I noticed recently, while reading Patti Wigington's fabulous blog over at About.com's Paganism & Wicca page, that my blog is listed under her "Related Blogs" list on her sidebar. You can't see me here - but I'm blushing. I've been a big Patti fan for quite a while, so this is rather huge compliment for little ol' me! Thank you Patti!
If you haven't been reading Patti's blog - please RUN over to About.com and start immediately. You can follow her on Facebook too.
Speaking of Facebook - I caved. Yes, I know. I said I was done with it. Yes, I'm a hypocrite. I can make all kinds of excuses like "I'm not really addicted to anything else...except Diet Coke...and chocolate...and Halloween merchandise...and bookstores..."
I will mention that I am listed under my two names (mundane and moniker) "Jen Rue" and there is a wee button on the sidebar here if you want to friend me. I'm listed like this so that the previous issue I was having with exes and old school chums (who conveniently forget that they called me "fatty" or were generally horrible to me) tracking me down, won't be an issue this time around. I'm also not playing any games over there. There just isn't enough time to be virtual farming when my real life garden is in a state of upheaval.
I would also like to thank Wine for getting me through the Summer. Specifically chilled Gewertz and Reisling - but any sweet white will do. Or anything from Therapy Vineyards in Naramata, BC, because anything I drink from them makes me feel like I've gotten the thumbs-up from Mr. Freud himself.
I would also like to thank my cat Daisy for making me work so damn hard for her affection. You make boyfriend drama seem like easy living. Yes, I will get off this computer shortly and walk you in the backyard. And stand there for eons while you sit in the shade eating grass and contemplating the world. And then I will give you a treat, and run the tap for you so you can have the running water you like. And yes, I know that after all of this, you still won't let me pet you for more than 2 seconds.
I would also like thank these guys. Because after an afternoon of arguing on the phone with a rep from Revenue Canada (think IRS in the USA) about whether or not the payment I sent in last month for payroll deductions should have been credited to June of 2009 (what?) or June of 2010 - I need a little laughter release. And even though The Hangover came out about a year ago now - watching three men and a baby cruise Vegas in a police cruiser never really gets old.
At this time of year, while still trying to embrace Summer and appreciate it for what it is...whatever it is...I do appreciate those who look ahead to Autumn. I mention Jaz so much you'd think she was my twin sister, but I do have to say that if you haven't seen the collection of Autumn/Halloween items quickly growing at her place, you have to run over and check it out. I don't know that anyone has not heard of Octoberfarm - but if you are new to blogging, run over there and say "hi."
I'm also giddy after stashing away a super-cool book and deck set of the Halloween Tarot for Mrs. B's 31 days of Halloween. She's already started collecting names of people/shops who want to donate prizes for this year's month of madness - check it out here.
Finally, I just want to say thank you to YOU. It's the friends you make while blogging that make it worthwhile. Every comment is so appreciated. I wish I could send you all a nice bottle of wine - but I'll lift a glass to you instead - cheers! And thanks from the bottom of my witchy little heart!
PS - don't forget to enter the Lazy, Hazy Days giveaway. It's not wine, but the prizes will distract you from that Summer heat!