Once you're family around here, you will always be. I took her six lovely duck eggs and she said she might make some sort of delicious eggy popovers with them.
I got to see Lily at Publix and I am so happy with Publix right now. They are going to start offering spousal insurance to same-sex married couples, no matter the state they were married in. Obviously all companies should be doing this but of course they aren't and I am proud of Publix for taking this step in the right direction.
Publix's motto is "Where Shopping Is A Pleasure!" and frankly, it is a pleasure to shop at Publix and by golly, it's even more of one now.
There's a Goodwill right next to the restaurant where we had lunch and I ran in there for a few seconds after we ate and found a lovely emerald green sweater and two fancy (but sturdy) glasses for the boys to have their desserts in tonight. They love sherbet with grape juice and ginger ale. Purple cows, we call them. I also got two cowboy hats.
So. A good day and now the steaks are marinating and Boppy has a fire going and we will eat and then the boys will have baths and there will be stories and then a movie and then sleep.
And then of course in the morning there will be bacon and pancakes. Because that is what we do.
I will be cooking greens and black-eyed peas tomorrow and cornbread and Jessie and Vergil are coming out and are bringing friends of theirs from out of town. I'm looking forward to that.
New Year's Eve. All is well. I don't really feel much of an ending or a beginning because time to me feels too fluid and infinite in both directions to really get too worked up over it. For all I know, the Mayan prophecy was correct and we are all dead and just imagining every bit of this or perhaps we're a dream in the Great Turtle Mother's head as she supports the universe on her back or we're the story being told by all of the storytellers in history, each taking his or her turn around the great Celestial fire in the deep and wondrous darkness of time, sparks snapping, eyes flashing, teeth gleaming, hands gesturing out to the firmaments.
I like these ideas. Especially that last one.
But, perceiving this as we do, I want very much to wish you all peace and joy and love and health. Not just tonight and tomorrow and in the year we shall call 2015, but forever, in the infinite sense.
May we remember that we are ALL family.
Don't forget to eat your greens and peas tomorrow. Cornbread with cane syrup optional but highly recommended.
All love...Ms. Moon