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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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January 03, 2006

housekeeping


the beginning of the New Year - no work at all done on my birthday & Jan 2nd this year was a public holiday here....so I start my housekeeping today and lots to catch up on as I haven't really done any cleaning at all since before Christmas ! shame on me..... so I am actually really looking forward to getting my pink gloves on, rolling up the sleeves and getting stuck into a mini spring clean [is that sad?] * I am going to strip the sheets on our bed * let the bed air all day while I give both bathrooms a good scrub. Once that is done I am going to smudge the rooms with a sage stick - it is something I like to do each New Year. I guess you could think that I sound like a bit of a nutter ! I have no idea why I do this, I just like the ceremonial ritual I guess. Many cultures & religions have used herbs for hundreds of years to clear negativity and 'evil spirits' and I like to think I am clearing the space from all last years negative stuff to make room for the wonderfully simple year that I am going to have. You know, I am actually feeling very excited about this year - I am truly looking forward to getting my house in to order, getting all the hand washing done & puttering. I can't wait to start my gratitude journal all over & have just started my illustrated discovery journal - what a fun year this will be !

11 Comments:

Blogger FindingJoy said...

Just sitting here feeling like a slug. Suddenly I have an urge to clean the bathrooms. Thanks ms*robyn!

9:20 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I can always count on your blog to help me find my comfort zone in my daily life. As I cleanI will be doing a mental cleaning as well to get rid of stress, grief and odd thoughts cluttering my mind.... Have a great day

10:03 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I needed another boost! Started cleaning but hearing your enthusiasm made me have a little more spring in my step.

Connie

2:04 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

What is an illustrated discovery jounal? That sounds so nice. I have noticed a long strand of a cobweb here in the computer room..they always amaze me with thier presence...like how do they get there. One swipe of the broom and it will be no longer...*smile*. I only get to scrubbing up when its sunshiny and I can see all the dust, then the urge to clean is in full force for me. Hope you have a wonderful day!

4:46 pm  
Blogger Flossy said...

I've decided it's just too hot to get to a good scrubbing, so am just doing the bare minimum I can get away with for now :)
I'm heading out next week on a Gratitude Journal hunt - I can't wait! I'm looking forward to a simply abundant year too.

8:33 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

Happy new year Robyn, hope this one is great for you!
what is a discovery journal?? Remember that kindered spirits memory tree you had, well I did something with the pic of it and put it in my journal too, I'll put it up in a post on blog soon. hang on better take a photo of it...oh love th ebckaground to your blog too!

12:18 am  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

housekeeping is one of my hidden talents... so hidden, it is very hard to find usually...
homemakerang

1:07 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

Robyn, I don't think you a nutter at all. I too enjoy doing small things like that. You should think of it as a blessing that you can enjoy the simple things in life instead of running around like a person with no roots to hold them still.
And it's belate as I haven't been around for awhile as I took a break to be with my children for the holidays ~~~ Happy, Happy Birthday!

1:13 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Incense is absolutely fabulous. It works fabulously to perk myself up, a good ol' bit of Nag Champa :-)

4:02 am  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh oh Oh I love the new font and this photo! so so so i don't know the word, but I like it!! Leave it to you to always have intersting fonts and things!
Inspiring!

8:12 am  
Blogger shellyC said...

Right with you there on the "simple" life....I am hoping to achieve it too!!

1:48 pm  

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