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post #141 of 684
missing our house in maine very much at this moment. i went to my blog and there were all the pictures of our lovely yard and our trips to the beach. i wish some how we could keep it and "summer" there (like were are rich people. lol) but it isn't even a summer place, you know it is a huge house and we can't afford to keep it up and dh can never take 3 months off of work.

i think what i need to do is take an internet break and try and focus on stuff here. i find myself sort of off in internet land and checking out old blogs that i liked and missing this life i thought i wanted and when i see them i start missing it again... BUT we were not happy there, not really, not like we are happy here.
i guess i am feeling sort of "trapped" here because it is hot, like how i would feel trapped there because it was cold. i need to find something to do HERE that isn't TV or internet, and since i seem to have internet/tv self-control issues i am thinking i need to go "cold turkey" for a bit. maybe a week or something. lol

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post #142 of 684
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
maia~i think i must be a mutant. i seem to be the only person who doesnt love raspberry with chocolate.
yesterday was sure a fun day to watch rachel maddow.
Nope... I'm not a fan either. I don't raspberries at all really.. but dip some strawberries in dark chocolate? and I'm your b*tch for life

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I'm a little one of my FB friends posted something about "A Christ Centered Marriage will last a Lifetime" I was annoyed and posted that I was sure my marriage would last forever, even if we weren't both Christian(And honestly Dh is agnostic)
Interesting... cause personally, if my spouse had Christ in the centre of our marriage? I can't see it surviving at all. IMO, even Christ would want you to make you SPOUSE the centre of your marriage.

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Chatted with mom on phone. She's feeling down about the loss of her car and all her belongings.

Went to a talk/book signing last night. The RE Director (interim) of my church was there. He's really showing an interest in learning more about the autism spectrum due to an email I sent to him about my son (and the many other kids in our church with autism.)
So sorry about your moms situation. What an awful mess.. I hope she finds a way to remember that, in the end, it's just STUFF. She still has the really important things

I had to laugh at the gay man thing.. isn't it the truth!?!? At the rate women I know find great gay male friends, there shouldn't be very many STraight men left

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ok, had some serious wackness just happen to me! lol while on FB i was in a debate within this one group. it was pretty heated but pretty civil except one woman kept calling names and being really rude to people. a few had told her to stop and so did i. then i get a PM from her threatening me! like i better watch out or else. or else what? i mean really. i have been in heated debates on FB before but never have i been threatened.

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I LOVE people that rant & threaten on message boards.. srsly, it's not like she is REALLY going to go through the trouble of finding you and tracking you down, especially if you're half way round the country Sounds like an annoying little troll.

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MO3, weird! I have never seen, nor gotten into, debates (heated or otherwise) on FB, but if I know me, I'd just not reply-- but copy and paste her entire PM to the whole world on my status
Either that or FWD it to everyone in the debate. Yep, I'm evil
to either one of those.. or possibly BOTH I'd say oh, I think so& so accidentally sent this in PM. But since it's clearly part of this discussion here ya go

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Roo wants to chat online with me. Even though we are in the same room.

I'm wondering if I should set up a facebook account for him just for chatting with me. Hey, he gets to practice his typing that way. LOL.
Oh that's funny hehehe. Not too unusual these days really. And it IS a great way to work on typing. I started out typing about 42wpm with accuracy. I do about 90wpm if I don't worry about caps & punct... about 80 if I do :P All from spending a couple of years on msg boards and chatting on icq to my now hubby

I'm stressed Hubby had the taxes done.. not only do we not have a refund.. we OWE money. (there was a first year business credit he got last year that we weren't aware of ) We have a fair sized top up payment from the govt (we underestimate our $) but I'm sure all of it will go to cover the tax. Which leaves us scrambling and robbing peter to pay paul for Derricks visa within 3 months! Somehow we WILL make it work.. but it might not be pretty There may have to be a loan involved *sigh* But oh well, it's worth it to get my kiddo here

Trying not to freak out too much.. but last night was very not good. I might have slept 2hours, of course was fighting with dh.. money stress is always good for that... and now face a drive across town for Lucas's swim lesson. It was nice of the school to offer him a few 1:1 freebies to help him focus so he can move up a level.. but geez.. it's a 40minute drive

Oh, Derrick should be in the air or on the runway right now leaving ATL
post #143 of 684
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
missing our house in maine very much at this moment. i went to my blog and there were all the pictures of our lovely yard and our trips to the beach. i wish some how we could keep it and "summer" there (like were are rich people. lol) but it isn't even a summer place, you know it is a huge house and we can't afford to keep it up and dh can never take 3 months off of work.

i think what i need to do is take an internet break and try and focus on stuff here. i find myself sort of off in internet land and checking out old blogs that i liked and missing this life i thought i wanted and when i see them i start missing it again... BUT we were not happy there, not really, not like we are happy here.
i guess i am feeling sort of "trapped" here because it is hot, like how i would feel trapped there because it was cold. i need to find something to do HERE that isn't TV or internet, and since i seem to have internet/tv self-control issues i am thinking i need to go "cold turkey" for a bit. maybe a week or something. lol

h
New things always makes us question oursevles, but I am sure when things settle and you have some "away from the techno-world" time to yourself and family, it will fall into place again. I'll miss ya sweetie, enjoy your break!
post #144 of 684
I am really spending entirely too much time on here today

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
i wish some how we could keep it and "summer" there (like were are rich people. lol) but it isn't even a summer place, you know it is a huge house and we can't afford to keep it up and dh can never take 3 months off of work.
You know, I've always wondered how people did that. I don't think...I think the men didn't take the time off of work. I think they came out on weekends. Like worked in NYC and summered on LI, for instance, but I'm not sure.

Completely random: slightly stale Tabasco Slim Jims with ds's leftover salad with Asian dressing and feta cheese. Yep, I think I'm feeling almost back to my usual self

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
but dip some strawberries in dark chocolate? and I'm your b*tch for life
Only you, Cari, only you

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Interesting... cause personally, if my spouse had Christ in the centre of our marriage? I can't see it surviving at all. IMO, even Christ would want you to make you SPOUSE the centre of your marriage.
Right?


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to either one of those.. or possibly BOTH I'd say oh, I think so& so accidentally sent this in PM. But since it's clearly part of this discussion here ya go
Oh, rock on; she sees my snark and raises me one Go you, Cari, m'girl!


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I'm stressed Hubby had the taxes done.. not only do we not have a refund.. we OWE money.
Oh, that DOES stink. I hate that I'm sorry.

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Oh, Derrick should be in the air or on the runway right now leaving ATL
Yay, omg, you must be so excited!!! Breathe, mama, breathe! OTOH, that's so how M & I feel, when I'm on the way to visit him
post #145 of 684
happy to you Cari!
post #146 of 684
Yay Cari!!!!

Today was very eventful. After my appointment, the kids and I went up to the YMCA to get an application for their limited income membership. I think that's great that they do that for families in need and the kids are very excited to go. After that, we headed to the library. The kids have their own cards and always feel very grown up when they get to pick a book and take it to the desk with their cards in hand. Ds picked a book on tools and dd picked a book on how to take care of babies.

Then we headed to the store and finally came home. I had already finished my homework so I was able to speak to dp for a bit online and then made crepe manicotti, seasoned spinach, and corn for dinner while I belly danced.

My kids love watching me because of my bright fushia hip skirt with jingling gold coins. I think the baby was sleeping because once I was done, he was NOT happy. He's still kicking me lol. I feel so good having gotten to do that.
post #147 of 684
he probably loved it!!!
post #148 of 684
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
Have fun; I tried to set up a gmail account for my ds and it wouldn't let me.
I didn't do it. I figured something else out.

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
missing our house in maine very much at this moment.
>SNIP<
i think what i need to do is take an internet break and try and focus on stuff here. i find myself sort of off in internet land and checking out old blogs that i liked
I often get that "grass is always greener on the other side" feeling.
As for the internet, it's very difficult for me to stay off. I need to post away to get visibility for my business but it's very easy to get swallowed up in cyber land.
Setting short goals can help. Try going one day without it. Then, if you want, try the next day. And so on.

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Oh, Derrick should be in the air or on the runway right now
So exciting, Cari!

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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
After my appointment, the kids and I went up to the YMCA to get an application for their limited income membership.
I would love to do that but even their 'scholarship' fee was way too high in my area.
I hope they give you a great price!
post #149 of 684
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Only you, Cari, only you
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I know..

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happy to you Cari!
Ty Just got a call from his dad.. he's in Phoenix now.. which is annoying since Will didn't know there WAS a stop in Phoenix until he checked him in at Atlanta. It was a footnoted 1 on the ticket SOMEWHERE. But Phoenix airport isn't too bad so hopefully he has navigated it easily enough. Will was a wreck, and bought him a prepaid cell so that he could call from AZ and then once he has gotten to the Terminal in LA. I do not forsee a lot of sleep on either side of the ocean tonight

Must busy myself by making a grocery list and then hitting the gym
post #150 of 684
How exciting Cari!!!! !!
post #151 of 684
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i think what i need to do is take an internet break and try and focus on stuff here. i find myself sort of off in internet land and checking out old blogs that i liked and missing this life i thought i wanted and when i see them i start missing it again... BUT we were not happy there, not really, not like we are happy here.
i guess i am feeling sort of "trapped" here because it is hot, like how i would feel trapped there because it was cold. i need to find something to do HERE that isn't TV or internet, and since i seem to have internet/tv self-control issues i am thinking i need to go "cold turkey" for a bit. maybe a week or something. lol

h
s I totally 'get' you there. Maybe find a pool? or someplace air conditioned that isn't HOME. There you can't be tempted by the naughty net... Maybe I should take my own advice there

You will settle in and feel 'at home' again soon, so just hang tough & push thru this no mans land hun s
post #152 of 684
My Mom is arriving at my brother's house late this morning! Roo and I will drive down to RI to visit.
post #153 of 684
I'm so happy for you Cari!!!

Have a nice trip to see your mom DOK!

Clay... you rock!


Saw a social worker yesterday. DD1 will get help from their services.

I'm putting the supper in the Crock Pot and heading to the village for the Festiv'Arts! I'm eager to see what the crafters and artists have to show this year! I also want to buy some of the "candy" my neighbor makes every year! Caramelized apple juice... Yum! (consistency of Maple snow candy)

DD2 want to be Saturday already because our firefighters are creating a little participative challenge for the kids and it end with aiming at a target with the fire hose. I might have more than one firefighter in the family in a few years... (and DS might join his father when he gets 18... in 5 years )


I might not be near the computer this week-end... so have a great one!!!
post #154 of 684
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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
missing our house in maine very much at this moment. i went to my blog and there were all the pictures of our lovely yard and our trips to the beach. i wish some how we could keep it and "summer" there (like were are rich people. lol) but it isn't even a summer place, you know it is a huge house and we can't afford to keep it up and dh can never take 3 months off of work.

i think what i need to do is take an internet break and try and focus on stuff here. i find myself sort of off in internet land and checking out old blogs that i liked and missing this life i thought i wanted and when i see them i start missing it again... BUT we were not happy there, not really, not like we are happy here.
i guess i am feeling sort of "trapped" here because it is hot, like how i would feel trapped there because it was cold. i need to find something to do HERE that isn't TV or internet, and since i seem to have internet/tv self-control issues i am thinking i need to go "cold turkey" for a bit. maybe a week or something. lol

h
I have so been where you are.

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View Post
Oh, Derrick should be in the air or on the runway right now leaving ATL


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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
My Mom is arriving at my brother's house late this morning! Roo and I will drive down to RI to visit.
Today is a beautiful day. Will be perfect for a nice drive and visit Have fun!

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Originally Posted by Valérie.Qc View Post
I'm putting the supper in the Crock Pot

I might not be near the computer this week-end... so have a great one!!!
Love the crock pot Have a great weekend.
post #155 of 684
Cari- woot, he is on his way!

DOK- your Mom has been through a lot but she is so much closer to you now.

Clay- have a great time at pennsic.

Val- glad dd is getting help when she needs it

*yawn* waking up today a little late. I fell back to sleep after dh went to work. My friends little is coming over sometime today and we are planning to take a small trip somewhere, maybe a park. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
post #156 of 684
woohoo, Cari!

Maia--you asked a while back and I didn't see an answer. Rachel Maddow has a show on MSNBC. She's very liberal, is a total politics geek, and detail- oriented. I happen to <3 her and her work (and I think she's very attractive, to boot.)

I'm feeling blah. My sinuses are compacted. Yuck.
post #157 of 684
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My Mom is arriving at my brother's house late this morning! Roo and I will drive down to RI to visit.
Wonderful! I'm so glad she is almost done with her journey... it's been one for the books I tell ya. She & I should talk lol, I've had some cross country trips that were just DISASTERS (run off the road in canada, food poisoning.. again in Canada... honest I don't hold that against canadians though Valerie lol, blown out tires in Arizona (although the grand canyon and the Dam tour made up for that lol)

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I'm so happy for you Cari!!!


Saw a social worker yesterday. DD1 will get help from their services.
Thanks Valerie... It's 11pm and I'm off to attempt sleep...must be up and on the road at 5am or very shortly after to get to the airport! His dad emailed me FINALLY lol, D did call him when he reached LAX, and then again when he was at his departing gate so all is well there.. and I'll have FOUR boys in the house in just a few hours

Good news with the social worker, I hope they give her all the assistance she needs! Night mamas!!!!!
post #158 of 684
Morning mamas

Today is a beautiful day, low humidity and a wonderful breeze.

Today is also the day that I realized things are changing. This is not meant to be or sound sad in any way. I need to have a life outside of my children. As they are getting ready to go out on their own, testing the waters, their social lives are really taking off. It makes me proud to see them, the people they are becoming. It also brings in to focus how much of me has been on hold. It is all quite exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.

Plans for the weekend, one DD is going on a road trip, the rest of us will be taking in movie I hope everyone has a great weekend.
post #159 of 684
Wow...so many families "coming together" right now! That's just neat! to all and hopes for smooth sailing!

So, sewing with a toddler is challenging. One of the underdresses was a total loss... actually, I think it was a garment version of a klein bottle! Tor grabs the fabric and pulls, or crawls over and pushes the pedal so... I sit him at one side of the room then dash to the machine and sew madly till he reaches me and yanks. Reset, repeat. Well, I must have grabbed the wrong bits of fabric or something got twisted (no pins or selvedge marks since we're talking toddler here). The final dress had no inside/outside. Just a nice moibus strip/klein bottle. Sigh.

Thanks goodness the fabric is cheap (sheets from salvation army for the most part).
post #160 of 684
I'm sweating SO badly (tmi). I'm running around like crazy trying to finish the last of the cleaning. Ds is freaking out as he always does when I clean so I'm taking a very short sanity break.
I seriously need a housekeeper. I need to be able to have someone else clean while I take ds out.

Plus, with my bad allergies, I'm sneezing so badly and it's giving me an asthma attack.

Aaaagh! Serenity now!
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