Its official: Chickadee will be enrolled in kindergarten this fall. I have some mixed feelings on this…we really want to homeschool, but finances being what they are, I need to work. Instead, we are planning to do what is called “afterschooling” so that we can supplement their education some of the stuff we would have liked to do.
Chickadee’s Weekly Recitation/Copywork: A penny saved is a penny earned. *and* He that can have patience can have what he will. (both by Ben Franklin)
Pack a lunch: My menu for today is a hummus sammy with lettuce, tomato and some Greek yogurt, cucumber and onion salad, and iced tea with peppermint.
Status of Me: I slipped and fell on my derriere in the shower today, landed on the fleshy part of my hand, under the thumb, and jammed my wrist. Lets just say that my carpal tunnel is suddenly unhappy with me. It hurts like <string of naughty words>, and typing is a bit painful still, so please forgive the typos that spell-check doesn’t catch!
…and my rear end on the left side is a bit tender. Work today should be interesting, not just because I’m injured (and supposed to give 2 tours) but also because its rainy.
Herb of the Week: Dandelion
Tarot Card of the Week: The Empress
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea time and space to decide on a form, the Empress is either the womb or nursery where it grows till it reaches a certain level of maturity.
This is why the Empress’ symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things and gardens, as wells as sex and love. Venus is the goddess of artists, and helps them painstakingly develop their pieces from clay to statue, from first brushstroke to masterpiece.
Even so, however, the Empress has more in common with Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus, as the wheat in the background and the pomegranates on her dress imply. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, the great, fertile mother goddess. Yet at the same time, she can, in anger, withhold as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
(Pagan Parenting) Question(s) of the Week: What age do you think it is appropriate to start teaching a child about energy work and/or magic? What do you think the most important lesson for a kiddo is? How do you think teaching a kid differs from an adult?