“O Reiki Tree” photo Rose De Dan©2011
Every year I have had a Christmas tree—the holiday season simply would not feel complete without one. When I was old enough to drive I took over the job of choosing from my father who simply did not enjoy the task as I did. To find it I would …Continue reading
Sad Christmas Angel Photo ©Rose De Dan 2010
Picking out the tree was mostly easy, once I asked the right questions. However the annual challenge of Christmas lights did not go so smoothly. After a series of events, listed below, I had to take a mini break from “riggin’ up the lights.”
• Two indoor wreaths had …Continue reading
It all started with my desire to give a special Christmas gift to my niece and nephew, who are two and four respectively. I saw the ad for the Hallmark recording storybook “The Night Before Christmas” and instantly knew this was a great idea. Due to circumstances I had been unable to travel to visit them in person. Aunt Rose was simply a voice on the phone or perhaps a photograph. But with the storybook their Aunt Rose could read them her much loved Christmas classic from 1823 at bedtime, and perhaps they could have wonderful dreams filled with promises of Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve. …Continue reading
Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing Christmas Lights 2009
This week I repeated a time-honored yearly tradition, the displaying of the holiday cards I receive from family, friends, clients and students. A tradition I learned from my parents, who had a unique husband/wife practice – Dad the dentist, Mom the dental hygienist/office manager.
My father truly loved his …Continue reading
Recently I purchased a long-overdue, new computer. My new iMac has sped up my work life immensely, and is a sculptural work of art, for a computer (thanks, Apple and Steve Jobs!). However, it has an additional, and probably unanticipated benefit: my cat, Kiya, loves one of the screen savers.
Originally I had used one of the …Continue reading
Puma runs snowy arches in Schmitz Park ©2008 Rose De Dan
This morning when I woke up I knew, even without my contact lenses in, that something was different. There was a kind of glow coming from the window. I did not have to squint, there was snow on the rooftops! Having lived in Massachusetts for …Continue reading
Here Kiya, the Box Queen, age 13, and Saqqara, age 15, engage in a bit of play. After so many years together as a family, it was really fun to see the older cats wake up as soon as they heard the sound of the wrapping paper being unrolled. More than one present has a bit …Continue reading
Christmas morning I was coming back from walking my dog Puma when I heard the familiar tic-tic-tic sound of a hummingbird. For those not from the Seattle area we actually have hummingbirds that overwinter here wherever there is food supplied. In this case it is my neighbor across the street who has the hummingbird feeder and …Continue reading