A short note on household hexing.. When the Lady of the House starts to work Magic, and a storm comes, and then when she stops her work, the storm leaves.. I consider that a clear sign of success. Good job!
I have also found that Solitude is better than idle bystanders. I have definite trouble rolling out the full monty in spell work when someone is in the adjoining room watching tv, or putzing around on the computer, or even just sitting quietly. If folk are not involved, they need to GTFO, or I do. It gives me the energetic feeling of a stone sitting in the middle of a whirlpool you are trying to make in the best of cases, in the worst it's some douche bag mucking around and ruining your whole flow.
I know this should seem like common sense, but I like to test these things, and thus make myself scarce when i am not directly involved in the prolonged spellwork of others.
On to my Perfect Day.
I have found that in general, my perfect day would suit a medieval monk.. who would of course have prolonged raucous, table flipping, sex with his dear partner.
Dawn: wake up, Salute the Sun
Meditate and Morning Practice: (The daily practices we all have that act like calesthetics)
Yoga: Sun Salutation
Start doing something productive! Writing, tending shop, seeing clients, as long as I am being helpful.
wake up: Continue being Helpful!
Dusk: Stop working Salute the Sun
Dinner and Family Time
Evening Ritual and Meditation
Yoga: Moon Salutation
Essentially monastic with Lovemaking and some sort of constructive activity in the middle. Ideally keeping the hours of a french bakery* between dawn and dusk.
*There is a French Bakery in New Hope, PA that keeps, what can be politely called, "Variable Hours". There are posted hours, but they do not mean quite so much as the whims of the owners, the weather, or whatever way the wind is blowing that day. Even given this schedule the Bakery is still open, and still crowded. Instead of people getting pissed off and cutting them off, they wait in eager anticipation for the privilaged chance to get a chocolate croissant and some brioche, and a bottle of Orangina. I want that.
The only other place I know that can do that is a music store in Pompton Lakes, NJ, that specializes in vintage vinyl, imports, and other hard to get sundries. Open only on weekends, and then only for about six hours a day.