It’s December 3rd.  You wouldn’t know that by looking outside my window. There is still some green on the earth and not a snowflake to be seen.

While there is enough chill in the air to require a sweater…still nothing.

I’m convinced that winter isn’t coming.

To some, this is a good thing. Short days with less sun, holiday madness, and driving on treacherous, icy roads: these are things to dread.  But for people like me, we live in cold weather states because we thrive in the cold.  Sub-zero is sub-perb.

It means: no sweating. Plants dying outside and allergies becoming manageable. Curling up with a book and tons of blankets while the storms rage outside. Baking cookies, cakes, breads, and other hearty fare – which is something I can’t do in summer because my oven is on the third floor. Sleeping weather where no covers need to be kicked off. Being covered up instead of having to strip down to the barest of threads, exposing a middle-aged body that wants to be strategically draped in flattering layers. Wolf-eared hats (see pic below).

Excuses to say “sorry, can’t come…it’s snowing, ya know.”  Which is nothing more than an excuse to hibernate and indulge in all my introvert glory.

Yes, I love winter. I long for it. I need to feel the cold down to my hot molten core.

It can’t get here soon enough.

Come on winter…I’m rooting for you.  If you can get here faster than the next season of Game of Thrones, it’s all good.

Loved seeing The Tarot Coloring Book at the local Barnes and Noble!

Nothing more fun than seeing your book at the local bookstore!  Yay!

Other stuff:

Bee mine: what it feels like to be a bee.

How do you shop for shoes when you have two different sized feet?

If you’re a tarot pro or have been wanting to go pro, join me and Ethony Tarot for this totally free (no sales!) webinar: Behind the Scenes with Ethony and Theresa.  We’re giving you the unvarnished story of what it’s really like.  Monday December 5th at 1PM CT.

From Hanna Brooks Olson: No, you cannot have “a few minutes” of my time.

She also writes this post: But seriously, let’s talk about millennial poverty.

Great read: Thirty years in captivity – one woman’s escape from a London cult.

Thoughtful writing from Esmé Wang: On not laughing about pneumonia, damn sad things and the limitations of people who love you.

God, how I love Lana Del Rey.

What happens if young people never buy homes?  (My son just bought one!)

Donate: help out the Standing Rock protesters. #NODAPL

I’ll be featured on Bare Naked Bravery podcast on 12/20.  In the meantime, check out all of their other awesome shows.

Artist Liz Kalloch painted my tools ‘n talismans.  Little plastic hippos for all!

Want to win a free 30 minute reading with me? Enter The Tarot Coloring Book Instagram Contest by December 20th!

Meet “Mrs. Satan”, the first woman to run for president of the United States.

Favorite post of the week comes from Siobhan Rene: Face Up Judgement – Trumpets, Grief, and Getting Woke.

Cool: this artist recreated 78 tarot cards with sculpture, collage and poetry.

This is so damn cute I can barely stand it!

Ten decades of glamorous party dresses on the big screen. So gorgeous!

Paige Zaferiou’s post is a must read: Captains Log – All We Seek Is Here Where We Stand.

Mmm… to turn leftover turkey into pho.

Rumor has it that the iPhone 8 is coming…

How Martha Stewart decorates for the holidays.  Because you need to know.

Imagine being a refugee.  Now imagine being pregnant. This post about pregnant refugees will give you an idea of how tough they have it.

Liz Worth just released this awesome book: Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot

Hint hint: The Tarot Coloring Book makes a great Christmas gift for your tarot-lovin’ or coloring fanatic friends.

This time of year means one thing: peppermint bark.  Goodbye diet!

It’s baking season around here and Food52 has a phenomenal baking book worth checking out.

Amelia Quint writes on how fashion is embracing the evil eye.

I LOVE pine scented candles, especially in winter. Thymes Frasier Fir smell divine!

Liddabit Sweets has a candy cookbook.  Better add this to my wish list!  So should you.

I’m obsessing over this Hand-Crafted Candy Bars book too.

This time of year, I make lots of cranberry orange bread.  Here’s my favorite recipe. (I do NOT add nuts.)


What I’m Grateful For:

When my internet works properly


Cranberry orange bread

Cooking classes

Warm oatmeal with blueberries

A fresh journal to write in


Soundtrack for 12/3/16:

OOOUUU by Young M.A.


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2016

images from stock photography (Death to Stock Photos) and personal collection

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