Writing is my life (not life's work). It is the best outlet for my innermost thoughts and desires, especially the repressed ones. Between that and reading this is how I escape the world around me. I also love to crochet, I find it to be rather relaxing.
Thy're not hard to do, it's usually a simple ceremony, if you like the Witch's Bible by the Farrar's has a good bit of advice, it's basically a blessing and welcoming to the world ritual. All the best to you.
Much happiness to you and your new family! Have you decided on her name and what was her birthday! Jezand I have done a couple of Wiccanings, wish could be there, how was your Samhain? Mine was wild our theatre group did "the Rocky Horror Picture show" that culminated a month of insanity, they're going to let me out of the rubber room any day now.