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Twelfth Night Views

We celebrated the Twelfth Night with Becky this year. Mike is traveling and we really needed the extra cheer.  I spent most of the day trying to get things back together around here.  It's so funny how one can pack for a trip, leave the house clean and the find such a mess upon returning.  Willow set up a curtain and rehearsed her talent show during naptime, but the mood did not hold over until the evening. They were far too giggly, which was fine with me.  We had a long weekend, after all.  The children danced to an old record that kept skipping (paint flecks on it, of course), while Becky and I cleaned up from supper.

New Year

I suppose you could say we had a sort of New Year celebration.
We were so busy getting ready for our trip on the actual day, so things had to wait.

Walnut Boat

I saved nut shells from our wake and melted candle ends to fill them.
The sails are watercolor paper and half toothpicks.
We did some hazelnuts, but walnuts work best.

Tiny Scroll

We took turns blowing the little boats over to strings hanging over the side.
There was a small fortune rolled up and tied to each string.
This whole idea came from Festivals, Family and Food.


Here was Mike's fortune, inspired by the Doggy Swami of Gilmore Girls.


You can see that we have additional snowflakes now to join Susan's, thanks to blakdove. The children love everything in threes. She made them three sweet knitted gnomes, too. Roan has been caring for them by having me make a bed and putting them to sleep.

Speaking of sleep, it's time for me to sit and read a bit for the last little bit of my quiet morning.


( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )
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Jan. 7th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
It was really cute and pretty easy, surprisingly.
Jan. 7th, 2015 02:01 am (UTC)
Extra bonus points for the GG reference!
Jan. 7th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
I couldn't let the opportunity pass by. :-)
( 4 trees — Plant a Forest )

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It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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