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post #261 of 649
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Bluets, have a little too much coffee this morning did we? LOL!
sadly, not enough. was up too late randomly surfing on the computer last night. we have a ritual of listening to Cookie Monster (just this one song) on the way to daycare (i have some odd rituals and this is one of them). the way i was fumbling for my travel mug en route, dh started crooning "C is for coffee". ds thought it was very funny. i figured out the rest of the lyrics once i reached my desk.
post #262 of 649
Love the coffee song! And a daily ritual involving cookie monster. We listen to the beatles on the way to preschool. Every day. Though the cd changes so it's not necessarily the same set of songs. The only time we vary that is if the day is grey/rainy... then we listen to zydeco to "bring back the sun".

DoK- big hugs chica. It's got to be stressful having worries like that lurking in the back of your mind all the time. Thinking about my dad always scares me and I get hyper focused (and not in a good way) on everything I feel and everything I can pick up from the kids. I hope the trip goes smoothly and you have a blast at the museum!

We're a bit overcast at the moment actually, but temps near 50! FIFTY! Of course, that means the beautiful snow cover is melting to reveal the horrible ick that hides inside the drifts all winter... our road is a mash of half decayed dog poop, long dead critters, and gravel from the snow plows. Ugh. The late winter/early spring view from our home is less than luverly I'm afraid.
post #263 of 649
Roo had fun at the museum. They had this huge climbing thingy that was completely netted for safety. Ds was afraid at first but then I couldn't get him out of it. He LOVED it. It was 3 floors tall. There's an open staircase next to it so parents can check on their kids or take pics. Just being on that staircase made me feel queasy. Urgh. LOL.
post #264 of 649
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Yeah, I did some research about early onset schizophrenia and I don't think that's the problem. It was just so freaky. (it's happened a couple times before.)

Actually, I'm wondering if I dozed off (it was early morning and we were in our own beds) and maybe talked in my sleep.
I've done this before too... when I was just on the edge of awake thought I heard someone calling Mommy! I am sure it's probably not anything 'serious' .. but freaky none the less!

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Originally Posted by bluets View Post
i was inspired this morning! (my greatest apologies to Cookie Monster)

"C is for coffee..."
Hehehehe That's epic And nicely done, I am having my morning coffee now hehe

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Short story, made an arrangement with a company we owe money to, KEPT my side of it, now they're trying to renenge on theirs and demanding something like $1500 or so. Still not resolved, but taking a sanity break from it. Would be resolved quicker if half their employees were intelligent enough to read notes and knew the policies of the company.
I SO feel your pain! SOme of you here might remember our nearly year long struggle with a power company a while back (and I mean a WHILE, I paid the bill off one year ago this week... and was paying on it for 6mos. The issue was they were incompentant and we could NOT get a bill out of them!) Well.. the company went into recievership (sorta like bankruptcy) and last week I got a call & email from the company handling their accts.. claiming I still owe 183bucks! I was VERY upset, but I had a detailed list of payment dates, amounts and bpay reciept #s which I sent him. He said that's great... those last 3 payments were never credited though, will you still be making them? Is me.. I told him no, they were already made, what the incompetants at that company did with them once they were made is NAWT my problem. And added a little note not to contact me about it again, except to inform me that our name was removed from the list of outstanding accts, or I would be contacting a lawyer.

SO yeah.. not quite the same amount of money, but I totally get your frustration and stress levels. I've been a nervous wreck about it.

DOK, museum sounds great! We have indoor playcentres with those type of structures here and they are just awesome fun for the kids.

Off to bake some eggy pies with the kids for lunch (and extras for our big day out tomorrow) and get a bit of schooly stuff going on
post #265 of 649
Hey everyone! I finally bought a new to me car! We bought a mini van, so now we have two cars once again. Its a 95 ford windstar. After I bought it all these people were like OMG such a crap car! So now I am freaked about it. It runs good, in immaculate condition. I bought it from an older man who keeps all his cars in garage, cleans them all the time. You seriously wouldn't know this car is 15 years old. And it only have 115,00 miles on it. That means he only drove it like 8k miles a year. But I love having a mini van. The only thing I don't like is having the door that opens the back to get my daughter out on the passanger side. So I have to walk around the car to get her out. Ugh.

Hope everyone is well. It is FINALLY warming up down here in Florida. It was 75 yesterday. I couldn't believe it.
post #266 of 649
morning!

gray day here today... almost spring break and the campus is getting quiet.

i think we'll be taking a few days next week to go to (*Sic*) beautiful Fort Wayne. (only because it is conveniently halfway between here and my parents but they also have a science center that has a Hubble exhibit - so dh and ds are excited about that. I'm excited about the potential for eating at a Japanese BBQ

here's a crafty idea or two for Ostara (or maybe just because):
http://belladia.typepad.com/crafty_c...tonehenge.html

http://seilifestyle.blogspot.com/201...er-basket.html
post #267 of 649
Morning everyone! mmmm, the song is going through my head... but now its crowded with "how do you like me now?"

DOK - I feel like I can relate, but not entirely... alzheimer's runs through my family so when I start to forget or my memory gets foggy.. panic attacks ensue. I'm glad your Roo had a blast out at that gym. It sounds like something my boys would love, while giving me a heart attack. They are so fearless its amazing.


Blue- love the crafty ideas, I was pondering of what to do next to our garden and the mini stonehenge would be wonderful for the boys to build especially with the plethora of bricks.

I love its getting warmer out, sun on my face just calming me from work and filling me up and reminding me all to be thankful for. mmmmm today we have fog and it looks so beautiful, twisting and floating along the ground, the trees. I miss the PNW a bit as one of my favorite views was on a foggy day to look out on a high enough perch and see the mountains in the distance, green or snow covered. It was impressive. I love spring!
post #268 of 649
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Now what starts with the letter "C"?
"Coffee" starts with "C"!
Let's think of other things that starts with "C"!
Uh. . .Uh. . . Who cares about da other things?!
bluets you're on fire! First an epic Cookie Monster remake then awesome crafts?? What kinda coffee u drinkin'?
I'll be singing that song for a while.

Epipen pouch- It's just a simple foldover top with velcro closure and a loop in the back to use a carabiner clip with. It's sized to fit 2 epipens and some benadryl too. Maybe it's time I have an etsy store too.

Yesterday dh and I spent a couple hours working on the pool. I dug so much dirt my shoulders are sore. ( Pool is dug, but needs a bit more shaping and we have lots of dirt piles from homebuilding.)

Aeress I'm excited about the Pagan HS thread you started too!

Gun and Aweyn- what's the latest on the house front??

I feel my morning coffee has kicked in, lol.
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post #270 of 649
and the roll continues... lookie at the super cute girlie affirmation card that i found in my inbox:
http://www.goddessguidebook.com/images/ilmyself.jpg

(and i only drink half-caf coffee. imagine if i drank full strength!)

but i think it's the warming trend. around here, as soon as it warms up, the campus kids take off their clothes, layer by layer. they don't leave much to the imagination!
post #271 of 649
I've read about the goddess Caffeina--both in a book about modern day deities. and I think someone has(d) her in their siggie. Maybe that song can be in Her praise. I know that I for one am a devotee
post #272 of 649
Oh dear. Roo is seriously mad at me for accidentally letting go of his balloon.
Although I understand his feelings, his resulting behavior is SO not ok.
post #273 of 649
Hi lovely pagan mamas!

Now that my life is starting to be a little more normal...I have been seeing a lot of health care providers about the two ectopic pregnancies last year and working on some healing (not all the way there yet, but much better).

I also really miss the community here, even if the posts move so quickly some days I feel like I can't always keep up.

My super quick update on the last few months: been attending the local UU congregation and it's been nice to interact with other people around here who think. I am working on getting more doula clients and working on a new exciting project for prenatal classes - more details when I launch it. Lately, lots of cleaning! Last week, good friends of mine lost their baby an hour after birth (about 3 months early)...so I have been supporting them any way I can.

Anyways, I look forward to being able to sit down and check out how everyone has been while I tried to put things back together a little.

Many blessings to all!
post #274 of 649
maia,

redveg, hugs hon. i've been in the poo a lot lately as well.

gun, wow! that's a lot of housing in a short time! fingers crossed all goes smoothly!

Coffee. me worship. me lurve. me need. me really really missing my old fave coffeehaus in my old town..........

sunshine, big huge hugs. here's hoping things look way up and soon!

saphire-- wow, a pool! you're amazing. & those bubble wands are splendid! i made some much less fancy ones for the kiddos last holiday.

singin! i'm so happy to see you!!!


ahhh, me, oh my.... house, looking good... one or two possible deal-killing issues still floating around, but mainly my problem is my belly that is full of flutters. i just cant seem to settle for long.... maybe mainly because we've been unsettled for soooo long, but i'm really.... home sick. Home? or home? i dunno. i miss my old town, the comfort... and yet i know that ultimately we couldnt make it work (by it, meaning the life we really want, in theory, at any rate).... but i'm missing feeling ok Right Now. and the thought of having to clean and get stuff and get settled..... augh!!!!! i just want to Be Home Now. and, in my frightened monkey brain, the easiest path to that is to go back to the old town, which i know is fear talking, but... i'm a wimp, and, well...... so there you go. working a lot on my solar plexus chakra, which really helps, but it's hard to completely block out all the.... jitters. anyhow. thanks for listening.

eta:there seems to be the slight possibility that i'm about to develop a serious ikea problem......
post #275 of 649
aweyn... the nice thing about moving is that you get to experiment, to test out, to explore to find new favorites. once you're settled, it gets harder to do that. dh loves his starbucks hot chocolate - he is so unwilling to try out the local coffee shops because hot chocolate is actually surprisingly easy to not get right.

and more on the craft front... this would make such an awesome altar for the short and the tall members of the family and all you need is a corner (along with some supplies and a little crafty talent)

http://infarrantlycreative.blogspot....idea-room.html

it's a slow day at work - my favorite kind of day!
post #276 of 649
ikea=drool
I'd like to find some bookshelves that are closed fronted. To store all my woowoo books from snooping eyes. They are in drawers now, and not at all easily accessible. Crazy, I know.
post #277 of 649
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ikea=drool
I'd like to find some bookshelves that are closed fronted. To store all my woowoo books from snooping eyes. They are in drawers now, and not at all easily accessible. Crazy, I know.
ooh-ooh-ooh....

we got unfinished bookshelves by this company (http://www.woodcraftindustries.com/C...iew.php?Room=8) through our local dealer, who also did the finishing (i had done some practice attempts on other pieces and not only was i not skilled but i was also pregnant when we got the bookshelves).

anyhoo... you can get doors on these things, so i have 2/3 of our basement wall covered in bookshelves, with each bookshelf having the bottom 1/3 or so covered with a cupboard door. i had thought at first that we'd store toys in there, but i've got so much stuff that stores well in that space and the doors are actually hard to open so that threw the toy idea into ... well... the playtable.

the bookshelves were surprisingly affordable as unfinished pieces (given that they were solid wood and all)... the finishing was quite costly.
post #278 of 649
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aweyn... the nice thing about moving is that you get to experiment, to test out, to explore to find new favorites. once you're settled, it gets harder to do that. dh loves his starbucks hot chocolate - he is so unwilling to try out the local coffee shops because hot chocolate is actually surprisingly easy to not get right.

and more on the craft front... this would make such an awesome altar for the short and the tall members of the family and all you need is a corner (along with some supplies and a little crafty talent)

http://infarrantlycreative.blogspot....idea-room.html

it's a slow day at work - my favorite kind of day!
I am loving your craftiness today Bluets!!

now I'll just wait for more

ikea too. I miss it since moving from Seattle, now I have to travel 2 hours to Chicago to get my ikea fix. Right now I'm loving on those "floating" wall shelves for my house because we have nothing in terms of upward storage.
post #279 of 649
Hi Nicole! I was just thinking about you. It is *lovely* to see you posting here again! ETA forgot to add -- so sorry about your friend's loss. That is hard. It takes strength to support a friend through something like that. So many friends can't handle something like that and just disappear.

Signs of Spring -- first bucket of snowmelt water mixed with seed pods and dead leaves and twigs from last year's garden, also rocks and dirt and ice chunks, stirred up into a potion/stew by small boys with sticks.

Listened to my 3 yr old explaining to a 2 yr old friend how to play chess and had a yummy little 1 yr old fall asleep in my lap while I read stories. I my job. Wish it paid a little better is all.

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eta:there seems to be the slight possibility that i'm about to develop a serious ikea problem......


Also, still at C is for Coffee.

That wasn't what I expected when you said "bubble wands", saphire. Those are gorgeous! Another reason to take up wire wrapping.

We have the Billy bookcases with doors on the lower half, purchased 5 years ago during the year of our "serious ikea problem". Lemme see if I can find a pic. Here, from altar camp, sorry about the blurr. We got the extension shelf on the top half .

Sorta like yours, bluets, but not as nice as the solid wood. We're very happy with them.

We have some old solid wood endtables from Ikea that have never been finished. Kinda like them that way. It's an option, anyway.

aweyn, home buying is just SO hard on the gut (I mean, on the sacral chakra). It *will* come together for you, and you will love your life again, I know it!
post #280 of 649
i drool over ikea too. it's just that i either have to drive 3+ hours to cincinnati or 5+ hours to chicago. and then get the big stuff home (which would mean renting a van or something). but i did use the little software gadget and have planned out my office space, in its new location on the main floor. too bad the price tag is hefty.

decided to *cough* work *cough* from home this afternoon so now i'm watching the occasional bird visitor drive the cats crazy (but not as crazy as in the snow episode of simon's cat - http://www.simonscat.com -- it has lost some of its adult amusement since the 10th viewing but it still makes the 5 yr old giggle hysterically). it is also now raining - washing the birdseed off the deck railing (i'm too lazy to get a bird feeder so i just carefully pour the seed along the railing).
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