Category Archives: celebration

instead.

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(a candid moment from my recent fiesta)

my goat and i would like to thank

each and every one of you

who help me

celebrate every day

(the best day ever)

by being a part of my life.

“instead of hate, celebrate.”

-prince

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summer christmas.

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is it one of the hottest days of summer?

is it time for our annual

christmas in july/august celebration?

absolutely.

with long-time friends

turkey dinner

wine

christmas cookies

 stories

and 

odds and ends re-gifts to each other

that we’re highly likely

to re-gift to someone else at a later date

no reason to keep the joy of giving all to ourselves.

‘christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around.”

-bryan white

 

 

 

image credit: pinterest vintage, petticoats and pistols

flamin’ fat tuesday.

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today is a day of celebration

mardi gras

fat tuesday

from life on the mississippi

and

new orleans

is 

in full swing

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in keeping with

the spirit

of the holiday

i

shall celebrate

with 

a bag of

flamin’ hot cheetos

and stay up

one hour late.

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it has been said that a scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an american has not seen the united states until he has seen mardi-gras in new orleans.

– mark twain – march 1859

image credits: ‘life n the mississippi’ first edition, tumblr

to be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~george santayana

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genuinemudpie.org

once in a while

there are those perfect days

when holidays collide

today is one such day

groundhog’s day

and

an official snow day from school

a surprise gift from the universe

and i will celebrate both

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“today is  “ground-hog’s day” in many parts of the united states,

and candlemas day in many other parts of the world.

from time immemorial,

it has been a critical day in the affairs of the weather.

the character of the second of february is

really of much more importance

than whether the first of march comes in like a lion or a lamb.”

the simplest form of the adage is:—

if candlemas day be bright and clear,
there’ll be two winters in that year.

~hartford courant, 1877

image credits: genuinemudpie.org, brownie groundhog, the february fox, by susan blackaby

where there is life there is wishful thinking. – gerald f. lieberman

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babies j, b and f

believe

waiting

and

hoping

 for a glimpse

of santa

8 tiny reindeer

and

for

all

of

their wishes

to

come true.

clothing is optional.

all human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
-alexandre dumas