or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Talk Amongst Ourselves › Spirituality › March Pagan Mamas Circle
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

March Pagan Mamas Circle - Page 3

post #41 of 569
No, we don't celebrate St. Patricks Day. Its sad that so many people celebrate for the sake of celebrating, never really enquiring what exactly they are celebrating.

I am in full zombie mode. My son was unsettled all night, and my husband was snoring loudly. Between the two I didn't sleep at all.

Lucien is teething! He's almost 16 weeks already! Can you believe it??

Its GORGEOUS and windy as heck over here today! By 7 am it was already 11 degrees outside. The sun is shining brightly and the wind is blowin hard. We have gusts (which in the fraser valley really just means WIND) at 70 km/hr. I love it!!!!!
post #42 of 569
not that i'm already obsessed with ideas for decorating eggs or anything
<heh-- my fave idea so far, just to add the link in the march thread, blush (eta: cari, i still cant think of how one might do that on non-real eggs...)>
but... the blowing wishes into eggs stuck in my head, and i was trying to remember what i'd seen about similar things that i'd thought some of you would like (without suggesting camp, lol), so i just had to go find it.... here. it lists all sorts of similar ideas! i *thought* one of them had been to "blow" wishes into the eggs, but i didnt see it on this page, just about writing them in runes... (here's one that mentions planting them, which is fun too!)... OH-- and, heh... for anyone else anxious to be celebrating spring, lol... i read one that said they could be done as much as a month ahead of time (that was i think esp in reference to one that said to do raw eggs, unblown.... anyone ever done that?), so... maybe my egg decorating itch doesnt have to wait to get scratched!
post #43 of 569
Hi All.

We used to celebrate St. Patty's day as kids by waking up to the milk turned green. Oh and pinching people who didn't wear green on the day. That was about it. I think one year when I was a teen my Mom made corned beef and cabbage at my Aunt's request. Nothing too exciting now because DH is usually gone on that day.

I have been pretty cranky these past few days and I am trying really hard to get outta the funk. I am just waiting for my breakfst to settle before I start my first workout of the day. Then, its a day of school work and laundry.
post #44 of 569
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
So what is the first thing ds said to me when he woke up this morning?
"Do you think Harry Potter will visit today?"

uh oh. hahahah
So, should I come up with another trick or just tell him that I don't think Harry will be able to visit until the summer?
i think you should always answer "I don't know", then he can show up at random times-- like a couple times in a day, or not for two weeks, or...you know, just random. Unless you tire of it, then you can just say "well, maybe it was just a one-time thing, who knows?" and leave it open-ended

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valérie.Qc View Post
and I shamelessly put focus on the faery side of the island.
oh, please do share about this!

Quote:
Originally Posted by redveg View Post
but we have a snow day!
we do, too! : i put off my root canal once again because the driving is sketchy. we both have the day off of school. we got like 5 or 6 inches!!! it's a winter wonderland out there. a fairyland! it's so beautiful. ds and i went out at like 8 this morning : and i took pictures and we even got icicles! and he threw snowballs and we made snow cream-- twice, until i ran out of maple syrup. it's blazing sunny out there right now, though only 25*. it's supposed to be sunny for the rest of the week, with two more days of cold and then back into the 50s and 60s by the weekend. i feel that this is Nature's last blast for us before Ostara. but yay, it's so fun!

Quote:
Originally Posted by peacelove View Post
I used to live in a place where I would often hear the males and females calling to each other at night.
back in the day, when i was drunk every night and behaving insanely, i used to know a guy who could call owls. a bunch of us were hanging out (at night, of course) at this little covered bridge in the woods. he squatted down and said "listen". we all got really quiet, and he started gently hooting. soon one hooted back, and then he hooted, and the owl got closer and closer, you could tell by the hoots. i guess it thought he was another owl. it was really cool! the guy's name was Wade and he would only do it once in awhile. but for us being crazy-ass drunks that was a really strange (but impressive) thing to do. i've always remembered it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
I screwed up my back on Sat, and it's still hurting enough to not be able to bend over/sit/get up with out a lot of whining on my part.

and we can have it for the same rent we pay now! : She won't even come close to covering her house payment and she doesn't care. Our goal is to be ready to buy ourselves when we leave her place. I'm over the moon. This is such good news for us on so many levels. It even gets DD into the charter school district we want. This is such a good year for our family, and I am sooo grateful.
sorry about your back, mama! back injuries so suck. but YAY on the house; that is so great!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sage_SS View Post
Lucien is teething! He's almost 16 weeks already! Can you believe it??
no, i can't!! already? yikes, how time flies. he was just born!!

for those of you mamas who live where it's still snowy on Ostara, please share how you celebrate the beginning of spring when it's still seemingly a long way off?
it's crazy snowy here right now, but usually it's very springlike by now. just curious!
post #45 of 569
Femme-hope you feel better, back pain stinks. The house news is fantastic!! What a good friend.
post #46 of 569
Funny you should mention that Maia!

Last Ostara we had the pool open! It was gorgeous and warm enough to be wet and running around in a bathing suit!
Last week we got over a foot of snow so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Ostara this year!
post #47 of 569
The snow removal people STILL haven't shown up (it's almost 3:30 here). I'm beyond pissed. I've already called to complain and the answering service woman was SO rude. I'm guessing she didn't pass along my info to maintenance.
post #48 of 569
Thanks for the sympathy on the back pain. I've been in bed all day (well, as much as one can be with a 3 & 4 yo). Peacelove, sorry you're going through it too. I just watched The Visitor and liked it if someone's looking for a good new release. If you have Netflix, it's on the watch instantly browser.

It usually doesn't snow where I'm at, but we get a lot of rain. It generally feels pretty springy by Ostara, so I don't have any tips on the wintery Ostara issue.

I've been loving the celebration ideas. Thanks to everyone for sharing. This is only my 2nd practicing rotation of the wheel, so I'm still gathering information.

Aweynsayl- I'm interested in the stone exchange. It'll be a great excuse for some hiking...or very slow meandering if this back doesn't heal quickly.

OK, off to do something else in bed (well, that didn't really come out right )
post #49 of 569
Quote:
Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
OK, off to do something else in bed (well, that didn't really come out right )
LMAO... I'm sorry your back is hurting! I know how sucky it is to be stuck in bed and in pain! Ouch ouch ouch! Are you prone to back issues?
post #50 of 569
This seems to have been a bad couple of months for back problems. People who have never had issues before (including me) are throwing their back out somehow.
Very odd.

So, you know what I got done today? Absolutely nothing. Well, I will be sorting through the fabulous book order that just came in but I didn't get any cleaning done.
It's been rather hectic with ds at home today.

I'm just taking a few minutes rest while I drink some cocoa and then I'll clean the bathroom and then do the dishes.
Perhaps if I make myself think that I'm doing something spiritual, it will help the process.
post #51 of 569
haha

No, thankfully I do not normally have back pain. I just tweaked it really bad when I was giving the kiddos a bath. I was dressed up ready to go out, and I didn't want to get wet. I was standing up all wonky and leaning over to wash dd's hair. When I straightened up, it was all over. What's frustrating is that I've been working very hard at getting in shape. I was even planning to be in a race this Sunday. I don't think it's going to happen now. Bummer. I know I'll heal up soon enough. Thanks for the sympathy.

BTW, it's amazing what I'll let my kids get away with when I don't want to get up.
post #52 of 569

Multiquote madness again ;)

Quote:
Originally Posted by redveg View Post
I have never found anyone on facebook. I have people who I just met, but have never had any luck with finding friends from school. Most of my friends on facebook are my family members, makes it easier to keep in touch with everyone.
I hadn't either until just this week! There was nobody I recognized on my alumni site for fb, and suddenly EVERYBODY is there! It's so awesome to catch up & find out where life has taken my old friends.

Quote:
Originally Posted by brendon View Post
Red-taking time off is such a wonderful thing. I really need to let go of the internet during breaks but it is so hard.
LOL @ fish eating lamb and I hear ya, I think my barrier to time off the net is that I don't have any (and I mean ANY) local friends My circle of friends lives in this little box on my desk

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post

OK, so I am obviously in TX, where it is NOT snowing 15 inches, or freezing or anything, and I normally am the one reminding everyone in March that it's going to be 105 freakin degrees in months so enjoy the cool weather while we have it.... But this pregnancy is doing weird things to me and I have been so COLD this past weekend. I think it is a mix of hormones and slight anemia, but man, I want some warmer weather.

And we spent the afternoon at my moms house in our garden yesterday. I was so blue and cranky and tired yesterday and knew that I should get outside, but it was hard getting going. But it was exactly what I needed.

Oh, and I do celebrate the loosest form of St Patricks Day, I guess. I am mostly Irish, and Scottish with small amounts of mutt. I have an affinity for the Celtic heritage anyway year round,
Heh, it's not cold here either, although it's not really ever cold here lol (not compared to what my northern sisters call cold anyway!). I totally agree about the garden.. it's .. to get cheesey.. very grounding lol to work in the veggie patch!

Speaking of Celtic stuff.. we're going to a Celtic heritage festival this weekend : Should be great fun!

Quote:
Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
Happy news about houses. I mentioned that we've been wanting to move and find a better community. Well, we had a friend offer to rent us her house while she lives in Thailand for a few years. It the perfect town, the perfect neighborhood, right on the edge on a dead end street with nature trails off the back yard. The house is totally eco-groovey...bamboo floors, solar panels, there are raised beds for organic gardening with access to free llama poop
Wow, the access to free llama poop would totally be a selling point for me too So awesome that she has made that offer to you! I'm sure it's as good a deal for her as you, it will be a comfort to know that there are people you trust living in your home being away for so long... in a lot of cases that is worth giving up a bit of Cash!


Quote:
Originally Posted by greenmagick View Post
I had a friend who used to always celebrate bring back the snakes day on 3/17 He would put up a really funny wreath on his door, complete with the white and green motif and rubber snakes.
LMAO love it!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sage_SS View Post
I am in full zombie mode. My son was unsettled all night, and my husband was snoring loudly. Between the two I didn't sleep at all.

Lucien is teething! He's almost 16 weeks already! Can you believe it??

Its GORGEOUS and windy as heck over here today! By 7 am it was already 11 degrees outside. The sun is shining brightly and the wind is blowin hard. We have gusts (which in the fraser valley really just means WIND) at 70 km/hr. I love it!!!!!
Hard to believe he's that old already! I hear ya about zombie mode.. Quinn has been having sleep issues lately too

Weather report for down under (or at least my slice of it : OVERCAST.. but hot & sticky *sigh*

Quote:
Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
not that i'm already obsessed with ideas for decorating eggs or anything
Well it IS kinda the thing to do at this time of year I've discovered (well it shoul dhave been obvious, but I never thoguht about it) a big problem with egg DYING here.. our eggs are quite brown lol. So I think the wooden or paper machier will definitely be th go.. especially if I plan to hide them outside in this HEAT lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
OK, off to do something else in bed (well, that didn't really come out right )
If you managed THAT with a busted back then hehehe.. hope your back gets it's act together soon hun! I've done my back & neck in once or twice and omg it's miserable stuff.

Quote:
Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post

BTW, it's amazing what I'll let my kids get away with when I don't want to get up.
ain't THAT the truth!?! There have been mornings where I either woke up with migraines or when Quinn was up a LOT during the night, and I just don't/can't get up... and omg cookies for breakfast, burnt toast in the toaster lmao, ink pen on the white board, you name it they get into it!
post #53 of 569
Oh yeah... sick/preggo mama = kids do anything they want. As long as it is quiet. And, um, legal? But mostly quiet.

Brown eggs- yeah... small problem there! Though you could still do a sort of panasky look I suppose.
post #54 of 569
Add me into the back problems bunch. I need to save up money for a chiro *waves fist at Tricare for not covering it for families* It does not hurt during my workouts, it tends to start once I have been sitting down for awhile. I move, it will crack, etc. I sent DH the last of my Biofreeze for his shoulder and all I have is arnica gel. Its kinda working though.

It was a lovely sunny day here. I had all the blinds open and was day dreaming about my garden

to all.
post #55 of 569
Quote:
Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
Oh yeah... sick/preggo mama = kids do anything they want. As long as it is quiet. And, um, legal? But mostly quiet.

Brown eggs- yeah... small problem there! Though you could still do a sort of panasky look I suppose.
LOL @ mostly quiet. I'm thinking of dragging out my acrylics and painting fake eggies, that way I can reuse them and not have to worry about the crunch factor hehe

Quote:
Originally Posted by BellaLuna Rayne View Post
Add me into the back problems bunch. I need to save up money for a chiro *waves fist at Tricare for not covering it for families*
to all.
Tricare does suck sometimes, but since they are paying all Jon's bills, I can't say anything ... I'm guessing his bills are gonna top out half a mill. 5 weeks in SICU, 4 weeks in specialty rehab hospital.. oh yeah don't forget 2 emergency surgeries, one lasting 8HOURS : SO as long as they keep 'writing checks' they are my very best friends lol.
post #56 of 569
This was probably in one of the egg links But what about blowing out some of your plain jane brown eggs and filling them with wax? I saw a basic version of this on Martha Stewart (she just broke the tops off the shells and used some shells as planters and some as mini candles)... but if you broke the top off for a bit more space you could put leaves/flowers/glitter/etc into the shell, then fill with colored wax. Once the whole thing set you could break off the shell and have something that looked (at first glance) like the cool flower/leaf print eggies.

But that's a hey-ho amount of work!
post #57 of 569
Three pages in two days???

I haven't read the whole thread yet, but to answer the first question: Yes, there's a lot of Irish in my family and no, we don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day. It seems silly to celebrate an event that commemorates driving the pagans out of Ireland, given that I'm pagan. I could draw the obvious comparison, but that would be a little crass, given that I wasn't directly touched by the events surrounding "St." Patrick.

We had lovely 55-degree weather a couple days ago, and now we're buried under 15 inches of snow. Welcome, March.
post #58 of 569
Quote:
Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

But that's a hey-ho amount of work!
Lovely idea... but yea, I'll stick with the easy route thanks lol.
post #59 of 569
Quote:
Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post

Tricare does suck sometimes, but since they are paying all Jon's bills, I can't say anything ... I'm guessing his bills are gonna top out half a mill. 5 weeks in SICU, 4 weeks in specialty rehab hospital.. oh yeah don't forget 2 emergency surgeries, one lasting 8HOURS : SO as long as they keep 'writing checks' they are my very best friends lol.
I LOVE Tricare for hospital stays and ambulance rides I had a kidney infection and ended up in the ER. Luckily no ambulance ride but, oh boy. I got a shot of antibiotics in my bum basically and that is not cheap.

Today ended up being a pretty lovely day. I got some stuff done, even though I do not feel like it at all. I just finished eating honey baked lentils and steamed broccoli for dinner. Now its time to veg out. *yawn*
post #60 of 569
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
It usually doesn't snow where I'm at, but we get a lot of rain. It generally feels pretty springy by Ostara, so I don't have any tips on the wintery Ostara issue.
well, it doesn't usually snow here, either, especially now. and we're still in drought it generally feels pretty springy by Ostara here, too. i just was curious about mamas who lived in wintery areas!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
So, you know what I got done today? Absolutely nothing. Well, I will be sorting through the fabulous book order that just came in but I didn't get any cleaning done.
It's been rather hectic with ds at home today.

I'm just taking a few minutes rest while I drink some cocoa and then I'll clean the bathroom and then do the dishes.
Perhaps if I make myself think that I'm doing something spiritual, it will help the process.
I, who usually am lazy as all get-out, actually decluttered some, today!! : i cleaned off all the crap on the front and side of the fridge (i mean the things stuck to it with magnets), washed it down with a sponge, cleaned off the top of it, and i cleaned out the freezer-- well, i had to do that. i made veggie broth the other day, and when i went to freeze it, one of the baggies had a leak : and it got *all over* the bottom of the freezer. and everything there got stuck in it. ew. so i got that all cleaned out, and decluttered in there while i was at it, and cleaned out the icky space in the seal around the freezer and fridge both. yay me!

i find that if i berate myself all day for not doing stuff, i go to bed feeling bad-- but if i resign myself and accept that i'm not doing anything, i feel a lot happier about just being slack not that i do that all the time, mind you

Quote:
Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
I've discovered (well it shoul dhave been obvious, but I never thoguht about it) a big problem with egg DYING here.. our eggs are quite brown lol.
actually, brown eggs dye rather nicely. at least i think so. i almost always use brown eggs. that is what i use regularly to eat, and one year i didn't think to get white ones, so i dyed the ones i had. and they came out so deep and pretty! why don't you do a test run to see if you like them?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Spirituality
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Talk Amongst Ourselves › Spirituality › March Pagan Mamas Circle