inter alia: Burn baby burn

Autumn has arrived in the upper Midwest…time for the Virgos to light it up birthday style!!

Fire fixins’ for ten year old’s belated party tonight:


And for seventeen years bonfire extravaganza tomorrow…


I’ll be over here hoping for no wind 🙂

Ardentus est!!

Richard Armitage isn’t the only Leo-Virgo Cusper in Obscuraville…

Ten years ago today,  I was confined to a bed with a pitocin drip in an attempt to jump start labor.  Dramatic from the womb, Mini Me was born at 9:21 PM on August 24, 2005…5 weeks ahead of schedule.

That *was* a Hello Kitty cake...

That *was* a Hello Kitty cake…

My little cusper has all of the fiery flair of a Leo, yet it is often tempered the by earthy practicality of a Virgo.  She constantly fills up whatever space she is in by either demanding attention outright, or with singing and dancing that is impossible to ignore…

diva erin

She has been a diva since birth, but she is also incredibly kind and compassionate.  When she was six, she ran a stand for Toys for Tots at our church festival to collect money for toy donations.  Last year she worked as a peer mediator for her fourth grade class.  Yesterday, when we asked her where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner, she picked a local favorite Mexican restaurant rather than her favorite steakhouse because she wanted to make sure that her ShowBiz brother could find something to eat.

She is my greatest challenge and a source of never ending delight.


For all that you are and all that you will be I wish you the happiest of birthdays my very own Mini Me!!

(we LOVE pink!!)