Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all

Hey! What do you know? I’m making an actual holiday post. Y’all may want to start watching the skies and papers for other signs of the Apocalypse.

This Thanksgiving is different from past years. Usually, we go over to my aunt and uncle’s house to eat and watch the National Dog Show. Today, they’re going over to spend the day with his ninety-something year old mother. I sent them an e-card last night but this morning, I remembered several very young kiddies may see it. It was the gang on Sesame Street, gathered around the table and an absolutely huge roasted bird. Yep – you guessed it, there were two very familiar orange feet attached to it!

I don’t mean to be evil, especially to children. It just kind of gleefully slips out.

I’m spending the day gloriously alone with my cats. At the moment, I’m waiting for a pot of tea to brew and the dog show. I’ve got some chicken, wheat pasta, pesto and onion to mix together for lunch. Pineapple and several pomegranates are for later. (Did you know some folks think they were the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, instead of an apple?) I’ve got Charles deLint’s Moonheart to read, the Doors are in the CD player and the temps are going to being in the 60s. Yes, times are indeed good.

On a side note, I was screamed at this morning. I went out to check my laundry on the line and I startled the resident hawk. He’s been around for a month or so now. I don’t know what species he is but he’s so little compared to some of the red tails I’ve seen. My dad suggested looking up a sharp shinned or Cooper’s hawk.

It’s really starting to look like Azra’s Wild Kingdom around here. Besides the hawk, I’ve got rabbits, bats, two huge squirrels and two does making regular visits. The coyote pack is keeping itself across the road, back where there’s more forest for cover, at least for the time being. I swear I even saw a kestrel the other day.

Well, I’ve got more to ramble about for once but I’ll save it for another post later today. Have a good one, y’all.


zezrie said...

LOl you gave me grief about posting my work, ok heres the link:

Roseanne said...

My favorite pomogranate legend is of the ancient egyptian lioness goddess Sekhmet-she's in a royal rage, slaughtering thousands of blasphemous humans and they can't stop her until Ra has them brew up beer and mix it with pomogranate juice-she thinks it's blood and drinks it, sedating herself to sleep.


Azra said...

Oh Zezrie - I'll say it again: I apologize for deserting! :-)

It's about time you got your stuff up - I left some comments over there already!

Azra said...
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Azra said...

Oooo - I love that story about Sekhmet! Mind if I play with it, imagewise? Pretty please? :-D

Azra said...

aaarrrgghhh....stupid double posting!!!