Merry Meet my friends. Hope this Thor’s Day finds you safe and warm and happy! If you are in the East of the USA I know you are getting walloped with snow and have been for a few days. We still have snow on the ground but you can see grass peaking thru now…however we have fresh snow coming this evening, but only about an inch or so. Our weather hasn’t been too bad as far as being cold, but it has been very gloomy..no sunshine for a few days. Though I love Winter, I love it more when the sun is shining! 🙂
So, today was a stay at home day for me. I took advantage of it to get my pantry cleaned and organized…Day 7 of my 14 days of cleaning. My pantry is lovely. Its a nice size with great shelves and a pegboard but I haven’t given it a good cleaning for a while now. So I rolled up my sleeves, put on some great witchy music (more about that later) and boogied my way into that little closet and got busy. I had picked up some storage containers in pretty colors and they came in very handy as well. So here are the before and afters……
Big improvement! Now this job took me about 2 hours really…but that was because I went thru every can and box etc checking expiration dates..you would be surprised how old stuff creeps to the back of the canned goods LOL. It also took me a little time to decide what I wanted on what shelf…but I’m very happy with the outcome. Good thing the trash pick up is tomorrow as well…4 bags of trash! I also have a dozen or so items to go to Goodwill and a couple of things I’m passing on to others. So….another day of cleaning done and I still have the evening to enjoy reading, crocheting, relaxing…while feeling that I got something BIG accomplished.
Now as I had said earlier, I put on my “Witchy” music while I was working. I have an Ipod and I have a playlist that is nothing but music that I feel inspires me, or is actually sung by Pagans/Witches or by artist I think MIGHT be witchy! 😉 Some of these artists are Inkubus Sukkubus (one of my favs), Loreena McKennitt (Another favorite), Enya, Evanescense, Within Temptation, Wendy Rule, Kelliana (who I just discoverd and love) Jenna Greene (Hi Jenna!), Lisa Thiel, SJ Tucker, Celia, …and some instrumental music. Of course the soundtrack to Practical Magic and some Stevie Nicks as well!! There is Nightwish, Blackmore’s Night. I am always looking for more, so if you love someone I’ve missed..please let me know! There are others on my list I can’t think of right now as well I’m sure. I love the pretty music and I love the music that makes me get up and dance!! The more upbeat the better when I’m cleaning too.
So tomorrow, I’m going to tackle something simple as I won’t be home part of the day. Oh yes, I also redecorated our guest bathroom just for fun. My hubby has kind of taken over it, so I “manned” it up a little bit for him 😀 Got rid of the flowered shower curtain..brought in earthier colors…he’s going to be very surprised!
I am planning on picking up a potted bulb flower ..hopefully a daffodil or tulip in yellow. My Imbolc altar is finished other then that..and of course the “cakes and ale” which always comes to the altar the day of. I will post pics and talk a bit about why I chose what I did to place on it. Imbolc, in case you didn’t know yet, is also the New Moon…so the magick will be strong. I wish you all a wonderful evening..Be safe, stay warm. May the Goddess wrap Her arms around you in love and may you feel the comfort She brings. Curl up with a blanket, a fire, a good book..relax!
Blessings and Love, Autumn
7 responses to “Day 7…My Pantry….”
So glad that you had a listen to Kellianna…I just LOVE her music and this year she is going to be working on a new album – I’m not excited about that…MUCH, lol. She is just soooo inspiring. Her music is great to just sing to, dance to, and her Elemental album (if not all her music to be honest) is great for ritual.
Blessings and hugs!
Hi Zoe! I have grown to love Kelliana as well! Her music would be great for ritual..and I love the upbeat songs as well! “I walk with the Goddess”….a new favorite!!
Well done, Autumn. Your house looks so cozy and warm–just like you :-)!
Hi Dessa…Wow, I have really missed you sis! and thanks for the compliment 🙂 I try to keep my home that way.
Love you, Autumn
Oh my gosh…your closet looked like an after for me before you’d even begun!
hahaha Melissa…you’re too funny! Thank you.
*By the way, I loved your post of “letters”…very cute and funny!
Hi Autumn! 🙂
Sorry I’ve been absent! I’ve been kind of busy myself! Things have seemed to settle down a little for me, phewf! I know what you mean, I love winter, but more so with the sun! I’ve been lucky lately though, I’ve had a lot of nice sunny days, lots of snow too! Doesn’t it feel good to clean and organize?? I love it! I also put on some upbeat music when I’m doing that because it really makes it a magickal experience! Have a nice Sunday!!