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post #421 of 641
Good morning everyone!

Happy belated bday maia!

It is 31 here. I need to add another heat lamp for my tortoise, poor guy isn't getting enough heat.


Okay, my Tonic is ready as of today...... but I have to be honest.... I'm kinda afraid to try it
post #422 of 641
Ocean's Eve- I told a friend about the tonic and that was her reaction. hehe

Need to do lots of computer work today. I am presenting in two weeks and decided to add new material to the course. What the heck was I thinking?

When I take a break, I will hopefully catch up.
post #423 of 641
Mornin' Mama's!

It's a chilly morning here too. The breeze feels like snow, even though I know it won't. It's 46 out there right now.

Busy, busy, busy with my online classes and holiday knitting (that's getting to be a broken record) but checking in here as often as I can.

Off to do my monthly Trader Joe's run today. (The nearest one is over an hour away so I just load up once an month and make do with the local groceries in between.)
post #424 of 641
It's funny how I always seem to get everyone talking about the weather. Maybe a new career is in order.
post #425 of 641
Morning Mamas!

I have not forgotten about you! We have not had the chance to fix the other computers yet, so still working off the one laptop. Somedays DH takes it to work leaving me computerless.

I do have it today and tomorrow for sure so at least I can catch up a little!

I will catch up when DD naps, but in the meantime to all and I miss you all so much!
post #426 of 641
i got some of my books in the mail!! I'm so excited to start reading, that I don't know which book to start with (I also have two more still in the mail! LOL) ...so I can't start reading.

do I start with 'Wicca' or The Circle Within, or Drawing Down the Moon or Earth Magic. AAaHHHH

Actually I've already started Wicca, and I think I'll start Circle Within once it arrives, the rest to follow.
post #427 of 641
Drawing Down the Moon is more "academic-ish" and less "how to" so maybe pop in and out of that one as the mood strikes? It's also a good book to use as a reference when a different book casually mentions a name or group... if I recall it has a nearly functional index.

Soooooo tired this morning! Ro was up coughing and crying most of the night, and Laia coughed so hard she had an accident and I had to strip/remake the bed. I think I'm beating back the invading forces of the flu bug, but I have no ooomph left after dancing at the party all night and binging on coconut icecream and truffles.

Actually, there were real world truffles too. We went to a friend's for dinner and he had brought me a pack of truffles from his last trip to Switzerland. MMmmmmm. Yummy! But it did mean we got home late, which think was part of Ro's problem.

Tonic- sounds like dwarf bread to me!

A huge hawk just flew by the window! There is a big part of me that doesn't really like living this far out from town, but every now and then something beautiful happens and makes me happy. Hawks outside the window count!
post #428 of 641
Morning mamas. Today my babies are 16! I can't believe it. So the good mom I am I gave them each their own B-Day cake for breakfast. Tonight I will make them each their favorite meal for supper.

My other baby, (puppy) went to the vet to get fixed. Poor little guy looked so sad.

I think I am going to go back to bed for a few while I can.
post #429 of 641
High of 17 C/ 62 F yesterday, with a wind! Very warm for us! Today, we're expecting a more seasonal 40F. Apparently, it has been snowing like crazy in the mountains and skiers(I'm not) are deliriously happy

Spent most of the warm spell catering to my older two, who were ill with stomach flu. My youngest, who has never heard of the concept of tempting fate, was wandering around announcing smugly " But *I* don't have a stummy ache." I thought he'd be sick in the night, so I caught up on laundry, dishes and went to bed early. DIdn't have an interrupted sleep so I'm feeling indecently well rested.

Speaking of moms deserving celebration on their children's birthday, Congratulations, redveg!

I'd read Earth Magic first.

Hi, singin angel!

I'm so sorry about the coughing girls, Wombatclay. Hope they (and you) have a rest today. Hooray for the hawk by your window!

Ocean's Eve, you could try mixing the tonic with some mild salsa (or even just chopped tomato) and taking it with food to start. Maybe even toast. I add it to soup or sandwiches or veggies quite often. In fact, I'd take it with food for sure, the first time.

I wish we had a Trader Joe's. And that I had a tea with a homeschooling family today. I think I'll be canceling school and preschool and keeping everyone home, most likely.

And working on homework.
post #430 of 641
New moon- I cleansed my alter Feels great! I think I'm going to look into a prosperity spell. I want to focus my intentions about finances.

Red Veg-Happy Birthday to your triplets and congratulations to you. After raising triplets for 16 years, you deserve to go back to bed

Clay-It sounds like one of those times to just take 10 minutes at a time. Hopefully everyone will heal quickly and you'll get a break from the sickies for awhile.

DoK-I have weather like that...North California in the Redwoods. Of course redwoods=fog in the summer mornings, but I love it Come live by me.

Aubergine-I hope your household is enjoying good health very soon

Autumn Breeze- Enjoy! You have some good reading to curl up to.

Singin Angel- glad to "hear" from you. I hope everything is going alright.

I'll have to catch up with the rest later. I have to get DD ready for school, tonight she has a performance (musical theater), and we're leaving on a trip tomorrow...so busy busy with preparations.

Hugs and healing (or remaining healthy)
post #431 of 641
femme_rouge, i must say, Rupert is an excellent name for a dragon! (did you see my link for abundance checks?)

KJoslyn, stunning dress! i missed that one, or i might have picked it myself!

redveg, happy bday to your not-so-little-littles! and yum! cake for breakfast!

hugs and healing vibes and happy day after the party to all! (and thanks for wassailing the trees with me, aubergine! squeee!)
post #432 of 641

Winter solstice?

Hi Mamas~

DH and I would like to start celebrating solstice with DS (16 months) this year, instead of Christmas. I was wondering...what are some winter solstice "traditions"? Certain decorations? Food? Music/songs? Rituals like candle lighting? Describe to me what your winter solstice celebration is like.

I would love some ideas!!
post #433 of 641
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femme_rouge, i must say, Rupert is an excellent name for a dragon! (did you see my link for abundance checks?)


That link is awesome...I will have to try that one out!

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New moon- I cleansed my alter Feels great! I think I'm going to look into a prosperity spell. I want to focus my intentions about finances.
Cleansing the altar...so on my to do list! Things have been insane around here and I could use some grounding time...and a schedule again.

Clay - I hope Tor gets better soon!

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Morning mamas. Today my babies are 16! I can't believe it. So the good mom I am I gave them each their own B-Day cake for breakfast. Tonight I will make them each their favorite meal for supper.

My other baby, (puppy) went to the vet to get fixed. Poor little guy looked so sad.

I think I am going to go back to bed for a few while I can.
Cake for breakfast! That's a great way to start the day Happy birth-day to you too mama!
post #434 of 641
holy crap I think I'm cured just smelling it !!

I think I'll wait till tonight so the girls don't have to watch me puke
post #435 of 641
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I have some faeries in my garden and they insisted on coming with me so Maia, you have faery friends at your Birthday Party!
Ooooh! Thank you, yay!

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I'm seriously worried about that man now This coming from the woman that had pink furry pig slippers LOL.
Yeah, right?
I've always worried about him but then, he's my perfect match. Srsly. To quote a not-so-popular movie that we both love..."He doesn't make sense. I don't make sense. Together, we make sense"

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Good morning everyone! Super tired this morning. Ds woke me up too early.

I'd like to live somewhere that doesn't get too cold and doesn't get too hot. Where are places like that? Say 45-80 degrees.
Likely story. You know you partied too hard at my birthday party last night

Asheville. Asheville is like that. Winter actually hovers around 32-40 in the day, summer around 80ish (gets up around 90 for about two weeks, but didn't at all, this year!). And it's mountainous and beautiful!

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Soooooo tired this morning!

but I have no ooomph left after dancing at the party all night and binging on coconut icecream and truffles.
Yeah, you too...y'all just whooped it up last night, didn't you? Coconut ice cream and truffles, so divine

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Morning mamas. Today my babies are 16! I can't believe it. So the good mom I am I gave them each their own B-Day cake for breakfast. Tonight I will make them each their favorite meal for supper.
Yikes, mama. You deserve a medal just for surviving that My one boy is hard enough!
THREE cakes and THREE meals? Go you

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Originally Posted by lotusblossom9 View Post
DH and I would like to start celebrating solstice with DS (16 months) this year, instead of Christmas. I was wondering...what are some winter solstice "traditions"? Certain decorations? Food? Music/songs? Rituals like candle
We do Christmas and Solstice. Solstice is our "religious" holiday, while Christmas is our big gift extravaganza.
On Solstice eve, we make Sun Bread and read the book http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Bread-Elis...8579533&sr=1-1
On Solstice morning, we get up just before sunrise and go outside. We sit under blankets sometimes, and snuggle together.
We're real quiet while we talk about the dark and the light and the turn of the seasons. We bring the Sun Bread and some sparkling cider, and when the Sun rises over the mountain, we whoop and holler and throw some bread to the Sun. Then we pour libations and drink cider right from the bottle and have Sun bread ourselves, and dance and sing Sun songs.
Later, we have a Feast in honor of the return of the Light!

Christmas, we do Santa and get up and open presents and laze around and have fun all day. No particular feasting or anything else. Unless we're at my mom's. She goes to midnight mass on Christmas Eve, but we don't.
post #436 of 641
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It's funny how I always seem to get everyone talking about the weather. Maybe a new career is in order.


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i got some of my books in the mail!! I'm so excited to start reading, that I don't know which book to start with (I also have two more still in the mail! LOL) ...so I can't start reading.

do I start with 'Wicca' or The Circle Within, or Drawing Down the Moon or Earth Magic. AAaHHHH
Drawing down the moon isn't the easiest read, at least it wasn't for ME Eventually I found it enjoyable, but that was after I already had a bit of a foundation of knowledge about wicca/paganism.

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Morning mamas. Today my babies are 16! I can't believe it. So the good mom I am I gave them each their own B-Day cake for breakfast. Tonight I will make them each their favorite meal for supper.
My goodness, 3 special meals in one night? lol you're gonna be pooped! I have a 16 yr old (not to mention the 21yo) and boy does that make me feel old lol.

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Originally Posted by lotusblossom9 View Post
Hi Mamas~

DH and I would like to start celebrating solstice with DS (16 months) this year, instead of Christmas. I was wondering...what are some winter solstice "traditions"? Certain decorations? Food? Music/songs? Rituals like candle lighting? Describe to me what your winter solstice celebration is like.

I would love some ideas!!
Most decorations for Winter solstice/Yule are basically the same as christmas decorations since that's where Christmas got them from! My favourite tradition with the kids is saluting the sun. On Summer solstice (coming up for us we wake up before the sun, make iced chocolates and go outside to greet the sun on the longest day On winter solstice we reverse that and make hot choccies and 'put the sun to bed' on the shortest day My boys are wild children so any ritual would be lost on them, at this point I don't bother.

Hubby has a migraine and is in bed & not at work... this means i have to attempt to keep 3 kids somewhat quiet on a VERY HOT DAY (means little to no outside time ) in hopes that he doesn't suffer too long with it. And then I get to rework the budget for next fortnight, since no work = no pay as well as make a grocery list and go buy some food
post #437 of 641
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Asheville. Asheville is like that. Winter actually hovers around 32-40 in the day, summer around 80ish (gets up around 90 for about two weeks, but didn't at all, this year!). And it's mountainous and beautiful!
32 is too cold. And that means it would get even colder at night. I'm sick of winter.
post #438 of 641
Morning mamas. What a nice day we had yesterday. It is cold here this morning. It's tough for me, I am not a morning person to begin with, but when it's cold and I am in a warm bed, it's almost impossible to get up!

I hope everyone has a great day. I will be back to catch up this afternoon.
post #439 of 641
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32 is too cold. And that means it would get even colder at night. I'm sick of winter.
Oh. Well...it truly isn't all that wintery, not enough for me, anyway. When we first moved here, it was 4 distinct seasons. Plenty wintery. It's warmed up in the nearly 7 years we've lived here
BUT, that said, it hardly ever snows-- I'd like a little more-- and I don't even dress that warmly most of the winter. Sweatshirt, scarf, hat, mittens. Round about February I'm wearing a coat for a little while.
Night, I'm inside, so yes, it can get to about 20, not much below, but I'm inside anyway

Six more days, mamas! We are both pretty nervous, when we let ourselves admit it.
Another way we're alike: holy cow, we have the same favorite soup. Srsly. I know that sounds insane, but nobody but nobody likes bean with bacon soup at all, if they even know what it is, and here it's both our very favorite
I said "Stop it! stop being me, already!"
It's kind of disconcerting.
post #440 of 641
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DoK-I have weather like that...North California in the Redwoods. Of course redwoods=fog in the summer mornings, but I love it Come live by me.
My mom lives in Redwood City. She'd love for me to move to CA. Honestly, I'd be nervous about earthquakes. And services for special needs children (autism spectrum). It's sad but I haven't even been able to afford to go visit her. I'd love to see CA.
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