Of Writing and Witchy Living

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had the most wonderful of times with family and friends. I wish those who hunger—for food, shelter, health, freedom…—find their much needed nourishment very soon. I spent most of the holiday reading about tummy medical procedures to come, and baring my teeth at what might be a mild food allergy that interferes with my swallowing… upcoming tests shall say more…

In between teeth baring and reading, I wrote poetry and fiction and crafted a bit… and worked, very slowly, on a Pay It Forward project for which I’m about three years past due *cough, cough, cough*. There has been some stretching and exercising, too. I was cleared to work out again, but at such a slow pace that the boredom might urge me to pull my hair out before I can get any real benefit from the so called physical training. Don’t start yelling, my Luvs! I am being rather careful. Patient? Well, that’s a whole different tale.

Speaking of tales and such, I finished the story inspired by “Balance”, the short Bit that won the sixth Expanding Wee Bits of Dark Fiction and Poetry. I shall publish it at the beginning of the week. It just doesn’t feel like a Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving weekend tale. Also, I’ve been editing a collection I aim to publish in the spring—in electronic and print formats *overexcited giggles and delight-filled cackles*. At the same time, I’m trying to figure out the best way to integrate my spoken words and Expanding Wee Bits features. I’m thinking of a biweekly thing… but I’m not sure yet.

Last, but never least, I’ve been finding homes for my urban driftwood—AKA all the logs and sticks I collect during my walks around my NYC woods. The piece below made the perfect shelf for “Mistress Moon”, by SunshineShelle, and its companions: Oma Linda’s wee cabinet of curiosities, Eliora’s wee bottle, and Sharon’s wand.

Urban Driftwood

What have you been up to, my Wicked Luvs?

17 thoughts on “Of Writing and Witchy Living

  1. Hey Magaly, I’ve been plagued by a swallowing issue for the past year or so too. Don’t think mine’s allergy related though. I’m having a gastroscopy in a couple of weeks that hopefully will provide some answers. The specialist who’s doing it is the same one who does my colonoscopies so the lucky doc will get to know me “coming AND going,” so to speak.

    • I’m having a repeat gastroscopy next week, to see if the last one (which showed no GI related issued in throat or esophagus) missed anything. I’m working with ENT, too… This started about a year ago. It stopped for some months, but it’s back again. The only thing I’ve done differently is trying to reintegrate some foods I haven’t had since the last time I got really sick.

      • Ha! I just got the “coming AND going” *I’m a bit slow, today. I know exactly what you mean. I always joke with my GI doctor, telling her, “I’ve shared my deepest and foulest secrets with you. Don’t you feel special?” 😀

  2. Beautiful thanksgiving sentiments, never sure if it is politically correct to say Happy Thanksgiving, but the sentiments and wishes for all you mentioned here are perfect, so can I steal them and send as a blanket wish back to you and all the residents of the US 🙂 adding one more thing, that your allergies dissipate, your gut, and all your beautiful flesh returns to its prime awesomeness ASAP xox

  3. Layer after layer, you and your doctors are pulling out the the bits and pieces of the things that don’t belong. It is like you are in a see through chrysalis working to become a healthier you. I have never seen anyone so dedicated and so deliciously optimistic. You are such an inspiration! Thank you for that! Happy Thanksgiving!
    P.S.
    Looking forward to the new writing projects!

    • Your “layer” theory is one of the things that keeps me going. I always tell myself that if we dig deep enough, far enough, for long enough… we are bound to find something!

      Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, dear Sharon.

      And I, too, am looking forward to the words to come! 🙂 ♥

  4. Oh how I love the printed word, something to curl up with wherever I please. Yoga may be a soft start for the body, just a suggestion. I tend to also “collect”natures little treasures and to have them inside my home creates a connection, or maybe it’s a witchy thing.

  5. Just take care of you! That is all I care! I hope the gastroscopy went ok! Such a gorgeous picture!!! All those precious goodies with that wonderful piece of wood! You know I have been painting! LOL! Hugs 🙂

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