Well, many hard decisions were made and we have concluded we are moving to Cedar Rapids Iowa. This is a huge change for us. I have never lived outside New England, so I am more nervous than S. whom grew up not too far from our new destination. The boys are excited for only one reason. We will be within 4 hours of my dearest and best friend Lynnie. We all love!!!! her, so I am excited to finally get to live near her as well.
Before I get to caught up in the now…let me back track a little and show these fine examples of our Samhain celebrations this year. For those whom might not know, Samhain is the Pagan Sabbath, that falls upon All Hollows Eve, or Halloween!!! It is one of my all time favorite holidays. We invited my parents over for our Dumb Supper(eating in silence in honor of our ancestors, leaving a table setting and plate full of goodness for them, afterward leaving it outside for the animals to enjoy or wandering spirits;). Afterward, the boys bobbed for donuts hanging from a string attached to the ceiling. This could go on for hours and the laughter never ends!! We held no rites this year, which felt very weird especially as we had so many recent deaths in our family, but I was able to personally take some time to remember and “talk to them” and it was incredibly uplifting for me. Then came the onslaught of Halloween Movie Marathon!! Our tradition.
Earlier in the week, the boys attended a fun Halloween party at our UU Church. We carved our pumpkins early so we could enter them into the contest. All were really great. I loved mine the best. It just made me laugh everytime I saw it.
Now onto the next post!