Originally Posted by CariOfOz
I think her idea of 'confronting' you is preposterous and rude... what on earth does she think that is going to do? When she does bring the subject up, my suggestion would be to say Mom I've been pagan for a reasonably long time now... nothing has changed since then, I am still the same person you knew before. If you trusted me and thought I was a good person before, there is no reason for you not to now!
Exactly! What Cari said! (great minds think alike )
Originally Posted by mamaofthree ok i am getting sorta sick with the emails i get from loving but clueless family members (you know aunts, cousins etc) about how everyone should be OK with people saying merry christmas. now i have NO ISSUE what so ever with someone saying merry christmas to me, i do however have an issue with people getting all bent out of shape for someone saying happy holidays.
WHICH btw, she asked ME to bring the sweet potatoes. how wild is that? and a couple pies. and she said she was sorry for being so moody. go figure. she is like jekyll and hyde sometimes.
Yeah, I get what you mean. I hate that. I don't mind people wishing me personally a Merry Christmas, but the in-yo-face "everybody should say 'Merry Christmas'" is just another dig from certain kinds of Christians who think that Christianity is/should be the only religion on Earth. That we're all wrong otherwise. It's very passive-aggressive, IMO. Well, sometimes not always so passive!
Your mom asked you to bring the sweet potatoes? Srsly??...........wow!
Originally Posted by femme_rouge Hopefully "Grumpusauras" (my nickname I use with the kids for my stressed out self) won't make an appearance during the party preparations.
Oh, I am SO stealing that.
Originally Posted by mamaofthree i am so looking forward to the end of this day. dd is off school for two weeks and dh is home for 9 days. :) he can get all his music stuff done by christmas and still have time to hang with us and we can do fun stuff together. :) happy happy! feeling the holiday happiness here today. (maybe it is all the sugar from the cookies! lol)
i want some one to make me waffles. yum yum
oh and it is amazingly lovely here this morning. foggy, coolish and damp. you don't get that much here in AZ, so it is like a treat. :)
You sound so up! What's up with that? Not that I mind, h, actually it's really nice to hear you sounding so positive. I'd love to make you waffles. I have a pancake-brown rice waffle from Vegetarian Times that is a-ma-zing. I bet you can find it online. You have to make the rice ahead (great for leftovers!) but YUM.
Originally Posted by aweynsayl
and now it's upright and lit and fruited. ;-) (straight, drunk, and gay? i dunno, i'm in a VERY odd mood....)
Holy cow, aweyn, that had me cracking up right out loud. All by myself That's hilarious!
Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85
My mom and I had a chat on facebook this morning. It got ugly. Then my bff from the catholic community I grew up in started messaging me saying I had turned my back on my family, my friends, and everything I know. She is someone I never thought would turn on me. All I could say was that I had thought our friendship was based on more than religion...
Oh, Sunshine, ugh. I'm so sorry. Srsly, people get so wrapped up in other people's business...and IMO, religion is NOBODY'S business but the practitioner. Sheesh. Great answer, though, you. I hope your friend really takes that to heart.
So...M is totally not wanting anything to do with alcohol since being back on Lithium. He says the thought of it makes him want to hurl I said, then I strongly suggest you stay on this and find the money to do so, for-bloody-EVAH. Even so, I said honey I'm NOT trying to pester, really, but don't think you're cured of alcoholism. Meetings here and there might help But, he knows this and that is the last I have to say about it. I might ask him to take me to one or two while I'm there, though
AND AND AND......mamas!!! He said he got the bracelet engraved! WOOHOO! Today! For me! Oh, mamas...Do you have ANY idea how much this means to me. Any idea. I am just over the moon happy. I can't wait to see him, I can't wait.
And he said he is going to put it on my wrist for me and ask me to go steady, again, one more time, just like he did (twice) in high school. Is that romantic or what? Only, this time, I'm not giving it back. I'm not taking it off, ever. I'm never leaving him. We are so, so together again, forever and ever and ever. Ye Gods, am I nauseating or what? We're so in love, though
Oh, I did get the Nintendo DSi for ds for Christmas. I found one on Ebay for....Hmm, I think I paid $135 or something, including a car charger. Yay! Now ds wants...I can hardly believe this...this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Classic_Book_Collection My boy! My 9yo! Wants 100 books on a video game, how utterly cool is that. OH!!! AND!!! He got picked for some Duke University gifted-kid-reader-something-or-other. He scored 98 on his MAP reading test! That's I think like 98th percentile nationwide. Yikes.