Sunday, May 8, 2011

Keep Calm and Carry On

I have a lot of blog posts running around in my head but I thought today I'd do something a bit short and then leave a list of what's to come. Partly so I don't forget and partly to keep myself accountable.

I've been feeling better about life lately and I'm not sure if that's just a change in attitude based on discussions and interactions with the wonderful friends I have in my life. Or if it's because I recently caved and purchased one (then a second) Mala from Tiny Devotions-

I first got the Mala of Intuition and Dreams to help bring me back to a place of calm and ease. Get back in touch with me. I've always been really intuitive about life and had intense dreams but the past year has been rough for me being home and cluttered in life. And the previous couple years were just tough for many reasons. My friend also pointed out that the colour would go wonderful with my eyes. Fashion and spirituality!

Then I got the Creative Catalyst. I've been working on a novella for too long it seems and just in general my creative energy has been lacking. Tie it together with the connection to the heart chakra and it was as if this Mala was designed with me in mind. How lovely.

The two go perfect together and are wonderful apart.Whether this is 'just the Mala's' or a combination of wonderful friends, change of perspective and the Mala's. I have not felt so much like me in a very long time. Let's just see if this sticks once all my big plans get set into true motion. ;)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Almost at the end of my Friday Night

All in all I feel great about my Friday night spent reading. It's been a long while since I've been able to set up a night like this for myself. My parents don't get that when I read I don't want to be disturbed and constant interruptions (not of my own accord) are just bothersome.

So I made a pot of Orange Pekoe/Green Tea poured myself a mug. Light my opium incense cone and WOW the smoke! I had it beside me originally but I'm not a smoker in any capacity and the incense was too much. So it ended up being moved to a TV tray further away and under the ceiling in order to get the best smell around me without inhaling directly smoke clouds! Huzzah! First win of the evening!

I thought that it may have been a tough read for me, I love my Fantasy novels, I love my Victorian Novels, I am loving my Canadian novels...this was going to be something new but I had gotten a taste of Hunter S. Thompson's writing style in October and something intrigued me. I am not as confused as I thought I'd be in this novel about drug use and trips. And for a girl that is trip-free since she's drug free. I think that's a WIN too!

However, I'm no fool to imagination and all the fun that comes with it. So I'm really rather enjoying Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and am excited to see where it takes me.

The tea turned into some Skinny Tea from DAVIDsTea and then some Raspberry Green Tea. All excellent and enjoyable choices.

I also encountered a random text message from someone I was not expecting-someone I met over a month ago and just figured that was that. But, once again animal instincts prove true and another WIN for the night. I will leave that as it is. Nice and vague.

Now since the break-in last summer I've been jittery so the tv has been on in the background. Criminal Minds that I've already seen just for noise. Shrimp has also been an interesting character this evening and such a bundle of love.

I'm ending my night by uploading and emailing my friend her photos from her trip (for which she had to borrow my camera hers lost in the mess of moving).

And to end:

Hallucinations are bad enough. But after a while you learn to cope with things like seeing your dead grandmother crawling up your leg with a knife in her teeth. Most acid fanciers can handle this sort of thing. But nobody can handle that other trip—the possibility that any freak with $1.98 can walk into Circus-Circus and suddenly appear in the sky over downtown Las Vegas twelve times the size of God, howling anything that comes into his head. No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted.

Friday, May 6, 2011

My Friday Night

About to start my Friday night and am very excited. This is what it consists of: tea, opium incense, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Will update later in the eve.