Monday, March 17, 2014

windy moonday


Today is a windy March moonday and it feels nice and clear and clean out there. I want to go outside so bad but my eyes were dilated earlier for an exam and the brightness bothers me. The sky looks just like the indigo-dyed wooly background of the moondala up there. Stitching mandalas is my monthly full moon sewing ritual for this year -- the moon itself is a piece of bindweed-dyed wool. The fact that the bindweed plant can give such lovely color is doing wonders for our relationship. I think we can find a way to coexist if this continues.

The rosemary plant had a growth spurt since I fed it dog food kibble. So I tried out a room freshener mix -- rosemary sprigs, lemon slices and a teaspoon of vanilla extract in simmering water. It made the house smell clear and clean.

Dinner for tonight is on the cutting board -- it's St. Patrick's Day here but I'll be thinking about Brigid instead. She probably deserves a second holiday since the groundhog hogs all the attention on her real day, February 2. And since yesterday was the full moon, this meal will also be our full moon feast.

There's still time for full moon things like taking note of where we're at, what our situation is, seeing things clearly, tasks completed. It doesn't have to be written down, even noticing is good. Days go by sometimes where I don't see what's right in front of me. And some things happen so slowly that I don't see any progression, like the February lady sweater's sleeves. My monthly calendar book is a good tool for moonwork -- I've been using it to both plan for the future and document the past. Little lists of who, what, where and when, forwards and backwards. It clears my mind like a big whooshing wind.

To those whooshing winds.

11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love how lemons make me feel when i see them. they are so bright and cheerful. i've been drinking lemon water first thing every morning hoping it continues to make 'me' bright and cheerful. and oh....that bread looks scrumptious.

Peggy said...

Food is so beautiful. The bread is from a bakery near my house, you can see where I tore some off for a taste and yes, it is very good!

Nanette said...

are all your lovely vegetables for St Brigid's soup? And there was I thinking what a lovely loaf you'd baked. I have blue cloth, vinegar and some odds and ends of brassy things ready to go...just waiting until later in the day when it's cool. Hope you've found some blue?

Nancy said...

Such a light-filled blue moondala square. Rosemary is a favorite scent of mine. I have two outside my front door.

jude said...

gosh that clothespin idea is grand.

Peggy said...

Nanette, mostly sauteed, but a soup might be nice for the leftovers, good idea! :)

All I've found is some blue linen. Which is why I was wondering about your linen and if you pre-treated. Soon!

Peggy said...

Nancy, you should've been here yesterday! :)

Peggy said...

Jude, it is the best method of storing floss that I've ever used. And sort of cute, too.

Nanette said...

My blue is cotton Peggy, I have some sitting in a jar (not blogged yet) and keep peering at it, trying to work out if it's turning green. I want to do some more with different plant greens...India suggests rosemary...and metal bits.

deemallon said...

I can almost smell the citrus and rosemary! The calendar and written word is essential for me too. I often forget tho.

handstories said...

always love your wrapped clothes pins. & will have to use your air freshner idea!