I hope everyone who celebrates something at this time of year had an amazing holiday. The cold has set in here today and I am camped out next to my oil heater. Certainly not an unpleasant time of year. My Yule celebrations were very satisfying, and I've made for myself a sort of "New Year's resolution" (Yuletide is, after all, the beginning of the new year).
The plan is thus:
One day a week on which I hold a small blót or otherwise spend time in prayer or devotional activity
One day a week on which I read lore
One day a week on which I study other materials (Heathen-related non-fiction).
No plans as yet on how I am going to work non-Heathen studies into the plan, but I figured, best to have a place to start from first. I can build on it from there. I don't want to commit to too much and then end up getting bored or frustrated and giving it away.
I also promised you a picture of my altar from my (belatedly held) Winternights. Here it is:
Now that Blogger has shrunk it down, it's a bit harder to see what's going on, which is a tad disappointing, but I can't be bothered going back into the RAW editor and screwing with the contrast. That's mead in the libation dish in the foreground.
I must admit I'm actually rather liking these more.... quiet, home-oriented posts rather than some of the more essay-like posts. They're quite pleasant to write and to share. One of the reasons I stopped keeping up with the Pagan Blog Project was that the amount of research I had decided was necessary for this entry or that one just made me not feel like writing them, and splorting out a post on, say, the Jotnar without some solid info in there isn't something I really want to do. I'm glad the PBP is there, though; in the future when I'm struggling to find something to post about I'll knock something out related to whichever week is most relevant.