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post #521 of 638
(i should be packing, so of course, i'm thinking of anything else i could possibly do, right?)

cari, awww. great story.

val, for that price they'd better be singing to you personally. gesh. do you have pbs there? they always show them here during fund raising time.

dok~gak. dont lift it yourself! i was always afraid i'd drop it out the window and kill someone. you need a friendly helper! isnt there anyone who could do something like that?

millie-- lol at "Ahhh. that is all. Nothing deep or spiritual here, folks, keep moving." made my day.

shape of a woman. where's that site i posted back when? i SO look better nekkid. at least then, it doesnt look like i'm with child....just "full"...

odd funny i keep forgetting to share ... the local animal shelter has been having a "spring sale"-- any pet that's black is 30% off.
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Just found out that I have to go to an appointment in RI next week. It's at a neuro development center for Roo's evaluation. This part of the process is ONLY for the parent(s). The child can't be there. The appt itself is supposed to take a couple of hours. (it take about an hour to get there and another to get back! So that's basically a total of 4 hours!)

I don't have a babysitter. Heck, I can't even find a friend who will watch Roo for an hour tomorrow while I have an IEP meeting at his school.
(and I don't have money for a babysitter. Not that a regular babysitter could handle Roo anyway.)

I don't know what to do.
We've been on the waiting list for SO long... I don't want this opportunity to pass us by.

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DoK- I'm sorry your arm/back is still so painful! I hope the apt maint guy gets the a/c in the window for you asap.
That's not a part of his job. He doesn't live on site. I have to call the landlord's trust answering service if I have to report something broken, etc. But putting in an a/c is not something they do.

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dok~gak. dont lift it yourself! i was always afraid i'd drop it out the window and kill someone. you need a friendly helper! isnt there anyone who could do something like that?
Sadly, I don't have anyone around that can do that. I'll ask ds's father again if he comes over tonight but he didn't feel like doing it last time. Yes, that's right.... he didn't care that it would be sweltering hot in the home where his son lives.
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I'm super psyched! First, my friend did a photoshoot of a baby wearing one of my diapers! He looks so adorable and I just love that it fits and looks great!

Also, I wrote a book back in 2007 and the market for it is rather slow, though it may be picking up now. I had a reading group and had a few people reading and editing and such. I decided after that to get it copyrighted through the office of copyright in Washington D.C.

I got my certificate today (finally) in the mail with my copyright seal and registration number!
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odd funny i keep forgetting to share ... the local animal shelter has been having a "spring sale"-- any pet that's black is 30% off.


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This part of the process is ONLY for the parent(s). The child can't be there. The appt itself is supposed to take a couple of hours. (it take about an hour to get there and another to get back! So that's basically a total of 4 hours!)

I don't have a babysitter.
Dang, I'd watch him if I was there. Will his dad keep him? Or do I file that under "doesn't care if he has a/c"?
I hate that crap. Our society has pretty much created single parents and then makes it uber-hard for us to get along in that same society

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I'm super psyched! First, my friend did a photoshoot of a baby wearing one of my diapers!

I got my certificate today (finally) in the mail with my copyright seal and registration number!
Wow, double whammy, yay!

M and I came to a peaceful resolution today about something that has been bothering me. I'm glad I sat on it for a couple of months
I sure do love that man...I know, I haven't mentioned that

I am craving an ice-cream cone but I already had one today, plus popcorn. I gained back like 3-4lb at M's and I want it OFF. I'm having such a hard time with this craving today, mamas! It's the first time I've tried not to give in to something in a loooooong time.

We're having a yard sale this weekend. The First Purging. I hate hosting yard sales, but I'm so excited. This is the first time I've been totally focused and committed to Getting Rid Of Stuff in years and years. I can't believe how much has piled up. I hate it all!
I can't wait to have an empty house. Of course when we ever move, it will be into like a 700sf apt rather than an 1196sf house so it will be full all over again

I am so, so tired of ds's negativity. He's normally not that bad at all, but he gets into these hours-and-hours-long complaining snits, punctuated by tantrums a 2yo would be proud of, that just wear down my energy. Especially at my low time of day, which is early evening onwards. GRRRR. WTF do I do about it? What do y'all do?
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Commuter rail! Yay! I know what you're talking about!
Yup, and I take the same line as you would...so anytime you take that CR line, you literally pass by my street.

Except that I didn't take it today. I drove. The schedule was not going to work well, so I dropped DH off at work, and drove in. Annnnnnnd I got pulled over for speeding. Thankfully, I just got a written warning. I haven't been pulled over in years, so I really didn't want to change my now-perfect record.

And hooray for goddess-shaped. Count me in on that crowd. DH has been trying to give me some sense that I'm beautiful for years. I don't quite believe him, but I'm getting better.
post #526 of 638
Witchygrrl, what town do you live in? You can PM that if you are more comfortable. I'd love to meet, but I'd be happy just being able, next time, to go "My MDC friend lives there!" when the computer voice announces your town

Dang, there's a 60% chance of thunderstorms for the days of my yard sale this weekend
I don't have tarps and things. I do have an EZup, but who'd come to a yard sale in the rain? Plus I'd need a yardfull of EZups for the amount of stuff I have. Grrr
It needs to NOT rain. So there. I already have loads of ads out. And it can't be the next weekend as DS has a birthday party to go to...well, it could be. If I get someone else to drive him to the party and back so I can do the sale.

I want to get this done with, though. Because I have a timeline for the other things I want to get done. Like explore putting the house up for sale.
post #527 of 638
sorry to crash your thread... i need some ideas of some sort of project the kids can do for summer solstice to honor the dads in the group.

the kids range from 3-8.

thanks so much!
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And hooray for goddess-shaped.
I totally have the Venus of Willendorf shape down. Only I have a bit more belly and slightly less bum.

There, now you all know what I look like in my birthday suit.
post #529 of 638
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Woot! I just remembered what today is. Off to get the word out.

What is everyone doing today?
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Wait, am I crazy? What's today DOK?


ah. Barefoot. right? I got that email. I totally got derailed with that whole thing. Without being able to afford the books to start.... :-) Thinking maybe in the Fall I will try to do something with it. hm.
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DOK- placing my order tonight? I need a few more items for my homeschool curriculum I am looking fwd to the new titles though, there was one that really looked cool.
In general, I am unhappy with my shape/weight mainly because I don't feel as healthy as I used to when I was a smaller size. (was never a size below a 12 and was fine being a 14/16). I have lost a few pounds here and there but in general my goal is not to gain. I put a pair of shorts on that I bought two summers ago and they don't fit, big on me and falling off of me.

My stomach is off today, must be nerves- getting ready for my sister's wedding.

Aweyn- thinking of you!

Cari- Happy anniversary!

Happy Birthday to those I missed!

Ok, back to doing wash and hemming dresses.
post #532 of 638
Good Morning ( I'm trying to perk myself up a bit, I am TIRED) mama needs more sleep.
Yesterday was my bday. (33- a nice round number). It was good; we watched Glee, I went for a run, read my book, and my mom and sister, bil and kiddos all came over for dinner, which my mom cooked One friend even thought to send my bday announcement into a local radio, and I won a cake and photography gc. I know the photog too & he does great work. I'm counting that as a TM triumph- I'd stuck pics of presents on there, LOL.

Clay- On Tor's small amount of pox- Eden only had a couple pox too, and wasn't sick at all. I'll be having to test her for immunity too. I wish I knew already. How is Ro feeling today?

Cari congrats on your special anniv. !

unschoolin'- Yay on the copyright for the book, that is super cool.

DoK- Venus of Willendorf is beautiful!

aweyn- fingers crossed that today is a GOOD day!

umami_mommy- I'll see if I can find something...
post #533 of 638
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Thinking maybe in the Fall I will try to do something with it. hm.



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I am looking fwd to the new titles though, there was one that really looked cool.
Yes, I'm seriously looking forward to new stuff!


Body image- I do not like the way I look AT ALL. Every time I resolve to eat better/exercise more, I end up gaining weight. I have to remember that I must trick myself. I can't let myself think that I'm trying to lose weight. Otherwise, I sabotage myself.
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Weather is way more enjoyable right now!

Things are moving... I feel less shaken.
Situation is not resolved but we are taking steps to make things better and this is a relief. I'm still unsure of the outcome but, for now, this bring me some peace. I know that, years from now, I'll look back and see this as "growing pains".


I'm sorry I've been so focused on my little self lately... I'll try to be better at participating at this discussion from now.

Love
post #535 of 638
Umami- well... maybe have the kiddos make t-shirts for their dads? Since fire/sun is the biggie (for me at least) at the summer solstice the tshirt could reflect that...

so, big white or black tshirt (or bbq apron), plates with fabric paint in red/yellow/gold/white/orange, and then have the kiddos paint a sun on their shirt and use footprints/handprints to make the rays? Or draw some 'wood" and the handprints/footprints become the flames of the bonfire? They can sign the shirt and add something father specific...

Or, if there is a BBQ or bonfire planned, maybe the kiddos could help make the food for their dad's to cook? That's assuming the dads are cooking of course! But kiddos might enjoy mixing sauces (a magic potion!), painting meats or veggies with sauce, peeling corn, etc for the dads... or painting a "magic wand" for dad to use (paint a wooden spoon or bbq tool... the dollar store often has wooden spoons or other items that could be decorated)... or making small paper "twists" filled with salt or herbs that burn different colors to throw in the fire while telling people how cool their dads are.

Good luck!
post #536 of 638
thanks for the thoughts, lovelies!

fun ideas for solstice, clay! i was thinking brightly colored and glittered homemade playdough~ fun for adults and kiddos... endless possibilities! or sand paintings! didnt someone have a fun craft for sand paintings? cari, maybe? there's probably something in a camp thread.....

i'm packing. really i am. but i was reading full moon articles, and just HAD to share this one. i love her stuff, i do, but this time, she gives a problem solving technique using what you and i call TM!

happy full moon~ may you all be blessed with at least a moment of moon-y-ness.
post #537 of 638
DoK- does the center where you're going offer any sort of child care? They must be familiar with this sort of thing since they provide services for parents of children! Our local hospital offers a sort of "sick day care" program for children who have things like chicken pox or the flu... I have no idea how you apply, who is eligible, or what it costs, but I know it was set up to provide short term care for children who can't be in school/at regular care. So maybe this center has something similar? Or the contact info for a drop-in program? I hope someone appears!

aweyn- Yay packing. Are you still in the idealistic "every box an itemized lable" or have your fallen into the "shove it in the box and tape it shut I'll deal with it later" phase?

TM moving- so, the local group I tried to get up and running years ago (2006) is up and running again! I managed the group for a year or so but them it sort of collapsed under "too much stuff"/"not enough interest". But a friend of mine brought it up the other day, and got the ball running, and dang it all... I have so much on my map this year about community and socializing and being a part of the group! So I'm not going to let this drop again.

Animals- so, as we work to get baba yaga's chicken hut up and running... we were offered a bunch of sheep. I guess a friend of my mom's knows someone who is downsizing their farm, they have sheep, they'd like to send the sheep to other home farms. NO idea if we could manage two sheep, NO idea what we'd do with them either.... but a neat thing to think about. And there are sheep in the kiddos' TMs.

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My book pic of the moment... Forests of the Heart by Charles deLint. It's a bit dark, and sort of explores the idea of cultural appropriation from a fey folk/sidhe angle. The tensions and alliances between the spirits of place that already called the "new world" home and the beings that "came over" to the new world from elsewhere (mostly Ireland, since deLint is big on the Celtic diaspora). The book also explores the concept of a "heart's home"... the place in this world or some other where an individual's spirit is at peace/in balance. The idea being that while everyone has one, many people have forgotten how to get back to this home, or have forgotten they every had this home, and are suffering in some way because their home is lost. Like I said, kinda dark and complicated. And more of a winter book... it's odd to read of ice/snow when it's a good 90 degrees outside!

More in line with the temp I'm also reading the Wood Wife by Terri Windling (part of the Brian Froud series). Set in the desert so nice and hot it's also a bit complicated. It's an interesting mystery of a sorts, pulls on a lot of spiral imagery and animal people concepts.

And to round out the "fun fiction" I'm also reading (and working through) Ogam Weaving Word Wisdom by Erynn Rowan Laurie. She is one of the "elders" (in experience, not years ) of the Celtic Recon faith and the book is great. It's very gritty (not all luvy duvy white light, but a more in depth look at the original society and the role of religion/ogam within it) and scholarly, but also lots of hands on work... how to make and use the divination tools, and how to approach the different entities. Much fun!

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post #538 of 638
Hi all.

My day @ work ended up being a half day because I will be getting holiday pay on Monday (manager originally said no), its only for 1/2 a day and I will be working on Tuesday as well. So, I am currently laying in bed debating what to do.

TM- I didn't do one this year. Too much was going on, we had just moved into our apartment, his son was over and my EXDH was being more difficult than he is now. So, I didn't get the time to do one.
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DoK- does the center where you're going offer any sort of child care?
Sadly, no.
post #540 of 638
wow, that's crazy! Given the nature of their services this /must/ be something they've dealt with before.

DD1 is outside with dh working on the coop... but I just caught her watching sesame st through the window.
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