Monday, October 31, 2011

Muspelheim (Day of Vision) Samhain

I also had calculus class and took the retake on Test #2. I am happy with my answers and look forward to seeing what I got.  I walked around the yard before I left for class and noticed a praying mantis over our bedroom window. This is the first one I have seen down here. I was honored it decided to visit me today.

Today we honor the final harvest and honor our ancestors. This is a nice tradition to do. I try to spend as much time remembering the times I spent with my maternal grandmother.

We did a divination and I chose to work with runes. My question dealt with my scholastic endeavors. I used the Watchtower layout and pulled three runes. The first rune, Othala (ancestral home, covenants, wills, trusts), was in the Odinn position and represented an overview. The second rune, Hagalaz (hail, ice seed, and disruptive forces) was in the Huggin position represented what I don’t know but need to know. The third rune, Tiwaz (warrior, defense, and justice), was in the Muggin position and represented what I have forgotten.

My interpretation is although my school work is taking a lot of my time and disrupting our family schedule, it will all be worth it in the end.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Alfheim (Day of Openness)

The rune I drew today was Fehu (cattle, movable wealth). Today we honored the Celtic Tree month of Reed or Broom. This is the last tree month of the year.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Vanaheim (Day of Nurturing)

Today I drew Raidho (cart, travel). Today I was going to take my extra credit test. We went out to the campus and found out the Testing Center does not do tests on Friday. Well, at least it was a nice ride. We stopped at Sam’s Club to get gas and a few things from the store. The Sketcher shoes I got a few months ago have been marked down so I got two more pairs.

We walked outside looking around the yard to see the changes while we were gone. The grass has slowed down and doesn’t seem to be growing as fast as it had been. We saw a dead Monarch lying in the grass. There were many yellow butterflies and large dragonflies flying around us.

On a few of the milkweed plants we saw some caterpillars eating the leaves. I was surprised because I thought the last caterpillars would be the last of the season. I imagine they will be turning into chrysalis in the next few days.

This evening I worked on my Exploring Sensory Perception course work. I hope to have it done by the end of the weekend.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Asgard (Day of Understanding)

Today I drew Nauthiz (needfire). I had acupuncture today and it was great. I really needed it. I stopped at Chili’s and had burgers. The Jalapeño burger is my favorite. Then we walked around Target before heading home. I was very groggy when I woke up from our nap. The feeling stayed with me the rest of the night.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Freya’s Day – Jotunheim (Day of Discovery)

Today I drew Sowilo (sun). I had class today. I was looking forward to see the New Moon tonight but it was overcast. I had class today and found I didn’t miss that much on Monday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Midgard (Day of Immersion)

The rune I drew today was Ansuz. I associated this to reflect our air travel and communications. We flew most of the day and finally arrived home around 7pm. It was a long day. Our sweet Savannah Jane was excited to see us. She certainly looks older than she did before we left. We unpacked out suitcases and put them back in the attic. It was nice to get all of that done instead of putting it off for another day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Svartalheim (Day of Adventure)

Today the girls stayed home from school so we could spend some more time with them before we leave tomorrow. Jesse went in because he was teaching. We went to the outlets and looked around then headed for lunch. We were trying to decide where to eat when Amy suggested a place called Doc’s Riverside Grille. I had a burger and it was delicious.

When we got back to the house, Jerry got ready to go visit with a few guys he worked with. Hailey had soccer practice and I went with them. There were very big mosquitos flying around. Taylor brought her field hockey stick and showed me a few of her moves.

When we got back to the house I began packing. The girls sat in the room with me while I packed and chatted with me. Taylor showed me her sketch books and photo albums. I showed them my set of runes and explained to them what they were.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Alfheim (Day of Openness)

Today we drove around our old neighborhoods. The granddaughters came with us The houses looked good and not overgrown. We couldn’t believe the size of the oak trees we planted along the driveway at the house on River Run. We also stopped by the marina to see some old friends. Jack showed off his dog tricks (dead dog, etc). The granddaughters were so taken by these tricks they tried them on their animals when we got home.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Niflheim (Day of Generating)

My rune today was Gebo. It was so appropriate since it was our daughter’s wedding. The wedding was beautiful but cold. The theme was black and purple for the Baltimore Ravens. We went over about an hour before to take pictures. Amy wore a long flowing Goddess gown and Jesse worn a purple shirt with a black tie and black pants.

Jesse’s family is very nice. His aunt’s place had a pond and a few of the pictures were taken with it in the background. After the ceremony we all changed into warmer clothes. The food was great. We had pork bbq, baked chicken, baked beans, green beans with cranberries, cole slaw and chunky apple sauce. They danced to a few songs and then shared a cupcake.
 Instead of a wedding cake, Amy opted for a cupcake tower. She had chosen: red velvet, coconut crème, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla.