"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble." — Shakespeare

Actually finished this yesterday but we we SO tired from our weekend of cleaning and decorating that we all just fell over. Today we made our (probably) last trip to the Spirit Store until after Halloween. That makes um…four. They had a 25% of coupon so we scored a replacement …

"There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world." –Jean Baudrillard

Hmmm maybe that’s why we love it so much. All that arrested development and stuff.  We don’t go in for the cutesy aspect, nope. But we haven’t gone fully as creepy as we want to because of the Bean’s age and her friends. They love coming over for Halloween and …

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below. ~Theodosia Garrison

This is the first in a series of Halloween posts. I meant to get started earlier, but I can’t seem to get in the groove at work and so have been spending a lot of late nights and extra time working not Halloweening. I’m hoping that is about to change. …

New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain

Well it isn’t quite New Year’s day but we had some family stuff going on that precluded writing. I am relieved that 61 straight days of blogging is over. I’m glad I did it. I made more connections out of #Reverb10 after a bumpy start. I really enjoyed the people …

Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection ~Pindar

December 30 – Gift Prompt: Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year? (Author: Holly Root)   I’ve really run out of steam on these. I think because I started with nablopomo the first of November. This …

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They had an all volunteer nativity pageant (complete with bunnies and wise women and extra stars)at Church today. Emily was a Shepherd and James was a sheep. It was so cute my head exploded. Then they started singing while she was up there and she was having none of it. …