We needed some outside time after a few days of cold. i hate being really cold, like the kind that makes your eyes water and then freezes your tears. we went out looking for sunshine, and we found it hanging out in some woods on an unfinished greenway by our house.
Welcome to north carolina, where they start prepping for a snowstorm 3 weeks in advance. and by snowstorm i mean like 1 inch of possible snow and sleet. or maybe cold rain. either way, it's time to buy 50,000 loaves of bread and all the gallons of milk bc who knows when we'll see daylight again.
we'll just make our own snow in the meantime, out of cattail fluff. slightly warmer, andndrier, and it doesn't cause the grocery stores to go into apocalypse mode.
It holds us like a phantom
the touch is like a breeze
it shines its understanding
see the moon smiling
open on all channels
ready to receive
and we're not at the mercy
of your shimmerers or spells
your shimmerers or spell
we are of the earth
to her we do return
the future is inside us
it's not somewhere else
one day at a time
we call upon the people
people have this power
the numbers don't decide
your system is a lie
the river running dry
the wings of a butterfly
and you may pour us away like soup
like we're pretty broken flowers
we'll take back what is ours
take back what is ours
Soooo, another flashy ocular migraine has stolen 60 minutes from my day. pulsating, wild zigzags that start small and grow until my vision is completely obscured, and here's the cool part, they don't go away when i close my eyes. they would almost be fun, kind of trippy and prismatic and beautiful, except i am blind for a bit and they usually happen when i have other things to do (like drive). if you have them, or know someone who does, let me suggest oliver sacks' migraine book. it explains the nervous system relationship to them pretty well.
Check out this cool new thing i'm trying called not...
(trying so hard, that is.)
after having some health issues from stress that wreaked havoc on my body this summer, i've been taking things easier this fall and especially this holiday season. i still want all my same adventures, just maybe at a more relaxed pace, and with less anxiety about who and what and where and how. also, i'm breathing in a little more confidence in myself that things are going to work out bc i'm pretty good at all of this by now, that people are having fun, learning, growing stronger, and mostly we're all healthy. bc i want to do this for a long, long time.
It's always hard to choose a favorite display at the chinese lantern festival. we definitely loved the pandas, but there were dragons, tigers, birds, and dancers, too. by the time we left, we felt like we were glowing ourselves. so beautiful and fun.
Guess who won the costume contest at the museum's nightmare before christmas party? also, i'm pretty sure that sally and zero are gonna be our holiday card this year, they obviously loved getting into character, and we've all been walking around singing, "what's this, what's this?" all weekend.
The holiday season for me is about celebrating births of my own children. one thanksgiving baby and one solstice baby make this time of year extra fun. also, there must be a lot of parents like me, bc we have about a million other birthday parties this month. might as well pitch a tent outside our local toy store, i'm spending so much time there right now.
anyone have any fun winter party ideas, esp for places where there probably won't be any real snow? .