Planning and Studying

Fox had soccer practice this morning and it was fifty two degrees out. It was fun putting on my lightweight jacket and softest scarf for the first time this season. The tree leaves are turning now and more and more Halloween decorations are popping up on porches. The Ozarks really shine this time of year.

We are four movies into our 31 Night’s Of Halloween Films and tonight we watch Edward Scissiorhands. I’ve been enjoying the scary movies but as soon as November arrives I’m ready to get back to our cowboy shows. We are watching Yellowstone and the old Little House on the Prairie series. I’ve also been loving Paige @farmhousevernacular on Instagram. My natural reaction to all of the hostility and ignorance going on during this election has me wanting to move to the country and live in a little bubble with my family!

I have four books I’m focusing on in October:

  1. The Magdalene Mysteries: The Left-Hand Path of the Feminine Christ by Azra and Seren Bertrand. Yes, still chipping away at this one, I’m only reading a few paragraphs a day and really letting it sink in.
  2. Full Moon Feast by Jessica Prentice. I’ve read this one several times and it is broken down by the full moons throughout the year and so I’d like to try cooking some of there recipes listed for each moon.
  3. Herbal Rituals by Judith Berger. I’ve read through this once before but it is broken down by month, so each month I am developing a deeper relationship with the herb featured (this month is burdock root.)
  4. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. I’ve read through this one more times than I can count over the years, but I’ve always been intimidated by so many of the fermenting and organ meat suggestions. I found myself pulling it off the shelf yet again, so who know? Maybe I’ll try something new this time.

Fox and I have been eating a lot of braunschweiger for lunches for several weeks now. A friend was telling me how much liver pills improve her energy and I thought why not eat some liver pâté a few times a week? Fox has actually been requesting it!

Mark and I both turn forty-one this month! The older I get the less meaning time holds for me. I can think of being twenty years old and it seems like yesterday, but also another lifetime. When I think about all of the many many years Fox has ahead of him it is hard to imagine and also makes my heart ache that I’ll be so old when he is a young man. The downside of waiting to become a mother until you’re thirty six.

My time studying with The Red Moon Mystery School is wrapping up at the end of this year (Not that this work ever ends, but the new lesson work will.) It has been an important journey. I am already thinking about the courses I want to take at the start of 2021. I’m ready to offer some courses of my own to the world, and I have several teachers in mind who I want to work with that teach specifically how to do that. I’m definitely feeling that start of turning inward and focusing more on business as the Fall sets in. What I thought was a temporary “break” we are all going through in the world right now is turning out to be more long term, so it’s time that I move forward with my plans and put the extended vacation vibes away for now. I wanted to be able to do my work from home anyway, so nothing has changed for me in that respect.

What are you planning for this last part of the year?

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