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Fairy Fantasy

Posted 05-26-2008 at 08:44 AM by Gingerbug (Seasonal Celebrations)

Okay I admit it....I am a fairy follower!!

This weekend we went to the Renaissance Fair and my favorite part was the Fairy Forest. And the best part was there was a vendor with lots of wonderful fairy houses for fairy gardens...of course at 70 dollars (or more) a house they were just a bit outside my budget....but I did get lots of great ideas for my own fairy gardens IF it EVER stops raining around here...not very magical digging in the mud!

I also picked up a couple of cute fairy items...one is a little silver pouch with Fairie Dewdrop tea...I am going to make some Christmas fairie tea pouches using gold pouches and red ribbon. Not sure what flavor of tea bag to use in them but they will make cute little items for the Christmas fairies to leave or to tuck inside a gift basket.

I also picked up a little jar of fairy wishes...it is a little terra cotta jar with a silver fairy charm hanging on it with a couple of beads....but when I pull out the...
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Just June

Posted 05-18-2008 at 09:18 PM by Gingerbug (Seasonal Celebrations)

Umm...when I think about the upcoming month....yes I know May is only half over...and believe me I am looking forward to a wonderful Memorial Day weekend....all those snow days mean we have school AFTER Memorial Day this year...but can't change it so no use dwelling on it! Anyway I transgress....June...it will be here before we know it...no major holidays....ummm okay Father's Day but you know what I mean.....so it's Just June...stretching before me with possiblities...I like that....possiblities...I think that's one reason that even with snow and cold...I like January...it is the beginning of a new year with endless possibilites...clean calendar pages waiting....days that have yet to unfold, journeys to take, memories to make...Just June...is waiting just around the corner! .....In the meantime...I won't waste a day of Marvelous May...for there are flowers to plant...now that graduation is over and it has stopped raining....oh dear I do hope I haven't jinxed myself!!!
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Reflections on a Journey

Posted 05-17-2008 at 06:28 AM by Gingerbug (Seasonal Celebrations)

Have you every thought about how much time it takes to "get ready" to go on a journey? The list making, the packing, the maps, the reservations etc? Seems like it's almost more effort than it's worth. But the journeys in our lives can be just as complicated. In fact sometimes I take more time thinking about a journey (bill paying journeys, writing a paper journey, clean the house journey) than just taking off. You know where you just jump in the car and start driving...see where you end up.
I remember one spring when I was about 14 and hanging out with friends...we decided to take a road trip over to see the river which was flooding. It was about an hours drive. We just hopped in the car and took off. Yes, I had some older friends who could drive and nope didn't ask my parent's permission. Back in "the day" , living in the middle of nowhere, you could do such things without fear of turning up a missing person.
We drove with the windows down, not overly fast...we...
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Senior Day

Posted 05-15-2008 at 08:31 PM by Gingerbug (Seasonal Celebrations)

Today was Senior Day at the high school. The last day of attendance for seniors and the viewing of the senior video. I anticipated getting a bit teary eyed watching the video but instead I felt a strange sense of calm and satisfaction. The video featured each of the seniors (over 200) in a baby picture with their senior picture immediatly following it. There were also sections that contained group photos from childhood and more recent ones. It was fun to see how the kids have changed over the years. Then of couse the music was lovely. It lasted 90 minutes and each of the seniors gets a copy of the DVD. So as Kelsey says: "It's not over yet...I've got graduation practice at 10 tomorrow".....it's bound to be a busy weekend. But what a nice finale to the wonderful class of 2008
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May is Graduation

Posted 05-12-2008 at 05:38 PM by Gingerbug (Seasonal Celebrations)

May is Graduation at our house. Kelsey is graduating from high school this coming Sunday so things are a bit hectic and crazy around our house. Lots to do, see, places to be, and clothes to have ready...lol.
We are working on a "theme" for our graduation party...which will not actually be until June 8th because of Project Graduation, Memorial Day, and tons of other graduation parties. I, of course, suggested a "Story Book" graduation with childrens' books ending with "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss but my older daughter "rolled her eyes" so I am assuming that is a no go. Time's a ticking and I'm getting a tad nervous...
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