Friday, July 29, 2011

GBE Wk 10: My Favorite Things

Music to fall asleep to
chocolate cake with a tall glass of milk
endings to movies that truly surprise me
These are a few of my favorite things.

Waking up early on a saturday morning
Practical Magic & Fried Green Tomatoes
The smell of the oldest book I own
These are a few of my favorite things.

Feeling my son kick & hiccup
Walking into his room to picture him in it
rocking my belly to sleep
These are a few of my favorite things.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Red Tent: The First Gathering

Tonight was the first gathering of The Red Tent, it was VERY successful.
It was a potluck, like all future meetings will be and by the end of the night there were barely any leftovers.
Our group is small but I think it's better to start off that way. Maybe over time we can add more members.
I contributed with Strawberry Cheese spread & Truffle Fudge Brownies (courtesy of Tastefully Simple.) Other contributions were fruit, cheese, crackers, meat, lemonade & mocha frappes.
At first we covered the basics. Appropriate Circle ettiqute, the when & where and what The Red Tent means for us as a group.
We also discussed different activities for future gatherings and even planned a Goddess Wknd Retreat for September. (Let's just say as soon as 'chocoalte buffet' was mentioned, I was ALL in!)

It was a very fun and relaxed setting and everyone enjoyed themselves.
I'm really looking forward to our next gathering!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GBE Wk 9: Midnight - Then, Now & Maybe

I used to know Midnight. She and I were close for many years. Most times she would eventually bring 1am and 2am with her and we seemed to get along just great.
However, I changed, as people do and quite unexpectedly.
A few months ago I met 9pm. Of course I knew of her and heard her name mentioned once or twice but for the first time I actually met her and we became good friends almost instantly. It was around the time I discovered I was pregnant and she couldn't have been more supportive. It seemed the more I got to know her, the better I felt and easier my days became. Once she even introduced me to the infamous 8pm. (Who is so sweet by the way!)
Of course I do miss Midnight now and again. We had some good times, hell we had some GREAT times. But I know my relationship with Midnight has changed forever now.
Not to say that it's over, just changed. I'm sure once this baby is born, she and I will meet up again. It won't be all fun and games like it was before, but we will see each other again.