Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween Last Night!

Last night was a fun night! I loved being able to take my friend out trick or treating for the first time ever! I can't believe they don't have it in France. Emeline loved it. We are showing her our culture and giving her cavities at the same time. xD She says there are a lot of different candies here that they don't have in France.

My loot is pictured above. The best thing I got was from my Aunt Jen who gave me a king size version of my two favorite candy bars, Kit Kat and Reese's! Below is a picture of the three of us. Emeline was a vampire, I was a pirate, and Amy was a zombie. It was a great night, and my last time trick or treating for myself. Give me 15 years and I can take out either my own kids, my sister's, or both!

I was wearing the shirt from Dawtch. It was perfect for my pirate outfit! I'm so glad I won it in Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween. I want to say thank you Mrs. B. for doing that wonderful giveaway! It must have taken so much work to organize. If you do it again next year I hope I can help by having something to give away. I'll just have to see where the year takes me!

Day 1 of Soul Coaching

It is finally November! I have been waiting weeks to begin Soul Coaching. I’m glad I have the chance to do this with other people; I think it will help me be more honest on my journey. I can lie to myself, but it’s hard for me to lie to others. In preparation I bought a journal. On the first page I wrote a sacred contract to myself.

I, Victoria Slicer, declare to myself that I will dedicate the month of November
2008 to connecting with my soul. I will be honest with myself and others to
uncover the truth about who I am. I will try my best to be gentle with myself
and listen to my soul. I will trust that change will happen.

Victoria Slicer
1 November 2008

I also made a personal alter. I will probably add to it over time, but here's what it looks like now.

This is just the beginning of the month. I look forward to learning more about myself, learning more about the blog friends I already have, and meeting new people! It's going to be a journey I won't forget, I'm sure of it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Glogster Halloween Dreamboard

I decided to try and make a dreamboard saying goodbye to animosity, fear, and sadness. I used glogster. It's something a teacher introduced me to and I was glad to be able to try it. It's just about 10:30 now. I'm going to finish looking at everyone's posts, and then sink into a nice deep sleep. I'll post about my Halloween tomorrow. There will be pictures!

Looking forward to beginning Soulcoaching tomorrow as well! =D

Happy Halloween/ Samhain!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Grandpa Ben

RIP Grandpa Ben


I gathered some the items for the alter I am dedicating to my Grandpa. It was really hard to do. The two pictures of him have been on our fridge. I borrowed them for this. The candle is a white tea light that I put black paint on. I probably wouldn't be able to light it anyway, as my parents don't like me having candles in my room. The card is from his funeral. The shotgun shell is from his 21 gun salute. The lighter was the one in his pocket on the day he died. He always had one with him.

The relationship I had with my Grandpa is hard to describe. I wouldn't say we were close. When I was younger I didn't see him much. He always worked a lot. When I did see him, he was a strict person. I think I began to understand him more as I got older. We still never got very close, but I began to care for him more. It is so different without him, and our family is not the same now that he is gone.

At this point words fail me. I never realized how much I missed him until very recently. He was there my entire life and then all of a sudden he's just not. We lost him in April and over the past few months things have changed dramatically in my family. It's hard to explain, but he was like the glue holding my dad's side of the family together. It seems to be falling apart now. Everyone in my family will always miss my Grandpa. Things can never be the same, but I hope they can get better.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Mrs. B tagged everyone who won something on her blog to join the Pink Sisterhood. I urge everyone to click every day to give women who need it a free mammogram. (You can click on the other links there and help others, too!)

So help some people! Go here and click to give.

1. Put the logo in your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Add your link to the list of participants below
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

I don't really know who has or has not put this on their blog yet. If you haven't, then please do!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Odd Happenings

Bad electrical hookup or what? I am not sure what it is but some weird things have happened around my house. I have an old lamp that sometimes randomly turns off. It has never bothered me when it does this because of its age. It sometimes turns back on hours later. Again, it’s expected that if it turns off that it will turn back on.

Weirder things have happened in the past couple months though. One night while my sister was downstairs, and I was sitting in my room, her radio turned on. I yelled down to her to come upstairs and turn it off. It freaked both of us out a bit. My sister was convinced it was a ghost! We have lived in this house for three years now, and I don’t think it has a ghost in it. I do think I have convinced some Fairies to visit me though.

I told her I thought it was a Fae playing a joke. She said that she hoped it was, because a ghost would be scarier. I told her to simply ask politely that whatever it was leave her things alone. She did this and did not have any more problems, until last night.

Last night my sister was downstairs and I was upstairs reading. She always forgets to turn off her lights when she leaves her bedroom. Usually I end up walking in there and doing it for her. I didn’t really want to get up and put my book down though, so I just left it. Her light is fairly new, so there was no reason for it to just turn off like it did!

Tia went and asked the ghost or Fairy to please leave her electrical things alone again. I wish I had done the same. Around 1 or 2 in the morning my light goes and turns on! It didn’t turn off at all by itself that night, so I don’t know why it turned on.

Has anyone else had things like this happen? What do you think? The Fae have played tricks on me in the past, so I do think it could be them. I don’t doubt that the wiring in our house is bad, but it has only happened to me when I am upstairs by myself or my sister is asleep in the other room.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


With Halloween only a few days away it seems like a good time to talk about divination. I made a set of pumpkin seed runes on Saturday. I love them! They are the perfect seasonal runes. I haven’t seriously tried scrying yet, and I haven’t gotten the hang of tarot, but I enjoy runes.
For me runes are fun. I pull a rune out of my bag every morning. This daily rune just tells me what to expect that day. So far it’s worked out well.
When I first set out to learn more about runes I was suggested a ton of different websites. I found some useful, and some not so useful. I still don’t know as much as I could. One of the really useful websites I found is Eric Wodening’s Rune Pages. There is a lot of information here.

I, of course, also bought a book about runes when I first became interested in them. It is A Practical Guide to the Runes by Lisa Peschel. It’s an okay book with some good information in it.

I’m not sure what else there is to say. Halloween is on Friday! I’ll be going out trick or treating with a couple friends. We have a foreign exchange student from France who wants to experience a real American Halloween, so sometime that night we are also going to watch some scary movies. It should be fun!

As for Samhain, I didn’t realized how much I miss my Grandpa until I started thinking about what I would do. I am planning an alter right now. I’m gathering photos and other things for it this week. It’s going to be sad, remembering him, but I can’t think of a better night to face my emotions.