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post #21 of 892
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We have torrential snow right now... wish us luck since we have to drive into town (so dh can feed the cells and so we can pick up peas and a special treat).
Safety to you and your family

Bleh...I'm thinking Acceptance is also resonating with me for a word choice. Acceptance of all that is good, loving, peaceful and joyous. Also accepting that the darker/shadow side is an equal and important part of the journey. I don't have to like it, but I need to accept that it IS.For me, I am becoming increasingly aware that striving for an unachievable utopian existence sets me up for so much heartache and angry outbursts Of course in the moments I don't realize I'm doing it, but alas it is the truth.

Anyway, I don't think I'm explaining this well, but I think I'm onto something here. I shall let it all percolate for awhile

DOK-just read your post. The apartment sounds so cool! Good luck.
post #22 of 892
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unschoolin- I'm sorry your family is being so dorky. Several of my friends are in long term poly relationships but only a few of them are out about it. Do you think that your extended family may come round given some time to process the news? When I told my mom I was pagan (after more than a decade ) I did it in a letter because I knew an in-person discussion would have been a disaster. It took her a month or so before she spoke with me again.

Hmmmmm.... 2010 marks the first year I've been openly pagan to the whole world. Wow. No wonder I feel pulled towards open/fresh/new.
Same here happened with me when I came out as Wiccan to my mother. I was 14 and she finally kind of accepted it this year at 28. But that's about it. She doesn't care much for anything else we do here and calls us hippies.

She actually once told me that I was too open minded for my own good! LOL.


This new year was fun. And my words for it are: Live, Love, and Laughter

As well as budgeting much better than I did the year before.
post #23 of 892
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
getting ready to bless the house, purge all the old stuff, clean clean clean and bring in the good energy.... now just to find the music! have a great day!!

h

Eep! You're motivating me to clean today! NOOOO!
post #24 of 892
My word for 2010 is JUSTICE.

We're going to have to move in the spring sometime too so I'm purging and cleaning now. I'm hoping that some work now will make the process easier at the other end.
post #25 of 892
hmmmm.... words for 2010. what a great idea. happppppy new years everyone!
involved. patient. interdependence. independence.
post #26 of 892
DH decided on FOCUS and COMPLETION. I think the house was pressing on his thoughts as well as some projects at the lab.

dok- hope the apt comes through! It sound lovely.

1999-2000 NYE: dh and I were living in Boston but we spent NYE in Ithaca with friends. They had just bought a home (a former church) and there were still bells up in the steeple. So we watched some of the fireworks and world displays, then at midnight we toasted with bubbly goodness and risked our necks climbing into the belfry to take turns ringing the bells. It was magical.

and on the very outside chance that people got y2k nutty, we figured it would be better in Ithaca than in Boston.
post #27 of 892
Evening mamas.

I couldn't think of a word, so I pulled a rune. I got Mannaz (the self) in Reverse. I think I am going to pull one at the beginning of every month and work on that.
post #28 of 892
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getting ready to bless the house, purge all the old stuff, clean clean clean and bring in the good energy....
h
I will be doing this tomorrow
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We missed the moon last night due to snow. I hope I get a chance to see it tonight.
Me too.
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We have torrential snow right now... wish us luck since we have to drive into town (so dh can feed the cells and so we can pick up peas and a special treat).
Good luck, drive safe!

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My word for 2010 is JUSTICE.
My DH needs some of this!!
post #29 of 892
unschoolinmom, so sorry about your family. Maybe they just need a bit of time to come around?

i think it is so difficult to find and live what makes us happy, if you have that live it and they will come around when they see how happy your family is!
post #30 of 892
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Evening mamas.

I couldn't think of a word, so I pulled a rune. I got Mannaz (the self) in Reverse. I think I am going to pull one at the beginning of every month and work on that.
I really like this idea! I think I may have to borrow it.

We ended up with a sitter for tonight, so about an hour ago or so I had to discover my motivation and get to work on the house. It's amazing how much you can accomplish when you have the motivation for it! (It helps tremendously that the house wasn't completely trashed and had been picked up and cleaned for my mom's visit about a week ago!)
post #31 of 892
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My word may be: PROSPERITY


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I'm going to look into moving to a different apartment. It's in a different town and completely different from the atmosphere I live in now. The new place is VERY new. It's a new BIG 'luxury' apartment complex. Because they are big, they are obligated by law to offer a certain number of those as 'affordable housing'. I'm going to check on Monday to see if it's possible. The new apartment has 1030 square feet which is HUGE compared to the one I have now. And it has 2 bathrooms.

The new complex has a free fitness room, media room, salt water pool (outdoor) and conference room.

I'd have to give up a neighborhood, suburb feel though. The new complex would definitely be more like city living.
Good luck! You might be surprised at the community you find there, you never know! I lived in a complex like that back in California and they even had a playground onsite and lots of grassy, tree covered areas with picnic tables & bbqs. I actually got to know several of my neighbors a bit before I moved

Loving everyone's words for the year I couldn't think of one.. so I pulled out my journal and had a ramble to myself. I came up with Wholeness and abundance. This is the year my family is whole, even if not all physically together yet

Might be back for more than a reply later...have had no coffee yet... I are teh zombie
post #32 of 892
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Maia- sorry for the ring frustration but for the amazing relationship!
Thank you so much! It feels awesome to have such support, Clay

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10 years ago was the millenial New Year's Eve. Where were you all then?
Oh goodness...sitting in a trailer in the middle of nowhere, on a Y2K chat room, watching what we thought was going to be the cascade of lights going out all around the world

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I'm going to look into moving to a different apartment.
It sounds awesome, DOK. I'd even consider that, with all those amenities! Good luck!

We had a dish made of black-eyed peas, brown rice, cabbage, ham, and garlic for dinner, and plum pudding with hard sauce and Breyer's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream for dessert I think I'm going to pass out from richness and fullness, now!
post #33 of 892
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Good luck! You might be surprised at the community you find there, you never know! I lived in a complex like that back in California and they even had a playground onsite and lots of grassy, tree covered areas with picnic tables & bbqs. I actually got to know several of my neighbors a bit before I moved
We drove around it this afternoon. There isn't a play area. The only green area is very small grassy area near the pool (not enough to run and play.) The back of the building overlooks a 'forest'. I think it's fenced off but it would be nice to at least have trees to look at.

Edited to add: Ok, the reason I didn't see it when driving by was because it was covered in snow. There is a SMALL area of grass to play. Very small, but it's there.
Pool area.
post #34 of 892
As I was driving home tonight after picking up some chamomile tea for the kids, I saw the beautiful moon. It was a glorious sight!
post #35 of 892
Y2K - I was sitting with a multitude of stored water waiting for the end of the world!

FB group - it's blowing up!!!

My word for the New Year = GUMPTION!!. Some of you have the greatest words! I had decided to give up pop for the new year and wouldn't you know it, I ordered one w/o thinking!! Drank half of it before I remembered! So, since I wasn't able to enjoy a frosty fountain pop last night, I decided that today's giant fountain pop would be the last.

I spent hours today going to the Salvation Army to buy the clothes that were all half off today! I got bags of stuff for me and the girl! I was down to only 2 pairs of pants, and my 2 fave skirts had to be tossed because they simply fell apart. I made a fairly big haul!

Dok - the new digs sound great! Hope it works for you!

Unschoolin - hope the fam can come around.
post #36 of 892
Y2K: i was working in the ICU. we were all waiting for the vents to stop working so we were over staffed then at 12:10 when the world hadn't ended all the extras went home and the rest of us had a potluck and watched jerry springer. lol (oh and we took care of the patients too. )

h
post #37 of 892
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
We drove around it this afternoon. There isn't a play area. The only green area is very small grassy area near the pool (not enough to run and play.) The back of the building overlooks a 'forest'. I think it's fenced off but it would be nice to at least have trees to look at.

Edited to add: Ok, the reason I didn't see it when driving by was because it was covered in snow. There is a SMALL area of grass to play. Very small, but it's there.
Pool area.
Bummer! But the pool and surrounds look nice

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Y2K: i was working in the ICU. we were all waiting for the vents to stop working so we were over staffed then at 12:10 when the world hadn't ended all the extras went home and the rest of us had a potluck and watched jerry springer. lol (oh and we took care of the patients too. )

h
I'm going to be the lone geek present, and say that the millenial new year wasn't actually until NYE2000 I have no idea where I was honestly in 99... it was not a good year for me.
post #38 of 892
Y2K? I was getting prepared to graduate high school. I knew everything would be fine LOL.
post #39 of 892
out from lurking for a few....

Happy New Year! Happy Full Moon!

we sorta celebrated the moon last night. ds decided that we should have a blue tablecloth and blue candles for our subvertly pagan dinner party. i made a pile of food with lots of good wishes cooked in - lots of citrus, cinnamon, and other meaningful stuff... then i had everyone write down a wish on a little sheet of paper and deposit it anonymously into a cannister. we'll burn them and release them when we are able to do so - maybe tonight in the fireplace (it's gas but we can only do a few little itty bitty pieces of paper at a time). but the folks who visited last night... well.. 2 of the families are devout Catholics and the other family is pretty atheist (or maybe agnostic?). so while we snuck in some pagan practices, i didn't announce it as such.

cold here but no snow. it looks like November but feels like January. quite deceptive when you look outside without looking at the thermometer.

my words would be FOCUS and DOCUMENT. i tend not to concentrate enough and find my mind wandering often... and i keep thinking i should start journaling or scrapbooking but i never get around to it. so... i think i'm going to take a different approach. the blog Simple Scrapbooks had a "Capture The Season" series over the past 5 weeks, with a template and a workbook, so i think i will start using that for each of our pagan seasons.

i'd love to join the FB group too... gun - i sent you a PM. oh and i seem to recall some mention of paganspace.net - i'm me (bluets) there too.
post #40 of 892
Happy new year!!!
So much I want to say, and catch up on, but I'm on an itouch. I completely spontaneously took off to Ohio to see family yesterday afternoon. Dh and I were fighting but he ended up coming with me and the kids. I never get to see *my* family, so this is big for me. We are headingback Monday and that's when I'll do all the housecleaning/ritual stuff I had planned to do, but I really needed this.

I already joined the fb group before it was by invite. Do I need to re-do and pm you, Gun?

I can't say what word I would pick for last year- I'm pretty sure it's against the rules. . Needless to say, I'm glad 2009 is over.

I think my word for 2010 is mindful.
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