Which means it’s officially Fall!!
Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is one of the Celtic holidays that I rarely miss. It’s the first of the Harvest Festivals and is said to be the day that Lugh the Long-Armed celebrates his mother, as she died while collecting the harvest.
Lugh the Long-Armed is one of my favorite characters from Irish lore.
In the next couple of weeks or so, you should start to notice some slight changes to things here at #JustAddTea. As I said this weekend, I’m realizing that I’m not 100% happy with my life, and I want to fix that.
This blog is one of the things that makes me very happy, and with the summer coming up, I can start to do some serious work with it to make it really want I think it can be.
Obviously, I’m not one of those people who can focus on just one thing. Though, in true Aspie fashion, I get fixated, there are a handful of interests that I sort of cycle through.
As in, while it would be nice for me to say this is just a relationship blog, or just a blog about creative writing, that’s never going to be a thing that I can do. There are several things that are very important to me, and in order to make this blog do what I need it to do, I have to focus on all of them. Continue reading
Happy Leap Day, ladies and gentlemen! Today is an extra day of sorts. Scientifically speaking, since there is actually just slightly more than 24 hours in a day, every four years that extra time adds up to create an extra day. Hence Leap Year, and days like today: Leap days.
Historically, there are some interesting things that happen on this day. My favorite being the tradition of women proposing to their men on this day. They made a movie about it, and it’s one of my favorite Romance movies… which if you’ve followed along on this blog for any time at all, you’ll realize I’m not always that into. I’m very picky about my romantic movies and books and things. Possibly because of the Asperger’s, or maybe I’m just as picky about my literature and film as I try to be about the men in my life.
Either way, I like this movie, and it’s a good way to begin a post about the changes that are about to happen on this blog. Continue reading
Today (or yesterday, depending on your tradition) is Imbolc, a Celtic Pagan holiday celebrating the sun’s return and the last of the snow. I’m fairly certain our (as in American) holiday of Groundhog’s Day comes from this holiday. Well, from the Christian appropriation of this holiday.
Christians took this holiday and called it Candlemas, and from there, they came up with a handy little poem to help determine the weather:
“If Candlemas Day be fair & bright Winter will have another flight But if Candlemas Day be clouds & rain Winter is gone & will not come again.”
The U.S. translated that into if a rodent in Philadelphia sees his shadow, we have, what is it, 6 more weeks of winter.