A Fall Morning, Hot Coffee and Milk, and Happy Saturn’s Day! #Journal #Magickal

A Fall Morning, Hot Coffee and Milk, and Happy Saturn’s Day! #Journal #Magickal

Good morning to all, and Happy Saturn’s Day!

I must say, I’m truly loving this weather. We’re enjoying the first real taste of Fall here in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The temperature is just perfect, 50’s at night and 70’s during the day. If I could find such a place that had weather like this all year round, I might very well be tempted to move.

We slept with the windows open last evening, and needed no fan. The peace of that was amazing and I think I slept better than I’ve done in months.

Last night, while drifting toward sleep, Campbell snuggled safely into the crook of my arm, I listened to sounds of the night I’d not heard in some time.

The low chatter of conversations coming from front porches along the street, dogs barking back and forth to one another while sending news through the network of the Twilight Bark, crickets chirping, and the hushed whisper of the crisp breeze floating through the rustling leaves. If that’s not the stuff lullabies are made of, I don’t know what is.

For the longest time, we lie perfectly still, Campbell with his ears pricked to catch every word of the night, his nose sniffing out each scent, and me absorbing all so I might try to capture it onto the page the next morning.

This morning, the coffee is hot and strong. There’s hot milk and sugar, and all is right with the world.

I’ve dragged out my old flannel shirt, which is nearly thin enough to watch the sunrise through and as I slipped into the arms of my old comfortable friend, I determined that I would find a way to get more of them for the coming winter.

My fleece socks are just right for my cold feet, and my Snuggy feels quite nice draped across my legs.

Today, I will be tending to housework, writing and finishing a book I’ve been reading.

I bid you a Happy Day, may Harmony find You, and Blessid Be.

*Magickal Calendar*

GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day

Saturday, 19 September 2020

GrannyMoon Says Today Is: Saturn’s Day
Day of Seatere, Seater, and Saturn and of Loki, the Norse god of tricks and
revelry. Saturday is ruled by Saturn, whose Magickal influences are:
longevity, endings, and homes. Saturday comes under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn’s influence directs our attention toward routine chores, customs, and
conventional traditions. Saturday is a good day for furthering our ambitions
through perseverance, patience, responsible action, and a sense of purpose .
Saturday – Wear turquoise, labradorite, or diamond. Use amethyst.
Saturday is a good day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving
spirit communication, meditation, psychic self-defense, binding, and
locating lost things or missing persons.
Today’s Goddesses: Ops, Rhea, Tellus Mater, Gaia, Eartha, Ge, Tonantzin,
Asherah, Anath, The Shekinah, The Matronit, Mary, Gula, Herodias, Oddudua,
Today’s Magickal Influences: Duties, Responsibilities, Finding Families,
Works Of Magic, Buildings, Meditation, Life, Doctrines
Today’s Energies: Female – Rules obstacles, overcoming blockages – Use for
magick involving overcoming limitations, the elderly, endings, deaths, blocks, constrictions, and those restricting you.
Incense: Pepperwort, Assodilious, Black Poppy Seeds, Henbane, Lodestone, Myrrh
Perfumes: Hyacinth, Pansy
Color of The Day: Black
Colors for Tomorrow: Orange, Gold and Yellow
Lucky Sign: Saturday Is The Lucky Day For Capricorn And Aquarius
Candle: Black


The magickal calendar and all GrannyMoon’s other endeavors can be found at: http://www.goddessschool.com


  1. Happy Saturday to you, Patty. Birds are singing outside my window this morning. Sun is bright. I had a cup of hot Red Rose tea with a teaspoon of sugar, and in my favorite crystal mug. I’m wearing my winter pajamas!

    Your message today is an excellent post – the first one of the day for me. Your reflections are tender and sweet. I loved being with you and Campbell for this little visit today. Our pets are so precious to us. We could never put a value on them, for they are priceless treasures. I tell my cats and dogs how much I love them, and I tell them I am thankful for this time we are together. I thank them for coming into my life and for being so faithful and loving to me. I try to never take them for granted but to stop and think of the gift they are to us every day that we have them with us.

    The past month has been a time of change and improvements inside and outside of our home. The kitchen project kept us occupied right now. I call it refreshment and not a remodel., We do not take away anything from the vintage aspects of our century home. We do not tear out anything and put in modern stuff – we refresh and restore, we do not destroy.

    Our home is important to us, and we love it. We want it to be comfortable and a beautiful place that makes us smile when we walk in the door. We want anyone who enters our home to feel comfortable and surrounded by beauty – we want it to be a happy place for anyone who steps in our doors. We began having the entire house done in Puerto Rico color combinations a couple of years before Bob was in the hospital in 2014. Earlier, we had our upstairs bathroom done this way after our daughter, Heidi McClure and her husband, Jerry, worked on it to fix the plaster. They fixed it and it was as nice as a new room. Bob painted it in Puerto Rico colors. I continued with the updates in painting by having three rooms done while Bob was away so much that year. He was battling acute myeloid leukemia and had a stem cell transplant in October 2014. That year, we had two bedrooms painted upstairs and his reading room on the first floor was done for him, too. He enjoys it every day since he is an avid reader.

    We are doing the remaining rooms now.

    For the past month, the kitchen is under attack – the painters were here for a week every day – prepping and painting. Now we can finish up with the new floor and backsplash. We went shopping on Wednesday for those items – my brother and sister-in-law took us and helped us find what we had in mind.

    On Wednesday, we went to Home Depot and bought the tile that will be our kitchen floor. We ordered the glass tile that will be our backsplash. The one we picked out is not in stock. We won’t get delivery on it till October 14. This glass tile is called “Abalone,” It looks like abalone – can you imagine that on the backsplash between the white upper cupboards and the turquoise lower ones?

    I wanted something that would be a powerful connection between the two areas. This brings in our love of nature, too. My brother found this for us.

    Our new floor will also reflect our love of nature.

    tile for the floor is in large slabs. The floor will look and feel like walking on a shady stone pathway. It will give the kitchen a feeling of something beautiful outside – stones and rocky ledges. We are crazy for stones of all kinds. We have bowls of stones throughout the house. They bring in good energy, by the way.

    Of course, we are now looking at the living and dining rooms.

    We are thinking about how we can refresh them later in the year or during the winter months.

    The color on the walls is much too soft, a peach color.

    Pastel colors have white paint added to the primary color. This mixture makes the colors chalky. That is what makes them pastel. I’m not too fond of pastel colors. We are looking at colors now and are considering something in the red family – I have two couches in the living room – one is yellow, one is white. The carpeting throughout the entire house is white, and even when the carpet needs replaced, we will do it in white again.

    With all of that done, next year, there will be only one more little room to get refreshed, and that will be the downstairs powder room.

    It is just off the kitchen, next to Bob’s reading room. That little room gets used all day long. My office is off the kitchen in the other direction, and it is wood panelling, which I will keep as it is. It is my little hide-a-way, separate from the rest of the house – a world all it’s own. At the moment, 2 of my cats are seated in the open window looking outside as they do every morning. My feet are cold because it is cold out, and that air is coming into my office. But, it feels good – I love cold and cooler weather.

    Yesterday, my computer and house phone were offline most of the day. A technician at the cable company walked me through the process of fixing them over the phone. Now, I hope I can remember how to do this again if I need to. Meanwhile, the men arrived around 9 in the morning to begin installing the Leaf Filter system in the gutters of the house. They cleaned the gutters, sealed them, and installed the system. It’s expensive, and we have many gutters on the house and barn, but my husband is no longer able to be up on the roofs several times a year doing this work. It made sense to me to invest in this now so that he would not be stressing over the falling leaves and the winter weather that brings down branches and dirt to fill the gutters. The men were here nearly all day – finished up around three. This system is under warranty for 80 years – and it adds tremendous sales value to a property. The contract is handed down to the new owner when we sell the property, so it goes on for the new owners. It is guaranteed that never in the 80 years will we ever have a clogged gutter. This improvement is an investment for Bob’s safety and increases our home’s value in the future. I’d be so happy if we could spend every day of our life in this comfortable vintage home where we have lived since June 1967. We raised our fiver children here. Every year on Christmas day, the family arrives for a day of celebration. Some come and stay for a few days, or at least overnight. It is something we look forward to all year long.

    As for my writing this week, I am working on my revision of Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage. I placed all of the poems into my new draft format – I may add a few as I begin reading the journals. I know I will write a few more poems based on information and descriptions in the journals. I’ve already created some new haiku poems based on that primary source.

    I will be gathering some of the original Journal entries to put into the book as I am reading through them. The series of journal entries will set a historical context for the poems and stories. I think these little pieces will add to the collection.

    In January 2003, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage became my first published book. The revision is a personal goal for me. I’ve wanted to do this update for some years. I changed the title of the book to Songs for the Pilgrimage.

    This is the view from River Road, Saturday, September 19, 2020.


    1. Good morning Lynda.

      How wonderful to hear from you on this Magnificent morning.

      The view from the River Road Studio is delightful. Your home refreshment projects are going to make a marvelous difference to your world and creative abilities, and they’re a joy to read of on this Superb Saturday.

      Here in the Campbell Kingdom, the sun has risen, the air is crisp, and the birds are having conversations in the trees.

      The streets are quiet all but for an occasional jogger, or slow moving car passing by. The silence is punctuated once and a while by the bark of a dog or call of a neighbor’s voice as they wave a friendly hello to another from their window, porch or yard.

      I do so love having conversations with you about the goings on in your life. This world of electronic communication is to me a blessing of great magnitude. I cannot help but believe that had such a thing been available to me as a child growing up away from home at the school for the blind that my relationship with my family would’ve been so much closer.

      I’ve always loved writing letters. The written word is most times so very much more expressive. I feel we’ve time to think and state clearly exactly what we want to share with those whom we are communicating.

      When I read the descriptions of your kitchen I can imagine being there, visiting with you as we cook or sit sipping a cup of hot tea, coffee or glass of wine.

      When you write of your Zen garden I am transported from where I am into the beauty of it and with you I am there. My hands in the dirt, with the breezes blowing through my sweat dampened hair.

      When you write of the experiences you had growing up I can see and hear the people you speak of.

      And I am glad to know that you’re having a similar experience when you read of mine and Campbell’s time together.

      There has never been such a beautiful world as we live in at this moment in time, and though there are some spots within that are marred by people’s ugly actions, we need not let that detract from the many gifts we have before us in this here and now.

      To me what I’m doing at this very moment in time, sitting here hundreds of miles away from you, yet being able to connect directly to you in this way is one of the most treasured things I have, and that others take it for granted leaves me feeling sad for them for they know not what has been given to them at all.

      I bid you an incredible day. May every single second bring you beauty and joy!

      May Harmony find You and Blessid may You Be.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely response to me.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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