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Under the Magical New Years New Moon!

Happy New Years!

It’s a new cycle of life! Every year we all make promises with ourselves then later break them with some kind of justification why we failed. Several years ago I threw out this notion of resolutions. I now employ the idea of planting seeds of my goals.

Downtown Fort Collins Business Association

This New Years is special because it falls on a new moon. Why does it make is special you ask? It’s the perfect time to plant seeds. New moons are a good time to start new things. As the moon light grows so does your seeds. Since New Year has the built-in idea of starting a new things and goal now it should be doubly effective. So don’t make resolutions plant seeds.

These are the seeds I am planting this year or continuing to nourish older seeds:

  • Write and create more
    • Blog postings
      • Personal Site
      • 3 minions and A Ritual
    • Vloging for my personal site.
    • Continue working on my first novel
  • Continue live health drop more weight and have fun doing it
  • Gardening
  • Volunteering
    • Continue work with Ignite Fort Collins
    • Loveland Creatorspace (not really volunteering but being involved)
    • Create a children program for promotion of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
  • Learn more
    • Electronic and Prototyping

As you can see I have a lot of seeds I am planting or have planted. Don’t worry I have a plan and you can’t garden with out a plan! so go Plan and plant those seeds for the new year!

Thanks to the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association inspiration of the title of the blog post. They have First Night Event with the theme of “Under the Magical Moon” when it is a new moon.

Happy Yule!

It’s start of a new cycle of light! The day will now grow longer and longer each day! It has me thinking of myself and habits and  I need to change them.  In way to help out with this I am going to set some goals for myself and revisit them once a month.

First goal for the year is to drop 250 lbs this an overall long term goal of the year. On a shorter side of this goal i will do weekly goals toward my overall goal I think this will help me not feel overwhelmed by my over all goal.  This weeks goal is to go to gym 3 times and do some stretching every night this week.

Second goal of the year is to save and pay for my wedding. Which we are hoping for the November 1st date. We will be making a decision by the end of January. I am also setting a bi-weekly goal of saving money from my account of min of $50. Of course I will be setting other goals and may mostly likely increase this monetary goal.

Third goal is to get my CCNA cert finished again I will have weekly goals.  To start is to read 2 chapters a week from my books.

Last goal of this year is to work on my photography! I am setting a goal of 35 photos a week to start out with and then edit them to 5 published on my website.

Wish me luck!

Cloak Of Winter

The life has left,
left to sleep.
The land begins to become bitter with cold.
On this day a blanket of white shall fall from the sky.
So let it,
let it put the earth to sleep.
Let the earth deeply sleep,
for the forth coming renewal of life.
The cloak is seen as death.
Let the solstice become one of life.
This is a time,
a time of darkness.
Let the cloak heal all of humanity.
Let the cloak protect us from ourselves.
The spell is cast!
Forever the light,
with hope will shine.

By: Matthew P. Stein – 1996


ScampMath is doing well. Lora is doing better. Math is working hard. Lora is looking. Both seem to love each other as much as they love us. We get food and water. Lots of ear scratching. The clutter is leaving for other places and spaces. Leaving room for love and good luck to fill this hearth and home. Sending all of you love and fuzzies.

Happy Holidays and a Fabulous New Year.


PS—Send more catnip. It makes it easier to live with Sassy.

2007 Feline Files Summary Report

Winter—After years of living with our human servant … err … companion (must remember our new social sensitivity training) in solitude, she has acquired a new male companion. He seems basically acceptable at this point. His first installation was a magnificent multi-level cardboard and shelving pieces of art. It contained a new variety of hiding spaces and cozy sleeping nooks. He also seems to be amendable to filling our food dishes when ever they seem to be empty.

Although he does need further feline domestic living training, he has an unacceptable habit of scaring the catnip out of me during the nighttime hours by petting or scratching me while I am lurking in the dark or sleeping on the uppermost perches without any difficulty. I have tried fluffing my fur at him and even lowered myself to hissing once. He has a strange immunity to my laser like glare. I have tried to explain this to the female human, but after years of linguistic lessons, she still does not understand basic Meow. I am currently using a suggestion from Feline to Human Social Sensitivity Training Manual and implementing the following tacks:

  • Vocal demands for attention with obstacles between the two of us.
  • Actively ignoring him by walking into a room, eyeballing him, and then displaying my tail in his general direction.
  • Sleep on or play with his pet “mouse”. (Although why they call that plastic thing with an impossibly long tail a mouse, I have no idea. According to our data, a mouse is small furry creature meant to be chased and consumed with a vicious delight.)

At this point he seems more amused than anything. His training will continue. Hopefully we can bring things up to an acceptable level.

Note to Research and Development: Can you please provide samples of catnip to us? We are starting to believe that this substance is completely a myth.

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