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post #281 of 437
Sorry I have been terrible about keeping up this week! I've got a lot going on... less than a week till I fly out to see my boys : DH is sick but soldiering on ... and yesterday (and possibly last friday) Quinn was exposed to SWINE FLU *sigh* at preschool. One of the kids parents had him at the ER on the weekend, and the docs ran a swine flu test. The parents kept him home monday, but decided to not bother waiting for the results of the test & took him in Tuesday. The hospital called them 2hours after they dropped him off with the big fat positive I would seriously like to thump those people upside the head... what ever happened to common sense????

I canNOT get the bloody swine flu!!! :

I hope everyone is well and good.. I doubt I'll be much good at keeping up with this thread until after I get back in 3 weeks honestly lol. Just too much to do!
post #282 of 437
Cari- Wish I could see you while you're in the USA. Hope you have a wonderful visit!
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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
Speaking of books- I have been reading Daily Meditations for Women Who Do To Much.
my friend bought me the daily page-a-day calendar of that one Yule. I was like....me? do too much? But I realized, I am kind of like that. Here is a good one for ya:
My mom is a Woman Who Does Too Much. She has white carpets and glass tables and her ducks are all in a row. Super organized, the kind that Flylady is always moaning about
I realized, I'm like her...but I have ADD, so at the end of the day when I flop into bed, utterly exhausted, I have nothing to show for it-- my house can often end up worse looking than when I began :

Though I have to say, my organizing skills have gotten better. It's really a survival skill. If I didn't teach myself to, say, put my car keys in the exact same place each and every time I came home, I'd lose them for sure.
I spent 10 solid minutes looking for them today, when I came home from dropping ds off-- I had just pulled into the driveway and not gone in the house yet. No keys to be found, anywhere. I was utterly bewildered-- where could I have put them between taking them out of the ignition and opening the passenger door to get stuff out?
I found them 10 minutes later in the keyhole of the passenger door. I had completely forgotten I had opened the door, with the key, from the outside, and left the keys in the keyhole so I wouldn't lose them

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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
i work at Indiana U. in the genome center. was trained as a scientist but am managing people now.

heh - a gallon of peppermint dr bronners might work on fire ants. a primary component of mint oil causes insects to suffocate - it paralyzes their breathing muscles. we use a spray on ants and wasps, PoisonFree - it is mint oil propelled with carbon dioxide. but it is very potent (very minty in a not so pleasant way) and you have to get the little buggers straight on. they pretty much have to be immersed in the stuff in order for it to work.
That sounds like a fun job.

Too bad Bronner's is way more expensive than chemical crap. I have a yardful of mint; it's taking over-- wish I knew how to extract the oil!

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Originally Posted by MotherSlytherin View Post
I posted this in the "Intro" section but thought I'd put it here as well

As you might could tell from my username I am a huge Harry Potter fan/nerd. I'm looking forward to settling in here!
Welcome! We are great HP fans in our house, too

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I broke down and called a relative with a standing "can I help" offer
GOOD. We all could use more of that, y'know? People offer-- take them up on it!! I'm sure your relative was glad to do it, too.

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Originally Posted by southernmommie View Post
Maiasaura- It wasn't a yellow jacket. I'm from texas. We have just about every type of bee and wasp there is there.

Online says that black widows are nocturnal. They are NOT nocturnal here.

Thanks for those resources. I am going to look at them now.
One more reason for me not to visit Texas. Wow, that is a lot of bugs, and I reallyreally hate stingbugs.

Our black widows aren't nocturnal here, either-- at least in my yard. They do like to hide, but they're there in the daytime. My yard is nearly infested. You have to be really careful!

Oh goddess...what resources? I forgot already : at any rate, enjoy them!

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
I just found out that Emma (Hermione) is supposed to start going to Brown University, I'm thinking of moving back to Providence. I mean, come ON... if there's a chance that Daniel would visit Emma and they'd hang out on the East Side, I want my son to meet them in person!
as in....here?? In the USA?
wow.
well heck, if you know that, then lots of people prolly do, and there goes that chance of a "chance meeting"
Yeah really, though. I'd LOVE for R to meet them!

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
less than a week till I fly out to see my boys :
wow!! are you coming to Atlanta again? I wish I could meet you! So close, yet so far. Fair Journey, mama!
post #284 of 437
Maia.. i'm only going thru atlanta sadly! I'm going to be down south for the most part. I wish I had more time.. eventually when I win lotto and do my world tour, you can count on a visit hehehe
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[QUOTE=Maiasaura;14111875]and mm! what is an Earth Box? QUOTE]

An Earth Box is basically container gardening. It's a deep box and has a special rack in it that allows the plants to be watered from the bottom up instead of pouring the water on top. It's pretty neat. I've seen some master gardeners rig their own versions; Earth Box is just the particular brand my dad gave me. Actually, my dad has had great tomato success with the Earth Box this summer, so I'm looking forward to giving it a try! I'm also going to try some herbs.

KittyWitty--I LOVE Cottage Witchery! Ellen Dugan is too cute! I love the conversational feel of her writing and the way she integrates her practice into her daily life. I can't wait to outfit my home a la Cottage Witchery!

Wombat--Ditto about the pics....they sound awesome!

I'm off to visit with friends for the rest of the week and am so excited. Let's just say that living with my parents while I house-hunt is not always the most fun in the world!!

Good evening all!
post #286 of 437
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post

I canNOT get the bloody swine flu!!! :

I hope everyone is well and good.. I doubt I'll be much good at keeping up with this thread until after I get back in 3 weeks honestly lol. Just too much to do!
There could be a twisted up side to this mess. (((hugs)))

I have friends who have gotten this and the general understanding is that it is better to get it now than this fall or winter because history has shown that after a flu changes like this in the spring, by fall it is another thing all together and does so much more damage and harm. Getting immunity now could be a life saver later. There are even swine flu parties going around because of this, like chicken pox parties. Though not something my family would go to as I am a worry wort about this one flu.

Do you have homeopathics and EOs on stock to help if you all come down with it?
post #287 of 437
I think you're too new to remember my saga from last December Kontessa My 20yr old was in a car accident and I flew to the US (where he lives) to stay with him for 5wks while he was in a coma. The day before I HAD to leave he finally started waking up. Next week I am flying back to visit him and see him for the first time awake and ok...

So I'll pass on lifelong immunity from the swine flu gladly, if it means I can see my 'baby' well and whole again

I'm also in the southern hemi where it is winter now.. so goddess only knows what this flu will be by the US winter, but then I won't be traveling, and it will be outside our normal 'flu season', so it will be less of a worry thankfully!
post #288 of 437
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Me too! As a matter of fact, because I just found out that Emma (Hermione) is supposed to start going to Brown University, I'm thinking of moving back to Providence. I mean, come ON... if there's a chance that Daniel would visit Emma and they'd hang out on the East Side, I want my son to meet them in person!
That would be awesome! I can't believe how beautiful and grown up Emma looks in the HBP movie.
post #289 of 437
Morning mamas, Love HP!

CariOfOz, have a great trip! I hope the weather is perfect while your in the US.

Lots of running around today, my kids have fantastic social lives! I think I am going to try to hit the bookstore!

Hope all have a great day!
post #290 of 437
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Originally Posted by Ambystoma View Post
You don't think Alan Rickman might show up, do you? Because I would move across the country for that. *Swoon*
I'd also have to jump on that cross country U-Haul too!
post #291 of 437
Cari- Grrrr, people don't have common sense. I had forgotten that Jon wasn't awake (totally) when you left. Safe travels. What we should do is rent a space somewhere and have everyone meet there for our MDC Pagan camp out.

DOK- That would be incredibly enjoyable- I mean, seeing/meeting such a handsome and talented young man.

Salvia/GoldBerry- Good to hear from you~!

Kontessa- hmm, a friend had swine flu and we had exposure- wonder if it was enough.

Crescent- living with my parents would take more patience and energy than I have. it is hard to be myself, my totally me, self.

Maia-how many references did you ask from your possible housemate/helper? I need to hire a cleaning person for the school.

I have Ellen's Cottage Witchery as well. I pull it out now and again when I need inspiration.

Did I mention that one of the possible locations for the school was a methodist church. The pastor asked if we teach evolution....I swear, my head almost exploded. This was a United Methodist Church who is very progressive in other ways- I was so shocked.
post #292 of 437
I hope I 'multiquoted' correctly... just in case, my replies are in bold and italic uh-dur...

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Thanks. It does bother me a bit. I feel like I need to have my things up and around me most when they are here, I just don't want to deal with the looks and preaching. I hope the day comes when everyone can be open and honest about how the worship, who they are. Some of my family members might try to "save" me, and I just don't have the energy to deal with it.
My oldest son, who is usually really wonderful but at 17, can also be a world-class smart ass, has informed me "Mom. You are not a witch. Get over it." Nice. I pretty much just keep my stuff to myself and books turned upside down; spine turned the opposite direction. Instead of coming out of the broom closet, I'm just waiting in there until the coast is clear...

[QUOTE=CrescentC;14120400][QUOTE=Maiasaura;14111875]and mm! what is an Earth Box? QUOTE]

My dh fell in love with those! My garden is intimidating so i may gift him with one or 2 next spring for tomatillos or something... Daddy's Garden :

KittyWitty--I LOVE Cottage Witchery! Ellen Dugan is too cute! I love the conversational feel of her writing and the way she integrates her practice into her daily life. I can't wait to outfit my home a la Cottage Witchery!

I love Ellen! I have her Garden Witchery and am waiting (patiently ) for here other books to come up on PaperbackBookSwap... those are on my wish list !

Wombat--Ditto about the pics....they sound awesome!

Oh! i wanna do that!

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
Cari- Grrrr, people don't have common sense. I had forgotten that Jon wasn't awake (totally) when you left. Safe travels. What we should do is rent a space somewhere and have everyone meet there for our MDC Pagan camp out.

DOK- That would be incredibly enjoyable- I mean, seeing/meeting such a handsome and talented young man.

Salvia/GoldBerry- Good to hear from you~!

Kontessa- hmm, a friend had swine flu and we had exposure- wonder if it was enough.

Crescent- living with my parents would take more patience and energy than I have. it is hard to be myself, my totally me, self.

Maia-how many references did you ask from your possible housemate/helper? I need to hire a cleaning person for the school.

I have Ellen's Cottage Witchery as well. I pull it out now and again when I need inspiration.

Did I mention that one of the possible locations for the school was a methodist church. The pastor asked if we teach evolution....I swear, my head almost exploded. This was a United Methodist Church who is very progressive in other ways- I was so shocked.
post #293 of 437
Just wanted to tell you all that Waverly Fitzgerald has a new website/e-zine that is really lovely: http://www.livinginseason.com/

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post #294 of 437
GoldBerry- what a serene website. thanks for sharing- reading it now.
post #295 of 437
I have a few of Ellen Duggan's books. I have Cottage Witchery, Garden Witchery, Natural Witch, and the cat one. I love how she writes like she's talking to you. Very inspiring. Right now, I started reading Penzaks Shaman book. I didn't read the first two, so I am putting this one aside until I finish the first two. He references the practices in the first two quite often, so I like to build and learn from the beginning and then continue on if that is what is clicking with me. So right now I am in-between books and I don't like to be without a book to read.
post #296 of 437
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
I think you're too new to remember my saga from last December Kontessa My 20yr old was in a car accident and I flew to the US (where he lives) to stay with him for 5wks while he was in a coma. The day before I HAD to leave he finally started waking up. Next week I am flying back to visit him and see him for the first time awake and ok...

So I'll pass on lifelong immunity from the swine flu gladly, if it means I can see my 'baby' well and whole again

I'm also in the southern hemi where it is winter now.. so goddess only knows what this flu will be by the US winter, but then I won't be traveling, and it will be outside our normal 'flu season', so it will be less of a worry thankfully!
You are right, I am new here and did not know. I really hope all goes are planned for you. How exciting and emotional it must be. Safe travels!
post #297 of 437
I reread part of Cottage Witchery last night on google books and am about to request it from our library! I can request and keep books from the state university library system for 3+ months but they don't seem to have any pagan books. Big bummer. So I get about a week from our library.
post #298 of 437
KittyWitty... I don't know what state you're in, but does your university system participate in ILLIAD? I used to hand this site out to visiting scholars a lot... it may have some info that would help!
post #299 of 437
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Originally Posted by CrescentC View Post
KittyWitty--I LOVE Cottage Witchery! Ellen Dugan is too cute! I love the conversational feel of her writing and the way she integrates her practice into her daily life. I can't wait to outfit my home a la Cottage Witchery!
i have not read any of her books, but the descriptions of them at PSG sounded interesting, and right up my alley, so....i went to one of her workshops. it was interesting, but in general i was disappointed. she has one foul mouth, first off. to be fair, she did warn us, but i still am very unimpressed by someone who has to use major swear words as punctuation. and she kind of seemed to have an attitude-- of someone who knows all and eff everyone else. also, she was all about the use of chemicals-- this from a Pagan? I was surprised. I didn't end up buying any books, and I hate to say I left the workshop early.
I'd still like to see the books sometime, though.

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Originally Posted by Kontessa View Post
I have friends who have gotten this and the general understanding is that it is better to get it now than this fall or winter because history has shown that after a flu changes like this in the spring, by fall it is another thing all together and does so much more damage and harm. Getting immunity now could be a life saver later. There are even swine flu parties going around because of this, like chicken pox parties. Though not something my family would go to as I am a worry wort about this one flu.

Do you have homeopathics and EOs on stock to help if you all come down with it?
Didn't even think of that... dang. There's no swine flu here anyway, in my county. Doesn't matter now-- by fall they'll have a vax and I'll have to get it, being in nursing school At least when I'm a nurse I can decline. Can't I?

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CariOfOz, have a great trip! I hope the weather is perfect while your in the US.
Cari, speaking of weather-- you may want to hit the NOAA website before you pack. If you're not gone already. It's been unseasonably cool this summer, here in Asheville, and we're only 4 hours or so away from Atlanta. Not beastly hot. About 70-80F in the daytime, and about 50F at night. I haven't a clue how that translates to Celsius, but I'm sure you can find out

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
What we should do is rent a space somewhere and have everyone meet there for our MDC Pagan camp out.

Maia-how many references did you ask from your possible housemate/helper? I need to hire a cleaning person for the school.
Y'all can camp on the empty lot next to my house! But wait'll I graduate, k?

I asked for as many as they had I said "personal, employer, whatever". Sorry if that's not helpful!

Let's hope that the one I offered the position to, accepts! Looks like the other three might be falling through, so she's my hope, mamas.

On that note-- I'm not positive, but I think I'm mildly clinically depressed. I am feeling the same way as when I had clinical depression when my dad died back in '99, but not as severely-- just an undercurrent of low. I was driving the other day, and in the car I thought "I'm sick of feeling like this-- I want to feel normal".
I remember this feeling. I was on Zoloft back then, but I am uninsured now, so I'm pretty much up a creek. I went to get some St.John's Wort today but the store was taking far too long to ring people up, and I was in a hurry, so I left.
I tried it back then, and it was ineffective, but then, that was before I got pregnant with R...pregnancy can change things, as can age, so who knows. I'm going to try it again. Maybe tomorrow I can pick some up.
Any other recommendations? For cheap or free or that I can get w/o insurance?
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(umm...i have some zoloft- hanging around from last year but that wouldn't be legal or ethical or something like that- just saying- I have it, in my cupboard)

Fish oils, flax oil, calcium/mag, and some sun really helps me. No idea on St.Johns Wart.
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