Esbats & Sabbats

12 Nights of Yule- December 26th

On the seventh night of Yule, I dreamt up my plans for July and listed them in a journal I had received from an awesome friend who knows I’m basically a list-freak.

It’s called The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration by Moorea Seal. The book’s sections are broken down by season and it’s filled with list prompts to help put dreams into actions.


July is the time for summer vacations and relaxation. It also happens to be the month of my birthday so I usually end up planning a relaxing vacation anyway.

This year I created a Summer Bucket List. Here’s a little bit of my list so far:

Make my own Raspa Bar. Most people know them as snow cones or shaved ice, but in south Texas we call them raspas and top them with everything from fresh fruit to gummy bears to Mexican candy.

Spend the day antiquing and thrift-hunting for hidden treasures.

Swimming, Sunbathing & Sandwiches. When I was a kid, my siblings & I would spend our entire summer swimming in my tia’s pool with my cousins. And for some reason my favorite part was when we’d all come back inside for lunch, wrapped in towels and munching on sandwiches watching Grease for the hundredth time.

Go to an Amusement Park.

Sonic Dates. In our last apartment, the electricity would randomly go out usually in the middle of July- the hottest time of the year. So our only solace was to take a trip to our nearest Sonic Drive-In and cool down with ice cold slushes or their famous Sonic Blast ice cream combos. After a while, it just became a summer tradition.

Slumber Parties. Simply lugging the mattress into the living room and piling it high with pillows and blankets- takes an otherwise dull night into an adult slumber party.

Movie Night with Big Red Floats. Most Texans drink their Big Red with a couple of barbacoa tacos every Sunday morning but in the summer I like to pair it with vanilla ice cream and slurp the pink fizzy-goodness with a straw.

What are your favorite things to do in the summer?

Let a witch know! 😉


The Snow Orchid Witch

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