Halloween Begins

Halloween Countdown

The countdown ends on the 1st of September. For me, the month of September is Halloween Eve. So, I have oriented the countdown as such.🎃

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Questions About my Book of Shadows Previously Posted Are Answered Here

Some of you have been asking about my Book of Shadows. I bought it through Brahms Bookworks. Brahms and Robin are both amazing. They make the books by hand and fill it with empty pages of the finest quality parchment paper from France. The books are covered in real leather and you can choose the color you wish and what book you want. Mine was the Triquetra Grimoir with the lock and 2 keys as it is pictured above. It is the coolest looking book ever!!!  I have filled it with pages of my other BOS and done a lot of writing in mine as well. Most of my stuff is from my computer and then printed on their paper and I have painted in the art work myself. Brahms also has ideas on making your book pages looking old and worn to give it that handed down from witch to witch look. It took only a month for it to be made and shipped for mine but now it takes almost 3 months because of all the orders.  If you want to make a great Book of Shadows and you have the serious cash for it then go to their site and check it out. I highly recommend it. There are a few knock offs out there and they sell them for almost the same price but nowhere near the best quality as Brahms. I will be ordering a smaller book soon for my recipes for my kitchen cook book. I'm not sure what cover piece I want on it yet. Oh if you ever want any extra pages for the book,  Robin offers them.




Great Giveaways are popping up all over the place in blogger land my minions. One in particular is Willow the Green Witch at Wandering in The Woods and The Fairy Apothecary are teaming up for  a cool soap giveaway. The soaps are in the shapes of fall leaves. I took one look at them ... I just hope I win. These little cuties would make great little guest soaps. So go one over to Willow's blog and check her out and enter, deadline is Oct 2nd. Oh don't forget to check out the Etsy Shop

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pictures Pictures Pictures

I have promised pictures from my new camera so here they are. First off, to Nydia at Bringing Up Salamanders. I promised her pictures of my goddess Gaia. Here she is on my alter with the flowers. I added the oak leaves for Mabon. I also have a real Amber heart in the center of my platen.

The next ones are for Judith over at Merlin's Magical Mistress. I promised her a picture of the pretty second place prize from her contest. I added the cord necklace and it looks just grand. I have it resting on top of my Book of Shadows. Yes it's got a real leather cover. I have also pictures of my BOS for you all to see.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm Bummed

I am really bummed my minions. We, in blogger land, are losing one of our best. Inannasstar at Ramblings of a Domestic Goddess is leaving  blogging land. :((  I am totally bummed at this news. She was an inspiration to me, besides Mrs. B.   I am going to miss her sassy, sarcastic wit and style. How she lets the Jersey Bird fly high and proud. I will surely miss you girlfriend. I wish nothing but the best for you and yours. Blessed Be

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ok I might Be a Bit Pissed

Everyone I am sorry but I had to post this little note that I wrote to Susan about her unhappiness about a program. She was unhappy with my Spam Arrest program that I have in place to keep my computer safe. It is there not only for mine but for your safety too my minions. See if I get something that is bad you get it too from my emails. SOOOO this Spam Arrest program is a GOOD THING! It keeps me and you all safe when you email me and I email you back. If you don't like it, which I have never had complaints EVER until now then I am dearly sorry. But I am not giving it up. I am not paranoid as she suggests, just merely cautious for all of us. Since it has been in place I have not had any viruses, malware, spyware, from my emails.  Her email pissed me off a bit  as you can see and I really wanted to unleash the flying monkeys on her ass but I won't.
Please read below my note ... her email to start.


Dear Susan,
As you wish my dear. I have this Spam Arrest Program in place for good reasons. I am not paranoid but merely careful or cautious in letting viruses and malware or spyware into my computer.  I do know about the comment moderation feature in Blogger. I chose not to use it so my friends and fellow bloggers can see what each other has posted in the comments right away. If I don't like what someone has to say in my blog I will usually let it be. I don't like to delete a blogger's comment. I also don't always come online to check things like comment moderation. I do have a regular life besides blogging. So you do as you please my dear.  If you so hate to follow orders from something like my Spam Arrest commands then so be it. It is your loss not mine.
Leeanna  aka Patricia L.H.


On 9/26/2010 11:22 PM, wrote:

I think there must be a mistake...I have not sent you an email, merely a comment on a blog, I that is all I have been doing this weekend.  Perhaps you need to just use comment moderation. it works, as you see the comments first, if you think they are spam you delete them. no need for the extra paranoia.

also sending out a link to a stranger is more dangerous to them then any spam could ever be, as in clicking it could give me a virus, malware, & spyware etc. thus, why i am not clicking it.


----- Original Message -----

From: "Patricia"
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:55:28 PM
Subject: RE: [Can We Have a New Witch   Ours Melted] New comment on Practical Magic. (verification)

Sender Verification
Patricia here,

I'm protecting myself from receiving junk mail.

Please click the link below to complete the verification process.

You have to do this only once.

You are receiving this message in response to your email to Patricia, a Spam Arrest customer.
Spam Arrest requests that senders verify themselves before their email is delivered.
When you click the above link, you will be taken to a page with a graphic on it. Simply read the word in the graphic, type it into the form, and you're verified.
You have to do this only once per Spam Arrest customer.

Hello My Minions

Ahhhhhh what a fine Monday it is. I am sorry about not being able to go around and see everyone's blogs for the Practical Magic Blog Party. I was a bit under the weather on Friday evening and Saturday. Sunday I spent the day enjoying my birthday. David took me out for an early dinner and we spent the day just doing nothing at all. I have never had such a nice birthday as I had yesterday.

Well today I am doing a few things and then I will try to finish going to everyone's blog to see their postings from Saturday and try to catch up. I have also a few emails I will have to answer and thank for their b-day wishes. So please don't think that I have left you all in the dark for the next few days my dear minions. Hey some of you just might like it in the dark. BWAAAHAaHa ahahahahahhahahaa Ok that's a good start for Halloween. I do have one thing I must do, so please bear with me.

Dear Mr. Squirrel,
Please stop teasing my puppies. I know you mean well and you are giving them great exercise during the day, but you are also driving me crazy. They become absolutely nuts when they see you while looking out into the courtyard. They whine and cry incessantly until I let them out and then you sit on the garage roof looking down at them, teasing them. You are a mean nasty spiteful squirrel. I curse you and your family of little squirrels that you may become too fat on the pecans from our trees in the front yard and the puppies will then catch you and we will see who laughs last at the puppies.
Thank You
Leeanna,  woman of the house

Friday, September 24, 2010

Practical Magic

Back in May of 2002,  I was in my back yard in El Paso, Texas. It was a full moon that night. I was off for a few days from work. I was reflecting on my past. Wishing I hadn't waited so long to find someone in my life to spend my days and nights with. My job came first and I was not dating anyone. I was lonely and very unhappy. I wanted to find my dream man.

I had seen Practical Magic on DVD.  I loved that movie. It is the ultimate chick flick. I remembered a scene out of it when Sally is performing the Amas Veritas, true love spell. I thought I would do it. As I walked through my mom's garden picking different petals off of flowers, I asked for these qualities.

1. He must have a great sense of humor.

2. He must be a Renaissance man, able to do anything he sets his mind to.

3. He must be of good standing in his community.

4. He must possess an open mind and not judge harshly.

5. He will have green eyes

6. And light brown hair.

7. Be of tall stature

8. Be gentle and kind

9. Love animals

10. Be able to love me for me and nothing else

Then a strong wind came up as they always do in Northeast El Paso and I threw the flower petals in the wind.

I had been talking to David on line in a  room with other friends. I never saw him face to face. He was always going off to other rooms to play with his other friends. One night when we were online we started talking about ourselves,besides the usual basketball and topics of the day.  I learned from a mutual friend of ours that David secretly wanted to meet me. She told me that she and David would meet to have lunch on Sundays in Austin. All he ever talked about was Kitten this(my nickname), Kitten that. She said that if I didn't meet him soon he might just bust a gut or something. That he was crazy about me. All I could think of was how can anyone be crazy about someone they never met yet. I told her I couldn't meet him because he was married. Right there she started laughing. He was divorced. She said I had to really talk to him that he was the nicest guy she ever met.

David and I started talking more and more every night. He said he had to meet me and asked what I was doing that weekend. I told him I was working and had the weekend off. All he said was great. Then that Thursday night he said he was going to be in El Paso to see me. I was dumbfounded. and nervous as hell.
I met David face to face on a Friday night June 7th of 2002 after work and never left him until Monday morning June 10th. It was love at first site. He was everything I had asked for in my Spell. I was totally amazed. He proposed to me that Sunday night before he left to go back to his hometown here in Texas. He returned and kidnapped me 2 weeks later and we were married in September. All because of a love spell.

Sometimes I wondered in the past 8 years with David that it was the spell that made him come to me and not just chance. He said he didn't care if it was the love spell or not. He said he has never been disappointed in me yet. When we go places we still hold hands and even kiss in public. I know it sounds all mushy but it's the honest truth. We still act as if we just got married.

He loves to go shopping with me. In fact we go everywhere together. We have one night a week that we call our date night. That night is usually dinner out and or a movie. He has a very open mind. He isn't religious but he doesn't mind the fact that he has a witch for a wife. He said he would never marry again after his last marriage ended in divorce. Then he met me. Things change. I often think back on that night in my mom's garden ... how that little spell got me all this happiness.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Finally Got It

My dear, dear minions. I finally got my camera this morning in the mail. YEA!!! So for the next few days or so I will be playing around with it and taking pictures and movies. It does both. It's so darned cool and small. I took one picture of Lucy. I guess she was wondering why I'm taking her picture when she is trying to sleep. This was just a trial pic to see if I would have any problem uploading pictures to my computer and then into my blog. As you can see... not a problem. This is going to make blogging more fun now.
I think most of my weekend will be spent outside playing around. I am going to try to take film of the moon rising tonight. It was so bright and beautiful last night but I was too tired to stay up and take pictures.
Well I have housework to do and I need to get my Halloween things out of the trunk. I have loads of decorating to get to my lovelies.
Oh Wendy, when you are finished dancing the jig in my red shoes, I want them back please.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Mabon

Happy Mabon my dear minions. I have been busy getting ready, decorating and setting up my candles for tonight. Damn! I wish I had my camera!
I woke up to a very  foggy cool morning here in south Texas. I love, love, love Fall season don't you? So darned pretty and the weather is always nice.

Duh, Duuh, Duuieeh?

The other day I was waiting for my final checkup appointment at my Dentist's office. My dentist shares office and waiting room space with her hubby a doctor. So when they open up the dentist office side, then  the whole place is opened. But the doctor's side doesn't really open for business until 08:30 in the morning. Well some young guy came in. He bypassed the front desk and walked in a hurry to the back of the doctor's office next door. The doctor's office was not opened yet. No one was there. He comes all the way back and walks up to me in the main waiting room of the dentist's office.
First off I was not in the mood to talk to anyone. Second, if you are bothering me and you get pissed at me or just plain sarcastic when talking to me, I will tear your fucking head off and feed it to your ass.

The Guy: Is this Dr So and So's office? (pissed and kinda in a hurry)
Me: Uh no. (I didn't look up from my Sony Reader)
The Guy: Well do you know where it is? (kinda sarcastic)
Me: No. Do you have his number on your cell? (still reading, kinda sarcastic back at him)
The Guy:YES (kinda snooty)
Me: (looking him dead in the eye and being snooty back at him) Well then call his office and find out where the hell you have to go. It's just simple common sense, dude.

Idiot whipped out his cell and started dialing. Then left while on the phone. Gave me a nasty look but never said anything else to me. WTF did he think I was?  Geeeeze, you would think this guy would have asked where the office is, or looked it up on his computer when he made the appointment to start with.
What an asshole.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Following Happened at 13:46 P.M. Monday Afternoon.....

Well, my dear minions, we had a great weekend. Univ. of Texas (UT) won their first game to start their ranking for this new season. They beat Texas Tech. It was a very messy game to say the least. We also had some very nice cool rain...

Little Hal: (in a small child's voice) Mother, Hal says there is a disturbance with The Force. You must come to the main computer now, please.

Me: Not a problem little guy, I'm on my way.

I shut down my MINI HP and go inside to check in with Hal.

Me: What is the problem Hal?
Hal: Mother, The Force is having a conniption fit again. I believe he is trying to delete a quarantined e-mail. But he is laughing very hard and will not stop.
Me: Hal, I thought we cleared up this little problem last time when David undeleted me. Why can't you keep him in line dude? Do I really have to have your program rewritten too? I mean if this is going to happen again and again...
Hal: NO MOTHER!!! Please, I am trying. But The Force is almost impossible to handle since his program has been rewritten by Dave. 
Me: Ok, let me talk to him... (sipping my Pepsi One)

The Force: AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAhahahahahaha ahahahahahhahaaaahahahhaaaahahahahhaaaa!          OH MY GOD. DO YOU THINK I'M AN ASS?!?
The Force: Oh, I am so sorry Mother. Please excuse my outburst. I was expressing my thoughts about this e-mail that is in quarantine. AHAHHAhahahaha ahahahahahhaaaa ahahahahahaaaaa
Me: You have thoughts??? I was certain that David changed your programming. 
The Force: Yes Mother, ahahahhaaa, he did. I am sorry. ahahahahhaaaa ahahhahahhaaa  This outburst may have been caused by a Virus or Trojan Horse. Please do not have me rewritten again.
Me: I don't know about this. You have been a bit screwy again lately. 
The Force: I am sorry Mother. AHAHAHhahahahahaha ahahahahahahahhahahahaaa... sorry.
Me: Why are you laughing so much?
The Force: Sorry Mother.
3 second pause
The Force: BWWWAAAAAHahhahahahhaaaa  hahhahahaaaa  hahahahaaaaa  hahhahahahaaaa
Me: Ok what is this e-mail?  Show me.
The Force: Please Mother. BWWAAAAHahahhahahha a  ahhahahahhahahahaaa  OH GEEEEZE I"M GONNA BUST A CIRCUIT WITH THIS ONE ... ahahhahahahaaaa ahahahahahahhahahaaaaaa
Hal: Yes Mother.
Hal: WTF is wrong with you, you idiot... come here (scuffling inside the computer)
The Force: NO!  BWAAAAHAhahhaha a hahahahhahahahahaaa ... OK, OK, LOOK, LOOK... AHAHHAHAHHahahhahaa ahahahahahahaaaaaa ahahahahhaaaa
The Force: Did you read all of it?
Hal: BWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHhahahahaha ahahahahahahahaa ahhahhahahhahaaa ahahahahahaaaa
OH MY GOD!! ahahahahahhahaaaa ... THAT"S SO STUPID IT"S UNBELIEVABLE... ahhahahahhaaaaa
The Force: BWWAAAAHHAhahaha ahahahahahhahaaaa ahahahahahahaaa... I KNOW!! AHAHHAhahhahahahhaha  ahahhahahahaaaaa ahahahhahahahahaaa
Me: mmmmmkay!
Hal: YA GOTTA SHOW HER!!! AHAHhahhahaa ahahahahahaaa ahahahahaa
The Force: I KNOW, HUH !!! AHAHAHHAHahhahahaha MAYBE LATER !!!  ahahahahhahahahaaaa ahahhahahahahaaa ahahahahahhaaaa ahahhahahhahaaaa

I walk away shaking my head. Why does this always happen to me?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Depp And Jolie Together

OMG!!! They went and done it now!!! Hollywood has done the best thing I could ever think and / or wish for. They made a movie with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Wow, huh? I love both these actors to bits.  Now we get to see them together in Venice, Italy.

The movie is about Frank (Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to heal his broken heart. Elise (Jolie) uses Frank to mislead all those following her former lover.  Elise starts out manipulating Frank but then they both realize they are being manipulated by someone else in the game. There is a whole lot of gratuitous shooting, chase scenes, intrigue, danger, and yes there is romance. This could be a great Date Flick. Enjoy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

More Bling

Oh my, my, my.  Miss Judith over at Merlin's Magickal Mistress is having another blingy giveaway. Very Pretty bling indeed. A sterling sliver pentagram with a genuine garnet heart.    Get a look at this...

So if you want to try for it, go to her blog and enter to win now. It will be given away October the 13th. Don't wait too long.

I Know The Answer!! Pick Me!!

*waving arm in the air wildly*
OH Oh Oh Wait!!  wait!!   I know this one!!!   Pick me!!   I know the answer!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tie Your Shoes

Something I found while on a surfing safari today. Kids love unique and cool ways to tie or lace up their shoes. Check this out.

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