~Living a life of sophisticated domestication deep in the heart of Texas~

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Big Happy Birthday To SGTex!!!!

Sasha was the first to give birthday greetings this morning....before daylight, lol. Actually, she (the Persian Pussycat) positions herself right between the bedroom and the kitchen. She can pretty well count on getting fed. I confess that I had to giggle (while feigning sleep!) this morning. She gave a pretty good performance and was breakfasting nicely, before SGTex had even made it back to bed! Work it, Sasha!!!

Anyway, there's a big chocolate cake waiting in the kitchen, minus two bare spots where we took finger frosting samples. It's almost too pretty to cut, but we'll probably manage to take a couple of slices to bed with us....

Wish I'd thought to get ice cream....


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Samhain Shona Duit.....

We're coming up on All Souls' Eve, a time to fondly remember and reconnect with our beloved ancestors who have gone before us. It's also nearly time for the Celtic New Year, filled with hope for what's new and good. I think this can be a season of looking back and appreciating the past, while at the same time anticipating the future and all it holds.

Whether you celebrate a traditional, American-style Hallowe'en, or give a nod to the old ways, with doors and windows open to spirited ancestors and warm brambrack on the table, may the days ahead be filled with the blessing of renewal.


Monday, October 13, 2008

To the moon....

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a Joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Just stopping by on the eve of another full moon. Our sky here is heavy with clouds, but it's nice to know that above all that is the beautiful moon, so I imagine I can still feel the effect. (Blame it on the moon, lol!)

Life has been filled with busy work days, not much spare time. Lucky for us we went down to Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg and had a wonderful time. So many fun things to see and do, but mostly we just enjoyed being together. There was the cute German music, the eating and drinking, the drinking and eating, the sunshine and general ambience of not only the festival, but the town. A perfect, happy combination of Texas & Germany, all in one spot. Looking forward to next year, when we hope to do it again! It was a wonderful trip. One cute thing was that on the morning we left the motel, there seemed to be a cricket in the dresser. I thought it was charming, not being from cricket country, lol.

And yes, we just got back from the Big Road Trip (and I'm still talking about it), but still felt like it was a good thing to get away and find out what it's like to travel with an empty back seat and less than a half-ton of luggage and stuff to drag from the car to the room and back again, lol ;+). Yes, it is more fun to travel light. That's going to be our policy from now on...

So, Happy Full Moon to you all. Hoping your week is going well, and that good things are coming your way.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The urge to merge....

For all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations in 2008:

1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. Will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2.) Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner Cracker.

3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become: MMMGood.

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa.

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: PouponPants.

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become: Knott NOW!

And finally....

9. Victoria 's Secret and Smith & Wesson will merge under the new name: TittyTittyBangBang