Dedicated, I am; in every aspect of the word.
A beautiful, wonderful, *magical* night. The greatest of blessings and my heartfelt thanks to all involved. Everything was just perfect with the cottages special mix of solemnity and humour in all the right places. The individual vows, the names, both the new ones and those that were retained, and the gifts were so lovely; they spoke volumes about each person. If there was a Geigor counter for joy then I think I would have been off the scale last night as I couldn't help but smile with absolute glowing love while watching and sharing with the wonderful group with which I have found myself. Thank you to you all. You are all so special and it is an honour knowing - and witching - with you.
A calm contentment has settled in today. I had to get up early to get to church for music practice. We had a dedication for a gorgeous little baby boy and the place was packed. We are usually quite a small congregation but it was standing room only once everyone arrived. We were into our second song when I discovered another example of how far I've come as I looked over so many faces, usually meeting the eyes of friends and strangers alike and I realised I wasn't even nervous. It helps that I am only back up singer and I have no illusions about my vocal limitations so I don't have such huge expectations on myself that so it is still a pleasure not a burden, but from someone who would get the shakey, red type of nervous even talking one on one to someone, to be standing in front of a group and singing and still enjoying it and not feeling nervous at all, well, it was just wonderful.
I am a little sad as one of my budgies died today, but The Starchild and Kman bought me another one and he is really pretty. I think I'll call him Ciel as he is a gorgeous bright blue. I'll ask him if he likes the name tomorrow. My other budgie is fine. He is a yellow green and his name is Chi. Chi liked my last budgie better - they hit it off straight away but Chi had been by himself for a while then. I'm sure Chi and Ciel be great friends as well in no time.
Other than that, I'm feeling on top of things. I like being organised and I am actually feeling more organised than I have in a long time; it's a subtle shift but it's a powerful one. I have loads of things to do tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. It's a brand new day and it's mine for the taking.