Hmmm equinox celebrations have not gone to plan. Sinsusitis and just general over doing it caught up with me, and when we arrived home this afternoon after running a few errands, I did pretty much collapse in a heap on the sofa. Tiger Balm (marvellous stuff), was applied to my forehead, mind, I did get brain freeze a tad; tigerbalm reacts with liquid and produces a very cold feeling (or hot depending on the type one has, I've got the cold one), and as I was sweating when I applied it...
I am miffed, beautiful day and done so very little, Rye was desperate to paint; I've bought him some leaf sponges and we were going to make lots of leaf prints and then cut them out and make garlands to decorate the lounge with. Plus I wanted to take Rye back to the forest today with our bikes, and go for a ride, while also collecting leaves, cones etc so we can make an autumn door wreath. None of it has happened, I had to sleep, on the bonus side I did wake up feeling much better, and the sinus rinse pot and stuff has arrived so I've begun using that and I am hoping it will help to clear the constant infections and re-establish equilibrium.
As for our celebrations and our crafting, well, those we'll simply do this coming week. Our wishes, blessings and reflections will become a part of the universe, our crafting, our intent will make it all sacred, and we are turning with wheel, honouring and celebrating the changes, and I'll begin fillling in our family journal. Remember the book I mentioned buying at the Mercian:
The only other thing I've achieved today, is trimming Rye's hair. The fringe was over his eyes and really, really did need cutting. I'm not particularly good at hair cuts, so perhaps the next one I'll take him to a barber...but anyway this is his new haircut:
Oooh remember the King Cole Riot I bought? I've been making a few motifs to try and decide which one to use - I plan to make a short skirt to wear over leggings from it; these are 2 motifs I've hooked up so far: