Not too shabby

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I began blogging on May 31, & now 7 months later I’m still going, even if I’ve slowed down a bit.

I’m so grateful for discovering this outlet and even more for the people who are reading & following!  I can’t believe how many visitors & views have racked up.

I’m planning to get to work on creating a book next year, & will also make a spinsterhag t-shirt once I’ve got an image.  Perhaps I’ll be the new “eat, pray, love” bitch on the block!  Or maybe it’ll just be for my own enjoyment.  Either way this has been a wonderful adventure that I’m very excited to see where it takes me.

Happy new year, dear Haglets!

Bring on the year of the Hag!

Aurora

BD9FF1D2-A254-497B-BCB0-E131856F003BI got a truly magical display of the northern lights last night. My friend & I had gone out for drinks. After the bar closed we were outside, looking up hoping to see some northern lights.  And then a small strip of green appeared! So we kept watching and lo & behold that small strip opened up into a dancing array of green, purple & pink, rapidly flowing and changing.  It was pure gorgeousness! My friend had never seen them move so much in all the times she’s seen them!  It was just amazing.

The long dark days here do have a beautiful benefit. The aurora happens all year but you can’t see it in the summer months when the light is almost 24 hours a day.  I feel so lucky to have seen this gorgeous phenomenon!

Iceland just keeps getting better & better all the time.

Jól

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It’s Christmas Eve in Iceland. The children are decorating the tree with lights and candies. Food is being prepared. I’m so grateful to be here experiencing Icelandic Jòl with my friends, feeling part of the family.  It’s not so much about the gifts as it is the experience of sharing time with family & friends, sharing food and enjoying the cozy time.

The only way this trip could be better would be if elskan mín was here with me.  I miss him terribly. I want to share my love of Iceland with him, introduce him to my friends and have adventures here together. Hopefully soon.

I both never want to leave & to go home to my love as soon as possible. That’s how I know it’s really love, he makes me glad when it’s time to go back home because he is there.

I hope you all are having a wonderful time today, whatever your beliefs or traditions. Even if it’s just relief that holidays are almost over! I hope the New Year is a wonderful one for us all. In a world that looks grim the light of love, friends & family is all we have. I’m so grateful.

Bring on 2019, the year of the Hag!