It’s been snowing on and off all day up here in the mountains. It’s 4 PM, and the sky looks like the inside of a pearl. The trees are covered in glistening snow. Everything is white. It feels like an enchanted fairyland. The house is warm and cozy, I have the day off. It’s the kind of day that fills me with peace and gratitude. One of my cats, Miss Cleo, is sleeping at my feet, gently snoring. Something about an animal snoring is soothing to me. But then, I’m a little strange. I hope everyone is tucked in, safe and sound, with beings they love, both 4 legged and 2 legged. And I hope there are snacks. And good books. I send you all the peace and serenity, laughter and love, a day like this is filled with. Blessings, Judith
With only two weeks to go until Christmas, I’ve been listing new Stones as they arrive. Yesterday I received two shipments, and spent the day in my office unpacking, pricing, and getting them listed on my website. Well, some of them, anyway. We got some spectacular Amethyst and Smokey Quartz pieces from Madagascar. I just love those. There’s something about that combination of colors, violet and chocolate, that flips my switch. Some are polished Elestials, some are polished Points. By law, all Stones in Madagascar are polished. I think it is to protect their economy, so other countries can’t come in, grab the raw materials, and export it to their facilities for their workers to cut and polish. So, I am really excited by what just walked through the door. Something for everyone’s budget. I also got a shipment of Jaspers, both Picture Jasper and Scenic Jasper. Palm sized stones and Spheres. Those are not up yet. Some Snowflake Obsidian Spheres and Eggs. Pretty. Remember, Crystals make great gifts, because they are living things, and are Master Healers and Teachers. They are the gift that just keeps on giving.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope your day is wonderful. Up here in the mountains we plan on having a quiet and restful day, which includes me not cooking. We have a family-owned restaurant across the road that prepares everything from scratch, including the desserts, my husband will go over and pick it all up. So, an extra day off for me, plus the joy of NOT cooking, which I really am not good at. Unless you count my alchemical skills of turning food into charcoal. Or the way I can twirl a fire extinguisher. I seem to have been born without a cooking gene. Or a cleaning gene, for that matter. But I came equipped with several extra take-out genes, so it’s okay. I hope everyone arrives safely at their destination, avoids all discussions of religion and politics if possible, and has a joyful day. Let there be peace. And stuffing. And maybe pie. Blessings, Rev Judith Star-Medicine