Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Week

SO...last week was a blur. Moreso than usual.

 I (we) bought a car - a Volvo S80 Turbo. Vroooooooommmm...

And I saw an odd mushroom on a treestump... 

 Then suddenly I was in San Diego conferencing...and shopping!
I LOVE this minidressed jewelry holder...
 And one lunch was lighter than meat. A vegetarian mexcican place...

 a succulant bigger than my foot. BIG.

 and desserts eaten so quickly the run into each other.

Then suddenly, shortly after a VERY relaxing nude massage... 

I found myself home on my doorstep, almost like Dorothy have the oddest dream...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Equinox Again Already!

I tried rewriting this post, but really, I like my original work so here it is again, in time for this fabulous day!

Autumn - a time when trees start to change, the weather chills down, animals and insects begin migrating and on the Equinox - a time of nearly equal night and day...

Also a time of partying! Big time partying in many cultures! Modern Wiccans call it Mabon, ancient Greeks called it one of the Festivals of Dionysus, some ancient Europeans called it the Night of the Hunter and it is a spring celebration in the southern hemisphere.

It's been observed as more than just a day of mostly equal light and darkness in almost all cultures that track the seasons - in the northern hemisphere this celebration was usually tied closely to a harvest celebration. Drinking and carousing and thanking the god(s) and goddess(es) for their bounty and hoping for a smooth winter without hardship.

In my hemispheres (the left and right sides of my brain) it is a time of sadness as I have to start saying goodbye to all the boys of summer. They are gonna start covering up their glory soon!

Can you tell he is not just looking over the side of the pier? LOL

 Boys like these will be less common sights in the coming months.

My house boy will have to start wearing shirts when he brings in the firewood!

and as it gets really chilly on the west coast here in northern California there will be far fewer walks on the beach at sunset with the hubby (and even fewer strolls through the bushes near the beach hunting for wildmen sightings)

So goodbye boys of summer, I will miss you for a few months and I look forward to your return in the Spring!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Fruitcake!

The family is still visiting, and I am truly enjoying this time well spent with them.

One of the many gifts I give myself when family visits is to let loose on the baking and cooking. It is an excuse to pull out all the stops!

 Above is a flourless chocolate cake and below is an almond nut torte. YUMMERS!

It is however, now time for some fruitcake.

Are we satisfied in our sweet tooth yet?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Family time

oh dangit it. I mean yay! Family is coming to visit for the week, so instead of a Morningwood Monday, I am cleaning and prepping the guest room and the rest of the house!

What I would rather be dealing with...



What is happening instead...
but not really even this fun...

and I do it for love because of my wonderful family...*


 I sorta of wish my family was this odd :P lol 

*photos by Michael Thomspon

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Gardening!

It is that time of year when I must say goodbye to my garden and till the veggies under so I can plant my winter crops...

I need to motivate the house boys that I borrowed from the Mistress and assign chores accordingly...

 My yard is large enough to accommodate two hotties with mowers...

And at least a couple more with the clippers 

If we are lucky, Ben will pop in for some hard labor 

and when we are through we can play hide and seek amongst the trees

before we relax in the sun and 

wash away the day's sweat and seed...

Anyone want to come help? lol