Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Summer Solstice!

Written on Friday, June 20, 2008
TodayYesterday, we held our Solstice ritual and feast! It was lovely! ^_^ There was much fun & revelry, and as usual, my fingers are black and sticky from roasting marshmallows! ^_^ Everything was finger food: watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, nectarines, grapes, and cherries; bright orange cheese curls; hot dogs cooked on sticks; sunshiny orange cupcakes with lemon frosting; and s'mores!

Our Summer Solstice Feast

It's been cool, so the skeeterz weren't too bad, and I used the bug repellent so they didn't bug me too much at all... (Ha! Pun not intended but so welcome! ^_^) We took some time to write our annual letters to our future selves, then tied notes of things we wish to get rid of to the wicker man*. Jacqueline then told us all a story (from which we could draw our own lessons), and we all got to read our letters from last year. Then we headed out to the fire where we each got to take part in calling the quarters.

omg tired... need sleep nao...

Written on Saturday, June 21, 2008
And then I crashed... LOL! So yes, anyway...

Here we are about to cast the circle...

Yep, that's our Yule Tree!

Then we lit the bon fire. The tree went up pretty fast, the wicker man was burnt, and we spent a few moments reflecting on and discussing the things we wanted less of in the coming year: poverty, car problems, lack of self confidence, etc...

It burns, and with it our flaws...

Then we got to the feasting! ^_^ The kids had cut sticks for everyone, and we roasted hot dogs, and marshmallows, and the kids tried to roast some of the fruits, with mixed results. We all stuffed ourselves, and I could have eaten more but I was just so tired!

Cooking hot dogs is hot work...

So Jacqueline & I headed inside, where I attempted to document our celebration, but failed... XD When we went to bed, the kids were still outside roasting marshmallows and playing Organization IV.

Today it is over 80 and sunny, and although I was going to play outside, I am thinking it's too warm now, and I have been goofing off doing other things... But as I write, Jacqueline is packing up the perfect picnic lunch for us, and we are going to head over to Mexico Point Park for lunch, and hopefully we can swim... ^_^ If not, I might just be forced to stop where we can!

There are only 4 more days left of school with 3 of them 1/2 days, and I assume that I am done for the year. I was really surprized to get called for yesterday, though, so maybe I will get the chance to work some more... If not, I have faith that something will come along!

Heee... Like my new icon, BTW? ^_^ Get it? Rocks... on the beach... in summer regalia? XD

*The wicker man in our case isn't big or made of wicker or a man, but rather a small lady made of fallen twigs; this year sporting bright red hair (yarn scraps) made by Lia. I wish I had gotten a picture... Oh I kinda did! He's there on the table with our feast in the first pic, behind the bread, next to the ketchup, in front of the marshmallows & chocolate! ^_^


  1. Hehehe...Lia said it was a wicker lady this year. You might want to edit this post here at blogspot 'cause the people here can't see your cool new avie!

  2. Looks like a wonderful time! What a spread. I love the cupcakes, very fun and creative.

  3. BTW, love the summer rocks avie. :)


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