Thursday, February 12, 2015

In which Hitty Emmaline's grandmother isn't who you'd think.......

"Here we go - now, let me fix your scarf. Good little baby....."

"Um, Paisley?" Zephyr said. "Why do they need scarves? Don't emperor penguins come from Antarctica?"

"They're babies. They can't keep warm the way the adults can." As you can see, Paisley seems to be establishing a home for baby birds. "Now, did you eat all your krill? Good boy!"

"That was krill? I thought you were making smoothies," Zephyr said.

I wondered why my blender was soaking in the sink....

"Hey everyone!" Tempest said, coming in. "You'll never believe who's here all the way from Florida!"

"Devon?!" Zephyr exclaimed, running to hug the new deva in town. "What are you doing up here?!"

"Trying to help some of the other devas put an end to this awful weather," Devon said.

"Problem is, we don't even know exactly where it's coming from," Tempest added. "Well, we know where, but we don't know who blocked the normal atmospheric patterns or why."

That doesn't sound good.....

"And here's Emmie! How do you like it here in New York?"

"It's nice...."

"I told you it would be."

"....but I still don't know why you had to sell the farm to those pixies. It wasn't losing money."

"Sweetheart, it was time for a change. I'd done all I could working with that land. It was time for someone else to take over. And you needed a change, too. All that time with those china head dolls wasn't good for you. You're a wooden doll, sweetie. You can afford to take chances that they can't."

It took me a moment to put it all together. "Wait. Your grandmother is a deva?!" She'd mentioned her Grandmother Devon awhile back, but I'd been expecting another Hitty. Not a deva who looked younger than Emmie herself.

"I was a linden tree deva before I learned to work with storms," Devon explained. "Emmie is carved from one of the branches of a seedling of the tree I was brought into existence to tend. So in a way, it makes me her grandmother."

"Are you and Rafael still together?" Emmie seemed at a bit of a loss for what to say.

"We are, indeed. He may be joining us later this year up here. I'm going to try to talk him into it, anyway. Right now he's working with manatees,"
Devon said.

"Devon is the one who sent me to find Tempest," Zephyr added. "Her sister Gail worked with her - Tempest, I mean - to turn that tornado that those awful storm devas sent toward that town."

"I know a good deva when I meet one," Devon said with a smile. "My sister should be joining us here pretty soon, too."

Not who I would have expected, but pretty cool nonetheless.....

Note: Devon is a tan Pukifee Ante from the FairyLand Halloween event. She was ordered directly from FL, We're still waiting on three other tan Pukifees ordered through DDE.

She's named after a pilot we saw on "Hurricane Hunters" whose first flight was through Hurricane Rafael (the one just before the infamous Sandy.) I do wish I could remember her last name, because she was totally awesome.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

In which - Happy Birthday to me!

It's been two years already - wow.

And, just for the record, it was snowing the day I was made, it snowed last year on my bithday and guess what? We got four inches of snow this morning, too.

Next year, I want 70F weather, if that's not too much to ask.

So anyway, I got some new furniture, including a new chair. Okay, so it's not pink - it has butterflies on it, which is just as good.

The little chicks are Paisley's, by the way,,,,

She works with animals, but lately this girl's been getting more and more fascinated by everything space. And no, this pic was taken a few weeks ago - like, before we ended up with two feet of snow and a ton of ice under that.

She wanted something like the song "Touch the Sky." Maddy said we'd need to be a) on a train, which this isn't and b) she still hasn't figured out how to trick the camera into taking pictures of things like the night sky.

Anyway, it's been a cool couple of years....

The beginning....

The guys, John-John and Shel.

Woodstock! Too bad I could't get a photo with John Ashton....

Stockbridge. Too bad I couldn't get any photos with the original Hitty.....

The new and improved me....

Heatwave 2013....

Meeting my fella....

Christmas 2013....

New flooring....

Fawn arrives!

Daisy joins the family....

The day we found out the Satellite Paradiso album was HAPPENING!!!!!

We meet a real Findhorn deva, Aura.

The first sign of trouble - Tori the Perpetually Annoying.....

World Fishing Day. I wonder if this sort of thing ever happens to John Ashton?

The Scottish sisters - Aura and Paisley.

The amazing Scaramouche.....

Tempest, the storm deva with a conscience.

Although I have a feeling that when a deva facepalms at you, that's whe you know you screwed up.....

Hawthorne threatening to go all gangsta - or gladi-ata - on that dealership at the Kia place.

Clarence Fahnstock State Park....

 Zephyr, our heroic wind deva.

THE album!!!!!!!

Does anyone else see a possible family resemblance between Kira and Daisy? How closely related are devas and pixies, anyway?

 And last but not least - meet Fiona. She's the redhead. She's a friend of Aura and Paisley's from Findhorn. She's a former radish deva who now mostly works with birds.

And rumor has it that we may soon get to meet the Gulf Coast storm deva who helped Tempest turn that EF-5 tornado away from that little town - well, mostly away, anyway. And Kira has mentioned that a friend from Australia might be joining her here as well. So cool....

Looks like it's going to be another awesome year!

Note: Fiona is a Pukifee Vanilla. She arrived in December, but this is her debut in the blog. She was originally intended to be Paisley and Aura's middle sister, Rhiannon, but she had other ideas. Right now I don't know when or if I'm shelling Rhiannon, although I'd like to find the right Pukifee for her.