Ramblings of the Witch

Random Musings of An Amused Witch

Introductions

My name is Calypso Rose, granted that isn’t my government name, nor the name my family calls me. But it is my public Craft name. As you see, I am a witch. Pagan. I follow the old ways, since long before Christianity was a thought. My Christian friends argue with that statement but this isn’t their blog. I believe everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions as long as they’re respectful, and I’ll try to be respectful of others beliefs as well. Furthering from that, I am a 28-year-old, single mother to 3 school aged children. Life is chaotic and sometimes I’d like to throw in the towel when the going gets tough but alas, here I remain.

I’m not sure what I will use this blog for, as I’m not sure where this path is going to take me. I’ve always felt called to help others, I’m ordained in clergy and had thought about perhaps offering end of life services amongst other things, but that is a work in progress. It all began when I grew tired of attending funerals in the bible belt where the clergy performing the services focused more on trying to convert people to Christianity that on the deceased. It’s disrespectful, in my opinion. I’ve already threatened everyone I know that should I perish before them, and they get someone like that to preside over my services, I will haunt them for the rest of their earthly days. I don’t want traditional services that are unhealthy for the earth with services that are opposite of my life and are more for the churches coffers that to express mourning or remembrance of my life. No thank you. That irritation grew with each funeral I attended until I decided to become legally ordained. Granted this area of the bible belt doesn’t always want to recognize non-Christian ministers but I digress.

I am also chronically ill, I have numerous medical conditions, some that aren’t widely known. It makes life more difficult on top of raising 3 kids mostly alone and trying to support us, take care of us, and keep things running smoothly. I think this blog may wind up being all encompassing, covering my home life and children, my health, and this path I’m on.

I guess we shall see where this blog goes and where my path will lead me.

Parenting, Random Musings of An Amused Witch

Mi Familia

This is my little family. 3 daughters, S age 11, D age 9, and J age 6. 

S (pictured on the left, at my right shoulder) is both a tomboy and a tiny bit girly. Don’t ask how that is possible, I was the same. She plays baseball (yes baseball, little league, not softball), wants to try soccer and martial arts. She is an avid artist and can draw better than I’ll ever be able to, as well as frequently tries to sneak my makeup and dresses with tennis shoes. She’s also a bit of a bookworm like her mother and a real fish out of water. S will be in 6th grade come August. 

D (pictured on the right, at my left shoulder) is allllll sports. She isn’t currently IN any but is chomping at the bit to take gymnastics, at which she’s a natural. Much more bendy than I was, she even taught herself to do a split. She also runs with the local Girls on the Run team, dances and loves music. Not a book worm at ALL. Makeup is hit or miss. Like most 9 year olds, she loves playing dress up. Miss D will be in 4th.

J (itty bitty pictured bottom center-ish) is my little munchkin. She just completed kindergarten so she’s going to 1st grade. She’s a little ball of energy who as yet does not have any sporty interests. She loves horses, just yesterday I caught her trying to buy horse books on the kindle (and by caught, I removed my cards so I got the declined notification in my email). Sneaky sneaky. She reminds me of a mischievous little imp.

So that’s my family. I have primary custody which in this part of the world means I have them all but 4 days a month and half of holidays. Realistically it’s just the 4 days but I digress. As the blog mentions, I’m currently single though I occasionally have casual dates. So far none have become exclusive. I really dislike being alone. It’s not in my nature. So maybe that will change. Or maybe not. Cross your fingers for me. We could all do to add some more love in our lives.