May 7th, 2007

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Poem for Monday

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I celebrated Beltane (and Cinco de Mayo) with vertigo66 and a handful of other women in Virginia in a backyard filled with azaleas and a fire pit -- it could not have been a prettier day and the woman hosting did a better job of starting a fire using dry sticks and a circle of bricks than we have ever managed on a camping trip. (I would not have worn a long star skirt if I had realized we would be jumping over the fire, however!) There was lots of good food, including bean and cheese casserole and strawberries in some kind of decadent warm cream sauce. We were saying aloud our wishes for the season while tossing bannocks (well, actually shortbread cookies) into the fire, and after I got done with the serious stuff I wished that Snape not die in Book 7, so I have done my fannish duty. *g*

Then, practically the minute I got home, my parents invited us to come over for a pizza, so we did. Younger son woke up feeling much better and had spent most of the day at a Hebrew school trip to a local amusement park, while older son went to his good local friend's house whom he doesn't see on weekdays because they're at different middle schools, while apaulled stayed home catching up on work he didn't get to do during the week because they had some training thing going on and read about places we're planning to visit next summer while his pushy red-haired girlfriend our cat Rosie sat on the couch with him and shed on his jeans. (I can always tell when he has been snuggling with Rosie.)


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Have discovered that Carol Herzer's gorgeous Illuminated Tarot (a Rider-Waite adaptation) is online here! There are good-sized images of the entire Major Arcana and some of the Minor Arcana.
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Maternal Kvelling Post

Since I frequently gripe about my kids, I figured I should show the positive side. My younger son, his friend Jason and their Hebrew school classmate Leah went on an ETY (synagogue youth group) trip to an amusement park yesterday and today I got this note from the youth program director: Collapse )