Lioness, I hope your DH's eyes feel better soon. That sounds SO owie But boy howdy your dinner sounds delish!
Originally Posted by vydalea
The boxes are wrapped but I will try to remember to snap a pic after they are opened.
Maia: Can you share the garlic lemonade recipe? and...awesome on the basket sale/ no wrapping.
I can't remember about these boxes...what are you making, again? The comments all sound fascinating but I can't for the life of me remember what you said you are making
Originally Posted by 3xMama My goodness, I didn't think I was gone for too long but I had a lot to catch up on! I've noticed that I'm not getting updates emailed to me like I should since I'm subscribed to this post. I get two or three every two or three days, but the post is updated way more often than that! (I choose to get an immediate update since I don't get many emails so it beefs up my inbox in a positive way ) This happen to anyone else? Maybe I should check my spam box??
I'm going to wrap each gift as soon as I get it! I love to watch the pile grow under the tree.
Maia-I'd love that lemonade recipe!
How did your family take it when you told them you were Pagan? How'd you bring it up? I'm going back and forth between being fully out of the broomcloset and taking refuge around extended family.
Yes, that happens to me a lot! About the notifications, I mean.
If I wrapped each gift when bought, I know I would be just as surprised as DS when he opened them, because I'd totally forget what I bought as soon as I wrapped it
This is Aviva Jill Romm's thing from one of her books. You boil water and fill a quart jar with it. Press out several cloves of garlic and put in the water. Let sit for a half hour, then add the juice of a lemon and whatever sweetener (honey's best) to taste.
It's bloody awful unless you're sick, then it tastes fantastic. I sip it warm, like tea.
I also play with it, adding more or less garlic/lemon/honey depending on how I like it. You can Google it and find the recipe easy.
My mom, when I outed as Pagan, thought I joined a cult. I'd copied out the first couple pages from Buckland's blue book and had her read them. I had never spoken to another Pagan, hadn't met any, had never really spoken the word aloud, and she says "I dunno, honey, I think it sounds like some kind of cult". I said "Mom. As I understand it, a cult is defined by a whole bunch of people following a charismatic leader. I must be a cult of one, then"
If I had it to do over again, I'd probably just shut up and let things unfold as the Universe unfolds them.
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali We're going to go to the flower shop in town and ask if they have any extra sprigs we can have for free.
They often have stuff left on the ground anywhere they sell Christmas trees. I just go and look around and pick up the "trash" laying around I thought Roo's birthday was, already? Nom nom gingerbread men
I wonder what gingerbready things I can have that don't include starch? Dang. I love gingerbread.
Originally Posted by vydalea
ALSO, I love the poopy snowman. hahahaha. that's awesome. It's like Hankey from South Park!!
Those were my thoughts exactly
We're having our Solstice meal tonight, because we leave early Friday morning for mom's and I don't want leftovers before the trip (it's 8 hours driving). We're having beef stew in the crock pot. It's hard making a stewish thing without potatoes or carrots! And it's not pretty, either, because there's no yellow or orange veggies. I have cut up beef cubes, turnips, mushrooms, spinach (which wilted and looks bloody awful), and cauliflower. It tastes good, though! I set the table with a festive cloth and we'll use the crystal goblets and light all four Advent candles in the Yule log. Yay! Though I have to say...I hate Winter Solstice because it means it's the last of the dark half of the year. I LOVE the dark half.