Saturday, June 23, 2007

Today is the Summer Solstice. I wish I had most of my witchy stuff here with me so I could make a small altar in my work space in the basement, but alas.... I'm meeting a fellow witch today in a couple of hours; hopefully. We keep having to reschedule for one reason or another, but hopefully today will work out.

Through an online request, I became an ordained minister. It was as simple as just sending them your information and they e-mailing you back. I hope my mother never finds out. She worked hard to become a minister, spending money and a lot of time on her theology courses. All I did was e-mail Universal Life Church out of curiosity.

I'm going to be teaching an online course in divining with runes. I did a rough daft, and there are about 15 lessons total, but they are pretty small and easy to follow. Only 3 quizzes, 2 journals, and the final exam. All I need to do is come up with a grading system and a grading policy. I may even get paid for the course. I really hope I do. I need a couple of bucks here and there considering that I'm quitting my Mary Kay business as it's not working out.

Since being put on Lexapro, my emotions have changed quite noticeably. I'm quite pleased with the outcome. True, I still suffer the side-effects that come with the drug; nausea, shakiness, dizziness, and drowsiness, but I'd rather be in a good mood in the morning, than pissing and moaning throughout the day. Even J has noticed the difference. I missed one pill and was horribly cranky. It's side that I have to depend on a pill to keep me emotionally stable, but at the same time, I am not surprised. I need to just deal with the fact that I may have to be dependant of this to function. I've tried multiple times to go without medication, and it just doesn't work.

I'm taking my friend Draco's advice (along with Cindy's and J's) on making blankets and selling them. I started making a website, but it needs a lot of work, and right now, I don't have the time for it. I'm making a couple of blankets before I start selling them as gifts for friends and will take pictures of them for example purposes. I'm hoping that this will do a lot better than Mary Kay. I posted a notice in witchvox about my blanket and pillow making as I know how to make a specified pouch inside to put herbs for aroma therapy in. One of the pillows my mom sent Lily gave me the idea. It smells of roses and lavender.

J got us bikes along with the little baby trailer to attach to the back end. We're hoping to do a lot of bike riding, but it is proving to be difficult. The weather has been incredibly hot. I can only take the dog out for a few minutes before I begin to get very ill. I can barely make the 10 minute walk to the library with the baby before I start feeling dizzy. I've been indoors for the most part, though we have gone to the pool. Only once. The sun is just too much. I can barely make it anywhere before feeling the urge to pass out.

I'm a lot bigger than I thought I was. I've barely gained any weight this pregnancy, but I'm not worried about it, as I had the same problem with my first and she came out just fine. I don't wish to gain too much weight anyway, as getting it off, during the holidays for that matter, would just be too much a of a hassle. I'm glad we eat extra healthy here. Tons of fruits, vegetables, and whole wheat. When Lily wants a snack it's either fruit, crackers, or a slice of bread. I think I gave her a slice of chicken once.

Wow, I didn't mean to talk so much. I'm just in a really good mood today and obviously very chatty. I hope this keeps up and that the meds continue to work. I helps when Lily is being a terror.
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