Oh, I am a shameless promoter of my own birthday. And why not, I ask you? If you were born four days before Christmas you might also be someone who toots her own birthday horn. Now I'm doing a wee dance in celebration of the day.
Imagine my delight that there is a movie coming out celebrating my birthday? Oh sure, it's about the end of the world on Dec. 21st, 2012 but hey!
Let me tell you my plans for the day. You are rapt aren't you? Sure you are. Grab a coffee and I'll begin but I'm warning you - some of you will be worn out by simply reading what I've done today already!
Sweet Patootie's alarm woke me at four so I could check outside to see if the sky was clear enough to see the full lunar eclipse. It wasn't so I snuggled back in for two more hours. Then I got up - made coffee, woke the step-dot and we put on our faux pagan clothes plus boots and hats and mitts and drove to the look out on the Purcell's Cove Rd. A friend of mine - a pagan - had told me that she and a group of other pagan types would be there to drum up the sun. It was WILD WEATHER - wind and rain. It took us about 45 minutes to get there. We were the first ones there and I brought my camera and step-dot hauled the provisions (coffee, oranges and candies I'd made yesterday) The true pagans arrived but not my friend. I introduced myself and Sarah. They were kindly indifferent to our presence. We were kindly indifferent to their idea of drumming up the sun - which we couldn't see and haven't yet as it is a WILD WEATHERY DAY. After a bit of storming about we left and went to Tim Horton's for breakfast - yay! I love step-dot I do - she makes everything an adventure.
Later this afternoon I'll do some more holiday baking. I'll pay some bills and pick the charity that will receive my dough this year in the names of my family and some friends. Then I'll make a nice chili for the family gang tonight - my son will be bringing my three grandkids and we'll all decorate the tree. Last night my step-dot took part in the Solstice ceremony at the Buddhist centre with me in happy attendance. So - Buddhist, pagan, Christmas/pagan - all good!
Here are some crazy pictures of our adventure...