Happy New Year! (a tad late but you can't say I didn't wish you one) Our family stayed up really late watching movies and eating complete and utter junk food. My oldest looked really funny at 12:30 in the morning with bags under her eyes. I'm not sure she even got to close them before she fell asleep, she was that tired. Hey, she's the one who wanted to stay up so badly for new years. So I thought, "Why not?" We all had a good time anyway.
I found this while surfing around tonight and thought it was very interesting.
20 Year Archive on Google Groups: "Google has fully integrated the past 20 years of Usenet archives into Google Groups, which now offers access to more than 800 million messages dating back to 1981. This is by far the most complete collection of Usenet articles ever assembled and a fascinating first-hand historical account."
It's hard for me to imagine that the internet and Usenet aren't really that old. It seems like they've been around forever. When my ISP shut me off last year (come on, cable is damn expensive!) I almost had a heart attack. I simply cannot remember a time when computers and the www was not here. And what do I do without them! Now don't get me wrong.. I'm a pagan and I love the simple life. As long as that includes a computer with internet access. ;-)
On the homefront, today was a good day! I had a nice chat with the local Spiral Scouts leader and it looks like Sierra will be starting with the local circle in a few weeks! She'll be so happy to hear that. We were supposed to go to the meet and greet last weekend, but with the storm we got that day it just wasn't possible to drive up there. The roads were horrible, and we were already plowed in anyway. So I sent her an email and she was nice enough to call me and tell me how everything works. She sounds very nice and I'm looking forward to getting together with them!
Being a pagan parent its really hard to find groups or circles that accept kids in them. This is a major issue I have with the pagan community as a whole. I want my children to be involved. I want them to learn all they can and participate in spirituality and life. My children want this as well and indeed my oldest asks all the time if we can go to a circle or learn something new about pagans. She's interested and willing and yet the community doesn't accept children like they do adults. That's why I'm thrilled that Sierra will get this chance to be around other kids who are pagan like herself.
Well, its time for me to go throw a load of towels in the washer. Ya, its late..but hey, its fun to annoy the downstairs neighbors.