So, Life Be Crazy.
Yes, I continue to live and breath. I had to move. The homesteading went bust. I’m planning on writing a much longer post about why I failed at this attempt, and what people who want to homestead themselves can learn from my failure. The gist is that we bit off more than we could chew, and my brother was not honest with himself about his physical abilities and what he could handle. There will be more details coming in the next few weeks. But my brother and I have gone our separate ways for the next few years. He is staying in Missouri, although we no longer own the land and he moved into an apartment a few days ago. Myself and the dogs moved back in with my old roommate in Indiana. I’ve lived in this particular house for 8 or 9 years now, at various times. It’s really weird, it’s the closest I have to a home to go back to. Other people have parents, I don’t have that, but I have my friend and this place, so I’m still blessed. Especially because finding a place to live with 2 mid-sized dogs can be a challenge sometimes.
Unfortunately, the Athena devotional has YET AGAIN been put on hold. My co-editor is also going through some crazy life re-adjustment at this time, so with the Editor of Neos Alexandria it was decided that it was best to push it back yet again. Sadly.
BUT, I have a file on my computer where I am still saving submissions, and I save them on my email and GoogleDocs (just in case my laptop dies – don’t want to lose all my writing again, now I back up in as many places as possible!!!). So, although there is no official date anymore, if you want to send your submissions for Shield of Wisdom to me at email@example.com, feel free to do so.
In the meantime, may I wish I joyous Lenaia to my Hellenic friends and a Happy Candlemas/Imbolc to the Wiccans!