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post #21 of 684
Hey Ladies,
It's been several months. Lets see if I can keep up this month :
post #22 of 684
oh, i meant to mention this... i had a horrible dream last night. i dreamed i had a miscarriage and i had to fish the baby out of the toilet. but is was really tiny, like only 3-4 inches long and it was looking at me. i was so sad. i couldn't get a hold of dh because he was hiking, and i knew he would miss the baby being alive. and i noticed the baby was a girl. i just cried and cried. i wake up crying. i am trying not to freak out, but i have only had three other miscarriage dreams and all of them where right before i had a miscarriage. i keep hoping that it is just one of those weird vivid pregnancy dreams and it is more due to my stress of having two losses so close together. i am not sure i could handle another one with out losing my mind.

h
post #23 of 684
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post
Happy Lammas (easier to type than Lughnasadh ) I wish everyone reading this a lovely day and all good things in the coming month.


I wonder, though, does anyone else have a hard time getting excited about baking bread in August?
Happy Lammas to all. I hope everyone had a wonderful day

I love baking but like you it is too hot for me this time of the year. My family hates that I don't bake bread for the summer months.


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love is in the air. last night was our 6th wedding anniversary....
Happy Anniversary

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
i love the holidays, especially ones that only involve food. love cooking, hate gift giving/buying.
Me too.

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
So...what are y'all (everybody) doing for holidays this year? That involve giving?

What does one do when one doesn't want to (and can't really afford to) give gifts? What about when people expect them?
And the worst part-- what about when people expect them, because it's the current standard/status quo, and their standards are way higher than yours (e.g. my nieces were raised very money-conscious and have very expensive tastes, and don't appreciate much of anything if it's not name-brand or expensive, or lots of quantity, or just plain lots of cash)?

I didn't give my nieces anything this year for their birthdays. I didn't even send a card. I've stopped sending cards, except for the Yule exchange But I just sent them notices on Facebook like all their friends did.
Was that lousy?
Should I have told them why I didn't send anything? I didn't because I couldn't afford anything, but that's embarrassing for certain reasons. But do you (collective you) actually tell people that?
But also because I can't possibly give them anything they'd care about. I don't have that kind of money. And I don't want to just give things because I'm "supposed" to. Especially when I'd know it was a waste of money I don't have, for something they'd probably end up tossing out anyway.

Thoughts?
Well, in our family we only give to children. My DH and I don't buy for each other either. My kids B-Day is right before the holiday's and it gets to be too much all at one time. I do try to send cards to friends and family. I think it's nice to get that card in the mail. If I can't afford to send to all my Niece/Nephews, which I can't, I let them know. I think most people in my family are the same way. I would rather get together and hangout, enjoying the company of my friends and family, that's the gift I have noticed as children get older the gifts get more expensive. My kids will be in college in 2 years, just the thought of the expense is enough to knock me out.!

I love the donate to a charity in their name idea.

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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
I just spent a good four hours in the maternity triage because of blood in my urine (sorry tmi)...
I hope you are feeling better.

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
oh, i meant to mention this... i had a horrible dream last night. i dreamed i had a miscarriage and i had to fish the baby out of the toilet. but is was really tiny, like only 3-4 inches long and it was looking at me. i was so sad. i couldn't get a hold of dh because he was hiking, and i knew he would miss the baby being alive. and i noticed the baby was a girl. i just cried and cried. i wake up crying. i am trying not to freak out, but i have only had three other miscarriage dreams and all of them where right before i had a miscarriage. i keep hoping that it is just one of those weird vivid pregnancy dreams and it is more due to my stress of having two losses so close together. i am not sure i could handle another one with out losing my mind.

h
I am positive,positive,positive it is the stress that had this dream coming to you.
post #24 of 684
Morning mamas

Yesterday was a fantastic day Spent it with family, celebrating. The weather was great, plenty of food and fun. Today I will be spending some quiet time. I have to take one of my DD's for an ultrasound, she found a small lump in her breast (totally think it's a cyst) but they want to check it out.

I hope everyone has a great day
post #25 of 684
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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
I just spent a good four hours in the maternity triage because of blood in my urine (sorry tmi)...
Hope it clears up quickly!

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
The collateral person is someone who can verify that I'm a good Mom- not good parents, but good Mom.
I'll be emailing you in a few minutes.

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oh, i meant to mention this... i had a horrible dream last night.
I hope it's just a meaningless dream caused by anxiety.
post #26 of 684
Redveg- thinking of you- I am sure it will turn out to be nothing

Mamaofthree- thinking of you too, I had some very scary dreams with my Erin bug and they all turned out fine.

Today is when we are supposed to have a caseworker assigned- I believe this is the person who can give us the unfounded stamp and close the case. I had trouble sleeping last night, my IBS was acting up.

I think Mommy and Erin are going to bake something yummy and then we need to do wash so I have something nice to wear to my future SIL's bridal shower.
post #27 of 684
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I have to take one of my DD's for an ultrasound, she found a small lump in her breast (totally think it's a cyst) but they want to check it out.
How old is she?
post #28 of 684
(((Mamaofthree))), sending all is well and it was just a bad dream vibes!

(((Karen))), sending fast and easy case's closing vibes!

Healing vibes to you DeShanna!
post #29 of 684
Good morning.

momofthree-I get awful dreams like that too of the baby, of those I love and of my kids dying. It wakes me up shaking. I'm sure your little one is doing just great. Besides s/he needs to come out so they can play with my little one and see how crazy they can drive the both of us!

I have been doing cranberry and blueberry. I guess my body had other plans for me.

My pain last night was so unbearable. I couldn't sleep and cried most of the time. Since dh doesn't know how to drive yet, I forced myself to drive to a gas station around 5am to get a bottle of Tylenol just to take the edge off the pain. I pick up the prescription today luckily.

They also did a CBC and I'm even more anemic than before so I guess I need to be more diligent about the taking of my two doses of iron and prenatal. I know this is gross, but are quarter size clots normal during UTI's?
post #30 of 684
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I know this is gross, but are quarter size clots normal during UTI's?
No, I don't think that's normal. Did you have them that size when you went to the hospital? I would call your doc ASAP.
post #31 of 684
to everyone dealing with health issues, health scares, and the like

Hoping today finds all in pleasant feelings and experiences!

(I'm a bit gush-y this morning.)
post #32 of 684
Positive energy needed: My mom and brother are stranded in Nevada. My mom was living in CA and decided to move back to New England. My brother flew out there so that he could drive her car (which was pulling a uhaul trailer.) Well, they got as far as Nevada when the car died.

She's decided to abandon her furniture, etc. The owner from a second hand store is coming out to see if she'll buy any of the stuff in the trailer. My mom will then call uhaul and have them come get the trailer.

They don't know how much it would cost to fix the car. It's at the mechanic. While car is at mechanic, a staff member backs into her car! Personally, I think she should make the mechanic fix it for FREE now but I doubt she'll stand up for herself.

If it will cost too much to fix, her and my brother will hopefully be able to afford airfare to Boston.

Please send them positive energy that this will resolve in the best way possible for them!
post #33 of 684
I called the midwife and doctor and they both said it's not. They now want me to take both the Microbid and something called Peridium (sp?), but stated that if the clots continue to pass with how anemic I have become from already being anemic, then I'm back at the hospital.

This really stinks.
post #34 of 684
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
Positive energy needed: My mom and brother are stranded in Nevada.
I'm sending it their way for sure. Keep us updated.
post #35 of 684
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Originally Posted by princesstutu View Post
Happy Lamas, mamas!

Had to laugh at that. What a cute almost-rhyme!

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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
I just spent a good four hours in the maternity triage because of blood in my urine (sorry tmi)...
Be well, mama.

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
what we have been doing is donating to heifer and then printing out cards that said we donated in their honor. you can donate as little as $10.00. although we try to do $150.00 at least a year. i would rather give to an organization that i believe in or to people who truly need it then give gifts to people who need and want for nothing.
I have often thought about doing this. I just may, this year, and damn the torpedoes. You're right-- why contribute to crass consumerism, especially to people who don't appreciate it.

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it is weird, maia, what you said about people not liking homemade gifts. i love getting them and giving them, BUT every year that i have put in time baking cookies, making hats, making baking mixes etc no one is happy to get them, they look all disappointed. i would love to get a gift of a baking mix, or a chili recipe or something like that, but i know no one in my family that is even remotely happy to get that stuff. blaaah!
Yeah, me too. I would love to receive a baking mix in a jar, or soup mix in a jar. And you get to keep the jar, too!
My mom, a couple years ago, made me a shawl for my birthday. I think this year I am going to ask her to add onto it and make it bigger, if she still has the yarn. I'm slightly too fat for it
But yeah, I would rather have one nicely made gift, than lots of store-bought things that I don't need and would have to re-gift and then come up with excuses for

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we have the most dinner in the crock pot.. baby potatos with a rump steak with an onion gravy sauce, and I'm going to do a mountain of chard sauteed with sesame oil and a little salt (thanks Maia! for that suggestion )
YUM, that sounds awesome. Oh, Cari, instead of salt, use soy sauce or tamari, just a little bit but you're welcome on the suggestion! Hope you like it!

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oh, i meant to mention this... i had a horrible dream last night.
mama, I'm sure it's just stress. When ds was a baby, I always had all sorts of horrible death-dreams about him. He lived. He's 9 I don't remember if I had them during pregnancy, though.
Breathe, mama.

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Originally Posted by redveg View Post
My family hates that I don't bake bread for the summer months.
This is why the Gods created bread machines


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Well, in our family we only give to children.
This is good-- but define "children"? At what age do you stop?

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I would rather get together and hangout, enjoying the company of my friends and family, that's the gift
I would, too, but unfortunately my brother and his family live 15 hours driving time away from me. When we move, we'll be lots closer to them (but way, way farther than my mom )

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
Today is when we are supposed to have a caseworker assigned- I believe this is the person who can give us the unfounded stamp and close the case.
Closing-case vibes to you I wish they'd delete us from the record. I really ought to call and find out, since our case was "closed".

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
Personally, I think she should make the mechanic fix it for FREE now but I doubt she'll stand up for herself.
Ye Gods, I TOTALLY agree. They're UAVs if they don't offer! to your mom and brother, and safe journey no matter how they do it.

M and I got to cam for a few minutes last night, again! Gawd, he's so cute. I lurve him, have I ever mentioned that?

On the new moon, I'm going to be doing a house-selling ritual, if it doesn't have any movement before then. Do any of you care to join me?
post #36 of 684
unschoolin, UTIs are awful. Sometimes it is just not possible to drink enough of that cranberry/blueberry juice, and then they come anyway -- I'm sorry you have this nasty one now and that you have had as much experience with them as you have! Feel better :goodvibe

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Originally Posted by princesstutu View Post
Happy Lamas, mamas! (\
My Mama is a Llama!

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Originally Posted by Jade's Mom View Post
Hey Ladies,
It's been several months. Lets see if I can keep up this month :
Hi Jade's Mom!

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
oh, i meant to mention this... i had a horrible dream last night.
As my gramma would say, most times a bad dream is just a bad dream. (Thanks all for the kind words last month regarding her, by the way. I'm going to be processing the idea of losing her for quite some time.) Like other pp, I had my share of mc dreams that turned out *not* to be prophetic. Is there any other new beginning in your life that you are worried about? I've found that pg and baby dreams, vivid as they are, are often really about other aspects of life.

for you and your daughter, redveg. I'm sure she'll be fine -- she's so lucky to have mama supporting her! Please keep us posted.

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
Today is when we are supposed to have a caseworker assigned- I believe this is the person who can give us the unfounded stamp and close the case. I had trouble sleeping last night, my IBS was acting up.
I can't think of anything that would be harder on the gut than this kind of nonsense you're dealing with. May it be over and forgotten before you know it.

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
Positive energy needed: My mom and brother are stranded in Nevada.
-- and some assertiveness vibes, too, in dealing with the garage -- what an *awful* thing to happen during a move! I'm glad your mom has your brother there and isn't on her own, though.

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On the new moon, I'm going to be doing a house-selling ritual, if it doesn't have any movement before then. Do any of you care to join me?
I'm not feeling very moon-y this month, but I'll see what I can come up with - thanks for giving a few days notice in your reminder of the new moon.

I have a back yard and a basement to clean up today, a menu to plan and a grocery run to manage - back to work tomorrow. *rolling up sleeves* I'm going in!
post #37 of 684
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I'm not feeling very moon-y this month, but I'll see what I can come up with - thanks for giving a few days notice in your reminder of the new moon.
I'm not very moon-y in general, and I don't often do magick or perform spells, unless I think it's really important. So this month is the house-selling one, and the new moon is the time. I think it's the 9th.
You're welcome on the notice Would you light a candle for me, then, on that date? Pretty please? TIA
post #38 of 684
I'm keeping myself distracted by doing my course assignment on classical and operant condtioning and how they relate to phobias and addictions. I have to say, psychology really calms me down. Now if only my children would give me a bit of a break everything would be perfect!
post #39 of 684
maia: do you think you need to be at the house to doing a house selling ritual? cuz that sounds like a great idea, but our house is in maine. hmmm.

unschooling: pyridium is the most wondrous medication known to man. who ever invented it deserves a huge kiss. lol as someone who gets UTI's all the freaking time, i love that stuff. after one dose (at least for me) the spasms are gone.
i have also found that i need to take cranberry extract all the time. every single day. and if i start feeling like a UTI is coming i cut out sugar take extra probiotics and extra cranberry extract. but i have to feel it coming, which for me usually means a "twitchy" bladder and feeling like i have to pee more often. if it gets too far along i have to get antibiotics, the natural stuff doesn't cut it. good luck!

h
post #40 of 684
Yeah August! DHs bday is this month. i would like to do something for him. something that requires no money....


I celebrated this weekend. had some corn on the cob and some wonderful bread and bbq'd food. fresh apples and laughing with friends. havent had that much fun in a long time. had a good talk with DH last night. he actually admitted liking having all these kids and missing the noise when it is quiet. he said he felt like he was in a daycare. but not in a bad way.
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