Friday, December 2, 2005


ZippidieDooDah! It is Friday! Have another show tonight....ohh had almost a full house last night! Hoorah! Was a great crowd, hope it repeats tonight.

This Imp went to WalMart again last night....I have been pondering buying stock in Walmart...would be beneficial since I practically live there. Can this Imp buy stock in Walmart? Will have to look into that. I had a very, very good reason for going. I had to buy a litter box. Noooooo not for me! Grand news! I am bringing my baby home Monday! I have a seven-yr old chocolate point Siamese who has been living with my parents because I did not want to disrupt his lifestyle of living very pampered in a very large house with a human around all the time (my mother is housewife) BUT he has been beating up his brother (my mom's cat) and not letting poor wimpy Andrew get any food or even use the litter box. So the vet says, since Siamese are usually one people cats, he is very upset his human is not there, and that I should bring him to live with me.
Ohh ohh twist my arm! Not really, I am so excited to be getting my sweetheart! The man of my life at the moment (This Imp chooses to be single...umm..yeah...keep saying that...I choose to be!) Anywho he is a sweet baby that purrs very loudly and follows me around while trying to look at me and walk at the same cute! I will post a pic Monday when he arrives!
But for now:

23 Days left til Christmas
Kissing under the mistletoe has long been a part of Christmas tradition. But just what is mistletoe and how did it's association with Christmas evolve?

Origins of its name - The common name of the plant is derived from the ancient belief that mistletoe was propagated from bird droppings. This belief was related to the then-accepted principle that life could spring spontaneously from dung. It was observed in ancient times that mistletoe would often appear on a branch or twig where birds had left droppings. "Mistel" is the Anglo-Saxon word for "dung," and "tan" is the word for "twig". So, mistletoe means "dung-on-a-twig".
The magical tradtions - From the earliest times mistletoe has been one of the most magical, mysterious, and sacred plants of European folklore. It was considered a bestower of life and fertility; a protectant against poison; and an aphrodisiac.
The mistletoe of the sacred oak was especially sacred to the ancient Celtic Druids. On the sixth night of the moon white-robed Druid priests would cut the oak mistletoe with a golden sickle. Two white bulls would be sacrificed amid prayers that the recipients of the mistletoe would prosper.
Later, the ritual of cutting the mistletoe from the oak came symbolize the emasculation of the old King by his successor. Mistletoe was long regarded as both a sexual symbol and the "soul" of the oak. It was gathered at both mid-summer and winter solstices, and the custom of using mistletoe to decorate houses at Christmas is a survival of the Druid and other pre-Christian traditions. (Mistletoe is still ceremonially plucked on mid-summer eve in some Celtic and Scandinavian countries.)
In the Middle Ages and later, branches of mistletoe were hung from ceilings to ward off evil spirits. In Europe they were placed over house and stable doors to prevent the entrance of witches.
It was also believed that the oak mistletoe could extinguish fire. This was associated with an earlier belief that the mistletoe itself could come to the tree during a flash of lightning.
In parts of England and Wales farmers would give the Christmas bunch of mistletoe to the first cow that calved in the New Year. This was thought to bring good luck to the entire herd.
Kissing under the mistletoe is first found associated with )the Greek festival of Saturnalia) and later with primitive marriage rites. Mistletoe was believed to have the power of bestowing fertility, and the dung from which the mistletoe was thought to arise was also said to have "life-giving" power.
In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make-up.
In some parts of England the Christmas mistletoe is burned on the twelfth night lest all the boys and girls who have kissed under it never marry.
And for those who wish to observe the correct etiquette: a man should pluck a berry when he kisses a woman under the mistletoe, and when the last berry is gone, there should be no more kissing!
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So there ya have it folks. The trivia about mistletoe. Well have to go for now, it is almost five oclock, time for the bell (not literally) to head out the door for The Weekend!!
Love and hugs to all!

1 comment:

lime said...

wow, that's really interesting. i never knew that! terrific post