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Good Samhain

This is my final morning blog post until December, and today is Samhain (also known as Halloween to many of you). It is a time when the boundaries thin and communication between living and dead is opened. It is a time to reflect on those who have passed on and think about the year ahead. Continue to finalize your harvest, celebrate your friends and push those things that were negative in your past year underneath the earth, to be cleansed by the Mother.

Trick or treat is a time-honored tradition in the US and I usually get college kids from the local Christian college. I love my trick-or-treaters and always get candy to give to them. Seeing their inventive and thrown-together costumes always makes me smile. It will be colder tonight, although we don't have snow yet, so I won't have the 50+ that I had last year when it was very mild and warm, but I know I'll have some coming to my porch and I welcome them. I hope that your celebration of the holiday, however you choose to honor it, brings you joy.

I drew a gift rune for you: Perthro, which speaks of making choices, directing your wyrd. Apply it as seems appropriate. Blessed Samhain and strength through the dark months.

Edited at 2012-10-31 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'll be sure to use it when my optimism crashes next - it's bound to happen within the next few months :-) *hugs*

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks. Three of my interlibrary loan books for my novel came in today so I'm head deep in research again :-) Ain't it grand?

Good Samhain to you and yours...

- Erulisse (one L)
And to you my good friend. The best of this season going out to you in somewhat sunny Cali.

- Erulisse (one L)
Oh thanks for the pumpkin. =] (Er, if I saw a guy who looked like that on campus, I'd probably take a cue from whoever it was that said that if we actually met a human being who looked like the classic yellow smiley we'd be horrified...and run screaming)
Oh yes. Great fodder for a Halloween horror movie. The image was used in the OZ books and I always thought it was a bit spooky.

- Erulisse (one L)
I love the next to the bottom picture.

Happy New Year. (In our Celtic tradition this is the last night of the old year.)
It is very nice, isn't it?

It is indeed the last night and the curtain between worlds is shredded for a while. Be safe, be careful, and enjoy your Samhain.

- Erulisse (one L)
Best wishes on Samhain!

I am so very excited for you. You've done a lot to get ready for this adventure, and I'm sure it will pay off. Be sure to post or email if there is anything you need during the next 30. My Muse is surely cheering you on.

Rachel Gardner posted this link today.

I'm not sure if you can use it, but it might be fun.

Best wishes for your journey.
Thank you my dear friend. Just knowing I have you in my corner means more to me than I can ever truly tell you.

I downloaded the software. It might be quite interesting. I'll take a closer look at it tonight. Don't want to spend time learning things when I'm trying to maximize production.

I was at the library today making sure that my laptop was acceptable to their wi-fi and found a few books to help me. Then, as I was checking out, their software told me that three of my interlibrary loan books had arrived so I got those too. I'm thrilled with the three that came it. I really needed them!

Good Samhain to you and your family. Don't go too choco-crazy and don't forget the family rules - all candy must be personally vetted and tested by the parents first - LOL. That let's you have the good stuff without the effort :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Thanks, Clodia. I still think I'm a bit (well...maybe more than a bit) insane for signing up for this, but it's an Adventure. If Bilbo could do an Adventure, then so can I :-)

Good Samhain to you and yours...

- Erulisse (one L)
When my boy Gabriel Uffern Cwwnan (Ryel to his friends) came home he demanded wings. He's not wearing them in this photo, but I think you can figure out what he is.


He sends ya his thoughts and best wishes, along with mine, and success with NaNo.
Oh, he's very nice (love the skull). Thanks to both of you for the good wishes, I'll take any/all that I can get :-)

Good Samhain to you. Be safe, be happy.

- Erulisse (one L)
Thank you, thank you. So far NaNo is going well. I hope that I can continue on this roll for many days to come :-)

- Erulisse (one L)