A New Yule Tradition–Day Three: In Which Sigyn Runs Into the Usual Trouble

I am SO glad we decided to go on vacation this year.  It is six kinds of restful, this being away from the humans and the felines!  We are enjoying our cozy camper (last night I magicked up a ball pit and Sigyn had the best time, swimming around and giggling.) Still, it wouldn’t be […]

A New Yule Tradition–Day Two: To Market, To Market

We slept very well in our cozy little camper last night.  Of course, the fact that I conjured up a very soft and downy featherbed, a two-person bathtub, and a breakfast of crepes and fresh fruit just added to its charm. So now we sally forth to see what delights this charming town has to […]

I Bet You Thought I Forgot! Part II: In Which We Look at Some Actual Glass

Whew.  I don’t know about you, Sigyn, but I’m glad to be out of the room with the cockatoo pitcher and the fish pitcher!  Not to mention those dwarves and that egg!  Let’s look at something else, shall we? And this is… something else.  Not quite sure what, but it is definitely something. Augh!  More […]

Hobby Hijinks, Part I: Messing with the Mail

Everybody ought to have a hobby.  Sigyn collects glass paperweights and keeps trying to learn to knit. My hobby is meddling with the human female’s hobbies. For instance, she and the human male love to travel.  They spend hours, sometimes, planning trips they may never take.  Do that often enough online, express even one iota […]

Loki Takes New York, Day 8: The Best Laid Plans

My oafish brother Thor gets all the credit for being able to influence the weather, but I do pretty well.  Which is why, when the humans planned to a) visit a church with exceptional stained glass windows and b) explore the city’s other large botanical garden in one of the southern boroughs, I magicked up […]

Back to the Museum–A Biosafety Level 2 Exhibit

While Sigyn and I were admiring all the glass paperweights at the museum the other day, we noticed that there was another exhibit in one of the other rooms.  We didn’t have time to look at it then, so we’re back here today to check it out. The artist has painted portraits of some beautiful […]

A Very Shiny Tradition, Part V: A Vitreous Lunch, With Some Guests.

All of this glass-gazing and boosting Sigyn up and down have given me an appetite.  All of these fruity paperweights aren’t helping.  Look at all of them! Apples and pears. A cluster of…something. Ooh!  And Sigyn’s favorites–strawberries! Don’t eat the green ones. They’re not ripe yet. Our repast has drawn the attention of some critters […]

A Very Shiny Tradition, Part IV: I See a Little Silhouetto

This exhibit is sorted by them or type.  Here’s a whole case full of paperweights that have silhouettes in them. Look, Sigyn!  We can play “I Spy.” I spy, with my little eye, a weiner dog and two little chickens… Some of the shapes are easily recognizable.  Like this long-tailed tree rat. Or this pelican […]

A Very Shiny Tradition, Part III: A Glass Garden

In the last case, we saw a paperweight that had a lamp-work flower in the middle of the little flowery cut canes.  Here’s another one. And another. It’s obvious the human female did NOT get a new camera for yule. Some of the flowers are sort of…generic.  Take this white one: That could be almost […]

A Very Shiny Tradition, Part II: I Don’t Know Who Millie Is, But She Has Lots of Flowers

Not all of the paperweights are holiday-themed.  There are a number of the Millie fiori sort.  Sigyn is just fascinated by all the little flowery slices. I have seen candy that looks like those.  But again, Sigyn, these are not for eating. How did they get all of those in there?? This one has all […]