Winter Solstice/Yule 2008  

Posted by Alex Pendragon

Well, there goes another pleasant, stress-free Yule. Once again we concentrated on saying goodbye to the long night and welcoming back our Father Sun. Once again I was spared possible death/paraplegia putting up Christmas lights on the roof, another one of those energy wasting practices we could do without. And once again our budget was not strained to the breaking point going on a shopping orgy. We traded a few simple gifts between those closest to us, and many of those were hand made and thus very special. Now we can sit back and watch nervous Christmas Shoppers try and pull us out of our economic version of the Titanic, and fail miserably. Anything that puts us into a 'sustainable consumption" mode is all right by me.

THE Resident Twin got an iPod Shuffle, which forced her to download Apple's iTunes music program to her PC. When it commenced to do everything easily without blowing up her computer, she couldn't keep the smile off her face, no matter how hard she tried. Her sister is a much tougher nut to crack, however, since her employment usually depends on Windows PC's, either fixing them (LOTTSA work THERE! hehe) or working with them.

I received another Beatles poster print to add to my "Shrine" wall dedicated to the Fab Four. And, THE Wife got herself an electric throw, so that she can NUC her side of the bed while keeping mine tolerable. As you might imagine, she gets cold easy.

So after engorging ourselves on our Yule turkey and ham, we held a celebratory circle for Winter Solstice, and asked that our families be protected from the lax economy. Ours are but small voices in this wilderness, I know, but the tiniest candle can be seen in the darkest of nights.

So what was the BEST gift I was given this Yule? Look over < at my sidebar showing all the bloggers on my blog roll. Having had the opportunity to get to know, in various degrees, each and every one of them. THAT has been the best gift of all. And better yet, it's a gift that keeps on giving!

May longer days bring more and more light to any darkness you may have to deal with...........Blessed Be!

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5 slick comments


I've had a great time visiting Pendragon Hold this year. Please reserve the guest room for future drop-ins.

December 22, 2008 at 4:48 PM

Blessed be to you and yours too, Michael!

December 23, 2008 at 12:15 PM

Same time, same place, next year.

December 23, 2008 at 1:09 PM

A Merry whatever ya fancy my friend........
and i haven't forgotten that we must have that beer we keep on discussing......

Next year I will be blogging from NZ so I am getting closer....depending on which way ya look,,,,

December 24, 2008 at 7:43 AM

Happy lebgthning days to you!

December 24, 2008 at 7:06 PM

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