Archive for December, 2006

A Blessed Winter Solstice to All

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Shamelessly stolen from my good friend T-2 (once again, if you don’t know, don’t ask. 🙂 )

“In the time of greatest darkness, may you have light. In the cold
months of the year, may you have warmth. The empty, poor days of
winter stretch ahead; may your pockets, your larder, your hands, and
your hearts all be full. The year ends amidst bells and clamor; may
you all have peace, now and in the year to come.”

The longest night and the shortest day. It can only get better from here.

Blessings and love,



Half the Sky

Friday, December 8th, 2006

I’m not really in the “Christmas spirit” this year. As I’ve already mentioned I’m finding the holidays rather difficult. Hoping that we’re celebrating our last holiday season without our daughter, but who knows at this point.

OK, to prevent another depressive episode or a rant on the rampant consumerism at this time of year, I offer you the following instead. In lieu of material gifts – and you were all planning to buy me prezzies, right? 😉 – please consider donating to Half the Sky

This is a wonderful charity that provides nuturing and educational opportunities to the children in Chinese SWIs (social welfare institutes, i.e. orphanages). They provide nursery workers for the babies to provide one-on-one attention they would otherwise not receive, as well as educational programs and even foster family programs for the many orphans who will never be adopted.

They are doing great work. And I’d rather get a card saying you donated in our names than any item you could ever buy me.

Many blessings in this holiday season,