Showing posts from November, 2010

Staying Home Sick and Motherpeace Tarot

I decided it is not fair to only write when I'm feeling good, energetic and healthy. But sadly, there's nothing much to report, since I've basically been stuck inside in my pajamas for days on end. One day I did get dressed:

but still felt like this:
SO! I thought I would take this quiet-time opportunity to show you something I am totally in love with lately: the tarot deck that I've been studying. I got the Motherpeace Tarot deck at the used book store where I work (amazingly still in their box in perfect condition) and I found the accompanying book in our goddess section. This is the kind of thing I was totally into at 19 but haven't taken much time for lately. I needed it.

On our recent trip to the hot springs I finally took the time to really begin to read the book and look at the cards. First amazing thing about them: the cards are round! Big round smooth circles with colorful art depicting empowering scenes from tribal and communal feminine life. Alice Walke…

from my family to yours...

instead of hanging around feeling sorry for myself because i am missing out on festivities due to being sick, i decided to be thankful that the one day i actually felt better was thanksgiving day.
we spent the morning at my house having monkey bread and watching the parade while momma did baking:

then headed over to darin's mom's house for dinner #1.

had a cozy visit with his brother dave and his wife ashley, up from LA.
and then at sunset, headed up to my sister's fairytale house in the snow for dinner #2:

addie and art were busy preparing 3 tofurkeys, all kinds of roasted root veggies, brussel sprouts, garlicky mashed potatoes, and fresh homemade cranberries.

extra special treat this year: we had my mom's sweet boyfriend Jack and his two lovely daughters, Adrianne and Mariah, with us.
upstairs in the nintendo nook, the kids were having giggle fits. it was so cute how they all hung out together so naturally.
beautiful chef.
happy thanksgiving!
group shot number 1, th…

Day of thanks and bounty

Let's just put it this the end of the day I was busting the buttons on my little dress. Both with joy and absolute stuffedness. love spending an entire day in the company of so many loved ones. A gathering, a feast, a whole lotta giggles and ridiculousness, stories, sweet potatoes and root veggies, mikie carving the tofurkey, a winter song that makes me cry, little children and cats running up and down the stairs at addie's and all the while, the coziest fire in the woodstove and snow piled up outside.

I am writing from bed, on my little contraption, sending out a very sleepy good night and wish of love and cornucopeia of gratitude to the world tonight. May the spirit of love light all your ways home.

A Mystical Wintry Wedding

Our sweet friends Bridget Loera and Daniel Ramirez got married this weekend on a magical November afternoon.
It was an outdoor wedding at their home and about a week ago we found out that a huge storm was headed our way. Everyone bundled up, the rain stopped, the sky was dreamy with bits of radiant sun coming through softest gray clouds, and as Bridget walked through their homemade archway to meet her love on the green hillside, a delicate mist filled the air like she was walking through a fairy cloud. It was seriously magical. we all cried.
The groom's sister Monique (a most radiant soul) did so much of the planning and beautifying. Here she is smudging the crowd and walkway with sage. (she made her own vibrant dress!)
the wedding party, Ian, Daniel, Anthony (he married them), Bridget and her sister Toni.
I wish I would have taken a close-up of the detail of her gorgeous dress. Our friend Becky made it for her! She and her sister ran Velvet Leaf and now Becky is branching into t…