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Friday, September 25, 2009

TMI Fridays!

I want to start a feature on my blog... and I had a moment of brilliance last week while commenting on girlichef's blog. So my new feature is TMI Fridays! I am leaving this open to interpretation, but I'd really like it to be based on reader contributions. Share something. Share anything. Share a postsecret worthy secret, (If you'd like to be annoynmous, email me at gyspyangel@ymail.com and I will keep your secret safe!) share a cosmo confession, share a Hustler worthy moment, share your best recipe secret, etc etc etc. The point is, share, and share anything, nothing held back. If anyone out there is afraid of what they might read, please skip the TGI Friday posts please.

Ok, to get us started, I will share a little something. I once dated a guy who put new sod in on my spare nasty lawn. He finished half the job in one day and I wanted nothing more than to "christen" the new sod! And we did! The lush sweet grass was amazing. He was not so much! He ended up never finishing the other half, and getting arrested within 2 days!
There, that is my dirty little secret reeking of toooooooo much info for you all!
Now don't leave me hanging...share and share alike!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Sad Story of my Beloved Couch

Er...rather...loveseat. I found this darling love seat at a second hand store a few years ago. It was only $40, and I didn't have the money on me. I left, disheartened, and convinced that some other lucky girl would get to take it home. A few WEEKS later I returned to the same store, and there it sat, and for only $15 due to a sale! I couldn't believe it. Good furniture never lasts at a second hand store! And this one was a beauty! It was a gorgeous vintage loveseat in a soft green and aqua damask fabric. It has a lovely button tufted back and tiny little arms. It really isn't the kind of couch that you lounge on to watch tv. I had dreams of making a sweet little seating area in my boudoir where I could rest my queenly self while getting ready for an elegant evening out. I bought the delicious little love seat and took it home to my tiny bedroom. It ended up in the living room, and has served itself very well. However, when Chris and I moved in together he made no secret of the fact that he hated my chick couch! I must say, it is the sort of vintage item that only women, and generally gay men would appreciate. At least I hope so! However, the girly monstrosity stayed because we needed the seating area. Now that we are moving again we decided to upgrade our furniture. We decided to donate the hideous old couch and chair we had, but I didn't want to see my beauty go that way.... I've grown quite attached. I tried to sell it for a week and had no response. I decided to just let it go to charity where maybe someone else would appreciate it. I can't say that I am not sad though! Chris thinks I'm a complete nutter for missing a piece of furniture! But he just doesn't understand! Alas, I am appealing to you, my lovely blogging friends for the sympathy I can't find at home. Also, I am including a picture, because I guess I'd like someone else to agree that it is a beauty.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rainbows

A few days ago I saw a gorgeous rainbow while driving to work... and it gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. You might wonder why something so beautiful would make me unhappy? This is something that I have struggled with for a long time now. I grew up LDS, and I grew up with certain items, and topics having certain symbolism and meanings. In LDS as well as Christian teachings the rainbow is a symbol of God's promise to never wipe out the earth with a flood as he did in Noah's time. I was taught that every year you see a rainbow, it is not last year of the earth, and it is not the year that Christ will come. As far as teachings go, this isn't a negative one. So you might still be wondering why this would make me unhappy. To me, it is a reminder of the things I grew up learning. Now, I mean no disrespect of any kind to my LDS family, or anyone else. They are wonderful people in general, who have great love and belief in their God. I can't and won't fault that. But for me, remembering the things I learned, good or bad, also remind me of the years of loneliness and shame I felt at never being good enough, and not feeling close to or loved by my God. Since I have found Wicca, and embraced the Goddess, I have felt loved and accepted exactly as I am, not as I should be, perfectly following the tenants of this book of scripture or that. I have made a connection with a higher power that loves me wholly, in my imperfection, and doesn't judge or leave me because of my choices.
I decided today that I wanted to learn a new symbolism for rainbows, that will remind me not of my past, but of my present and future. Something that will make my heart happy, and my tummy less grumbly.. :)
I found many beautiful references to rainbows in mythology, but the one I chose is a Sioux belief that rainbows are 'where all the bright flowers stay before and after their brief blooming period on the earth.'

I hope that from now on when I see rainbows, this is what I will remember, and be happy.
xoxoxoxo

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Creative Cooking Sunday Morning

This morning I woke up craving something yummy... so I made it up...
I made a Pancetta Mascarpone Quiche.... and boy was is yummmmmy! I am an avid follower of Top Chef and Iron Chef... so Pancetta and Mascarpone are ingredients I have heard of, but never seen or worked with. I found them one day at my grocery store and thought I'd like to give it a try. And there they have sat in my fridge for a few days... Don't worry the Pancetta was vacuum sealed! I added some eggs, heavy cream, sauteed onions, nutmeg, freshly ground peppercorns, and paprika. Also a little bit of Havarti just to give it silkier texture. I must say, I was quite impressed! Here is a picture of my handiwork...
The only think I would change next time is that I chopped the pancetta fairly large because I didn't know how much it would shrink when being sauteed. Otherwise, I don't think that's bad for a day of creative cooking.
xoxoxo

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Stolen Poem

Ok I found this over at Wicca for Everyone and I had to steal it. I absolutely love it!

Butt Prints In The Sand

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of the Goddess they were,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared,
And I asked Her, "What have we here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
But much too big to be from feet"

"My child," She said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait."

"You would not learn, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt."

"Because in life, there comes a time,
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand."

Author - Unknown


Poem retrieved August 27, 2009 from http://www.meadowmoon.com/

This really hit me in a big way because I have fought and struggled for much of my life with my ideas about religion and god and love and forgiveness and acceptance.. . always making my own butt prints..

But since I have started on my new path... I find that I am walking along the shore myself... Finally finding fulfillment within myself and in the earth and elements. And it's damn funny too... so I hope you all enjoy it like I did!

Darling Blogs and Special Giveaways!

There are two more giveaways that I want to share with you all.... and the blogs they belong to are darling too! First... Over at Rue and Hyssop it is her birthday and she is celebrating by having a giveaway! How amazing is that? What a sweetheart... and check out her blog while you are there! Click HERE for her giveaway! OK the next giveaway is over at Domestic Witch she is having a giveaway to celebrate her 100th follower! Now she must be doing something good over there to have that many followers.... definitely must be worth checking out all my bloggety friends! Click HERE for her giveaway! So... good luck to all of you... and I really mean it this time! :)
Ok I'll be back in a few minutes to post something I've written myself.... xoxoxox

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Something Fun and Crafty... For Me and You:

Ok I found this fun thing on Daily Dose of Diva... and I wanted in... so I am offering the same thing here....

The first 5 people to respond to this post will get something made by me, especially for you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
•I make no guarantees that you will like what I make but I hope you will.
•What I create will be just for you.
•They say I have a year to get it to you. But I promise it will NOT take that long!
•You have no clue what it's going to be. It’s a surprise to both of us at this point.


The catch? You must re-post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog.

XOXOXO