Monday, December 24, 2007

Oy to the world!

Forgive me, Blogger, for I have sinned been remiss. It's been 25 days since my last confession er, blog posting.

'Tis the season to find that time keeps getting away from me without me having a clue where it went or what I did. It's really all a blur. I'm still not sure how I managed to miss SnB last week. I had plans to go and then...? I never even made the annual batch of Potato Latkes promised for the DH every Hannukah. (I owe you some, my love!)

Still, it has been a good several weeks with some ups and some downs: reconnecting with "real" life after the last of my fall gigs were done, reclaiming the house from the fallout of bathroom-and-kitchen madness, and a minor medical issue that could have been much (MUCH) worse. But where has all the time gone? I am stumped. Sigh. If you find where my time has gone, please do write and let me know.

I hope to have a nice long blog about it all, if I can figure out WTH I've been up to! (And my sincere apologies to the grammar police for ending the previous sentence with a preposition)

I've (finally) come to terms with the notion that I can whole-heartedly enjoy Xmas as a winter festival of light returning from the dark. This is the first year I've been able to really get into the seasonal spirit without feeling even a bit guilty for somehow betraying my own cultural/religious roots: Fa la la la la - Oy, vey, let's make merry! Most of our seasonal traditions go back much farther than any Judeo-Christian appropriation of the rituals, and all northern hemisphere cultures have our own variation of the same holidays, so let's hunker in together and celebrate the return of light.

Wishing you all a belated Happy Hannukah &/or Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali/Deepavali, Yalda, Dong Zhi - just celebrate Winter-Solstice Festival(s) of your choice. I've decided to enjoy them all!

(And if I've left anyone out - it's not intentional, please forgive me and let me know about it so I can learn more about your culture's seasonal celebrations.)

BTW, there has been knitting. Lots and LOTS of knitting, but most of it is swatching and pattern drafting and there are no pictures of any interest yet, but stay tuned in the New Year. There WILL be goodies to see and goodies to share!

3 comments:

Patonga Finnigan said...

I wish you the happiest of holidays, whatever they may be, and my warmest wishes for a healthy and happy New Year that's full of knitting!

I have enjoyed getting to know you this year, and look forward to keeping in touch next year.

Patonga sends her greeting as well!

Suna said...

Yes, Ramona--I am with you on the holidays. I have little money and much love to share and feel very happy to celebrate the return of the light and embrace the many traditions that do so. My family had a WONDERFUL solstice/Yule ritual that didn't feature physical gifts, but filled our hearts with love, and yeah, we will open some gifts tomorrow. And I sang heartily in a Christmas pageant, too. I ate delicious Hannukah food when given some, too.

We're Unitarian Universalists, so we always celebrate lots of things, but the most fun was hearing my son's stories of going Christmas shopping with his friends, one of whom is a Hindu who kept apologizing for feeling he MUST buy them gifts, even if it wasn't his tradition. They all promised to throw something colorful at him when it was time to do that :-)

Honest, I think we will all get along much better if we share each other's joy and sorrow and remember we're all fellow humans--holidays are a great time to do this.

Carol said...

I think your time has made off with my time and is hopefully creating lots of little times....I hope that doesn't sound too weird...

Happy Holidays! (notice the nice little cop out...)