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post #41 of 364
hey all. heh. this will be a slightly different tune than most of yours about June:

THANK THE GODS AND GODDESSES IT IS FINALLLLLLY FREAKING JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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<heh. sorry. been holding my breath for june all of long, miserable may. ahhhh.>

dh is done with his recial, and he passed, huzzah, now we're playing for a bit, then he's gone for two weeks, then we go on our trips!

so... i'm not catching up or keeping up. but i'll play in camp! yay camp.

hugs and kisses and happy wishes to you all, always, esp. when i'm not "here"...

xoxoxoxoxox
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post #42 of 364
Rynna, how funny to see you back here! I was thinking I need to get back here too (though I occassionally lurk). I swear to Gaia herself I ain't followin' you around.

Hello everyone, I'm trying to make more of a show and reconnect with my spiritual side. I've been up and down lately and really really trying hard to redirect my anger, hurt and frustration with DH's involvement with an all encompassing mindsucking churchish-org into something positive so I can find the him that used to be, and maybe help extract him from it. I've spent months hurt and mad and angry and lashing out and yelling and screaming and only now I feel that I'm taking a new direction. I've found some resources that have been helpful and I'm working on it all the best I can. Besides all my rants were just further convincing him that "they" are right.

I've also found a local UU church that I really like, now it's all about being a little more outgoing with people I don't know too well, yet. But the nursery lady loves DD, so that's good. Although I wish she were old enough to sit with me because I'd like some company in the services sometime.

I"m really getting more into gardening and being outside lately. I've found myself more drawn to cyclical practices thanI ever have before. Cannot stand being inside while it's beateaous weather out, where before, well a well loved movie would have kept me in. And DD is all about being outside too, so there's more inspiration for me.

to all. I hope to be more active here, too.
post #43 of 364
I'm having a trying day. It's hard to be motivated to clean house in general, but I'm battling a sick dog and a semi-sick 7yo too. I'm so worn out! I keep trying to focus on the fact that the house WILL be done soon, and then I'm having a stay-in-bed day. A whole day with books, movies, and pj's. Can't wait!

I need motivation. I tried chocolate chips and they helped a bit- maybe I should eat some more.
post #44 of 364
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
Ended up having 3 biopsies. First two weren't too bad. Last one hurt. Got stitches in all of them.
Am still a little shaky from it. Probably won't get results for 3 weeks!


I've been a UU for many years. Each UU church is different. If you can find one that has a pagan group, definitely go!
If it doesn't have a pagan group, attend a few services to see how you like it. Many of them don't have regular summer services so keep that in mind.
Ouch, sending patience vibes your way!
I have a friend that goes to a pagan circle at a UU church. I think I have a chip on my shoulder that keeps me from practicing anything with others. (I know this is my prejudice and not necessarily accurate, but only my gut feeling) My brain says UU= full of themselves, looking down on others, and pagans in a group practicing = woo woo silly new agers.

No offense meant, I realize this is more MY issue than aything else.

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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post
good news! i finally got my US scheduled. it is this friday morning. then i will find out how everything is growing.... and the sex. my dad already made me promise to call him first!lol. i always call my mom na dhe is a little jealous. silly dad. too funny.
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We want to know next!!!

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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
hey all. heh. this will be a slightly different tune than most of yours about June:

THANK THE GODS AND GODDESSES IT IS FINALLLLLLY FREAKING JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

::::::

<heh. sorry. been holding my breath for june all of long, miserable may. ahhhh.>


xoxoxoxoxox
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Not necessarily for the same reasons, but I am very happy to see June, as well! Been in the pool daily!

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Originally Posted by Teenytoona View Post
Hello everyone, I'm trying to make more of a show and reconnect with my spiritual side. I've been up and down lately and really really trying hard to redirect my anger, hurt and frustration with DH's involvement with an all encompassing mindsucking churchish-org into something positive so I can find the him that used to be, and maybe help extract him from it. I've spent months hurt and mad and angry and lashing out and yelling and screaming and only now I feel that I'm taking a new direction. I've found some resources that have been helpful and I'm working on it all the best I can. Besides all my rants were just further convincing him that "they" are right.

I've also found a local UU church that I really like, now it's all about being a little more outgoing with people I don't know too well, yet. But the nursery lady loves DD, so that's good. Although I wish she were old enough to sit with me because I'd like some company in the services sometime.

I"m really getting more into gardening and being outside lately. I've found myself more drawn to cyclical practices thanI ever have before. Cannot stand being inside while it's beateaous weather out, where before, well a well loved movie would have kept me in. And DD is all about being outside too, so there's more inspiration for me.

to all. I hope to be more active here, too.
I don't know what kind of group he is in, but I grew up as a young child in a cult. I know how hard it must be for you on the outside of something like that.

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Originally Posted by saphire View Post
I'm having a trying day. It's hard to be motivated to clean house in general, but I'm battling a sick dog and a semi-sick 7yo too. I'm so worn out! I keep trying to focus on the fact that the house WILL be done soon, and then I'm having a stay-in-bed day. A whole day with books, movies, and pj's. Can't wait!

I need motivation. I tried chocolate chips and they helped a bit- maybe I should eat some more.
blagh, I am having a similar problem. Not sickies, but still. I am watching my nephew (5 mo!) and have Bodhi at home, but older two are gone for 2 weeks. Bodhi is so unaccustomed to only having me as a play mate and doesn't really like it. Ethan just wants me to hold him and play all day. So I am playing!

Actually, he is quite happy to let me type so I am surfing the net more than I normally let myself.

Hm. Chocolate. :
post #45 of 364
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It appears the stitches may have popped.

Just got off the phone with the surgeon and she said that they don't re stitch due to a big increase of infection.
So, I just have to change the bandages often. If I decide to take the steri strips off and can see that the stitches have definitely popped, I need to apply bacitracin.

This s*cks.

My lower leg is so swollen around the wound. It looks like a meteor has landed on my leg. Big crater. yuck.
I even got blood on my sofa. Not even going to attempt cleaning it off right now. Doc said to stay off my feet.

I don't even know what the one on my back is doing. It's more sore than any of them. She told me to try not to bend over and, like an idiot, I forgot a few times! So that one may have popped, too.


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Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post
My brain says UU= full of themselves, looking down on others...
Luckily, that is everything against what UU's are.
post #46 of 364
Ow, DOK, that sounds PAINFUL!

OK, question ya'll - is anyone involved with Cherry Hill Seminary here? Or has been in the past?
post #47 of 364
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
my kid's on meds that he has to have to function, so i'd like the insurance settled, too.
I've had to take some rather expensive drugs to treat my Tourette Syndromes to stay functional - pre-insurance, here are a couple of tactics I used.

I don't know if you've looked into this option - but it can be very worthwhile. Contact the pharmaceutical company for a Patient Assistance Program. RXAssist is one website that serves as a clearinghouse for the companies programs (pharma sponsored). There is also the Together RX Access program (I don't know who sponsors this). Neither have "membership fees" - but they do have income requirements and a limited list of the eligible drugs. I used one a number of years ago when I was without insurance & one pricey drugs which I needed to be able to work/function.

There are also a couple of options to reduce the cost that involves getting high dose tablets and then cutting or crushing down to the appropriate dose. Often 30 pills costs the same regardless of the dosage of each pill. Example: DS takes 10 mg/day. Pills are available in 10, 20 and 40 mg doses. Instead of getting thirty 10 mg pills, get thirty 40 mg pills. After cutting or crushing them, you have 120 days of meds instead of 30 for the same price. Depending on the med this can be easier or harder. It may take using an itty bitty scale, or creating a liquid dilution/suspension which will require input/direction from your pharmacist. I did this for years, even with insurance, but it requires a flexible doctor willing to write a script that does not accurately reflect your real dosing instructions. It can also not work with some drugs due to delicate/sensitive dosing. PM me if you want more info.

Good luck.
post #48 of 364
DOK- Oh no, that doesn't sound good. I hope the surgeon gets back to you. Do you have anyone that can help with your bandage?
*hugs*
post #49 of 364
DOK! Stay down, girl! That sounds like no fun. Thanks about the UU, I realize that that isn't their mission, but it's how some come across around here. Still contemplating checking it out. But then, do I *want* to get on on Sunday to go to church... or sleep in and garden.

I am not doing as well as I would like on the massive decluttering I wanted to do this week. Bodhi wants mama to play! And I don't want to stress him out too much with him missing his siblings, so I am taking small chunks of time. 15 miutes in the kitchen, go out and play, do some laundry, go for a walk....

It's working, just slowly. lol
post #50 of 364
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Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post
I don't know what kind of group he is in, but I grew up as a young child in a cult. I know how hard it must be for you on the outside of something like that.
I guess I can't really say (per the UA, I think), but cult(ish) is certainly in the description. It's been really hard, but I think I'm finally finding a way to address it.

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
It appears the stitches may have popped.

Just got off the phone with the surgeon and she said that they don't re stitch due to a big increase of infection.
So, I just have to change the bandages often. If I decide to take the steri strips off and can see that the stitches have definitely popped, I need to apply bacitracin.

This s*cks.

My lower leg is so swollen around the wound. It looks like a meteor has landed on my leg. Big crater. yuck.
I even got blood on my sofa. Not even going to attempt cleaning it off right now. Doc said to stay off my feet.

I don't even know what the one on my back is doing. It's more sore than any of them. She told me to try not to bend over and, like an idiot, I forgot a few times! So that one may have popped, too.
OMG, DOK, sending good thoughts your way. Rest up! :

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Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post
Thanks about the UU, I realize that that isn't their mission, but it's how some come across around here. Still contemplating checking it out. But then, do I *want* to get on on Sunday to go to church... or sleep in and garden.
Yeah I face that debate alot too. I end up going to the early service and then get some garden time afterwards (or start out the am gardening and go to the later one).
post #51 of 364
Ack! June already! Ok... subbing and I swear I'll try to read the thread tonight to catch up.

So far this week has held enough craziness for a whole month, and we're only three days in. Oh dear.
post #52 of 364
Wow, DOK. I hope you heal and are feeling better soon. My Dr is going to cauterize mine. It might be because they are definite bumps and not bigger growths. Although I am concerned about the one on my shoulder... its messing with nerves so it's not going to be fun at all.

***

I broke down and got coffee this morning. Oh it's so lovely.

And got good news about one of our bills that we were concerned about, the company totally floored us with their suggestion with how to deal with it, well within our budget. So that was a breathe of relief.

I am alone in the office again... so I am going to get back to work and dream about my gardening/landscape plans and hope the rain holds off so DP or I can mow the backyard before the grass gets too tall for Dad's ancient lawnmower.
post #53 of 364
Oh yes, TT, I have some experience with a "cultish" type church if you'd like to PM me and chat.
post #54 of 364
Hello, ladies! Despite my best intentions and hopes I simply cannot ever keep up with these threads! But I'm wondering if this is where you all will discuss plans for Litha or if that will be in a separate thread. The search function isn't working for me so please forgive me if that should be obvious.

Thanks!:
post #55 of 364
forgot to sub
post #56 of 364
Morning!

DOK, take it easy hun.

Woke up VERY early this morning, putzed around on the internet and then decided to basically take a nap until just before my nephew woke up. FINALLY had a REALLY great dream, it was so awesome and I needed it.

I am still job hunting, been going on a month now. Kinda scared as to what is going to happen. I really need a job to save up money so I can go through with my move to NC whenever my divorce is final (he's refusing to sign the papers, and I am now only asking for 1/2 his travel pay).

Anywho, I am in a really positive place right now. Trying to stay that way.
post #57 of 364
I am totally behind. Dh's grandfather died. He was in a coma and they pulled the plug 9 days before that. So we are going to the funeral tomorrow and a Coldplay concert Friday. Then Sunday I get to meet a looong lost friend and I can't wait! : She is a recovering addict and has worked really hard on coming clean and getting her kids back, so I am happy for her. And it looks like closing on the house we are buying won't be until June 30th. : Our loan person went on vacation before turning in our *finished* papers or it would be almost 2 weeks before that. But I can't wait to get out of this tiny place and have our own house.

:: Indigo and DoK.

Yikes! Teenytoona, I hope it turns out ok for him and you.
post #58 of 364
DOK- take care of yourself. you dont want an infection. it sounds awfully painful.
post #59 of 364
DoK- yoicks! I hope you heal quickly and easily and there is nothing but good news at the end of the wait!

Dental vibes still on their way for the next procedure... is it a children's hospital? We don't have one locally, but a friend of mine has a ds with multiple medical issues and a nearby children's hospital. Her ds is young but really enjoys going to the hospital despite everything since the staff/setting is so supportive of kiddos and their specific needs. It made me realize that our next home needs to be someplace where there is family friendly medical care. Our town rocks the alternative health world, but there isn't much in terms of traditional medicine and when you need that level of care, well... Anyway, I hope it goes super smoothly for you as well as your little!

Nursing school- hang in there! It's going to be ok!

June- Oh my noggy one, your excitement is infectious. I know it's going to get warm and yummy soon, but we actually had a hard frost the other day with morning temps below freezing and today it's barely in the 50s. Hardly summer time. Remind me of my weather related whining in another month when I'm moaning about the heat, k?

Partners/faith- mixing religions is soooo tough, stay strong!
Partners/moving on- also tough. big hugs.

UU- maybe check out the Church of the Wider Fellowship? It's an online UU community, so it may provide a sort of halfway house in terms of findind and integrating with a UU community that is supportive rather than off-putting. I know there can be a huge difference in "flavor" when it comes to individual UU churches. There was one I visited a few times in Stoughton that was just so stuffy and formal and really not welcoming... they even had assigned seats for "regular members" so you could see who donated at what level! (which is historically accurate for many religions, but not really pc today!)

A bright welcome back to those who have been away, a warm welcome to those who just found the thread, and yay for everyone else!

My mini-update... the brakes on DH's car went out while he was driving yesterday. So I missed my evening belly dance class (my "all on my own" time for the week) and then had to figure out how to hit all the necessary spots today with just one car (DH to work, DD1 to preschool, DD2 to therapy, get DH so he could fix the car, grocery store since the cabinets were literally bare, pick up DD1, etc). Plus I had a lot of cramping last night, really ahrd contractions today every time I moved quickly, and the babe has been less bouncy (though still moving regularly) so that's a worry...

Also because of the cold weather my photoshoot keeps getting moved (packed in cold wet clay on a stream bank, nekkid, for a few hours in 50 degree weather? mmmmmm, no) but the gift certificate expires June 30th so it has to happen! DH is going camping this weekend so I'm solo-pregnant-mama, then next week is dd2's bday, then the next weekend we drive to Albany to pick up my MIL and drive the uhaul back to our town/help her move in... plus it's solstice, plus it's father's day! Then the following weekend (last weekend of june) is my deadline for out of town travel (due to possible ptl)... since we had hoped to score some deals at IKEA, that's the last chance. But the foundation to the addition still isn't in, the code office is still threatening eviction if we don't get the addition up soon, and...well... it's a mess!

But I'm laughing. Why not? It's all gonna work out somehow!
post #60 of 364
yipes. better go light my candle for you all! hugs and vibes all around!

clay, . good luck making it thru it all, and hope the babe's just fine!



we went to a cave today. it was dusty, but fun to be surrounded by so much calcite & argonite! i'm beading a lot. i think i got more out of stone week... certainly more than i gave! lol. but it really kicked my practice in the pants.
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