kestrel_hawk: (E-Rock!)
My first backpacking trip this weekend! I'm excited. We have most of the stuff we need, only had to borrow a few things. I get to finally use the Osprey Aether 70 (it's a men's pack, but oh well. Its men's small, and I'm not a teensy girl, so it fits) that was hand-me-downed by one of Husband's coworkers about a year ago. Weather is looking to range from 40*F to 70*F, and clear skies. I should get some great pictures! :)

Got some contact lenses today, haven't had those in several years. >_o But at least I can wear sunglasses now! yesss. UV protection, here I come.

There.

Jan. 20th, 2012 10:55 pm
kestrel_hawk: (Kim tongue)
That's better. Kestrel_hawk it is. Also, paid account. NOW I NEED 100 ICONS.

Huh.

Jan. 16th, 2012 12:39 pm
kestrel_hawk: (Kim tongue)
Just figured out that I can get a lot of my regular blogger followings on here, like the beloved [profile] the_wild_hunt. Huzzah.

Also, evolving the opinion that I am going to keep my public blog public, and probably turn this one into a semi-private, witchier and craftier foray. That being said, I may shell out the $15 to change my username after I get a paid account, as "kaylaluckey" is hardly incognito.

Also also, the picture of my dog sticking her tongue out is my current favorite icon. Fweee.

And now, back to Organizing All the Things.
kestrel_hawk: (E-Rock!)
I have four days off in a row this week (hours are a bit thin right now), and I am determined to do more than Skyrim and laundry. Tuesday marks my first official day as a non-student, since that's when my school goes back to classes. Bittersweet though it is, I won't let laziness get the best of me. I'm planning on some significant work on constructive things, like improved diet, getting crafty again, also possibly getting Crafty again, and getting my lazy behind outside for some light activity like biking or jogging (though we might just start with a dog-walk). Oh yeah, I probably ought to do some serious housecleaning. Oi.

Resuming crafts and arts is really something that is important to me, because that dropped off entirely when I went back to school. I think I sewed a grand total of three shirts and one shopping cart seat cover over the course of the two years I was finishing my degree. Ugh! I miss it. I picked up a drop spindle this fall and I'm enjoying spinning-- its very relaxing, because unlike with knitting, I find a comfortable flow with it, and can watch TV or hold a conversation while I do it. I've always wanted to try my hand at quilting, too. I think I have a quilt block pattern with either triquetras, pentagrams, or circular knots hidden away somewhere.

In addition to those personal goals, Mr. Luckey and I also have some things arranged for the upcoming year. We're going on our first experimental (and short, and easy) backpacking trip in February, to a wonderful State Natural Area called Enchanted Rock. I'm scheduled to perform a wedding in March, and another one in May, both for some great friends, which is awesome. Then, in June or July, we are going to Seattle for about a week. Hopefully we'll squeeze in a few more long weekend camping trips this spring as well.

I'm rather excited for this Sunday, when I will go with a budding local Pagan group to a quaint part of Houston to meet with another local group for a little "meet and greet". (Houston is so large that we have meetups based on metropolitan quadrants; this one is our group [Northwest] and another group [Northeast] meeting for the first time). There are some really lovely women I've grown to know since we started our quadrant's group around September. I'm happy to be able to devote my attention more to my spirituality outside of a scholarly context (I did a lot of my Anthropological and Religious Studies work based on paganism and magic), maybe study runes, ogham and/or tarot, and perhaps get to know some folks more than just "over coffee".
kestrel_hawk: (E-Rock!)
Well, here I am, dipping toes into another interactive blogging/journaling/thought-vomiting forum. I keep thinking that I'll find just the right mix of podium and discussion board; I'm a veritable Goldilocks of expression forums.

I've found, particularly through the end of my University study for my Bachelor's degree, that I enjoy writing quite a bit. At least, the thought-expressy kind of writing; not so much the "and her pulse quickened as s/he leaned in, so slightly, so achingly, infuriatingly, adverbingly... " *cough*, sorry, kind. Never was much into that adverbingly sort of writing. Also, get me a copyright on that word please.

I'm at a fairly major transitional point in my life-- I just graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Anthropology (that's right; with a capital "A") and Religious Studies. The subject matter, I love love love. The directly related job prospects, not so much, unless I am able to put in several more years as a graduate student. Constellations of prospects abound, however, and I am currently working part-time at REI, with ambitions to build a career in outdoor education and/or recreation. Another reason for my transitional status is that Mr. Luckey, my husband, is on the cusp of promotion at his job, which will likely move us from our current city (if not state).

I'm gunning for Oregon. Lots of trees.

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