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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A few notes from home.

As I am busily wrapping Christmas presents, I decided to tune into some live Christmas music on the Net. Would you believe it? I actually found a station from my hometown in Georgia playing tra-la-las. Feels weird to hear the adverts and such, but has put a little smile on my face. Makes me feel closer to my youngest.

Merry Christmas to me. Heh.

Pretty boy.

I love magpies.

Never saw any, at least live ones, until I moved to England. I know that we have a pair that live somewhere very near to us because we see them from time to time and since they are known to be very shy birds, I get excited when I do see them. Anyway, lately one of them has been coming in to our yard - looking for a meal or two, I suppose. Today, I happened to look out our living room window and lo and behold! there was one on our feeder. He boldly chased all the doves and woodies off the tray to peck at the seeds. Later, I was very surprised to see him drinking water from the pond. Twice in one day! I consider myself lucky indeed.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

'Tis the Season...Part II.

Buying, writing, posting Christmas cards...who's idea was this anyway?! This is one Christmas chore, and yes, I consider it a chore that I dread every year. I mean, have you noticed you always seem to send cards to people that you see all the time anyway and will be in places that you can say "Merry Christmas, etc." all the time; to people that you never see nor probably ever want to see again; or to family...enough said. Heh.

That's why right now in our home there are box(s) of them sitting on the table with nothing written in them, along with envelopes with nothing written on them. We have until Saturday to get them off.


P.S. Still haven't gotten the tree yet.

Friday, December 08, 2006

'Tis the Season.

Well, I finally got my act together and sent out all the goodies we bought for everyone in North Carolina. Whew! We've finished shopping for my youngest. Double-whew! And now all we have left is to get Christmas cards, write and send 'em off. Krip is digging deeper into his 'Bah Humbug' mode and he only sees the £££££/$$$$$ signs (which, I admit can be a bit overwhelming), so I'm beginning to wonder if we will even do the card bit this year.

Speaking of which, Christmas cards, I mean...yesterday we got our first one for Christmas 2006. It was very sweet, with Santa Claus (Father Christmas) on the front, distributing presents under the tree and such. Opening the said card, I promptly read:

'Season's Greetings and Happy New Year'

ACK!!! Season's Greetings and Happy New Year???!!! The PC goodie-two-shoes have really taken over and to make it official, I think someone, somewhere needs to come out with a "Season's Greetings" song. You know something like, "I'm dreaming of a White Season's Greetings?" Or how about "Rock'n 'round the Season's Greetings' Tree." Or even better, "So, this is Seasons Greetings..."

Jeff Randall in the Daily Telegraph today, has a great commentary about Christmas cards, et al, and if I could write as well as him, I'd be doing his job instead of sitting here writing on my blog. At any rate, here is a sample:

"The selection process is very precise. The discarded items have one thing in common: they are not Christmas cards at all, by which I mean, as well as having no Christian images, Nativity scenes etc, they don't even mention the "C" word. I'm afraid that "happy holidays" simply will not do."

Season's Greetings???!!! Flipping 'ell.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Just a bit of fun.

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I nicked this from Krip, who nicked it from b and God knows where she nicked it from. It's just a bit of fun; however, I am questioning the mental health it telling me that I'm a bit barmy????!!!