’twas new year’s eve at the lake house
and two of our
fellow celebratory foot soldiers
and their loyal dog were down
though they made a miraculous comeback
returning to the fray for the midnight hour
and it was something to behold.
“forgive me if I sleep until I wake up. “
christmas is getting very close.
“i celebrate christmas with willful glee.”
(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.”
if you have eaten the above, you are my contemporary.
here i go, around again
another trip around the sun
happy to say i’m still here.
is it one of the hottest days of summer?
is it time for our annual
christmas in july/august celebration?
with long-time friends
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.”
image credit: pinterest vintage, petticoats and pistols
today is a day of celebration
in full swing
in keeping with
of the holiday
a bag of
flamin’ hot cheetos
and stay up
one hour late.
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
once in a while
there are those perfect days
when holidays collide
today is one such day
an official snow day from school
a surprise gift from the universe
and i will celebrate both
“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