Yea! 26 and life is good!
Saturday night was the Pumpkin Carving Party. What fun! We didn't get to the corn dollies, but I think it will be fun to do one or two today after a nature/cemetery walk with Auntie and Uncle. Everyone's pumpkins were creative and fun, and well thought out! Being a carving party, it's no surprise that we all really thought about what we would create.
Both sisters were there. One made a "pug" pumpkin, the other a "puking" pumpkin. (Sounds like one of the Weasley treats!) My brother-in-law wasn't in attendance, but my other sister's boyf carved an effigy of the in-law. Pretty funky, too! Anam Cara's pumpkin showcased various pagan symbols (one of which being a lovely, glowing spiral), and Anam Cara's "sis" carved a darling scene of moon and stars! Auntie sculpted a perfect portrait of her pup, and I hollowed out a faerie house with a few windows and a door. No, the door does not open. *^_^* All of which I have pictures that will be shared on the next blog (hopefully).
The apple bobbing was a riot! Not everyone was able to give it the old college try, but, as I've heard from all attendees, the party was a success in every way. I feel so blessed to have the friends and family round me that can cherish fun, homey, old fashioned parties like these. I love them all!
Yesterday, I spent the day with Anam Cara at King Richard's Faire in Carver. Every year, on my birthday weekend, this is a must for me! How lucky I am to have a Medieval/Renaissance/Fantasy faire to feed my faerie tale needs on my birthday. The King; Seamus, Earl of Kilkenny; The Tortuga Twins; Heyo the Jester and many others sang me a very short, but sweet, birthday song! How silly!
Now, I think I'll be off to walk by the grist mill pond and take in the little cemetery on the water. Why not enjoy a little time with those long past on a day to celebrate life? To me, it only seems proper. I would like to hold a Dumb Supper this month, too, but atfer these past two weekends and after the success of the Pumpkin Party, I may just do the usual solitary thing and bury a few extra apples and a couple of coin.
Never you fret, my dearies, pictures of the Witch Cottage and party will be posted. Again, I marvel, how blessed I am that life is so good to me! I hope it is the same for each of you.