Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Festive times and countdowns to AWESOME :D

Various seasons greetings to all and sundry! Hope that the holiday times have some nice helpings of joy and good cheer amongst the hectic and holy-crap ;)

Christmas this year has been wonderful to my Princess and I. The family cheer was abundant and, miracle of miracles, my mother was inclusive up to the point of having a small gift and stocking for Princess to open when she joined us Christmas morning. It blew our MINDS.

Mother's previous track record when it comes to our five-year and growing relationship has been... poor. Steeped in denial and passive aggression. With the occasional rip-your-hair-out-frustrating stint of blaming my beloved for anything that might be amiss in my life.

So to have her suddenly being kind to this amazing degree? It's just... mind boggling. We spent the whole day at the parental's house and not once did mom do anything that made either of us feel awkward or upset. It truly was a Christmas miracle.

In other delightful news we're getting closer every day to an trip that promises to be amazing! Orlando Blogger retreat! Wooooooo! ^_^ We get to meet all kinds of awesome ladies who we've only known through their blogs before and just rock out and bond and have a kickin' good time. The excitement level is climbing high as we draw close. I can't wait.

Not only is the idea of such a fantastic retreat brilliant to me, but neither Princess nor myself have ever been to the states before in our lives. And we'll be sharing a villa with a dear dear friend from Georgia who I will hug for HOURS when I finally see her. :D *bounces with excitement*

Life is pretty awesome right now, folks. I hope yours are rocking as hard as mine.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Solstice and Other Awesome Things

Good morning, Oak King, how's day one of your round in the world's life-cycle? Mind if I join you in celebratory rebirth and merriment? Awesome.

We had a small gathering of dear friends over last night to observe the Solstice and generally enjoy each other's company. It was truly lovely. The energy in the room was wonderful and the potluck that followed the circle was delish! Pasta with home-made marinara sauce... partridge-berry cobbler... om-nom-nom :)

Until this year, my love and I have been rather lax little pagans. A common phrase in our household was "It's Solstice(or Equinox etc.) we should care..." then we'd shrug and continue on as if normal. New friends we've made this year, however, have drawn us out into a more active celebration of faith and the energies around us. Last night's circle just felt... right. My love and I cuddled together, joined the group in a visualization for the coming light and positive influence it could bring to our lives. There was singing and laughter and no matter how loud the wind howled outside (and boy did it ever howl) it never ceased being warm and safe and cozy in our little space.

After Circle everyone just lounged about, enjoying good food and good company. Two lovely ladies who are swiftly becoming our most favorite people in the universe, stayed later than the others as we were all grooving on the conversation and relaxed mood. So content were we four sharing each others energy and space, that a quarter past twelve snuck right up on us without any trouble.

It was glorious. :)

Christmas is making it's way towards us and I'm beyond excited. why? Because for the first time in the history of ever, my Princess and I will spend our Christmas Eve and Morning together, under the roof, our roof. We will curl up together on one of the year's most festive nights and wake together to exchange a few small presents and just... be. every year previous we have spent the Eve night and most of the day after at our respective family homes. Which is all well and good and such, but it's time to make the day ours. time to bring the holiday into our space. I am so happy and excited for this I have no words to describe the feeling. :)

In continuing news of fun things that make me feel accomplished and proud... I apparently have a general air of respect/knowledge/something in our local BDSM group ^_^ I've been nominated onto a committee and contacted by other members for advice. Squee! People think I'm cool! :D

Now... to plan how to pull my academic career out of the crapper and become an employable adult! Wish me luck! I'm off to kick ass and chew gum! And I sure ain't packin' much gum :P