I haven't posted in a while -- without reading back too far, I hope everyone is having a lovely week, good times with family and friends, safe travels, good health, staying warm.
My mom is visiting now and I have *not* had a meltdown from holiday stress, and probably won't, now that the 25th has past, so this year is already better than last year. Dh is starting a new job soon at which his income could be better or much better or a total bust - I'm trying to trust that he will be ok and that our family finances will rise in 2011, not the opposite. I had two cheques that I was resigned to not seeing till late Jan, if then, come in on the 23rd and 24th, so I'm seeing that as a sign to stay positive. I should be using this slow week between Christmas doing homework, is what I should be doing. And housework.
I've been lighting a candle here and there for you, and for your dh, Clay. I hope you found that $$, your job goes well, and that things get easier for your family soon.
Wishing you an easy journey, Maia!
What probiotics do you have your dh on, Witchy? I am also currently balancing antibiotics and probiotics - got a supplement I'm taking, plus kefir, mostly. I have been craving blue cheese - are there probiotics in blue cheese? There must be....or maybe I'm just trying to justify holiday overeating, lol!
I made Nigella Lawson's gluten free Nutella cake for dessert yesterday and I have a third of it left. To. Die. For. Sublime. Will be making that recipe again! I need to find out how much a case of Nutella costs, because as I was eating it, I made a resolution (probably divinely inspired) to donate a case to the food bank in 2011 -- morale food.
Sorry you had that bizarre cut, Cari - at least you get out of doing the dishes for a while, I bet....when do you start your new job - has that been settled?
Congratulations on your pregnancy, Singin'! Yeah, this time of year gets me thinking about spiritual issues too, just as much as the usual new year health rituals. One thing I know about myself is that if I decide to do something every day, I am doomed to fail. I don't do "written in stone" routines, in any area of my life. There are things I want to do more - spend more time with crystals,poetry, dreams and divination.I want to do some meditations for prosperity, for getting in touch with spirit guides and tapping into their wisdom - the times that I have done so have been so important and transformative in positive ways; Why don't I do that more?
Had an interesting dream on Christmas eve that may be about a new source of spIritual support, a new guide, maybe or a new attitude within myself. I am reviewing my treasure map and thinking over the past year in light of my word for the year (which was "light") and trying to decide on word(s) for the next year. Dh is arguing for "inspired" . I am partial to "sustainable". Someone on this thread used the word "progress" last year I believe? That's a good one too. Or maybe I want to stay with "light"..... Oh,I'm rambling, sorry. Anyone else considering words for the coming year?
What are your plans for New Years' eve? We will go to our town's festivities, some outdoor/indoor activities for the kids, fireworks.It can be very cold -- they have bonfires and a s'mores making station and usually they have to thaw the marshmallows out by the fire in order to even get them soft enough to force them onto the roasting sticks. But there is an ice slide for the children..... New Years is *our* holiday, not a holiday of family obligation, like Christmas. Remember last year's glorious full moon on New Years? This year's New Years will be a couple days away from the new moon on Jan 3rd. It will be a dark night, hopefully starlit....