Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And So...

It's been a fine New Year's Eve day and I got to have lunch with Hank and Taylor and for once, Taylor wasn't cooking our lunch but eating it with us at a table and it was fun. For those of you who do not know, Taylor and Hank were a couple many years ago and although they are no longer, they will always love each other and we refuse to let Taylor go because we will always love her too. She and her good man, Paul, live downstairs from Hank now and so it goes. Taylor is the chef at Fanny's Cafe where May is the manager/server.
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.

They took off to Bug's house to go fish in his pond with their Boppy. They had a great time. And they caught bream which is such a boy-sized fish.

And are delicious as well, fried up crispy in a skillet.

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


  1. A very Happy New Year to you and your loves, Ms Mary. I love the Mayan prophecy theory... it makes more sense than anything else does right now. I wish you love, health, happiness and peace (of mind and body) in the coming year, and beyond. Thank you for sharing your life and stories with us, it's such a wonderful daily escape. Love, love, love x

  2. All I have to say is we made it through another year. A few more bumps and bruises heartache but more love. And that is what gets us through. Actually, that reminds me of an old hymn.

    May this year no matter how many bumps and bruises fill it, may if be filled with more love.

    I love you, Mary Moon.

  3. Thank you for sharing your year with us.

  4. Just checked out my bean soaking plan for these parts. Love you.

  5. I like how you look at things.

    Those are some cute little grandsons you have!

  6. Happy New Year! Gail

  7. Those boys are so adorable. I love clicking on the photos and seeing them up close! They look like one another, and they look quite different, right? Happy New Year to all of your wonderful family. I look forward to another year here at Bless Our Hearts for sure!

  8. Happy New Year lovely lady! I love coming here. You and your family are special and I like the idea that we are all connected in some way. Sweet Jo

  9. Happy New Year Ms. Moon to you and your wonderful family.

  10. It's oddly comforting to think we may be imagining all of this...but I suspect not. :) Years ARE sort of arbitrary measurements, though, especially their beginnings and endings. I suppose we have to start somewhere.

    Happy New Year, Ms. Moon!

  11. Gibson in motion. Owen obliging your camera. They're growing up so! They're both in a new stage now. So fascinating and a privilege to share in the joys of your family. Happy new year to you all.

  12. Happy New Year, Mary! I wish I could be there with you. I'd even wear a cowboy hat too.


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