24 April 2011

A Late Happy Mounikhia

This Mounikhia didn’t happen the way Mounikhias have tended to happen. The first time, I stuck candles in store-bought pancakes and stuck birthday candles in them. Every celebration since has involved birthday candles and baked goods as well, but this year was the first year I actually made anything.

Except I didn’t manage to celebrate Mounikhia on the actual day this year.

I made an executive decision based on the amount of stress from school I was under. To quote something I said elsewhere:
Mounikhia actually started last night and ended at sunset today, but I am celebrating on Friday instead because being miasma-free is really important when it comes to Artemis. I mean, I haven't showered, I feel gross, and I have been so centered on schoolwork that I actually thought I had missed Mounikhia over the weekend because I forgot which day of the lunar month it was.
And then I checked my Yahoo! mail account for the first time in ages and discovered that Mounikhia was actually several days later than I thought it was. For some reason, I thought that the full moon had occurred on the weekend and that the holiday was celebrated slightly closer to it or on it. Don’t ask me why.

I consulted briefly with Random.org’s coin tosser and decided that I was celebrating on Friday instead. (The coin tosser said no to Thursday. Thursday ... was not good anyway. I was spontaneously abducted and brought to a trivia game.)

For Mounikhia, I used a single-serving cupcake/muffin recipe and formed the dough in a half-moon shape, put it in the microwave for two minutes, and spread a chocolate-coconut thing over the top. It had candles and it was beautiful:
The sacrifice went entirely to Artemis.

So happy belated Mounikhia!

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