Friday, June 22, 2012


We had a pretty uneventful Litha, but then, we won't actually have our rites until tomorrow, so it doesn't feel like it's here yet. I'm gotten so used to marking the turning of the wheel with an actual ritual, that it never feels right until we have, even if we're late getting to it. Dawn & I did a little running around, to try to get her A/C on her car fixed and stuff like that, then we sat in the yard while Troy worked on both cars & visited. That was pretty much it.

Yesterday, we did a few other things, none of which were Litha related as much as they were craft & Independence Day stuff. Today, we're heading to a music festival for the afternoon to look at craft booths & listen to good music. Tomorrow, first thing in the morning, Troy & I have to pick up our Co-op basket and then come back & put all of it away. I'll spend the morning getting the ritual space ready & maybe going to the store.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Busy Days

This week was our son's first payday, so he kept me a bit busy. On Tuesday, we drove down south to buy a dresser, look at a computer & check out some bedroom furniture, all that he found on Craigslist. He got the dresser, the computer had been sold & the guy with the bedroom set didn't answer his phone. We also stopped at the pet store & he bought the dogs some toys.

We came back home & stopped at the bank, so I could deposit the money he gave me for rent & he could open a checking account. By the time we got done with all of that, Troy was almost done with work & we were starving, so we waited for him to get home & ordered pizza for dinner.

There was some more running around a day or so later, when he found a nightstand & little swamp cooler. He was feeling badly about how he managed his money earlier today, until I pointed out that he has $100 in savings, bought the furniture he needed & a swamp cooler to make his bedroom livable and paid almost half of his rent. He felt better about things after that. I'm pretty proud of the way he's handling things, honestly, he's come a long way in a few months.

We have a mostly "free" paycheck coming up on Friday (which means we have very few bills to pay from it), and I'm pretty excited about it. Hopefully, we'll get to do some fun things with it. It isn't often these days that we have money to play around with, so I'm taking advantage of it this time around!