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Hi all. Sorry I have been MIA for two days. My Mom came over on Thursday to spend the night and take me to run errands. We of course ended up at the casino. At one point I had won $320 but, I only went home with $100 which went to supplements. We ran errands on Friday...went to the casino that afternoon and came back to my place where my Mom ate pretty much all my leftovers

I made snickerdoodles for DH's Valentine's box and then my Aunt called wanting to go back to the casino when she got off work. We were there for 5 freaking hours and I was SOOO cranky when I got home. My Mom and Aunt were kinda making fun of me cause I was so cranky. I didn't win anything (not that it matters, I was not playing with my money hehe) and I made sure my Mom didn't blow all her money.

I am now sick from all the cigarette smoke but, parts of the last two days were fun. I am just happy to see that the sun is out, the skies are blue and I can veg without having to do much of anything except dishes and start tonights chili in the crock.
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Don't forget to check for the February Pagan Circle thread on Sunday!
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I'm looking forward to February, lots of good things going on.

Aweynsayl- I lived in Great Lakes Il, north of Chicago one summer of a major heat wave. 1995, it was 125F and 100% humidity for like 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. AND the naval base housing we lived in was without AC. It was miserable!
San Diego OTOH was lovely. We lived a few miles in, in El Cajon. That weather was open window weather year round. The malls out there are open air type- no roofs, just stores side by side. I tell my dh that if we move out of this area, I would happily consider So Cal again.

Welcome Peacelove I used to be Pagan, non Wiccan, but as time goes by I become more Wiccan. That is one of the nice things about our group here, it's a nice mix where anyone is likely to find some common ground w/o sameness.

I do enjoy musicals. Anyone remember the Pirates of Penzance that came out in the 80's? LOL I loved it.
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Trying to grab a moment here so I can finally introduce myself properly. i was so happy to find you all here on mdc. I have been on the site for around a year and a half and never knew you were here until recently! :

I am somewhat shy, and at times a bit of a hermit, but still crave community - especially in the spiritual sense. My dh is gone to work for 48 hours at a time (he's a firefighter), so I tend to be a sporadic poster. When he's home I'm either trying to get things done that I can't do with dd, or we're trying to squeeze in family time.

I am a lone practicer of my spiritual path, have only a few friends here and none who understand my beliefs. (My dh is very supportive though, thank goodness!) I feel like I've been a little lacking lately - what with being overwhelmed with all the duties of motherhood - and am trying to get centered again with more daily focus.

I do have one question. It seems that most of you tend to the wiccan side of things. I am not a wiccan, but do practice my own blend of earth-based spirituality that comes from a blending of my ancestral heritage and what has felt right for me throughout my search. (mainly Celtic - anyone know John or Caitlin Matthews?) Do you mind someone with a little different but also quite similar ways hanging out with you guys?
Welcome, peacelove! I am a long time visitor to this circle, but I only read and post sporatically right now. I identified with your post (shy, solitary but crave community)- so I just had to reply! This circle is a wonderful way to connect with others and gain insight and encoragement- things that are often needed when a solitary. I am not Wiccan and I think there are several here who would say the same. There is such a lovely, open exchange of ideas and support here that it is easy to take what works for you and leave the rest. Welcome, agian! :

Oh, and I have several books of the Matthews- Winter Solstice, Summer Solstice and the Green Man book. They are wonderful! From your post, I think you will fit in here quite nicely!

Clay~ Hope you feel better, Mama! By the way, a week or so ago, I looked at your photo page and you looked so lovely all dressed up for the wedding! Love the dress! And the arm warmers (is that what you call them?)! Stunning!
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Thanks Salvia! I didn't wear the babylegs (well, technically they're a homemade version of babylegs/hugalugs made by a shop called Runs With Scissors ) during the ceremony since the other brides maids didn't think to bring any (silly peopl) but as soon as the official stuff was done they went back on. I felt very spiffy... we all had our hair and makeup done by professionals and, well, I never have hair/makeup done! So it was a glam evening.

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All night long we had to re-enact her getting scared by Chuckie, and her waving bye-bye to Chuckie.
Two thoughts... first was the scene in the Simpsons where Bart is sitting in the clown bed Homer made, rocking back and forth and saying "can't sleep, clown will kill me". The second thought was deranged doll with knife. (though the voice of Bride of Chuckie is the actress from Bound and that has forever colored how I see both films)

Welcome peacelove! Glad you found us! I really like the Matthews... I think I have reviews of a couple of their books in the pagan resource thread. I'm another non-wiccan... I generally call myself an ecclectic kitchen witch and there are some posts where I've rambled on about what I mean by that, but it's easier for me to say what I'm not. Well, easier to do in fewer words. Funny how that happens, no? People can often define what they aren't a lot more easily than they can define what they are.

Hmmmm... a deep thought. Must be the weather! (which is a bit warmer... double digits!...and actually sunny for a few hours)

Oh aweyn, I hope I don't get migraines with the second tri! You poor thing! I think I'd just give up and hide under the bed. I used to get pretty regular migraines (even had the imitrex in my backpack along with one of those tiny "pure death by caffeine" drinks, an eye pillow, an accupressure band, and some chocolate) but since getting pregnant with dd1 I've only had 5-6 total. Which has been a miracle.

DH took the girls grocery shopping (letting me hide in the bookstore next to the food store) and he bought some goodies to make a yummy Imbolc meal! He is going to make a beef stew with big chunks of potato, soda bread, and a dark and yummy molasses cake. He even picked up some "real" milk so the girls can make butter as part of our ritual! What a sweetie!
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anything older than 25yrs is antique. that is what my friend told me on my 25th bday. which i have to admit was awhile ago. lol. me and the sewing machine are from 1976.

i want the kids to watch b/c it is more effective for them if they know what is going on. it will cause a mental shift in their perceptions. psychologically. make them more aware of the cleaning out of neg emotions etc. if they dont know i am doing it they have less of a change themselves. they are much happier after helping. if they "know" the neg is gone, they are less likely to hang on to it or create more of it. jmo
well i must be ancient then i just turned 49. a very young 49, i might add :nana:

i see, about the kids watching. good idea! i might have ds do the ceiling cobwebs; he'd have fun with that! (that is, if he doesn't knock the lamps out or whatever)


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Maiasaura- : to your DS. What day is it? Yummy chocolatey goodness

DP and I have been having long talks about moving somewhere we feel like we can have a chosen family type of community situation. We started planning for it yesterday. I feel sad but hopeful.
i'll tell him you sent wishes! it's today, actually. the party was a rousing success : all they did was trade pokemon cards, nearly the whole time. all that work creating activities and they didn't even do any (where's the "sigh" smiley?)
no chocolate. but i will take some if you're offering! i made a vanilla cake with a mix : but i made the icing myself. well, most of it. i had two mixes and didn't realize they made two layers each, so i made them all, and ended up with one round layer cake and one 13x9 pan cake. i made a pokeball out of the round one-- when i get the photos developed (yes, film) i will try to post them somehow.

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That's something I used to do when dd1 was cranky! Our current home doesn't have a tub unfortunately...


Nursing is sooooo hard since it totally tanks my blood sugar (dizzy, shaking, waves of hurltastic ick) but I'm too off to eat enough to balance it out. And then Ro screams and screams and screams. Sigh. And I just got a letter from our insurance company denying payment for the bloodwork the midwife ordered. The lab is in network, the tests are covered, but since they were ordered by a non-network provider the insurance wont cover them. Talk about pouring! What a day.
poor clay ::

as for the tub issue...my friend who didn't have a tub for the longest time, used to bathe her dd in a rubbermaid tub in the shower stall. voila! easily removable tub. for one, anyway. you'd have to bathe them separately, i guess.

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Originally Posted by peacelove View Post
It seems that most of you tend to the wiccan side of things. I am not a wiccan, but do practice my own blend of earth-based spirituality that comes from a blending of my ancestral heritage and what has felt right for me throughout my search. (mainly Celtic - anyone know John or Caitlin Matthews?) Do you mind someone with a little different but also quite similar ways hanging out with you guys?
i'm wiccan, but with pagans at the bottom of the religious totem pole, i sure am not going to wage wars with people of different beliefs especially other pagans! you are welcome here, mama!
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.. first was the scene in the Simpsons where Bart is sitting in the clown bed Homer made, rocking back and forth and saying "can't sleep, clown will kill me".

My older brother had a nightmare when he was a kid... There was a clown outside his bedroom window. So my brother opened the window even though he was terrified and the clown.....asked him to pick up his lipstick that he dropped on the floor.
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hugs to you, sweet one. hope your second tri is nothing like mine, lol. (that was the everyotherdaymigrane time for me. no one should have that, and those with kiddos need some sort of exemption, lol)

: Happy Birthday Rio!!!! :



lol. ahhh, there are tricks for getting songs out of you head you know.

england doesnt really have "summer".... not for me, anyhow, lol. nice spring, though! houston has hot and humid season and hurricane season. ...seattle has wet and dark season and the most amazing blissful august of anywhere on earth.... and tucson has "summer" (april-october) and cooler with bits of freeze nov-feb, and stunning beautifulness in march.
ok, my so-called "honeymoon trimester" (#2) i got shingles. i was so mad. :

i will show Rio the happy birthday! thanks!

what tricks? do enlighten please?

weather: northern NJ, when i grew up, had four seasons. syracuse NY has rain and snow. seriously. 56 days a year of partly sunny or better. 3rd worst weather in the continental U.S. the Outer Banks has summer and hurricane season, and it's always very windy (my best server line was "that's why the Wright brothers picked it..."), and Asheville HAD four seasons when i moved here 6 years ago, but now it's not nearly as cold in the winter, and almost no snow : at least it still does get reasonably chilly, though. mostly.


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and he bought some goodies to make a yummy Imbolc meal! He is going to make a beef stew with big chunks of potato, soda bread, and a dark and yummy molasses cake. He even picked up some "real" milk so the girls can make butter as part of our ritual! What a sweetie!
what a sweetie! you can tell him i said so. and does he have any friends?
oh, you may have to send him back to the store...you have to use heavy cream to make butter. i am 99% sure regular milk won't do it.
o.m.g. and the ritual last night...they had some kind of homemade soda bread from a recipe that the priestess got from a woman in Ireland, and it was *hands down* the best bread i have ever tasted. she's going to send me the recipe i will share if y'all like!
i think we're having colcannon. and maybe bread. i made a bread for my sick self when we got back from Florida and i'm homemade bread-ed out.

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My older brother had a nightmare when he was a kid... There was a clown outside his bedroom window. So my brother opened the window even though he was terrified and the clown.....asked him to pick up his lipstick that he dropped on the floor.
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