Saturday, December 19, 2009

Love the Stuff

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where the deities of the winter solstice have had a whopper of a pillow fight! The weather outside is frightful.

We at "The Gods Are Bored" live about 50 miles east of the Atlantic Ocean. Usually when it snows elsewhere in the Delaware Valley, it rains here. Every now and then, however, we get these storms called Nor'Easters. If they come in with cold temperatures, it snows like all get out.

Weather forecasts only begin to predict these storms with any accuracy about 12 hours before they begin. Last night we got the call: 12 to 18 inches. And the bored gods have delivered.

Just now The Spare and I took a walk. She hasn't seen this much snow in years -- the last time, she was about eight.

Disruptions: The foster kittens were supposed to go back to the shelter today. Forget it. They're still here. I wasn't willing to drive three miles. My Druid Grove's Solstice Ritual is likewise scratched. In the apparent world, that is.

Heir spent last night in Philadelphia with her beatnik friends, but I woke her at 8:00 and got her on the El before the worst of the storm hit. It was such a relief to see her walk out of the El station this morning, to know she would be here with us.

Tonight the house is warm with smells of roast turkey and oatmeal cookies. There are a few too many cats. Decibel the Parrot is a little flustered. The Christmas tree has been placed and lit, but not decorated. The snow is still falling.

I think I'll put a festive cloth on the table and say a prayer, like Dylan Thomas, to the close and holy darkness.


Laura said... live east of the atlantic ocean? Wouldn't that put you in maybe the British Isle or Africa or Europe? :)

BTW... I love your blog. You are so witty and humorous. It sounds like the Bored Gods may need some new pillows.

Dancing With Fey said...

I've never seen a Nor'Easter before. Like vultures, that's something we don't get in my part of the country.

Take care of yourselves, and stay warm.

Didn't your Druid Grove's Solstice Ritual get canceled last year, also? Or anyways, I seem to remember that not many were able to show up, due to weather.

Thalia said...

Yes I see Laura beat me to it.

Your storm is just beginning to wallop me up here a bit north and east of you. I just opened the front door and it looks like 3 inches so far. Supposedly the weatherfolk say we'll get 12 inches. But we're always on the rain/snow line so it's notoriously unpredictable.

Dancing With Fey said...

Unpredictable? I know how that is. It's very tricky for the weathermen to predict snow accurately where I live, and they're wrong more often than they're right.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Stay cozy and warm indoors! Enjoy your winter wonderland!

A Wild Celtic Rose said...

Last year, we had to postpone our Solstice observance a week due to a foot and a half of snow sitting on a layer of ice (that kind of stuff paralyzes our region)

This year, we just had rain.

Hecate said...

Stay warm!

Lori F - MN said...

Speaking of the east coast...

don't know if I should laugh or feel sorry for the woman...

Alex Pendragon said...

Did you say "Christmas" tree?


(Did I spell that right?)