Happy 1st Day!

Don’t worry, no April Fools Day here. It’s a pity when your birthday month starts on April the 1st.

While I am having a hard time with my birthday this year, I do look forward to realizing that I have made it another year, when other’s have not. I feel relatively “normal” still. I’m not talking to my Dad, I keep asking for money for my birthday, since I have none. I keep trying to think of reasons to “celebrate”, and all I have is that I lived another year…Somehow, lol.

It’s weird, I’m alright with it (my birthday), but when people ask me why I don’t want too celebrate, I have answers. When I go to say why I should celebrate it, I can’t think of a good enough reason too, lol.

Maybe I’ll get a room somewhere by myself and just relax for a night.

Mardi Gras, 2022 – Australia

Mardi Gras in Australia ended just yesterday (Sunday), I was so proud, my baby brother was apart of it! He was in NSW, however, and they have been nearly as huge floods as QLD. Which is needless to say, with everything, I wouldn’t blame people for not knowing.

Last night I watched as Australia cheered on trans groups at the Mardi Gras. Today I saw ONE Australian try to spread fear about trans people, and that misinformation was then shared by ONE Scottish billionaire fiction writer. Be Loud and Support trans people! We are more then them!

What I would like to share with you all, are a series of YouTube videos representing some of what’s been happening this year with Mardi Gras in Australia!

United We Shine!

Appreciate a Dragon Day

Well, who doesn’t love a Dragon!

Mother of Dragons

Anne Stokes

Oriental Dragons,

I love them all! I don’t think there is a Dragon, I don’t love. Even the real ones! There are dragons all over my room. The Appreciate A Dragon Day has been celebrated since 2004. Donita K. Paul has established this special Day as to appreciate the dragons which thought to be lived and the ones that are living in the literature and imagination. She has created such a Day to celebrate the release of her book, DragonSpell.

There are numerous ways available in which you can appreciate a Dragon. As it is a Day for literature, you can indulge in reading books that let you know more about the dragons, its history, origin, and historical significance. Let out your creativity to paint, draw, or make dragon pictures. Tell your children a story of the dragons. You can even organize a dragon puppet show in the nearby location. Start collecting stuffed dragons and you can take pictures and share it on the social media using the hashtag #AppreciateADragonDay.

So appreciate your Dragons!

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Nurt Thursday – Celebrate!

Nurture Thursday – Celebrate

What do you like to celebrate? Do you celebrate just being alive another day? Do you celebrate that you got another shift at work? Do you celebrate that you made yourself eat well? Do you celebrate every single day that you’ve kicked another day of addiction with “no” addiction issues?

There is no shame is celebrating what has given you joy, even if it might seem to be on a small scale to everyone else. An achievement is an achievement.

Celebrate the little things.

900 and beyond!

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I have now officially gotten over 900 readers…I’d just like to say hello to my new readers. I don’t really feel comfortable with calling anyone a follower. I just think it’s…it just makes me feel a bit uncomfortable.

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I am excited though…I was excited when one person decided to start reading my Blog…Let alone over 900! I don’t think I’ll get to 1000 by the end of the year, but it shows to me that people are reading what I’m writing. It also gives me encouragement I still want to start selling things. I’ve been thinking more along the lines of bookmarks, cups/mugs…With sayings from my Blog. I wanted to do the candles but it’s too hard, and there are so many other options out there!

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Halloween and Paganism = Thank you!

https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/wish-people-stop-whingeing-halloween-205427245.html

I agree with the above article. A LOT of people complain about Halloween in Australia “We’re not Americans”. No we are not Americans but Halloween wasn’t “invented” by the Americans either. The only true part they came up with was the trick and treating. Like most “Christians” events…They were taken from Pagans/Celts…What is it with Americans and the Irish? They’ve always seemed to have “issues” lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

I am actually part Irish (and I love it).

It’s a festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the  a Celtic Day actually began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between. There are four other Gaelic Season Festivals: Imbolc,Bealtaine and Lughnasadh.

Samhain

A lot of Witches Celtic and Pagan, celebrate Sahmain for the “Thinning of the veil”, the one night of the year to celebrate loved one lost. The best night to speak with the dead. It’s just a funny thing because my Gran has always said that I tend to “live beyond the veil” sometimes. When I was little, if I didn’t want to be somewhere…I’d just go…If that makes sense? Not physically go…In the more “olden days” people would put out extra plates and cups for the dearly departed.

Veil is Thinning

I think the festival of Sahmain is something that really does speak to me. As mentioned above I am part Irish, so this seems absolutely perfect too me. My Gran, who is even more Irish than myself, is happy about this too. I did not know that she celebrated it too!

Samhain is pronounced “sah-win” or “sow-in.”

Do you have any traditions at this time of year?

 

800!

800

Considering I am always genuinely shocked whenever I get one reader following me. 800 is amazing! That’s a lot for myself! It makes me feel like

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Be cool Lolsy, Be Cool…

Thank you all who started to read my Blog! You’ve made this girl very happy =D

I wrote a post a couple of weeks back saying that if I could get close to 1000 near the end of the year, that I would do a give away. I am still going to do that. In fact, I’ve already gotten a couple of things for it…So watch this space for me! 4 month until Christmas! I think if it keeps going the way it’s going…I can see getting to the 1000 readers by the end of the year. That would be really fantastic!

I just have to find a way to do the giveaway! Does anyone know how to set one up on WordPress?

I’m taking it back!

Although I am totally divided on the whole Australia Day controversy. I feel we need another name for the day, but I also feel like we can still have an “Australia Day”. Just not on this day! Does anyone have a problem with another public Summer holiday?

However I am heading and staying over for the night at one of more popular beach towns and I want to take it back! One of the people who I have banished from my life forever, always called it “hers” when she doesn’t even live here! It’s always been about her…But it never was and it will never be again! It’s my town now!

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Also did you know that Luna Park in Sydney was originally first in Adelaide at Glenelg Beach? Adelaide was too small a town at the time though, they decided they’d take it to Sydney…So middle fingers up to all those people who say that Sydney’s Luna Park is better than Melbourne’s Luna Park…We had it first!