Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I found a rooster today.  Or rather Zach found it.  I hadn't thought about looking for a picture to place on the wall above Hermes's altar so while in the aisle looking at lampshades, I saw some pictures.  There in front was a hen, but not what I was looking for.  So Zach dug behind that picture and found a strutting rooster, which is now resting on my dining table waiting for me to put it on the wall.  I had invoked Hermes before leaving home, which is becoming a regular thing for me.  I just light his candle, quietly ask for protection while traveling, blow the candle out and leave.

The picture is a lot bigger than I had intended, but I figure Hermes's ego demands a sizable icon.  It will be the first thing you see when you walk in the door.  Well, past the curtains covering the foyer.

I'm not celebrating Thanksgiving Day.  Mostly because it's just Zach and me and the few attempts I made at trying to have a full-scale T-day event for a child just didn't do it for either of us, so now we just treat it like another day.  In fact, I have a lot on the agenda in the way of cleaning.  We must get the car ready to sell and I must get the kitchen ready for frugal and healthful cooking.  Both of these tasks just can't wait.

But I hope those of you who do celebrate have a wonderful and happy time with family and friends.  For my non-U.S. friends and readers, just have a happy Thursday.



  1. I wish I hadn't celebrated Thanksgiving. It was a clusterfuck and by the end of the day I wanted to beat the shit out of everyone and then eat my pumpkin pie in bed : )

  2. LOL! I really want to party with you. It's one of the big reasons I don't "do" Thanksgiving. My father, when he has an audience, is prone to giving me "advice" and telling me what all my faults are, which I have to take because causing a scene would be the worst offense in my family. It's one of the most stressful holidays out there because of the need to "get along" with everyone. Not to mention all the preparations. And it was set to mesh with the Christmas shopping season so it's not even a real holiday anyway. I hope I never celebrate it. It's more fun my way.

  3. I usually LOVE Thanksgiving, but this year it was with the in-laws and I hosted. Between the asshole turkey that wouldn't cook and my sister in law breathing down my neck by the end of the night I had my foot up everyones ass to get the hell out.