Thursday, December 03, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Well, it has been forever since I have been able to blog. We have been settling further into the new house, cleaning out the garage so we can park in it, and getting ready for the holidays, and visitors from Montana. Here is the Christmas tree:

And we got the Menorah out and ready:

I still need to find my Yule candles and holders, and Yule log to burn, since I can actually have a Yule log for once.

This is going to be a brief post, for now. But I will leave this in parting, I found a Blog Give-a-way over here. Go check it out!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Clearing the cobwebs

Wow! Has it been that long? (picks up old blog and dusts it off) A lot has happened since last August. I did end up canning jellies and pumpkin butter, which disappears at an unbelievable rate around here. Yule and Christmas came and went, and in mid-February we moved, again. But this time, we bought a house. What a lovely place. We painted the whole house before we moved in, that way it would ready. I painted the kitchen area a color called "Happy Camper Green". And on a shopping trip to Pearls of Wisdom I found the perfect Green Man plaque (the color is a little off in the pic on Amazon) to hang on the wall. The color of the green in the plaque matches the color of the walls to a "t". I also found a "Merry Meet" plaque to hang across from the front door, and a pentacle/tree of life plaque to hang at the end of the hallway. But, it's a much larger place, and we are much happier here. It has a good vibe to it, despite the shady past (drug dealers, wife beaters and such), and the neighborhood is much better than the house's past suggests. The only negative energy that seems to be in the house comes from the hormonal teenaged female in the house, and that's only on occasion. The neigbors are great (unlike the last set of neighbors who wouldn't have known manners if they had been smacked in the face with them), and we all watch out for each other. We have a fairly good sized backyard, with a pond surround by a Chinese Zen garden, a deck a big as the living room, and plenty of space to plant the flowers and herbs that I want. We pulled up the ornamental grass next to the front door, and I planted a pair of holly bushes. So, life is good. How is everyone else out there?