Good Wednesday Morning, My Oh, So Sweet, Precious Family!

Thank You #12
Ok, my grammar might not be correct this morning but……I am working on a few hours sleep right now. I have been feverishly working on The WOTC’s new store. It is almost ready, hopefully if I can hold out another 24 hours, it will open this weekend. I have been working like a dog on it to help the sisters, Mildred and Margaret meet the rest of their power bill. If stupid me, had just stopped for a moment and checked our PayPal account, I would have found out that I could slow down on the store. I checked it this morning and I almost fell out of my chair, seriously. At first, I thought my eyes were seeing things because of lack of sleep. Then I rubbed my eyes, refreshed the page and I wasn’t seeing things. There was enough money in the account to finish paying the ladies’ power bill through March.

I don’t have words to describe what I felt, honestly. I fell back in my chair and just starting crying tears of joy. I couldn’t believe it. I can never say enough about all of you, never. You are the most amazing bunch of individuals I know. Since I found out about these two sweet ladies being in such a pickle, I have been scared to death that the power company would come out and disconnect them. That panic left me when I opened up that account and saw what y’all had done. You are a blessing to these dear ladies and myself. You have gave them much more than you will ever know. I called them this morning and talked to Margaret. I told her I was calling the power company immediately and paying their full bill. She broke down and just started crying. I hated to hear her cry so I started crying with her. She wanted to know how I was able to pay their entire bill. I told her, it wasn’t me, it was the wonderful brothers & sisters of The WOTC that had made this possible. I told her I had told all of you their circumstances and what a pain in the ass the power company was being and the rest just happened. She sort of got upset with me because I told you their current situation but I told her I didn’t really care. Anyone with any common decency about them is not going to stand by and watch a power company bully two Elders in our community. It was wrong and the members of the WOTC felt the same way I did, it wasn’t right at all. I asked her since their power bill is now paid in full, if she had an enough money to buy them groceries and survive for a bit. She assured me they did. She made the comment that they would try to pay the money back. I told her that she wouldn’t. It was gift from all of us to them. I told her, “don’t you understand by now, people love you, I love you, I consider you part of the family I never had. There is no way we were going to stand by and watch them cut your power off.” When I hung up with her, she started crying again. I told her to stop that or else I would start crying and the people around here would see I had a heart after all, lol! I also told her to send the guys home now that they were no longer needed.

I have to tell you this real quick and hopefully I will hush after this. You have to remember I am from the hills now, please keep that in mind as I am telling you this. I grew up around a man in the mountains that was a total *sshole. No two ways about it, he was. I watched him pull one dirty trick right after the other. I got to think about what he once told me. His entire backyard was fenced in with “No Trespassing” signs all over the fence. He told me the power company had to ask permission to come into his yard to read the meter. So I got this brilliant idea. I had the guys go gather up all the chicken wire they could find. We had plenty after we took down the animal enclosures. Then I told another one to go to the Dollar Store and get about 4 “No Trespassing” signs. By this time they thought I had lost my mind. After we had the fence and signs, we went out to the sisters’ property. We found their electrical meter and proceeded to put up a fence around it. I would say the fence is about 50 foot wide and about 15 to 20 feet long. Then we put up the “No Trespassing” signs. I know it sounds crazy but hey you’re desperate, you’re desperate. I had several of the men stay out there off and on. They rotated shifts in case the power company did show up. Apparently no one showed up or else they seen the fence and the signs and turned around and left. It always worked for the man in the mountains, so why wouldn’t it work here. I also told the sisters this morning I would have the guys come out and take the fence down now. Their reply was, “No, you won’t. We like it.” They like it because they asked if we had enough fence left to run it to the back door. They want it to the back door so they can let their little dog out to run and get some exercise.  I told them as soon  as the weather cleared up, I would send the guys back out there and fix the fence permanently and run it to their back steps. I know after that stunt you probably think I am crazy. I am beginning to think so myself at times.

All I know after a very long three days, my heart is finally singing. I can never given you enough “Thank You’s,” never. You have saved two Elders from freezing to death and keeping their heat on., for that may the Goddess bless you in this lifetime and the next. You continuously surprise me and for those wonderful surprises, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. To help these two sisters in their time of need, shows you are all a very compassionate and caring bunch of witches. They needed your help and you stepped up and answered their call. I thank you for that so much. I can never ever begin to thank you for all the things you have done for The WOTC, myself and now these two lovely sisters. I don’t have the words to even to begin to convey what’s in my heart right now. I am hoping you know my heart by now and you know the love I feel for each and everyone of you. It is funny, well at least to me anyway, how such a bond of friendship and family could be formed over a computer. That still amazes me to this day. Maybe it is because we are all witches and feel each others’ spirit and presence. Perhaps, when it is all said and done, we are all kindred spirits. I know we are already family. I have adopted you as my family, whether you like it or not, lol! I just feel a kinship with you. I tell you things I wouldn’t dare tell others. I feel like all of you know me better than any person in this world could ever know me. I call you brothers, sisters and family. The family I never had growing up. Well I had a family up until my mother passed when I was 11 years old, after that, it all went to hell. Over the past few years, I have once again found my family and that is you. We might not be blood but we are family. I thank you for giving me a family again. I thought when my mother passed I would never have that feeling again. You have rekindled that feeling in me once again. There is nothing I wouldn’t do for any of you. Please believe me when I say I love you and I thank you so very much for being my family. You are the best of the best and I couldn’t ask for a better family and I am proud to call you just that, family.

Thank you so very much for making two little ladies very happy this morning and also easing my mind and troubled heart.

I love you,

Lady of the Abyss

 

Almost forgot in the emotions of the morning, just as soon as the store is finished, our other website is coming up. Remember “The Pagans In Action” organization that we formed. Well it is going to have its own official home. I read the comments this morning and we have picked up another individual that is willing to help us on this new site. The “Pagans In Action” website is not only going to be involved in Political events, it is going to be involved in humanitarian issues, veterans’ issues, issues concerning the Elderly, animal rights and anything that needs addressing. I know one right off the top of my head I am going to hit and hit hard is the Co-Ops in this country. Can’t imagine why, hmm! We have people waiting for this site to open. We want you to be involved also. If you see a local issue or matter of concern in your own community, let us know. We will address it. Anything that effects the planet, the well-being and rights of individuals, animal welfare, anything, let us know and we will take them on, When I say take them on, I mean writing letters, making phone calls and not stopping to the issue is resolved. Remember I am a dog after that bone. We won’t stop till we see actually results from our efforts. I guarantee you that. So hang with me, a few more sleepless nights and it will be up and running.

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22 thoughts on “Good Wednesday Morning, My Oh, So Sweet, Precious Family!

  1. I just stumbled across your site yesterday. I’ve been poking around, super curious, and I’m going to keep following, after reading this update. What a neat community.

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    1. Then let me be the first to welcome you to our community. We are delighted to have you with us. We are a different type of website or so I have been told. We are more than just a website, we are family. There is a truly wonderful bunch of people here. I don’t believe you would any better any other place on the web. I have always told them, they are what makes this site, not me, them. They are truly fantastic and I could sing their praises all day long. If you stay with us long enough, you will see this for yourself. I will warn you, we do put out a lot of posts a day, so just be prepared, lol! We haven’t been on our regular schedule recently because I am trying to bring up two websites at the same time. Just not enough of me to go around anymore, lol! But we are truly delighted to have you with us, hun. Welcome to our site and our family!
      Blessings, Peace & Comfort,
      Lady of the Abyss

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      1. Thank you so much for the sweet welcome. I don’t mind all the posts! I’m in a learning and discovery phase and I like to read. I can tell you’re a great group already, and my best wishes to your lovely Elder ladies. 🙂

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      2. Thank you for the wonderful words about the group. We have some very special members here that I believe are about the best people you can find in the world. They are warm, caring and most of all loving. If I had said it once, I have said it a thousand times, “it amazes me that such a kinship and bond can form just across a computer.” A lot of them give me the credit for being the heart and soul of the WOTC. I tell them that is the furthest from the truth, the people are the ones that are the heart and soul of this fabulous group. Without great members, you have nothing. So it is all of them, that have made the WOTC such a great place to hang your hat. It’s their site, I am only the zookeeper, lol! I figured the first time I said that half of them would pack up and leave but I guess they have learned my sense of humor(which I have been told is very dry, whatever that means?). You mentioned you were in your learning and discovery phase, are you just starting out in The Craft? If you are, we have tons of information available for you. If you find you are interested in something and don’t see it, just let us know. We will definitely try to track it down for you. Also if you need any help at all just holler and someone will be glad to assist you. Again, we are delighted to have you with us. Every time we pick up a new member, it is like a breath of fresh air being breathed into the site. We hope you enjoy your stay with us and again if you ever need anything, just let us know.
        Welcome to the WOTC,
        Lady A

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      3. I’m sorry I didn’t see your reply right away! You are a wonderful zookeeper, from what I can tell. I’ve been told my wit is biting, which is a fun visual. Dry or biting, at least we have our humor! I’ve been doing some soul-searching after accidentally finding my balance around New Years with marijuana. I’ve been working on keeping that balance with CBD oil supplements, and it’s been a very fun couple of months. I had an experience (accidentally drawing down the full moon?) that prompted my search into Wicca, after being a cradle Christian. What I read on your site resonated with me and I’m enjoying it very much. Thank you so much! 🙂

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      4. No problem, the way comments come through here, if I don’t catch them right off the bat I miss them. I know that is a run on sentence, lack of sleep. I have been working on our new store and I have had a lot of sleepless nights. But that is about over, thank the Goddess, I am almost done with it. We have lots of different traditions and faiths in our group. Would you believe we even have priests and preachers alike. They write me first and ask permission to join our site. Good grief, there is no need to write, it is open to all. In the past, I have mentored several who have come from the Christian faith. They have a hard time letting go of the concept of the Christian Hell. They are scared that if they give up their faith they will certainly go to Hell. I am sure you know by now, that the word “Hell” is not even in our vocabulary. We do not believe it in. The ones that have the problem with letting go of the concept of the Christian Hell has me, “what if I do go to Hell.” My response to them is, “out of all the religions on this planet you are going to tell me there is only one right one?” “Ha, you will never make me believe there is only one right religion on this planet. I believe if you live a ethical and moral life, no matter what God or Goddess there might be, you will be in the comfort of Their Grace.” All the Gods and Goddesses in every religion are suppose to be merciful and justice, so if you have live an ethical and moral life, why wouldn’t they admit you into Their Grace? Sorry about that I sort of got on my soapbox, which I do occasionally, lol! I think you will find a lot of similarities between the Christian religion and our Religion. It is simple to understand those similarities because Paganism is the oldest religion on the planet and they stole everything they could from us. Then they turned around and tried to make everyone believe we were evil and devil worshipers (funny, the word Devil is not in our vocabulary either). We were suppose to be so awful but they stole everything they could from us. They even tried to control the days we celebrate our Sabbats. As you start to learn more about our religion, you will find out the truth and beauty of it. Let the Goddess guide you and She will lead you on an unbelievable journey. On that will open your eyes to things you have never seen before, one of wonder and glory and most of all Her warm embracing love and grace. Darn I don’t gave a lesson this morning. But we are glad to have you with us. If you need any help at all, just let me know and I will try to assist you in anyway I can. Just remember you are never alone in our Religion, you have the Goddess walking with you every day of your life and you also have all your fellow brothers and sisters. I am off for now. I hope you have a very beautiful Friday and welcome again. Or should I say, welcome home, Kristen.
        Blessings, Peace and Comfort,
        Lady A

        Forgot to add, I will be glad when they legalize marijuana in Kentucky. They are growing it now but just haven’t legalized it yet. I figure if they will allow them to grow hemp, legalizing marijuana is the next step. They do sell the oil around here and I tried some of it but it didn’t do anything for me and I was expecting it too. Hmm, does it actually work?

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      5. I could write so much to you right now, but it would never fit into a comment box! I’m an author, though, so that comes with the territory. First, because I read it most recently, CBD oil is wonderful. Look up the correct dosage for your weight and give it about a month. I’ve discovered that I prefer it to marijuana. THC makes you feel high and that’s disorienting for me right now, because I’m not used to being “high” OR “woke” to the universe. CBD oil has an almost imperceptible affect. You won’t notice during the trial month when it starts to work, but that’s the beauty. You just feel calm, centered and opened. THC, though, can be very fun when playing around with things that require more spiritual power. Something I am ALSO holding off on until I’m used to my newfound balance. Training wheels. And I’m blessed to live in Michigan, where both are legal now, and my husband is much further along, since he’s been smoking all the 20+ years I’ve known him. He’s a great mentor. As far as the rest, what a beautiful tribute to Wicca. I got all excited and checked out a Witchcraft Encyclopedia from the library, but it was overwhelming and triggered my Christian guilt that witches are BAD. But guess what? I’ve recently discovered that I’m a “witch”… and I don’t care for self-flagellation. The poem you posted earlier summed it up perfectly. All of your posts are perfect. They’re encyclopaedic, but they are little and bite-sized bits of information. Likely why your site is so popular! Keep on doing your good work. You have a friend in me. 🙂

        Blessings to you, too, and merry meet. (Did I use that right? lol Noob.)
        Kristen

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      6. Well I have had a couple of offerings to write books. I turned them down because they would have to length the hours of day for me to find time to write. Maybe that was the problem with the oil, I did it time to work. I know I tried it because I want to get off some of the drugs my doctor has me on. From what I had heard, I thought it might just do the trick. Well, it didn’t. I told my doctor I had tried it and he liked to have freaked out. Then he asked me if I had some marijuana also. I told him the truth, in my younger days, I rolled a joint or two. He forgot that I have known him for all his life. I know for a fact that he has too. I don’t understand why people have to be hypocrites especially when they know the person they are talking to knows the truth. I have to make a run to town today, I just might pick me up another bottle and give it a try. How do you use it? I think (oh, it did work, I can’t remember, lol!) I mixed a certain amount in water and drank it. I have been tried to stop smoking and got a vapor. Can you use the oil in a vapor device. I have already had problems with the law over the vapor device. I was sitting in a parking lot and decide I wanted a puff or two before I went in. Would you believe that a deputy came up to the car and knocked on the window. He wanted to know what I was doing and I told him. Then he wanted to know if I had that “marijuana oil” in it. I told him, no I didn’t have that CBD oil in it. What a brain. Anyway he had never seen one before and I had to explain the whole thing to him. I guess that is what we get for living in the sticks. Lots of wild animals, hick-a-billies, and not so bright deputies! If I am not calling the vaping device by the right name, it is like one of those Jule’s you see on TV. Just curious if you could use the oil in it. I know you fill it up with flavored nicotine oil, so why would the other work. What do you think?

        Thank you for the lovely comment in regards to the site. We try our best to make it friendly and welcoming. It is also one of founding mission statements, “To spread the truth and beauty about our Religion, Witchcraft. To dispel all the old myths and stereotypes associated with witches and The Craft.”

        You know when I get the store open, it has a chatroom on it. I would love to chat with you sometime, one on one. I feel we would have a lot to talk about and discuss. It would definitely be an interesting conversation anyway.I wasn’t going to open it back up but I would love to talk to people like you, so now I have one more thing to do, lol! As they say, “no rest for the wicked!”

        Merry meet is generally the greeting you give someone when you first meet them(either the first time you meet them or the first time you see the during the day). If you want to say that, then go with, “Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again.” But it has been shortened to just “Merry Meet.” Or if you decide to follow a Celtic tradition, you can say, “Hail and Well Met.” I think it depends on what the person feels comfortable with using and also the situation. In a coven gathering you would use the more lengthy, “Merry Meet.” In a casual setting such as this, you can simply say, “Hey There.” Well maybe not that casual but you get the idea. Most of the time I just say “Good Morning” and leave it at that.

        You mentioned you were a writer, what kind of books do you write?

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      7. Even though we have first met, I feel like we are kindred spirits and have a lot in common. I appreciate your friendship and will value it always. Thank you, dear sister.

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      8. Good afternoon! 😉

        Replying to your most recent comment and saving my response to your first, because I get pretty windy sometimes when my fingers start flying over the keyboard.

        I feel the same way. I’ve never made friends easily IRL (hi. introvert here.) but since I’ve started this journey, only a couple of months ago, I’ve stumbled across three searchlights beaming up out of the fog. Yours is the third. If you feel comfortable with it and it’s easier to check than blog comments, shoot me an email at hepkittenink@gmail.com. (Or, anyone else that might read this and wants to be one of my searchlights – seriously!)

        If you just send me a blank email or one that says “Hi, Lady here!” I’ll respond and give you all the information I’ve been led to since around January 1. I’m just a baby witch, but in all honesty, I’ve made leaps and strides since then. Probably because I’m a 38 year-old baby witch. 🙂

        Otherwise, no worries and we’re still friends – just baby friends!

        Talk soon, I hope!
        Kristen

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      9. I will write you an email probably this afternoon or tonight. I would love to hear what you have to say and talk to you. I know several people that don’t like to talk in open forum like this. There are times I have shot my mouth off and forgot where I was and everyone on the site knew about it. I believe that is why everyone here knows me like a book now. So I can completely understand not wanting to write personal comments and experiences on here. Something to chew on before we talk, have you thought you might have been a Witch in another lifetime? Seriously, Pagans are very strong believers in reincarnation and so am I. I am just hoping somewhere in those many lives, I had a nice, quiet, comfortable life, just one, that’s all I ask! I have had two that have tried to tell me my past lives which I think was a line of bull. One had me as a discipline of Jesus and the other I was one of the first people on this planet. I know i am an old soul but I don’t believe that old. I did my own past life regression and I saw many things but none of what those two women told me. But back to the point I was trying to make (and you said you were windy, HA!), maybe this is coming easy to you because you were a Witch at one time. In a previous life, you could have been a witch and now you are rediscovering your true Path. It is something to thing about, you might not be a baby witch after all.

        But I will drop you a line this afternoon. Till then…
        Lady A

        Oh, I see how it is now, it is “Good Afternoon,” huh? Just kidding, you catch on quick.

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    1. Sorry I didn’t get back to your comment yesterday. I was busy trying to get our store up and running in case we couldn’t raise the money needed to pay their power bill. Tucker is about the only show on Fox I watch too. You can’t say that man is not intense on any subject he gets on. I found it sort of strange though that all those women that were so ready to testify against Kavanagh just disappeared. I think you are right that is was all show for the mid-terms elections that were coming up. You mentioned you have a couple of websites coming up, are they on WordPress? I am pretty familiar with WordPress and could give you a few pointers or help if you needed it. Also if you need a logo or banner, just give me the addy and I will look over your site. Then I will see what I can pull from it or come up with something that relates and make you a logo or banner. I do it all the time. Heck, I would much rather do the graphics than the postings, lol! But, you got to keep the main one running, so I post like the devil! But if you need any help, just let me know. I will be glad to help you out anyway I can. I also told Lady Beltane that you would be willing to help us on our “Pagans in Action” site. She was delighted to hear that. I think you would make an excellent writer, giving your opinions on certain topics that you are passionate about. You know a lot about Politics and here recently I haven’t had the time to keep up with it. So you would be a great help in that area, if you are still interested. And I am hoping that answer is, “yes, you are!” Got to run for now, I have a pup looking at me for breakfast. It is great to see you again. Again, I apologize for not responding to your other comment.
      Have a super Wednesday,
      Lady A

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      1. Yes, I am definitely interested in helping out and writing for your new site! Being the political junkie that I am, it’s very much something that I love to do. I do have two sites at the moment that are just getting off the ground. One is my personal blog that just whatever pops into my head at the time. LOL and the other is more of a political blog. They are wordpress sites with their own domains. http://www.christineleann.com & http://www.somofem.com The second blog, the Southern Moderate Feminist does not have much in the way of graphics right now. What’s up there is mostly a place holder for now at least. I haven’t had time to do any graphics. I’d love to talk with you more about stuff…. my email is christineleann@gmail.com 😉

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      2. I will be more than happy to help you in anyway I can. I will look them over after I get through with the daily postings here. So how do you feel about the News Media and the wackos blaming everything on the “old white men” in this country. That doesn’t really bother me, I believe the men’s shoulders are broad enough to take the heat. But I did hear something the other day that just pissed me to the bottom. I can’t remember which News cast it is was on but they started blaming the “females” for the poor economic and everything else they could think of. I know they finally agreed to fixed the economy and the family structure that women just need to get out of the work force and stay home. I guess now we are going back to the 30’s and the 40’s. But it just struck a cord with me and I wanted to go through the TV after that man (of course, it was a man). I know one thing I am tired of women being told what they should do and what they shouldn’t do. If a woman wants to go to work and be the bread winner, let her. I think most of these men hollering about women in the workforce are embarrassed because they make more money than they do. I would definitely be interested in seeing your Southern Moderate Feminist site. I have gotten to the point, I don’t believe there will ever be another moment in this country were someone is not being attacked, either for their race, their gender, their age, or their beliefs. Oh, did I mention, we were glad that you were going to help us on the new site. We definitely appreciate that and can use someone with your voice and opinions.

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  2. Just a quick response this time:

    I look forward to talking at windy, windy length! You’ve given me something to think about, definitely. Because I don’t really feel like a noob. That’s the quickest, most succinct way I can put it. I feel like I’ve come home. Going to walk in the woods now with my wise and witchy baby sister, Aubrey (I linked her to your site – she’s amazing!), and will talk to you soon! We can always do gchat, too, if you want to light up the computer keys in real time.

    What an amazing day – thank you for being a huge part of it! 😀

    Kristen

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    1. You are more than welcome. But I should be thanking you. I always enjoy seeing you each day and talking to you. I am just glad I could be of help to you. I look forward to our emails also. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with gchat. In fact, this is the first time I have heard of it. Like I said, the store does have a chatroom in it and it can be blocked off for private conversations. Something else to think about. I hope you enjoy your walk in the woods. You must be where the weather is not that bad right now. Here it is in the 30’s and drizzling rain. Gloomy, old day and a good one to take a nap but no nap for me today. Anyway, go take your walk, think over what I said and I will talk to soon. I promise. Till then…
      Lady A

      Oh, one more thing, while you are walking in the woods, stop and listen to what you now hear in the woods. See if the woods sound different or you feel a stronger connection to your surroundings Also look for unusual signs on the path that you walk, like an unusual shaped rock, bird feather or something different. Anything you find unusual like that can be interrupted as a sign. Everything I find unusual outdoors, I always bring it in and put it on my altar as a gift to the Goddess. So not only walk but also look and listen.

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      1. You were so, so right! Signs, galore. Warnings, too. Plus, beautiful blue skies and warm enough to play in what was left of the snow. I wrote you a letter (the emailed kind) afterward. It’s very long and it’s also addressed to three other wise women. Let me know when you have an hour. It’s pretty deep and you might want to reconsider offering me the hand of friendship after reading it, but I don’t think so. 😉

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      2. Sorry, meant to add, too: if you want to discuss further, let me know how to access your chat sometime when you’re in the mood and feeling introspective (and outrospective, for that matter. lol). A link will do it! But I’m tired from writing for the last three hours. I’m going to bed. There’s a time for every conversation, and I need to recover and rebalance before we have ours. 🙂

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      3. Check your email, sweetie. I am sorry I didn’t email you yesterday but you will see why in the email. I am finishing up the store today. So hopefully, I will have a bit more free time on this site. Instead of an every other day on here off of here schedule. But check your email. I wrote you a book. I expect a book back too, lol!

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  3. No worries! The urgency for you to read my “novella” wasn’t what I thought it was. If you believe in spirit writing, that’s what this is. I think you’re meant to be one of my guiding lights (no pressure lol) and that READ THIS NOW feeling was actually more of WRITE THIS NOW. It’s written down in powerful words and the spell is complete. All is well. Read it on your time.

    I will happily go read the book you wrote for me and I will send mine back immediately, but it’s deep stuff. Don’t hurry to read it. I’ll send it now, but do whatever protective spells you believe in and be calm and centered before you open the email. I’m probably preaching to the choir here, though, so I’ll just shut up. Blessed be, my new friendo! 🙂

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  4. Oops, mislabeled you in my letter! I said Tennessee, but that must’ve been a guess because I love Tennessee. Kentucky has a place in my heart, too, but it’s the hills and mountains that anchor me to that area of our country. 🙂

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