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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post

i had some contractions last nite! of course everything stopped as the sun came up, but still. good sign. 

 

the whole house mess is pissing me off. the main insurance guy in IL wants me to resend the gas bills/stubs because one was wrinkled. he says the most important info was on the wrinkled part. NO IT ISN'T! that is the part that tells me we have 30 days to pay, the most important info is fine and he can read it. UGH! i swear to all the gods i am about to freaking go nuts. either we had enough oil (in their opinion) or we didn't. just make up your mind. then the guy who went to the maine house told the clean up people to just keep working. LOL not your job buddy. until we have an ok your gonna pay. the clean up guy called and told me that. he is so good. i told him as of right now he needs to stop because we can't pay anymore at this point. we also decided to ask the bank (if this is all covered) to pay the heating oil bill while the house is being repaired, if they say no, then we are going to try and get a deed in lieu of foreclosure. so we will see. dh has been so sweet. last night he said "this is all nothing, we will get thru this and be ok" which is big for him, our credit score is getting totally trashed and we may not be able to buy a car or a house for at least 7 years after this, which most of the time i am like who cares about the darn number and dh is all crazy about it. makes me feel better.

 

i have been having alot of guilt about the whole move to maine thing. we moved because i was having a major fit due to PPD. i threatened to leave dh, take the kids and do it without him. so he came along, and we tired to make something from that. i could just kick myself, who makes a major life choice like that while in the middle of a major depression? he was so sweet to go a long, and still stand by me as the whole freakin' thing falls a part. i am not sure i would be as strong as him. he really is a good guy. i have been trying to to get all crying about it, i feel so bad for screwing up this big. 

 

h


Hoping the baby makes an appearance soon:)  hug2.gif  mama, PPD, been there and the guilt after is terrible too.  It's not easy but don't blame yourself.  Think of all the good times ahead with your wonderful family.

 


 

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Ye gods, I'm so darn (really wanted to cuss) sick of winter.  This year has been awful.  So awful, that people are talking about the apocalypse (ok, that part is funny.)  I just want to cry that we are getting another 18" Wedn night/Thursday.  And what the heck is up with the -23 degrees in New England?! 

This morning at drop off, it was 10 degrees.  I felt thankful for that.  Crazy.  Yet, it's snowing again today.

I want to move south.

 

You and me both.  Today, right now it is not too bad here.  Snow coming today but I don't think the temps are going to be too bad.  South is where I am headed in a few years when my kids are out of college.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

 

I'm feeling sad and depressed. Missing my mom... She always called on my birthday and now the phone is not going to ring... I don't know why but this is the hardest hit since she died.



Oh Val, hug2.gif



 

 

 

Birthday parties/parties around here when you send out an invite everyone in that family who can attend does, but the kids we invite we know their family.  Gift bags, we don't do here. I would just let them know if they attend there might not be a gift bag for the sib.

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in maine there is a holiday (long weekend) in feb. i swear everyone who has any sort of money heads south to FL. to get away from the cold for a few days. lol

 

no baby. just contractions all night long. sorta of petered out this morning. trying not to be upset, i was so hoping to be holding a baby today. maybe i still will be. dd took three nights of labor to be born, soooo maybe it is a girl. lol

 

anyway, off to deal with the hords. have a good day.

 

h

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We have a long weekend in Feb., too.  V. cold here.

 

Took the day off work to go to the dr - been fighting an ear infection for a week or so now.  Hurts and I barely hear ANYTHING.  Honestly, I kind of enjoy the peace and quiet, lol.gif

 

I'm glad your family is feeling better, Clay, and that Laia's appnt went well.

 

If my child was ok with it, and if there was no age-appropriateness or $$ issue prohibiting, I would be ok with inviting siblings.  No one ever invites my younger son to go anywhere with my older.  I usually take it as an opportunity to have a special "date" with the younger one when the older has a party.  Everything is harder with a single parent, though.

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hugs and vibes to all. still fighting the crud here. i am so ready for warmer weather. and by warmer, i mean i want it to be hot. i want the heater off and the ac on. i just do not like living in a cold house. i do not comprehend how those of you in places that actually get cold even begin to cope. i just can not take much more of this. 

 

got some stuff cleaned out yesterday... wanting to do more! really, i guess it's sort of "unpacking" that i've been doing-- making things more well ordered. consolidating, etc... getting rid of all that stuff that i've been holding on to.... not sure if i'd use it again, etc... feels really good. i feel like i'm really making progress-- not just moving old stuff somewhere else, but really moving forward. 

 

now, if we can just get back to some semblance of our "usual" schedule........ i have GOT to get us healthy. 

 

hope all goes well today.

xoxoxo

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Tor was ok, but kept waking all. night. long.  YAWN!

 

Had my hospital visit today and the tech said everything looked to be the right size and in the right place for a 7 week 3 day proto-human.  So the due date is sometime around Sept 7th.  I'll have at least one more scan, possibly two, to look at anatomical bits that aren't "there yet" but so far so good!  Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I meant to add last night that region seems to affect a lot of how a party happens... like, around here, handmade gifts are ok and giftcards are looked on like "why did you bother?" but my cousin closer to the city has the opposite experience.  Home made anything is seen as barely second best and gift cards are more or less the de facto gift.  And here baby showers aren't limited to the first babe where elsewhere the thought of a shower for a second (or later) birth is met with shock and horror.  As an anthropologist I find all this really interesting.  Probably more interesting than it really is, but there it is.  lol

 

Not ready for Imbolc. Between my twitchy stomach, Ro's new insistance on vegetarian cuisine, and our general gf/cf restrictions... I'm down to potatoes and...and.... something!

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still dealing with strained hip joint... though the pain is slowly migrating down, a good sign.  

 

i am so ready for spring.  anyone have any ideas for imbolc rituals?  i'm looking for something extra simple.  a spread of candles on the table with a special feast?  ideas for such a feast that don't involve too much baking?  i'm in a bit of a cooking funk lately.

 

finishing up a grant, trying to finish reading a book and some papers, then get back on track to get rid of this deadly boring histology exam.

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clay, oh, good! 

 

well, speaking from an irish perspective, at least you've got potatoes! our family likes to do "baked potato bar"... we tend to like meals that allow the maximum personalization, lol.... so, you could do bacon for those who want it, carmalized onions for those who like that.... maybe some of that tofuti sour cream (you dont do dairy, right?)... chives, broc, mushrooms, beans (chili)...... can you do sheeps milk cheese? 

 

i want to make poppy seed muffins. anyone got a recipe they love? 

 

i got out of the house today, which was lovely. lol. got loads of food and made some yummy soup. and the store had back in stock some of my favorite candles-- lemongrass and something. so bright and cheery, very clean feeling/smelling. making me very happy!

 

hope everyone's doing ok.

xoxoxox

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Clay- I'm so thrilled with your news!
 

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Had my hospital visit today and the tech said everything looked to be the right size and in the right place for a 7 week 3 day proto-human.  So the due date is sometime around Sept 7th.  I'll have at least one more scan, possibly two, to look at anatomical bits that aren't "there yet" but so far so good!  Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Great news, Clay!

 

I sort of had a mini-Imbolc feast a little early by making Belgian waffles to encourage the sun to come out. I did this on the 25th, which is Burns' Night, but I cannot bring myself to make haggis. Burns' Night is special to me because I am part Burns, and because it was my mother's birthday (who is the one I get most of my Scottish heritage from). She is long deceased, but I like to celebrate the day for them both. Last year I made Scottish crumpets, which look like crepes, but now that I have a GF recipe for them, I will have to try it again. Maybe this morning...

 

because I have a snow day. Or, actually, my college is opening 2 hours late, instead of following the Boston Public Schools lead, like we always did. But my class meets at 8 AM, so I don't have to bother. Hooray! We can all snuggle at home instead. I'm glad DD can stay home from dycare because she still has a nasty cough, and DH and I still aren't great either.

 

 

 

 

 

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We got another 12" of snow late last night/this morning.  There is such a huge amount of snow on the ground from all the snow storms.  There's just nowhere to put the snow anymore!

But, at least my town actually cancelled school.  They don't like to cancel...It's their 'thing' not to cancel.  You know how some districts are known for canceling school all the time?  Well, my town is known for not canceling even in the worst of storms. 

 

Although I'm glad that I don't have to go out, I'm afraid I'm going to go a little bonkers being shut in with ds and my mother.   I'm hoping the roads are cleared by lunch.  Then I just may consider taking ds out to lunch.

 

 

MomOf3- Congratulations! joy.gif  

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oh, magical invisible posts? was babe born? huzzah! flowersforyou.gif

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Clay, so so happy to hear all looks good so far! Yay!

 

Sorry to have been so invisible. TIRED. ughh. My recent doctor visit was a half bust. Due to my lack of a recent, consistent medical hstory he wants to start over with all new labs (good!) and a new echo (good!) and physical. However I don't even see him until March. Another 60 days with no pain medication at all. Ughhhhhhh. I feel whiney lol.

 

So looking forward to the weather changing even if slowly. We had a few days here recently that were sunny and bright and a touch warmer. It was so nice, but so much false advertising!

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostIf my child was ok with it, and if there was no age-appropriateness or $$ issue prohibiting, I would be ok with inviting siblings.  No one ever invites my younger son to go anywhere with my older.  I usually take it as an opportunity to have a special "date" with the younger one when the older has a party.  Everything is harder with a single parent, though.


Well-- there are money issues. And I have a small house. If all the kids come, that's 6-7 10yo boys in and out of the house for two hours huh.gif

Plus, I have a personal thing against it. Before moving here, I'd never heard of such a thing. Personally, I think it's the height of rudeness to ask the host of a party if someone else can come if they weren't invited. The only exception would be if, say, one of the invited guests had a houseguest their age from out of town for an extended stay. But I'm highly offended that anyone would even ask if a sibling could come. Now, if this mom had said she's a single parent and has nowhere for the sibling to go, then of course I'd back down a little bit. Maybe it is regional; I dunno. It's happened a couple times before. I don't know how to phrase it on an invitation that only invited guests are, well, invited. But it really rubs me the wrong way that people ask about that.

 



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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Posti am so ready for warmer weather. and by warmer, i mean i want it to be hot. i want the heater off and the ac on. i just do not like living in a cold house. i do not comprehend how those of you in places that actually get cold even begin to cope. i just can not take much more of this. 

 

 

Well, you; it's time for gratitude practice <poke> I'm glad, though, that you are appreciating where you live orngbiggrin.gif And YAY for decluttering! Doesn't it feel so cleansing?
 

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View PostHad my hospital visit today and the tech said everything looked to be the right size and in the right place for a 7 week 3 day proto-human.  So the due date is sometime around Sept 7th.  I'll have at least one more scan, possibly two, to look at anatomical bits that aren't "there yet" but so far so good!  Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I meant to add last night that region seems to affect a lot of how a party happens... like, around here, handmade gifts are ok and giftcards are looked on like "why did you bother?" but my cousin closer to the city has the opposite experience.  Home made anything is seen as barely second best and gift cards are more or less the de facto gift.  And here baby showers aren't limited to the first babe where elsewhere the thought of a shower for a second (or later) birth is met with shock and horror.  As an anthropologist I find all this really interesting.  Probably more interesting than it really is, but there it is.  lol

 

Not ready for Imbolc. Between my twitchy stomach, Ro's new insistance on vegetarian cuisine, and our general gf/cf restrictions... I'm down to potatoes and...and.... something!

Woohoo on the babe!

 

Gifts-- here, they usually say "What would ____ like to have?" or they just bring something that all the kids seem to be into. I can tell that the rough price of a gift is about $15, but we can never afford that, not if we're going to umpteen parties a school year. We often get a book of some sort.

 

There's a vegetarian colcannon recipe in the Veg Times book. If you don't have that, and can't find it online, I'll post it for you.

 

M woke up to another some 20" of snow jaw.gif  Only to find someone had stolen his brand-new $23 snow shovel out of the backseat of his car. And then he called me at lunch to tell me he had a flat tire. That man barely makes it on what he earns, and he was one of only 3 people (out of, I think, 9) to make it in to work today. I feel so bad for him. I sent him a text that said "hang in there".

 

Me, I was uber-sick yesterday and spent most of the day in bed fighting bronchitis. The prior night, I slathered Vicks Vap-O-Rub all over my chest and it seems to have helped! I am not taking my usual echinacea glycerite tincture because I am not ingesting sugars of any kind at the moment. I don't want it to affect my weight loss, which it might. So tons of Vitamin C, and the Vicks-- now I really only have a raspy voice. Yay! Let's hope it stays away.

 

Unschoolin'-- whine away. You're entitled.

 

MO3-- congrats!! flowersforyou.gif

 

And here's some sunshine for those who need it: coolshine.gif

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Imbolc... I have no clue what I'll do this year... I'm not even sure I want to do something... I usually make Irish Stew... may make it for DH and the kids but I'll have to pass since it's made with beer. (gluten)  I have found a gluten-free beer that taste good but I'm not sure it would be good in the stew.

 

My Almond Flour will come on Monday so I guess the cake I intend to do (delayed Birthday cake) can do for Imbolc also.

 

Looks like all the snow is falling south of my area... we have way less than usual up here...

 

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val, i'm fairly sure i have made beef stew with gluten free beer and i dont remember being awful.... 

 

i'll just keep asking, cause i can not imagine no one has one-- i really need a recipe for lemon poppyseed muffins..............

 

gratitude: i am so grateful i live where the sun almost always shines. and i am really grateful that my pear tree is about to burst forth in bloom. and i am really grateful that as soon as i stop hacking i can go swim outside. and i am really grateful that SOON (though, not soon enough, imo), it will be WARM (aka 80*+). i am also grateful that my sweet peas are busting along, and my daffs poking thru. how's that? ;-)

 

unschool~ i dont know your story, but have you tried FEs or homeopathics at all? i've been making humongous inroads to my problems mainly with flowers. just a thought, but since you have some time....... 

 

i am still sick enough to be reallllly bored that there's not more going on online while i have time to be here..... though i know as soon as i'm well and dont turn on the 'puter for a day, you all will go bonkers with fun and posting................ so typical. ;-)

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura M woke up to another some 20" of snow.  Only to find someone had stolen his brand-new $23 snow shovel out of the backseat of his car. And then he called me at lunch to tell me he had a flat tire. That man barely makes it on what he earns, and he was one of only 3 people (out of, I think, 9) to make it in to work today. I feel so bad for him. I sent him a text that said "hang in there".

 

And then he had to go back up to his work to fashion a tool to get the rusted lug nuts off. He's so lucky that he works in a machine shop! AND...after it was all over, as tired and beaten down as he was, he said "...and I don't feel like drinking! Not at all!" joy.gifHe had an amazing good attitude after all that. Amazing.



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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Posti'll just keep asking, cause i can not imagine no one has one-- i really need a recipe for lemon poppyseed muffins..............

 

 

i am still sick enough to be reallllly bored that there's not more going on online while i have time to be here..... though i know as soon as i'm well and dont turn on the 'puter for a day, you all will go bonkers with fun and posting................ so typical. ;-)



You need to get StumbleUpon. OMG it is such a timesucker if you let it, but it's so fun when you want to be on line and don't know what you want to do. It generates websites for you depending on the topics you choose. And you can install the toolbar (sweet!) so you just hit the "stumble" button. I lurve lurve lurve StumbleUpon.

 

I have a vegan lemon poppyseed something...not muffins, I think pound cake, but if you would like it, I can send recipe.

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We got another 12" of snow late last night/this morning. 

Man, you guys are getting slammed this year. 
 

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Me, I was uber-sick yesterday and spent most of the day in bed fighting bronchitis.


Hope you feel better.

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Morning all:)  I hope everyone has a  great weekend.  Any plans?  Me, well one of my DD's needs pants for P.E. and the other needs new shoes.  I guess I will be headed to Concord on Sunday.  other than that I am hang at home catching up on some reading and going through my books to send some to my cousin.  I am starting to clean up a bit in hopes that my motivation will get Spring here:)

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Elena's Pantry. eat.gif

 

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Feel better fast, all you not feeling so good folks!  We have snow too, but nowhere near 12-20 inches.  More like 3-4.  Very fluffy and pretty, and not even all that cold, but I'm ready for warmer weather I think.

 

Regionalism... you know the thing that totally gets my goat?  Saving parking spaces.  It drives me BONKERS that when we lived in Boston there was this unspoken rule that people could "save" parking spaces during the winter.  People put out chairs, tables, buckets, emergency cones, and signs "saving" their on street parking spot.  I'm sorry... I grew up in a region with serious snow and NO ONE would ever put an end table out on the street with the expectation that this would somehow reserve your parking space.  Over the many years we lived in Boston no one was ever able to convince me that this was "ok" on any level, and to be honest I used to chuck people's "space savers" into their yards at every opportunity.  It's one thing if you have a driveway, or a paid lot space.  But on street parking?  Sorry.  However, most Bostonians look at me with horror and dismay, and defend to the death their right to save parking spots.  LOL

 

I have such awful morning sickness.  Or all day sickness as the case may be.  I'm only 8 weeks, but I think we're going to have to tell people (at least family) pretty soon because I'm sort of burning bridges... various family members want me to do stuff and all I want to do is throw up and then hide under the couch till the world stops spinning.  But since I can't tell them WHY I'm being so unrelentingly anti-social it looks really bad.  DH and I had wanted to wait till valentine's day but... I don't know that I can make it that long.  I'm going to look into those sea band acupressure things... acupressure (well, acupuncture with those mobil pin pads) really helped last time.  At least it's Friday... this has been a very long week.  Hmmm... seems like it's been a very long month for everyone here.

 

So...

 

HANG IN THERE EVERYONE!  We are amazing and wonderful and strong and on top of things!  We are healthy and happy and balanced and the seeds we've planted over the winter are about to burst forth and grow into the ligh!  yay us!  happy dance happy dance joy joy joy.

 

:)  LOL

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