Monday, December 26, 2011

Eighth Day of Yule, 2011

Hail and welcome to the eighth day of Yule. Most people will be off hunting those After Christmas Sales, and more power to them. Just remember to be nice to the sales people. To those who are working, my sympathies, as I'm right there with you.

Yule, like most of the winter holidays, is about merriment and excess. Sadly, this year is one of stress and frugality. I too, have been effected by this (hence the repeat offering of donuts, if you were paying attention, lol). Yet, I would encourage everyone to splurge on themselves, if only a little. That cup of Starbucks, a snow cone, warm cookie or donuts, and so forth. Life doesn't have to be about the big flashy things, even if they are nice. The simple things also bring pleasure.

Here's the pic from last night. There's an extra candle on there, because the 6th night's candle didn't get to burn all the way.

And here's the gifts:
Eight Maidens dancing,
Seven Alfs a leaping,
Six Horns of Mead,
Five Golden Rings! (no dice)
Four Runes Inscribing,
Three Days of Kinship,
Two Goats of Thor,
And a Raven in a Yew Tree.

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