My cousin from the North came down yesterday and her best friend drove up from the next state over. When they come to town, I drop everything if I can. I was on vacation/staycation last week so it was the perfect timing for a visit.

The magical clock in the picture above came with a pair of matching candelabras for a mere thousand dollars……yikes! I love everything about it….right down to the Greenman in the center of the clock but a thousand dollars? No wonder it’s been sitting in the store for years. It is a 25″ Imperial Brass Franz Hermle Italian/German Brass Mantle Clock. I have found it on various sites for $125.00 or less….which is much more reasonable. I did by a book from 1812 about fairies and other stories of wonder, but that was it from this place.

I have been down quite the rabbit hole lately…it is multi-faceted. You pick…Tartary, the book of Enoch, mud floods, and resets. Locally I have not been able to find much but I do have an antique map coming from across the pond the notes the Tartarian Empire. Reference books about the Tuatha De Danann are impossible to find so I have to take what I can get. One rabbit hole…leads to another and some days it can be exhausting. So I am always seeking out the unusual in unique places.

The last two days I think we covered almost all of the thrift stores and most of the antique stores….it has been quite the adventure. The only exception was our trek through the cemetery. We spent hours seeking out my grandmother’s baby brother who died at five months. Once we located and documented the find, then we moved on to the rest of the family members. Most of the graves had overgrowth and we didn’t think to bring tools so we used our hands.

Traipsing through the graveyard barefoot….check, using your bare hands to clear off overgrowth on tombstones….check, finding the elusive tombstone…check. This was the end of my all trees and few people week. I spent many hours by myself following the trails and playing with the light,,,always surprised at the results. Nature is magic…never forget. I know I never will…

Tomorrow morning we will meet again for the send off…until next year. We have grand plans for next year but who knows what the world will bring….Zia


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Poof…..It’s Gone

Nine years, 1,728 posts, and 863,055 words later and it’s gone…just like that, well not quite. I did copy and paste every dream into a file and that took quite a bit of time. Deleting the posts 20 at a time is also very time consuming. I knew this was going to take some time but geez, I just passed the four hour mark! **At the 6th hour, I decided to leave the very first post***

I would like to give a shout out to those who continuously showed up to read my words, thank you. It takes a special person to keep showing up while I repeat myself…over and over again. How many times did I refer to my dreams as “wild” or “off the charts”? Too many times to count. It’s embarrassing, appalling even…

It was a tough decision to delete all of my posts. I guess it isn’t too different from burning my old journals, but I felt this one more. This blog has become a huge part of me and it hurts my heart to not sit down and write like I used to do. I am not saying goodbye but I will be holding back some. It’s not a secret that I tend to overshare….a lot. 2020/2021 has taught me so much and has opened my eyes to more than I ever wanted to know. How did we ever miss so much?

I’m not sure what this blog will look like going forward, just like I didn’t know back in July 2012. Only time will tell….Zia

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Winging It!

Welcome to my first blog!  I’ll admit I really have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, and yet here I am.  My inner voice has been compelling me to do this and I promised her I would try and listen more.  I guess the idea started when I gave myself a holiday challenge, but I know it will become more than that.  There is more to me than just the urge to create, like my special ability to dance around an issue before making my point.  I should apologize for that now and get that out of the way. The best part about this is if you don’t want to hear what I have to say, don’t read my words. It’s been a long time since I have written and I am worried that my punctuation will be off and I can promise you run on sentences like you have never seen before. I’m a fast learner so please bear with me as I take my life back one baby step at a time.

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