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post #581 of 684
Maybe just rock the waning energies? Sort of focus on the house moving away from you? Meditate on the tide falling back away from the shore, pulling the burden of the house out to sea with it? You could even visualize the house/the life of the house with you gently ending and releasing to be re-born into a new life with a new family.

A bit morbid maybe, but maybe not.
post #582 of 684
unschoolin- Oh no! Hope everything ends ok!
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my mom got some good news today from the pulmonologist! my mom sounded really optimistic and she is really willing to seek out the therapy, which i am really happy about.

h
i would like to say yay to this. 2 pieces of good news!

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Anyone else hitting lots of emotional highs and lows during this Pices full moon?
yeah but i chalked it up to hormones. my pp chart is all over the place. but DH and I diid havea good convo yesterday where i told him i felt like i was missing a member of my family and he said he wasnt adverse to having another. we want to try for a boy. i am afraid it wont work. i did TM it though. great big blue letters saying baby. i put it up there to either get a boy or get over not having another one. i love my girls, but i feel like i am missing that one baby boy.

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parental health- I know some of this is just being the so-called "sandwich generation" (adults who have both young children, due in part to delayed childbearing, and ailing parents) but Mike and I have been talking a lot about our parents and their health (or rather, lack of it) and we're both committing to life changes that we hope will spare our own kiddos these experiences. We updated our living wills and making some health changes a priority so maybe that's the silver lining?

Had a very emotional/tough discussion with dh last night. Not sure where this is going, but could use some happy thoughts. DH has a performance review today and he is convinced that it "wont be good"... I haven't seen him this down in a looooooong time.
that is a convo i need to have with my DH. our parents are not ailing yet but we have other things to consider. like how to keep DSD if something happens to DH or keeping DS if something happens to me.

vibes for your DH on his review.

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I have to take ds to the ER. Ugh, not a good start to my morning.
i hope he is ok.
post #584 of 684
Unschoolin- Hope everything turns out ok!

Clay- Love your lap quilt idea. I did something similar a couple years ago ( baby shower quilt for my nephew- Had everyone at the shower do a square with a picture or a little message to baby or mama. It turned out so good. Now he's going to be 4 on Saturday!) I used FabricMate markers. They haven't bled or faded. Kinda spendy but if you just get 1 or 2 colors it won't be so bad.
I'm sorry about your father's health. I dread the time when my parents' health goes. Good for you and dh for being proactive.

Maia- Yay for getting to go see M!

MO3- more house selling vibes!

Aeress-s

Aweyn- for the move!!

Aubergine- yes! emotional highs and lows.

I've been getting our craft/sewing/homeschool room all reorganized and clean for the new school year. It looks awesome. I bought some fabric that I love to make curtains with, and a few other projects. I think it's my new favorite room in the house.
I think it's goodbye to summer here. Yesterday it was 100F, but today it's only going to be in the 80's and some rain may be coming. I'm eagerly anticipating Autumn.
post #585 of 684
i dont have time to read and reply, but i wanted to send hugs and vibes and wonderful thoughts to all.
post #586 of 684
Dh had his review... he still has his job, but there is a lot of stuff that needs to be addressed.

He is going to start looking at grad school programs so see about finishing his PhD. We'd be a family of 5 on a grad student loan package so I think I'm going to need the student mama tribe and the frugality tribe a LOT if that happens.
post #587 of 684
clay: still having the job is good.
although my parents are not old by any stretch, and thankfully don't need me to be in their health business... it is still upsetting, and has made me think that i need to be a bit more proactive in my own personal care so i don't end up sickly at 60. i want to enjoy getting older not dread it. i am actually looking forward to being a grandma, and doing things with my grandkids and having an "empty" house and going on trips... my parents are sort of stuck with my mom on O2. she can't fly, can't go on cruises.
i also love the visual of the house selling.
unschoolin: i hope everything is ok.

Aeress: hug. releasing can be hard sometimes, especially if you have a big thing to let go of,it can feel like there is an empty space there. BUT it is a good step. and it does make you lighter. i love letter writing, i can get out all i need to say without having the other person interrupt. lol

h
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Aubergine- I enjoy reading your thoughts. Yes to emotional highs and lows. I found myself nodding to some of your descriptions. I feel like I'm going through a time where I'm allowing myself to trust sitting in my feelings, and it's feeling less...forced?. I've been working for...ever on connecting my head and my heart. In the last month or so, I've dropped into that space here and there, and even when the emotions are challenging, I've been experiencing them move through me. Good stuff for me. This full moon has been powerful. I did some energy work in Her light (actually about 12 hours before full). I felt saturated with a grounded "in my skin" energy.

unschoolin- Hoping your iron levels are up and that your ds is ok.

Aeress-Thanks for sharing your experience with your DH. It is helpful for me to read of others who manage difficulties in their relationships in healthy positive ways. This circle has had some great insight to share lately.

Clay- Glad he still has his job. I feel your um...trepidation about the grad school idea. My DP and I have been talking about a similar situation. He is thinking of working on his doctorate soon. Yikes...it feels like a big leap, but I want him to follow his passion and inspiration. For me, it's tricky because it's "my turn" to finish my grad degree, and yet I don't seem to be jumping on it anytime soon. I need to do some thinking. Good luck with your discussions and decision.

Mo3-Yay on the positive news for your mom. Hope the news and her health continue to get better and better.

I'm out of time here...Well the gorgeous sunny weather was swallowed by the marine layer yesterday evening while we were at the park. It was so dramatic! We sat drenched in the warm rays, and suddenly there was a rush of cool air. It was as if someone had opened a freezer door. We all looked up in surprise. In the distance, we saw the gray coming. Within ten minutes, it covered half the sky, and shortly thereafter it felt 30 degrees cooler and there was salt in the air. So amazing and powerful, and I felt completely part of it. Of course, I wouldn't have objected to a couple more days of sun and warmth...oh well...tis where I live.

Hugs and Happy Thursday to all.
post #589 of 684
Thanks for the well wishes.

He and his sister got into a tuft this morning and she smacked him in the head with one of those tiny metal spatulas from her kitchen set. Opened a gash and into the ER we went. He was a trooper. Got the numbing gel, then after 30 minutes, he got more numbing stuff from a needle. He didn't cry or flinch and then they gave him three stitches that he'll have removed on Tuesday.

I don't know much about how my iron is doing but on Wednesday I'll find out my labwork results. What a day.
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Hugs and love to all!!!

No time for answering personaly but I've sent good vibes on everything I've read.
post #591 of 684
Clay- thinking of you, so much to tackle and get through

Thanks everyone for the hugs and well wishes.

Unschoolin- oh no, glad he is ok. head wounds are so bloody.

We took Bella to the dr for her cough. The dr said we could try antibiotics, and since we never give them, I agreed. Bella has not been herself. Hope she is back to normal soon. Coughs are miserable.
post #592 of 684
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
Maybe just rock the waning energies?
I did think of that...thanks

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I think it's goodbye to summer here. Yesterday it was 100F, but today it's only going to be in the 80's
Oh, is that all?

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i love letter writing, i can get out all i need to say without having the other person interrupt.
Yep, that's what I like about it, too

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He and his sister got into a tuft this morning and she smacked him in the head with one of those tiny metal spatulas from her kitchen set. Opened a gash and into the ER we went.
I'm so glad everything worked out alright. I hate little kid wounds; they bleed so much!

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We took Bella to the dr for her cough. The dr said we could try antibiotics, and since we never give them, I agreed. Bella has not been herself. Hope she is back to normal soon. Coughs are miserable.
Did you find out what it was? I have no idea what DS's cough is about. It's his only symptom. I'm hoping a change in weather affects it-- then I will know (or assume ) that it's allergies.

Mom leaves in the morning, then I have to spend all day while DS is at school cleaning up the house for the next open house. Wish me luck this time. I hope I get one person, anyway.
post #593 of 684
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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post
Anyone else hitting lots of emotional highs and lows during this Pices full moon?


Ran into a parent who told me all about something sweet that my ds1 did to help her little dd at the year-end party last year.
I have been all over the place emotionally. Isn't it nice to hear your children are sweet and caring. Makes you proud

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
my mom got some good news today from the pulmonologist!
for good news!

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post

Aubergine- Your post was very uplifiting to me this morning, even with some sadness, I felt your energy.

I decided to write a dh a letter but not give it to him.
I also love reading post from Aubergine, I always learn something form her

I am glad you found a way to release your pent up feelings

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

parental health- I know some of this is just being the so-called "sandwich generation" (adults who have both young children, due in part to delayed childbearing, and ailing parents) but Mike and I have been talking a lot about our parents and their health (or rather, lack of it) and we're both committing to life changes that we hope will spare our own kiddos these experiences.
I too have been trying to make changes in my life. My health as I get older is a concern. Even though I eat well enough I could be doing more. As my children get older it has been hitting me more that changes need to be made.

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We are going to have another open house this weekend. I'm having second thoughts about it, as it's a waning moon-- should we do it anyway? Or wait till waxing?
I say go for it


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Dh had his review... he still has his job, but there is a lot of stuff that needs to be addressed.
Glad he still has a job

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Originally Posted by unschoolinmom View Post
He and his sister got into a tuft this morning and she smacked him in the head with one of those tiny metal spatulas from her kitchen set. Opened a gash and into the ER we went. He was a trooper. Got the numbing gel, then after 30 minutes, he got more numbing stuff from a needle. He didn't cry or flinch and then they gave him three stitches that he'll have removed on Tuesday.

I don't know much about how my iron is doing but on Wednesday I'll find out my labwork results. What a day.
Poor guy Glad he is feeling better. How's his sister feeling? Hope she is ok.

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Hugs and love to all!!!
Hugs and love to you Valerie. How are you ?

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Originally Posted by Aeress View Post
We took Bella to the dr for her cough. The dr said we could try antibiotics, and since we never give them, I agreed. Bella has not been herself. Hope she is back to normal soon. Coughs are miserable.
Hope she feels better soon.
post #594 of 684
She flipped when he started bleeding. We played a trick on her on the way back. Yes, it was funny for us and she laughed once it was a trick.

I came in first after the hospital and she asked if he was okay. With a straight face I said, "Yes. But he has a new head now." Then he came in and laughed and she did too and hugged him.
post #595 of 684
more hugs and vibes. am sort of reading, do not have mental capacity to reply, but thinking of you all.
post #596 of 684
Our wall calendar features art by Michael Parkes. I recommend him! Though I dunno, can you really "recommend" a visual artist? It sounds a bit wierd. He does a sort of fantasy/realism that is pretty nifty... I like! His home page with images is http://www.theworldofmichaelparkes.com/html/home.asp

Job- yeah... we're very very relieved about that. But still having intense discussion about "what now, what next". We specifically moved back to Ithaca because it was DH's "turn" for a degree. His PhD program collapsed and he left with the MA. I had an amazing library job at that point, he got a "real job" at Cornell, and somehow instead of the quick 3-4 year in/out we planned we've ended up here in Ithaca for nearly 9 years. It was supposed to be "my turn" at a degree after his PhD so I'm sort of in limbo, and the longer we're in a holding pattern here... well.

This wasn't intended as a forever home, we have other things planned, but we've sort of eddied out (to borrow a rafting term). With the very poor health of my dad and dh's dad and "second mom" we don't want to leave the area... but we need to get back into the flow of our life. I guess we'll see what we see. I've been looking at our maps and wondering...
post #597 of 684
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I came in first after the hospital and she asked if he was okay. With a straight face I said, "Yes. But he has a new head now." Then he came in and laughed and she did too and hugged him.
Meanie! But funny

Hang in there, Clay
Aweyn, thinking of you. I hope you find a way to come back to yourself, soon, hon
post #598 of 684
Morning all I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Isn't it funny how our plans get turned upside down, well not funny but odd. Who knows what's around the corner but whatever it is I try to handle it with a positive attitude. That's all you can do? Then I find out the reason down the road.

Cari, how are you? Thinking about you.
post #599 of 684
Hi Everyone. I've been skimming the posts but haven't been posting much on any of the boards I visit lately.
Just wanted you all to know that you're in my thoughts.
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I'm more in a lurking mode right now...

But I love you all!
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