Daily Stuff 1-22-15 St. Vincent

Hi, folks!

Waves tide Minus tide at 8:06 PM of -1.2 feet.

It’s 48F and pretty thoroughly clouded up although there was some sunshine, earlier. The little birds are all playing in the clematis. It doesn’t look like it’s going to rain, even if there’s a slight chance of it, but they’re all hopping and flapping around. Most are juncos and sparrows, although there’s one rusty-looking one that I don’t recognize. I haven’t had a birdfeeder this winter since some critter climbed into it and broke it. <sigh> I miss getting to see all the birds.

motif plant flower roseofsharonYesterday was too busy even to think! Off and on all day I was working on newsletter things. Tending three blogs is….interesting…. to put it mildly! I was sorting pictures and jokes and magick all day.

Another chore was planting my bag gardens. I want some greens for the middle of February, so they had to go in, soonest. I planted mostly mesclun and gourmet lettuce blends, short-season things. I’ll go back over the next few days and plant my ball carrots and odd radishes.

soup food motifThe other thing was cooking. Hatch and I made a really good beef and barley soup. We’re saving a gallon of it for our feast, a quart in the freeze, and another quart and a dividend in the fridge. We were going to make piroshki, but ran out of oomph.

011915 CoffeeI found a picture from a couple of days ago >>>>> that was kinda funny. Tempus and I have brand-new coffee mugs, double-sized with little sweaters that we gave each other for Little Christmas. We’ve been using them to take our coffee to the shop in the morning. The other day, he dropped me off first and took off to run another errand. I don’t remember why, but I had both cups of coffee. I always set mine in the planter when I open the door, then grab it, take it in and set it on my mug warmer. Apparently I set ’em both down and then only grabbed one. When Tempus came in he couldn’t figure out what he had done with his mug and we went around in circles until I sat down at my desk and couldn’t figure out where the “ghost” cup was coming from. 🙂 I’m used to the reflection, but it seemed to be in the wrong place! Wow, did we laugh!

motif plant flower showyladyslippersToday the shop is open 11-5. We have Sewing at 3pm, but other than that, it’s the same-old-same-old. Tempus is going to stay home to work on lawn-mowers today, though, so the Psychic sign won’t be out. I might be in back sewing, or up front trying to get the embroidery display a little closer to being re-set.

Valiente wise

Saint_johns_wort_hypericum perforatumToday’s plant is St. John’s Wort,Hypericum perforatum,which traditionally blooms at mid-summer on the pagan festival that the feast of St. John the Baptist replaced. It is widely used in the treatment of depression  and to ward off evil, both in a medical and magickal sense. Charms made of this herbs, harvested on the summer solstice (or on June 24 or July 7, depending on your culture) make some of the best protection charms (especially against lightning) and good prosperity charms.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_John%27s_wort

Vincent feast 0122Today is the feast of St. Vincent who is a thinly-veiled version of Apollo as the sun-god. It’s a little weird that so many of the saints end up having been gods, but the needs of humans for beings to work with that are a little more understandable than ”God the all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful” dictate that we gotta have ‘em. Take away the old gods and we’ll invent new…. The plant associated with him is Draba Verna, Whitlow Grass. Today is a weather/prosperity prognostication day.

If on St Vincent’s Day the sky is clear
More wine than water will crown the year. – 
Traditional

Or….

Remember on St Vincent’s Day
If that the sun his beams display,
Be sure to mark his transient beam
Which through the window sheds a gleam;
For ’tis a token bright and clear,
Of prosperous weather all the year. – 
Traditional

More here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_of_Saragossa not St. Vincent de Paul whose page is here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_de_Paul  More on this saint’s plant is here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draba_verna

motif Imbolc PentacleThe shop opens at 11am. Winter hours are 11am-5pm Thursday through Monday. Need something off hours? Give us a call at 541-563-7154 or Facebook or email at ancientlight@peak.org If we’re supposed to be closed, but it looks like we’re there, try the door. If it’s open, the shop’s open! In case of bad weather, check here at the blog for updates, on our Facebook as Ancient Light, or call the shop.

Love & Light,
Anja

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Dianas Bow MoonWaxing Moon Magick The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or healthy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 2/3 at 3:09pm. Diana’s BowOn the 3rd day after the new moon you can (weather permitting) see the tiny crescent in the sky, the New Moon holding the Old Moon in her arms. Begin on your goals for the next month. A good time for job interviews or starting a project. Take a concrete step! God/dess aspect: Daughter/Son/Innocence Associated God/dess: Vesta, Horus. Phase ends at the Quarter on 1/26 at 8:48pm. 

Astro venusAstro marsThe waxing crescent Moon now shines well above Venus and to the right of Mars.
Astro jupiterMutual event among Jupiter’s moons. Early on Friday morning, from 4:06 to 4:20 a.m. EST, Callisto casts its shadow onto its neighbor moon Ganymede, dimming Ganymede by an obvious 1.4 magnitudes around the middle of that time. Ganymede is normally the brightest of Jupiter’s four big moons. Even with just a small telescope, you can watch it briefly become a trace fainter than Callisto, which normally is the faintest. Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa will all appear close together..
Astro neptuneNeptune (magnitude 7.9, in Aquarius) is sinking down into the evening twilight, in the background of Mars.
Comet_Lovejoy_Jan2015_chartComet Lovejoy is still at its predicted brightest this week, and it’s high in the evening sky comet-lovejoy-c-2014-q2-howeswith no Moon yet. The comet is glowing at about 4th magnitude more or less west of the Pleiades. It’s very obvious in binoculars, and it’s dimly visible to the unaided eye if you have a very good dark sky. Article and finder chart: See Comet Lovejoy Tonight

Goddess Month of Hestia runs from 12/26 – 1/22
Goddess Month of of Bridhe, runs from 1/23 – 2/19
Celtic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17
Rune Runic Month 02 Perth PeorthRunic half-month of Perdhro/ Peorth, 1/12-1/27. – Feast of Brewing, Druidic, Source: The Phoenix and Arabeth 1992 Calendar

Sun in AquariusSun in Aquarius
Moon in PiscesMoon in Aquarius enters Pisces at 4:48am
Mercury Retrograde 7:54am (2/11)
Juno and Jupiter (4/8/15) Retrograde
Color: Turquoise

Planting 1/22&23

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©2014 M. Bartlett, Some parts separately copyright

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Celtic Tree Month Rowan berries, LuisCeltic Tree Month of Luis/Rowan, Jan 21-Feb 17, Luis (LWEESH)/rowan – The rowan, or mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia L.) is related to servceberries. The red berries were historically used to lure birds into traps, and the specific epithet aucuparia comes from words meaning “to catch a bird”. Birds are also responsible for dispersing the seeds. Rowans thrive in poor soils and colonize disturbed areas. In some parts of Europe they are most common around ancient settlements, either because of their weedy nature or because they were planted. Rowans flower in May. They grow to 15 m (50 feet) and are members of the Rose family (Rosaceae). They are cultivated in North America, especially in the northeast.
Celtic Tree Month Rowan Luis Rowan Sitka Sorbus_sitchensisLuis – Rowan Ogam letter correspondences
Month: December
Color: Grey and Red
Class: Peasant
Letter: L
Meaning: Controlling your life; Protection against control by others.
Plant Tree Apple Quert LuisQuert – Apple Ogam letter correspondences to study this month
Month: None
Color: Green
Class: Shrub
Letter: Q
Meaning: A choice must be made

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Waves tide

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Tides for Alsea Bay
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                                    Visible
Th  22     High   1:49 AM     8.1   7:44 AM    Rise  8:53 AM      2
~    22      Low   7:33 AM     1.8   5:12 PM     Set  8:26 PM
~    22     High   1:23 PM     9.0
~    22      Low   8:06 PM    -1.2

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Affirmation/Thought for the Day – In the Name of the All-Mother: I will sow my seed and prepare for the crop that I expect.

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Newsletter Journal PromptJournal Prompt – What does this quote say to you? – In the “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, Mole says, “Toad’s hour, of course! …I remember  now! We’ll teach him to be a sensible Toad!” Do you think people can be taught to be sensible? Explain your answer.

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Quotes

~  Imagination is intelligence with an erection. – Victor Hugo
~  A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. – Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer
~  Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life. – Lawrence Kasdan
~  Don’t be so concerned with what might happen tomorrow that you forget to live today. – Steve Keating CSE

The melancholy days have come,
the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds,
and naked woods,
and meadows brown and sear. – William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) US poet and newspaper editor

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divider Imbolc BorderImbolc motif CandlesImbolc Magick – Celebrating Candlemas Information compiled by Waverly Fitzgerald

Candlemas is one of my favorite holidays of the year with its promise of a new beginning. Poised at the start of early spring, when buds and bare green stems are poking through the soil in some more temperate parts of the country, like the Pacific Northwest where I live, it renews my belief that I can make my life better, shed the old skins of past beliefs and bad habits and launch into a new bloom.

The promises of the return of the light and the renewal of life made at the winter solstice are now becoming manifest. It’s the dawn of the year. It’s time to creep out of the hibernation of winter, cautiously like the Ground Hog who supposedly emerges on this day to check his shadow. It’s the time of germination. It’s the traditional time for new beginnings in pagan covens, when new members are initiated and take a new name, while solitary practitioners might dedicate themselves to a deity and make a pledge to a course of action or study during the year.  This initiation may come to you whether you choose it or not. Vicki Noble wrote in Shakti Woman about the powerful initiatory dream that activated her kundalini energy which came to her on Candlemas.

I’ve had a harder time than usual discerning which holidays to include in this packet, mostly because the two strands of Candlemas (I think of them as white and red, new moon and full, innocence and spring fever, candle wax and hot flame, Agnes and Agatha) are interwoven into so many holidays of early spring including:

The white thread of Candlemas

  • Imbolc, the Celtic festival whose rituals have probably been inherited by
  • St Bridget
  • Candlemas
  • Purification of our Lady
  • Sementiva, an ancient Roman sowing festival
  • Ground Hog’s Day
  • St Blaise, on whose early February holiday seeds are blessed
  • St Agnes

The red thread: full moon festivals of early spring

  • St Agatha, whose celebration features the same torches that probably once burned for Juno Februata
  • Lupercalia, the ancient purification/spring fever ritual of the Romans that became
  • Valentines Day
  • Purim
  • Mardi Gras

The Quarter Days

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the quarter days are “the four days fixed by custom as marking off the quarters of the year, on which tenancy of houses usually begins and ends, and the payment of rent and other quarterly charges falls due.” Both Maire MacNeill and the OED make a distinction between the English and Scottish (Celtic) quarter days (sometimes the English call the Scottish quarter days cross-quarter-days, and vice versa):

Celtic/Scottish English
 
Imbolc/Candlemas (Feb 1)
Lady Day (Mar 25)
Beltane/Whitsun (May 1)
Midsummer/St John  (June 24)
Lughnasa/Lammas (Aug 1)
Michaelmas (Sep 29)
Halloween/Samhain (Nov 1)Martinmas (Nov 11)
Christmas (Dec 24)

The English quarter days are closely aligned with the equinoxes and solstices (although they have been shifted slightly to fall on the nearest Church holidays).  The equinoxes and the solstices are astronomically determined, based on when the sun moves into a particular zodiac sign, which is why they slip around (over a 3 day period) from year to year. By choosing the closest church holiday, the quarter days became fixed on the same date each year, more convenient for planning.

The Celtic or Scottish quarter days are related to agricultural phenomenon rather than the movements of the sun. Feb 1st (Candlemas/Imbolc) is the time when branches bud and bulbs poke through the soil (at least here in the Pacific Northwest where our seasons correspond quite nicely with the old Celtic seasons). May 1 (May Day or Beltane) is the time when the May tree flowers and the flowers begin their dance of attraction. August 1 (Lammas or Lughnasad) is the time of the first harvest, when the grain is cut. And November 1 (Halloween or Samhain) is the last harvest, the end of the agricultural year and the start of the dark time of hibernation.

In America, we tend to think of the equinoxes and solstices as the start of each season but the old British names for the holidays (for instance Midsummer on June 24) suggest an older understanding in which they mark the midpoint of each season. The Celtic quarter days are then the starting dates for each season. This was certainly the way the Celts looked at it. They thought of Samhain (Nov 1) as the start of winter, which was also the start of their year, and Beltane (May 1) as the start of summer, when the flocks were driven out to their summer pastures.

The quarter days have always been seen as significant moments in time. They liminal times, like gateways between the seasons, sometimes viewed as auspicious and sometimes as dangerous.

Imbolc motif BridgetIn Celtic lands, these quarter days were celebrated with great assemblies, like the Teltown Fair (on August 1). On these occasions, people gathered for religious ceremonies, judicial proceedings, marriages and fairs, games and races. Great bonfires are associated with most of the Celtic quarter days; often fires were rekindled. Protection rites were also performed: Bridget’s crosses were made for Imbolc, special bannocks crumbled in the corners of barns on Lughnasa.

It was unlucky on quarter days to give away anything (just as taking anything out of the house on New Year’s Day brings bad luck) so too, giving away fire (in the form of kindling or ember) or milk or rennet might mean the household would go without in the coming season. This ill luck applied to the Monday after the Quarter Day as well.

To prevent your cows from being bewitched, draw water from the well before sunrise, pour it into a pail over a silver coin and give the “silvered” water to your animals to drink. I like this idea of silvered water for protection–perhaps you could use this on your house plants, your domestic animals and yourself.

The first Monday of the Quarter,
Take care that luck leave not thy dwelling.

Quarter days were also good days for divination. On the island of Lewis, girls noted the name of the first man they met on a quarter day, since he would have the same last name as their future spouse. The quarter days were considered lucky for getting married, setting out on a journey or starting a new project.

According to MacNeill, special bannocks were made on each of the Quarter Days: a large one for the family and smaller ones for each individual. People ate them outdoors and threw a piece over each shoulder, saying: “Here to thee, wolf, spare my sheep; there to thee, fox, spare my lambs; here to thee, eagle, spare my goats; there to thee, raven, spare my kids; her to thee, martin, spare my fowls; there to thee, harrier, spare my chickens.”

The Monday after a quarter day is another time for a special divination called a frith. The frithir fasts during the day and at sunrise, barefoot and bareheaded, walks around the household fire three times saying prayers to the Virgin Mary and St Bridget. Then with closed eyes, the frithir goes to the threshold, places a hand on either side and asks a specific question about the coming season. She then opens her eyes and notes what she sees, interpreting them in light of her question.

Imbolc motif lambsImbolc

An ancient Celtic festival considered the first day of spring. Unfortunately little is known about the rituals associated with this holiday, except that ewes were milked. Various scholars have derived the word Imbolc from Ol-melc (ewe’s milk) because the ewes are lactating at this time, Im-bolg (around the belly) in honor of the swelling belly of the earth goddess, and folcaim (I wash) because of the rites of purification which took place at this time. All of these meanings capture themes of the festival.

A medieval quatrain fills in a few more sketchy details:

  • Tasting every food in order
  • This is what behoves at Imbolc
  • Washing of hand and feet and head
  • It is thus I say

Much of the lore associated with Imbolc was probably absorbed into the customs surrounding St. Bridget’s holiday on February 1.

St Brigid

  • The dandelion lights its spark
  • Lest Brigid find the wayside dark.
  • And Brother Wind comes rollicking
  • For joy that she has brought the spring.
  • Young lambs and little furry folk
  • Seek shelter underneath her cloak. – W. M. Letts

February 1st is the feast day of St Brigid, who began her life as a pagan goddess and ended up a Christian saint. The great high goddess, Bride or Brigid, was a fire and fertility goddess, perhaps embodied in the stars in the constellation we view as Orion. In her temple at Kildare, her priestesses tended an eternal flame. She presided over all transformations: birth and brewing, metal-smithing and poetry, the passage from winter to spring.

Imbolc motif icon of st BrigidIcon of St Brigid by Patricia Banker from her website http://www.saintspreserved.com

The legends about the goddess Brigid gradually became associated with the (somewhat spurious) Saint Brigid who founded the first convent in Ireland (where else?) at Kildare. Her emblem is a cow and many legends tell of how Brigid kept guests at her abbey supplied (often miraculously) with milk and butter. Her flower is the dandelion, whose yellow flower is the color of butter and whose stem when broken releases a milky sap. St Brigid supposedly helped at the birth of Jesus, thus she is the patron saint of midwives and pregnant women. She is also the patron of poets, scholars, healers, dairymaids and blacksmiths, recalling many of the arts under the protection of the goddess Bride.In Celtic lore, she is the daughter of the Dagda, the Good God, who marries her to Bres of the Fomors. Her name may be derived from Gaelic breo aigit or fiery arrow or (the Matthews prefer ) a Sanskrit derivation Brahti or high one. As Bride, the Queen of Heaven, she seems to have been a sun goddess. In one tale, St Brigid carries a burning coal in her apron. In another tale, flames engulf her body without burning her.

On the eve of her feast day in Ireland, people put out a loaf of bread on the windowsill for the Saint and an ear of corn for her white cow, offerings for the grain goddess like the loaf buried in the first furrow. Wheat stalks are woven into X-shaped crosses to be hung from rafters as charms to protect homes from fire and lightning.

In Ireland, the birds known as oyster-catchers (in Gaelic they are called Gille righde, the servants of Bride) appear on St Brigid’s day and are said to bring spring with them. Another famous emergence is described in this ancient poem:

  • This is the day of Bride,
  • The Queen will come from the Mound.
  • This is the day of Bride,
  • The serpent will come from the hole.

The snake links Brigid with the Roman Tellus Mater, the chthonic earth mother honored in the rituals of Sementiva, and often shown suckling a snake. The snake has always been a symbol of resurrection and new life, both for the way it emerges from the underworld and the way it sheds its skin.

During the 19th century, Alexander Carmichael collected and compiled folk customs from the West Highlands, including many revolving around Bridget. On  her holiday, women get together to make Brigid’s crosses at night. They also dress the corn doll or last sheaf (from Lammas or autumn equinox) in a bridal gown and put her in a basket which is called the Bride’s bed. A wand, candle or other phallic object is laid across her and the Bride is invited to come for her bed is ready. If the blankets are rumpled in the morning, this is seen as a good omen. Obviously the goddess whose mating brings life to the land is not the abbess of a convent but the great fertility goddess.

In the west Scottish highlands, midwives blessed newborn babes with fire and water in Brigid’s name. The midwife would pass the baby back and forth across the fire three times (perhaps recalling Demeter’s dipping of Triptolemus in the fire), carry the baby around the fire there times and then perform the “midwife’s baptism” with water, saying

  • A small wave for your form
  • A small wave for you voice
  • A small wave for your speech
  • A small wave for your means
  • A small wave for your generosity
  • A small wave for your appetite
  • A small wave for your wealth
  • A small wave for your life
  • A small wave for your health
  • Nine wave of grace upon you
  • Waves of the Giver of Health.

In most cultures, the woman of the house is responsible for keeping the hearth fire burning. In the west Highlands, the housewife spoke a charm invoking Brigid as she carried out this task. The embers were spread in a circle, then divided into three equal heaps.and one central heap. Three turves of peat were placed between the three heaps and the center and the whole covered with ash. The charm wrapped the protection of Brigid around the house and its occupants. Brigid is also the goddess of many healing wells. Thus her symbols are both water and fire.

Imbolc motif sowingFirst Sowing

Pamela Berger has written a book, The Goddess Obscured, about the rituals celebrated at the time of the first sowing when the earth is awakened and the seed placed in the belly of the earth. This is a significant moment in a community which depends on the earth for sustenance. The fields were purified and offerings were made to the goddess.

This medieval Anglo-Saxon plowing charm, preserved in a manuscript in the British Museum and recorded by Berger, was said by the farmer while cutting the first furrow:

  • Whole be thou Earth
  • Mother of men.
  • In the lap of God,
  • Be thou as-growing.
  • Be filled with fodder
  • For fare-need of men.

The farmer then took a loaf of bread, kneaded it with milk and holy water, and laid it under the first furrow, saying:

  • Acre full fed,
  • Bring forth fodder for men!
  • Blossoming brightly,
  • Blessed become;
  • And the God who wrought the ground,
  • Grant us the gifts of growing,
  • That the corn, all the corn,
  • May come unto our need.

Sementiva

Berger suggests that the Candlemas rituals for appeasing the earth at plowing may be derived from a Roman festival, Sementiva (from the word for seed which also gives us semen).  Ovid is the first to mention it and includes it in his calendar of festivals under late January, but it was apparently not fixed to a particular date but took place whenever the fields were ready for sowing. To appease the earth goddess, who has been been “wounded” by the plow, the farmer made offerings to Tellus Mater and Ceres which included flat cakes, seed and a pregnant sow. Tellus Mater, the Roman earth mother, was often depicted in early art with a snake nursing at her breast.

Later Joannes Lydus says Sementiva was celebrated on two days, the day of sowing and seven days later when the seeds began to sprout. On the first day, sacrifices were made to Demeter (who corresponded with Tellus Mater), the earth that received the grain, and the seventh day, sacrifices were made to Kore (who corresponded to Ceres), the creative force of the seed.

A first century BC poet Tibullus describes the festival in more detail. Participants abstained from sex the night before, bathed and put on new clothing. Ceres and Bacchus were invoked and asked to provide abundance and protect the grain from danger. A lamb was sacrificed and the cattle and fields were purified. Perhaps the cattle were driven between smoky bonfires as the Celts did at Beltane or torches were carried around the fields.

Virgil describes a typical procession around the field in this passage:

  • …But chiefly pay
  • Fit worship to the gods. Make sacrifice
  • Each year to sovereign Ceres, when the grass
  • Is green and glad, the winter making end
  • And gentle Spring is in the air, when lambs
  • Are fattening, when the wine grows smooth and mild,
  • And sweet is slumber in cool hillside shade.
  • Let all the country youth of manly prime
  • On Ceres call, bearing her tribute due
  • Of honey mixed with milk and sweet, new wine.
  • Three times around the freshly bladed corn
  • The blessed victim guide, while all the choir
  • In gladsome company an anthem sing,
  • Bidding the goddess to their lowly doors.
  • And let no reaper touch the ripened corn
  • With sickle keen until his brows bind
  • With twine of oak-leaf, while he trips along
  • In artless dance with songs in Ceres’ praise.

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motif Silliness SmilieSilliness – The Twelve Days of Declutter (ok…I know…it’s actually 15 days) By L. Morgan

On the first day of our challenge
Flylady said to me, “Fling it and you will be free!”

On the second day of challenge,
Clutter came to me,
Two torn pajamas,
“Fling it and you will be free.”

On the third day of challenge,
Clutter came to me,
Three blankets,
Two torn pajamas,
“Fling it and you will be free!”

On the fourth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
Four bags of clothes,
Three blankets,
Two torn pajamas,
“Fling it and you will be free!”

On the fifth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three blankets,
Two torn pajamas
“Fling it and you will be free”!

On the sixth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three old blankets,
Two torn pajamas
“Fling it and you will be free”!

On the seventh day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
Seven empty jars
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three old blankets,
Two torn pajamas
“Fling it and you will be free”!

On the eighth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
Eight broken toys,
Seven empty jars,
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three old blankets,
Two torn pajamas,
“Fling it and you will be free!”

On the ninth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
Nine moldy books,
Eight broken toys,
Seven empty jars,
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three blankets,
Two torn pajamas
“Fling it and you will be free.”

On the tenth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
Ten window screens,
Nine moldy books,
Eight broken toys,
Seven empty jars,
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three blankets,
Two torn pajamas,
“Fling it and you will be free!”

On the eleventh day of challenge
Clutter came to me.
Eleven bags of leaves,
Ten window screens,
Nine moldy books,
Eight broken toys
Seven empty jars,
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three blankets
Two torn pajamas
“Fling it and you will be free”!

On the twelfth day of challenge,
Clutter came to me.
Twelve pots and pans
Eleven bags of clothes,
Ten window screens,
Nine moldy books,
Eight broken toys,
Seven empty jars,
Six mismatched dishes,
FIVE TOILET RINGS!
Four bags of clothes,
Three blankets,
Two torn pajamas
FLING IT AND YOU WILL BE>>>>>>FREE!!!!!

(The toilet rings were the wax rings I stored ontop of my stackable washer and dryer. They melted.) 🙂

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