No problem, I'm flattered! I remember when my daughters were young and I had no idea what to do and there weren't books or anything. I pretty much stumbled through each sabbat until we finally had a few traditions of our own. =)
When we smudge the house we all carry something: salted water with an aspirigill (rosemary sprig, usually. Tree smigglings if we have any.); lit smoking smudge; smoking incense; bells; drum; depends on howmany ppl are doing it. We sing a chant while we do it, usually loudly and off key lol
I use to have real circles for holdiays but no one liked it much, now the last few years we've set up candles on the table for earth air fire water with a purple "spirit" in the center. Light them and say, "By the earth that is her body --light the earth one, by the air that is her breath--light the air one, by the fire ...etc our circle is cast!
Then we smudge the tree and bless it with salt water and bless/splash each other. Each ornament we put on the tree gets a spell (ie cane of candy may life be dandy or golden pinecone, we want our own home!) make them up on the spot.
Thats just awesome that your sister lives there. How did it happen that she got residency--I hear it's difficult. I'm so looking forward to going, I've always wanted to. And 4 months will be long enough to REALLY see the culture. 1989 days ago
Thanks Sunshine for stopping by my "Canceled" blog & inviting me to YOUR place to party. Now THAT sounds like fun! I'll make sure to bring my warm sweater. Ha, ha, ha! What's the temp been where you are?