::right now::

Right now, I am…

:: celebrating my love's graduation from midwifery school!

:: settling in to life in California - the fourth state the Apothecary has been in over the past year and a half.

:: excited about the Olympics (woohoo!) and the fact that they taking place during the season of Lughnasadh - a Celtic harvest festival involving games of skill and competitions in honor of the Goddess Tailtiu.

:: recognizing moments of pause and ... pausing ... in them.

:: loving the clever ones who support the Apothecary.  Get a sneak peak of just what an Apothecary package looks like at Daily Nuggets.

:: relishing escapes to magickal cabins in the Vermont woods.

:: thinking about how it is that the Apothecary puppy has been with us for one whole year!  We rescued him down in Austin and he was gracious enough to welcome us into his pack.

:: wearing a hot pink headscarf with a turquoise and white accent scarf.  Bright colors are food for my soul (and a great way to pick me out of a crowd)!

:: jumping up and down seeing our Essences in Sword+Fern up in Portland, OR.  See our little essences here!

:: considering the possibility of designing an e-course and continuing the Clever Hedgehog School of Herbology in an online and in-person format.

:: hoping for more hot summer days here on the coast - I'll send the cool weather to the midwest for a bit more warmth by the sea!

:: feeling joy every time I step out onto the potted garden porch that I'm currently cultivating.  It has lots of Basil in it of all sorts of varieties!

:: reading The Compleat Herbal by Ben Charles Harris which focuses on the wisdom of herbs through the Doctrine of Signatures.

:: listening to Eivør's Trøllabundin on repeat.  Seriously magickal sounds...

:: laughing at toddlers who know how to work a room and tear up a dance floor.

:: enjoying fruit!  Fresh, local, organic California fruit!

:: smiling at Sage (Salvia officinalis) and all the ways we've been spending time together - making oils, infused-honeys, and sacred bundles.

:: readying myself for the upcoming harvest season - some of the most enchanted times of the year for me.

:: loving the continuing adventures of Basil making new friends at the park.  He likes to wrestle with a Aussie-doodle named Cody, play tag with an Irish Setter named Lola, and has a grey twin named Jameson who he is just getting to know.

:: singing Lucy Love's We Are the Stars.

:: brewing batches of medicinal honeys, herbal oils, and more tea blends for wizards.

:: sending out lots of Traveling Tea Parties!

:: working on the Apothecary's first ebook!  Morning Mischief: Enchanted Herbal Recipes for Delicious Awakenings + Resolute Magnificence! will be full of remedy recipes, inspiring instructionals, and be full of colorful pictures as well as our unique design aesthetic that keeps this Apothecary quirky.

:: grateful for long summer days with golden light and seaside breezes.

:: wanting more sweet watermelon picnics.

:: wishing everyone a beautiful golden summer!

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