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i even had a bumper sticker that said something like meat is murder as i pull into burger king so i could eat cow. lol
Oh. My. Goodness. At least my car was statement free during those days! Let's see... DD1 was all about ground beef and tater tots. DD2 was lime popsicles and strawberry smoothies. DS was chocolate shakes and those lime popsicles again. But the morning sickness was /harsh/ with DS... not as bad as with DD1, but longer and more consistant. I could barely function for the first trimester.

Tor is crawling! He has been a low down roller derby babe for a while now with a ground covering log roll technique but today he started crawling! It's more of an inchworm approach, but it's a straight line, goal oriented, speedy technique so I guess it counts. He also sat, all on his own, playing with a half dozen toys for about 40-50 minutes so that's another milestone.

I found a stable that will do a "meet the horses and have a pony ride" for dd1's birthday (she turns 5 next week). If she enjoys it we'll sign her up for lessons there (a lot of DH's horse people suggested this stable). June is our last month of preschool tuition before homeschooling and single month of preschool here costs more than most curriculum so we'll have some room in the budget to give her riding lessons if that is something she'd enjoy. I guess we'll see... she is really focused on horses, but she doesn't actually know any up close and personal so I don't know if the obsession will last into reality.

It snowed all day yesterday, today it's in the 50s, and Friday is supposed to be in the 80s! The 80s! It's wild.
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Yeah, it's supposed to be in the 80s here, too. Insane! We'll be on the road to my mom's, though, so at least I'll have a/c Anything over like 75 is way too hot for me, especially this time of year.
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What an absolutely perfect day! The egg hunt ended up with 428 eggs and 15 kids, so each kid got a decent amount. The weather was BEAUTIFUL, all the kids were extremely, uncommonly well behaved and got along fantastically! Everyone had a wonderful time, even the oft surly 10 yr old boy. After all but the immediate neighbors had left, the kids broke out water guns and water balloons and played all evening (with no attitude or altercations!). One of the best "spring break" days I can recall. I even got my hammock out! Course I spoiled it by slipping and whacking my elbow to where now my entire arm is throbbing and in pain after 3 ibuprofin, but it was great for the kids, and that's the main thing!

Unfortunately the amount on the utility bill was not an error. They had us on a flat rate plan. I knew it would go up - we were paying $165 when the actual bill was always over $200, around $300 in winter. While I was sick I forgot to pay that bill and it cancelled the payment plan and made it all due plus the next bill as well. But rather than pay it all at once, we can pay an amount of it next week, then tack on $54 a month until it's caught up, so it's not as painful as it could have been!

Little bit of tension between DH and I right now. It's odd because that so rarely happens. It'll get worked out, nothing huge or anything, but I'm still peeved. Right now though it doesn't matter because it was still a wonderful day!
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i was listening to NPR this evening and hear this great story:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=125386822
it was on Fresh Air. what i loved most about it was the authors comment about what that sabbath is for..."For one day a week, you let the world be as it is," she says. "And you be in it, and try not to dominate it."
that sounds so good, to take a day and be in this world, with in this moment, with in this day and not try and be in control of it all.

next month (april) No Impact Man is having another no impact week thing, and i was thinking that during the energy thing, that although i won't turn off everything, maybe we would have the computer off and leave the lights out for a few days. i don't know. i feel that "we" just never take a real moment.
someone in the HS group posted a link to an article about how great it is for kids to spend lots of time on the computer. i just feel like that isn't true. that what we need is more time outside, more time also with in the moment, more time being free of this modern life and try and have simpler moments.
anyway... maybe to much deep thinking. lol

h
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Hi!

I'm feeling a little bit better.

I've chatted with an astro friend and she pointed some things in my chart that explain a lot about how I feel lately.

I'm also about to leave my extended stay in the Red tent (10 days each months... too long )
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Brain, Child just had an article on indoor vs outdoor stuff. I wonder if that was the article they were talking about?

I am sooooo sick. I mean, sick sick. Hence posting at whatever ungodly hour this is so that I'm close to the bathroom. Ugh. I am not catching a win here.

See you all in the "healthy thread"!
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Clay- Oh man, sick again? *hugs* Hang in there!

Sun, sun, and warming yellow sun! Spent time with the stars last night. I always call out, "hey there gorgeous, nice to see you."

Not much to report- lots to do today, but honestly, I want to scrap everything and just spend all day outside. Because we didn't get to do eggs on Ostara, we will do them tonight/tomorrow depending on what the kids are doing.

Hope everyone has a happy, sunny day! Health and healing to all!
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Clay, HUGE hugs and lots of peppermint tea and rest. Hope you feel better, mama

Walked the dogs today (did I tell y'all I got a "job" walking someone's dogs 2 days a week?). Off to my usual AA meeting in a few mins, then home to pack for my mom's. We're off to her house for Easter weekend, and to meet her boyfriend, who is also coming down to stay. Man...I really hope she has soundproof walls

Mom's bf is taking us all out to a posh seafood restaurant for Easter dinner. This is AT the beach, so it's all uber-fresh. Slurp!

We're doing an egg hunt for ds at her house, and going to her church (Episcopalian) for Easter Sunday. They're having a hunt there, too, but ds doesn't want to participate.
Then going back to the beach I lived at for 14 years, to say hi to a friend I haven't seen in quite a while. Then coming home Tuesday, while ds has the rest of the week off.
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Back to reply to a couple things from this thread and to post a link to the new April thread

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
i feel that "we" just never take a real moment.
someone in the HS group posted a link to an article about how great it is for kids to spend lots of time on the computer. i just feel like that isn't true. that what we need is more time outside, more time also with in the moment, more time being free of this modern life and try and have simpler moments.
anyway... maybe to much deep thinking. lol

h
Love this post, and your posts in general, mamaofthree. Enjoyed the quote about the sabbath, totally agree with your statement here, and am thinking about doing some low-energy-use living for Earth Day.

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Originally Posted by Valérie.Qc View Post
Hi!

I'm feeling a little bit better.

I've chatted with an astro friend and she pointed some things in my chart that explain a lot about how I feel lately.

I'm also about to leave my extended stay in the Red tent (10 days each months... too long )
Glad you're feeling better! Agreed -- 10 days is too long -- me too Got me looking forward to the crone years....

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awyen - I'm going to print it as it was my second read and I still don't think i'm getting it all .. dense is the right word for it, but like a flourless chocolate cake dense. Great article though, and I'm going to put it up with Tracy's to see if I get more "AHA!" moments.
This made me because I found myself taking notes to keep it straight, myself. Flourless chocolate cake is pretty darn dense! I can definitely work within the message of the article. I see why you are posting about it, aweyn.
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