I can hardly believe that it has been so long since I last posted. Reading back over the last few entries it seemed that each time I promised to return and become more frequent again yet it seemed that instead I only was gone longer. No more excuses. It is what it is. I was doing other things.
A couple weeks ago I celebrated the milestone of my 50th birthday. Last year as I wrote about this event I spoke of all the things I intended to do throughout the year to prepare myself for the event. This too did not come to pass. Yet I have to say that spending my 50th birthday on the shores of Jamaica was not a bad way to end a year that let’s just say was not what I had anticipated.
As November 1st rolled around I could feel the change. Since I began celebrating the new year at this time, I feel more in tune with the natural revolution of the year. The new year seemed to come with much clarity. Although the feeling of hibernation which was well in the air due to the coming of the winter chill, I could still sense a relief; as if things were lighter and possibly brighter.
Now Yule is upon us. The smell of gingerbread feels the air, as well as home baked breads and fresh pots of home make stews. I love this time of year as I spend so much of my time in the kitchen. Many of the gifts that I give to friends and family consist of cooking. It is a way I feel I can put a bit of myself into the present.
There is much to talk about as my absence has been long. Yet for now I will not stay long. I will not promise as before that I will be back again in the capacity that I had at earlier times, yet I will do my best to write when I have the time. I have missed so many of you, from reading your own musings on your own sites as well as the wonderful comments that you leave on occasion on mine. Some of you have taken the time to write to me via email and to you I say thank you for your thoughts and well wishes. And to the new followers who have become a part of Mother Moon I say welcome. Til next time, I hope that your days are filled with warmth and a good helping of the holiday spirit.