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Hi everyone! Baby Niles came home with me this afternoon and he's doing ok. The results of the echo didn't come back but the ped doc thinks that there was nothing to worry about and gave us walking papers! There is still some weird drama with the Bdad, but Niles is home with us for now! Court for the bparents will be in about 3 weeks. Pins and needles till then. DD has been utterly terrific w/ the baby and I am so thrilled and proud of her.

yay for baby homecomings!!!!!!!!!! i am so happy for you!!!!!


i will be 38 weeks on wed....waiting is hard. lol.
post #502 of 595
I'm home and am thinking of ways to jumpstart my book business again. Wondering what kind of incentives will get people to order before the end of this month.
What about offering a discount (in addition to the current free shipping)? Think that would work? Or a raffle entry with each order? Gah, I don't know.
Maybe I should feature seasonal/earth friendly books right now.
Ok, off to redo my online site.

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DOK-I woke up thinking of you today. How is Roo? Have fun at the festival.
Aw, thanks for thinking of us. Roo went to the festival but got tired from walking. Something is definitely not right.
He did get filmed while there and will be on tv. Ok, local cable, but still.
post #503 of 595
Z- like many well known/established pagan leaders, she has some "colorful" moments. You may want to browse some of her writings to get a feel for her philosophy... she tends towards the Dianic end of the spectrum with a blend of female focused shamanism and wiccan ritual. She has made a few "out there" suggestions which tend to color people's impressions of her work, so it may be best to just look at her writings and avoid reviews at first.

Personally I have owned a few of her books, she has some neat rituals, but in the end her ideas didn't resonate for me.

Gun- yay for healthy baby Niles!

DoK- hope you get equally good news about Roo, and that they figure out what is causing the problem.

Maia- yay for breathing! You're just rocking nursing school.
post #504 of 595
Apple picking, apple picking, apple picking
Cider, doughnuts, wine and nice cool weather! I am happy!
post #505 of 595
I had a cider donut at dd1's fall festival yesterday... mmmmmm. One of the local apple orchards makes them using cider instead of water to make the dough. They make really tiny batches (it's a small counter sized donut machine) and they're much good yum.

We're having a yellow jacket population explosion around here. There were hundreds at the festival and then today it was even in the paper. Apparently they can chew through drywall so nests on the soffits of homes might lead to wasps inside come spring!
post #506 of 595
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Originally Posted by singin_angel View Post
..maybe I should have posted in cycles camp lol.. ...It is like fall hit and the people are now indoors...turning their focus in...
heh, heh, heh. hope you get someone to help figure it out!
& that's funny... fall here people start coming "out"... not that it's "fall" here yet, lol.....

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Originally Posted by liza-s View Post
We got 3 lanterns - his, mine and ours. After the ceremony we gave "his" to his mother to take home so we'd always be grounded there. And mine to my folks. ... A friend had a "brick making ritual" - she and DH brought sand/soil/etc. with them that represented where they'd been in life. They poured them together to make a "brick" that is their foundation to their new life together. (It's now somewhere in their garden.)

I'm still congested. I've decided I'm probably allergic to the babe.

...Healing thoughts to the sick and swollen-fingered.
i love both those ideas! so sweet.
lol@ allergic to babe! although, it might be sort of true in some sense... i know my "allergies" were very different when i was preg...
thanks!

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
DS does that. He's 8 going on 9. He's been doing it since about 7, 7-1/2. Drives me nuts. How can you be 8 and bored?
My answer to that is usually "bummer"...
How did I miss that there was a bee sting? I read it all at once as gobbledegook Is it feeling better? Is it really a bee, or was it a yellow jacket? ...
....Passed my lung assessment. ... Yay she passed me anyway!
ok, my 3.5 y/o said it once... "i dont want to do that, it's boring." but he probably learned it from me....
yeah, bee. dont think we have yellow jkacets here? totally swollen and ick... and my whole body is ick. it was not this bad last time. waah.
yay passing!

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Originally Posted by gun View Post
Baby Niles came home with me this afternoon and he's doing ok.
huzzah! & hope all gets settled fast!

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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
We thought we would be at our new place by winter, not going to happen until spring, ....
bummer! i'm sorry! <hugs>

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
There are dragonflies everywhere right now.
we've had tons here too! i keep meaning to ask if anyone knows about meanings of them?

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
Wondering what kind of incentives will get people to order before the end of this month.
....Something is definitely not right.
what about some sort of holiday-pre-sale something?
hugs, momma. hope it gets figured out fast!

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
Apple picking, apple picking, apple picking
Cider, doughnuts, wine and nice cool weather! I am happy!
yummmmmy!!

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I had a cider donut at dd1's fall festival yesterday... mmmmmm. ....
We're having a yellow jacket population explosion around here.
oh, that sounds so so so good!
huh. so are yj not affected by the same stuff bees are? i've been reading theories about the bee shortage (though, we dont seem to have a problem here... although, we have a lot of the africanized ones....)

i am being soooo whiney. i can not believe how much this finger is affecting my whole body. ugh. and i seem to have reached some sort of level of not being able to be content here... that doesnt make sense, but i used to go in cycles-- get frustrated then find a vibe again-- and i just havent really found one since we got back from our summer trip. it's weird, and sort of like really bad senior-itis, and i just am at a loss as to what to do--ie, tapping and beads havent helped! sigh.

*excuse bad typing*
post #507 of 595
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
i am being soooo whiney. i can not believe how much this finger is affecting my whole body. ugh.
I can believe it- simple little things will set my day all wrong, like forgetting to put my contacts in. If I wear my glasses, something about the lack of peripheral vision makes me feel more closed, guarded, scared, or frumpy. Then I wonder, "why do I feel xyz?" and look in the mirror, "Oh yeah.."

I digress- I hope your finger heals up quickly. I heard something about ground-up aspirin, but I'm not a chemist/herbalist. gl!


We had our big meal of the day in the mid-day, so now we're all kinda... blah what to do.... maybe I'll mix it up and make waffles for 'dinner'.
post #508 of 595
YJ aren't hit by colony collapse... they're totally different critters!

YJs are aggressive predators, eat meat and insects as well as juice/nectar, sting and bite several times without injury to themselves, build hives from wood/fiber, and are generally unpleasant neighbors.

Honey bees are generally not aggressive, they eat pollen and honey for the most part, sting just once, build hives from wax, and are in danger of not being around much longer if we can't figure out the whole colony collapse picture.

There's a lot of work being done on this at Cornell, and a few of my friends keep bees (I wish I could but my MIL is deathly allergic and we don't know about the kiddos yet)...
post #509 of 595
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Originally Posted by southernmommie View Post
This morning is nice outside. Really thick marine layer (fog) coming off the ocean and that cools the morning down a lot. I love it. Today is Saturday! I can't believe how fast this week is passying by. We finally bought some fish for our big fish tank yesterday and the kids are loving watching them. I miss having fish also. I am rereading my Birthing Within book and I've got to say. I forgot how beautiful and touching the birthing art pictures she includes in it are. I found Z. Budapest (sp) website last night and was interested in joining her university. Anyone here been through it? Or know much about her?
I've never read any Z either...the little bits I've gotten off the back of her books was enough for me to realize she's a bit TOO feminist for me

We so enjoyed our night last night... little guy went to bed around 8, other two were at nana's We made a nice mini roast dinner with cesear salad & garlic bread slices Quinn came & invaded our bed (as usual) sometime during the night, but all good since he slept in till 8am This morning I must go buy groceries and dh is going to mop for me Then shortly after lunch the grandparents will return our offspring

Aweyn, I've been whining for a week now, spose it's your turn

Msg'ing you dok
post #510 of 595
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Originally Posted by Vojerleda View Post
I can believe it- simple little things will set my day all wrong...
yeah, i'm like that sometimes too.

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
YJ aren't hit by colony collapse... they're totally different critters!
i'm just not familiar with yj. i understand they're different, but are they not bees? or is it only "honey" bees that are in danger? i understood it was bees in general....

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
Aweyn, I've been whining for a week now, spose it's your turn
lol, thanks, but if i take you up on that, i'm afraid i'll be doing it til we manage to get out of here, and that's not likely to be for many months.... just having a low point (ok, now i want to watch "the holiday", lol!) thanks for humoring me, though.

speaking of, any rufus sewell fans? i've been watching middlemarch on netflix. ahhh.
post #511 of 595
I am having to use Internet Explorer since Firefox keeps "Not Responding" and I have had to shut it down multiple times tonight What could be wrong with it??


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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I had a cider donut at dd1's fall festival yesterday... mmmmmm. One of the local apple orchards makes them using cider instead of water to make the dough. They make really tiny batches (it's a small counter sized donut machine) and they're much good yum.

We're having a yellow jacket population explosion around here. There were hundreds at the festival and then today it was even in the paper. Apparently they can chew through drywall so nests on the soffits of homes might lead to wasps inside come spring!
Those cider donuts sound awesome! I think we'll make caramel apples tomorrow, if I can get roomie to lend me 8oz of milk. We almost never use milk and I'd have to make a special trip just for it, and I bet they don't sell it in 8oz containers!

Yellow Jackets Oh, I hate them. They hate me. Have I mentioned how I hate yellow jackets? I do NOT envy you, Wombat.

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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
yeah, bee. dont think we have yellow jkacets here? totally swollen and ick... and my whole body is ick. it was not this bad last time. waah.
huh. so are yj not affected by the same stuff bees are? i've been reading theories about the bee shortage (though, we dont seem to have a problem here... although, we have a lot of the africanized ones....)
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
YJ aren't hit by colony collapse... they're totally different critters!
YJs are aggressive predators, eat meat and insects as well as juice/nectar, sting and bite several times without injury to themselves, build hives from wood/fiber, and are generally unpleasant neighbors.
Not to mention, no, aweyn, they are not bees. They are wasps. Aggressive as all hell, and mean. Can I UAV about yellow jackets?

YAY for Niles coming home! DOK, I agree with aweyn-- pre-holiday sale? But I've never sold things, so I may be talking out my boo-tay. Any answers on the pine dilemma yet? Hanging on pins and needles for you about Tuesday. I hope you get some good, solid non-scary answers.

We've had hard, cold rain all day It hasn't been above 60*. I LOVE this weather. It's supposed to be warmer the rest of the week, during the day (mid-high 70s, even 80 maybe ) but at night, I heard in the 40s Hopefully it's finally time to put on the flannel sheets!
post #512 of 595
I can't do a pre-sale. That sort of thing is up to Barefoot, itself. They have books on sale every month. The only thing I can do is offer a one time use discount code (the discount comes out of my commission so it's super special for me to offer it.)

There aren't many days left of the month...I need people to order asap.

I should update my blog with some sort of deal.

Ok, I'm exhausted. Went to a autumn get-together tonight. I'm so not used to socializing like that anymore. I wanted to go play with the kids instead of doing idle chit chat with the grown ups. Still, I forced myself to talk to a few people and then I sought out the hostess (my friend) and just stuck to her. tee hee. I gave up about 9pm. Such a party animal, heh?
post #513 of 595
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
Not to mention, no, aweyn, they are not bees. They are wasps. Aggressive as all *** and mean.
ah, there's my regional bias again... here, bees are aggressive & to be feared and wasps are (comparatively) harmless annoyances... so, having many times heard that "yellow jackets" are mean and will attack, i've always imagined they must be bees. (which, i grant you, doesnt explain why i distinguished my attacker as a bee and not a yellow jacket, except having a long held notion that we dont have them here....)


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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
I can't do a pre-sale. ... The only thing I can do is offer a one time use discount code (the discount comes out of my commission so it's super special for me to offer it.)
i wasnt even thinking a discount, more a "get books now for the holidays and beat the rush/be done shopping" kind of thing.... it's all in the... presentation, lol. (says she who used to do marketing for a man notorious for never offering discounts... i got really good at making people *think* they were getting a special offer....... )


off to watch the final episode of season one of the tudors! squeee! (no nap has a benefit, after all....)
post #514 of 595
Evening mamas. Today was a beautiful day. In the 60's, bright sun, crisp breeze. I am spending my might looking for my kitty, Mr. ShickAdance (my DD named him) This guy loves the outdoors, but I worry about fishercats so don't let him stay out at night.

I borrowed a few of Z's books from a friend a long time ago, but never bought any for myself.
post #515 of 595
Does anyone else keep looking for their face to pop up in the fans of mothering box at the top? I haven't seen myself yet.
post #516 of 595
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i wasnt even thinking a discount, more a "get books now for the holidays and beat the rush/be done shopping" kind of thing....
Aha. Gotcha. Good idea!

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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
Does anyone else keep looking for their face to pop up in the fans of mothering box at the top? I haven't seen myself yet.
My faced showed up when I became a friend but then it got bumped down somewhere.
post #517 of 595
it's almost october!!!! it's almost october!!!!!
post #518 of 595
I can't wait to see pretty leaves. Some started turning already but some have just turned brown and fell. We've had such a weird summer that I think the trees/plants have suffered.
post #519 of 595
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
ah, there's my regional bias again... here, bees are aggressive & to be feared and wasps are (comparatively) harmless annoyances... so, having many times heard that "yellow jackets" are mean and will attack, i've always imagined they must be bees. (which, i grant you, doesnt explain why i distinguished my attacker as a bee and not a yellow jacket, except having a long held notion that we dont have them here....)
OK, well, that's just weird

Anyway, people all the time call yellow jackets "bees" even if they are not-- I did that until just a couple years ago. I think most people think they are bees. Most people say "I was stung by a bee" when they mean yellow jacket. IME. I still say it, too, sometimes, for simplicity's sake, even if it's not correct

How's your finger?

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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
Evening mamas. Today was a beautiful day. In the 60's, bright sun, crisp breeze. I am spending my might looking for my kitty, Mr. ShickAdance (my DD named him) This guy loves the outdoors, but I worry about fishercats so don't let him stay out at night.
What are fishercats??

Same weather here. It couldn't be more gorgeous. Breezy-- I have clothes on the line, but I don't think they'll dry before dark.
My kitty-- I had been home for a couple hours when I realized she was not shadowing me like usual. So I figured that she was having a nap-- couldn't find her anywhere. Got worried that she'd gotten outside (she's indoor only). My roommate's been gone for awhile, but I didn't see her leave, so no idea how long she'd been gone.
Got a wild hair-- and found her in the roommate's closet Poor kitty! I hope she didn't pee in there.

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
I can't wait to see pretty leaves. Some started turning already but some have just turned brown and fell. We've had such a weird summer that I think the trees/plants have suffered.
Us, too! I see lots of leaves on the ground already, brown ones, but not much changing of colors in the trees. That can't mean anything good.

Flannel sheets on DS's bed-- check! Now for mine. Yay!
post #520 of 595
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
I can't do a pre-sale. That sort of thing is up to Barefoot, itself. They have books on sale every month. The only thing I can do is offer a one time use discount code (the discount comes out of my commission so it's super special for me to offer it.)

There aren't many days left of the month...I need people to order asap.

I should update my blog with some sort of deal.

Ok, I'm exhausted. Went to a autumn get-together tonight. I'm so not used to socializing like that anymore. I wanted to go play with the kids instead of doing idle chit chat with the grown ups. Still, I forced myself to talk to a few people and then I sought out the hostess (my friend) and just stuck to her. tee hee. I gave up about 9pm. Such a party animal, heh?
Heh sometimes it DOES seem like the kids have way more fun than the grown ups doesn't it! I'm pretty much the same way, because if my kids are there I'm not comfortable leaving them unsupervised... whereas some parents just turn them loose and don't even see them again until the end of the get together

I hope I can get the site to cooperate! I don't know if the $ we're expecting will get there in time for the end of this month though... but the books I picked out would be very special christmas presents (for boys.. ok, and me lol) so I'll cross my fingers!

I was up till 1130 coughing.. then up at 2am doing the same until nearly 3. I have the worst headache.. and I coughed hard enough to rupture some capilliaries which was rather dramatic looking Can we say OVER IT!?!?!
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