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post #101 of 684
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Aren't they triplets? The same age? And teens? You'd think he'd be in his element
They are triplets, but the girls friends have been here so much over the last 5 years that to him they are just like sisters, they argue like they are anyway.
post #102 of 684
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Stay sane Inge! Will you get yummy treats out of this day?
I am giving the girls $40.00 to get their munchies. Who knows what they will come home with? I give them 1 day a month to eat junk food. They like the sweets which will be good for me cause I am not a sweet treat person. I love things like salsa, fried jalapeno peppers, beer, so my diet it safe this weekend
post #103 of 684
I am feeling much much better!

I have a lot of things going on today and tomorrow which should keep us busy. I am tired though so I'm going to take a nap and then get started.
post #104 of 684
Yay! Day 4 in Aug. & I'm still keeping up.

unschoolin-so glad you're feeling better

Redveg-Although a bit messy, it's sounds like there will be a lot of joy in your house today. A gaggle of teenagers, cooking, creating, laughing...at least that's the visual I'm getting. Have fun with the energy How old is your DS?


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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
Here is a cute thing for y'all this morning:

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/10200630-md.jpg
Very cute. Maia, I don't remember if I've said this before, but I think you are a very wise, grounded person. I enjoy reading your comments.

DoK-Good luck on the decluttering. I always feel so accomplished afterward. Hmmm...maybe today's the day to tackle the office I mean the room we throw anything into we don't want to deal with; therefor, one can hardly walk in there.

Princesstutu-I think we're having similar summers (or non-summers on my end). I'm in No Cal on the coast, and we've not seen a lot of sun-currently 52 degrees

I have a 6 1/2 yo and a 4 1/2 yo, and I still can not let go and get used to the idea that a sparkly clean house well, except for the office, but we can close the door, can be completely undone in a day. I know this isn't news to most, but sheesh! It doesn't help that I have a defective domestic gene. So, clean the house, again, or finally tackle the office? This is the quandary this morning.

Wishing us all a smooth Hump Day
post #105 of 684
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
Here is a cute thing for y'all this morning:

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/10200630-md.jpg
Too cute! I want one, now!

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

Nice...it's been way, WAY unseasonably hot here this year. You can have it! Where are you? I'm in WNC and it's been over 90* since May. Last week it actually stayed slightly under 90* for a couple of days, even getting as low as 83* one day (felt downright chilly by comparison). Back up above 90* this week, though, with no foreseeable end in sight
I'm in northern California, San Francisco bay area. (I think that's considered northern Cali! ) I've been told cold summers happen about every 20 years here. I guess it makes sense that my first summer living in CA would be a cold one.
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I am feeling much much better!
Good! I'm happy for you.

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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
I am giving the girls $40.00 to get their munchies. Who knows what they will come home with? I give them 1 day a month to eat junk food. They like the sweets which will be good for me cause I am not a sweet treat person. I love things like salsa, fried jalapeno peppers, beer, so my diet it safe this weekend
I want you to be my mommy! The damage I could do with $40.00 for munchies. I've noticed I want to snack on salsa and chips more than sweets lately. I've been a die-hard cake and cookie person for so long, this desire for salsa almost weirds me out.

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Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
Yay! Day 4 in Aug. & I'm still keeping up.
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Princesstutu-I think we're having similar summers (or non-summers on my end). I'm in No Cal on the coast, and we've not seen a lot of sun-currently 52 degrees
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I have a 6 1/2 yo and a 4 1/2 yo, and I still can not let go and get used to the idea that a sparkly clean house well, except for the office, but we can close the door, can be completely undone in a day. I know this isn't news to most, but sheesh! It doesn't help that I have a defective domestic gene. So, clean the house, again, or finally tackle the office? This is the quandary this morning.
Good job keeping up! In the past I mostly avoided threads like this because it can get overwhelming, but I am overcoming that now. Hahaha! It's a personal challenge for me. I'm in the Bay Area. East Bay, specifically and it's 57 right now. Supposed to get up to 65 today, but the highs get lower each day for the rest of the week. I like being able to wear the same clothes year-round, but I totally miss the hot sun beaming down on me every day. Not the humidity, but the warm rays, you know? I moved here last year from the midwest.

I suggest you tackle the office, since you can close the door and it will stay clean. That way you have a sense of accomplishment to look upon while you clean the rest of the house later! (Recovering germaphobe, perfectionist, and clean-freak here! )

Hope this post finds all well! I was gonna go to the free day at the Exploratorium but I think I'll go to the library and pick up my holds, instead. Next free day, most kids will be back in school. I'm hoping that means it won't be too chaotic. Plus, I need to do my schoolwork (already read my chapter for one class) and watch New Moon.
post #106 of 684
last evening we decided to take the boys to the splash park. they were all ready to go and wanted to go outside with dh while he moved the carseat from the van to the car. HE SAID NO! so i said yes, go on out. it wasn't like he was moving a car, they love hanging out in the drive way (it is really long), then as the all go out he says NO YELLING. i just looked at him. they were not yelling to begin with, like just cuz they go out the door they start yelling? i said to him, why can't they yell? well because it could bug the neighbors. REALLY? the neighbors who are all inside their houses with windows shut and doors shut and no one outside at all but us?
i called him on it. he said i didn't say no. i think it is just automatic with him. like breathing or something when it comes to the kids. i pointed out that he said no about them going outside to be with him and that he told them not to do something they were not even doing. he just stared at me and said "no i didn't do that" uh, yes love, you did. so he didn't say no at all at the park to them. lol


i think i might brave the farmers market with the boys this afternoon. i wanna have a look at it.

OH and i love watching "The best thing i ever ate" on the food network. well monday one of the things was right here near tempe az! it was at an olive mill! i had no idea we had an olive mill here. we can get local olive oil and olives! woot! we are going there saturday. so excited. http://queencreekolivemill.com/

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post #107 of 684
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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
They are triplets, but the girls friends have been here so much over the last 5 years that to him they are just like sisters, they argue like they are anyway.
Wait a year or so

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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
I am feeling much much better!
Well, YAY, so good to hear it!

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Originally Posted by femme_rouge View Post
Maia, I don't remember if I've said this before, but I think you are a very wise, grounded person. I enjoy reading your comments.
OMG, that is so sweet! You totally made my day! Really? You think that about me? Aww!

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So, clean the house, again, or finally tackle the office? This is the quandary this morning.
I vote office. 15 minutes. Then close the door.

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then as the all go out he says NO YELLING. i just looked at him. they were not yelling to begin with, like just cuz they go out the door they start yelling? i said to him, why can't they yell? well because it could bug the neighbors. REALLY? the neighbors who are all inside their houses with windows shut and doors shut and no one outside at all but us?
OMG this so reminds me of the time I had this huge falling out with my mom. Remember, y'all? A couple years ago in October/November?
My mom and I were taking a walk around her neighborhood, DS was on his bike. It was Monday morning around 9ish. DS was exuberantly singing or shouting or something, and Mom was utterly shushing him, really, really annoyed. Saying he'd wake the neighbors, or annoy them, or something.
Same thing. I was like REALLY? On a Monday morning? After work hours have started? With their doors and windows shut and no one outside at all but us?

I really had it out for her after that. I lit into her when I got home-- took me days to write the email. Grrr.

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i called him on it. he said i didn't say no. i think it is just automatic with him. like breathing or something when it comes to the kids. i pointed out that he said no about them going outside to be with him and that he told them not to do something they were not even doing. he just stared at me and said "no i didn't do that" uh, yes love, you did. so he didn't say no at all at the park to them. lol
You are right, it sounds completely automatic, like he doesn't even realize he's doing it. Poor guy. It sounds, though, like he's becoming open to the possibility that he's wrong and he's actually doing this. That's a plus in the right direction for you

Poor M locked his keys in his car, just now He's finally open to the idea of getting a hide-a-key

I am inside, in the once-again-90*-freaking-heat, still working on rearranging my files.
I bought two plastic bins that are actually hanging-file boxes, from Office Max. I cleared out the butt-ugly 4-drawer metal filing box and am getting ready to offer it on Freecycle. Yay!
post #108 of 684
Aubergine- i am so sorry for your loss. How is your Mom doing?

Unschoolin- how are you feeling?

Me stuff- life is moving forward though we don't have an official case closed yet. Keep up the vibes ladies cause it is keeping me sane. I don't like loose ends.
post #109 of 684
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Too cute! I want one, now!


I'm in northern California, San Francisco bay area. (I think that's considered northern Cali! ) I've been told cold summers happen about every 20 years here. I guess it makes sense that my first summer living in CA would be a cold one.

This is my first "summer" in the bay area and im FREEZING
post #110 of 684
maia, that tea sounds yummy! i brought home a box of the "good earth" sweet and spicy tea the other day. <drool> (btw! i have a box of roastaroma sitting on my kitchen counter! i cant find your addy anywhere-- most likely it's safely away in a box somewhere, lol.. pm me it and i'll send it to you!)

mamaofthree~ yep! we actually almost got together with another pagan momma for a mabon ritual at mt.L several falls ago... i think one of your kiddos got sick and you couldnt come...? anyhow, we moved away awhile after you did, and returned shortly before you did. i thought about pm-ing you about the stress of the return from the land of cool and green to the hot and brown, but you were handling the transition so much better than i was..... let me know how the olive mill is... we've been wanting to make a trip up there, but probably wont go till the fall....

clay, thanks for that article link! i think i'll print this quote out and hang it on my door:
"It will be over by the end of August. The dust will settle and our lives will go on."
maybe over the mantle of our new house....

redveg, lol at visitors.... i'll keep an eye out.
i love fall too. maybe partly because my birthday is in fall? maybe.

aubergine, i hope you get some time to re-read Avalon soon! and soon!
i'm so glad your mom got some reassurance and comfort. *phew*

speaking of avalon-- i've been thinking of you, aubergine, and cari too! i've been reading guenevere, queen of the summer country ... book one of three (you know me and epic books! ). i'm really enjoying it so far, even if she's really harsh on merlin.... (odd for me to be ok with anything other than mary stewarts take, you know... )


aeress, thinking of you! hope you get closure soon, and focus and come back when you can!

FR~ i lurve that you say "hump day" too!


~~~ so, we're slowly chipping away at stuff at the house... (little bittty "Do It Now" steps... very helpful!), but today, i just needed a "break." we happened to drive right by my fave book store, and i begged dh to stop in for a bit. picked out a new journal (huzzah!) and-- special special treat-- dh ordered me the druid plant oracle. i'm so so so excited! i'm hoping to use it (with the journal, which is very planty) to help me connect to my heart home garden. (so, clay, when you do get time to start a HH thread, i'll be ready and waiting!)


hugs and vibes and happy energy thoughts to all!
post #111 of 684
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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
life is moving forward though we don't have an official case closed yet. Keep up the vibes ladies cause it is keeping me sane. I don't like loose ends.
It takes 30 days, here, from the day the caseworker comes over I don't know what they do after 30 days. I oughtta call and find out. I'd love for them to say "Who? We've never heard of you". As if.

It's bright and sunny and 85* here. Which is weird, because it's thundering its arse off out there.
post #112 of 684
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
maia, that tea sounds yummy! i brought home a box of the "good earth" sweet and spicy tea the other day. <drool> (btw! i have a box of roastaroma sitting on my kitchen counter! i cant find your addy anywhere-- most likely it's safely away in a box somewhere, lol.. pm me it and i'll send it to you!)
Funny, on FB there's a thread on hump day and also one on "what are you reading right now".
I'm reading Plains of Passage. I finally got to the part where...well, I read the first ones over and over and never got this far. Including this book. So I'm pushing past it and yay! It's good. I can't wait to finally read the last one.

Hump day...sorry, I gots dirty mind

aweyn, we posted at nearly the exact same time! Thanks on the roastaroma! I will PM you my addy. Mebbe I'll send you some of this new chocolate raspberry truffle tea in exchange
post #113 of 684
aweynsayl: YES! i remember that now. lol
the book sounds interesting. so you are liking it? i have yet to finish all of MoA... maybe it is just too long for me. lol i sort of skimmed alot of it. LAME i know. and yes, i am just so happy to be back here. i do love AZ. i mean maine was wonderful, but i guess this is my home. i get so excited for all the things we can do here. i keep trying to talk dh into talking to the owners about putting up a huge rain harvesting thing. lol i am starting to compost and looking at redoing the front yard in a xeriscape thing. if only i could get hens. heehee

ok i need to frost the cake i baked. yum!

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FM: woot!

just got our first electric bill... BUT i found a great site with estimates on how much each thing uses in your house and i went thru it and it came out right! soooo gonna make some changes RIGHT NOW! hoping to have the bill decreased by at least 1/3 to 1/2 for this month. gonna be hard without the AC on all the time. one thing that was shocking was how much our light bulbs cost us each month. about $75.00 if we change the out to CFB we could decrease our spending to $13.00 a month! and the bulbs don't cost that much, you can get them reasonably at home depot! going there tonight!
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/howmuch.html

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post #116 of 684
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post #117 of 684
Oh man! Two amazing things happened to me today. One good and one racist.

The good thing. I was coming out of walmart and saw a group of people and heard a woman crying. I went over to the group as they started walking away and saw a very pregnant woman with a 1 or 2 year old baby boy. Both covered in bruises and dried blood on her lip. She was crying and begging anyone to help her get to the police because she ran out the house and he'd find them. People just walked away!

I went to her and asked her if she was hungry and she just said, "feed my son." I had a wawa gift card with a little bit of money left that I didn't need and took her and her baby, drove there, got them both food, then took them to the police station. I'm really hoping I saved three lives.

After that, driving home, I was stopped at a light. A man in a big old pick up stopped next to my car, then yelled at me to "take my n-word self and my n-word president, and go back to where I came from." I gave him a dirty look and told him not to make me get out of my car, then drove home.

Strange day huh?!
post #118 of 684
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Oh man! Two amazing things happened to me today. One good and one racist.
Strange day huh?!
Weird day! Sorry that guy said that to you and thanks for helping that woman!
post #119 of 684
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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
Oh man! Two amazing things happened to me today. One good and one racist.

The good thing. I was coming out of walmart and saw a group of people and heard a woman crying. I went over to the group as they started walking away and saw a very pregnant woman with a 1 or 2 year old baby boy. Both covered in bruises and dried blood on her lip. She was crying and begging anyone to help her get to the police because she ran out the house and he'd find them. People just walked away!

I went to her and asked her if she was hungry and she just said, "feed my son." I had a wawa gift card with a little bit of money left that I didn't need and took her and her baby, drove there, got them both food, then took them to the police station. I'm really hoping I saved three lives.

After that, driving home, I was stopped at a light. A man in a big old pick up stopped next to my car, then yelled at me to "take my n-word self and my n-word president, and go back to where I came from." I gave him a dirty look and told him not to make me get out of my car, then drove home.

Strange day huh?!
you are amazing! I bet your kindness will not be forgotten by her. ... now I have to get a box of kleenex because I just keep tearing up that people just walked away.
post #120 of 684
So it's 11:10 and way past my bedtime...ds has (had) a friend sleeping over, but the other kid freaked out and now I'm up waiting for his parents to come pick him up

He's been over here before, so I'm confused. So are his parents. My ds is distraught. I'm way past cranky tired. And M is going to call me at like 5am like he does every weekday. AND I sent ds to my bed to sleep because he feels so bad.

Argh.

This night already s**ks. Tomorrow, if I don't get any sleep tonight (which isn't likely, given I've already lost some, and ds squirms like a worm on a hook) is already looking like a write-off of a day. Grrrr.

Unschoolin', weird day indeed. You are a kind soul, and that 2nd person is a UAV.
Yay on prop 8.

I'm just so freaking tired.
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