In this country, Halloween is a celebration of costumes, candy, and good spirits, but did you know that Samhain (Halloween’s Celtic name) represents the dawn of a New Year? Out with the old, in with the new!
So to modern day followers of Samhain…Happy New Year!
We had a great Halloween last night. The grandkids came over and trick-or-treated from our house. We had a NASCAR driver, a Hershey Kiss (too cute for words!), and a tiny pirate.
Our neighborhood kids and their friends cleaned us out of all things candy and then respected our “lights out, nobody home” darkened countenance once the treats were depleted. It’s a good neighborhood *happy sigh*
We remembered to change our clocks this morning (did you?), so all is right in our world!
And…a special good wish goes out to everyone participating in NaNoWriMo this year. May you write like the wind and discover your muse!
Ever wondered about your muse? I've known mine since I was a little girl. I've ignored her a lot, but I've always known who and what she was.
I met her when I was about nine...on a school field trip to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She wasn't part of any traveling collection, she was a piece of statuary from when the museum was a private (very posh) residence. I loved her so much, that when DH and I were first married I took him to Philbrook for the express purpose of meeting her.
But I've never had a decent picture of her...until now.
I recently did a google search for her and FOUND HER! I contacted the photographer, Bob Smith, and asked for permission to introduce her to my world. He graciously gave it. So here she is...my muse...
Busy week here at Mumford Manor, but now I'm settling in for a quiet weekend. Just me, a fluffy white cat, my beloved bull mastiff, and two BFIs. That's Big Furry Idiots...my granddogs. For those of you who haven't met them, Thor and Odin are our own personal terror twins. German Shepherds belonging to my daughter and son-in-law, the BFIs are frequent guests in our home.
So, for the weekend, it'll be humans: 1, critters: 4.
I'm planning to get LOTS of writing done *happy sigh*
I did my first ever talk to a writers group last night. It went very well (or at least, they were very kind *g*). So this morning I posted the non-extemporaneous portions to my main blog. The topic is world-building and the post is here if you're interested.
Just revamped my website and blog! I'm now a total Wordpress gal with everything under one roof, so to speak. Check out the new and improved Flights of Fantasy...and don't forget to click on the blog to read about my fabulous web-designing friend who made it all possible!