Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome 2010!!

I heartily welcome the year 2010 because it's really time 2009 was behind us. It seems that 2009 was an extraordinarily rough year. As I look out the window at the bright and shining day I hope that the new year will stay bright and shining all the way through. Of course that bright and shining day is deceiving, it's 0 degrees out but it's shiny! I'm sure, just like the day, there will be some unpleasantness along with the brightness but I fervently hope the good outweighs the bad.

I had planned to make soap to kick in the new year - and the new shoulder, but you know, laziness overcame that plan. But I have my blend written down here on a scrap of paper from a Netflix envelope and I will get it done before long. I chose essential oils that are symbolic of some of the things I hope the new year brings: Health, Happiness, Prosperity, Love, and a little bit of Protection to keep us safe. I'm going to bring in a bucket of the snow that was out there basking in the light of the full moon as the year rolled over. If I have to I can freeze the snow until I get around to using it. Yes, I'm weird - I will freeze snow!

I am off to a good start in one respect, I signed up for a course in herbal studies. I've chosen The Science and Art of Herbalism by Rosemary Gladstar. You can read more about the course here . I am really looking forward to this course of study; traditional herbal healing has been an interest of mine for a long time. I think it will be very fulfilling and make me happy to further my knowledge.

I also hope to visit with The Twisted Sisters, Tina and Maryanne, who are into herbs and soapmaking and other things I like. Tina is going to help me with my plant identification because I think I'm okay on making things with herbs but I'm not confident that I'm identifying them all yet. I am quite sure I walk over really good stuff every day!

And on that note, I'd like to mention that as I go along I'll hope to be taking some photos of the herbs I find in my yard as well as those I am hoping to get planted.

Happy New Year to you! Stay safe, happy, healthy, and WARM and take a moment, while you're sipping a hot drink, to visit the blogs listed over there on the right. >>>>


Tina Sams said...

OMG - I LOVE the idea of using snow to make soap - full, blue moon washed snow. Oh, that's so incredibly wonderful!

Janiece said...

Thanks! It just feels right for my first batch after my long sabbatical.