Yes, Mercury is retrograde until February 1, according to the astrologers. A bad time for communications or travel, as they may go awry. Or not. But it’s also a time to hunker down and hibernate, and most of the astrological writing about this retrograde is about contemplation. I’ve decided to contemplate my navel.
For those of the scientific bent who decry those who believe in astrology and other things they cannot see, I can only say “Pish-Tush.” Man did not believe in germs or that the earth revolved around the sun until adequate instrumentation was available. We still have things to learn. There may indeed be ghosts out there.
Being in a contemplative mode, I will only leave you with a couple of links for fun. The first is this lovely gun cozy from What Not to Crochet. And indeed, I think the fuzz might jam the mechanism. A definite no-no. And although theoretically this cake doesn’t qualify for Cake Wrecks because it was made by an amateur, and no money was exchanged, I think it might qualify on the grounds of bad taste. And I’m not talking about the chocolate icing. Although this one by the same perpetrator may be in even worse taste.