Here’s a question for you guys. Before I pester the nice people at WordPress I’m going to bother my readers (kinda like how Crusie exploits hers, lol). When we “subscribe” to a blog or website we are agreeing to receive notifications via e-mail every time that place updates. Great idea, incredibly convenient, I am a fan. But what happens when the letters you open are blank?
Is this happening to anyone besides me? Every update I’ve received in the past two days has been nothing but an empty page. I THINK all of them are WordPress blogs, but I haven’t paid that much attention to it. My e-mail folks are ComCast (or as I like to call them: CrapTastic) so it could be that, they are notoriously shitty. Let me know if this is happening to anyone else okay? Because so often, it’s just me.
(Edited to add: now it seems that I cannot comment on Blogger Brand blogs. Hmmm, maybe it really IS just me.)
And now, for something completely fun. How about some nut facts? I know, I’m excited too.
“Hazelnuts and Filberts are the same nut. Technically, the Hazelnut is raised in Oregon and Washington on a bush that produces the nuts in late October. Hazelnuts are also grown as a crop in British Columbia, Canada, along the Fraser River. No where else on earth is a commercial Hazelnut crop grown. “
Fascinating huh?! There is so much more information here, but I just had to share this part with you. I’m kind of more confused and less certain about what the hell to call these now than I was before Delia sent me the link. We’ll need to research it more I think. (And I really doubt I will stop calling them filberts, and really really doubt I will stop correcting people who call them hazelnuts.) Either way, I liked how informative this place was and am so happy she thought of us and shared. Thank you Google Fu master!
On our card altar today we have an iconic message, and one I really feel close to.
“Cow ~ Bo (pronounced as Bo – with an accent over the “o”) ~ Nourishment, Motherhood, The Goddess.
The card shows a highland cow placidly standing beside the peaceful waters of a Scottish loch. In the foreground we see cow-berry (cranberry) and cowslip, and to the right, milk-wort (field gentian).
Bo opens us to an awareness of the Goddess. Her generosity, healing and nourishing power is present all around you – in your friends and children, in your food and drink, in your dreams, and particularly in the natural world that you are blessed to live in. She brings protection from all harmful influences, and by attuning to her presence you can gain the inestimable benefit of deep and peaceful sleep.
By opening yourself to Bo and to her sacred quality as a manifestation of the Goddess on earth, you will be connecting to the perpetual stream of nourishing energy that flows from the Goddess to each one of us. To experience this, there is nothing you need to do.”
Doesn’t that just have the most soothing feel to it? Nice and gentle. Nothing confrontational or harsh. Nothing we actually need to accomplish nor even strive towards. We needed this. Well, I know I did.
As you probably saw in the comments recently, our rain has returned. I took that neighborhood wander with Empress & Co yesterday, but we were between cloud bursts at the time. Today Daniel and I only went out once, to one place, late in the afternoon, but we were in the car not on foot, so the sprinkles didn’t really bother us. Tomorrow when he heads back to Mayberry, and I head out for my healthful trudge, I may have to break out a jacket. Maybe even look for an umbrella.
He and I talked a lot last night about what I’m going to do when it becomes very wet on a regular basis and gets dark practically by 3 o’clock every afternoon. I am hoping that once the pool re-opens I can keep up with my wandering, but not quite as many in a week. I’m not enjoying the way this activity feels on my spherical form. My legs aren’t liking it and my soul seriously misses that salty water.
Sadly, from what I’ve been able to gather though, it doesn’t look good for my class. On Sunday they are having a function, so I’ll be down there scoping shit out and quizzing everyone about the fall schedule. As soon as I know something, I’ll post it, I promise.