Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two frogs and a little baby

Imagine to my surprise when I went out to take a peek at Kermit there was a bitty frog on the mailbox.  I raced back in to get the camera but he got shy and was hiding on the side of the mailbox instead.  So I took a video of who I thought was Kermit and then panned down to Bitty.  I did a double take because it occurred to me that there were two frogs up on the numbers instead of one.  One huge one we named Miss Piggy because this frog was munching on bugs like there was no tomorrow.  And Kermit who was quietly sitting there trying to be inconspicuous.

In the video you can barely see Bitty's head popping up over the mailbox because it was dark there.  And the frog on the left is Miss Piggy.  It is obviously much bigger than Kermit, the frog on the right.

So, here it is:

video

I've been busy studying today from the Druidess book I got from the library.  I got a stash of books from Tana along with some sage for smudging, some incense, a Chrysanthemum stone, a moonstone and some other crystals, gorgeous earrings made from petrified wood that will work so well with my rituals and a lapis lazuli necklace.  She made both herself. I also got a sand dollar and a shard of a shell that has the most beautiful colors.  I was going to take pictures of them today but didn't get to it so I'll try tomorrow.  I'll mention the titles when I show the pictures.

I'm feeling really settled on my path and am enjoying the learning process although I have to chide myself for the frustration at not knowing more than I do.  After all, it took me many years to be familiar with the religion I was born into.  It's not going to happen overnight.  It helps that I don't see it as a race, as I did in Christianity.  Just a lot of scenery and aspects of nature to learn about as I wander along.

It's been beautiful today with little humidity and a gorgeous breeze.  I should have worked outdoors but the library book is due back soon so I wanted to take some notes before I sent it back.  I talked to a designer on Ravelry about a blanket she's designing, made up of Pagan symbols.  I rarely buy patterns but I do want the pattern for this blanket.  But I asked her if she was going to include the Awen and she is.  She's had to put the design aside for a time to work on another assignment but will get back to it soon.  I will be patient as I don't have the time or money to work on it now.  Plus it's too hot to do blankets this time of year.  Maybe she'll have it done by Midwinter.  Hope so anyway.  It won't be a cheap pattern but since there are so many blocks of symbols involved, I don't blame her for charging per block.  It will be worth it.

In the meantime I'm working from my stash, which is plentiful and will hold me through the winter.  Although I will have to buy sock yarn because I want to make my dad some socks for Christmas.  I called them today and had a nice visit over the phone.  I think that is the best way to have our relationship.  Face to face just doesn't work out well.

Off to finish up supper and then watch last week's Inspector Lewis before this week's episode comes on.

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see how many show up tonight. And I wonder just how Kermit is advertising. Or if maybe he's annoyed that he was followed and no longer has the feast to himself.

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  2. Have you looked at what the frog totem means? I wish I had that book about Sacred Animals (or something like that). That's so cool that they are sticking around your house!

    Shoot, I wish I had thought to send along some yarn. Lugh knows I have enough of it.

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  3. I haven't looked up the frog totem yet, Tana. I keep meaning to and keep forgetting. I don't know if they have Ted Andrews's book in the library or not. LOL I keep forgetting to look.

    While I would always love to have more yarn I don't know what to do with the yarn I've got so I'm trying to knit my stash this Autumn and hope for the best for the Winter. I'm bursting at the seams in this tiny house. Thanks so much though.

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