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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post

New month, new year!  Hope you all have a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2011!

 

What are your plans for this weekend?


Well it's half way through sunday here :)  We have pottered around in the garden,  let the kids have a swim in the pool (one of those easy set jobbies, it lives on the end of the veranda until summer leaves) , and this afternoon we are going to get started on cleaning the garage & organizing stuff for lifeline to pick up :)

 

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

Happy 2011 all!  My word is going to be "Joyful"!  I was teetering between "health" and "prosperity" but finally decided that I'd go the Prince of Denmark route (nothing good or ill but thinking makes it so) and focus on finding and accepting JOY.  I can't magic back my teeth or wave a wand to fix our family's financial picture, but I can find the daily joys and meet the world in a joyful way.

 

Today is yet another jam packed day, but I have Hoppin' John on the stove (black eyed peas, bringing good luck in the new year), spoonfuls of sweet rice (brown rice and honey, to ensure that the new year is filled with security...the rice... and blessings...the honey), and I'll we rinsing down the house with our home made super stuff (water, hydrogen peroxide, grapefruit seed oil, tea tree oil, dr bronner's peppermint soap) before doing a "welcoming ritual".  There's a nice website with info, but here's the heart of it:

 

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 The woman of the house first sweeps and cleans every corner of the home. Then she walks around the outside of the dwelling three times and standing in the open doorway calls out this welcome, “the bidding-in of the elves”:
“Come, those who wish to come, Stay, those who wish to stay, and Fare, those who wish to fare, harmless to me and mine.”** And of course the alfs and wights love a good meal, and appreciate a clean home, just as they value good manners.

 

I usually try to have all the cleaning done so I can avoid tasks on NYDay but this year?  Well.  LOL


Clay, I think that's a great word for the year for you :D    Btw, we didn't manage to avoid all house cleaning on new years either lol
 

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Originally Posted by bluets View Post

 

I learned a big lesson with this lice thing:  Castor oil applied topically - EVEN ON THE HEAD - has a crampy laxative effect.  I'm switching to a different oil :)


ooops!  Hope that disappears quickly lol.. totally sounds like something I would do without thinking anything of it!
 

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Originally Posted by coyotemist View Post

Hi, all, can I join?  I found the old thread a while back, but was a bit intimidated by the long thread, and didn't see that I could get caught up.  But with a new thread, I don't have to get caught up since I caught it at the beginning!!! 


 

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Originally Posted by sharon71 View Post

I too would like to join the circle,I'm a beginner I've just started dwelving into Paganism/Wicca and I still have a lot to learn.

My word for the New year is Patience because i need to find more of it.


Welcome ladies :D  Coyote, we DO get a bit chatty lol... usually we average about 1pg (of 20posts) a day from what I've noticed! 

 

I still don't have a firmly decided upon word for the year, but I am leaning towards equilibrium .. as there's going to be a lot of stuff to balance this year.

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Thank goodness December is over.  House projects are mostly done (crawlspace insulation, new boiler/water heater, new closet out of space formerly occupied by water heater tank), work schedule returning to normal (had to work lots of extra days), DD seems to be past her gut issues (thanks for advice & empathy)....

 

In part due to the house projects, I've been on a massive purge kick. Got rid of lots of stuff during Nov & Dec via donation, hand-me-down,craigslist, freecycle & consignment.  Sold my last big thing Thursday (exersaucer/activity center) but decided later that day to sell the one piece of our original "new couple" furniture that we both liked and still do(a pub height table that filled in as kitchen counter for first 8 years together).  We are both still really fond of it, but I've rearranged our kitchen, living room/dining area layout at it no longer fits.  My parents got us a sectional couch for "christmas, birthdays, anniversary etc for the next two years" (said 1/2 in jest) and I love it and our new room layout.  With the new boiler I was able to free up food storage area in the closet which housed my boiler (previously it was too hot, but new boiler is 95% efficient and closed combustion so much cooler unit) so I have more room in my kitchen, with room rearrangement in the living room/dining area and the new couch it is a much better use of space - that doesn't block baseboard heaters - and it is still an open room but is more clearly divided between entry area, dining area and living room space.  I still have to do some work to move my TV/stereo stuff into built in bookshelves in the room (and get rid of another piece of less than ideal furniture) but it is really coming together. The kids room should also be done this month - I have to still redo the closet, which I previously made into a desk - back into clothing storage which will have to be more dresser space than closet.

 

I really love Clay's new year's ritual. Once I am to a point of being able to clean a bit more/put away final tools (maybe this week) I will have to do this. Although we are having a thaw right now and my roof has "roofalanched" the 2 foot slab of snow so there won't be any walking around much of my house, except for a straight line in the front and back yard. (& That is going to be one fun pile of snow to move so I can exit my back door too.)

 

DH & I watch the solstice eclipse go to completion, it was beautiful. We danced in the street to stay warm. "It's a wonderful night for a moon dance..." The we ran inside as soon as it was dark. But due to house crap and my parent's visiting we didn't do anything for the solstice. I still want to do something, but not sure what we'll do now.

 

DD is asleep on the couch next to me. She actually open her eyes looked at me and went back down - that is incredibly rare.  I am getting very anxious for her to move out of my bed at night.  She had such difficulty sleeping at night and had reverse cycled so nights would probably be non-sleep events for me.

 

Jan 1 - today we gained 2 minutes 3 seconds of daylight for at total of 5:40 hours daylight, and the sun is 6 degrees on the horizon at solar noon. (It will be twice as high by the end of the month)

 

Peace & Light to all.

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I never noticed the "views" count for a thread. 1 day old thread with 22 posts and 133 views. Wow. (I have to admit I'm a little creeped out but the number of lurkers- but I had a bad incident a couple months back likely from a MDC stalker, which then resulted in me being more a lurker than normal.)

 

I need some ideas for a large stash of felted wool sweaters - besides soakers and bags. I use them for soaker pads on the mattress but that is hopefully becoming less of an issue soon too.

 

thanks.

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made black eyed peas with ham and collards. after i told the kids it would bring good luck they all at least tried it. lol it was actually pretty good and nice and warming considering it was a wee bit chilly here in AZ. 

dh took the boys on a hike this early afternoon and then he went to the salvation army and found a print of starry night for me. <3 ahhh i love me some van gogh. plus i got to watch the Dr. who with van gogh in it today. <3 
 

 

Also had that for dinner.  My friend makes that an annual dinner, I stopped by on my way to work.  It was yummy.  My favorite is the pork cooked in sauerkraut with dumplings over the top.  mmm...mmm...mmm

 

Van Gogh is wonderful!
 

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Welcome ladies :D  Coyote, we DO get a bit chatty lol... usually we average about 1pg (of 20posts) a day from what I've noticed! 

 

I still don't have a firmly decided upon word for the year, but I am leaning towards equilibrium .. as there's going to be a lot of stuff to balance this year.

 

Thanks for the welcome!  Now I know I belong here...another Cari spelled Cari.  :D
 

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Originally Posted by liza-s View Post

I never noticed the "views" count for a thread. 1 day old thread with 22 posts and 133 views. Wow. (I have to admit I'm a little creeped out but the number of lurkers- but I had a bad incident a couple months back likely from a MDC stalker, which then resulted in me being more a lurker than normal.)

 

I need some ideas for a large stash of felted wool sweaters - besides soakers and bags. I use them for soaker pads on the mattress but that is hopefully becoming less of an issue soon too.

 

thanks.


Wow, creepy, I'm sorry.  I lurked a bit last month, but like I said, I got overwhelmed by the speed.  I promise I'm not a stalker.

 

At work tonight, getting ready to go do my last rounds.  These last 9 hours have passed quickly, hope the next 3.5 do too.  Got started on a knitted shawl for me out of a really lovely yarn by Mosaic Moon (well, which of their yarns ISN'T lovely??? hee hee).  I think it's called Tristan and Isolde, jewel tones with white and brown. 

 

As of this afternoon, I had officially lost 4 pounds since Christmas, I hope that's not totally out the window since I didn't eat well at work tonight.  It's hard on night shift to avoid the cookies.

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Good Morning and Happy New Year Mamas:)

 

Welcome Midwitch, Coyotemist and Sharon71.

 

I never made it until midnight on New Years Eve, fell asleep at 10:00p.  I have been trying to get rid of this cold I have had for about a week now.  It's almost gone:)

 

I have to do some thinking on my word for the year.  Nothing speaks to me yet but I have not really been tuned in either.

 

I wish everyone a wonderful 2011 filled with many blessings and good health.

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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?

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Welcome to the thread and welcome back to the thread and welcome everyone to the new year!  Wow, so much energy and "newness"!  :)

 

Our snow melted since it has been oddly warm the last 2-3 days.  Almost freaky warm.  Today it's very grey, some snow spit with a little dusting on the ground... very "post holiday grim winter" and not "jolly snow fest" if you see what I mean.  LOL

 

The two yule cards I sent to Canada were returned by the post.  Much apologies... I'll go to the main post office tomorrow and make sure they have everything they need to get through.  I'm not sure what went wrong (I sent them with plenty of postage), but there it is.  So sweet mamas to the north, your cards ARE coming!

 

I'm soooooo tired.  I love having my bro and SIL here, and the kids love it too, but our routine is shot to heck and back and I'm getting, max, 5 hours of sleep each night.  I didn't get to bed till nearly 1am.  And I haven't been able to work-for-pay.  AND school starts again tomorrow and DH is back at work so ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm exhausted while technically on vacation.  Once the "real world" returns tomorrow?  Any ideas for a super energy spell?  Something involving sugar and caffeine maybe?

 

Tor is right on the edge of some developmental milestone and I need him to get over the hump.  He is getting so unbelievably frustrated... he is biting everything, even himself, and I can tell its frustration.  He'll babble something or point or whatever and then, if we don't understand or can't/wont do what he wants he'll yell and chomp down on whatever he can reach.  Sometimes it's comical (Ro wouldn't give him her toy, he bit her dress, and she dragged him across the floor... kind of like an adult might drag a puppy latched onto their leg?) but I know it's serious to him and, frankly, annoying/painful to everyone.  We don't condone biting, and there's the added stress of having visiting family around.  Almost a 24/7 "lets see how the ap parenting works" thing.  Especially since my mom doesn't like ap and is always "testing" their behavior (and by extension, our parenting).  I know we just have to wait out the developmental issues but dang!  I wish I could help hurrying this along a bit.  Ro has a big bruise on her arm from a chomp and that's not cool.

 

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Yes, very, very, quick thread :)

 

wombatclay, I adore the house cleansing ritual! I think I'm nearly ready for something similar, but needless to say it didn't happen yesterday. Instead I packed away all the Christmas decorations. It's much more open feeling in here now. The tree just did not feel right where it was. Which stinks, I like driving up and being able to see it through the window in the front door. It's very pretty. I put the wrong lights on it this year though. 

 

I have been FINALLY getting around to all that purging and cleaning I wanted to do last year. It's been slow going, only about a month since I really started, but it's obvious. I'm kind of dreading getting back to our schooling routine tomorrow, considering I never get much else done on those days.

 

And *gulp* I have been seriously considering letting both kids go to school next year. I am very VERY torn about this. On one hand, I know it's a possibility that the big one still doesn't quite "fit" in a public school setting. Which is ok! I do like having my little man home ;) But I also know, my daughter...will probably THRIVE. And then there is the whole "germ-fest" thing and I know my kids do.NOT wash their hands as well as I would like them too. And I just don't deal with illness well.

 

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.

 

Anyway, back to kids-school...it's still something dh and I need to talk about, and I need to put as a topic on my meditation list. Our son is finishing up some evaluations this coming weekend, "ADHD" type eval....so, it's possible we'll have something we can work with as far as going back to school, and maybe an IEP to go with it.

 

In other news, I'm working on my CBE exam and I'm 1/3 of the way through it! I did the easy part first, and now I'm kind of skipping my way around the rest of it...saving the really tough ones for later. Like "How would you teach your students the difference between care providers in an unbiased manner" EEPS! lol

 

I hope everyone has a great day! I have LOTS of things to do to be ready for school tomorrow. Blessed Be!

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I do a walkabout cleansing/protecting ritual most new moons, much like the one you describe, Clay.  New moon tomorrow/Tuesday!  I'm sorry you had mail troubles!  I've not gotten some cards from US family that I normally would, and I'm not sure why. Cards are still coming in.  I will keep them posted on my wall until lunar New Year, probably.  They make me happy

 

Welcome, Sharon71 -- Hello redveg, Autumn, and others!  Glad to see you here!

 

Liza, I'm sorry you had a bad experience with someone from online :(.  I would be interested to see what the views/posts ratio is for other larger threads.  I am sure that I checked back at least 10-15 times yesterday, and only posted once or twice. I review the new posts to the threads I've subscribed to, then reply, and I check back frequently while I'm composing my reply as new posts get made and I don't have large chunks of time to write a post. .I have my notifications set to local only, or my email would be overwhelmed, so I have to check. And some months, like last month, I've been so busy I didn't get around to posting much, though I *thought* many more posts than I wrote... I'm sure there are some lurkers, but if there are many posters with habits like mine that would account for most of that 133 views.  ETA I also tend to do a couple of  minor edits to my posts within a few minutes of posting them, don't know if that adds to the view count.

 

I love the description of your newly-organized home, more pantry storage.  I spent a full day cleaning out my pantry and kitchen cupboards last Wednesday - got rid of all plastic bags and put all dry goods in canning jars and bins.  That makes me happy too.

 

I was up in the night with a sick 4 year old -- I suspect he has strep throat, like the cousins he played with last week- the incubation period is about right.  But to find a medicenter on New Years Weekend? Argh.  Better start checking.

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I too am guilty of checking back at least once sometimes twice a day to try to keep up.  It can be overwhelming to get on in the morning and have 2 or more pages to catch up on, so I try to stay on top of things:)

 

Much of our snow has melted too Clay, it's odd  here it is January and it looks more like March.  I don't mind it though.  I would love to have a mild winter as far as snowfall goes.  Today is overcast and was raining a bit this morning. 

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I check the thread WAY more times than I post! Everytime a new post appears, I check it!

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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.

post #33 of 521

Hi everyone. Happy 2011. :) 

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I am trying to think of a word for the new year...trust and balance seem to come to mind.

 

The temps warmed up some here and we had rain...a good deal of snow melted. I bet when we go back home tomorrow (6 hours south) there won't be much on the ground at all.

 

We had an interesting shopping trip with my MIL two days ago. We were having a fondue for NYE and we were buying fruit to dip in the chocolate dessert fondue. The bananas weren't quite ripe (the regular kind) but I noticed that they had organic bananas and they were bright and yellow. I mentioned that those ones were ripe and she said we could get them but she wouldn't eat any because she doesn't believe in organic foods. Food here is one of the major differences (it is with my parents too who think chicken wings and fries is a balanced meal). BIL only eats meat, potatoes and broccoli and dessert (he is very overweight and they all push more food on him...like 4 pork chops and a 1/4 of an ice cream Yule log). SIL won't eat a variety of things (eggs, onions, today said she won't eat cauliflower if it is cooked with other vegetables, white rice...and a ton more). DH and I went to the store a week ago to buy fruits and veggies because we missed them so much. I am going to settle in today for a few minutes, probably after I type this, and make a shopping list for home so we can have some good healthy food when we get back.

 

Welcome Midwitch, Coyotemist and Sharon71! I look forward to getting to know you!

 

I hope to be able to do a house blessing on Tuesday. I think that would be a nice way to settle back home. I have a lot of cleaning to do though!

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Happy New Year to all! treehugger.gif

 

My word last year was GENUINE.

 

This year, I'm going with TIMELESS.

 

 

Taking it easy, one day at a time...

I'm way more introverted than usual so don't worry if you don't see me online. shy.gif

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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.  redface.gif   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.  winky.gif

 

 

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.

post #37 of 521

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.  

post #38 of 521
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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.

 

 

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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!
 

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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!

 

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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.  redface.gif   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.  winky.gif

 

 

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.



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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.  redface.gif  For a moment I felt like a little kid rebelling when I read this

 

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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!
 

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Oooh off to read the new moon articles...  re: views - I'll admit I'm one of those check in on the thread read a bit several times a day and then come back later to post (of course which adds up to the view count) 

 

I have more to say but this has to be a quick drive by - its football Sunday right now and my GB packers are not doing great. eyesroll.gif

 

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Welcome to all the newbies! Happy New Year!

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View PostI like Clarity, like some of you suggested, but I'm thinking I want one that...hmm, something about our relationship that involves positivity and how to move forward when we hit snags. Which could also carry into my other relationships, like with ds, and my mom, etc.


Quoting myownself lol.gif My word came to me whilst driving home (and I get to say "whilst" ROTFLMAO.gif) I think my word is Understanding. It definitely felt right while I was driving.

 


 

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View Post"Goals achieved" (for my dd who always sets goals but then changes them), "Fun" for my 6-year-old - a great choice, I thought!  And "Pride", which is my word. Dh and youngest DS haven't put their words forth yet.  I figure having all the words up together, we will all benefit from the energy of all of them.

 

How did you get across to the kids the idea of a Word For The Year? I want to give ds the idea, too, but I don't think I'd convey it very well.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sharon71 View PostI too would like to join the circle,I'm a beginner I've just started dwelving into Paganism/Wicca and I still have a lot to learn.

My word for the New year is Patience because i need to find more of it.


See upthread (maybe on the December thread) my post about praying for Patience when I was getting sober...sigh... lol.gif

 



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Originally Posted by wombatclay Tor is right on the edge of some developmental milestone and I need him to get over the hump.  He is getting so unbelievably frustrated... he is biting everything, even himself, and I can tell its frustration.  He'll babble something or point or whatever and then, if we don't understand or can't/wont do what he wants he'll yell and chomp down on whatever he can reach. 



He's about a year, right? Or a bit over? Have you tried signing with him? My ds was unbelievable frustrated between ages 1 and 2 because he could understand me perfectly fine, but not communicate. I went to a baby signing class and it did wonders. Of course you don't need a class, just make up some basic signs if you need to. It's not whether it's officially ASL that counts, but if he can communicate with his family. Or if you wanted, you could research baby signing online. It really made a HUGE difference for us!



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Originally Posted by bluets View Posti 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.

 

Yeah...I so hear that. Sigh. My mom is the same way. Like I don't know how to parent my own child. I have to suck it up and shut up because she did, after all, watch ds for two Christmases running while I went to visit M. But it drives.me.nuts.

 

 

I am so glad to be home! We made it in an amazing 7-1/2 hours, with stops, and it's about an 8 hour drive. I don't know how, as I did not speed and had to drive through horrendous, bad-visual rain half the trip. But yay! AND ds unloaded most of the car all by himself without me asking! Now that's a first. Yay!!!!

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