Wow it was the first year I have been able to celebrate all the Epagomenal Days, and Wep Ronpet! 2 years ago I just did the Epagomenal Days, but not in my opinion very well, it was the first time doing it and I didn’t know what to expect. this year I was thankfully part of the KO community and had other people’s experiences to draw from.
This year I got up early so I was guaranteed going to be able to do what I wanted uninterrupted. To start the day I got up with my Husband and sent him off to work, then I walked my dog , Ruger, for about a half hour, then came back and showered and Cleansed myself spiritually. After that I did a small Execration like ritual to rid myself of things in the coming year.
After I did Senut, the first one of the new year :). I adjusted a prayer I try to do daily (Though right now it seems to be a Senut Prayer), to embody certain aspects of my Father and beloveds in my life.Kind of like things I could learn from them and incorporate into my life. I adjusted the wording to be more fitting for a year than just daily.
I also made offerings to my line up of cool water, Coffee (Djehuty) and specific candles for each of them.
Today started out very well for me, I wasn’t running late and I got my coffee today :). I was also able to find a very fitting shirt for Nebthets day
I was pretty stoked :). For her birthday today I lit a candle, offered her some cool water and said a small prayer. Before I blew out the candle I wrote her a small thank you letter. Latter on today if I get the chance I want to do a little birthday Heka, but we shall see. I also spent some time cleaning and warding my apartment. Doing death work can attract some not so savory types.
Today did not start off super great. I woke up like usual with the Hubby at 3 Am, went back to bed and had some of the weirdest dreams I have had in a while. While I can’t remember exactly what they were about I do remember that I was pretty weirded out by them. Then I woke up kinda late, and was almost late to work and forgot to brew me coffe. Not looking super optimistic.
However, after work things started to look up. The beans I had cooking in the crock pot were coming a long very well, and I was able to pay rent on time, and when I went to the PO box my Yinepu statue had come today, so I was in a lot higher spirits when it came time to celebrate Aset’s birthday then I originally thought I was going to be.
For her birthday I did a prayer, after which I wrote her a letter. I then offered a candle and some cool water, as I am not close to her and didn’t know what else might be appropriate.
When I sat down to type this up I realized I had written a letter to almost everyone and after tomorrow I would have except Set and Heru-wer, While I know it’s a little late I have decided to write them belated birthday letters, rather then have them be left out, since I had written one to Djehuty on leap day also. Other than that I am super excited for Wep Ronpet and celebrating the new year with my Father and a brand new statue :).
For Set’s day I was able to get back into color coordinating with a red shirt. I said a little prayer to him while me and the Hubby went for a drive up in the mountains. I thought of him often throughout the day, I do miss working with him quite a bit from time to time, and his birthday was no exception. While I have reached a place where I understand that he’s not what I need I did spend a lot of time offering to him.
Later on he got a few beers, and some spicy snack mix, as I thought he might enjoy it and a cookie or two. Other than it was a remarkably peaceful day.
Yesterday did not go anywhere near what I planned for Heru-wer’s birthday. I had planned to give offerings and then write a letter, but it only sorta happened.
My husband reminds me a lot of when I used to work with Set. He is an unstoppable force, whose energy it’s easy to get caught up in, in the best way. So for his Birthday Heru-Wer got beer while the Hubby and I played Zombies on Call of Duty. Though I guess it evens out since 2 years ago when I last celebrated Heru-Wer’s was the best celebrated during operation get Heru drunk on tumblr including the picture I drew of him haha. Hopefully the others will go a little better :).
Yesterday, I had a lot of plans for today, the whole set of Epagomenal Day’s in fact. However this morning had me waking up to an almost migraine and and upset stomach that had me calling into work today. About halfway through what would have been my shift I was laying in bed fiddling and trying to get everything under control when I had the sudden thought that “oh dear if I don’t start feeling better I won’t be able to make my Birthday celebration offerings”. Shortly after that thought my stomach stopped giving me fits and my headache became more manageable. Coincidence or sneaky Netjeru determined to get his Birthday offering? I’ll let you decide haha.
Either way shortly after I finally dragged myself out of bed to shower, and when I got out I went to look for a green shirt to color coordinate for Wesir’s day, and the only green piece of clothing I had was my “Get a life” Mario shirt…suffice to say I was in a fit of giggles for a little while, here’s looking at you Wesir ;).
Now it’s shortly after noon, and I am contemplating on the offerings I am going to give, as I don’t have much on hand right now and can’t go to the store. I’m think an orange, and maybe a beer or water, and an incense is all my stomach can handle right now. I hope he understands. Later if I am able to swing it I want to do some birthday Heka, and maybe write a letter, we shall see how the rest of the day goes, see you again tomorrow for the next Eagomenal Day :).