Hello everyone and anyone. I’m getting lost in October in the thick of the Embers: September, November and December. Why is there no Octember? I’m calling it! This blog post may be deemed Octember as a commemorative fusion of this month to the last. I also want to give a shout out to that dastardly... Continue Reading →
THIS or THAT and Imposter Pumpkins
Dear Readers, It has been a day. Hottest recorded temperatures in history in Salt Lake City. 107 Degrees. September is not feeling like September. Supposedly six planets are retrograding or about to retrograde. I don’t know how I feel about any of it but every time I feel a funk it seems I read somewhere... Continue Reading →
Today I went through the strangest thought loop and it went like this: “Who is Hecate?” It just seems I have seen that name tossed around even though I can’t exactly recall the source of it. Perhaps I saw it written on some witchy merchandise in places where hand dipped candles, crystals, or sheets of... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Stranger Things.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Hello Blogging Universe. It’s so lovely to have all this white space to look at as I type line upon line. Every empty screen coming to life. I have been watching Stranger Things for days I tell you, DAYS. I should have had more restraint but I don’t. I finally... Continue Reading →
Greetings blogosphere. July has come and gone and found me in two places. I spent some 4th of July time in Wyoming among the Poppies and crows, and earlier this week, I spent some time on top of Monroe Mountain in Utah. The peculiar thing about both trips is I had a close encounter with... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Rebranding and Magical Realism.
Hello Dear souls. It has been a minute. It appears one of my blog posts has garnered more attention than usual and I have a few new readers. I am grateful, but oh man, the pressure. “Just do what you do Rachelle, act normal.” I am reminded of a time when I got pulled over... Continue Reading →
There is a lot of who-ha going around about "energy flow" and "blockages." I don't know what the H is going on with my root, throat chakra, or third eye. Am I living in the 3D, 4D, or the 5th state of consciousness? I don't know the ins and outs of Mercury retrograde or how... Continue Reading →
Tales From a Healing Session gone Bad.
Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Hello. It's me again. Two blog posts in a week, say Whaaat? I find that I blog more in January and February. I enjoy this lull after the holidays, the cozy days indoors by the fire, and SO MUCH to contemplate. From an astrology perspective, Capricorn has never been... Continue Reading →
All things Considering
Hello blogosphere. By now we have probably all walked into the New Year like we have walked into a booby trap. I am feeling two things that really resonate right now, nobody make any declarations to avoid tripping any wires, and don't get sucked into diet culture or any wellness industry that guilts you for... Continue Reading →
Going from Scrambled to Meticulously Plated.
Hello Blogging Universe. It has been awhile. The best that I can say is that laying off the Blog and social media for awhile has been wrought with a series of happenstance. I've been doing self care and reflection and life can throw those curves. Nothing you didn't already know. If you are at all... Continue Reading →
Relief, Purpose, and Riding through the Storm.
Greetings to any reader who has landed on this post, and has decided to stay a spell. I realize that when I published my last post, I was doing Pfizer one. This time I am doing Pfizer two. I got myself the second jab yesterday. Perhaps I should get jabbed more often if it encourages... Continue Reading →
A Plastic Spoon, Hamilton, and thoughts on the Unimaginable.
I decided it was high time I give the blog a little bit of love today. I'm coming down off of Pfizer and so far so good. I had mild needle point tenderness that later radiated into what felt like too much lactic acid from an arm workout. I can't quite describe the fatigue. It... Continue Reading →
Flying Monkeys and Golden Nuggets
Hello out there. I have been engaged in a tremendous amount of slackery lately. Let's just say that after Xmas, the New year, the Capitol insurrection, and Biden's inauguration my entire mood could be encompassed in a Bee Gees song. You know the one that goes, "I started a joke, which started the whole world... Continue Reading →
Three Things and Thoughts on Gratitude
Hello out there. I don't know if anybody is reading blog posts in this pandemic anymore, but if you are, well then, god bless ya! I've got the attention span of a squirrel these days. For the most part, I've just been really busy trying to process three big life events. 1). We had an... Continue Reading →
The Most Simple Straight Forward Blog post you will ever read.
Navigating the Labyrinth of Social Media.
One of the greatest things I love about living in Utah are the slot canyons, the narrows, or whatever you want to call them. I just love the humility I feel while being sandwiched between two cliff faces that tower above my head that lead down vast corridors into unknown spaces and a series of... Continue Reading →
Cross fit Karens, and Oily Bitches
So, today I thought I would follow up on my last post about dropping off by checking in lol. No, but seriously, my goal was to stay off of polarizing and toxic social media outlets. Thankfully this has not been one of them. I just want to say I fell off the wagon Sunday. I... Continue Reading →
Passing the Flame for the Final Stretch
Hello blogosphere. So back to school has arrived in my neck of the woods. I just want to commend any parent out there who had to endure any agonizing process to determine which was the best course of action to pursue for their child or themselves with education. We may not have all landed in... Continue Reading →
Love Beads and Meditation
Hello internet world. I had no idea that today was going to be a writing day but apparently it is. The voice calls. I've started a few blog posts and they have been left undone. So here is what you may have missed. Another blog post that pertains to Black Lives Matter, and a post... Continue Reading →
Canary in a Coal Mine
Hello out there! It has been a while. I'm feeling invigorated today because I've spent the last four days on top of a mountain away from technology and cell service which always allows my mind to hang onto a little more clarity. It's always good to write while I have a clear head so I... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Media Bias, Flooding the Zone and Where to go From Here.
Hello out there. I just wanted to commend any readership I have out there. I did not receive any negative blowback from my last post about racism. Quite frankly, it would be good riddance if I did. Generally, I don't watch followers. It's typical to have a few drop off here and there, and maybe... Continue Reading →
Learning and Unlearning, and Thoughts on Black Out Tuesday.
Hello everyone. It is with heavy heart that I climb back onto the blog here and try to make sense of all the noise. I am tired and weary and I know there are people out there who would respond with " You are tired? Imagine how we feel? We are exhausted!" Rightfully so, their... Continue Reading →
Rolling with It
A friend of mine posted something on social media the other day, and like everyone else in these crazy times, we're all a little triggered lately and seem to have a strong awareness of our own individual pet peeves. My top three are: 1). the sound of chewing 2). When people change out batteries or... Continue Reading →
A Touch of the Moody Blues and a Little Crystal Blue Persuasion.
Hello dear blogging universe. It's been a while and I'm attributing this to the fact that there has been so much to process. A few weeks ago, it was Earth day and I woke up with the intention of getting out and doing all the things. I woke up and listened to a little Tracy... Continue Reading →
Hello friends. I don't know if there's anyone out there who remembers MADtv but they used to run a spoof dating segment called Lowered Expectations. In this segment, they would run ads for potential mates that were off the wall and downright hilarious. One of my favorites was a woman who said she liked to eat... Continue Reading →
Ginger Snaps, Wassail, and Homemade Noodles
Greetings to all. I read something the other day that said, "your first draft is not crap." Essentially, it is a foundation and a bridge to greater things. I don't know where I am going with this, but it's going to be rough for sure. I have many, many, distractions and I'm granting myself larger... Continue Reading →
Keep on Rocking in the Free World
It is 10:10 on a Wednesday night and I can not sleep, so here we are. For some reason I have a running list of things I should not do during these Covid days so I thought that I should write them down. First of all, I should not check my phone in the morning... Continue Reading →
Flowers in the Attic
Helloooo out there! I was recently reprimanded by my daughter because my blog had expired. Whoa! Huge oversight. Where the hell have I been? I can only say that my draw to writing has been so incredulous throughout my entire life that I can never stay away from writing too long and I am ensnared... Continue Reading →
Night Shades and Confessions of a Woman who Cheats her Whole 30
Hello my Word Press blogging Peeps. I like the sound of that because I am seeing Peeps in the grocery store right now right next to the Cadbury Eggs. This is a clear cut sign that spring is on the horizon. I also want to give a shout out to my daughter Mandaline, and my... Continue Reading →
The Super Bowl, Luscious Ladies, Joaquin, and Phoenix.
Hello everyone. I have a little bout of insomnia which will serve me well with writing, These last few weeks have been so muddled. Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate. It is like we all knew the ending, but had no idea how the plot would unfold. It has been an exhausting few weeks... Continue Reading →
What’s in a Name? Leopard’s Bane and Aster.
Okay all, so I won't lie. My last post had me in a FUNK and I did not know how to get around it. It's like New Year, take a flying leap over that one and be done with it. I was reminded by another blogger, that one can reset at any time. I don't... Continue Reading →
When 2020 Comes in Like a Lion
Greetings. I am going to try and offer up something substantial to the blogosphere in between brief episodes of telling my new puppy "not to chew on that." Which is already proving to be challenging because as I write this she is headed right for the computer cords. Aahhhhh! Catastrophe avoided. Okay, so last year... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone. It is the day after Christmas and I am hanging in bed at six thirty in the morning with a tall glass of Emergen C at my bedside and half a mug of unfinished cider. I had a thought that occurred to me while I was showering yesterday. It went something like this,... Continue Reading →
Choosing Confetti over Dramatic and Moody.
Hello everyone. Apparently I just broke a blogging rule right off the bat. Beware of "catchy" sharp witted titles. Like... read my title again. What the hell does all of that mean? I'll tell you what it means. There are no key words in my title that would warrant a search by an individual looking... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Masha
Hello Blogging Universe! Sometimes you feel so vast and sometimes you feel so small. I never know if I am talking into a tin can or a megaphone. I did read a fairly informative article about whether or not one should ever even start a blog. Without getting into it, I apparently fall into the... Continue Reading →
That’s a Halloween Wrap
Greetings everyone. I have returned to wrap up my Halloween post even though it is now November 4th. Is anyone burned out yet? The timing on this is a little off because I am just realizing that the best time to post about Halloween costuming is while everyone is in the process of trying to... Continue Reading →
Halloween, The Morning After
Happy November 1st everybody! I saw a caption on a post this morning that went something like, "feels like November." Included in this caption, was a picture of a lone pine tree dusted with snow. I don't really know what that all meant. I've seen multiple pics today of what appears to be Christmas trees... Continue Reading →
Fall Foliage, Resilience, Halloween Crafts, and a Tree named Loralei.
I just wanted to start this post by referencing a meme I saw the other day that had vivid, Kaleidoscopic swirls that reminded me of the Mandelbrot set. I think they were meant to represent energy or the chakra system. In bold letters it said, "get in loser we’re healing and falling in love with... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on eco -consciousness, impending war, and feeling rattled as F.
Hello everyone. What an emotionally rattling week this has been. First of all, I am going to discuss the writing gig. As a writer, is is important to know where your audience is. I remember having to respond to the following prompt: "Who is your audience?" What ensued was a whole compilation of word vomit... Continue Reading →
Inspired Goals from a Wyoming Sheep Shack and Cooking Cutties on Cast Iron.
Greetings to all on a fine September eve. I just want to start this blog off talking about the writer's journey. I have been trying over the course of the last few months to reconcile so much of it. I've been catching snippets of writing advice here and there and some of it has really... Continue Reading →
Late Summer, Escapism, and thoughts on Outlander.
Greetings everyone and happy late summer. I have always been a fall person but am just now acknowledging the splendors of late summer. A heat lover I am not, but give me some late summer where I can hear the crickets outside my bedroom window and feel the nip of autumn in the air and... Continue Reading →
Navigating the Autistic Teen
Like many of my blog posts, I am going to start this one out not knowing where this one is going. No worries though because I have a theme for this one, and that theme shall be navigation. Sure, let the woman with ADD navigate this thing. What can go wrong? The truth is I... Continue Reading →
When the Pendulum Shifts and Thoughts on Toni Morrison.
Greetings again my beloved blogging community. Sometimes I wonder why blog sounds so much like "Bog." It really can feel like a bog sometimes because navigation is not always that easy. I believe it is a good idea for every blog to have a navigational compass. Earlier this week, my compass went a little askew... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on Social Media and the Writer’s Journey on a Pie and Beer Wednesday.
Okay, so it's one of those hot July evenings and I just heard a few late night fireworks going off. Oh Utah... you are so weird. One fourth of July celebration is just not enough. It's like a Hobbit's first breakfast and second breakfast Only, it's first 4th of July and second 4th of July.... Continue Reading →
Wild America, Bears Ears, and Ghostly howls in the Night
Well I've washed the dust out of my hair, shaved my legs, touched up my nails, and I'm wearing cosmetics again. Less than a week ago, I was sporting cover-alls, wearing clear goggles, and I had hat-hair. After I had my first non-solar shower, I thought to myself, "I'm actually feeling human again," but than... Continue Reading →
The Comfort of Caves
Hey ya'll. Welcome to my late night musings. Let me start by saying that today was a day of goodbyes. First of all I was woken up at five AM by a daughter who snuck into my room with a whispered "MOM...?" I knew what that meant. It was time to roll out and give... Continue Reading →
Tales of a Selfie.
Hello everyone. Today started out like any other day...but continued onward to how many of my days have been going. Which leaves me with the same dumbfounded question, "What the F Rachelle?" I don't know how many of you have asked yourself this question, but it's one I've been coming back to repeatedly like a... Continue Reading →
Our Last Summer
Well I did it people. I dropped my child off at her high school on the day after yet another mass shooting. I felt numb at the drop off and struck by the emptiness of a parking lot where cars were scant. Let’s not kid ourselves, it was the last week of school and I... Continue Reading →
Ghosts in the Graveyard
When I was a young scrap of a girl growing up in a trailer park with skinned knees, Kool-Aide stains on my face, and thinking I had the world on an oyster because I could do side kicks on a BMX bike- me and my other ruffian Huffy and BMX biker gang used to drop... Continue Reading →