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Flint, Michigan, United States
Here's my story....my names Jenn, been practicing Paganism for 11 years now. I love being outdoors. I live with my boyfriend of over five years. He has a daughter who is 6 years old, and I love her as if she were my own. I have four cats, two are outdoors, and two are indoors. One indoor one, Willow, is my familiar and on my facebook you'll notice a ton of pics of her! My videos, followers, and contact info are at the very bottom of the page! This blog is for witchie stuff, daily life events, venting, journaling, and answering any questions. Ways you can contact me is through this blog, or my yahoo e-mail: amistisreudan@yahoo.com, or http://www.youtube.com: http://www.youtube.com/amistisreudan

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Treasures....


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STUNNING SET OF Mc COY BEAN POT AND MATCHING BOWLS. A VERY UNUSUAL METALLIC OR OPELESENCENT GLAZE. NOT SURE OF THE AGE BUT I WILL GUESS SOMETIME AROUND THE 1970's. ALL ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE LARGE POT HAS A MATCHING LID AND A WIRE HANDLE. IT MEASURES 7.5" TALL AND IS 8" WIDE. THE SMALLER BEAN POTS ARE 3" TALL AND 5" WIDE. THIS SET IS A REAL BEAUTY.

This is the same Cauldron that Cat or Ms.Cheshire has in her vlog on youtube, but it also comes with baby ones. They has it labeled as a bean pot, but it looks like a witchy cauldron to me! Maybe its just called that because it has no feet???

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Things to help around the home.....

Save energy

Use the ENERGY STAR program (energystar.gov) to find energy efficient products for your home. The right choices can save families about 30% ($700 a year) while reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. ENERGY STAR is the government backed symbol for energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR label makes it easy to know which products to buy without sacrificing features, style or comfort that today's consumers expect.
Turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room.
Use the microwave to cook small meals. (It uses less power than an oven.)
Purchase "Green Power" for your home's electricity. (Contact your power supplier to see where and if it is available.)
Have leaky air conditioning and refrigeration systems repaired.
Use a programmable thermostat to save on heating and cooling costs when you're not home.
Insulate your home, water heater and pipes.
Keep in mind that every trip adds to air pollution. Learn more at It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air(http://www.italladdsup.gov).
Replace incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR qualified Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL). If every household in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with a CFL, it would prevent enough pollution to equal removing one million cars from the road. (energystar.gov/cfls)
Use less water

Look for the WaterSense label to identify water-efficient products and programs. The WaterSense label indicates that these products and programs meet water-efficiency and performance criteria. WaterSense labeled products will perform well, help save money, and encourage innovation in manufacturing. (http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.htm)
Don't let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth.
Take short showers instead of tub baths.
Keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool.
Scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher; wash only full loads.
Wash only full loads of laundry or use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine.
Buy high-efficient plumbing fixtures & appliances.
Repair all leaks (a leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons a day).
Water the lawn or garden during the coolest part of the day (early morning is best).
Water plants differently according to what they need. Check with your local extension service or nurseries for advice.
Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only – not the street or sidewalk.
Use soaker hoses or trickle irrigation systems for trees and shrubs.
Keep your yard healthy - dethatch, use mulch, etc.
Sweep outside instead of using a hose.
Learn how to plant trees, build a pond, compost, and more from the Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard).

Reduce/reuse/recycle
Practice the three R's: first reduce how much you use, then reuse what you can, and then recycle the rest. Then, dispose of what's left in the most environmentally friendly way. Read the tips below and explore the Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste (http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/reduce/catbook)

Reduce:
Buy permanent items instead of disposables.
Buy and use only what you need.
Buy products with less packaging.
Buy products that use less toxic chemicals.
Reuse:
Repair items as much as possible.
Use durable coffee mugs.
Use cloth napkins or towels.
Clean out juice bottles and use them for water.
Use empty jars to hold leftover food.
Reuse boxes.
Purchase refillable pens and pencils.
Participate in a paint collection and reuse program. For information on handling household solid waste, visit Wastes, What You Can Do (http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/citizens.htm).
Donate extras to people you know or to charity instead of throwing them away.
Reuse grocery bags as trash bags.
Recycle:
Recycle paper (printer paper, newspapers, mail, etc.), plastic, glass bottles, cardboard, and aluminum cans. If your community doesn't collect at the curb, take them to a collection center.
Recycle electronics. (http://www.epa.gov/ecycling/index.htm)
Collecting Used Oil for Recycling / Reuse (PDF) 750K PDF; www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/recycle/recy-oil.pdf.
Compost food scraps, grass and other yard clippings, and dead plants.
Close the loop - buy recycled products and products that use recycled packaging (PDF) (13 pp, 1.6 MB). That's what makes recycling economically possible.

Handle toxics properly
What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling. A database of household products tells you more(http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov)

Common household items such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides contain hazardous components. Although we cannot completely stop using hazardous products, we can make sure that leftovers are managed properly. The best way to handle household hazardous waste is to give leftovers to someone else to use.

Many communities have set up collection programs to keep hazardous products out of landfills and combustors. More than 3,000 household hazardous waste (HHW) collection programs exist in the United States. Read more about household hazardous waste. (http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/hhw.htm)

In addition to items listed here, check the Earth Day sites of various agencies for more tips and events in your area.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Quick Apology

Sorry for not posting more on the lessons or on life or anything for that matter.

Been working a lot and getting close to no sleep

Seriously i could sleep standing up right now

exams to study for this week, tests are in a week on monday morning

worked last 4 days, one 12 hr day, got today off, work tues, then 10 days off

walleye fishing opens midnight 4-25-09 technically tho i still think of it as 4-24-09 cuz ill be awake.

kevins transmission in his truck is effed so he is in the process of removing it, and will hopefully have it done by wednesday--fingers and toes crossed

so one more class and then maybe just maybe i can sleep for longer than 2 hrs at a time without having to be somewhere or do something

posted a quick video on youtube on my mooseph2005 channel, so check it out if u want to hear be blah about this junk lol

i look like crap so be warned

well i gotta head to my last class now

was so hoping it would be cancelled but theres really no reason it would be

wishful thinking

well for real this time
toodlessssss!!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Something new....

Well today I decided to try out my new wheels----my bike that is....

I got it for yule from my mom, and this week she brought it to my house since I cant fit it in my car..or at least I dont think it does.

I think the front rim is bent cuz my tire wobbles a bit when i ride it, and it was making a clicking noise when i ride, but when i changed it to 4th gear it quit, so i guess ill keep it on that one.

Seems weird that its got problems already when its a brand new bike ya know?

I can handle a wobbly tire and i got to clicking under control, i just need to get a better seat that doesnt feel like a rock under my ass, and maybe metal peddles so they dont break, and i have to figure out how to put the water bottle holder on it.

But i am happy to have a means of ourdoor exercise, i used to ride everywhere all the time, but as i grew up my life seems overrun by work and school and i find it hard to find time to do the things i used to do on a daily basis, like ride bikes go swimming and playing in the woods...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lesson 1

Dear Silver RavenWolf,

I have started reading your book, to ride a silver broomstick, for the second time now. The first time I read it front to back, as I do with all books I read for the first time. But now a dear friend of mine has also acquired this book, and we decided to venture through the lessons together. So for this first assignment, you asked me to write you an imaginary letter about what I think it means to be a witch and what is witchcraft.

Firstly, I think a witch is a person to consciously chooses to accept the power of the universe into their lives, and take the time to learn the skills required to manipulate it for good to send out into the universe to activate change in their lives for the better, without harm to anyone else, of course.

There are lots of elements that go into being a witch, and this includes respecting the energies and life around us. We learn about the plants and animals that sustain us. We learn about the properties of stones, colors, herbs, etc, and how to use those energies to boost our spells. Respect for nature and life, and the divine is the utmost importance.

We strive to make our daily lives more natural, and to slow down, noticing the wonderful mysterious things around us. How simple things in life can be greatly magical is a thing of sheer delight, like seeing the world through the eyes of a child. The only limitations we have are the ones be put on ourselves.

Witchcraft is the practice of raising power, molding it with intent, and releasing it into the world where it can manifest to improve our lives. When we are children, we are taught about the stereotypical witch, the Hollywood version: green face, crooked nose, warts, gnarly hands, and cackling evil laugh. After all, she conspires with the devil right?

Later in life, one may discover that there really aren’t “those” kinds of witches, but rather a religion called Wicca, or Paganism in general. They may come to find these people are healers, herbalists, gardeners, etc. Some may think they are “floaty”, living in a fantasy world, where they can’t keep their feet on the ground.

Many do not see us as grounded, down to earth, normal people, who protect the earth, and a living to find balance and peace in their lives. We attune to the cycles of the earth, and embrace life in so many ways. We do not promote our religion, or try “converting” the masses, for we don’t believe we are the only way to divinity, and that people who are meant to travel this path will find their way on their own terms if it is meant to be.

Most people that I have encountered are very accepting of my choice, while others think I am a ding bat. My mother went postal on me when she found out in 2000, but now she is more accepting since she realized that I am not involved in a crazy cult where they will kidnap and kill me. The more people who come out of the broom closet and take the time to correctly explain our religion, the more accepting the world will be.
I hope when I finish this book, I will be more proficient in my practice. I want to understand some concepts better so I can teach them better to others who seeks knowledge from me. I want peace of mind knowing that the magic I create will be effective, and that my soul will be happy, inside and out.

Sincerely,
Amistis Reudan

To Ride a Silver Broomstick...

A friend and I have decided to complete the lessons in this book together and post about it on here. So I'll probably start tomorrow since i'm about to leave for work now. See you shortly!

Amistis

Friday, April 10, 2009

Insomniacness

 insomnia

She sits in the dark
No lights to be seen
except for the glow
of the computer screen


no sounds around her
nobody to care
just the furnace blowing
out warm comforting air


her love is gone
out working til after noon
and she sits in bed awake
under the light of the full moon


her tummy rumbles
to the pantry she seeks
something to snack on
easter candy she sneaks


as time passes on
her ass cheeks go numb
she's still sitting in bed
feeling like a bum


her hair is a mess
no shower last night
if she went outside now
she would not feel right


people would stare at her
wondering whats wrong
but she'd just ignore them
whistling her song


her eyes may be red
and her hair all a mess
but thats just because
she has insomnianess


you may say that
its not a real word
but ya know what
i dont give a fuck terd


haha
yeah see what happens when i cant sleep!

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Adventures of One Smelly Ass Witch


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Ok so you know how to pump gas right?


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Pull up to the pump so its on the correct ride with your gas tank thingy

(She pulls up to the pump so its on the left.)

Then you get out and press pay inside or outside with credit card

(She presses pay inside, no prepay required, woot!)

Then you gotta wait for the person inside to hit a button.

(Please wait.....finally they hit the button)

It flashes 'remove nozzel'(She opens the gas tank door and plug thing and puts in the gas nozzle)

Gas starts to flow

(She locks it into place by squeezing it til that metal thing hold it so she can check out much money she has).................................................


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at this point your expecting:

Nozzle shuts off, replace it in holder, go inside and pay for the shizzle, go on your merry way

right???

WWWWRRROOOONNNGGGGG-----OOOOO



That mother effer never clicked off when it got full, it just kept on going until it was gushing out all over the place, down the side of my car like a gasoline waterfall down my pants all over my foot just spewing away.



Finally I get the bastard to unlock and I hang up the nozzle. Recap the tank and shut the little door, get my money out and go inside to pay the lady.

I told her

"somethings not right with that nozzle for the pump, it didnt shut off when it was full and just kept going and got all over the car and me and the ground etc"

and all she had to say was

,"yeah that happens sometimes when they get old, they dont work as good as they should..."

I'm so like WTF, i only had to pay a few extra gallons worth of gas that im wearing and spewing onto the ground, no biggie.

And then I had to come here (in school right now, between classes) so my whole first class noone would sit by me, noone wanted to be my partner for lab, my teacher didnt even want to give me back my quiz cuz he would be in range of the stench....lovely.



and I still have another class to go to, yippie skippie.Well I hope it goes away when i change clothes for work, and that I dont get blown up by a stray match or cigarette or something as super as that.

shit I'm shocked I didnt blow up from just starting my car at the gas station.



Lesson learned: Thats the last effin time I use that pump or the stupid self release shit.

PEEEEYOOOOOOUUUUUEEEEEYYYYY

Saturday, April 4, 2009

5 day stretch

me at work Pictures, Images and Photos


I have to work the next 5 days, and school on two of those days. Its gonna be rough. After the first three days I start to get a little burned out. Trying to figure out something to do for the full moon next week, but not sure if I will have enough time to really plan it out the way I'd like to.

A lot of people I have come into contact with, as well as myself, have been feeling a bit blue. I don't know if maybe it has something to do with this changing weather, or the fact that we got a crap load of snow coming again right when we all thought spring was really here...I don't know.

I just hope that the Lady will lend some positive energy to all those who need it this next week so we can all kind of recharge our internal batteries. My seedlings are doing well for the most part. Still a few that haven't emerged yet while otheres are going crazy so I just keep spritzing them and rotating them in the light. I also added a fan on low because kevins dad said they need to build up a resistance to the wind and become stronger. That way they do not snap in the wind once I transfer them outside.

Last night I attempted to cook a real meal, but it didn't turn out the way I planned. I wanted to do goulash in the slow cooker but it got all mushy so I ended up throwing it away. I burned myself on my potatoes that I roasted in olive oil garlic rosemary salt and pepper. I dropped them into the bottom of my oven and made the house full of smoke. Then I almost ruined the rolls by takin them out of the oven too early where they were crispy on the outside, but I took them out, bit into one and got a mouth full of dough, so I put them back in for a few minutes and they were great.

That teaches me not to cook all that stuff for one person and alone lol. I could have had some serious issues! Well thats about it for now. Oh yeah, I made a pogo account at pogo.com as mooseph2005. So now I can play games with my hunnie bunnie!!!!!

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