Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thor has arrived...or at least his hammer has

My books still haven't shipped and now there is a disclaimer on one of the pages that it takes a week to ship.  This after I canceled my order and then re-ordered thinking they had gotten it screwed up.  Also, I ordered the wrong volume so I just went ahead and ordered the correct volume, which is pending shipping already.  But I kept the other volume on order because I would have ordered it anyway. 

I really can't afford to do this anymore though.

But, joy of joys, I got my Thor's Hammer in the mail today and I love it.  It's got a bronze cast to it, unlike my other pewter jewelry and I really like that.  It's a bit bigger than I had thought but just the perfect size.  Zach got his Valknut the other day so we're both at least set.  I found a tree pendant at StuffMart that looks identical to some World Tree pendants I've seen on pagan sites, only this one was $3.00. 

We're settling in to Norse paganism slowly because we don't want to just jump in with both feet.  Testing the waters a bit and getting to know the gods a bit.  It's almost in a shy way.  I did pick up a bunch of books on Norse mythology and history from the library today.  I do want to refresh my memory about the Norse gods.  I'm sure I'll find a lot of differences from book to book but at least it's a start.

I've started my annual LOTR marathon, where I watch all the movies, all the commentaries and documentaries (and this year I have all the theatrical versions to watch as well) because I find that I get a lot of motivation for creativity through these movies and docs.  I've picked up my pencils again and started doing a bit of basic shapes yesterday, just reminding my muscles what to do.  I'm woefully behind where I used to be in drawing.  This time I hope to stick with it and be consistent.  I'd like to get good at something instead of knowing a little bit about several things.

Tonight will be an early night though as I'm healing from pulling something in my back again and while I'm not in pain, I don't want to be either. 

I'm getting more excited about the future now so maybe the depression is lifting.

I hope.


  1. Oh I hope your depression is lifting too. And welcome to Thor's hammer.

  2. Thanks, Tana! At least one of the books was just shipped and since it's volume 1, I can get started before the others show up. I'm a bit excited and a bit apprehensive all at once. sigh I wish I didn't have these commitment issues.