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OK...I'd be excited if I knew how to pronounce it. Is it with the emphasis on the first syllable (well, first two run together really fast, lol), as in AUTUM...nal? Or is it au-TUM-nal? Does one even pronounce the N? :
I think it's auTUMnal, with the N pronounced
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and...what's black cap? It sounds horribly like this thing we have been learning about in Wound Care, called eschar, which is just grossifying.
Isn't wound care delightful LOL. If we could get together for a cuppa, I could tell ya some tales.. ok..maybe not over a cuppa lol ICKY!

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Aside from that, YES, I love Autumn. Fall. Whatever. Why is it us Pagans come crawling out of the woodwork this time of year?
I think it has something to do with the fact that we revel in the darker parts of the year as well as the brighter spring/summer months? We don't look at it (for the MOST part, granted we may get tired of the season lol) as a horrible, depressing time as a whole. It's hard NOT to come out of the woodwork when the world is so gorgeous in Autumn :

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It does sound like a great ritual. It sounds like a great way to end a ritual, actually-- I'm envisioning one where you start it off on a more somber note, letting go of what you had, in some symbolic way (here is where you get to cry/scream/yell if you need to), then moving on to what you want to bring INTO your life (NOT in the way of men! but "other" abundances, like how you want to be-- confident, whatever), then do the dance-thingy as the raising-energy part. Put on some great pole-dancing music and go to town, all alone in your own room, with candles and everything! Then have strawberries and sponge cake for cakes, and champagne for ale, close the circle, and go celebrate your freedom!
I *think* that the beginning of the ritual may have been along those lines, but I can't figure out which book it was in.. have been through a few but no luck yet.. the search goes on! There was definitely dancing when she whipped off the overdress and let her hair down though! I do like your cakes & ale idea though hehe


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Back to studying-- skin, hair, nails next. Who knew so many things could go wrong with hair?
hair... too MUCH hair, too LITTLE hair, breaking hair .. that should about cover it? lol I don't remember all that

DH is home today... he's been taking oral prednisone that his doc rx'd with antibiotics to 'boost' them.. well this is middle of week 2 on antibiotics, and he's done 2 3day runs of the steroid..the first run he had such vivid nightmares he was on the floor at the foot of the bed & unable to even talk to me! Today, he was driving into the city and slammed on the brakes because a semi was suddenly in front of him.. he was hallucinating! SO he went back to work and let them know they'd have to get a sweeper to do his run because he wasn't safe to drive. Taking him to the doc in half an hour to find out WTF is going on. I know hallucinations & vivid dreams are side effects of prednisone, but they are quite rare.

And tomorrow, I'm taking Lucas in to get a referral for a test for central auditory processing disorders... yesterday I asked him if he wanted a peice of cake and he looked at me like he had no idea what i said and replied 'wha??' I was there.. he was there.. the cake was on the counter, but he could not understand what i was saying to him He's had an infant hearing test (was fine) and a basic hearing test at 5yrs old, so we know he 'hears'.. but they can't test to see how his brain processes that until about his current age.
post #42 of 595
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First of all...wow...this thread has had lots of activity these last 2 days!

So far, this weather has been great. My favourite season is winter - I love the snow and the silence that comes with it. However, this weather seems to be better than what we usually have. I'm not a fan of tons of rain so this sun and mild temps seem to be a good mix here. In general, most people are enjoying it.

Bella - that ritual sounds like it would be fun, if it works for you...celebrate who you are!

Maia - it sounds like you are learning quite a bit and that school is keeping you busy! Hopefully you are enjoying (but it sounds like you are).

DOK - that is really cute about your little guy and the Cinderella thing

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Here it was a staff meeting that actually was fairly quick. I can't believe the number of staff we have this year! Yikes! DH was going to stay home but our CO and his wife (both officers with the unit) couldn't get their babysitter, so DH came to watch their two as well as DD. They coloured while we discussed finances, schedules, and other stuff.

Some cleaning got done today and some more will happen tomorrow...and DH has a staff meeting tomorrow lol. Ah gotta love the military life. It's okay because I know we are helping the youth develop their skills in leadership, learn about themselves and their country, and have an opportunity to give back to the community (plus learn some cool stuff in between...like how to fly a plane and actually get their license).

I keep reading all the tapping discussion and I did check out the tapping site and tried it a bit but I have to go back and learn/watch/read some more.
post #43 of 595
singin.. i've noticed that we tend to avg about a page a day (set at 20posts displayed per page Although October and December both tend to be INSANE! :
post #44 of 595
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
... Taking him to the doc in half an hour to find out WTF is going on. I know hallucinations & vivid dreams are side effects of prednisone, but they are quite rare.

And tomorrow, I'm taking Lucas in to get a referral for a test for central auditory processing disorders...
Oh no. The hallucinations thing is scary! Hope they get it sorted fast.

My son has problems like Lucas just experienced. Much of the time, I can ask my son stuff and there's no problem. Other times, he looks at me with bewilderment. It's freaky.
post #45 of 595
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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
DH is home today... he's been taking oral prednisone that his doc rx'd with antibiotics to 'boost' them.. well this is middle of week 2 on antibiotics, and he's done 2 3day runs of the steroid..the first run he had such vivid nightmares he was on the floor at the foot of the bed & unable to even talk to me! Today, he was driving into the city and slammed on the brakes because a semi was suddenly in front of him.. he was hallucinating! SO he went back to work and let them know they'd have to get a sweeper to do his run because he wasn't safe to drive. Taking him to the doc in half an hour to find out WTF is going on. I know hallucinations & vivid dreams are side effects of prednisone, but they are quite rare.

And tomorrow, I'm taking Lucas in to get a referral for a test for central auditory processing disorders... yesterday I asked him if he wanted a peice of cake and he looked at me like he had no idea what i said and replied 'wha??' I was there.. he was there.. the cake was on the counter, but he could not understand what i was saying to him He's had an infant hearing test (was fine) and a basic hearing test at 5yrs old, so we know he 'hears'.. but they can't test to see how his brain processes that until about his current age.
Hallucinations, how scary! I hope everything went well at the doc's. I hope that they get everything sorted out with your little one too.
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I spent some time yesterday afternoon going through several of the tapping videos. Pretty cool stuff.

Thankfully going through just the introductory one helped rid me of that awful headache so I could function again. For me this has been helpful, and maybe that is because I have such immediate access of my emotions. I could call up strong emotions pretty readily, which seemed necessary for such quick resolution. I wonder if that is necessary for everyone? Do you feel tapping is useful and helpful even if the emotions behind the issues remain remote? Just wondering?

I worked on some 'inadequacy issues' yesterday. I hope that the attachlings will be distractable during Whinnie's naptime today to work on some anger issues.

Working on plans for things to do tomorrow night during the full moon. I do have some new stones I got and will be charging those...not sure what else...
post #47 of 595
Morning mamas. I had plans for this holiday weekend, but 2 of my guys are home sick so plans out the window. I plan on spending the Full Moon outside trying to get myself back on track. My mind has been racing and I have been stuck thinking about what is going to happen 2 years from now that my daily life is not being enjoyed.

Anyone doing anything for the holiday/full moon?
post #48 of 595
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I spent some time yesterday afternoon going through several of the tapping videos. Pretty cool stuff.
I have seen this talked about a lot here. I think I am going to check it out.
post #49 of 595
My middle dd has some type of processing disorder- at this point it hasn't impacted her enough to have me get a diagnosis, but I can tell there is a disconnect between what I say and what she understands and then how she uses the info. Questions can be especially hard for her- like "where is" or directionality- they are "behind".

Well, I am going to start a picture site for the school. We set up the room yesterday. :
Be back in a bit
post #50 of 595
G'mornin Mamas!

First off... I am starving!!! : lol I am very much looking forward to lunch today

I have been thinking about what I would like to do to celebrate the full moon tomorrow. Once the LO's are all tucked in I will probably go clear a space out by my garden in the moonlight and do some meditating. I've had a lot of negativity going around in my mind lately, and I am feeling a fresh start happening very soon. I need a bit of personal cleansing... maybe even a good cry. Since it will just be me, I may have a small fire burning and I'm going to write down some of this negative things that have been bothering me and toss it into the fire. I'm going to keep it simple, but I think I will pick some sage from the garden and go in and give the house a good cleansing... it sure needs it.

Today, I'm just not feeling like being at work... it's soooo nice out! :
post #51 of 595
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I'm loving reading what everyone is doing for the full moon. I'm going to get some meditation time in tonight. I'll try to do something small tomorrow too, even if it is cleansing and charging my stones.

I also noticed, I can't *just* clean. No...I have to rearrange everything move things from one room to another...lol. It just takes longer that way but I know I'll be happy when it is finally done.

And thank you all for the early birthday wishes for DD! I know the celebration will be fun cause she'll have a blast! Who doesn't like the park and a splash pad in the midst of tons of trees and green space : :

Oh that reminds me, the other day, DD went up to a tree and gave it a hug! So cute!

Alright, I should get back to my cleaning since it is taking so long haha! Thankfully I have until at least midnight to get things done because they live so far.

In case I don't have a chance to come read/post during the weekend, I hope it is filled with blessings, inspiration, and healing for those who need it.
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Cari-could he be allergic? I hallucinate when I take sulfas.
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singin' -- I do that too. I figure if I'm gonna clean I'm gonna really CLEAN. And that means moving the furniture around. If I can rearrange, I usually do, although in some rooms the furniture just goes back where it was, as everything was already in its 'perfect' place.

earthmommy -- that's what I did last full moon, a cleansing time. I didn't have a fire, as I was on our deck and it was HOT anyway. But I cried, got out a lot of negative stuff and just talked to the Moon and let her fill me up with inspiration for the coming month. After everyone is asleep I'll go have my private time with the Moon again.

I'm making chicken soup at the moment. My 10yo son recently decided that he loved chicken noodle soup and begs for it all the time. I'm trying to make some each week and freeze a quart or so each time so that we will have it if any of us (especially me!) get sick. There's nothing quite like homemade chicken soup (or just broth) if you're feeling puny.

The smell of it wafting in to me is maddening...but it won't be ready for a while now and I have to be strong.

Made curtains for eldest child's bedroom yesterday...out of black solarveil...it gives him a bit of privacy but still lets plenty of light through. His window is the only one that faces north, so I didn't want anything that would block the little bit o' light that comes through.

I made a curtain for the laundry room door as well. It's the only window in the house that isn't thermal/insulated, so that room gets HOT when the sun beats down and I know it will let too much cold in in the winter. So that one is done.

Today I hope to make curtains for middle child's bedroom. I got this really awesome japanese print with a boy and a girl blowing bubbles and he loves it. Then it is on to the master bedroom (white solarveil) and the living room (I have no idea what those will be made out of) then it is on to making new jammies for all three children (out of flannel...yummmy!) and various other things. Whew!

And then there's the new homeschooling routine starting on Tuesday.

I need all the energy I can get from the full moon this month. :
post #54 of 595
Cari- I hope all is well or at least easily treated. We had to decline the newborn hearing screening for Tor (it's mandated by NYS but the NYS employee insurance doesn't cover it? Grrrrr) and now I'm really nervous about auditory issues.

Black caps- wild black raspberries. Yummy but small and with wicked thorns so you really appreciate the taste!

ahhhhhhh TUMMMMMMM nnnnnnnnahhhhhhlllllllllll
Just let the word roll and rumble round the mouth.

Picture perfect autumns- Come visit me too! We get all sorts of "leaf peeper" tour groups coming through the finger lakes... and most years we really do get whole weeks of that bright blue sky with the woodsmoke and mist in the mornings. And there are the corn mazes, you-pick apple orchards and gussied up pumpkin farms (with apple cider donuts and hay rides and hundreds of carved/painted pumpkins), lake cruises offering fall foliage packages, harvest festivals, wineries offering fall tastings from their lake view terraces, etc.

Of course, we generally have snow by Samhain and it stays grey and cold and nasty ice storm slushy till March/April. And you can't put anything in the garden till late May/early June. But there are some seriously scenic moments!
post #55 of 595
We didn't do the auditory screening for Whinnie either. She was born at home and although we could have had it done free (well, sort of, we paid for a simple blood screening done at 3 days, with the midwife drawing the blood at our house and the auditory screening was part of the fee) but they required that the baby be seen before 10 days of age and we weren't leaving the house until she was 3 weeks old...and that was only to be seen by our family osteopathic physician.

Thankfully she's had no problems and the family doc took a good look at her ears and said all looked just fine to him (the father of 4 children himself) so I felt pretty good about it all.

That's not to say that she actually listens to me... but I know her hearing is just fine.
post #56 of 595
Maiasaura- I hope school's going great. How's your nanny doing?

Cari- Crazy drugs! No more hallucinations or nightmares I hope, poor dh.

On tapping- I really enjoy it, and my girls do too. I tapped a miserable headache away about a month ago, and felt very accomplished.

I'm looking forward to a cleansing full moon ritual- for myself, and some stones, and jewelry. I'm gonna need all the clarity and boost of energy I can get for the next month. Between starting a new hs year, home projects, and trying to get everyone back into a healthy routine I feel quite overwhelmed.
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ok, i'm going to try to reply thoughtfully, but my head is somewhere up in a cloud aparently, so forgive me if i am less than coherent...

teeny, i feel the same way about fall... but then, summer where i am is not a time of fertility but more of death and rest. once it gets cooler, things feel even more alive than after winter. it feels more... yeah, "robust". lurve that.

mary, yay tapping!
re: fear of success... that passage resonated with me as well. my slant on it has to do with going after what i really want, vs. going after what i think i could get, or what i think someone else wants me to, or thinks is... appropriate... and so on.

& re: surface vs more remote emotions/issues... one of the amazing things about tapping for me has been its ability to get at the core or root issue... i start tapping on what i *think* the issue is, and i follow what comes up. the number of times i've started tapping on issue B and found myself realizing that it's really issue J, which i never "knew" i even had.... the whole extended chakra workbook really did that for me, although one of my more powerful early realizations was with just the "regular formula"....

maia, ok, so did you actually dress a real wound? wowza.
and, i somehow knew you'd say "real fall" exists there. you know it's on my list! soon!

re: darker parts of the year... that is absolutely me. i feel more alive in fall and winter. here, spring and summer are to "survive" as best i can... i'm trying to work on Where i'd really want to Be.... but i'm just not sure yet...

cari, yikes about your dh! hope they figure it out.... (and hugs for L!)

re: cleaning vs. re-aranging... lol, that's me too. i was always the one who had to re-do her dorm room each quarter. i'm hoping to do my "fall cleaning" before the equinox, and something will get moved then. not sure what.... lol.

clay, i want to come be a leaf peeper! so, what is "woodsmoke"? just smoke from, uh... wood?

we have u-pick apples and corn mazes... only our harvest festival serves apple pie ICE CREAM, rather than hot cider, if that gives you a clue, lol... it will be "cool"... maybe 85?


well, i still feel icky, but i am on my way to resolving what had become a really intense emotional issue-- my wedding ring. i havent been able to fit it on since i was about 12 seconds pregnant (that would be more than 4 years ago...gosh, really? sigh.)... and i've been wanting to get it re-done, but waiting for that... intuitive "right moment". i decided a couple months ago that the moment was going to be my 35th birthday. it just felt right... well, turns out that it's just not going to work out to re-do my current ring, so dh and i have decided that as part of our whole getting ready to move on to our next phase of life (after he's done with his Doc.) we're going to simply put our old rings away in a special pouch i'll make, and put that old energy "away", as a sort of energetic cleansing and moving onwards to the life we really want... it's been really bugging me for a long time, and i finally have that "ahhh"... now, to pick a nice fabric, and probably some special beads for the bag to protect the old rings......

happy full moon and long weekend, all!
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ok, i'm going to try to reply thoughtfully, but my head is somewhere up in a cloud aparently, so forgive me if i am less than coherent...

Aweynsayl...you were incredibly coherent and I adore you! ::

I thought maybe that accessing those remote issues would be possible with tapping. And like you described, I sorta started with what I thought was the issue and found myself descending through many layers rather rapidly to come to something that was most possibly at the root of it all. And what I discovered was there was a complete surprise to me. I would have never thought that issue A would have been an outgrowth of situation Z.

I knew that a shift had happened later in the day when I brought up issue A again and instead of feeling that familiar 'ick' I rebounded with an automatic: 'Um, no, that's not an accurate feeling.' And it was automatic. I couldn't even access issue A anymore as an emotion -- I could only visit it as an observer. Taking the power away from a powerful memory is something to take notice of!

(I'm not trying to be obscure with all the 'issue A' stuff...I just don't want to get into the details in a public forum. )

I'm curious how it works with children. Do you tell them what you are doing? Do you have them say the words? Do you just tap them and say the words to yourself? I'm very curious.

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my slant on it has to do with going after what i really want, vs. going after what i think i could get, or what i think someone else wants me to, or thinks is... appropriate... and so on.
Ooooh, yes. I totally understand that! And I usually have to get totally and completely pissed-off with myself for allowing such self-limiting thoughts and behaviors in order to push past them. But I am super motivated today...there's that tapping again. I don't feel incapable (which is my normal state-of-being) I feel limitless.

I love the arrangement you have with your DH about your wedding rings. Totally awesome. Might I suggest some silk for the pouch? Protective and sensual all at the same time.

Changing gears:
I love the bead project you were talking about Wombat. I'd love to participate but am clueless about beading and such. I sew and knit and homeschool but cannot for the life of me figure out beading. I think it's because everything is sooooo small and I have large hands (can't stand knitting lace weight yarn either for the same reason.) Maybe I'll see if there's a class somewhere nearby or maybe a book at the library. But, conceptually speaking, at least, 'I'm in.'

Or maybe someone can make me one and I can reciprocate by making luscious silk pouches to store the beads in?

Off to more sewing....and referree-ing
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Beading- last year's summer camp had info on beading. I know for sure the bed/bath week did and one of the other weeks did too but I can't remember which one. And the winter solstice camp had stuff too.

OK... here's one post with lots of links... but the camp threads have more.

The book that started my own beading adventure was Pagan Prayer Beads (amazon sent it to me by accident). I did lots of fiber arts and crafting but I've only beaded for a year now, making a prayer strand for each of the 8 seasonal holy days as well as "special strands" (birthday, birth, etc). Beading can be as simple or as complex as you want and the book covers the technical "how to" along with the spiritual "why" aspect. I generlly go for simple single stranded prayer beads similar to a catholic rosary using what I can find at the local generic craft stores (JoAnn, Michaels, ACMoore).

I have some images up on flickr here (first beads I did), here, here (my birthday), here, and here. The last one there is my current strand and my "birth" beads as well (the silver pendant is a nest with three eggs which is the central image on my treasure map!) The pictures aren't great, but they'll give you an idea.
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The book that started my own beading adventure was Pagan Prayer Beads (amazon sent it to me by accident).
I saw that book the other day on ebay and wondered if it was a good one. Maybe I'll get it.
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