Yule 2013

This is the first year I have really been able to celebrate the Winter Solstice with my family, and it was a humble affair with just us, and the Spirits we left offerings for.

I had help cleaning up some junk, washed dishes, laundry, tidied the living room, and then made dinner. This solstice might be the start of me making scrambled eggs every year, they were delicious. My eldest J helped crack the eggs, add in the seasonings, and pour them into the hot pan onto the frying bacon.

Once they were done, I added in some shredded cheddar cheese, and fed my goblins and husband. Even our 11 month old got to try some eggs and cheese, she enjoyed them very much.

Once everyone was served, I placed some eggs and buttered bread (really margarine, but still tasty.) on a plate for the Gods, and prayed over them before putting them on our fridge altar. My prayer went something like:

“Hail to the Gods on this solstice night, may the sun be reborn and bring new light into our lives.

We thank the Gods for Their blessings during this year, and share this offering to welcome Them into our home.

Hail!”

My eldest J also wanted to add in “So Mote It Be.” at the end of our prayer too, she likes how it sounds when we use it in spells or chants.

We had received some presents from my husband’s folks in NM, and tonight the girls got to open them. Our eldest got clothing and a purse decorating kit, our 3 year old got clothes and a stuffed My Little Pony, and our littlest got clothes and a stuffed baby doll w/binky. We took lots of pictures to share with them in thanks, and our girls liked the gifts.

 

A Merry Yule to everyone, blessings to everyone on this sacred night *hug*

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About darkbookworm13

I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful girls, and married to the love of my life. I have been a practicing Witch since the summer of 2003, having studied many different paths over the years, ranging from Wicca, Goddess only worship (courtesy of StarHawk), Eclectic Paganism, Kitchen Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Hearthcraft, Spiritual Luciferianism, and more. I have worked with the Futhark runes, Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle deck, Tarot decks, and I am currently working on a customized divination set based on collected items. I like to work with herbs, and gardening. I crochet and make handicrafts like wood burned items, paintings, drawings, toys, and hand sewn doll clothes for my daughters. The only title I call my spiritual path is Witchcraft, as using magic entwines deeply with the worship of the Gods who call me Their own. My Patron deity is Loki, who has chosen me as His kin.
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