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post #101 of 595
yay, tapping, everyone! squeee!

Ambystoma-- let's see... for more tapping info, you can also check out emofree.com-- it's the "original" and more detailed. there's also a movie (i think you can find it on youtube) called "try it on everything" and something called the "tapping insider's club", though i've not checked it out yet. or there's something like "body talk" (aka "clearing your cortices"). (but tapping.com and esp his chakra workbook *warning, that site is cheezy* are my faves)

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Taking the power away from a powerful memory is something to take notice of!


re: tapping on others... i've done it several ways. i have tapped on me, saying in my head as if i were them & i've tapped on them, saying in my head as if i were them & i've imagined tapping on them, saying the words in my head... all three have worked and not worked... interestingly, imagining tapping has usually been the most powerful of the three (i can get dh to stop snoring, and i soothed a massive ds fit in the car (dh was driving, or i wouldnt have been able to focus, lol)..... i also (physically) do the chakra one on dh (no words to that one).


bella, blessed re-birth! made me think of this image from a friend's photo greeting line.... :


mary--re: big hands and beading... i will challenge you that my hands are bigger! i usually only bead in a sort of meditative (post tapping, lol) zone, and i find then i can get a bead on anything! when i want a bead on my wrist, say, to be calm on a stressful day (with no tapping), i often cant get it done for the life of me.....


maia, glad it was a "fake" wound.... now that i think about it, i guess it would be rather hard to collect people with specific wounds and make them wait for class......
&, love the idea of putting your rings together like that for ds. and now, i know what to make you for your birthday!


woodsmoke-- ok, ok, glad you got a good laugh in. thanks for the lesson on wood-fuel, clay! that outside one sounds like it would feel great! i do love the smell... here, i'm more used to forest-fire-smoke... alas, too too familiar with that one...


cari, i hope those suggestions help L! i totally get wanting an answer, though. hugs, momma, and you all get better now!!! you've had your sick quota for the next 5 years at least! sending much :your way!


liza, that is so cute about your ds & the moon! love it. mine's a total moon baby as well.


aeress, how about putting the altar in something movable? or is that too... anoying?


SA~ hope dd was better for the festivities!!


dok, hugs! i hope they reply soon!!


mary~ your market grabs sound fantastic.
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plenty o' produce and cool temperatures
i think i'll come live with you while dh finishes his diss....


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and now to lighter reading... back to clinical biochemistry



gun, ok, now i'm impressed with what YOU are getting done!


and now, off to altar camp!
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post #102 of 595
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as if we all don't know who THAT might be
post #103 of 595
Would you believe that cleaning and listening to music has been very uplifting to my soul today?
I spent some time with the Moon last night. :

Chris and I will have been together 13 years on the 11th. I want to celebrate. We have had a very tough year, very tough. I want to get him some stones- and a crystal. I want something that represents longevity and strength and of course love. Any ideas?

Well, I will move my altar to my desk...I just need to clean it. I am mainly feeling like I want my stones away from the kids- they are very personal to me. The kids can have/already have their own stones. I'll take pics today.
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Yay for produce, yummy seasonal meals, and happy campers!

We took Tor for his first real outing yesterday (farmers market to get our CSA produce) and he was a champ! Loved the moby and stayed happy/sleepy. But dd2 was in an all day long meltdown so overall the experience stunk since we couldn't linger (so no yummy iced coffee or free sample nibbles) or walk slow (fast walk + sweaty heat = sore mama sutures) and dd2 just screamed and cried all day long (with dd1 getting in on the tantrum act off and on too). Bleh! We'll find that new normal though, I know we will. Last time it took 6-8 weeks and we're only two weeks out right now. And we'll be at the market again next week so maybe there is still ice coffee and pictures of the kiddos by the lake in my future.

DoK- I wonder... I hosted a baby shower using Evite and a lot of people never opened the emails. I sent an email directly to those people and found that most of them never got the Evite. Their email settings had bounced it to spam since it was a "site generted" email instead of a "personal" email. And one woman even had her email set to "spam" messages that were sent to more than ten addys at a time. So maybe a few people simply didn't get the invite? But how frustrating! I wish I lived closer... I'd come to the party!

I want to start a pagan family full moon potluck. I figure, if I send out an email or something maybe people will come? I've tried before and no one ever showed (though plenty of people said they would come or that they wanted to attend things like this) but I'm feeling hopeful. Kind of in line with the "what is our tribe" theme in the full moon article... I feel like I need to keep reaching out!
post #105 of 595
OK, another study break
I SO do not really want to insert nasogastric tubes. The video doesn't make it look that hard, though. Cari, did you ever do that? Was it hard? What if the patient is combative or has dementia or keeps pulling the tube out? Or won't let you put it in?

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I don't get it. Why won't people RSVP when I invite them to something?
People are weird about RSVPing...I've noticed that, and I think the way they respond, or don't, is regional, too, as well as generational.
I grew up with RSVP means respond!! As in, either way! So the host/ess can get a head count for <insert event here>.
I grew up in northern NJ and that's what everybody did. Also I am nearing 50yo (gasp! )
Here, in the south (western NC), people often only respond if they're coming. Sometimes only if they're NOT. Sometimes, not at all :
I have had to go back and call people. My situation is usually birthday parties. I've had people ask if they can bring siblings : I've had people not ask, and just assume, and bring them!!
The first time someone asked me that, I was so surprised by the question, I was nearly speechless. Then when I got my voice back, I nearly said "was the sibling on the invitation??" I mean, duh, NO, siblings aren't invited. If they were, I'da put them on there.

Pampered Chef-- their stuff is awesome. I probably wouldn't go to a party if you paid me (unless it's yours, DOK ) but my mom does, and she's gotten me stuff of theirs (and passed on loads of dip powders that she didn't want ) and ITA with bluets-- best garlic press ever! DS and Mom conspired to get me one for Yule last year


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Dinner tonight: garlic & ginger sauted green beans, corn on the cob, baby carrots, homemade maple-buttermilk bread and cantaloupe. YUM!
sounds utterly delish-- but where's the protein, mama? I'd be hungry again after half an hour
I so envy your farmer's market score (is there a green-with-envy smiley?)

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cool weather? today was stinkin' hot. we have an arts/crafts fair that draws about 40,000 people during the long weekend and we tried going. browsing in crowds is not for mommas with impatient dh and ds. maybe i need to go back tomorrow... saw the loveliest winter coat (i need a new one)... but it was *choke* $450 and i'm just not sure i can bring myself to spend that much on a coat.
Yes, that-- we went to the Apple Festival yesterday, and it was freakin' hot as a suck-oven (to quote Stephen King ) That was NOT expected! Plus the crowds...egads. WAY, way too many people. Nothing organic and mostly fair food and I'd almost-- almost-- lay money that it was the Duggers in a family band on the courthouse steps. If not them, someone who admires in a big way, cause they were trying to get the crowd to remember all the J names.
Yummy local first batch of apples, though :

The coat-- bluets, that is a buttload of money for a coat. But I will tell you what I told my ex, years ago, when he wanted a pair of boots for $200 (and he never spent more than $20 on anything-- it was like pulling teeth): if you are going to wear it, and wear it OUT, and it's going to be your favorite garment for years and years and years-- then it's money well spent. If you spend 50c at a yard sale, and it sits on a shelf, that is wasted money

Back to the grind!
post #106 of 595
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I want to get him some stones- and a crystal. I want something that represents longevity and strength and of course love. Any ideas?
Imperial Topaz
Kunzite
Pink Tourmaline
Sardonyx
http://crystal-cure.com/minerals.html

They have sooo many gorgeous stones/crystals.
post #107 of 595
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Pampered Chef-- their stuff is awesome. I probably wouldn't go to a party if you paid me (unless it's yours, DOK
I'm curious as to why you wouldn't want to go. It's a bunch of people (mostly friends) who get together and eat. You learn a couple tips about entertaining or cooking. You order something or not. You chat with friends.
I wonder if people are expecting something else.
post #108 of 595
Hmmmm... when I lived in Boston I got invited to several parties (not PC, but a few for natural cosmetics, a few for kitchen ware, one for clothing/acessories) and after a while I stopped going because I always felt obligated to buy something. Even when the hostess was very laid back and no pressure, it was just the way I felt. In anthro it's called "mutual reciprocity" and it's culturally conditioned... like Maiasaura said, in some groups/regions there's a sense of X being appropriate while in other groups/regions there's a totally different assumption. Like bringing a gift to a bday party... some people will bring one even if you say "no gifts" just because they'd feel really ucomfortable attending the party without bringing "something". In my case I felt like I had to buy something at a product party as a thank you for being invited so I evetually started saying no to the parties because it just made me feel uncomfortable.

But that's me. And I'm wierd. (but I always let the hostess know if I'd be there!)

--around here RSVP generally means "regrets only", but even so there usually isn't much feedback until the day of the event! ack!--
post #109 of 595
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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post

Chris and I will have been together 13 years on the 11th. I want to celebrate. We have had a very tough year, very tough. I want to get him some stones- and a crystal. I want something that represents longevity and strength and of course love. Any ideas?
for some reason, i immediately thought of a geode - ancient, strong, and sparkly like diamonds.

believe me... i know about tough years. years ago, we moved from the boonies in CT to outside Chicago... and then added a shared 1 to 1.5 hr commute (one way!) with stressful, almost awful jobs... whew... was not a fun year. 6 months after we got there, dh changed jobs which helped a bit (still had that awful commute though)... then we moved into the city and life eased up a bit. moving to bloomington really improved our relationship though.

[the frustrating thing is that if i wanted to "move up" up in my field (which is difficult in the first place without being a tenured prof), it would mean moving to a big city. yuck on so many different levels.]

and yes, i've noticed that people just don't respond to RSVP. i've been guilty myself once or twice but i always try to respond whether it be positive or negative. i too agree that with any of those pampered chef/silpada/whatever parties, it seems like there is an implied obligation to buy something (at least, for me).

and thinking of watering the garden... it's raining today. so no bonfire tonight.

ds and i went to barnes and noble (i ran out of coffee at home so this is my Sunday treat). usually he wants to buy something (i.e., a thomas toy of some sort) so we made a deal beforehand that we weren't buying any toys. books, on the other hand... i'm a sucker for books. especially when we were looking at maze books and there was a maze of JAck and the Beanstalk (who?, said ds). what? they haven't read JAck and the Beanstalk at daycare?! so then i was on the hunt for Jack and the Beanstalk and had to pick only 1 of 3 different version. he found a cool photo book of diggers. he's got a renewed interest in diggers because of "Mighty Machines" on Netflix (have i mentioned how many times we've seen the Sawmill episode?).

clinical biochem never happened last night. ds fell asleep fast for dh and dh and i ended up doing a Star Trek Voyager marathon.
post #110 of 595
lol, no, i dont think you've mentioned the sawmill before....but i am willing to bet it's not half as many times as *we've* watched the fire-fighter one.... (ahh, is voyager on instant-view too? dangerous. and now i can name drop-- i know garrett wong (aka harry kim). we've been watching "the tudors"....)

rsvp/invites/etc... do not get me started on this one. but, yes, i'd bet many didnt even get it. i'd come! but i would feel like i would have to buy something, so if it was something i wasnt interested in/or was watching my $$, i'd probably invent an excuse to not go....

re: tough years... hugs to you both! we've had our share of that... we're viewing the end of dh's grad school (fingers crossed and candles lit it'll be done by yule!)... and we're planning a special something with new rings to mark our fresh beginning...

i second maia about the $$$/coat.... i do that all the time. i actually divide the cost by the # years i'm likely to wear it, and make myself feel better... though often stuff doesnt last that long... i feel old..."they dont make stuff like they used to...." sigh.

i love the moon-potluck idea, clay. the new moon-inspired topic of finding one's tribe has been a huge topic of conversation around here lately too (esp. since the full moon!)... in fact, dh is just home and i'm betting he wants to talk more about our hopes for that right now....

hugs and happy sunday vibes to all.
post #111 of 595
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lol, no, i dont think you've mentioned the sawmill before....but i am willing to bet it's not half as many times as *we've* watched the fire-fighter one.... (ahh, is voyager on instant-view too? dangerous. and now i can name drop-- i know garrett wong (aka harry kim). we've been watching "the tudors"....)
nope, not on instant view. grabbed from pirate bay before all the legal shenanigans.

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i second maia about the $$$/coat.... i do that all the time. i actually divide the cost by the # years i'm likely to wear it, and make myself feel better... though often stuff doesnt last that long... i feel old..."they dont make stuff like they used to...." sigh.
i've been known to drop a pile of money on something when i have it (the money, that is)... being a capricorn though, i have a tendency to be somewhat miserly than flamboyant. on the other hand, if something really yells "buy me"... well, then i comply with that order. this coat, while very beautiful, well... the guys were uninterested enough and in a bit more of a hurry than i would have liked... it didn't really have time to yell "buy me". it was also too hot yesterday to even consider trying it on. blech. winter coats were the last thing on my mind.

however, i am totally kicking myself for not getting this beautiful metallic sun wall piece which was substantially less pricey than the coat. my justification at the time: wherever would i put it?

and wouldn't you know it.... the sun is out for now so maybe we will be having a bit of a bonfire
post #112 of 595
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Dinner tonight: garlic & ginger sauted green beans, corn on the cob, baby carrots, homemade maple-buttermilk bread and cantaloupe. YUM!
This sounds so yummy!! Your day is my kind of day, walking around a farmers market enjoying the fresh food. Perfect!

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I want to start a pagan family full moon potluck.
This is a great, great idea. I wish I lived close to some Pagan, or just open friends to be able to have something like this.
post #113 of 595
Well mamas, the weather this weekend was perfect. Today it's in the high 60's and sunny with a nice breeze. The kind of day I just felt like being outside reading in a hammock. Tonight it is going to be so easy to sleep in the cool temp. I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.
post #114 of 595
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Hmmmm... when I lived in Boston I got invited to several parties
I'm not in Boston. I'm in a snooty town in metrowest.

I took Roo to see Ponyo today. Oh my goodness, I LOVE it! So much that I want to see it again! I can't wait til it comes out on dvd. Definitely a must have.

It's a little 'spooky' in some parts. Not scary...but a little dark. There were a couple younger kids there (about 3 yrs old). One was ok, the other got a little anxious.
There's even a Goddess in it.
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I'm sure I'm way behind (left this thread up from Friday, so need to go back and catch up after I answer this batch), but I'm betting the oldtimers on the thread are laughing their booties off about "does anyone have a link for tapping" : as if we all don't know who THAT might be
Wouldn't have a clue
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Back to reading about inserting GI tubes...ick. And catheters. Fun!
Catheters are easy peasy, just point and aim The hardest part is getting the damn sterile gloves on and then remembering NOT to pick your hand up once you have touched the patient... once the hand hits skin it does.not.get.lifted!

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We took Tor for his first real outing yesterday (farmers market to get our CSA produce) and he was a champ! Loved the moby and stayed happy/sleepy. But dd2 was in an all day long meltdown so overall the experience stunk since we couldn't linger (so no yummy iced coffee or free sample nibbles) or walk slow (fast walk + sweaty heat = sore mama sutures) and dd2 just screamed and cried all day long (with dd1 getting in on the tantrum act off and on too).

I want to start a pagan family full moon potluck. I figure, if I send out an email or something maybe people will come?
Oh my.. all day meltdown??? My sympathies mama! But you are right, the new normal will come along any time now... and *I* would come to your potluck if I could!

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Imperial Topaz
Kunzite
Pink Tourmaline
Sardonyx
http://crystal-cure.com/minerals.html
Oh dangerous site dok! I love sardonxy .. Not sure why but it always seems to call my name when I see it at the witchy shop


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(ahh, is voyager on instant-view too? dangerous. and now i can name drop-- i know garrett wong (aka harry kim). we've been watching "the tudors"....)
omg I totally love him His character & the doctor were my favourites in the whole show!

I've spent the last 2 days with poor Quinn spiking temps and whenever he was not sleeping, he cried pitifully & wanted his daddy... good thing it was the weekend! He started with the temp late friday night.. slept off & on all day saturday... then slept all night sat night... then he literally slept all day sunday. He only woke up to have a few little drinks and take some tylenol and then crashed again. We started hearing a little chatter out of him about 430 yesterday... and he ate a little... then he went to bed at 9 last night and has woken up completely refreshed this morning I'm so glad he's feeling better, was starting to get concerned with all that sleepin lol.
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Cari- Glad Quinn if feeling better.
post #117 of 595
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I'm curious as to why you wouldn't want to go. It's a bunch of people (mostly friends) who get together and eat. You learn a couple tips about entertaining or cooking. You order something or not. You chat with friends.
I wonder if people are expecting something else.
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and after a while I stopped going because I always felt obligated to buy something. Even when the hostess was very laid back and no pressure, it was just the way I felt....
In my case I felt like I had to buy something at a product party as a thank you for being invited so I evetually started saying no to the parties because it just made me feel uncomfortable.
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and yes, i've noticed that people just don't respond to RSVP. i've been guilty myself once or twice but i always try to respond whether it be positive or negative. i too agree that with any of those pampered chef/silpada/whatever parties, it seems like there is an implied obligation to buy something (at least, for me).
so...yeah, what they said, DOK. Product parties feel like selling parties, and, well, that's really what they are, unless you're friends with the host/ess and you're there for body count/moral support/whatever. I've never seen them as anything else. I always, when I was younger, went to Mary Kay parties cause the free facial was fun, but I felt like I was gypping the hostess when I walked out not buying anything.
But I'd still RSVP. I don't speak French but it means "Respond if you please", I do believe. Which means if your response is yay or nay, you (collective you) should respond!

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on the other hand, if something really yells "buy me"... well, then i comply with that order. this coat, while very beautiful, well... the guys were uninterested enough and in a bit more of a hurry than i would have liked... it didn't really have time to yell "buy me". it was also too hot yesterday to even consider trying it on. blech. winter coats were the last thing on my mind.

however, i am totally kicking myself for not getting this beautiful metallic sun wall piece which was substantially less pricey than the coat. my justification at the time: wherever would i put it?
I forgot my other part of the equation: If something is still screaming "buy me" 24 hours later, I go back and get it. If I've forgotten, then it's not meant for me
And if it's a fair or something, where there isn't a chance 24hr later, then it's my bad and I lost out. That's a rarity, though. More often I end up wasting money for being impulsive

Cari? Are caths easier than NG tubes? Are male caths harder?
post #118 of 595
Maia - Male caths are much easier!! Pretty straight shot. Sometimes the ladies are much more troubling!

Well I was only able to get about half of my crazy list done. But the hallway is painted!!! DONE!! Will be watching Mad Men here shortly. I love this show. Anyone else here a fan?

I am gonna sneak to the craft store to get some beads tomorrow. I think I may even have a coupon!
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... felt like I was gypping the hostess when I walked out not buying anything.
But I'd still RSVP. I don't speak French but it means "Respond if you please", I do believe. Which means if your response is yay or nay, you (collective you) should respond!
Oh my. Not a great term, mama.

My evite doesn't say RSVP. It has a choice where you can click on Yes, I can attend or No, I can't. So it's pretty clear cut.
I don't care if people don't buy anything at the actual party. There are enough people that love the product so much that they are either ordering online through my party link or by giving me their order in person. The party is more of a way to get someone else (the consultant) to make us some food, give us a few tips, and let us look at stuff without pressure.
All of the PC consultants I've ever known understand that just getting the exposure can help. It's kinda funny...almost all the consultants/directors I've ever known were pagan.

Ok, I'm babbling. I'm overtired.

Tomorrow will be a day of cleaning (and laundry). Ds chose new, soft bamboo pillowcases and he's looking forward to washing them and then putting them on his bed. He's all into the whole cozy thing.
He wants to get some crystals/stones for his room and wants to decorate. So cute!
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No-- I KNOW I'm thinking ptarmigan. Didn't mean prehistoric as in dinosaur ages-- I meant prehistoric as in pre-history, pre-written history, as in...Clan of the Cave Bear pre-historic. I'm pretty sure Ayla prepared ptarmigan I'm reading the 3rd one again, now, and so far all they've eaten is mammoth


Do share recipe? Unless you did already, and I haven't caught up yet. How did your cake turn out?
I remember reading about Ayla hunting ptarmigan too!

Oh, the moon cakes were really much more like english shortbread cookies (and how can that be bad!!??) the recipe is here:
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-cra...mf97fall7.html

The boys helped cut the circles out of the dough and thought they looked exactly like moons. So I guess that's all that really matters.

Seriously, these are so very yummy.
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