Monday, September 24, 2018

Full Harvest Moon - Clear The Clutter and Prepare For Winter!

Autumn is a wonderful season. It's time to reap what you've sown...collect the bounty that you deserve! Do you deserve a bountiful harvest or do you need to work a little harder towards it?

Tonight's Full Harvest Moon symbolizes the home and preparing it for winter. After all, we will be spending pretty much the next six months indoors (if you live where I do that is!). It's time to make your home a beacon of comfort. Clear out the clutter - both physically and emotionally!

If your skies permit, gaze at the Moon tonight and be thankful for your blessings. Think of ways you can make your home more cozy, more "Hygge". 

The long Canadian winters wear me down, I'll be honest. The cold goes right through me and I seriously suffer cabin fever along with energy-sapping joint pain. Every Autumn, I try to plan ahead, think of hobbies that will keep me happy and positive so that I can make it through another cold, dark season. Last year I dove right into drawing and I am so pleased that I did! What new hobby will you try this winter?


wisps of words said...

Last photo... Oh I would love to make my own candles. Discovering what is in the *pretty-fragrant* ones on sale, everywhere... :-(((( I gave up on them. But real beeswax ones are very expensive. Making one's own, would be a lovely thing.

But no! I'll not be doing it. Don't have enough energy. :-))))

I couldn't really "see" the Harvest Moon well, as it was hardly showing through clouds. (We have rain today.) Hope you could view it.

I like all your question-suggestions. And I have kept one post of yours, concerning "things to do" with the different Moon phases. And consult it... all the time.

As I have said, you give much information here. And I thank you for it.


Guillaume said...

Oh! I forgot to check when the full moon was. I love a good full moon. Now I missed it.

Martha said...

Oh, I hear you, Rain. I am SO NOT a fan of winter. I dread its arrival and celebrate its departure. I seem less and less able to tolerate it as I get older. Cabin fever becomes the norm around here. This year we will try to keep active to bring some joy into those cold months. We've talked about skating and cross country skiing. I haven't done the former in decades and never done the latter at all. I hope we go through with this and have some fun!

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope this winter isn't too bad! Actually, I don't mind the cold or the snow, it's the freezing rain I don't like! I hope the cabin fever isn't too bad for you! I've got a part time job starting in October, so that will help for me! Big Hugs!

Rain said...

Hi Wisps of Words :) Thank you!! I feel very good knowing that people benefit from my posts. I keep learning every day and I love to share that information :) Oh gosh, I would love to make my own candles too, but that's an investment, especially beeswax. I used to make those roll up candles, where you buy the beeswax strips, maybe that's a start! :)

Rain said...

Hi Guillaume :) I always have it on my calendar so that I don't forget!

Rain said...

Hi Martha :) I haven't done either of those activities in years...though skating used to be something I really enjoyed! I used to go snowshoeing too, that's a lot of fun. Alex got me a pair of aluminum snow shoes a few winters back. I prefer it over skiing. But honestly...outdoor activities don't happen anymore, I can't handle it. I'd rather just bunker up in my cozy home and drink hot chocolate by the fire all winter long with a good book and my knitting!!! :)

Rain said...

Hi Stacy :) I hope so too. Actually the weather network is calling for a LOT of snow this winter, boo hoo...oh I can't stand freezing rain...too slippy and scary when the power goes off. Good luck on your job!!

Pam Jackson said...

Hey Rain...although I prefer the winter months over the summer months, if it is way too cold then I just have to stay in. I am pretty sure that I could not do your winters! Fibromyalgia don’t play pretty in the winter months. Right now we are having some nice fall like temps so the morns on the deck with the furbabes are very nice. Keeping birdfeeder filled so Lily can enjoy the comings and goings! When you make your place comfy and declittered please come here and do the same for me!!!!! I have such an issue of decluttering....hoping you, Alex and the furbabes are well.

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) I'm guessing you would really suffer here in the mountains. Not just from winter, but it's so humid that I don't think your Fibro would allow it. made me laugh about coming to your place to make it HYGGE and comfy! :) This place we're renting is TOO MUCH HOUSE...three floors and we don't need them! I'm trying to make only the rooms we really live in, to be comfy. I"m so looking forward to moving next year!!! We're all well here, I hope you and the fur-kids are having a great autumn!!! :)

Sandi said...

Hygge! :-)

"It's time to make your home a beacon of comfort. Clear out the clutter - both physically and emotionally!"

So true! Both are important.

1. I can not think of anything!
2. Watch the Six Million Dollar Man
3. Writing and watching Star Trek
4. I am interested to know why my schedule post did not post and I had to do it manually.
5. Nothing!


Have a great day, Rain.

Rain said...

Hi Sandi :) I love to make my home comfy! Especially in the winter. I think writing is a great hobby to have. :) Nothing is stopping you! :)

Nasreen said...

I cleansed all my healing crystals this full moon!

Rain said...

That's GREAT Nasreen :)) Perfect time to do it, very powerful time! :)

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Rain! I enjoyed catching up on your cheese and garden blogs, and I'll be slowly working back through these. I love your videos ~ You have a lovely soothing voice.

I was intrigued by your planting potatoes in tires, and it was fun to see ou digging for potato treasures. And your canning ~ Wow! The last time I canned, we were still sealing the jars with wax ~ LOL I vividly remember my mother's pressure cooker exploding when I was about 5 or 6. The cover made a big dent in the ceiling. She might have been making plum pudding for Christmas. I've been scared of them ever since.

I felt guilty as I read your information on commercial pet foods. My special MacBeath died in 1984, long before I understood how bad processed pet food and people food is. I'm sure that your critters will feel better, and their new food probably tastes better too.

I've made small batches of spaghetti sauce that I use and then freeze some for future meals. I so get the scoring, blanching, peeling, seeding, and coring! You are going to have one well-stocked larder for the winter. When I'm home I make a lot from scratch, and I'm very careful about any foods I buy.

It's snowing lightly here today, as it did yesterday. Terry is already grousing about the cold and wanting to move to Arizona. We'll probably spend December there. We like gypsies! I hope that your apple cider vinegar turns out well. I use that kind of vinegar more than anything else.

Right now little is weighing on my mind. My big pushes after a lot of traveling are to catch up at home, catch up with my blogging buds, get back into my writing routine, catch up with medical things, and get back into my regular fitness routine, catch up on The Young and the Restless ~ You get the idea: CATCHING UP! And photos, and reading, and, and, and! No time for a new hobby now.

I'm glad to hear that all is well with you, Alex, and the critters! Take care!

heloisa de mesquita inoue said...

Oi, aqui no Brasil, só temos duas estações definidas a temporada de seca e o temporada de chuvas, As chuvas começam agora(na minha região Centro-Oeste do país), de outubro a meados de maio. Vou fiar ansiosa para ver seus desenhos...

Nicole Thomas said...

Already a month later, already hunters moon. I am still decluttering. One drawer at a time ... room by room. Slowely getting there. I am bit looking forward to the long cold winter months. I will focus on my wirk with the kids. Both are showing interest in learning an instrument. So Santa will bring an e piano and a guitar this year. I am very much looking forward to that :)