Important Announcements, Please Read

I have two fantastic announcements to make to you. As you have probably noticed we have took on the responsibility of posting all the daily info now for the Southern Hemisphere. We tried two different way in this group for this to work without a lot of hunting and aggravation on the part of our followers. To no avail could we get it to work here. Our solution, was to take one of my graphic groups, link it to this site and use if for the Southern postings each day. The linking of the two sites was successful. Now the U. S. daily horoscopes, tarot, runes, etc., will remain here. For everyone in the Southern part, you will go to the top menu. There you will find the link, “Southern Hemisphere Divination.” Click there and it will take you to your daily postings. The daily horoscopes, tarot, runes, moon phase and etc., are the only thing on that site. To come back to the WOTC, you will notice right above the categories over there, is a banner to the main group. Click there and you are brought back here. We decided this is the only way to handle this undertaking. We were looking through the postings and in the main section, there was Horoscopes for Sept. 29 then right behind it was Sept. 30. To us, that would lead to too much confusion, plus aggravation. As far as the jokes, cartoons, quizzes, Daily OM, Daily Motivator and etc., we will do just one daily posting for these. You will be able to find those postings on this group. We had no request from the Southern Hemisphere for these. So they will stay here and one daily posting of each of those mentioned done. I believe everyone will find this more desirable and easily navigated.

The next topic, I have been wanting to discuss with you is The Apothecary. As you know, we started out opening the Apothecary here on WordPress.  The only catch was there had to be daily posting done in the site also. If the posting stopped, the site would be closed. Plus the site had to be more informative than retail, which we didn’t like. We wanted to showcase the merchandise were we could sell it. The purpose of opening the site was to raise money for our organization. Producing more information than showing the products wasn’t going to make us money.  For the last four or five days, we have completely stopped posting over there. We have searched the net and found a site that will allow us to post as much merchandise as we want and it is free. I have been working on it every spare minute I get. It will be done shortly and when it is we will give you the addy to it. We will also have a banner link to it on the main page. The site is turning out to be unbelievable. It is going to be too pretty to be a retail store, lol! I am sure you will enjoy it and we haven’t forgot the promise we made about your purchasing from it. We get it set up, you will get the discounts and coupons we originally promised you.

Those are the only things right now we have to tell you. We are sorry for all the recent confusion on the site. It takes us a while to get our poop together but we eventually do. Remember to watch for the opening of the Apothecary.

Thank you for all your patience with us.

Good Night/Morning to you, dear friends.


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Ok, Now Let’s Talk, lol!

I wasn’t going to waste writing three or four paragraphs and then they just disappear. That was what was happening yesterday. I was never so angry in my life. I was actually running early, in a good mood, sit down and nothing!!! What little posting (I think two or three posts) I got done, took about five minutes to posts. Then they would just disappear. I tried to tell you that I was going to do the daily posts at The Apothecary while it was working. I went to link and when I did the message just disappeared. I don’t know what is going on. I know this is about the second time this has happened.

I got bored with nothing to do and when over to Blogger to check that site out.  I actually got to playing and made a Witches Of The Craft over there. I was fuming, I tell you. I had it all laid out in my mind. I was going to combine the Apothecary with the WOTC. I had it planned were I could do my daily postings and then on the other side have our store. To me, at the time, it wasn’t a bad idea. I have played with Blogger’s design and the tools they offer are really pretty cool. I know they offer javascript and WordPress doesn’t.  JavaScript allows you to put on some really nice graphics and images. WordPress doesn’t allow it because they say javascript is too easy to put a virus in, which is bull. A smart hacker can put a virus in any script they want too, html, java, etc.

I am beginning to wonder if all of the problems we are experiencing is due to The Apothecary. Before we ever opened it, I went to the WordPress forums and asked them if you could sell on WordPress. Instead of answering the question like a human being, they deleted the post. I got to doing some research on the net about selling on WordPress since nobody here wanted to answer me. I ran across one or two articles that said you couldn’t. Then I ran across hundreds of articles that said you could. Come to find out, WordPress has a strict policy about selling merchandise on their site. It is a no, no! But they admit theirself, that is a site does daily postings then they can’t do a thing about them selling. I am beginning to wonder if the part about “they can’t do a thing about it” is a crock of crap. I read were individuals were pointing out certain sites selling. WordPress would respond, “Aren’t they doing daily postings?” Perhaps WordPress fixes it were you can’t do the daily postings, thus getting rid of that site.  Or perhaps they force, you out. Everything has run through my mind. I know at Blogger, they don’t mind if you sell. They are giving small business in Kentucky free sites to sell and promote their stores. That is a big deal on TV, Google and the KY government have agreed to give small businesses free websites for a year. It’s not a bad deal at all, I checked into it and after the year, you only pay a dollar a month for the site. I know it would cut down on some of our expenses greatly.

As far as The Apothecary goes, I don’t know what is wrong with the merchandise already on there. We have not sold anything at all. We have not made one cent off of it. Instead, it is starting to put us in the hole. We have people over there but they are enjoying the postings. Well that’s great but The Apothecary was suppose to be our way of raising  money were we wouldn’t have to ask for donations. Instead you will notice the donation button is back up on this site. I honestly don’t know if it is worth the effort anymore. I have seriously thought of moving it. Put it on a site were we could advertise it and then maybe it might make a dollar or two. Our expenses run us a total of $590.00 a month, might as well say $600.00. So you see that is why we need the donations. And I didn’t even mention the animal refuge. We use to like to donate to the local food pantries but that has had to cease. The economy just sucks for everyone right now. But that was the purpose of us opening The Apothecary, to make money were we could meet all of our obligations. And I wouldn’t have to continuously ask for donations or have a button on the site. That grips my rump, I feel like we are always begging. I hate that more than anything. It also get me that we can be self-sufficient by opening up a shop. We have always received donations from local folks. We still do or else we wouldn’t be on the net right now. But they have had to cut their donations back. They explain, when times get better, they will get back to their usual donation amounts. So you see we are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

I am glad the people at the Apothecary are enjoying the postings. But it is suppose to make us money were we can survive. I really think I am going to go ahead with my Blogger idea. Google will advertise, promote and put the site in all the major search engines for free. What Google is offering right now for small businesses is too good to pass up. I seriously believe I would be crazy not to take advantage of what Google is offering. What do you think?

A Pioneer’s Apothecary

TO RELIEVE A COLD,  slice open a fresh onion and allow it to sit overnight near the “sick bed.”

Boil one quart of water, add one tablespoon each of sage, thyme, and chamomile flowers, fresh or dried. Allow the steam to rise and inhale the vapors.

Steam one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger root in one cup of boiled water for fifteen minutes. Strain and add one tablespoon of filtered honey.