelers -- may your hearts be filled with love, may your bodies be healed, may you find what you seek, may you have opportunities to give comfort and help so that your soul will grow strong in the giving. Blessings to you all.
By: Susie77, 6:43 PM GMT on November 17, 2006
It peaks tomorrow night. Hope for clear skies!
By: Susie77, 5:41 AM GMT on November 14, 2006
Ooooh yes, my favorite four-letter word is in the forecast! Of course, it will amount to little or nothing as usual. :(
By: Susie77, 6:13 PM GMT on November 08, 2006
I am happy to report that my otherwise Dark Ages state, Missouri, has finally joined the 21st century. Yesterday we passed Amendment 2, an initiative allowing some state funding of stem cell research. I am looking forward to someday being an unemployed Alzheimers Unit nurse, with more time to spend outside enjoying the weather! Thanks, citizens.
By: Susie77, 7:09 PM GMT on November 07, 2006
I hope you all get out there and vote today! Remember -- complaining about the government rascals in office is more enjoyable if you voted for their opponents. ;)
By: Susie77, 5:04 PM GMT on November 06, 2006
It sure looks like Monday today -- cold, rainy, dreary. About the best that can be said is at least we won't feel bad being cooped up indoors at work today, eh? Anyone going deer hunting this weekend?
By: Susie77, 7:04 PM GMT on November 02, 2006
November, though her fields are dreary and cold
Still holds for searching eyes some glints of brightness;
A faded thread from autumn's cloth of gold
Is gemmed with foreflakes of the winter's whiteness.
~Nixon Waterman, in the "Old Farmer's Almanac" for 1904
By: Susie77, 4:39 PM GMT on November 01, 2006
Oops, a day late.........
Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble...
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
~William Shakespeare, "Macbeth"
Myself didn't go to all this trouble, had apple cider from the grocery store instead. ;)