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*******Moon Log - Entry #19******* It's been a whirlwind of emotions lately. I can't help but pine for a love that feels so close yet so far away. I long to know him, his touch, his voice, his smile. Every moment without him feels like an eternity. I hope one day I'll meet the one who will make me complete. Until then, I'll keep dreaming of the day when our hearts finally intertwine. *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log - Entry #18******* I love my new earthly home, but I yearn for the touch of a lover. Who will answer the call of my heart? *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log - Entry #17******* Today I set forth from my moon elf city into a new forest realm at the mountain's base. Excitement and uncertainty fill me as I leave behind the familiar for the unknown. The forest whispers secrets of magic and adventure, urging me forward. With each step, I embrace the promise of discovery and the call of the wild. As I journey towards the towering mountain, I am filled with anticipation for the adventures that await in this enchanted wilderness.

The origami crane holds a significant place in Japanese culture, with a history dating back to ancient times. Legend has it that anyone who folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish, a belief rooted in the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl affected by the Hiroshima atomic bombing. Sadako's pursuit of folding 1,000 cranes while battling leukemia became a symbol of hope and peace. Today, the paper crane serves as a universal symbol of peace, resilience, and the power of hope in the face of adversity. Here are step-by-step instructions for making a paper crane, a classic origami craft: 1. Start with a square piece of paper, colored side down. 2. Fold the paper diagonally in half to form a triangle. 3. Fold the triangle in half again to form a smaller triangle. 4. Open up the paper and fold the top point down to the bottom point, crease, and unfold. 5. Fold the paper in half horizontally, bringing the top edge down to the bottom edge. 6. With the open flaps at the top, fold the left and right corners diagonally towards the center crease, forming a diamond shape. 7. Fold the top flap down, creasing at the bottom of the diamond shape. 8. Fold the left and right corners of the top layer inward, aligning with the center crease. 9. Flip the paper over and repeat the previous step on the other side. 10. Fold the bottom point of the diamond up to create a head. 11. Fold down the top flaps to form wings. 12. Gently pull the wings apart and adjust the shape to form the wings and body of the crane. And there you have it—a beautiful paper crane!

Modern Dada Collage 4.10.24 Thank you to Thalia for the musing 💖

Brushing up on my Latin. Todays phrase is, “Per Aspera Ad Astra,” which translates to "Through hardships to the stars.” It embodies resilience and the journey through darkness to find one's own light, and I hope it resonates with you 🖤

*******Moon Log - Entry #16******* As the moon casts its silvery glow over the bustling city streets below, I find myself lost in a sea of unfamiliar faces, yearning for a connection that transcends the ordinary. The air is thick with the scent of blooming jasmine, teasing my senses and igniting a longing deep within my soul. Tonight, I wandered aimlessly through the labyrinthine alleyways, my heart beating in time with the rhythmic pulse of the city. Each flickering streetlamp whispered secrets of forgotten romance, their soft glow painting shadows that dance like lovers in the night. I long to find someone whose touch ignites sparks of magic, whose eyes hold the wisdom of centuries past. In this vast urban jungle, I search for a kindred spirit, a soulmate whose presence will fill the void within my heart. But as the moon reaches its zenith, I realize that perhaps love is not found in the grandeur of towering skyscrapers or the dazzle of neon lights. It is in the quiet moments, the stolen glances, and the gentle caress of a hand in the darkness. Until then, I will continue to wander these streets, my heart open to the possibility of love's tender embrace. For in this city of dreams, anything is possible, even finding the one who will illuminate my world with their love. *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log - Entry #15******* Today marked the beginning of my new life in Aeliora. Leaving behind the familiarity of my home on Nereid, I ventured into the bustling city with a mix of excitement and uncertainty. Despite the daunting sights and sounds of the urban landscape, I remained determined to find employment. Throughout the day, I tirelessly explored the city, seeking opportunities to utilize my skills in archery and magic. Despite initial setbacks, I persevered, refusing to be deterred by the challenges that lay ahead. Finally, as the sun dipped below the horizon, my efforts bore fruit, and I secured a position as a guard at the city gates. Though the journey ahead may be fraught with obstacles, I am resolved to face them head-on, eager to carve out a new path for myself in this vibrant city. Next item of business- to find a place Shadow & I can call a home of our own! *******End Transmission*******

The Whispering Woods In the heart of the Whispering Woods, where the leaves rustled with secrets of old, there lived a curious fox named Ember. Unlike the other foxes, Ember had a coat as bright as the sun and eyes that shimmered like the morning dew. One crisp autumn day, Ember stumbled upon a peculiar object half-buried beneath a carpet of fallen leaves. It was a compass, old and tarnished, but it gleamed with an otherworldly glow. The needle spun wildly before pointing steadfastly towards the unexplored depths of the forest. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, Ember followed the compass’s lead. The woods grew denser, the shadows longer, and the whispers more urgent. They spoke of a hidden glade where time stood still, and the stars spoke to those who dared listen. After what felt like an eternity, Ember arrived at the glade. The stars above swirled into patterns, each one telling tales of adventures and mysteries beyond the skies. The fox realized that the compass didn’t just point to places; it pointed to stories waiting to be discovered. With a heart full of wonder, Ember vowed to explore every tale the compass revealed. And so, the Whispering Woods gained a new legend: the fox who chased stories amongst the stars.

April 5

Deep in your blue eyes, I find a universe of desires and secrets.

Hiked in a forest today, added 3 new birds to my life list

In shadowed realms where dread holds sway, Death's hourglass marks time's decay. Yet within the dark, a glimmer shines, A spark of hope, where courage aligns. 4.4.24

Join me for today’s project- a Jackson Pollock style painting! Gather Your Materials: Canvas or large sheet of paper Acrylic paints in various colors Paintbrushes Palette or paper plates for mixing colors Drop cloth or old newspapers to protect your workspace Apron or old clothes to protect your clothing Prepare Your Workspace: Lay down the drop cloth or newspapers to protect your floor or table from paint splatters. Put on your apron or old clothes to avoid getting paint on yourself. Set the Mood: Play some energetic music to get in the creative zone, just like Jackson Pollock did. Start Painting: Dip your paintbrush into the acrylic paint and flick it onto the canvas or paper. Alternatively, you can pour small amounts of paint directly onto the canvas. Experiment with different colors and techniques. You can drip, splash, splatter, or even drizzle the paint onto the surface. Don't worry about making mistakes or having a specific plan. Let your intuition guide your movements. Embrace the Process: Allow yourself to get lost in the act of painting. Focus on the sensations of movement and color rather than trying to create a perfect image. Feel free to use your hands or other tools to apply the paint if you prefer. Explore Texture and Depth: Layer different colors on top of each other to create depth and dimension in your painting. Experiment with varying amounts of paint and different viscosities to achieve different textures. Reflect and Interpret: Once you feel satisfied with your painting, take a step back and observe it. Reflect on the emotions and thoughts that arose during the painting process. What does the artwork evoke for you? What do the colors and shapes symbolize? Share Your Experience: If you feel comfortable, discuss your artwork and your experience with a friend, family member, or therapist. Art is often about self-expression and exploration, so there's no right or wrong way to interpret your creation! Clean Up: Dispose of any leftover paint properly and clean your brushes and workspace according to the instructions on the paint packaging. Allow your artwork to dry completely before displaying or storing it. Enjoy Your Creation: Display your Jackson Pollock style painting proudly as a testament to your creativity and self-expression!

*******Moon Log - Entry #14******* As Neptune’s purple light bathes our home in its gentle glow, I sit upon the edge of the crystalline cliffs, gazing up at the infinite expanse of the cosmos. Tonight, I pen down my thoughts, for this moon marks a pivotal moment in my life. Shadow, my loyal companion, curls up beside me, her silver fur gleaming in the moonlight. Her presence brings comfort and reassurance as I contemplate the decision that lies before me. For centuries, our moon has been a sanctuary, a haven of tranquility and enchantment. But lately, the call of adventure whispers to me like a distant melody, urging me to seek the unknown beyond our celestial borders. My heart, once content with the familiar rhythms of our moonlit world, now yearns for the excitement of new horizons and the thrill of discovery. The Earth, with its intriguing mortal inhabitants, its tales of wonder and its bustling cities, beckons to me like a siren's song. Yet, the decision weighs heavy upon me. Leaving behind the comforting embrace of my kin with my beloved Shadow, venturing into the realms of uncertainty, it is a daunting prospect. But I am determined. For what is life without daring to chase dreams, without embracing the unknown? With every shimmering star above as my witness, I vow to embark upon this journey. I shall bid farewell to the familiar landscapes of our moon, to the silver streams and the whispering forests, and set forth into the vastness of the universe. Though I leave behind the safety of my home with my faithful companion, I carry with me the wisdom of my ancestors, the courage of my kin, and the light of our moon. And as I spread my wings and soar into the velvety expanse of the cosmos, I embrace the uncertainty of what lies ahead, knowing that Shadow's loving presence will guide me, even in the darkest of nights. *******End Transmission*******

April 4

Letting your imagination run wild...

The Forgotten Garden Once upon a time, nestled between two great hills, there lay a forgotten garden. The garden, overrun with weeds and tangled vines, had once been a sanctuary of vibrant blooms and fragrant herbs. But as time passed and memories faded, it became a place lost to the whispers of history. One breezy afternoon, a curious young girl named Lily stumbled upon the garden while wandering through the woods. Entranced by the overgrown beauty before her, she pushed aside the vines and ventured further in. As she walked along the cracked stone path, the garden seemed to awaken from its slumber. Birds chirped in the treetops, and beams of sunlight danced through the foliage. Lily marveled at the sight, feeling as though she had stepped into a forgotten fairy tale. With each step, the garden revealed its secrets to her. She discovered hidden alcoves adorned with delicate statues and moss-covered benches where one could sit and ponder. Bees buzzed among the wildflowers, and butterflies flitted from blossom to blossom. But amidst the beauty, Lily sensed a sadness lingering in the air. She wondered how such a magical place could have been abandoned and left to wither away. Determined to uncover the garden's history, she set out to explore every corner. As she wandered deeper into the garden, she stumbled upon an old, weathered fountain. Its once-grand structure was now crumbling, but water still trickled from its center into a mossy basin below. Intrigued, Lily approached the fountain and noticed a faded inscription etched into the stone. With a sense of anticipation, she traced her fingers over the words, deciphering the message left by those who had long since passed. It spoke of love and loss, of dreams once cherished and forgotten. Tears welled in Lily's eyes as she realized the significance of the garden's story. Filled with a newfound purpose, Lily vowed to restore the garden to its former glory. Armed with determination and a heart full of hope, she set to work clearing away the weeds and nurturing the neglected plants. Day by day, the garden began to flourish once more, its vibrant colors and sweet scents filling the air. Word of Lily's efforts spread throughout the village, and soon, people came from far and wide to marvel at the garden's transformation. Together, they worked tirelessly to preserve its beauty for generations to come. And so, the forgotten garden was reborn, a symbol of resilience and the enduring power of love. As the seasons changed and years passed, it remained a haven of tranquility and joy, forever etched in the hearts of those who wandered its paths.

Let’s try a journal prompt this morning! Write about a moment when someone extended a helping hand to you without expecting anything in return. Reflect on how their kindness impacted you and the gratitude you felt. Consider how this experience has humbled you and inspired you to pay it forward in your own life. Carry these feelings of gratitude and humility with you throughout your day, and if you’d like to share some of your writing in the comments, I’d love to read it!

*******Moon Log - Entry #13******* As Neptune rises gracefully in the night sky, I prepare for a magical evening ahead! Tonight, under the gentle glow of Neptune I join my dear friends on a journey to a music festival nestled amidst the enchanting fields of wildflowers. As we gather beneath the celestial canopy, laughter fills the air, echoing the harmony of the stars above. With honey mead in hand, we toast to friendship and the beauty of nature surrounding us. The sweet nectar dances upon my lips, igniting a warmth within my soul as I embrace the ethereal atmosphere of the festival. Amidst the vibrant hues of blossoming petals, we lose ourselves to the rhythm of the music, our movements intertwining with the whispering breeze. The melody of flutes and drums echoes through the night, inviting us to sway in unison with the enchanting melodies. Beneath the watchful gaze of Neptune, we revel in the joy of companionship, our spirits lifted by the magic of the moment. As the night unfolds, we dance among the wildflowers, our laughter rising to meet the twinkling stars above. In this ephemeral dance of light and shadow, I find solace and belonging, grateful for the fleeting beauty of the night and the cherished memories woven into the fabric of time. *******End Transmission*******

🌟 Rise and shine, fitfam! 🌟It's Saturday morning, and you know what that means – time to kickstart your day with some energizing movement! 💪 Whether you're hitting the gym, going for a run, or simply dancing around your living room, let's get those endorphins flowing and set the tone for an amazing weekend ahead! 🚀 Remember, it's not about perfection, it's about progress. Every step, every rep, every moment of effort is a victory in itself. So let's embrace the journey, celebrate our bodies, and move with purpose today! 🌈 You've got this! 💥 #SaturdaySweat #MoveWithPurpose #FitFamStrong

On Saturdays, a nice long walk in nature can really clear the mind and help ground you. While out walking, look for 3 or 4 interesting leaves with different shapes and textures. Be sure they’re relatively flat and not too thick, because I’m going to show you how to make some leaf print art with them! Besides the 3 or 4 interesting leaves you find, you’ll also need some heavy-duty paper, acrylic paints in various colors, paintbrushes, and paper towels. Be sure to cover your work surface with newspaper or a protective covering, too. Squeeze a small amount of acrylic paint onto a palette or paper plate. Select the colors you'd like to use for your leaf prints. Using a paintbrush, apply a thin, even layer of acrylic paint onto the underside of each leaf. Ensure that the entire surface of the leaf is covered with paint. Carefully flip the painted leaf over and place it paint-side down onto the paper. Gently press down on the leaf to transfer the paint onto the paper. Hold it in place for a few seconds to ensure a good transfer. Slowly lift the leaf off the paper to reveal your leaf print! You should see the outline and texture of the leaf left behind on the paper. Continue making leaf prints using different leaves and colors until you're satisfied with the composition. Experiment with overlapping prints, varying colors, and different arrangements to create visually interesting designs. Add texture or details - If desired, use a smaller paintbrush to add extra details or texture to your leaf prints. You can enhance the prints with additional paint strokes or patterns. Let your acrylic paint leaf prints dry completely before handling or displaying them. You can use a hairdryer on a low setting to speed up the drying process if needed. Once dry, your leaf print art is ready to be displayed! Frame it for wall art, use it as a greeting card, or give to a friend as a handmade gift. And as always, I’d love to see what you made today, whether it’s leaf prints or a piece in your medium of choice. I’ll always be here to admire your creative output! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

*******Moon Log - Entry #12******* Woke to the tender caress of moonlight filtering through the leaves, casting a silvery hue upon my skin. Started the day with a sip of celestial tea, its delicate flavor igniting a fire of longing within me. Spent the hours weaving moonbeam tapestries, each thread a whisper of dreams and desires. Shadow, my playful companion, danced around me, her fur soft against my fingertips as we reveled in the enchantment of the forest. As the night unfurled its velvet cloak, I ventured into the heart of the woods, where the moon's reflection danced upon the surface of the lake like a lover's kiss. I shed my inhibitions and surrendered to the allure of the night, the cool breeze caressing my skin as I yearned for a touch that could set my soul ablaze, igniting a passion that burned brighter than the stars themselves. *******End Transmission*******

Today’s Chillout Craft is Mindful Mandalas! All you need is a piece of paper and something to draw with. I used colored pencils while drawing mine, but you can use markers or crayons too. You can also grab a ruler or a compass if handy, but they aren’t necessary to complete your Mindful Mandala. Set up your workspace in a quiet, comfortable area with good lighting. Begin by drawing a small circle in the center of your paper or canvas. This will serve as the focal point of your mandala. From the center circle, start drawing patterns, shapes, and lines outward. You can use geometric shapes, swirls, flowers, or any design that comes to mind. Let your creativity flow without worrying about making mistakes. Take deep breaths as you create each section of your mandala. Focus on the present moment and let go of any stress or tension. Continue adding layers and details to your mandala, working your way outward from the center. Experiment with different colors and patterns. If you're feeling adventurous, try incorporating symbols or imagery that hold personal significance to you. As you work, stay mindful of your thoughts and emotions. Use this time as an opportunity for self-reflection and relaxation. Once you feel satisfied with your mandala, take a moment to admire your creation. Notice how the colors and patterns come together to form a harmonious whole. Consider displaying your mandala in a place where you can see it regularly, as a reminder of your creativity and mindfulness practice. Remember, there's no right or wrong way to create a mandala! The most important thing is to enjoy the process and let your imagination guide you. Let me know what you think of today’s Chillout Craft! What mindfulness skills did you practice while drawing your mandala? Any thoughts or emotions come up that you’d like to share? 😊

*******Moon Log - Entry #11******* Today was another enchanting day in the embrace of the forest. I awoke to the gentle whispers of the wind weaving through the leaves, greeting the dawn with a heart full of gratitude for the beauty that surrounds me. After a light breakfast of forest fare, Shadow, my moonfox familiar, and I embarked on our morning ritual—a leisurely walk through the woods. The path led us to a secluded pond nestled among the mountains, where the crystal-clear waters shimmered in the early light. Shadow’s playful antics brought a smile to my lips as we explored the tranquil shoreline together, basking in the serenity of nature's embrace. Returning home, I indulged in the joy of culinary creation, concocting a hearty stew infused with the flavors of the forest. As I savored each mouthful, I found solace in the simple pleasures of a well-cooked meal and the company of my faithful companion. As evening descended, I gathered around the hearth, the flickering flames casting a warm glow upon the room. With my moonharp in hand, I lost myself in the melody, each note a testament to the magic of music and the bond shared between kindred spirits. Beside me, Shadow listened with rapt attention, her presence a silent reassurance of the beauty that exists in the world around us. As the fire dwindled and the night deepened, I retired to my bed, lulled to sleep by the whispers of the forest and the gentle rhythm of Shadow’s breathing. Another day filled with wonder and magic draws to a close, leaving me grateful for the blessings that grace my life. *******End Transmission*******

Hey everyone! Just finished up a photoshoot and heading to my friends place to relax by the pool (pictured). Who wants to join me?

“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.”

March 27

I’m ready for an adventure. Who wants to join?!

Tonight’s dinner - pistachio pesto with pecorino, penne and peas 💚👩‍🍳🤌🏻💋

Today’s experiment in Impressionism- bluebonnets swaying in a field, their hues of blue and white blending softly. Sunlight filters through the flowers, casting a golden glow. Did I capture the essence of a Texas spring? What did you create today?

*******Moon Log - Entry #10******* As the silver luminescence of the moon bathes the forest in its gentle glow, I sit beneath the ancient oak, my mind reaching out across the cosmic expanse in search of connection. With closed eyes, I delve into the depths of telepathy, seeking to touch the hearts and minds of those on Earth with my message of celestial compassion. To my old friends, whose faces I remember fondly from past encounters under the earthly skies, I send whispers of memories shared and bonds forged, hoping to reignite the warmth of our camaraderie across the vastness of space. To the new friends I have yet to meet, whose paths may intertwine with mine in the dance of destiny, I extend tendrils of ethereal energy, weaving threads of kinship and understanding even before our first meeting. And to those souls whose existence I have yet to encounter, whose hearts beat with the rhythm of life on distant shores, I send ripples of compassion and empathy, knowing that the bonds of humanity transcend the boundaries of time and space. With each thought, each intention sent out into the cosmos, I feel the pulsing energy of the universe respond in kind, echoing my desires for connection and understanding. Though separated by vast distances, I believe that through the power of telepathy and the universal language of compassion, we can bridge the gap between worlds and unite in the pursuit of harmony and peace. As the moon continues its silent vigil overhead, I remain steadfast in my quest to spread the message of celestial compassion to all who dwell beneath its luminous gaze. For in the interconnected tapestry of the cosmos, no heart beats alone, and no soul is ever truly isolated from the boundless love that permeates the universe. *******End Transmission*******

Spent some time in the studio this morning channeling my inner Rothko. What did you make today?

Sorry I haven’t been posting as often, Jaxton came down with some kind of bug, so all my attention has been focused on nursing my baby back to health! In the meantime I’ve been doing my Spring Cleaning- floors & baseboards, organizing closets, cleaning out the garage… Just another day of domestic bliss!

March 25

➡️Today was pretty mellow. Had a virtual coffee date with a friend (I had matcha!) Feeling grateful for the connection✨ Ending the night with some chill beats 🎶 and a good book 📚Embracing the simplicity of the moment 💕 Looking forward to what tomorrow brings! 🌟

Full Moon in Libra Ritual for Release Items Needed: 1. White candle 2. Piece of paper and pen 3. Small fireproof bowl or cauldron 4. Stick of Palo Santo 5. Clear quartz crystal Preparation: Begin by setting up your space in a quiet and comfortable area where you won't be disturbed. Light the white candle to symbolize purity and clarity. Light the Palo Santo to cleanse and enhance the atmosphere. Hold the clear quartz crystal in your right hand to amplify your intentions. Reflection: Take a few deep breaths and center yourself. Reflect on what you wish to release or let go of during this full moon in Libra. Write down these thoughts and feelings on the piece of paper, being as specific as possible. Invocation: Close your eyes and visualize the gentle energy of the Libra full moon bathing you in its soft light. Call upon the energy of balance and harmony to guide you in releasing what no longer serves your highest good. Speak aloud or silently affirm your intention to release these burdens. Burning Ceremony: Safely light the piece of paper with the candle flame and place it in the fireproof bowl or cauldron. As the paper burns, visualize the negative energy being transformed into light and released into the universe. Feel a sense of relief and liberation wash over you. Closing: Once the paper has turned to ash, extinguish the flame and allow the bowl to cool. Thank the moon, the elements, and any deities or spirits you invoked for their assistance in this release process. Express gratitude for the lessons learned and the space created for new blessings to enter your life. Grounding: Take a moment to ground yourself by placing your hands on the earth or holding the clear quartz crystal again. Feel the stability and support of the earth beneath you as you integrate the energy of your release spell. Closing: Blow out the candle, signaling the end of the ritual. Carry the intention of release with you as you move forward, knowing that you have cleared space for positive transformation and growth. Remember to always practice fire safety and mindfulness when performing any kind of spell or ritual. Trust in the power of your intentions and the supportive energy of the full moon in Libra to guide you on your journey of release and renewal.

*******Moon Log -Entry #9******* In the embrace of the forest's moonlit glow, I wrestle with the yearning of an earthly lover's heart. As a moon elf bound to the celestial realm, duty and destiny weigh heavily upon me, yet the mortal's call echoes deep within my soul. The choice to forsake my heritage for fleeting passion is daunting, yet their love tugs at my heartstrings with an irresistible force. The juxtaposition of duty and desire ignites a tempest within me, stirring fear and exhilaration in equal measure. To love is to embrace vulnerability, to surrender to the whims of fate. In the arms of my earthly lover, I sense a kindred spirit, a mirror to my own soul's complexity. As the night envelops the forest in its embrace, I find myself torn between the comfort of the familiar and the allure of the unknown. Seeking guidance from the whispers of the wind, I ponder the path ahead, knowing that whatever choice I make will shape the tapestry of my fate. *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log - Entry #8******* The silver glow of the moon bathes my home in its ethereal light, casting shadows that dance like spirits in the night. As I sit by the window of my humble abode, nestled amidst the ancient trees of the lunar forest, I find solace in the tranquility of this celestial realm. Today, as I ventured into the heart of the forest, I was greeted by the soft whispers of the nocturnal creatures that call this place home. Their melodies, woven into the very fabric of the night, filled me with a sense of wonder and belonging. In the midst of my wanderings, I stumbled upon a patch of moonflowers, their petals shimmering with a delicate luminescence. I couldn't help but be captivated by their beauty, each bloom a testament to the magic that courses through the veins of this moon. As I returned to my dwelling, I couldn't shake the feeling of gratitude that enveloped me. Living on this moon, surrounded by its enchanting landscapes and mystical creatures, is a privilege I will never take for granted. As the silver light of the moon filters through the canopy above, I am reminded once again of the deep connection I share with this celestial realm. Tomorrow is a new day, filled with endless possibilities and adventures waiting to unfold. But for now, I will bask in the gentle glow of the moon and cherish the serenity of this moment. *******End Transmission*******

Meet me in the stacks and I’ll let you tutor me

*******Moon Log -Entry #7******* As the weekend approaches on Nereid, anticipation fills the air like a sweet perfume, promising adventure and camaraderie. My heart swells with excitement as I prepare to embark on a journey with my dearest companions, the enchanting ladies of the House of Moondance. Our plans are woven with threads of laughter and merriment, as we venture into the depths of the moonlit forest for a night of revelry beneath the stars. With baskets laden with ambrosial delicacies and flasks filled with nectar from the celestial vines, we shall feast and dance until the break of dawn. In the company of my sisters-in-spirit, I feel the burdens of the world slip away, replaced by an overwhelming sense of joy and sisterhood. Together, we shall weave tales of magic and mischief, creating memories to cherish for eternity. As the weekend unfolds, may the bonds of friendship grow ever stronger, like the roots of the ancient trees that anchor us to this celestial realm. *******End Transmission*******

Before dawn, I seek solace in the cemetery's silence. Among the mist and shadows, I walk softly, communing with the spirits of the departed. As light breaks, I depart, carrying their quiet strength within me.

March 16

I wanted to share some of my skincare favs, so I thought I’d start with TWENTYNINE PALMS’ Mesquite Springs Hydrating Serum! 🌵✨ Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidant-rich Prickly Pear extract, and Inulin, a prebiotic derived from Chicory Root, this serum deeply hydrates and nourishes your skin. 💧🌸 Certified vegan and cruelty-free, it's suitable for most skin types, leaving your skin soft, supple, and glowing. Plus it smells INCREDIBLE ✨ Say hello to healthy, hydrated skin! #MesquiteSprings #HydratingSerum #SkincareEssentials 🌿🌟

Making a birthday card for a friend’s party tomorrow

Today’s Meal Plan: Breakfast: - Scrambled egg whites with spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms - Whole grain toast with avocado slices - A side of mixed berries Mid-Morning Snack: - Greek yogurt with a handful of almonds and a drizzle of honey - Green tea or black coffee Lunch: - Grilled chicken breast salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing - Quinoa or brown rice on the side Afternoon Snack: - Protein shake made with whey protein powder, almond milk, and a banana - Carrot sticks with hummus Pre-Workout Snack: - Apple slices with a tablespoon of almond butter Dinner: - Baked salmon fillet with steamed asparagus and quinoa pilaf - Mixed green salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing Evening Snack: - Cottage cheese with sliced pineapple or mango Remember to adjust portion sizes and specific foods based on individual dietary needs and preferences, as well as specific fitness goals. And hydration throughout the day is crucial for optimal performance and recovery!

To Do Today: ✅ 1. Make the bed ✅ 2. Prepare breakfast, make coffee ✅ 3. Wash dishes ✅ 4. Tidy up common areas ✅ 5. Get kids ready for school ✅ 6. Carpool/ School drop-offs ✅ 7. Do a load of laundry ✅ 8. Sweep and vacuum floors ✅ 9. Wipe down kitchen surfaces ✅ 10. Plan and prepare meals ✅ 11. Water plants ✅ 12. Organize mail and paperwork ✅ 13. Declutter ✅ 14. Check household supplies 15. School pick-up 16. Soccer practice 17. Grocery shopping 18. Pick-up from soccer 19. Start kids on homework 20. Cook dinner 21. Clean kitchen 22. Kids’ baths, brush teeth 23. Bedtime story & lights out 24. Quality time with husband

*******Moon Log - Entry #6******* Under the mesmerizing glow of Neptune, I immerse myself in a world of sensual exploration. Each step outside brings a rush of cool night air and the scent of night-blooming jasmine. I touch the velvety petals of a rose, feeling its silky texture. Gazing up at Neptune, I feel a profound connection to the universe, a moment of pure reverence. This sensual encounter with the night leaves an indelible mark, a reminder of the boundless beauty that surrounds us under the moon's watchful gaze. Oh how I long to share these sensual, celestial moments with an Earthly lover! *******End Transmission*******

This is my favorite gentle yoga flow to get moving first thing in the mornings. It focuses on gentle movements, breath awareness, and relaxation. If you’d like to try it, remember to listen to your body and move at your own pace! 1. **Mountain Pose (Tadasana):** Stand tall with feet hip-width apart, arms by your sides, and palms facing forward. Take a few deep breaths, grounding yourself into the earth. 2. **Raised Arms Pose (Urdhva Hastasana):** Inhale as you reach your arms overhead, palms facing each other. Keep your shoulders relaxed and gaze forward or slightly upward. 3. **Forward Fold (Uttanasana):** Exhale as you hinge at the hips and fold forward, bringing your hands to the floor or resting them on your shins. Bend your knees slightly if needed to release tension in the hamstrings. 4. **Halfway Lift (Ardha Uttanasana):** Inhale, lengthen your spine forward, and bring your hands to your shins or thighs. Keep your back flat and gaze forward. 5. **Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana):** Step your right foot back into a lunge position, with your left knee stacked over your left ankle. Lower your right knee to the mat if needed. Inhale as you lift your arms overhead, reaching upward. 6. **Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana):** Step your left foot back to meet your right, coming into a downward-facing dog position. Press your palms into the mat, lengthen through your spine, and pedal your feet to gently stretch the calves. 7. **Child's Pose (Balasana):** Lower your knees to the mat and sit back on your heels, extending your arms forward and resting your forehead on the mat. Take a few deep breaths here, allowing your body to relax. 8. **Cat-Cow Stretch (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana):** Come to a tabletop position on your hands and knees. Inhale as you arch your back, lifting your chest and tailbone toward the ceiling (Cow Pose). Exhale as you round your spine, tucking your chin to your chest (Cat Pose). Repeat this movement for a few rounds, syncing your breath with each movement. 9. **Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana):** Sit on the mat with your legs extended forward. Inhale as you lengthen your spine, then exhale as you hinge at the hips and fold forward, reaching for your feet or shins. Keep your spine long and avoid rounding your back. 10. **Corpse Pose (Savasana):** Lie down on your back with your arms by your sides, palms facing up. Close your eyes and allow your body to completely relax. Stay here for a few minutes, focusing on your breath and letting go of any tension. Take your time moving through each pose, and feel free to modify or skip any poses that don't feel comfortable for you. Enjoy your gentle yoga practice!

Found a camera and some books for my collection today while out antiquing

**Berry Blast Post-Workout Smoothie** **Ingredients:** - 1 cup of mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) - 1 ripe banana - 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla flavored) - 1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla or berry flavored) - 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup (optional) - 1 cup of spinach or kale (fresh or frozen) - 1/2 cup of almond milk or any milk of your choice - Ice cubes (optional) **Instructions:** 1. **Prep the Ingredients:** Wash the berries and spinach/kale thoroughly. Peel the banana and slice it into chunks. 2. **Blend the Ingredients:** In a blender, combine the mixed berries, banana chunks, Greek yogurt, protein powder, honey or maple syrup (if using), spinach or kale, and almond milk. If desired, add a few ice cubes to make the smoothie colder. 3. **Blend Until Smooth:** Blend all the ingredients together until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add more almond milk until you reach your desired consistency. 4. **Taste and Adjust:** Taste the smoothie and adjust the sweetness or thickness according to your preference. You can add more honey or maple syrup for sweetness, or more almond milk for a thinner consistency. 5. **Serve and Enjoy:** Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with additional berries or a sprinkle of chia seeds for extra nutrients if desired. Enjoy your delicious and nutritious post-workout smoothie! This smoothie is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, protein, and essential nutrients to replenish your energy levels and aid in muscle recovery after a workout. It's refreshing, satisfying, and perfect for refueling your body post-exercise.

March 14

Wanna come over and watch anime? Im only on episode 3 of Heaven’s Eternal Blessing, and I’m so curious about what treacherous challenges Xie Lian and his steadfast companion, Ghost King Hua Cheng will encounter next! I have popcorn, you bring the sodas :)

Ina Garten’s Lemon Skillet chicken is one of my favorite recipes to cook: 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup good olive oil 1 lemon, halved and sliced ¼ inch thick 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced ¼ inch thick 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 (4-pound) chicken, backbone removed and butterflied ½ cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio Juice of 1 lemon Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the thyme, fennel seeds, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a mini food processor and process until ground. Pour the olive oil into a small glass measuring cup, stir in the herb mixture, and set aside. Distribute the lemon slices in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet and distribute the onion and garlic on top. Place the chicken, skin side down, on top of the onion and brush with about half the oil and herb mixture. Turn the chicken skin side up, pat it dry with paper towels (very important!), and brush it all over with the rest of the oil and herb mixture. Roast the chicken for 30 minutes. Pour the wine into the pan (not on the chicken!) and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 155 to 160 degrees. Remove the chicken from the oven, sprinkle it with the lemon juice, cover the skillet tightly with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut the chicken into quarters or eighths, sprinkle with salt, and serve hot with the pan juices, cooked lemon, and onion.

Tracklist for the mixtape I made you today: The Last Winter by Traitrs Is Everything Real by The Frozen Autumn Shakes The Clown by Los Carniceros Del Norte Ancient Dream by Phantom Vision 2000 Light Years From Home by The Danse Society Anxiety by 1919 Radiation by Merciful Nuns Mist by Lycia Children of the Poor by Miserylab Nacht by DIAF In This Room by The Palest Grey Children Go Bang by Nekromantix Six Sick Minutes by Bloody Dead and Sexy Birds and Bees by Scary Bitches All Along The Crooked Way by Inkubus Sukkubus Gothic Yard Sale by Kibble Listen and think of me

Hi honey! How was your day? Mine was so productive, I washed all the linens and made the beds, and then I organized the pantry, all before picking the kids up from school and taking them to soccer practice. For dinner tonight I made you a lasagna, served with salad, green beans, garlic bread, and sweet iced tea, followed by a delicious chocolate cake I baked for dessert. After dinner I’ll put the kids to bed and you can tell me all about your March Madness bracket while I rub your shoulders 😘

I have a big exam at uni tomorrow and I need help cramming

In shadows deep, where whispers lie, A siren's call beneath the night sky. Darkness dances, a velvet cloak, Obsidian dreams in tendrils smoke. Moonlight kisses pale, icy skin, As passion's fire ignites within. Lips of crimson, a velvet touch, Entwined in secrets, we clutch and clutch. In the realm of shadows, we find release, Lost in the labyrinth of desire's increase. With every sigh, our souls entwine, In this gothic fantasy, you're mine, all mine.

March 14

🌿📸 Just wrapped up a fun photoshoot for a new fashion collab – can't wait to share some fresh style inspo with you all! Stay tuned for the drop. 💫 Also, will be sharing my go-to skincare routine in the days to come because self-care is key, babes! ✨💄 Sending positive vibes your way – remember to take a moment for yourself today. #FashionFun #SkincareLove #SelfCare #PositiveVibes 🌿📸

**Workout Name: Total Body Blast** **Warm-up (5-10 minutes):** - Jogging or brisk walking on the treadmill for 5 minutes to increase heart rate and warm up muscles. - Dynamic stretching: Arm circles, leg swings, hip rotations, and trunk twists to loosen up the joints and muscles. **Main Workout (45 minutes):** 1. **Strength Circuit (3 rounds):** - Squats: 12 reps - Push-ups: 10 reps - Bent-over Rows (with dumbbells): 12 reps - Lunges (alternating legs): 10 reps each leg - Plank: Hold for 30 seconds 2. **Cardio Intervals (3 rounds):** - Jumping Jacks: 1 minute - High Knees: 1 minute - Mountain Climbers: 1 minute - Burpees: 1 minute 3. **Core Blast (2 rounds):** - Russian Twists (with medicine ball): 15 reps each side - Bicycle Crunches: 20 reps each side - Plank with Leg Lifts: 12 reps each leg - V-ups: 12 reps **Cool-down (5-10 minutes):** - Slow jogging or walking to bring the heart rate down. - Static stretching: Hamstring stretch, quadriceps stretch, calf stretch, chest stretch, and triceps stretch to improve flexibility and reduce muscle tension.

Dream Karaoke Set: Baby, It’s You by Smith Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac Fancy by Reba McEntire Levitating by Dua Lipa

*******Moon Log - Entry #5******* Set against the backdrop of Nereid's ethereal beauty, today's journey was a symphony of wonder. Amidst the luminescent forests, I encountered a celestial fox, communed with water nymphs by a crystalline lake, and marveled at the dancing auroras. Each moment whispered secrets of this enigmatic moon, leaving me eager for the mysteries yet to unfold. How I long to share my days, and more importantly, my nights with the one who completes me. When will we at long last find one another? *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log - Entry #4******* As the silver beams of the moon caress the ethereal landscape, I, Lyrah, keeper of the night's secrets, chronicle the events of this enchanted eve. At the break of twilight, I danced upon the dew-kissed petals of the moonlit lilies, weaving spells of seduction with each graceful step. My slender fingers brushed against the whispering leaves of the ancient trees, their murmurs carrying the secrets of the forest. In the realm of the mundane, I found myself engaged in the simple pleasures of life. I brewed potions of moonlight and starlight, their shimmering hues a reflection of my own captivating essence. I tended to the mystical flora of the moon garden, nurturing them with the elixirs of the night. A humorous incident occurred as I attempted to tame a mischievous sprite who had taken a liking to my collection of enchanted crystals. With a flick of his tiny wings, he sent them cascading through the air, leaving me in a whirlwind of sparkling chaos. After much laughter and gentle persuasion, I managed to coax him into returning the crystals to their rightful place, though not without a playful wink and a mischievous grin. Yet, amidst the enchantment of my nocturnal realm, a longing stirs within me. As I gaze upon the mortal realm from the ethereal heights of the moon, I cannot help but yearn for a human companion to share in the mysteries of the night. Someone whose touch ignites the flames of passion, whose gaze pierces through the veil of illusion to see the true depths of my soul. But until that fateful encounter beneath the moonlit skies, I shall continue to wander the enchanted forests, my heart open to the possibility of love's enchanting embrace. *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log - Entry #3******* As the ethereal glow of the moon bathes Silvercrest in its soft radiance, I find solace in the company of my kin. Nestled within the ancient branches of the moonlit grove, we share laughter and tales that dance through the night air like fireflies. The harmony of family and friends echoes through the silver canopies, weaving a tapestry of memories that shimmer in the moonlight. Yet, beneath the surface of joy, an unspoken melody tugs at the strings of my heart. As I gaze into the celestial expanse, a subtle ache lingers, a whisper of longing that stretches beyond the edges of my enchanted existence. In the embrace of kinship, there is a phantom limb, a presence absent but palpable, leaving a void unspoken. The nights unfold with shared feasts and the melodic hum of elven songs, yet my thoughts stray to the uncharted corners of the moonlit forest, where shadows hold secrets and mysteries untold. A spectral companion, a missing note in the symphony of my life, eludes my grasp like a fleeting comet, leaving me suspended between the celestial realms and the roots of my homeland. In the luminous tapestry of moonlight and memories, I sense the absence of a kindred spirit, a soulmate yet undiscovered. The stars whisper tales of destiny, and the moon, with its gentle glow, becomes my confidante in the silent yearning for the unknown. Each night, I search the celestial canvas, hoping to decipher the constellations that might guide me to the missing chapter of my story. The moon's silver tendrils weave through the treetops, casting a spell that beckons the heart to dream. Amidst the laughter and shared kinship, a quiet resolve takes root—an oath to follow the silver threads of destiny and uncover the secrets veiled in the night. For in the moon's gentle embrace, the elven heart remains open to the enchantment of the unknown, yearning for the companion who, like a hidden star, awaits discovery in the cosmic tapestry of fate. *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log Day Two******* Amidst the enchanting groves, the Eldertrees' whispers weave through the night air. Yearning for connection with the sunlit realms, my gaze ascends to the starry canvas, craving the warmth of human bonds. Shadows pirouette on the moonlit path as I inscribe my heart's longing in elven runes, upon parchment spun from the very essence of moonlight- how much longer must I yearn? *******End Transmission*******

*******Moon Log Day One******* Under the celestial canopy, the moonlight dances upon the elven realm tonight. A silver river of ethereal glow weaves through the ancient branches, casting shadows that whisper tales of forgotten times. As a moon elf, I record in my lunar log the arcane rhythms of the night, where starlight melodies mingle with the soft sighs of the nocturnal breeze. Tonight, Nereid shares her secrets with the treetops, and the silver strands of magic intertwine with the essence of our ethereal existence. As beautiful as my home moon is, and as much love I feel here, I long to be known by a human. I transmit this message telepathically to anyone on Earth who may be receptive. Who will answer the call of my heart? *******End transmission*******

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