Friday, November 21, 2014

Busy, Sick, and Miserable

I've been really kind of busy lately. We've had company again and done a few things with the IEPG. Earlier this week we went to a class or rather a discussion on Heathenism. I've always liked our Heathen Coordinator and he is still and will be a go to person when one has questions. It's also nice to hear someone express some of the same opinions you have when it comes to the Gods and Wights and so forth. However, it's not that I don't like new people, but there were two out of four new people who came who I just really didn't like. One I found to be kind of rude and annoying. I understand that she and her husband came in from out of town but if waiting a few more minutes for others to show up is enough of an annoyance to you, then maybe you shouldn't drive and hour and half to come to a two hour discussion and leave your dogs in the car while it's cold. Or get testy when someone else is talking and didn't seem to get the memo or understand that certain things may not happen as far as an open Kindred until next year. I mean really, chill the fuck out.

Another woman was only faintly annoying and in that way, she was kind of, oh I don't know, enlightening? She was talking about Oath Rings for her and her fiance and of course, Fiona, Amanda, and I didn't really know what that was so we looked them up when we got home. Apparently this woman is extremely particular and possibly half full of bull shit? I'm not sure. It's a toss up because she seems to know enough but some of her info is very weird. Apparently you can make Oath Rings, they aren't that hard to find, and aren't even wedding rings. The Kindred uses them to make Oaths. I suppose you can make an Oath on the Ring during the ceremony? Not quite sure on that one, but I will be looking into this further because it's kind of neat! However, I did not really agree with her that depression is a luxury that people today have. Yes, people in olden days had to work the land and were busy as hell trying to survive, but if you have a chemical imbalance in your brain, it doesn't matter how much work you do, you can still be depressed. I know this first hand, even with working in the land. Do I feel better doing gardening, sure, but I still get depressed. So that kind of ticked me off. That and she said that she had to pay 400 dollars to get a Thor's Hammer pendant made and shipped from Scandinavia seemed like total bull shit because I've seen them on the Internet for years when I wasn't in the market for one. But apparently she wanted a very special one made of silver but silver isn't that expensive. 

Somehow Fiona managed to get some flu-like bug and it hit her fast! She was sick all night at my house and I slept right through it, granted I sleep through a lot. She snuck out of my house like a ninja before I was up and left a note on my toilet explaining what happened. And then, I caught it whatever it is that she had. I've spent the last couple of days and night sick and miserable complete with fevers and all the gross bathroom issues. Today, I am feeling a little better, but my body whole body hurts something awful and I'm not even sure if I will be at my desk much longer not to mention that I'm really tired. I can't seem to handle water, which is odd. It makes my stomach cramp horribly, so when I do drink it I have to sip carefully and small. I've managed to keep some ginger ale and soup down but not very much. Amanda made Cream of Wheat for me for breakfast. I wasn't able to finish is but hey, that was a couple of hours ago and I'm feeling a little hungry. I might try some soup again and see how I do with tea because that's basically water with herbs. 

I had to e-mail my instructors yesterday and let them know I'm sick. I told them I would do my best to work on homework but some stuff might be late. Since I feel a little better today, I am going to work on a little of both. 



  1. Yeah... if I had paid four hundred dollars for a crappy teeny Thor's Hammer from Scandinavia ... I wouldn't tell anyone. Because I would think I probably got taken for a ride. And she wasn't impressing us if that's what she was trying to do. I don't know. She was ... different. And I really didn't like how she was all 'I had to give up all the magic stuff so I could be a Heathen.' That's... just not how that works. If she gave it up because that was right for her, that's one thing but she made it sound like she 'had' to give it up and it was a sacrifice... which means she shouldn't have given it up -__- ugh. I don't know. She was very strange. I am going to speak up more next time. I felt like an odd duck this time and next time I'm going to come out and say - hey... I want to embrace the Heathen lifestyle and feel that I can do so very comfortably but I'm a beginner and you better back up all your fancy words and declarations with reasons that make sense to a moron like me or I'm not going to trust you as part of my Kin. ><!

    1. Yeah. That's why I like talking or rather listening to our Heathen Coordinator talk about it because he makes sense and he talks to you as an equal, intelligent being. I felt kind of bad because I haven't studied as much as I would have liked. There's so much I still don't know but at the same time, I don't have to know it all right away and will drive myself crazy if I try to cram it all in at once.

      LOL, you;re making the bed right now and I simply love that you have to take your pants off to do it! And that you are fighting Narcisa!

      For those who might be reading this, Amanda suffers from a family disease called "no-ass-at-all". LOL! So her pants like to fall down frequently.

  2. I don't know anything about practiced witchcraft, but I'm sorry about the people bumming you out with their stress. Sounds lame.
    Maybe that woman meant the Thor's Hammer cost 400 Swedish kronor? 55 dollars seems to make more sense than 400 - unless it was big, like a table decoration, or by a known designer. Or maybe she's just one of those elaborationists...

    I'm enjoying our mail-correspondence!

    1. Oh it's okay. I know that first impressions aren't always the true face of people, so if I see them again, I will see what they are like then. :)

      I hope she meant Swedish kronor otherwise she got taken for a ride. It was not big, it was small. She could be an elabrationist.

      I am enjoying our mail correspondence too!