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Random thought: Now that I am done with the Pagan Values Event blogs, I think I’m going to get back to blogging some of the Delphic Maxims…I think I might do a “Maxims Mondays” for a while, and maybe even move on to different sort of maxims once I’m done with the Delphic ones.

Another random thought: The hubby let me know that there is a possibility of his being sent to Georgia for three months for a job. I’m not entirely sure how thrilled about this I am (or am not), right after I started a new job. If my babysitter gets the job she just interviewed for, its likely that I might have some daycare issues to deal with a couple days of the week.

Love Where You Live Moment of the Week: So…if you are regular reader, you know that I feel strongly about the idea of loving where you live as an active devotion.  In that spirit, I’m going to try to feature either something that I love about where I live or something about someone else loving where they live as part of my weekly Musings post.
This video was done by some friends with another friend of theirs that recently got out of the Navy as his farewell to Norfolk.  Norfolk’s official mascot/icon/avatar/symbol is the mermaid…and I love mermaids.  I also love community based artwork…and Norfolk’s mermaids are the perfect example of both.

Oh yeah, and something that makes my day: The Affordable Care Act stands!!! Or, as I like to call it, RomneyCare.

Quote of the Day (literally, a statement made today regarding the above):
“Unitarian Universalists hold among our principles the affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person. As people of faith, our principles call us to speak up for those who have been silenced, forgotten, or pushed aside in our society. Today, I am proud to say that we and our allies in social justice have been heard. Health care is not a luxury; it is a fundamental human right. And while we celebrate today’s decision, we also will continue to advocate for this fundamental human right until it is available to all who seek it.”

And something that bums me out: The Supreme Court decision I’m upset about…

Poem of the Week:
Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
Eddie touched a troll,
Laurie danced with witches once,
Charlie found some goblin’s gold.
Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I’ve had to make myself.
(“Magic” by Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends )

Deity of the Week:Psamathe (Ψάμαθη)
Psamathe is a Nereid, one of the sea nymphs of Greek mythology that were the daughters of Nereus (the oft named “Old Man of the Sea”) and Doris (an Oceanid), and allies of Poseidon. Psamathe, whose name means “sand goddess” is a deity of the beach. Psamathe is the mother of three children, a mortal son by the name of Phokos with the mortal Aiakos, and the sea nymph Eidothea as well as a son by the name of Theoclymenus with the Titan Proteus (a servant of Poseidon). One of the moons of Neptune is named for her.

Crafty Coolness: Check out this cross-stitch of Lord Frederick Leighton’s Psamathe painting! I would love to have the patience to cross-stitch something like that! I might add that Lord Frederick Leighton is quite the painter, and should be better known!

Homeschooling Finds of the Week:
The COMPLETE SET of Magic School Bus episodes is going to be out on DVD soon!
Free & online–a 6 year math curriculum!
A bit about copywork…

Tarot Card of the Week:
“In meaning, this card is about a pinnacle in prosperity: a family home bought and paid for, a business that can be passed onto one’s children. It can indicate someone’s retirement, dealings with elderly relatives, genealogy, or inheritances-large or small. It can be about antiques and other old, valued things passed down through the generations.

On a simpler level, the card can indicate passing things on, like removing all those old clothes cluttering up the closet and giving them to the homeless, surrendering that collection of stuffed animals to a children’s hospital or clearing out books from the overflowing bookshelves and handing them over to a local library. Though similar to the Six of Pentacles, this is not so much about generosity as it is about using your abundance (wealth) to leave a legacy.” (from the Aeclectic Tarot)

(the card is from Vision Quest Tarot deck)

Parting thought: I am NOT looking forward to work tomorrow–its supposed to be a scorcher–at least 100 degrees…and I’m mostly outside (and when I’m inside, there’s no AC). So I’m headed for bed and as much sleep as possible!

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