Originally Posted by aweynsayl
just got back from craft store... got my threads and fabric for the year-o-crafting project... i'm thinking i'm not going to do a bead element afterall, though, as my beads just dont seem to be able to keep to the same meaning for any extended period of time...
I was at Michael's earlier today looking at all the beads. My head was swimming...what a huge selection. How does anyone ever choose what they need?
So, what are you going to be making if not bead elements? I am always curious about what people are crafting.
Originally Posted by BellaLuna Rayne
My sister went back to her husband..................*explode*
It's just part of the process, unfortunately. It is rare for a person to stay away after the first time. But it is a process. Instead of being angry with her for going back, maybe you could give her support for getting away. Not that you should feed her need to be the center of attention or melodramatic (if that is what's happening) but just know that she will leave when she's truly fed up and not a moment sooner.
My stepfather beat my mother on a fairly regular basis, beat all us children in her presence, did stupid things like shooting out all the lights on our christmas tree with his gun, belittled her, on and on and on.
The last time he beat her he damn nearly killed her. She was in the hospital for more than two weeks recovering. And even then she wouldn't file a police report and was ready to 'kiss and make up.' (This was in the 70s before there was much of a 'domestic violence' awareness, at least in the midwest.)
She finally kicked him out and filed for divorce because I said I wasn't going to live that way anymore. I told her that if she didn't leave him that I would tell the police about EVERYTHING that happened in our house and that they would take all of us away from her and put us in homes where we weren't beaten, yelled at or shot at. THAT finally motivated her and that was that, he never lived with us again. I tell you all of this to say that even when the abuse is horrific, they keep going back. In my mom's case, she was co-dependent. She enabled all his awfulness and lived for drama...too bad she had to take the rest of us along for this dysfunctional-ride.
Originally Posted by Aeress
I;m starting my Yule gifts for the kids *hides*. I am making them with my own two hands, so I need plenty of time. Erin is getting a gnome house, 3 gnomes and a book. Bella and Gilli are unknown at this point. I have the grass done, and started the house portion. My hands hurt so I stopped, but it is already looking cute.
What are you making them out of? Again, my curiosity. I have so many more things that I'd love to do and make than I'll ever have time for.
Sometimes I just feel like I'm going loopy. I have so many things I want to learn and do and be and just so many hours in the day.
I was driving today and thinking about how higgledy-piggledy my approach has been to all that I'm interested in and that I need to focus. The idea came to me that I need to have a daily focus so that when I have a bit of time to myself, I don't waste time thinking about what I want to do. Something like this:
Monday focus: spirituality (learning more about paganism, etc.)
Tuesday focus: fiber arts (knitting, sewing)
Wednesday focus: healing arts (herbalism, homeopathy, 'old wisdom' healing)}
Thursday focus: homeschooling (review of materials for following week as well as background reading, Steiner, for example.)
So, lovelies, where do I start with my spirituality work? I'm looking at the different threads here and looking at the books I have. I think maybe mediation is the place to start, so that I can see where I am led. I am not new to 'earth-based spirituality' that's been a part of me for 20 years or so...but I'm new to learning about paganism and delving in to see what resonates with me and what doesn't.
Ok, off to, well, I don't know what...Saturday is not on my list....