December thoughts

This December I am going to do my best to do a devotional month to Fenris. The thought just came to me. I think I will spend the month of December honoring Fenris with poetry, short shorties, mini stories and thoughts on Himself.

My new years thing is starting in December of this year. In a way though it was started in November. And going by my Celtic blood that is the new year. 🙂

November I have written a poem a day thus far. I have fallen flat on my nation novel writing month plan though. I did write poetry every day though.

So here is the plan.

December- on this blog poetry, mini stories, thoughts and short stories honoring Fenris. On my writer’s blog a mini story a day. (I think I will break up my story I was trying to write in November and post what I have on my writer’s blog and break it in bits, see if I can finish it that way.)

January- on this blog I will do a month for Narvi. Same stick as Fenris. On my writer’s blog more of the same every day work on poetry and stories.

February- Vali

March- Jorgumand

April- Hela

May- Brigid

June- Morrigan

July- Loki

August- Sigyn

September- Oghma

October- Thor

All of them will be honored with poetry, stories, thoughts and other things.

I will be working in my writer’s blog too. Building my skills and my audience.

 

Sigyn’s day eighteen

Well sitting here waiting for my number to be called. Slow going. Today my thoughts turn toward Sigyn’s sons. I think I will do one today. One will be come the subject of the two mising day posts.

Today I want to ponder Vali. Sigyn’s eldest son. The one who would eventually accourding to lore who would be magiced and maddened into the form of a wolf and kill his brother than run off into the woods after. This is UPG so bare with me.

I see him as a young man in his mid-twenties. His hair shifts colour depending on his mood. I have felt the colours. Blonde, red, brown to black. His eyes to me are clear sky blue. He is tall, 6ft 6in.

I have felt that after being forced into the form of the wolf he ran off to the Iron Wood. Where She helped him return to himself.

He lacks people skills. He spends most of his time alone. His emotions are wild. He gets swept up in them. He will sweep you up in them as well.

He says he is a shifter like his father. He always loved the wolf form. The way it moves.

He loves his little brother and is greatful that Narvi is not angry about the death at his elder brother’s hand. He is very protective of his brother.

He much like his Mother has child and teen forms. Depends on what the person he is approuching or who is approuching him.

Well not sure what else to say about him. I will think about it and return to add more.

Sigyn’s Day Seventeen

Another music video, another song that She feels describes her feelings toward Himself. It is a beautiful song. Thousand Years by Christina Perri

“A Thousand Years”

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone?
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

[Chorus:]
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Sigyn’s Missing Day Fifteen

Another song to fill this space. At her request don’t ya know. She wanted me to post two songs to make up the days lost. The next song she chooses is this one by Blackmore’s Night. The song is Queen for a Day (Part One).

Artist: Blackmore’s Night lyrics
Title: Queen For A Day

A featherbed to rest my head
On roses would I lay
A full moon would glow every night
And summer would be every day
We’d dance and sing all afternoon
And rain would wash troubles away
Every wish would be granted for me
If I could be Queen for a Day…

The finest horse, the color of night
The likes you never did see
Silver stars and firelight and candles would burn just for me
We’d dance and sing all afternoon
And rain would wash troubles away
Every wish would be granted for me
If I could be Queen for a Day…

And when the night grew cold and dark and worries ran too deep
Angels would surround my bed and carry me off to sleep
We’d dance and sing all afternoon
And rain would wash troubles away
Every wish would be granted for me
If I could be Queen for a Day…

Sigyn’s Missing Day Nine!

This song she loves. Mummer’s Dance by Loreena McKennit.

The Mummer’s Dance Lyrics

Artist: Loreena McKennitt
Album: The Book Of Secrets

When in the springtime of the year
When the trees are crowned with leaves
When the ash and oak, and the birch and yew
Are dressed in ribbons fair.

When owls call the breathless moon
in the blue veil of the night
When shadows of the trees appear
amidst the lantern(‘s) light.

We’ve been rambling all the night
and sometime of this day
Now returning back again
we bring a garland gay.

Who will go down to those shady groves
and summon the shadows there
And tie a ribbon on those sheltering arms
in the springtime of the year.

The sounds of birds seem to fill the wood
and when the fiddler plays
All their voices can be heard
long past their woodland days.

We’ve been rambling all the night
and sometime of this day
Now returning back again
we bring a garland gay.

And so they linked their hands and danced
’round in circles and in rows
And so the journey of the night descends
when all the shades are gone.

A garland gay we bring you here
And at your door we stand
Here’s a sprout, well budded out
The work of our Lord’s hand.

We’ve been rambling all the night
and sometime of this day
Now returning back again
we bring a garland gay.

Sigyn’s Day 14

Herself has asked for me to write more on the little short story that I wrote for her. She wants a novel. I am like ok. So for the cast.

CAST

Red haired daughter child of Thor/Morrigan

Sigyn

Loki

Narvi

Vali

Fenris

Jormungand

Hella

Thor

Odin (and his ravens and wolves)

Brigid

Morrigan

Sif

Fraya

 

And that is all for now. I get the feeling I get to personify Them within the con finds of the story. So that is for her she wishes to have it written.

 

Story thought: Thor brings his daughter by the Morrigan to his brother to raise. Sif will not allow the child in the house she does not care that it was by contract between he two families before she was ever in the picture. She does not want to raise anyone else’s children. So the daughter comes to Loki and Sigyn to be raised with their boys. This is a coming of age story filled with everyday magic.

Sigyn’s Missing day Eight!

A group friend on facebook asked me to share this saying ti would go good with bread. I am sure it would go well with scones too! I was like sure I will share it. The URL is thus: http://www.simplebites.net/canning-101-freezer-jam-recipe-nectarine-raspberry-freezer-jam/

Yes I dragged and dropped the shared page that my friend shared with me. It is all here. You can follow the link to if you do nto believe me. I will be following her blog.

Canning 101: Freezer Jam (Recipe: Nectarine Raspberry Freezer Jam)

by on July 17, 2010
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Written by Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity.

Freezer Jam is a great way to break into the preserving scene. The recipes are made in smaller batches, require little to no cooking (which gives them a fresher taste) and need no special canning equipment.

All you need to do is puree or mash some fruit, mix it with sugar and pectin and throw it in the freezer!
There are a several different options for making freezer jam:

  • It can be made with freezer jam pectin, which is simply mixed together with sugar and stirred directly into the mashed or pureed fruit.
  • You can use regular pectin by boiling it with water and stirring it into the sugar/fruit mixture.
  • In some recipes you can even omit the pectin because they are cooked long enough to thicken up such as this Last Minute Strawberry Jam or because the fruit itself contains pectin as the cranberries do in this Grapefruit Cranberry Marmalade. This makes an already easy project that much easier.

Whichever pectin you choose don’t be afraid to get creative with the fruit combinations you use, just follow the fruit/sugar/pectin ratios on the back of the box.

You can get really creative and add addition flavors such as vanilla, almond or maple like this Strawberry Maple Freezer Jam.

There’s no reason not to make your own jam when it’s this simple and the results are so delicious. Besides, you can’t get these endless combinations at your local grocery store!

Recipe: Nectarine Raspberry Freezer Jam

I prefer using nectarines over peaches in many recipes because there’s no need to peel their thin skin.

  • 3 nectarines, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 (1-3/4oz) package powdered fruit pectin
  1. Puree nectarines and raspberries. Strain through a sieve to remove seeds.
  2. Add sugar and let sit 10 minutes.
  3. Stir water and pectin together in a small saucepan. Boil for 1 minute.
  4. Stir into fruit mixture for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
  5. Divide into storage container and allow to sit, sealed at room temperature until set (up to 24 hours).
  6. Store in the fridge for 3 weeks or in the freezer for 6 months.

Makes approximately: 5 cups