Originally Posted by wombatclay
ETA-- For US/Canadian trips try getting a NEXUS Card
. It's a lot less expensive, especially for children, than a US passport. It's what we hope to get for our lot.
And i'd certainly give notice of trips north! I'd love to meet irl!
I'd love to meet MDC mamas, too. It would require ingenuity and initiative, since my area is not a big vacation destination.
Good to know about the NEXUS cards.
My big dream, which would definitely require passports, is a trip to the UK to visit my best girlfriend since I was 9 and to meet her dds (and to introduce my 2 ds). And, well, to be in the UK again
My dd is actually going off on a trip to the US with close friends soon - an amazing treat - , and will definitely require a passport, and notarized letters etc. as she will be traveling without her parents. (sigh)
Originally Posted by aweynsayl
just printed off tracy's new moon article.. off to read... looks like it might be a bit about $$... maybe a good new moon for some abundance checks
Oh Tracy's article is up? Haven't been checking back for it for once. Need to shake loose some money energy here for sure!
Originally Posted by Maiasaura
Yeah-- I so try not to let myself go there. I just get depressed. I don't think I could survive, or keep my child alive, if I only had to depend on the planet. It's really sad. If it was WWII again, we'd probably all die
Does anybody know how to garden and put up food anymore? Or do without, or stretch food? Srsly. Our whole nation would be farked. Scary.
I don't think we are meant to depend only on the planet. I think human communities of all kinds are the way to survival and to making life worth living (oh listen to me, the happy loner irl
) -- I'm actually pretty optimistic that we are all capable of pulling together if we had to in a survival situation.
I'm working on the gardening/food preserving skill set -- I know my grandmother grew up on a homestead and managed a family on a Depression-era dirt farm. I don't have (or aspire to) anything like her competence and thrift, but it seems important to show my kids what is possible. Don't know if I will need these skills in my life as a matter of survival, but I feel there is a strong possibility that they will need them when they are grown. Even if they don't, it's a valuable part of their heritage.
redveg, I'm sorry you are shocked and angry -- hope you can find the place to share more details if you think it would help. You strike me as a very balanced person. I can read your disequilibrium at how this situation is affecting you -- hope you find your center again soon and can shield yourself from this negativity.
Funny you mention mirror spells, Cari. I have been reading about feng shui and formulating some plans for putting up a mirror or something in my bedroom closet, with reflecting surface pointing at a neighbor's home. There has been uncomfortableness in that relationship, but I won't go into details.
I was clearing out the top shelf of my closet yesterday and found a GI Joe type doll that has been stowed up there for a few years -- too cool to get rid of (with a costume full of weapons and accessories, obviously an expensive toy) and too violent to give to my sons. Wonder if it's been influencing our relations with our neighbor, given the feng scui of the location (closest spot in my home to neighbor's home). Maybe the "war" between my neighbor and my family was partially my fault? I'm thinking of putting something up on that shelf that symbolizes peaceful relations and helpfulness instead, and a mirror to increase the distance between us symbolically too and to reflect back anything negative that comes.
Anyway, ds5 found the doll while I was cleaning, and i said he could have it, with cautions about violent toys not being allowed around younger kids in our home. He appropriated a shoebox and stripped the doll of all weapons and dangerous stuff, put the violent gear in the shoebox, sealed it, and drew pictures on the box signifying "scary stuff go away, good stuff and happy stuff is ok!"
Shoulda done something like that years ago myself!
Now the former black ops army ninja guy is living with the Barbies, and learning a gentler way of life.
Originally Posted by Maiasaura
So here are the details, so far:
It's at the Biltmore House (I don't know how to make links out of just the words)
We're all getting dolled up, glittery and fancy-like
We have a chocolate fountain, and Cari is bringing some yummies-- didn't someone else say they were bringing spanikopita?
I want Evanescence for the band
Oh, and it's a pajama party, and the bedtime story will be from Tales of Beedle the Bard. I also have some erotica fairy tales if anyone's of that mind, too
Is this a chick party only? Or shall we have dates?
I will bring some raw milk and fresh egg eggnog (with a homemade vegan nog on the side) and good whiskey for those who like it Also and a classic swiss cheese fondue to complement the chocolate fountain.
If we have dates, I want imaginary, fantasy ones. Maybe facsimiles of movie/book characters, or minor eye-candy deities and heroes, just to complement the goddesses that we will be and to dance with in the ballroom?
Maybe someone like Laurence Fox in his dress coat from Becoming Jane
. Well, maybe a dandier version who is a better dancer. Not James Mcavoy's character, from that movie, sadly, because I have a total crush on him and it would be too distracting. Or maybe I'll arrive with Sir Gareth, from Arthurian legend -- my favorite knight....such a sweetie!
Originally Posted by gun
Well, the poo is gonna hit the fan in my house in about 15 minutes when my DH gets home and I question him about why he has apparently stopped taking his BP and cholesterol meds for the last several months. I am so angry I could just spit.
Oh, no! Hope that goes ok!
I am so heavily invested in needing my dh being healthy and ok -- I tell him this regularly!
I had a similar conversation with my dh years and years ago about stopping meds. Turned out, taking control of his own health and self-weaning from meds was the right thing in his situation, in retrospect. Turns out, he really didn't need them anymore. I certainly don't recommend it in general. I was at least as angry as you sound to be....