Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sundance & Summer Star

Wow, it has been way to long since I last blogged. I started this month off with a bang and then ended this month barely crawling. Yup, totally let my blog go way to long without an update. Although I have to say this has been one really crazy busy month. I've barely Tweeted or Facebooked this month too.

I think all the camping I have done really threw me off my blogging/computer fix I used to have. It also doesn't help that I am probably going to get my 4th phone from Verizon either. Between camping and my phone constantly being on the fritz I have just been completely turned off of anything technology related. So I am going to leave you with some pictures from Sundance and Summer Star and I will catch up with the rest of the pictures on Monday. I have Lughnasadh Ritual tomorrow with Moon Garden Grove so I should have Monday to finish catching up whats been going on this month.

Sundance: (was not able to bring my camera on this trip due to the religious nature of this ritual, so these were the only pictures I was able to capture)

Oliver and I on the way up there

Keeley was my back seat copilot 

on the way there....

Can you see the bruise on my pinky toe? I accidently broke up during our trip.


This is actually Ross Lake, while I was a Sundance my Hubby was out with the boys on his own camping trip.

Isn't it just gorgeous up there?

I think just as gorgeous as where I was too.

The Blue Mountains were so amazing.

Finally on the way home...man I look tired!
I couldn't wait to get home and take a shower! Six days without an actual shower sucked. Baby wipes were my best friend. Lesson learned....get my hair cornrowed so I don't have to deal with a greasy head. I know ewe, but this was REAL camping. Not that state park camping. The only luxury we had was that the tribe got outhouses with wash basins in them for us to use. Also got a Water Horse so the kitchen was nice and healthy also. This was an awesome community and the experience I got to have well out weighed not being able to shower for six days (again thank you baby wipes!) 


Totally learned from this trip and I know what to bring next year if I get the chance to go again.


Summer Star: (these are the only one's I have had time to edit, because I was able to bring my camera on this trip)



I was smart this time. I got my hair cornrowed so I would not have to deal with how greasy it got.

My amazing ritual robe my hubby got me.
Thank you impromptu drive through the middle of nowhere, was able to find the most amazing wheat field ever! 

Found this on the back roads to Hwy 22. Probably the most weed free wheat field I have ever seen.
So there is your teaser from Summer Star. Come back Monday for the entire post and story from there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Star and Ramblings

I seriously can not wait to go to Summer Star this year. It will be my first time going to this Pagan Retreat, but I know it is much needed. I am feeling all out of whack lately. As you noticed I have not been posting much. And that is not because I have nothing to say. There are things on my mind.

Things I am working through. Trying to figure out. I have promised that I would post about Sundance and I will. Probably tomorrow between packing for my 4 day camping trip. I am excited to get going and for once my hubby will be able to go with me. And unlike Sundance I will be able to take my camera and get pictures at Summer Star.

I hope that I will be able to come home with a really cool story to relay to all of you guys.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm back!

So before I get into where I was and why I was gone I wanted to let everyone know I'm back!

After not having technology for a week, it feels good to be able to get back on line at my leisure. Although I do find it hard to get on my computer now. So I'm doing this from my phone.

Honestly, I'm avoiding my computer. It means that I need to get back to my mundane life. And I will, I am just enjoying being home. Back with my hubby. Oh how I've missed him.

So look for future posts about what one been up to for the last week. I'll be doing that next.

I hope all you Harry Potter fans enjoy tonight midnight showing! I know I am. It's gonna be bitter sweet, an era from my childhood is ending.

Until tomorrow peeps!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 10

Before I get on to today's challenge. I forgot to mention that most of these were per done and scheduled because I have been out of town from the 6th. Don't worry I get back into town today! I can't wait to see my own bed again! I took pictures on the way up and the way back. Unfortunately pictures of the actual festival are not allowed so I will be blogging about it once I have a day to recoup. Expect and awesome Sundance story to follow.

Now back to the Daily Bullshit:

Write a Letter to yourself at 16 years old....

Dear Dannelle,

I know 16 seems like it is tough, but hold on. Remember your count down to 18? It may seem like a long time off, but trust me it will sneak up on you before you know. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. You will be soon anyway. Give Grandma a hug and tell her you love her everyday. You won't have her for very much longer. Help Dad when you can, he loves you, even though he's mad at you right now. 

Life is going to start going by really fast. Don't forget to slow down and create something. Embrace your art. Your friends are going to come and go, and your going to meet some really kick ass people along the way. Just remember you will be happy and safe in the not to distant future.

Love,
The 25 year old you




Saturday, July 9, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 9

If your life was made into a movie, what would the title be and who would you cast to play you?

Haha, just because I was watching Secret Life the other night, the first thing that popped into my head when I read this was "The Secret Life of a Pagan High Priestess"
Corny...maybe just a little bit, but I am gonna flow with it.

As for who I would cast. Drew Barrymore. I love her acting. I think it would be awesome to see her play out my life.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 8

Has a person of the same sex made a pass at you and what was your reaction?

Of course. Before I got married I was all for it. Yes I am bisexual. Even if I don't still chase after the same sex anymore, I will always and forever be bisexual. I just found the person whom I am spending the rest of my life with. He is a monogamous person and because I respect that and him, I am monogamous.

Although I still think it is awesome when I get hit on by women. *evil grin* =] 



Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 7

What is the difference between Love and Lust?

That is easy. If anyone has ever truly been in love then they know that their partner is their best friend. Their confidante. They know that their relationship is NOT 50/50 but 100/100. They each give as much as they take. They know that their relationship will NOT be a cake walk. They know that they will have to work at it day in and day out to make it work. What makes it work is that they know they are both two different people and that they need to give each other their individuality and encourage it. Not take it away. It's about communication and learning how to communicate with each other. 

It's also looking at your partner and no matter how long you have been together your heart still catches at the sight of them. It is know that if they ever went away your whole world would never be the same because you had them in your life. It is knowing 100% without a doubt that you will be that cute little old couple rocking in your rocking chairs on your front porch talking about the good old days.

THAT IS LOVE.

Lust, that is just when you have a relationship based on how good you can fuck each other. You don't give a damn about the other, not really. You may think you do for a short time, but that relationship is bound to self destruct. 

Now lust can turn into love, but not always. It is better to be able to be friends with your partner than just have your relationship solely based on how well you can screw each other. 



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 6

Who or what was your inspiration and why?

My Dad. He has always been a good source of inspiration for me. He did what most men would walk away from with one child. But he stayed for us girls. He raised us girls as a single father. Granted my Grandma helped so he could work earn enough money to make sure we had what we wanted and needed.

He has always been a hard working guy. I can only hope that when I become a parent that I will be as good of one as he is. I love you Dad!





Tuesday, July 5, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 5

How was your 4th? As soon as I get my pictures processed from that day I will be uploading them to show you. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did! That story is for a different post though...

For now, back to our regularly scheduled Bullshit:

Finish this sentence. If I could change one thing about myself it would be___________.

Um....see yesterdays post for that one. My answer is my weight. I want to be a skinny bitch again! 



Monday, July 4, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 4

First off before I get going I would like to say HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA!!!!

I hope that you all have a great day and are BBQing it up out there. I know I will be! And let me tell you it is going to be one hell of a fun day. My hubby actually has the day off!!!!! Hell yes!  5 years ago we moved to T.C. to start over, so we have a lot to celebrate.

Now on to the Bullshit.

What do you lie about the most?


Hmm....what do I lie about the most? I don't know. I guess since I have been sitting here thinking about it really hard, it would have to be my weight. I will be honest I weigh 220lbs. Not something I am proud of. I hate that I have gained that much weight. Granted most all of it was medically gained. What I hate is how hard it is to lose it. Trust me I have tried. Am trying. Still working on it.

I don't want to be this overweight and get pregnant. It would not be healthy. I know that we are trying, but at the same time there is a part of my that hopes that going to the gym every morning with my hubby will finally pay off and I will start seeing results.

If not then maybe I need to stop lying to myself and accept that I am probably going to be a chunky girl the rest of my life.

after the weight gain
before the weight gain



Sunday, July 3, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 3

An experience you are not proud of, but has make you the person you are today....

Hmm....I would have to say that when I was in high school, I ran away. Not once but a few times. At the time my family situation was not the greatest. And I was your typical teenager. When things got tough at home I took off. When I turned 18 I was moved out of the house and in with my then boyfriend. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I am not particularly proud of the way I handled the situation, but I would not take it back. Ever. It really has made me the person I am today.

I went through some hard times after that, but I did it standing on my own two feet. It also created a better relationship with my parents. The three of us are way to head strong, opinionated and just plain bull headed to be able to stay under the same roof for long.


My Dad on my 21st birthday. It took us a while to get there but I am now the sort of woman he raised me to be and he couldn't be prouder of me.

I wish I had a picture of my Grandma to show you, but she hated her picture being taken. Maybe one of these days I will scan one of the one's I do have of her to share with you all.



Saturday, July 2, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 2

How was your first experience drinking alcohol? 

I remember my Dad mixing up a White Russian and letting me take a sip. I was probably 10 or so. It tasted amazing! Although it did ruin me for drinking any kind of beer. Give me Hard-A anytime!



Although my first actual drunk experience was a whole different story. You know, the fun kind of experience where your with your friends and your laughing and joking and just having a good old time. Yeah that was awesome. Totally figured out I can drink Bitch Beer and not gag at the taste. That was awesome. 
How about you? What was your first experience with Alcohol?





Friday, July 1, 2011

10 Days of Bullshit: Day 1

So I am going to be joining Mrs. Destiny over at Rockin Momma for her 10 Days of Bullshit Challenge. Here's to the next 10 Days of fun!

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