Quelle Night!

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Samhain night, that is! Or Halloween for you lay folks out there.

Every Witches New Year (which is what Samhain is) my mother and I celebrate with what we call a feast-ival. Our dinner (feast) is our party and then we have a ritual honoring our ancestors and loved ones who have passed on. I like to usually dress up in some witchy finery but since I still not completely mobile, i just kept to the witchy stocking and my favorite Samhain bracelet.

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We had a lovely, delish feast consisting of antipasto salad (from Mike’s Italian, a cute little Italian place that we’ve been going to in Ocala for years) and bread with dipping oil and balsamic vinegar. For those of you keeping up with my health I rarely ever eat bread (let alone white bread) since I am diabetic and have to watch my carbohydrate intake and white flour in my diet but tonight was special and I always pull the insides out of bread and only eat the crust.

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Following this wonderful antipasto (done the old world way with two kinds of salami, provolone, giardiniera, prosciutto and melon, cappocola and mortadella) we had a few sugar-free chocolates (from a box of candy Mom bought me for the holiday, thanks Mom!) and later had a dessert of granny smith apple slices and sugar-free caramel dip.

The ritual was brief because I wanted to follow it with a healing ritual and I had two spells to do later at midnight.

I wish our neighborhood did trick or treat or perhaps its that all the kids are too old now. I would have loved to give out candy though I admit I was glad to not have the temptation of all that sugar.

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos), which I like to celebrate (at least on the altar) so I might post later about what I do for that. I will be casting tomorrow too, though I am taking the day off.

Blessed Samhain to all and Happy New Year to my witchy family all over the world.