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Heather, congratulations on the gorgeous new addition to your family I hope all goes smoothly for everyone involved in the process and I hope meeting you reassures her that this little man will be in the most loving possible place

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Off to continue pulling out my hair now. He has not stopped trying to weasel his way out of his punishment by constantly asking is dad home? when is dad coming home? but I'm lonely and bored (yes not being able to play with your brothers is a pretty natural consequence of slicing ones hand in a fit of anger I'd say, get over it) I'm feeling like a very mean mum at the moment but I am at a loss otherwise

And to top it off.. our neighbors are feral *sigh* They missed trash day last week, and a dog ripped open one of the several rubbish bags they had by the fence (that we share.. and it was stinky). DH went over & let them know we had room in our bin and that as long as there was a little room left for a bag for us, they could put their excess in there. well they didn't... now their rubbish is scattered and I'm picking up their crap from my yard

And as I was outside watering my veggies 2 kids from that yard were literally hanging over the top of the 6ft privacy fence. They asked me to throw 'their' balls back over the fence.. and proceeded to point to MY kids bouncy balls in our yard. And acted put out when I told her, sorry hun those actually belong to these guys. And proceeded to hop down and complain (at least it sounded like complaining) in their native language.
post #442 of 595
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Originally Posted by EarthMommy80 View Post
Ok, I'm curious if any of you are primarily drawn to the more tradition style of Pagan and Wiccan Rites and Rituals? I think that from the very begining of my journey into Wicca I was very drawn to the formal ritual aspect and the illuminating energy that came with a very structured ritual.
I think what you're looking for is Gardnerian, but not absolutely positive. My Gardnerian friends say that they're not nearly as ritually structured as most, and I think they're way structured!


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Ok Gun... baby vibes winging your way!
OK, I totally read that as baby wipes I think I was reading too much and too fast, about handwashing and baby wipes, before this

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Originally Posted by Vojerleda View Post
We don't have any real trees here, but I can imagine they would yellow and fall...
Where do you live that there aren't "real trees"? Are there fake ones?

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Wowsa, what a day. Oh my, I am so worn out. My kids were just awful today, plain awful! They are being quiet now, so all is good. Still, I think I lost my sanity somewhere around 11 and never got it back.

Time to let go and move on, that's all there is to it. So, breathe in-breathe out.

Once I am more centered- I will respond.
Oh, I SO hate that kind of day...sorry, mama. Are things better now? You need some chocolate. I don't have the Legolas link, but I'm sure someone will post it for you

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Yule tree- I've actually been thinking of this recently. I got rid of my artificial tree last year (it was getting way too dusty, etc, being stored in the basement even in the box).
We got a fake one for the first time last year. We don't have allergy issues around real ones, but I was in a dilemma about spending disposable money every year, feeding the system, et cetera, vs. buying something made of petroleum and that's not real...then I "won" a fake one on Freecycle, and I thought, well, I'll just try it. We can always take it down and get a real one. Well, it turned out totally cute! And Yankee Mistletoe candle makes up for the lack of pine scent. I can't smell it after the first couple days anyway, with a real tree.
I hope you are able to solve your dilemma, DOK. I wish I had something more creative than try Freecycle for a new fake one

GUN!! How's that new babe???
post #443 of 595
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Originally Posted by Vojerleda View Post
spice cake with walnuts
Homemade? That sounds heavenly, do you have a recipe??
post #444 of 595
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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
Wowsa, what a day. Oh my, I am so worn out. My kids were just awful today, plain awful! They are being quiet now, so all is good. Still, I think I lost my sanity somewhere around 11 and never got it back.
It was the same here... I'm worn out.

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Boy -oh - boy! Whatta day! But the GRAND news is that my little one was born into this world at about 10:30 this morning and we got to meet him - oh my! is he beautiful! - at around 5p. He is a chunker 8#15oz and 21 inches long. A strapping little guy. We met his birthmom and she is a lovely woman with a kind and beautiful soul. If everything goes according to plan, we take him home with us tomorrow in the afternoon!

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...q/100_0119.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...q/100_0121.jpg

Cari - I would have posted earlier, but DH called me away to eat dinner while it was hot. I won't get to eat many hot meals for awhile!!

Thank you everyone for your kindness and your support!!!
Congratulations! He is beautiful!


Yule tree... I've seen rosemary's plant in the shape of trees in the past... Maybe something to look into.
post #445 of 595
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I don't *think* I'm a terrible parent, but things like this are showing me that there has to be a deficit somewhere because 7yos don't just use a knife as a weapon for minor frustrations making breakfast do they?
Mine would, in a NY minute
Remember our PSG from hell, this summer? R told one of the triplet girls (5yo, and he's 8) that he would cut her fingers off with a chainsaw
No deficit, mama. People accuse me of same, when my kid acts like that. I totally believe it's temperament, but how do you explain that to the injured party?

Valerie, how's your mom?
post #446 of 595
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Boy -oh - boy! Whatta day! But the GRAND news is that my little one was born into this world at about 10:30 this morning and we got to meet him - oh my! is he beautiful! - at around 5p. He is a chunker 8#15oz and 21 inches long. A strapping little guy. We met his birthmom and she is a lovely woman with a kind and beautiful soul. If everything goes according to plan, we take him home with us tomorrow in the afternoon!

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...q/100_0119.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...q/100_0121.jpg

Cari - I would have posted earlier, but DH called me away to eat dinner while it was hot. I won't get to eat many hot meals for awhile!!

Thank you everyone for your kindness and your support!!!
so Adorable and what a sweet name
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is it offically wild kiddos day? do they have some way to communicate with each other and plan it? ds is *going wild* and has been unusually... bonkers... all day long!


clay, i dont think i've ever "heard" you say "kick butt" before! i'm honored!

speaking of beads... i have a slightly odd bead conundrum. i have a small handfull of beads that just dont resonate with me and so i havent found a use for, but it's gotten to the point where i feel slightly like they have some not-good energy (beyond their lack of resonating with me), so i cant bring my self to gift them... what can i do with them??


southernmommie, hugs. i cant imagine being preg in that heat.


gun, he's adorable! welcome baby niles! you've been much anticipated! i cant wait to see pics of him at home! (although i have to guffaw at the comment about his size... ds was 21 inches also, but 10lbs 15 oz. )


cari, yowza hon, hang in there!! sounds like an active day! are you feeling better?


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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
Where do you live that there aren't "real trees"? Are there fake ones?
maybe she lives near me! we have trees that look like this and this and the leaves kinda drop, but they do not change colors, well, they get sort of pale looking....
post #448 of 595
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maybe she lives near me! we have trees that look like this and this and the leaves kinda drop, but they do not change colors, well, they get sort of pale looking....
That's the one!

I live on the US/Mexico border. Fabulous shrubs, and lots of scrubby grasses.
Trees are on the scant side.

Also, Kaleanani, my spice cake was a box mix- so odd, since I'm the kind of person who makes all our bread, blah blah blah but I priced the spices I was missing from my cabinet versus the box of mix, wrong side of payday and all. Duncan Hines won.
But, I did put the baked apples on the top, with walnuts, and I drizzled sweetened condensed milk on the top of it. I was sort of craving the standard cream cheese frosting, but the way I did it was easier because it's what I had on hand, and a little prettier.
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Oh, what a beautiful baby! I love that round, round face and the peaceful look that newborns have when they sleep. Niles is a beautiful name! Congratulations!!!!
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I wish I had something more creative than try Freecycle for a new fake one
Sorry if I wasn't clear. I had a fake tree, but I gave it away due to dust/mold issues. I don't want another fake one.

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Yule tree... I've seen rosemary's plant in the shape of trees in the past... Maybe something to look into.
I've seen small ones but no large rosemary trees. Plus, they are extremely expensive in this area. I'm talking at least $50 for a mini table top version.

I'll just have to email the allergist and ask him if he thinks having a cut tree in the house will trigger allergy symptoms.

Thanks for the suggestions!
post #451 of 595
Gun- I am beyond thrilled for you, Niles is just beautiful! I spent time with a little boy last night and it lifted my soul- seeing your little boy put a huge smile on my face.

It must have been something in the air, most people I talked to said their kids had a very rough day. I went to knitting and treated myself to coffee with a shot of hazelnut. So yummy!
Thanks for the hugs and well wishes, I was beginning to wonder if I wasn't cut out to be a teacher after all. We are putting some new structure into place today and I think it will help the kids get a better rhythm for their day.

I am going to put on one of the necklaces I made this summer, I made it to remind me to lead with an open heart, connect with my quiet inner self. I think it suits me today.

Tree talk- we went to real a few years ago but have wondered if Erin might be allergic. time will tell.
post #452 of 595
Morning mamas, DOK did you watch Eastwick last night? What did you think?
post #453 of 595
Hi. I lurk here sometimes. I think I may have posted once or twice over a year ago. But I have a ? hope you don't mind me popping out of the woodwork to get ops.

Me and my dp are getting hitched soon- Fri Nov 13th to be exact! Really excited about the date! at first it was weird feeling but now I am really feeling comfortable and right in the date. All important dates in our lives have centered around pagan holidays. His b-day is feb 2 (candlemas), mine sept 24th(autumn equinox), we met march 22, we consumated our relationship june 22- so as you can see there is alot of important dates in our lives- none of these were planned on these dates.the wedding will be 13 days after Samhain. We both compleltely feel we've found our soulmates in each other and we believe the stars have lined up to show us this (most ppl think we are reading too much into it). So anyways fri the 13th just feels right now and so exciting. But all this has nothing to do w/my question......

Ok my question- we've decided to do a hand fasting BUT we both are very NOT into being the center of attention and would rather just blend into the surroundings. so some of ritual(s) of handfasting feel really uncomfortable and on top of all that my mom and BFF both have it in their heads we hve to do alot of ritual. I am not against ritual at all- but we both are solitary in our own rituals (and the few i've been to involving my mom feel awkward and forced) and feel more comfortable alone.If we could we would just go off into the woods alone w/the officant, but my kids and family would be soo upset w/us.

I gues i am asking if anyone has ideas on something simple or websites (there are too many it sort thru them all) w/ideas. He's norse- I am more earth/energy based. My mom is druid/celtic/wicca and bff in celtic and norse wiccan if that helps.

TIA
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Morning mamas, DOK did you watch Eastwick last night? What did you think?
Omg! I think my dvr didn't record it! I didn't see it.
post #455 of 595
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Originally Posted by gun View Post
Boy -oh - boy! Whatta day! But the GRAND news is that my little one was born into this world at about 10:30 this morning and we got to meet him - oh my! is he beautiful! - at around 5p. He is a chunker 8#15oz and 21 inches long. A strapping little guy. We met his birthmom and she is a lovely woman with a kind and beautiful soul. If everything goes according to plan, we take him home with us tomorrow in the afternoon!

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...q/100_0119.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...q/100_0121.jpg

Cari - I would have posted earlier, but DH called me away to eat dinner while it was hot. I won't get to eat many hot meals for awhile!!

Thank you everyone for your kindness and your support!!!
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Niles is his name.
yeah!!!! congrats!!
he is beautiful. all my kids were 21 inches long. and DD was 8#12oz. so i know how big he is. he looks just right. i am so happy for you.

i am 37 weeks now. so hopefully i will be posting pics soon. lol. maybe by oct 21st. le sigh. waiting for babies.... seems like forever.
post #456 of 595
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maybe she lives near me! we have trees that look like this and this and the leaves kinda drop, but they do not change colors, well, they get sort of pale looking....
Oh...well....those are trees. Just...there's way too much sky in those pictures

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Originally Posted by Vojerleda View Post
but I priced the spices I was missing from my cabinet versus the box of mix, wrong side of payday and all. Duncan Hines won.
But, I did put the baked apples on the top, with walnuts, and I drizzled sweetened condensed milk on the top of it. I was sort of craving the standard cream cheese frosting, but the way I did it was easier because it's what I had on hand, and a little prettier.
That's so brilliant! I am on a pantry challenge. We have way, way too much food in the house. My roomie seems to have the same issue I have, with the grocery store (loving it and buying things). So I am not buying anything but absolute essentials (like onions, and half and half) until 10/22. I am going to be using what's on hand, too.

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
Sorry if I wasn't clear. I had a fake tree, but I gave it away due to dust/mold issues. I don't want another fake one.
Oh, whoops! Sorry. I thought you just didn't want that fake tree, cause it'd gotten all dusty and icky.
I hope you find a good solution!

Off to study. As if I didn't have enough spare time, I have to go volunteer for two hours somewhere, as part of homework
post #457 of 595
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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
Morning mamas, DOK did you watch Eastwick last night? What did you think?
It came on at 10pm last night and I am usually really tired by then to stay up so I dvr'd it. I will be watching it today though. I will let you know later this evening. I am really anxious to watch it!!
post #458 of 595
Yay baby Niles!!!!!!!!!!!!! : Welcome to the planet little one. Enjoy your babymoon (and any hot meals you might find).

Cari- hang in there! I know a lot of amazing families with kiddos who would happily grab a knife. It passes. Though I know just hearing that doesn't help as much as, oh, a nice padded room and a cup of tea. But hang in there. I bounce between the Dr Sears "your child's tantrum doesn't reflect on your parenting" and the scene in the Addams Family where Morticia gives her kiddo a bigger knife after taking the smaller one away. Depending on the moment, I swing towards different options!

Ritual- Some traditions are a lot more formal than others. Gardnerians are generally pretty ritually focused/formal. Buckland also founded a few ritually organized groups (Seax wicca), as did the Frosts (the Church & School of Wicca). It can be hard to connect with these groups though since they tend towards a greater sense of privacy and are generally small on purpose (so you'd need to locate a group that was just founding, about to hive, or planning on a small expansion to replace members who have passed on). WithVox might be a place to look for one of these groups...

Handfasting- perhaps just the tying of the hands with a cord, exchanging herbal/floral charms (or crowns) along with (or instead of) rings, the lighting of a shared candle, and jumping the broom? Those are a bit more "generic" in terms of fitting into different traditions and "simple" enough not to attract a lot of attention. And congrats! I got married on a Friday the 13th too.
post #459 of 595
First off, Congrats Gun, on baby Niles! Make sure your camera has plenty of extra batteries for such a cutie

I did watch Eastwick last night, and I was a fan of the movie for a long time. It was nice to see ole' whats-her-name from the movie in the show.. it seems to be a 'now' of Eastwick as opposed to a 'then' from the book/movie, but with similar characters. Good casting, imo. I don't think that it's a series that will make purist viewers cry 'foul,' but it needs more grip than what I saw to really hang on for a few more seasons. I'll still watch it happily.
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Ok, I watched Eastwick on the ABC website. I will watch it religiously.
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