Cydira's Country Corner.

A potpourri of country wisdom, kitchen witchery, and random thoughts from yours truly. Take a gander, you may find a new interesting recipe or a funny little tidbit to bring a smile to your day.

March 2008 - Posts

    Hard on the heels of my last post regarding pain, I feel I must state something about Strength. If you look at the most common image for the tarot card Strength, you see a young woman with a wreath of flowers on her head and a garland Read More
Here, I have posted a copy of F. Herbert's Bene Gesserit's Litany Against Fear. This has been something that has had a markedly large impact on my life. Over time, it had contributed to a little recitation that I use in the face of pain. Even as fear Read More
    Yep, that's what I'm saying! Go Play Outside!    My mother ususally said that to get my brothers and I out from being underfoot as she was mopping. I'm saying it because it's finally starting to look like Spring out there! Read More
My little man's molars have started to show up. One on each side of his mouth on top just about are popped thru. It made for an interesting day yesterday. I will say this... no one warned me that feeding ice cream to a baby would be so hilarious! Especially Read More
    It is a beautiful morning over here right now and I hope that everyone has a wonderful day today. To my Christian friends, happy Easter. To my Jewish friends, I hope that you all have had a wonderful and blessed Passover.    Read More
    I suppose I'm odd, but I actually enjoy folding laundry. It is relaxing and orderly. Generally, I don't feel much of a compulsion to keep things ordered, but my laundry... Well, let's just say that my dear and darling husband is afraid Read More
    Usually when you're planning on relaxing or actually getting things done too!    Anyone who tried to call me this evening, I'm sorry that I didn't answer. Tonight became busier then I expected. I really do apologize for Read More
    Hi folks!    It is my wish that the Equinox and the Full Moon may bring as many blessings to all of you as your houses may hold. Now, as we finally see the beginnings of Spring in many places (though my poor friend in Read More
    I guess I won't be making those changes as soon as I'd like to. Life seems to be happening to me, again. :P    What's that expression? Life is what happens when you make plans?    On the upside, I think Read More
    Hi, folks!    I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making some changes to my webpage and my listings. Following the advice of some one who knows more about how those nifty Keen Buttons work, I'll be replacing them Read More
    If you look at what I just posted, you'll find that I'm referring to spiritual energies. This is not the same thing as spell craft. You do use your spiritual energy in spell craft, but it is not the only thing you do when you are casting Read More
    Hi folks!    I know that everyone has times where they feel that they need to protect their spirit from others. I've been taught alot of ways to do this and I thought it might be a good idea to share with you a few of Read More
    Just to let y'all know, I'm not going to be doing readings today.    I've been dealing with several nights of poor sleep. As a result, I'm feeling the effects of mild sleep deprivation. I really can't go and do readings Read More
    Or should I say folding laundry is my bane? I'm not sure. It's rather odd. My husband and I cleaned up our home yesterday before my uncle brought over our new (to us) couch. I know that I have a floor here in the living room! I just Read More
I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the Read More
   Here's a little poem that does wonders to describe the fun I'm having right now.I have a little bird!I opened the windowAnd in flew Enza!She's here to stay!    I thought I was over that bug but I was horribly wrong. I spent Read More
    If any one else has ever attempted to bathe a cat, then you'll understand when I say that cat bathing should be a martial art. I'm beginning to think the same for bathing infants, though I'm not entirely sure. Given how much he squirms, Read More
    Well, I found a wonderful website full of ideas for how to make baby carriers. doesn't just give you ideas of how to make baby carriers but it also tells you how to use them! I really wish I found this website before, because Read More
    And boy did I find that out last night. I also have learned that my son will babble fairly loudly in his sleep, even laugh. My husband actually can push me out of bed with one foot (I never though I'd be thankful for the pile of dirty Read More
    I've gotten over that flu bug I had earlier this week. I'll be available to take calls later this afternoon (I'll be setting my listing to Alert me of Calls). Today, I've got some housework to catch up on and a few apartments to go Read More
    Now, let's put aside the obvious tasks of organizing one's life. You know the ones, things like making sure that you have all of your appointments written into your calendar or the bills are paid on time. We all know that those things Read More
    As my last post suggested towards the end, I am not feeling well. I have a touch of the flu and given how I am doing right now, I probably am going to be feeling utterly exhausted over the next day to two days. If I'm lucky, I'll be Read More
    Sometimes, we look for messages in all sorts of places. It may become a habit or second nature to those of us who have some type of psychic talent to employ it on a daily basis. After all, that is sometimes that little twitch of intuition Read More
    Today is going to be a somewhat crazy day for me. I'll be running errands, going to visit my grandparents, and going to a dentist visit. Somewhere in the process, I hope to be available for calls, but it may not happen until evening. Read More
    On the heels of my post about using magic in the kitchen, I just had to put this up. So, you've made your special chicken soup to help your friend get over their rather nasty cold. Now, you have a kitchen full of dishes to wash and Read More
    I'm what many would call a 'kitchen witch'. Just about all of my tools for magic also are used around the home. Any spells or rituals that would require a besom (witch's broom), I would use my broom that I use around the place here Read More
    We dodged that bullet! :) I hope that my friends who live south of here didn't get hit too hard with the bad weather. Around our place, we got a bit of ice but not half as much as they were forecasting. I should probably call my sister-in-law Read More
That's exactly what's going on outside right now. So, if for some odd reason, I am not around for a few days, it's probably because of complications from the joy known as an ice storm. :p Read More
    I'm about to go wash dishes. Apart of me questions, will it be half way thru washing a sink full of knives or when I'm in the middle of putting away glasses that my boy will wake up screaming bloody murder from his nap. Either way, Read More
    Hi folks!    I just wanted to give y'all a quick update. Over the next couple of weeks, my availability may be a bit funny. Between a few appointments coming up and looking for a bigger place for my family to be moving Read More
    Well, after weeks of this little boy being a tough nut to crack, I made him laugh again. All with making a kissing noise and a silly face.    I've tried half a dozen different things. I stumbled on to this, which has Read More
This nifty recipe from Capricorn1 reminded me of the nifty trick that I was just recently given by my sister-in-law for how to deal with gravy that comes out too lumpy!Take your flour and your cold water, put them into your blender and mix! It's literally Read More
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free, 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain'd, To bow and to Read More
    My Mom calls this 'Poor Boy Soup'. I call it 'Odds-n-Ends Soup' because I'm using just about all of the leftovers in the fridge in it. Generally, it comes out fairly well and it's never the same. Back when my Grandparents were kids, Read More
   Rhetorical question for y'all: how many people were offended by my subject line?    If I offended you, I do apologize. However, there's a bit of a problem that needs pointing out. I'm not sure if it's been said directly, but Read More
    First, please, let me repeat something I had said earlier:    Madam Lady Gypsy, thank you for your prompt response to my earlier post. I really didn't think that I could give you a complete response to it within the context Read More
    Now, onto the other element of the rather large debate that has begun to find it's way around the blogging community of Keen. If you ask any person who practices spell craft:    Is it right to use magic for profit?    Read More
    I see that there's been some discussion in the blogging community here on Keen regarding spells. Some people feel they are good things and other people find them to be distasteful, if not harmful. There are some people who feel that Read More