Originally Posted by bluets
welcome to newcomers!
good riddance to our lice! i'm cautiously optimistic that we got them all. for now.
Liza: pictures! you could do a solstice ritual with this new moon.
okie... here's a weird thing i've been thinking about.... energy but not my own biological energy but the kind that fills your home. when we were visiting, i could tell that our arrival stirred up the energy of my parents' house, then settled. then it stirred up again when my bil arrived a few days later. then it settled down again... but mostly i noticed this by watching my infant niece. her sleep patterns changed each time the house energies were stirred up. has anyone else ever noticed this? or am i being too metaphysical (even for a pagan thread!) ?
i just realized that i'm still annoyed with my mother from our visit... she gives me grief about being too strict with ds's food options, in one breath. but in the next breath she tells me that it's ok to have strict behavioral expectations/limits because i'm the parent. bah - if ds eats properly and stays away from the junk, he easily controls his own behavior and makes good choices for activities and subsequent snacks, etc. but when he eats crap (like the tempting 10 yr old candy canes on her tree :jaw - thankfully he didn't) his control over his behavior goes out the window. this inconsistency (contradiction?) coming from a retired schoolteacher who could point out the kids in her class who had food allergies/intolerances. crazy crazy crazy. she wonders why i just smile and nod. dh hasn't learned that art yet - he lets a lot of her comments/advice get under his skin and he falls into her "i want a heated discussion" trap.
i think i've settled on a response to my aunt (with the PITA teeny gift check). dh suggested that i find an overtly pagan charity and ask her to make a donation to them instead. tee hee. as tempting as THAT is, i think i'll suggest that instead of sending us her check that she make a donation to a local child services organization in her area. i'll probably mention something about wanting to have ds learn than it is more about giving and helping others than receiving for ourselves.
Clay - we've got chilly sunshine here, and chillier and sunny for the next few days. i'll wish it your way!
teaching ds the finer things in life. we had a chocolate fondue with fruit for dipping. yum.
The thing that saved our hiney's with the lice is the electric come, you can come even when dry with that puppy. It's great. We had them almost constantly for a couple months, I couldn't figure out why, we'd gone so far as dying our hair. Turns out youngest DS had them, too, it was hard to believe my baby (he was around 1) could have lice until I saw one. Combed him good and we haven't had them since.
We also deal with a lot of flack for our youngest DS food intolerances. Everyone thinks we are joking or over-exagerating, including our old doc. Finally, I fired him over that and other issues. Until you are up at 1am with a crazy hyper/crying kid, you have no right to talk about my parenting habits.
Originally Posted by Autumn Breeze
I am hoping that all the supplements I'm taking for PMDD will help that last one though. I was diagnosed as bipolar type 2 a few years ago...but part of me wonders if it's wrong. And as I wondered I noticed the pattern. I'm happy, easy to live with etc when I'm ovulating and around then. And I'm...a whole 'nother story when I'm preparing to menstruate. It's ugly. But maybe...just maybe if I feel better I'll be able to handle things better.
My husband also has a bipolar diagnosis, but seems able to control it on some levels, not saying you can, but it seems to be a very interesting beast of a disease. If I tell him it's coming on, usually it mitigates the severity of the swing. Not sure how or why, also increased amounts of processed foods make it worse. Good luck with your journey fighting the beast!
Originally Posted by Aeress
Redveg- good to hear from you!
Welcome new friends!
I was contemplating my word and wondering what I really mean't by it- wellness, wellness...hmmm. At first I thought it was because I am taking my healthy seriously, getting to a naturopath, eliminating foods, changing diet but then I started thinking about being "well with". As a christian I used to find comfort in songs, and I will admit to hearing a song when I decided on the word. Whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul. Well, since I do believe in karma and things happening when they are supposed to happen, I really decided to focus on looking at my choices and my decisions and allowing myself to follow what feels right, rather than what I believe to be right. This is not to say that I feel I deserve bad things, situations or difficult problems, but once they are before me- I have a choice to make it work, find peace within it, be well with it. I still don't have to like it, but I fight myself and others over ideas/thoughts, when I can choose to be well with it. So wellness of body, mind and spirit is my goal for the year. Does that make sense, or is this just a coffee induced rant?
Interesting thought, I really like that!
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali
I know I haven't been able to keep up here. I don't have much energy these, not even for things like mindful reading/posting. I did find out that I have quite a bit of a vitamin D deficiency which is probably causing my chronic fatigue and muscle cramps. Hopefully, once the vitamins kick in, I'll start having more energy.
Welcome to all the new members. It does make me feel weird that there are so many 'lurkers' (who never or hardly ever post.) I guess that's another reason I don't post much on this board anymore.
I'm not going to come up with a word for this year. There are too many words I could use to focus on.
Hugs to all those who need healing or comfort. I'm reading along and sending out my thoughts to each and every one of you.
We don't have any medical insurance, but I've been experimenting with Vit D dosages to see if it makes a difference in my mood. I'm finding a lot of improvement on 15,000-20,000 iu per week. It's still not perfect (and maybe the vitamin D won't fix the issues I have with my husband's selfishness lately around his snowmobile and the time he is constantly taking with it and not taking my needs/wants into account) but it's better.
Originally Posted by Aubergine68
Home from the medicentre visit, snuggled up in bed with my little guy who does, after all, have a chest infection.
New moon articles are up at Mooncircles and Tracy has hers up, too. Good, motivating reading for those getting started on New Year's resolutions and such.
ETA - Hi, Unschoolinma!
Hi bluets! I keep meaning to commiserate about the lice issue. BTDT, and hate being the best fine-tooth-comber in the house and unable to comb my own hair properly. Hope it is GONE for you.
Very interesting re: household energy. You may really have something there. Must pay attention to the effect of comings and goings.
Thanks....I think...for those links. For a moment I felt like a little kid rebelling when I read this
The no-nonsense theme is intensified by the New Moon's square to Saturn, Capricorn's ruler. We've reached the point, personally and collectively, where change can no longer be avoided. Yet because the Moon (feelings) eclipses the Sun (will), emotional maturity must precede concrete action.
Sort of anti-maturity, but I'll pull it together! :)
Fast healing for the chest infection.
Home from work, I slept about 5.5 hours, family is gone...to in-laws I think, I was hoping they'd be home and we could go to the Chinese garden, it's free this week. Maybe I'll pull them out of school a little early and we'll go have a field trip Thurs or Fri. I work all weekend so that's out of the question. Good to sleep a bit, though, I work tomorrow, too. I think I'll head to the grocery and the hardware (looking for some wood to cut something out with!!!).
Have a great day!