Loki watched as Thor and his idiot friends sat in a circle, clearly deep in thought. Knowing that there was a significant chance of irritating them, he decided to join them. “Norn’s but are you all not the most cheerful group, who urinated in your mead?” he scoffed as he walked over to them.
“Not now, Loki, we are dealing with something,” Thor growled.
“If it is which one of you is the greatest pain, that truly is a dilemma,” Loki smirked. “What is so difficult for you all?”
Cardinals are one of mine & my husband’s *things* because we geeked out when we realized Ohio (his home state) & Virginia (my home state) have the same state bird, the cardinal. You know what made us smile huge, cheesy grins? When we realized our future babies will be cardinal babes too because Indiana’s state bird is also the cardinal. 💖
NOTE: Naming ceremony – In Viking culture, nine nights after birth, the child had to be recognised by the father of the household. He placed the child on his knee while sitting in the high seat. Water was sprinkled on the child; it was named and thus admitted into the family.
Nearly four weeks later, word was sent to Loki and Maebh, that Sif had birthed another son safely. Thor had asked that they join him and his family for a meal to celebrate. Loki explained to Maebh that it was customary that nine days after an infant is born, there is a naming ceremony held in its honour. As the new child was hardly a day old, this was merely to be a family celebration.
Both Loki and Maebh worked around the farm and house to prepare for the evening. Loki had insisted that Maebh not work as hard due to her condition, but she was adamant that she would decide what it was she could and could not do for herself. Due to her vicious temper at the broaching of the subject, Loki had agreed somewhat sheepishly, however, with each passing week, Maebh had to admit to herself she was not as capable as she was used to being.
Time to drink chamomile tea & reread Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children because I still haven’t read the last one even though I own it because I wasn’t willing to let the story end for me…I think I’m ready. 🌿