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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wishing everyone a very serene Sunday ..

Blessed Sunday all! Just thought I would share a special clip I found on YouTube for those of you who have never heard it before. It is a gorgeous piano version as beautifully played by Gary Numan himself taken from one of his old albums of his hit song, "Down in the Park." If you click on the link below it, you will hear the original radio song. This is one of the reasons I appreciate this artist so much ... Hope you all enjoy it!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Getting ready for Yule ...

Welcome to our first snowfall of the season in Reading, PA.  This is a pic of my mom's back yard this morning. We are not expected to get a whole lot ... only calling for 1 to 3 inches.  :)

My sister Aurora Skye and I are currently preparing for our Yule ritual in less than two weeks from now. I picked up the fresh mistletoe for our ritual, and, much to my delight my holly bush is growing back rather nicely. These truly are resilient plants and since they were cut  back a couple of months ago, the leaves are looking good enough already to use for our altar as well ...

Until next time, have a blessed weekend all!

Yule Wreath Giveaway!

Greetings everyone and happy weekend to all! As promised, here is my Yule/Winter wreath giveaway for this year. If you are interested in being added to the drawing, please leave a message in the comment section of this post.

The drawing will be held on Saturday, December 16th and as always I will attempt to contact the winner who will have three business days to claim the their gift prize unless I am otherwise notified by them via my personal e-mail at Ladycaer1964@yahoo.com.

I hope you like it! Brightest Blessings!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

This and That ...

Happy Thursday everyone! Not a whole lot going on here, only a couple of things. The other day I received a box of crocheted glass balls I ordered from Amazon.com for my mom's Christmas tree. She loves to use the classic white lights and I thought these would look very nice with white.

Also, last night I attended a Gary Numan concert live at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. Because it was held in a venue which served alcohol, I had to be CARDED at the door. I am 53 years old so talk about funny, that definitely made my night! LOL

 Here are a few of the dozens of pics taken last night from the balcony level ...

Just a heads up, I plan to post the Winter/Yule wreath giveaway sometime this weekend if anyone is interested in joining! :)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

A night out ...

Last night, I had dinner and drinks with a long time friend of mine. He, his wife, two close friends of theirs, and I celebrated his 57th birthday at a local Irish pub called, "Flanagan's" ...

Birthday boy Dave

Dave and wife, Deb

Instead of a birthday cake, he had a slice of Bailey's Irish Cream cheesecake with whipped cream and a candle on top!



We also stayed after dinner to listen to a sixties music band called, "60 Shades of Gray."

We had a great time. The band started playing at 8:30PM and we hung around for their first set then left around 10 ... what can I say? We just can't "hang" like we used to ... HA HA HA!!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Memories are Made of This

Among the wonderful memories I have from when I was a child growing up at Christmas time is reading the classic "The Night Before Christmas" book to my brother on Christmas eve just before bedtime. Funny thing is, my brother and I fought like cats and dogs pretty much the rest of the year as little kids, but for some strange reason, I felt the need to share this with my one and only sibling who was three years my junior. I still have this book to this very day. I keep it stored up in my attic along with the rest of my boxes of decorations ... 

Does anyone remember these little items growing up? My mom's electric window Christmas lights she displayed (and still does) every year ...

Colored rotating light disk used in addition to a silver or white artificial Christmas tree. Both my mom and my grandmother put theirs out every year in their living room located next to the television ...

Speaking of fun, another one of my fondest memories of my 'Christmas's of old' is from when I was part of a drum and twirling corp called, "The Boutiques of Berks County." Long before my high school band days, I was extremely involved with this group for 10 years and each and every year we held an annual Christmas party at one of our local township hall buildings. The following pics were taken by my mom while I was performing in the shows over the years. I am pictured on the far left in all of them ...  :)

"Sleigh Ride" routine circa 1973

"Jingling Brass" routine from 1982

I may be 53 years old now, but these memories still, and always will, put a huge smile on my face!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Decorating for Yule ...

As planned, I spent the entire day on Black Friday decorating the house with Yule and winter treasures. My mom even helped me this year ...

Remind you guys of "someone"? ...

... Lady Tabitha, of course

My Gingerbread cats 

My handmade Yule wreath

My mom's original (vintage) glass Christmas tree balls in their original boxes from when I was a little kid. She recently handed them down to me after she found them in her attic last weekend ...

An old Polaroid pic of my mom's glass balls which adorned her (now vintage) Christmas tree as it looked in my parents 2nd floor apartment living room in Robesonia, PA.
Christmas morning circa 1968 (yup, that's me with the "little Dutch boy" hairdo) ... ahh, the memories -  lol

Friday, November 24, 2017

The day after ... otherwise known as Black Friday

Happy Friday ... "Black Friday", that is, and as is my personal tradition I never go out of the house on the day after Thanksgiving. Instead, I prefer the use this day to take down all of my fall and Samhain decorations. I switch up the "Halloween Tree" ornaments with the Yule and winter solstice ones and throughout the day I also clean my house.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday spent with family and friends. I spent mine with extended family and enjoying a wonderful homemade traditional dinner of turkey, ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and filling, corn, gravy, and a whole slue of delicious pies and desserts. 

Here are a few little pics I took from yesterday's gathering.

My mom and her fur baby, her poodle Brandi

My cousin's beautiful offspring, Weston and his sister Ava ~ really awesome kids .. and growing up so fast!

Ava with my cousin's house kitty, Jack

After dinner, the kids and I decided to play with Jack downstairs ..

Peek a boo!!!
Relaxing in the living room chatting it up while watching some movies.

It was a typical gorgeous fall day, brisk but the sun was shining and the weather could not have been more beautiful. Now, it is time to get to work and decorate the house for Yule ... and it looks like it is going to be yet another lovely fall day today.

Enjoy your weekend, my friends!