Monday, November 30, 2020


What's wrong?
I'm a total mess. An itchy, fidgety,
edgy mess. Tossed and turned all
night. Waking Frank out of his
beauty sleep several times with
my nocturnal antiques. When my
night shift finally ended I looked
out of the window and BINGO - 
a full moon. And give the worst
year ever is almost over - it just
may be the fullest of said annum.

Something I ate?
That means that my angst has
little to do with the steak I ate
last night. It's simply a primal
force of nature. Don't ask me
why but Mr. Moon does strange
things to me. Normally I am
not a monster, But during full
time I do weird things. For
most of my life I never realized
Then slowly... I started putting
together the "full" picture.
I followed my own lunar cycle.

True confession
I'm a nail biter and picker. 
A disgusting habit that I've
spent my life in a battle for
naught. Ultimately I gave up.
It's in my DNA - something
that I can't combat no matte
 how strong I think my will
power is. What's even odder
is that I can track the moon's
patterns by how and when I
attack my thumbs. Disgusting!

Rise and shine
For some reason it just happens.
I don't track the moon's flow.
That said I do awake around two
or three a.m. every time there is
a full moon. Normally I sleep like
a log (and saw quite a few as I
snore). The only time I awake in
the wee hours is when there is a
full moon. And the only reason
I know that is that I always check
and BINGO, the night I'm awake
is always the start of a full moon!

Funny isn't it?
If I'm honest, this is also the
time of the month when I've
been known to have intense
dreams. Last night my mind
was racing with the wildest
of night visions. A jumbled
frenzy, I now remember little.
What I do recall is dreaming
with an intensity that happens
only once a month. Hence
the fact that I couldn't sleep
a "full" night no matter what!

Snap out of it!
I wonder if anyone else is as equally
effected by the moon's force as I am.
Could be that I'm simply weird and
if so, I can embrace that. However...
something tells me that something
that is able to control the tides of
our oceans and that the ancients
worshipped must be more powerful
than we realize. Therefore I'm going
to chalk up my angst to something
totally out of my control. Whether
right or wrong, I prefer to go ahead
and take advantage of a good excuse!
The long and short of it
The winter solstice occurs on the
twenty first of  December. It is
the shortest day of the year and
pagans have danced this night
away since the beginning of time.
That's the reason that we celebrate
the holidays during this time frame.
Rather than sit depressed at home
in the dark, humans have gathered
together around a fire to cheer their
collective spirits since the beginning
of time. Proof that once again, the
moon moves us in mysterious ways.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

7th Day Surprise: Ready, Set, Glow


While a hardy few have had their halls decked for weeks,
most use this weekend to kick off the holidays.

Whether it's putting up the tree or
hanging outdoor lights, garland, or wreaths -
have fun celebrating the season.