Mamaofthree, what did you use for your homemade deoderant? I've tried all kinds of variations of baking powder, corn starch, and essential oils, but can't get a consistency I like. I just use the Burt's Bees, but I'd love to give a "personalized" blend another go!
Our women's center is going through some growing pains, and we're doing an energy clearing before the next meeting, so I'm drying some sage from the garden to do a smudge. Was it you, Salvia, who talked about the difference between smudging with your own sage vs. purchases sage? My only concern is that it won't dry out completely--I've only got about a week and a half. Then again, even if only a few leaves get goin', that would be good enough!
So today I took a workshop on how to dye yarn using plants. We did henna, mulberries, and coffee grounds with such success that we all immediately made plans to do it again with onion, sorrel, and cabbage. I feel a dye garden brewing!
Apparently I need to get on board with the Davinci Code! I didn't read the book, and really barely know the story line... We're DVD lovers, though. It caters to my homebodiness and my penchant for the pause button. In fact, I just had the most wonderful weekend watching Totoro (finally! And not as many underwear shots as Kiki's Delivery Service.
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13moons, are you close with your sister? I have two, one older and one younger, and even though we are all well into our adult years, we have ebbs and flows still. I can always share a laugh with my younger sister, but the laughs get farther and farther apart for my older sister and I. I always wonder how things will be when we're old ladies...
Oh, one more thing, re: Druidism. That workshop I went to totally opened my eyes to it! There was so much about Druidism that I didn't know, or that I had totally wrong. My favorite, at least in this tradition, was the concept of the three cauldrons. Has anyone else read or practiced with this? Also, I like the chanting/vibrating energies. It's one of my favorite things about yoga, too!