I was up for a little while at dawn, the sky was just starting to brighten, but clouds were coming and going across the eastern sky. Now, it’s doing the same, but it’s light enough to see and actually too bright when the sun comes out.
For a day that was supposed to have a lot of rain, yesterday was *gorgeous*. We actually didn’t have very many people shopping. They were all down on the beach! During the early part of the day, I got the tops glued onto the stone chip bottles and then we made quite a mess in the classroom, de-barking wand sticks. Fawkes spent quite a while working with his new pens in his book of shadows. Sam got another set of things cleaned and moved in back, mostly the holiday storage area, but late in the day the workbench finally came down to the shop, so the next step in the “compounding station” is set up. There were a number of folks there during the sewing workshop, but only two of us actually working on projects. Star and Rick worked on setting up for painting the house next door, and then well into the evening they worked on Kyle’s room. Nexes helped with part of that. They’re doing a tree and sky on the walls and ceiling.
Today the regular 10am Wicca 101 will be first and some folks will be working on illuminations during class, then we’ll be doing a seminar with several experienced wand-makers on the panel at 1pm. Trisha’s Astrology Basics (the next in the Divination series) will start at 3pm. If I understand correctly, Nexes is doing some kind of cooking workshop at the house that’s supposed to end up with a chicken alfredo for lunch and then we’ll have a snack before the folks go back to the Center. On Monday, it’s back to wands, although we don’t have set times for working on those.
I *still* forgot about getting those pictures from the other day done and posted, but there’s pic of Arthur as a baby with my Mom. She had her violin out and was showing how it worked.
The shop opens at 10am today. Summer hours – Thursday through Monday, 10am-6pm!
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Space Weather News for May 28, 2011 - http://spaceweather.com
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field on May 27-28, sparking a moderate geomagnetic storm and auroras in both hemispheres. At the time this alert is being composed (1500 UT on May 28), naked-eye Southern Lights are dancing in the skies over Tasmania and New Zealand. If forecasts are correct, geomagnetic activity should remain at elevated levels for the next 24 to 48 hours. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and images of the ongoing storm.
SOLAR ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES: The recently-quiet sun is waking up. New sunspots are emerging across the solar disk, and at least one of them is crackling with C-class solar flares. Even stronger eruptions appear to be in the offing. If you would like alerts notifying you of solar flares and magnetic storms the instant they happen, please consider signing up for Space Weather Phone: http://spaceweatherphone.com .