Thursday, May 31, 2007

Full Blue Moon

It was just brought to my attention that tonight there is a full blue moon.

Once in a Blue Moon ... is a common way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue Moon?
According to the popular definition, it is the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month.
The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, while the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days. This makes it very unlikely that any given month will contain two Full Moons, though it does sometimes happen.
On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.
Instead of there being 12 moons in one year, there happens to be 13.
And Halloween blue moons happen even less often, they seem to come in 19 year cycles.

Some other things I found.

The Moon plays an important role in our lives, even if we never give it much thought. Planting is done on the New Moon, except root crops that are planted on the Waning Moon, and harvesting takes place under a Full Moon when there is more moonlight to work under. Many new businesses open on a New Moon. If you want something to be a success, then you plant it, or start it, on a New Moon. The gravitational pull also helps the body retain fluids during the Full Moon, and more babies seem to be born under Full Moon phases. It is also widely believed that the Full Moon phase gives way to more crimes being committed, more angina attacks, more hemorrhaging during surgery, and more fires started by arsonists. People just seem to be more aggressive and violent under a Full Moon phase. There is said to be more activity in mental institutions when the Moon is full. The belief that the full moon causes mental disorders and strange behavior was widespread throughout Europe in the middle ages, and still continues on today. Mental institutions used to be called 'lunatic' asylums, and 'lunacy' means 'insanity'...both from the Latin word, 'luna', meaning Moon. The influence of the Moon on our behavior has been called "The Lunar Effect" or "The Transylvania Effect". Whether or not these 'effects' can be proven by scientific facts, the myths and folklores are here to stay. Even without valid scientific evidence, it sure does seem to many people that the Moon has some sort of an impact on us for whatever reasons.

My mom did all her planting by the full moon. Her rose bushes were just beautiful. She had every color you could imagine, summer every one of them turned red. Yep, about fifteen different colored bushes all turned to red roses. And they stayed red for the remaining years of her life. About five I think.
Could it have been some type of cross pollination? possibly. Could it have been something else? maybe. I have no idea what would make rose bushes turn color after they had been growing and living for years and years. There were yellow, pink, white, purple, blue and peach.

So, why would they all turn to red? hmm, don't know myself.

So just a heads up about tonight's extra moon. Y'all know what happened on Charmed don't ya? they all turned to BEASTS on the full blue moon. Just sayin'...

Saturday, May 26, 2007

She has graduated.

She is graduated.
And I only broke down ten times. lol. Seriously I lost it a few times and had no make up left when we went to dinner, but I made it through. She did great.
The slide show she and her friend Cheryl made was fantastic. Her brother turned to me and and said..."I knew she had talent, but damn I had no idea she was that good." lol. That is the biggest compliment she could ever get...from anyone.
Now I have to get through all the parties. She has one today, tomorrow, Monday, next weekend, in fact one or two every weekend through august I think.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I was reading over at about her adventure with a roach. Very funny.

Living in the country we have had our share of strange and invasive critters. We have rats the size of cats in one of the barn. Or I should say we HAD rats the size of cats. We have a few barn cats who take great delight in sending them to their critter maker in the great beyond. And I am eternally grateful for them.
I've mentioned before the giant naked mole like creature who used to live in another barn. He was at least fifteen pounds, HUGE, gray and naked. And she had an attitude, let me tell you.
My son and I encountered her one day as she chased him out of the barn, him screaming, running back towards the house, arms flailing, cartoon like. I happen to be sweeping the concrete landing and had a broom already in my hand. As she ran after my son, I positioned the broom like a baseball bat. I yelled at her to stop. She ignored me. When he ran past me and she ran towards me, hissing and spitting...I hit a home run on her ass. I smacked her back at least two feet. She rolled over, looked at me strange. It was sorta a look of puzzlement, mixed with a tinge of respect. She walked slowly back to the barn, occasionally looking back at me. We discovered a few days later that she had babies in the barn, this being the reason she chased my son out of the building.
After that she would just walk around, she never chased anyone again, but she would hiss and keep walking. To this day, I have NO idea what they were. I've tried to figure out what kind of critter they were, but have never found anything like them. Huge mutant moles. Once her babies were big enough to move on, they all left.

We've also had mice that would just come in the house and think they owned the place. Our inside cat is a blessing. A born hunter. Most times the mice fly like the wind, but now and then we get one who just takes his sweet bippy time. The cat looks at them like..."Why are they moving so slow? is this a trap?" Then she goes into hunting mode and the mouse is more. I love my hunter kitties. They take no prisoners.

Monday, May 07, 2007

David Davenport

I keep dreaming about a guy named David Davenport. Who is he? not a freaking clue. But, I've dreamt of him several times.
I'm guessing he is the main character in my next book. I have the title, I have the main guy. I know he has a 30 year old boyfriend. David is 25. And he has an evil uncle who is keeping him in his Manson like house. Davids boyfriend has to find and rescue him. I have no idea why his uncle has him. What his motive is, in keeping his nephew drugged.
Now, if my guides would just give me the rest of the story, I'd write the darn thing. So, I guess I'll know the story when you all know the story. lol.

But damn, David is a cutie.
And nope, none of the David Davenports I can find by Google come close to the guy I'm dreaming about.