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So this is how I’ve been feeling lately. There are so many things I want to do RIGHT NOW that I am virtually paralyzed, and end up doing other completely different things. And this morning I thought that maybe it would be helpful… emphasis on MAYBE… to make a list. So here it is!

All the things I want to do right now:

  • Re-scan my Middle of the Night Art with a higher resolution so that I can start to put all those cool pictures on nifty stuff at Red Bubble… so that I can buy some of it for myself.
  • Get my little Middle of the Night Art website up and running so I can see all the pictures and pick the ones to put on Red Bubble.
  • Hook up my other PC, and my scanner, and get it turned on and up and running so that I can do the above stuff.
  • Oh… and go buy a new strip so that I can hook up that PC and all the stuff that goes to it.
  • Update all the static web pages on the site so that there is a link to the Middle of the Night Art site that people can actually find and click on.
  • Do a Medicine Wheel.
  • Get all the Medicine Wheel information from a class I gave on Medicine Wheels uploaded to the Feathers and Bones site.
  • Make a Medicine Wheel bag that I can take with me wherever I go.
  • Create some Medicine Wheel art for my Magick Room.
  • Go treasure hunting at some thrift stores and look for cool stuff for the Medicine Wheel bag or whatever else I might find that’s cool and interesting.
  • Find all the paperwork for a class on shamanism that I took a long time ago.
  • Post all that information on Feathers and Bones.
  • Take a Shamanic Journey … or two … or three…
  • Go for a walk in the woods and see what happens.
  • Redo the preliminary exercises in the shamanism class.
  • Repaint the bathroom.
  • Replace or recover the bathroom floor.
  • Fix the toilet that is wobbly and crooked.
  • Make more art for the bathroom.
  • Oh… and clean said bathroom really really well.
  • Make a cool shelving unit out of legos for the bathroom so I will have a place to put stuff in there.
  • Organize all my movies and take the ones I’ll never watch again in and trade them for store credit or other different better movies.
  • Do the same thing with all my TV shows that I have on DVD.
  • Do a seance with a bunch of fun like minded people, in a cool place with a great ambiance, and lots of love laughter and wine.
  • Reupholster and fix the couch.
  • Paint the living room a yummy orange.
  • Rip out the carpet and fix the floor and put something beautiful on it… maybe paint it and get some cool rugs… or put in new flooring… or just get new carpet… but for crying out loud, get rid of what’s on the floor right now. It’s so ugly.
  • Get all the posts that are currently on my Gypsy Magic blogger blog transferred to the various Magick and Mystery sites. Every single one! All of them!
  • Finally finish moving the old old old static web pages that are still up but not connected to anything really. There is some stuff on Color Therapy, Transcendental Meditation, and some Quotes… all of which need to be moved somewhere that they can be seen.
  • Go camping with just me and my dog and really get quiet and centered.
  • Clean the bird cage… well… I don’t really WANT to do this, but it needs to be done.
  • Get the grass mowed where I am going to put in the new fence and plan that all out.
  • Somehow manage to get all that new fencing here, and get the fence put up so that Opie and I can have a bigger nicer yard and a gate that actually opens in winter.
  • Well… I don’t really care if it opens at all in the winter… but a nice good wide gate so I can use the riding lawnmower to do the yard would be a huge bonus.
  • Mow a bunch of pathways in through the overgrown dense whatever you want to call it that used to be a corn field, and then became a field of wild flowers when I had sheep to keep it mowed down, but which now is totally thick with underbrush and poison ivy and god knows what else.
  • Make a magickal labyrinth like the one I used to have before I had lawnmower issues and then got depressed and then got busy and then got more depressed and then a bunch of shit happened and then suddenly it is totally gone and replaced by bushes and trees and … yes … poison ivy.
  • Clean out the closet where the hot water heater is so that I can get someone to come out and put in a new one because not having hot water really sucks ass.
  • Go through and totally clean out all the boxes that are piled in what used to be my bedroom but which is now the “cat room” since my dog hates the cats and the cats hate my dog and I don’t want anyone massacred in my house, so I sleep in the living room, and the “cat room” has become a repository for stuff I need to sort and throw away or keep and put away.
  • Clean up my art room so I can actually go in there and do art.
  • Make some more small paintings with fingernail polish… because that was fun and I have some ideas.
  • Finish all my zen tangle pictures that I started and then left hanging.
  • Work on my 100 things project.
  • Paint that cute little bird house I found and then do a magick spell where I entice all my house demons and bad juju entities to climb in and go for a ride… and take them someplace else where they can live happily ever after NOT in my house.
  • Make a place for Saskia outside where there is a chair, and a shade tree, a small table, flowers, wind chimes, a place for candles, and whatever else seems right so that I can feel that her spirit would be comfortable here if she wanted to visit, and so that if I wanted to, I could sit out there and remember how much I love her.
  • Charge my brand new shock collar that I spent a bunch of money on.
  • Do some serious training with my dog so that I can use that collar to teach him to come when called no matter what, and that it is NOT okay to try to kill the cats. And also it would be nice if he knew how to heel and stay.
  • Get a bunch more posts up on the Encyclopedia of Herbology so that I can look herbs up and see what they are good for.
  • Upload all the Reiki 2nd Degree information from my class paperwork to Twofeathers Reiki.
  • Make a Reiki box.
  • Get the Pagan Calendar totally updated… the whole thing… for the whole year.
  • Make a cool orange fur bag with Sunny so that her dream can come true and… well… it sounds fun and cool.
  • Read the books I ordered.
  • Get the Prosperity Project up and running again, and actually do it ahead of time so that I’m not scrambling every day to get it posted.
  • Build a bottle wall.
  • Make a sweat lodge.
  • Actually do a sweat… somewhere, even if it’s not here…. but go to one or something.
  • Upload all of my “how to make a sweat lodge” information to Feathers and Bones so that I’ll know how to do it when I have the area mowed and a place for the fire that won’t be a hazard and burn the entire place up.
  • Paint the Front Door.
  • Build a porch or small deck so that my dog and I will have a place to sit outside and enjoy ourselves.
  • Figure out what my password is to my email on my phone so that I can deal with my email on my smart phone instead of having to do it on my laptop which is a huge pain in the ass.
  • Make an appointment for a massage for me and Sky.
  • Actually comb my hair so that later today I can take a shower at Sydney’s house and get my hair washed without having to do it with a COLD shower which is no fun and actually quite miserable unless it’s a really hot day which it isn’t.
  • Take Layla someplace fun and interesting.
  • Go to the beach.
  • Do the old book idea that I had the other day which requires either my scanner to be hooked up and running, or a good graphics program that will render a bunch of text.
  • Back up all the files on my laptop. I haven’t done that in a while… and it’s time. Only thing is, it will take forever because there is so much! Sigh!
  • Take Sydney to a bakery because she’s been wanting to go to a bonafide bakery for a really long time and I keep promising but I never quite get it done.
  • Go out somewhere on a high hill, where it’s pretty and quiet, a gravel road in an area that no one actually lives in… and do the “Let It Go Bouncing Down The Road” spell that I have in my mind but haven’t actually written or posted.
  • Get all the memes in my meme folder uploaded to Meme City.
  • Post a bunch of stuff to More Cool Pictures and Way Cool Pictures so that I can sift through my collected images more easily since there will be a lot fewer of them.
  • Clean out my “cats” folder by posting everything I have collected so far on It’s A CatAstrophe, because that folder is ridiculously full and I’m tired of looking at it.
  • Make a really cool … super uber spectacularly cool gift for anyone who happens to actually read this entire list from start to finish.

Ok… so that about sums it up for right now this minute. I’m sure that after I post this I’ll think of even more things that I want to do.

This morning I found three little snail shells. And then later I was working on Feathers and Bones, and followed a link in a post about “leaving a trail” which brought me back to snails again… so I must be working on some Snail Medicine. Here’s that post from all those years ago:

Three days in a row snails have unexpectedly shown up for me. So, I thought it might be beneficial and interesting to find out what that might mean if it was indeed an “omen” or a “message” of some sort.

Here’s the scoop on snails:

Snails are found in gardens, ponds and even the sea. Their soft bodies are protected by hard shells which they use as a defense. When disturbed or alarmed the snail withdraws or pulls itself back into its shell. It also retreats into itself and seals the entrance in dry weather to protect its body from drying up. Those with this medicine know how to retreat when danger is present as well as seal themselves off from others. This can be beneficial as long as the individual does not become too much of a recluse and inhibit their communication and interaction with others. Knowing when to retreat and when to act is an important teaching for those with this totem.

The snail creates a slime trail to travel on so it is easier to move over different surfaces and textures. They remind us to take the easiest path to reach our destination. When snail appears in your life ask yourself if you are taking a harder path than is necessary. Because snail retreats into its shell during adverse weather conditions those with this medicine have the ability to build walls around themselves and withdraw until a situation improves. Snail medicine people have clear perceptions and need to learn to honor those abilities in all situations.

Both male and female the snail can produce sperm and eggs at the same time. Because of this duality those with this totem have a tendency towards identity conflicts in their younger years. This conflict triggers issues of self esteem and confusion. Fortunately as the person gets older their male and female characteristics align and begin to work together in a complimentary way.

Most active at night or on cloudy days the snail uses all of its senses equally and simultaneously. Those with this totem often find they seldom have one intuitive gift more pronounced than another as all psychic abilities are utilized in any given situation.

The snail understands the value of slow movement and teaches us how to use that movement to our advantage. It holds the teachings of patience, perseverance and respect. It asks us to be mobile and fluidic as we move through life, always aware of how our actions or lack of them affect others. The trail we leave behind holds the history of who and what we are. When snail enters your life your reputation is under review. Past situations come to the surface to be healed or balanced in some way. Snail asks us to “make right whatever we have wronged.” In this way spiritual growth is attained.

This is so interesting!

  • When I was in Texas, I told my sister that I believed myself to be moving into a period of isolation.
  • If you could only see my house… a “slime trail” if I ever saw one.
  • “When snail appears in your life ask yourself if you are taking a harder path than is necessary.” Me? Take something simple and make it complicated and difficult? LOL!!
  • Self esteem issues and confusion… that sounds familiar!
  • Well, we know I’m not psychic! But the bit about using all senses equally is true.
  • “Your reputation is under review”.. true enough. My yearly review at work is coming up next week.
  • Past situations come up to be healed… OMG that sounds “interesting” and “uncomfortable”! Frightening even… makes me want to retreat into my shell for sure!
  • I don’t even want to get into the “make right wherever we have wronged”… Yikes!
  • The bit about slow and fluid movement reminds me very much of that snake swimming in the lake at Powell Gardens the other day … interesting.
  • This blog IS one of the trails I leave behind and will, eventually, hold a history of who and what I am.

So, I’m a Snail Person! Who knew? I wonder if it means I should be avoiding salt and beer like the plague…

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