Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Snow

It is here! It has arrived! The first snow of the season! Our Colorado snow is dry, blowing, cold snow- not the delicate flowers and patterns of snowflakes of which we made cutouts in school. This blowing snowing weather makes you want to stay in bed, not get up and drive on the icy roads to go anywhere. Turn up the heat and get a cup of tea! Old Man Winter comes calling at the door again.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

America gives thanks today for all our blessings, bounty and freedoms! Lets Celebrate! We are The Americans- the first people ever to have a national holiday to give thanks!

According to History.com:

George Washington was the first president to declare Thanksgiving as an American Holiday! During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year, and in 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States; in it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time—the festival lasted for three days. While no record exists of the historic banquet’s exact menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event, and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer.

Elder William Brewster, also mentioned at History.com and in the history books, was my ancestor who came over on The Mayflower. (born 1567, England—died April 1644, Plymouth, Mass.) leader of the Plymouth Colony in New England He accompanied the first group of Pilgrims on the Mayflower in 1620. William Brewster, the only university-trained member of the Plymouth community, was the real leader of the church. As its senior elder he dominated the formulation of its doctrines, worship, and practices. He was not a magistrate, but by virtue of his close association with the governor, William Bradford, he played a major role in civil as well as religious affairs. Needless to say, Thanksgiving has always held a special place in my heart and the heart of my family! In everything, give thanks!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Direct Day

This is what I call Direct Day! Double Direct Day, even! Jupiter and Venus both go direct today- they have both been retrograde... did you notice yourself reviewing things from the past, reflecting and daydreaming? Thats the retrograde process. Now Jupiter, going direct increases our Luck, pushing forward all things lucky and fortunate, while Venus, also going direct on the same day, increases our Love and abundance!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11-11, 11:11, V Day!

This day on 11-11, we commemorate all those soldiers, warriors, military leaders for all their bravery and courage in action over these many years of war as well as peace. I SALUTE YOU!
This includes my Dad, Grandpa's, Brothers, Greatgrandpa's and Ancestors. Revolutionaries, Americans All! To the core! Our Country would not be FREE if it were not for THESE!
Also look forward to 11-11-11 next year- it will be powerful!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Moon, Fall Back in Time

Our New Moon is on the edge of time- just in time to fall back in time. Another November Fall Back to Standard Time. We now have only 4 months in normal, regular, standard time. What do you think this does to us, always springing forward, falling back, traveling across time zones- ahead of time or behind the time...

I believe all this movement of time makes us a slave to time. Always working longer hours (overtime), having daylight longer, so we can get more done, nights are shorter and filled with activity. No wonder sleeping is getting harder to do! Lack of sleep is a very big problem for many, as well as aging faster and faster- are you in a hurry???