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Southern Mommie- woot!! COngratulations! A Samhain baby!!
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
Tell her to call the WHAAAAAAAAAAAmbulance
lmao!! funniest thing i heard all day!!

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Originally Posted by southernmommie View Post
Haven't read this thread yet. First real time to sit and post here.
My baby is a Samhain baby!!!! I gave birth at 9:57am on October 31st!! I got home yesterday afternoon. I still need to give baby his first bath as I didn't let the hospital do it. I wanted to. And I need to go to the store today.

I'll be back later this afternoon and catch up.
yay for babies!!
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southernmommie: so happy for you!

cari: i am keeping my fingers crossed. it sounds like this might be the job!
as for the food thing, yeah my mom does do that stuff. it is very weird. if it is one of the"specialty" items and you mess with it she gets pissed. but if i make, oh i don't know, fancy mashed potatoes or some cool veggie side dish she will eat it and say how good it is. but don't mess with her stuffing, sweet potatoes, or apple pie. all of which i have messed with and we just eat it at my house. my dd even noticed my mom is like that and we talked about it just the other day. i told her "honey, if you ever get into cooking and tweek any of my recipes... i will eat them up. cuz that is what cooking is, it is taking something and working with it and making something new."

we got another offer on the house! a back up offer if this sale doesn't go thru. when dh sent me the email i was confused i thought the bank wanted us to ask for more money. lol (since it is a short sale). things seems to be moving on well. i hope the new family can be in before T-day, but that might be pushing it.

anywho we are celebrating day of the dead today. going to get out the pix of my grandparents, dh's dad and his grandma. make a nice dinner and set a place at the table for them. the kids are going to decorate skulls and i need to go out and buy more merigolds.

ok must get on with the day.

h
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My baby is a Samhain baby!!!! I gave birth at 9:57am on October 31st!! I got home yesterday afternoon.
YAY!!! Oh, congrats to you and yours! Happy Babymoon! Don't be in a rush to clean and shop and catch up with us, mama...go enjoy your new little miracle
When you do get back, please do fill us in on him! What's his name, and all that! Oh, me want to see pix I bet he's adorable.
I forgot-- does he have siblings? How old are they? How are they adapting to their new brother?

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Maia - you must be looking forward to your visit!
Oh my, YES This one has been a long time in between. Last I was there was Labor Day.
Soon (early next year sometime) I will have to get a job I wonder how that will play out, with me wanting to take off every 2 months for visiting? Trying to figure out if home health will allow that. Or PRN work. Or maybe even Wal-mart (They DID say they accommodate schedules!).

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lmao!! funniest thing i heard all day!!
The WHAAAmbulance? Yeah-- that's M's humor. He says stuff like that all.the.time. And truly does not get why I am cracking up constantly!
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getting ready for flea treatment-been swamped.
had to say
Southernmommie-AMAZING!! HUGE congrats I am SO happy for you!

after treatment will patchoulli up a freakin storm. Please send us flea-be-gone vibes!!! BTW, turns out the service has been swamped with calls even from people without pets, been a horrid year for fleas. It's not just us!!
hope to catch up soon

love and light
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Southernmommie- Enjoy your blessed babymoon and HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maia-
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She did mention those at one point about putting them in the neighbors' mail boxes like if they know of anyone who might be interested in a house in their neighborhood.
That's what I was thinking... that someone in the neighborhood might know someone that was interested in moving? Especially if you and they don't hang at the same places then a flyer in their mailbox might be a great "door" into a brand new market! Something will work... hang in there!

Historical Thanksgiving- Spirituality isn't the right forum for a detailed discussion, but Thanksgiving and Columbus Day both tend to suffer from a certain tension between the modern myths and the historical realities of "cultural contact". It's complicated. On the one hand, who can argue with a day of thanksgiving (or reunification, since Lincoln pushed Thanksgiving as a secular/American holiday in the hopes of reconciliation/reunification following the Civil War)? On the other, is it right to celebrate a moment in history that glorifies manifest destiny and colonial/imperial expansion at the cost of native peoples? There was a wonderful Buffy epiosode that "delved" into the complications and gave rise to some really great quotes!

Personally I take the holiday at face value and work for native rights year round. But I do have activist friends who wouldn't be caught dead celebrating Tday or Columbus Day.
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My baby is a Samhain baby!!!!
Oh how fabulous! Congratulations!!
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is it right to celebrate a moment in history that glorifies manifest destiny and colonial/imperial expansion at the cost of native peoples?
This makes sense to me, re: Colombus Day, but I'm just not getting the connection re: Thanksgiving. And why isn't our forum the place to mention this? We mention all sorts of things that are not Pagan/Spirituality related, just by virtue of us being a cyber community I'm confused.

I killed most of my to-do list today, already!
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Basically because Spirituality has a "no debate" guideline and a discussion about whether something is or is not a good thing is probably going to have a problem with:

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we will be active in discouraging an individual from posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the faith or belief in discussion, or to prove a faith or a belief to be wrong, misguided, or not based on fact.
sooner or later. Check out the Buffy episode Pangs though... it's fun and Spike sums things up with his standard "British Charm"!

time share- I called and they do have a kitchenette thing, but you have to bring your own plates/silver ware/kitchen stuff. Thanks for reminding me to check... I'll still bring the crock pot and rice cooker, but wont need to find an electric frying pan thingie. I was able to convince my mom to babysit the chickens... and we'll put the cat in a kennel (my mom flat out refused to have anything to do with a cat). DH greenlighted a trip to IKEA so DoK... maybe we can meet over meatballs? I'm totally throwing gf/cf to the wind in favor of IKEA meatballs and cinnamon rolls. I know I'll pay dearly for the indulgence, but it's not like I'll get another chance any time soon!

I plugged in our hepa/uv filter today... it feels like winter is really here now. It seemed to make a big difference last year (the UV bit) but we didn't get it till nearly spring so maybe it was the changing season that made more impact. I dunno. We run hepa filters a lot due to DH's allergies, but this was our first UV filter. Finger's crossed we can stay healthy!

Speaking of... gotta go back into town. The window condensation is causing mold/mildew growth and I need to get both window film and tea tree oil (I pour some into the window track to keep the mold down, and the film helps insulate the window and prevent the problem in the first place)
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Clay- Hmm, might have to give the hepa filter a try. My allergies have been awful! I also have a rock salt lamp/candle on my wishlist.

DD needs some help so have to catch up later!
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My baby is a Samhain baby!!!! I gave birth at 9:57am on October 31st!
Congrats!!!!
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Originally Posted by southernmommie View Post
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My baby is a Samhain baby!!!! I gave birth at 9:57am on October 31st!! I got home yesterday afternoon.
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Welcome earth side little one. Congratulations southernmommie! What a special birthday.
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Woohoo! Southernmommie, congrats on your Samhain baby!!! My own DD was born on Lughnasadh, so I truly love how it adds to the dimension of the Sabbat. Enjoy your babymoon!
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WOOHOOO Southernmommie! !

Welcome earthside little one and enjoy your babymoon!
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I could use some healing vibes this way, mamas. I have asthmatic bronchitis and am home sick in bed. I feel like I've been punched in the stomach multiple times in a row. Went to the Dr yesterday and am on an antibiotic, a cough syrup and new inhaler. If I'm not better by tomorrow, I go on a short course of steroids. I'm supposed to work with my client tomorrow. (I'm a DSP) We have no relief staff to cover for me, but I'm not supposed to work when sick....
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I could use some healing vibes this way, mamas.
May you get well soon. I was very reluctant to take prednisone recently but ended up giving in. It really helped. Got me over the crisis.

Hope you recover super quickly.
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Southernmommie: Welcome earth side little one!!

Cari

Sweetsunshine I hope that you are better soon!! Sorry for the sickies.

Mo3: Back up offers are always nice. I also hope for a speedy and minimal stress sale and move.
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Basically because Spirituality has a "no debate" guideline and a discussion about whether something is or is not a good thing is probably going to have a problem
Well...I'm honestly not trying to start any debates. I was just asking for "Some people believe yadda yadda". But maybe you can PM me. Or somebody. I honestly am just asking for information, not trying to stir any pots!

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I'm totally throwing gf/cf to the wind in favor of IKEA meatballs and cinnamon rolls.
At the same time??

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Finger's crossed we can stay healthy!
Yeah, really...you guys really had way more than your share last year.


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I could use some healing vibes this way, mamas. I have asthmatic bronchitis and am home sick in bed.
for both you and Clay's family. I have had bronchitis on and off my whole life. I am uber familiar with sleeping half-upright on a billion pillows, living on abx, slugging guaifenesin and triaminic like it's apple juice. Ugh. I hope you get better soon, mama.
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Thanks, Maia.
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Is that not insane? M's work is doing the same thing. They hired him back at a lousy $13/hr when they used to pay him $20 (and he's worth nearly twice that!). They said when work picked up, they'd raise his rate. Well, they've hired one or two more people in the meanwhile, AND the boss went on a vacation, AND bought a $20K new truck Meanwhile, M is still slogging along at $13/hr and barely making it
That is insane and strikes me as rather unethical.. and should be illegal!
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I hope Daim gets this new job, and that it works out!!
The job was his the minute he stpped in the door apparently he has a very good way with ppl and he has the right experiencee... and it didn't hurt that they needed someone asap hehehe. My thoughts on the day care license are that it would prevent us from having to go through this again... if we had a mortgage we'd have been in dire straights with just the single income gone!

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Thanksgiving-- since becoming Pagan, and since being in recovery, I've kind of taken a different view of it.
I think it's terribly...um, can't think of the word(s) I'm looking for. I like to think I take an attitude of gratitude every day, and not just set aside one day a year for truly being thankful. Same with Yule, too. The winter holidays lend themselves to such good will, and the rest of the year be damned, kwim? I hate that!.
Yes, this. DH & I are of the same school of thought... same with valentines and such. We would prefer to do little spontaneous things for each other and express love all the time instead of spending stupid amounts of $ on one day to pad hallmarks bank acct

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Haven't read this thread yet. First real time to sit and post here.
My baby is a Samhain baby!!!! I gave birth at 9:57am on October 31st!! I got home yesterday afternoon. I still need to give baby his first bath as I didn't let the hospital do it. I wanted to. And I need to go to the store today.

I'll be back later this afternoon and catch up.
Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy your babymoon

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post
. but don't mess with her stuffing, sweet potatoes, or apple pie. all of which i have messed with and we just eat it at my house. my dd even noticed my mom is like that and we talked about it just the other day. i told her "honey, if you ever get into cooking and tweek any of my recipes... i will eat them up. cuz that is what cooking is, it is taking something and working with it and making something new."
we got another offer on the house! a back up offer if this sale doesn't go thru.
Yes, I love tweaking recipes... great new things are created that way, but that doesn't mean the old ones aren't still enjoyed sometimes. Grats on the offerS!

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post
The WHAAAmbulance? Yeah-- that's M's humor. He says stuff like that all.the.time. And truly does not get why I am cracking up constantly!
we use that one too.

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Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85 View Post
I could use some healing vibes this way, mamas. I have asthmatic bronchitis and am home sick in bed. I feel like I've been punched in the stomach multiple times in a row. Went to the Dr yesterday and am on an antibiotic, a cough syrup and new inhaler. If I'm not better by tomorrow, I go on a short course of steroids. I'm supposed to work with my client tomorrow. (I'm a DSP) We have no relief staff to cover for me, but I'm not supposed to work when sick....
Ickies! Sounds a bit like me with the pneumonia's last year, I sincerely hope you feel better quick hun!!!

SO hubby is off getting signed on, returning the radio to the old company and such... he'll start tomorrow morning I'm going to hang out with the kids this afternoon and potter in the garden... we planted rockmelon (cantaloupe) and watermelon
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