I've had an enjoyable weekend so far. I was able to visit some of my family which is always wonderful. My husband was able to spend a lot of time with his best buddy and our future brother-in-law (I'll call him Hunter). Now that I'm older, I get along better with my sister (I'll call her Georgia). It's fun to to be with her and her fiance. It's always a very relaxed time, and Weretoad and I can be ourselves. They always have a new drink for us to try that further inhibits us.
We took advantage of the visit to finally unveil our new car to the immediate tribe. It's a lovely green hatchback with spectacular headlights which I like to think of as dragon eyes. In fact, I fancy the whole car a dragon (symbolically, of course). I've referred to it as a green dragon, but my husband cringes due to the drug reference. It's been very difficult living in the North Country with only one car - and an old one at that. We've already had some situations that made me feel uncomfortable and even helpless. The public transportation system around here is practically non-existent. There are buses that come to our area, but the hours are so limited that they don't fit into my husband's work schedule at all. I need to adjust my sleep habits so I have time to walk to work in the morning. I would really like to develop that habit as reducing my impact on Mama Earth is very important to me. We would have liked to find a hybrid, but they are out of our price range. We did a lot of research and went for something that achieves decent miles per gallon and can assist us in transporting the kayaks we're getting for Solstice.
Now that we have a new car, I'm thinking about creating a protection charm to hang in it. It will probably have something to do with Lugh. The Romans equated him with Mercury, a patron of merchants and therefore travelers. This opens up the possibility that the Celts (or at least the Gauls) saw him in this way too. In the Irish myths, Lugh has to travel to the Tuatha de Dannan before he is accepted by them (perhaps a stretch...). I have been praying to Lugh for protection on the road for years now and I feel that he has heard and helped me.
I spent some time this weekend working on my Samhain costume. I'm planning to be a forest fairy. I've got the pieces of the vest cut out and ready to be stitched together. I found ear tips this weekend but will have to paint them.
Finally, my husband found a Victorian card with a green fairy on it while we were browsing in an antique store. I absolutely had to have it. She's Victorian, but not as silly looking as most fairies represented in that era. I can't wait to display her on my wall.
* At least I'm writing a substantial post! I haven't done that in a week it seems!
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