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post #161 of 360

Ok Ladies, I know I could make my own tinctures but I know I won't get to it anytime soon, so where do you get your tinctures? Mountain Rose Herbs looks great but the shipping is killing. Anywhwere else?

post #162 of 360

Whole Foods?

post #163 of 360

Hi all!

 

I'm doing okay.

 

I received two cards! :-)  Aubergine's and Maia's!

 

Mine are almost done... I should be able to mail them by the end of the week.

post #164 of 360

hey, val-- been thinking of you. 

 

hugs, dok! been a rough one here, too! 

 

witchy~ hugs. why is it that some branches of the family are expected to perform differently from others? it's the same thing here..... we're expected to jump, bend backwards, etc.... but no one would for us. i agree, dont do the drive, gak! how stressful would that be? hugs, hope you can figure it out peacefully.......

 

aeress, have you ever tried the FES brand FEs? they come highly recommended by some gals on mdc.... and from what little i know about how they're made, the FES ones are more "authentic." (their version of RR, for example, is said to be much more powerful!) i've worked with several single flowers (both the original bach 38, and the north american ones.... i LURVE the north american flowers!) and i absolutely am smitten. 

 

tinctures-- yeah, WF or a local store? i actually found a stand at our farmers market this weekend selling locally produced ones! i tend to not shop online much.... the gals on the FE/homeopathy thread might have recs, though! 

 

so, of course, having had a mom issue last night, i'm on pins and needles all day today. garh. and i always try to be the peacemaker.... because she wont. she will literally act as though nothing had happened. i'm having some amazing realizations about stuff, though.... i'm fairly certain the flowers are helping to bring it out... the feelings are coming out less like those of a hurt 7 year old, and more like those of a slightly distanced observer..... tapping may be helping with that, too. you know, ever since i did the personal wisdom tapping, my tapping has been like 10x more powerful! kinda cool. anyhow, i feel like i have emotional  bruises all over my body. i couldnt even swim for long today. i just want to eat stuffing and watch food tv. or something! lol. 

 

speaking of holiday food and film...... any fave holiday kids movies (appropriate for 4+yrs)? i want to get something more festive than reruns of wordgirl for our evening momma and boy viewing time....... 

 

also, any suggestions for meat/cheese/veg combos yummy in quiche? i'm wanting something new......... (we eat rather a lot of eggs in this house, lol......)

 

happy almost wednesday to all.

xoxoxox

post #165 of 360

i think it is really important how you feel when you are cooking... case in point made a batch of caramels and they are almost inedible. :( and that was my part of the gifts we are giving to family. :( after crying and feeling sorry for myself i decided to make three types of fudge and divide it all up. 

last night i had my first minor anxiety attach which has me worried. i have been trying to head this off so i don't end up practically non-functional after the baby comes like the last two births (i get PP anxiety not depression). does anyone know if you can take lemon balm while breastfeeding? i can't find anything that says no for sure. thanks

and then i had this moment while on line today that had me in tears. i swear i feel like i want to do so much and it seems no matter what you do it just is never perfect enough and you get crap no matter how hard you try. 

some days i wish i could just be emotionless. ok maybe not, but at least less emotional. i think my problem is serious lack of decent sleep. 

 

h

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Originally Posted by NewMoonMum View Post

 

It's my birthday, and I keep forgetting that. My dad, bro and sis did a combo birthday/Yule/Hanukkah gift and got me a Wii! Plus my bro sent a copy of the game Okami...if a painting were a game, it would be Okami, it is so drool-worthy!  Then I used some b-day cash to get Lego Harry Potter.orngbiggrin.gif

  


Happy brithday huN!!!    Wii is a great gift... we're getting the boys the Lego harry potter game for giftmas too!
 

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I know gas/intestinal issues are at least a big part of her problem. Thanks for the ideas and empathy.  (I wrote a long post yesterday responding to ideas, then she hit the power button, argh.) Let's see: DD is 12months. She's dairy allergic and bf'ing. I have to admit I haven't been as strictly dairy-free as I should. Previously she didn't have symptoms if I had an occassionally cheese slice.  I am not currently gluten-free but hapowing any signs she had during her last ear infection, but she's teething a bit.  ve had sensitivity problems in the past and done elimination diets.  For the last few days we've allowed no solid food after 6 pm except soy yogurt or homemade applesauce. She nurses or drinks hemp milk.  Today she snubbed food.  She isn't liking tummy massage, but we do some. She likes really warm hands on her tummy.  She also likes when I rocke her belly side-to-side or if I put my hand under her bottom and rock her pelvis up & down.  She has been unhappy sleeping on her tummy, unless she is sleeping in me or on a pillow.  The last few days she's has diarrhea and really explosive "sharts," but she's also had normal poop, all in the same day. She gone though from 1 poop per day to 4 or 5 though.  She has almost so discomfort except  5 pm - 6 am.  I can't take time off this week, so I can't get her to the ND until 12/21.

Poor kidlet!  I think the nighttime discomfort is just like us grown ups... if you have so much as a papercut, during the day you're distracted enough not to notice.. but in the quiet dark of bed... it suddenly screams! :(

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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

 

My mom's funeral behind me, I'm putting my focus on the Solstice and trying to get into the Spirit of the Season...

 

I had ambitious plans (baking, crafting, decorating, hosting...) and I've erased most of them... I just want to have a few special treats that my mom loved (and her mom before her): nougat, marzipan, cream puff... But I'll try to find all of this already made... Same with cookies... Though I think I'll buy what we need and let the kids make the no-bake Peanut Butter~Chocolate cookies we had last year.

 


*hugs*  I think a nice mellow holiday is just what's on order hun...   Making mom's favourite yummies is a great tribute to her :)  I hope you've got plent of support & people to talk to when you need them.. if not, fb me hun.
 

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I am still recovering from my surgery - did I post about that?  Lost a significant amount of an older bone graft in my upper jaw to the infection, unfortunately.  Now I have to keep my mouth and nose extra clean, and take care of myself and hope to save the rest of it. No cosmetic changes, thus far, but it is probably going to impact my teeth and dental work.  Swelling is still going down so it is too soon to tell how it will settle out.  I'm down to taking painkillers once or twice some days, not needing them others.  Today, every step I take feels like it jars the roots of my teeth, so I broke out the codeine again.   And I've swapped spots in the family bed with dh after ds2 kicked me in the cheek while sleeping (ow!) . Oh, and dh left his job, will not start a new one till January, so we are doing Christmas without him having an income for a month.  It is just lovely having him around though.  I'm making him go work out every morning with his BIL - he needs to be taking better care of his health for sure.

 

Got an extension on my coursework so it feels like I'm on vacation already -- can't let it slide or I'll be doing it all on New Year's weekend!

 

We've had temps in the minus teens and twenties Celcius, and endless light snow.  Today the temps are back up close to freezing and the sun is out.  Have to see if I can get out with the kids for a bit after nap. The painkiller will probably cover the cold-ache-in-the-wound feeling well enough.

 


Glad you're recovering smoothly,  I hope it ends up being a complete and brilliant success and relieves all your pain & issues hun!  I'll send a little warm your way... it's 31C here with extreme UV rating... we were outside earlier, now we are hiding from the sun!
 

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Sorry I've been MIA for a bit. Its been a crazy few weeks. But now I'm here because I want to share with you my weekend. I met Margot Adler, and spent the weekend with her and many other amazing women. I am still on a total high from my weekend. I got to not only meet MARGOT ADLER...but she even let me french braid her hair TWICE and honored me by wearing my circlet during the ritual! We had a Solstice women's weekend in CT. We spent the weekend in song, meditation, light, sisterhood and ritual. Margot is so awesome! She bears this incredible energy in her, one of motherly love and comfort. I was very anxious going into the weekend and kept having panic  


Sounds like a lovely weekend :)  Very cool to meet a witchy 'celeb' hehe 
 

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Originally Posted by bluets View Post

 

but you're pregnant and due... any day now?  soon?  with #6 no less.  you absolutely deserve to be grumpy from time to time.

 

my sister just had #3 in the summer and her dh declared that he was done with reproduction.  so i think i'll be making him a mock gift certificate for a vasectomy, complete with clip-art scissors.  }:)
 



Yeah what she said MO3!  Seriously, the grumpies come with the territory hun... anybody has an issue with it they can get stuffed lol.   LOl excellent gift idea bluets ;)
 

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i think it is really important how you feel when you are cooking... case in point made a batch of caramels and they are almost inedible. :( and that was my part of the gifts we are giving to family. :( after crying and feeling sorry for myself i decided to make three types of fudge and divide it all up. 

last night i had my first minor anxiety attach which has me worried. i have been trying to head this off so i don't end up practically non-functional after the baby comes like the last two births (i get PP anxiety not depression). does anyone know if you can take lemon balm while breastfeeding? i can't find anything that says no for sure. thanks

and then i had this moment while on line today that had me in tears. i swear i feel like i want to do so much and it seems no matter what you do it just is never perfect enough and you get crap no matter how hard you try. 

some days i wish i could just be emotionless. ok maybe not, but at least less emotional. i think my problem is serious lack of decent sleep. 

 

h


*hugs*  I don't know about lemon balm & pregnancy,  I'm not a herby expert at all.  Sleep, sleep would definitely help you!   I think you need to give yourself a big pass on trying to do so much,  you're in the home stretch of pregnancy,  christmas will come around next year as well ;)  Try to relax and just destress hun!
 

I'm finalizing my 'lists' for the boys art caddy's and friday when MIL picks up the boys, I'm off to pick up a girlfriend for an afternoon of coffee, sushi, and shopping at the craft shop to fill them up.  I'm going to hit the woolies there and pick up the caddies so I can see exactly what will fit and then go to town :D   My friend put in an order to Holy clothing, and asked if I wanted to add anything because at x $ they had free fed ex... and our pretties are in so I'll be picking that up as well. 

 

Having a very grrr day with the boys.. and dh too for that matter.  Would rather just crawl back in bed honestly :S   

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Originally Posted by bluets View PostA-ha!  I learned what happens at age 50.  We crone.  


We do NOT. Well, maybe you do orngtongue.gif As for me, I'm nowhere near croning. Croning happens with menopause. And also, well, like much of Witchcraft, it's about intuition. I'm just-turned-51 and I have a looooong time till menopause starts! I'm still firmly in the Mother stage. And also Maiden, again, in a weird way, what with this reunited high school love loveeyes.gif



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Originally Posted by Aeress View PostWell gals, time to get some lunch for the kids. grilled cheese and soup. It is -11 today brrr

 

NOM, me lurve me some grilled cheese...trying to figure out a way to do it without bread...or maybe I'll just experiment before the New Year. Maybe I'll have it for one of my Loading foods. I'm going back into weight-loss-mode after the New Year.
 

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz 

I think you need to give yourself a big pass on trying to do so much,  you're in the home stretch of pregnancy,  christmas will come around next year as well ;)  Try to relax and just destress hun!


Having a very grrr day with the boys.. and dh too for that matter.  Would rather just crawl back in bed honestly :S   


What Cari said, MO3. GO REST!! Forget holidays!

 

Sorry about the GRR day, Cari. Some days sure are bed days, I gotta say. I think the kids are going to have one more weather (snow?) day this week. Ugh.

 

I scored tix for the Nutcracker for only like $25 for both ds and me!! How amazing is that? AND it's at 5pm. I'm so excited! Friday afternoon. I can't believe we're leaving for Mom's next week! Time is flying! Yowsa.

 

What should we have for Solstice dessert? Though ds will probably just want candy and not anything special irked.gif Which would be fine, really; then I wouldn't have to be tempted by anything. Unless I can come up with some low-carby thing for me. I am kind of done with pumpkin pie. I want something chocolatey! How can you do low-carb and chocolate in the same sentence? Seems like a contradiction in terms...sigh...

post #168 of 360

maia: i was gonna suggest a pumpkin mousse, but that is still pumpkiny and carbie. lol get score on the tickets! that should be fun!

 

i am actually looking forward to the fudge making. i am going to make milk chocolate peanutbutter, dark chocolate mint and penuche. yum yum.

 

ds#3 asked me "can we play dodge ball in the house?" lol ummm NO! 

 

the sleep thing is just i can't get comfortable any more, even naps are just barely helpful because i hurt so much i wake up after 15-20 minutes.

 

h

 

post #169 of 360

low carb and chocolate: look for a flourless chocolate cake recipe.  then cut the sugar or replace sugar with stevia.  it should have 1-2 Tbsp of flour, the rest is butter, eggs (lots of 'em) and chocolate (cocoa, melted chocolate).  i usually use either almond flour or coconut flour so that ups the protein and fiber content but not the carbs.  i think this is going to be my birthday cake next month.  with ice cream.

 

more low carb and chocolate.  what about semi-sweet chocolate chips, cocoa powder, butter/coconut milk to make a chocolate fondue.  then dunk low carb fruits into it.  or just go watch the movie "Chocolat" to get more ideas :)  didn't they dunk turkey into chocolate?  (seriously, turkey chocolate mole is divine)

 

aweyn:  we would never have guessed that you like flower essences.  ROFL. ;)

 

MO3: dunno about lemon balm - it's mint family so it might be drying though not as much as oil of oregano.  but, how about flower essences?  or homeopathy? or tapping? :)  to relieve your PP anxiety...  can you do a relaxing bath with epsom salts?  it might help with discomfort now and would certainly help with PP anxiety. there's nothing as precious as nursing a baby in a just-right epsom salt bath - nothing.  not even sex. really. i should know - ds and i spent 2 years in the bathtub every evening.  (poor dh.)  it would certainly help to take a nap (now).

 

post #170 of 360

So much to respond to!  So little brain to remember!  lol

 

Congrats for happy birthdays, amazing retreats, fantastic meetings (planned or otherwise)!

 

Huzzah for beautiful weather, strong friends, posh coffee, new jobs, and swift recoveries from surgery/birth/accidents/random family angst!

 

Hugs and hopes for healing to those in need, either emotionally or physically!

 

Swift and blessed propserity to all of us, in all the ways we need... whether we need more time, more friendship, more money, more hope, more sun, more rain, more peace, more sleep, or more 'nog!

 

Let us all be merry and bright!  :)

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

The temps have been a bit brutal (though nothing like Alaska!  lol) and that, with our lack of funding, has meant we can't go anywhere.  We're saving the gas for the next trip to the dentist (scheduled for 12/22, it'll be under sedation and they'll do the crown, one deep filling, and as many surface treatments as they can on that side), but between my mom's gift of financing and the potential for a slight reduction in price through DH's work rebate program we can move forward with this.  Snow tires (gifted to us!) will arrive on Friday and then we'll get them installed hopefully over the weekend... so that's a blessing too.

 

I finished the stockings and the tree ornaments (well, mostly... good enough to never mind, but I do want to finish the Totoros!), pictures here.  I'm not done with the bags though, and time is short!  Ack!  lol  I have ten dollars to spend on holiday gifts so I'm hoping the thrift store has some nice looking books for the kiddos (usually about 30 cents/book! and some are obviously new) and funky mugs/saucers (I can make personalized felt "cozys" and then fill the mug with cookies or something, and I can make play kitchen kits for the kiddos).

 

post #171 of 360

bluets, ha! yer funny. ;-) nope. no one would ever guess that! i know! i hide my love of flowers well, dontcha think? heehee.

 

mo3, huge hugs, hon. "i swear i feel like i want to do so much and it seems no matter what you do it just is never perfect enough and you get crap no matter how hard you try" ---four words: crab apple flower essence. i wish i had a car so i could just come be with you! we'll probably be up there sometime after christmas before new years.... can i take you out for a coffee date? i'd love to mix you a FE blend from the flowers i have, just so you can try it and see..... i think you might like st. j's wort as well, and def. mimulus for anxiety. also, depending on when baby comes, i might be able to come up for a couple days and help out, if you need someone-- even if it's just to take the kids to the park and do some laundry. 

 

hugs and sunshine to all! 

xoxox

post #172 of 360

I keep moaning about the frigid air but then I remember those who are dealing with -30F temps.  My brain can't (and doesn't want to) comprehend that kind of cold.

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so i hadnt read tracy's new moon article. i dunno why, just didnt. someone posted a cool astro video on FB and i decided i should read what tracy has to say..... so i did. she mentioned dec 13 as a BIG day.

 

well, heck! if i had known that, i would have locked myself in the house and not spoken to my mother! gak! 

 

:lol

 

ah, well..... it was clearly meant to come out.....................

 

(anyhow, if you, like me, havent yet read tracy's and you usually do...... you might wanna go read it...... ;-)

 

xoxoox

(sending some warmth to you, dok!)

post #174 of 360

Cheers to everyone in this festive season with cooking, and crafting and need for relaxing!  Healing vibes to those in need, especially babes with icky tummy troubles or dentist trips  i loathe the dentist!

 

Starting to get into the spirit, and finished decorating the gingerbread village (I will post pics via FB) and it no longer looks like the gingerbread warzone it started out as, and somewhat livable winky.gif

 

Had a nice chat with DH to make sure we are not drifting away from each other while we feel a bit blah blah about the holidays - his stress is previously holidays with his family, my stress is trying to take too much on and be the super mom ala martha stewart during this period.  It was nice with a big snuggle on the couch which was well needed!

 

Its super cold here with single digit temps, and this morning I tried my hand at making steel cut oats for breakfast.  Not the easiest morning breakfast to make (in a pot with DH) and since it wasn't done by the time we needed to leave - it will be tomorrow's breakfast insteadorngbiggrin.gif

 

I have a coffee in hand, a final paper on birth plans to write and decisions to make about gifts for the rest of my family and what to get my co-workers to say thanks for another great year. 

 

Sending lots of love, warmth, visions of epsom salt baths and a whole lot of cheer to everyone!!

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(anyhow, if you, like me, havent yet read tracy's and you usually do...... you might wanna go read it...... ;-)

 



thanks for the reminder about tracy because it jogged my brain about something else i needed to hunt down: http://www.astrologycom.com/humours.html  -- my mentor told me to read Dylan's stuff because they were colleagues in the UK a decade or so ago.  but there ya go... astrology and health.

 

which also reminds me.  there's a new paper out in Nature Neuroscience, entitled "Perinatal photoperiod imprints the circadian clock."  And the abstract: "Using real-time gene expression imaging and behavioral analysis, we found that the perinatal photoperiod has lasting effects on the circadian rhythms expressed by clock neurons as well as on mouse behavior, and sets the responsiveness of the biological clock to subsequent changes in photoperiod.  These developmental gene x environment interactions tune circadian clock responses to subsequent seasonal photoperiods and may contribute to the influence of season on neurobehavioral disorders in humans."

 

 

In other words, the astrologers might be right after all.  

 

post #176 of 360

ktg, lurve your avitar! what's that from? i want to get ds a batik shirt with a rocket on it.....

 

bluets, brilliant! i'll print that one out to read. 

post #177 of 360
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Originally Posted by bluets View Postlow carb and chocolate: look for a flourless chocolate cake recipe.  then cut the sugar or replace sugar with stevia.  it should have 1-2 Tbsp of flour, the rest is butter, eggs (lots of 'em) and chocolate (cocoa, melted chocolate).  i usually use either almond flour or coconut flour so that ups the protein and fiber content but not the carbs.  i think this is going to be my birthday cake next month.  with ice cream.

 

more low carb and chocolate.  what about semi-sweet chocolate chips, cocoa powder, butter/coconut milk to make a chocolate fondue.  then dunk low carb fruits into it.  or just go watch the movie "Chocolat" to get more ideas :)  didn't they dunk turkey into chocolate?  (seriously, turkey chocolate mole is divine)

 

Turkey with chocolate? Um...EWWWWWWWW puke.gif

But the rest sounds awesome. No semi-sweet, as they contain sugar. Not doing sugar-- or not much. I did try regular whole-berry canned cran sauce at Thanksgiving and it didn't have too much of an impact, but I have to be pretty vigilant. Haven't done any flour, either.

Got recipe, though? For your birthday cake idea? I am all about lots of butter, eggs, and sugarless chocolate (cocoa maybe? I have powdered cocoa). I have coconut flour. NOM!! Oh, and I can use coconut milk, too, if it's just coconut milk, sans sugar.



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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postalso, depending on when baby comes, i might be able to come up for a couple days and help out, if you need someone-- even if it's just to take the kids to the park and do some laundry.

 

Gawd, you're sweet-- I wish you lived near me so I could get pampered like that! loveeyes.gif  Enjoyed a hot cuppa Roastaroma last night, thanks to you, though heartbeat.gif



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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postso i hadnt read tracy's new moon article. i dunno why, just didnt. someone posted a cool astro video on FB and i decided i should read what tracy has to say..... so i did. she mentioned dec 13 as a BIG day.

 

The 13th was M's birthday luxlove.gif as well as my dental implant surgery day. Big day, indeed, huh?



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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Postand it no longer looks like the gingerbread warzone it started out as

 

Gingerbread warzone biglaugh.gif


So M forgot to pay his dang phone bill again irked.gif I hate that phone company. They don't, apparently, give any quarter when it comes to being late with the bill. Day of, no money, they cut off service. Bam. Meh. He has to choose between phone and internet again this month (I really wish they'd pay him what he's worth, or at least a living wage) and who knows which, if either, he will get to pick. I'll be on cam with him at 8pm, Gods willing; at least we have that for now.

 

He did get the ID bracelet-- but may not be able to afford to get it engraved for me greensad.gif Mamas? If it were you, would you just take it as is, and have it engraved yourself? Or just wait till your man could afford it?

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The temps have been a bit brutal (though nothing like Alaska!  lol) and that, with our lack of funding, has meant we can't go anywhere.  We're saving the gas for the next trip to the dentist (scheduled for 12/22, it'll be under sedation and they'll do the crown, one deep filling, and as many surface treatments as they can on that side), but between my mom's gift of financing and the potential for a slight reduction in price through DH's work rebate program we can move forward with this.  Snow tires (gifted to us!) will arrive on Friday and then we'll get them installed hopefully over the weekend... so that's a blessing too.

 

I finished the stockings and the tree ornaments (well, mostly... good enough to never mind, but I do want to finish the Totoros!), pictures here.  I'm not done with the bags though, and time is short!  Ack!  lol  I have ten dollars to spend on holiday gifts so I'm hoping the thrift store has some nice looking books for the kiddos (usually about 30 cents/book! and some are obviously new) and funky mugs/saucers (I can make personalized felt "cozys" and then fill the mug with cookies or something, and I can make play kitchen kits for the kiddos).

 



Your stockings are totally cute Clay :)  Good deal on the snow tires arriving soon, hopefully they make all the difference for you!  Will think good thoughts for the little one's dental work.. it was so stressful when Connor had to be put under to have his done so I know what you're going through with that! 



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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post

I keep moaning about the frigid air but then I remember those who are dealing with -30F temps.  My brain can't (and doesn't want to) comprehend that kind of cold.


Weirdly enough, when Iived in Alaska I was always told (and for the most part agreed with!) that once you hit a little bit below 0 you can't really FEEL any difference.. it's just (*%#$& COLD!!  Although at that temp your skin freezes very quickly and it seriously just sucks the heat out of your body.  I know this cause when we moved to alaska in 88, we had a freakish 3 week cold snap of -15 or so... and that's without the wind chills 

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I'm pretty sure I can kiss the job I interviewed for away  :(   I have been trying for a week now to get in touch with my former supervisor and she has not/will not return my calls OR email.  I've not had any luck with the former coworker either.    I told the HR lady to just give a try calling the supervisor anyway, as I had emailed 'reminding' her of when I worked for her with details etc, and see if she would speak to hear.  If she won't, then there is nothing I can really do.  I tell you, I am REALLY feeling marginalized.... disadvantaged... and all sorts of  pissed off at the fact that I WANT to go to work but am going to have to fight an uphill battle to DO so because *gasp*  I took the time out to have, and raise, my children.  It's really utter crap.

 

I shall go pout with a cup of coffee now :( 

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The temps have been a bit brutal (though nothing like Alaska!  lol) and that, with our lack of funding, has meant we can't go anywhere.  We're saving the gas for the next trip to the dentist (scheduled for 12/22, it'll be under sedation and they'll do the crown, one deep filling, and as many surface treatments as they can on that side), but between my mom's gift of financing and the potential for a slight reduction in price through DH's work rebate program we can move forward with this.  Snow tires (gifted to us!) will arrive on Friday and then we'll get them installed hopefully over the weekend... so that's a blessing too.

 

I finished the stockings and the tree ornaments (well, mostly... good enough to never mind, but I do want to finish the Totoros!), pictures here.  I'm not done with the bags though, and time is short!  Ack!  lol  I have ten dollars to spend on holiday gifts so I'm hoping the thrift store has some nice looking books for the kiddos (usually about 30 cents/book! and some are obviously new) and funky mugs/saucers (I can make personalized felt "cozys" and then fill the mug with cookies or something, and I can make play kitchen kits for the kiddos).

 



Your stockings are totally cute Clay :)  Good deal on the snow tires arriving soon, hopefully they make all the difference for you!  Will think good thoughts for the little one's dental work.. it was so stressful when Connor had to be put under to have his done so I know what you're going through with that! 



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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post

I keep moaning about the frigid air but then I remember those who are dealing with -30F temps.  My brain can't (and doesn't want to) comprehend that kind of cold.


Weirdly enough, when Iived in Alaska I was always told (and for the most part agreed with!) that once you hit a little bit below 0 you can't really FEEL any difference.. it's just (*%#$& COLD!!  Although at that temp your skin freezes very quickly and it seriously just sucks the heat out of your body.  I know this cause when we moved to alaska in 88, we had a freakish 3 week cold snap of -15 or so... and that's without the wind chills 

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I'm pretty sure I can kiss the job I interviewed for away  :(   I have been trying for a week now to get in touch with my former supervisor and she has not/will not return my calls OR email.  I've not had any luck with the former coworker either.    I told the HR lady to just give a try calling the supervisor anyway, as I had emailed 'reminding' her of when I worked for her with details etc, and see if she would speak to hear.  If she won't, then there is nothing I can really do.  I tell you, I am REALLY feeling marginalized.... disadvantaged... and all sorts of  pissed off at the fact that I WANT to go to work but am going to have to fight an uphill battle to DO so because *gasp*  I took the time out to have, and raise, my children.  It's really utter crap.

 

I shall go pout with a cup of coffee now :( 



 

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so i am planning a family meeting for tomorrow so i can talk to the big kids and dh about what i need as far as help around here. and i need to have a heart to heart with dh. i think he is totally ok with giving the kids all the chores, but i feel like they need an example of team work, not just mom does everything and then it gets dumped on them. plus dh has been really sorta lazy about doing much of anything. so i think we need to talk about this, it wasn't always this way.

also i did find out some good news/something sweet dh is doing. lol he has been looking up homebirth stuff. i really have thought that this pregnancy he just hasn't been very interested, but he looked up what to do in case of a breech, and a few other things. he is going to go buy chux and a bulb suction. lol it makes me happy that he is actually doing something. <3

 

i guess that is all for now. 

awey: i sent you a PM. :)

 

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