The time flies.
My August observances went decently well. I didn’t get much done in the way of offerings through Heb Netjeru, but I did settle on designs for the mask project for each of the four. The honey-wheat bread I made on Wep Renpet was almost perfect. I managed to make mead and bread on Féile Lugh; I was not particularly impressed with the bread, and likely won’t make it again. The mead I just strained and bottled today, and… well, the alcohol fumes made me a little dizzy. We’ll see in two months whether I have mulberry colored rubbing alcohol or actual blackberry-raspberry mead. I also signed up for Babbel to practice my French. For Wagy… I offered water and a candle. I didn’t do anything for Djehutet or the Procession of Nit.
A good amount of my plans involved cleaning and reorganizing shrines, but unfortunately I haven’t had the spoons to get my room cleaned, which is a bit of a prerequisite for getting my makeshift shrines updated. Hopefully I will do better in September.
My schedule for the upcoming month: there’s the Jubilee of Nut on the 2nd, and I don’t have a damned clue what I’m going to do. Hopefully I will have located my copy of “My Heart My Mother” by then.
Eortì Athene on the 15th is Athene’s general holiday. I will make bread, probably the red wine and rosemary bread recipe that I’ve been meaning to try for a while. I’m considering focusing on Athene Polais, and might give to a school or something through Kiva.org. I’ll have to take a closer look. Catch up on my crocheting, since I don’t weave.
Eortì Karpo, aka the autumnal equinox… fucked if I know? Well, no, that’s not true. There will be music and dancing- she is one of the Horae, after all- and maybe… apple crumb pie? Something with apple and cinnamon, for the proper autumnal feel.
The 28th, 29th, and 30th are the first three days of Opet (which will continue into October until the 9th.) This will involve spiritual vows with my gods and donating to charity- a bunch of us on TC are emboatening the boatless together via Kiva, but I also hope to donate canned goods or some such locally.
I’ve also got three days for my Beloved Dead, on the 16th, 24th, and 30th, that will involve prayers and libations and food. (I’m still unsure about deathday foods. Birthdays get cake, obviously; Veggie suggested comfort foods on deathdays, but I don’t really know/remember a lot of their eating preferences. I suppose I could go with food that comforts me but that seems a bit selfish? I don’t know.)
So, another relatively manageable month, provided I can maintain current spoon levels and get my damned room clean.