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clay~ ugh, i hear you on the coming across as anti-social. i almost lost my job because i didnt want to tell too soon. hugs. now, you know i'm going to say it.... and i dont know what the pregnancy does to your "not wanting to try alternative methods til i have an actual diagnosis", BUT.... you can get some  wonderful tips for pregnancy over in the cell salts and FE threads...... might be worth checking them out. i *wish* i'd known about cell salts and FEs when i was pregnant. you know i wouldnt be suggesting it if i didnt believe they have amazing power to affect substantial change...... 

 

val, thankyee! maia, i'd take a look at it. i lurve poundcake.... 

 

weekend plans~ getting OUT of the house and DOING something. lol. not sure what, but something to start feeling "normal"........

 

and, ditto on the hang in there. i think this has been the longest month ever. but i'm really going with the lunar new year, and counting this as not really 2011, which i still maintain will be an awesome year! 

 

bright happy wonderfulness vibes to all!

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hi everyone. we have a baby girl here. :) she was born at 6:15 on wednesday and is 10lb and 21 in. we named her fiona rose. <3 

i am doing good, dh has a week off. MIL is here helping out but she is going home today. 

 

i will post more later. think i need some food. lol

 

h

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Mamaofthree- Woot, welcome baby girl!

 

Clay- wish I had a good cure for ms, something tart/sour helped, I would suck on those sour lemon candies all the time or the opposite, peppermint gum. Hope this passes quickly for you!

 

Though I am not even pregnant, I wouldn't mind hiding under the couch with you, though that would defeat you being alone. ha! I just feel *blah* with no real reason or feeling behind it. Sometimes I can catch a glimpse of my lavendar under the snow  and I know mother nature is gearing up for spring and I smile, but it only lasts a moment, cause well- there is mounds of snow and snow covered doop poop (which is grosses than normal to me), and dirty snow everywhere. Where the snow is pretty and white is way over on the other side of the yard, where I don't venture in winter (no real reason, why, just get tired of treking through the snow). But and this is a good thing, we have made plans for a short getaway in about 2 months, so I can look fwd to that.

 

Well, time to do laundry and walk the dogs. Wish the dogs could do the laundry and walk themselves.

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Is the Universe trying to tell me something?  First, I started having dreams about being pregnant.  I'm talking 3 or 4 nights a week I would dream about this.  Then today, I went to Target.

I take my bags home and unpack them.  There's a brand new pacifier (in it's package) in my bag.  LOL.

Considering I'm not even dating and just turned 44, I don't think another baby is going to happen.  Yet, it sure is interesting.  I think my biological clock is screaming "TICK TOCK, damnit!" 

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lol! i had a pregnancy dream the other day, too. but i think it was more metaphorical. my clock doesnt even say a soft "ticker".... nada. no desire for more than the one. sometimes i feel vastly inferior for that, but there it is. 

 

aeress, hugs! i remember the icky snow phase....blech. it's warm enough today to open the house, and i am praising all the great spirits of sunshine and warmth.

 

i remembered an idea i had for imbolc, and wanted to come share-- i'm sure some of you have mentioned this in the past, but i came across an idea online to do cherries jubilee for dessert! (or bananas foster). flames, right? anyhow. i got a kick out of that idea, and plan on doing it. YUMMERS. 

 

mo3~ lurve the name! hope you got some yummy food, and hope you're all doing well and enjoying your "babymoon"! maybe someday soon i can come meet her in person, and make sure her momma has some good FEs. :-)

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aweyn: my dad LOVES any dessert that flames.  and irish or spanish coffee counts too.  we used to frequent a restaurant that would prepare flaming coffee drinks right at the table.  'twas way cool for my sister and i to watch when we were young.

 

oo...  baked alaska also flames :)  ice cream cake, with meringue surrounding it, all set aflame.  yum.

 

this has been a crappy crappy week at work. so glad it is done.

post #467 of 521

Woohoo!  Congratulations Mof3!!!  joy.gifflowersforyou.gif  That is a wonderful name and welcome earthside Fiona!

 

 

Still a house full of sickness and I am feeling the most recovered... so I went and got some supplies to help cleanse the house (TTO, GSE) and a couple of yummy smelling EO to help lift everyone's (ok really to lift MY) spirits Lemongrass, Ginger, Tangerine since we've been cooped up for so long.

 

Clay - can you confirm if this is the jist of that house cleansing wash you make up at the holidays?  Did it go like a several drops of  TTO, a splish of GSE, a tich of concentrated soap (like bronners), water & ... vingear? 

 

Also does anyone know if you can toss iin either TTO or GSE into the laundry to help?  I am up to my eyeballs in dealing with this and I'm not about to even think of letting this family go round #3 of sickness and yucks. 

 

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Postarious 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. 

 

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.



Yay!!! I'm so glad everything's working out for you!! You had enough on your plate for way too long. Oh, and just tell them you're sick. You have a stomach bug. What's wrong with that? Be vague. Pass the bean dip lol.gif



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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postmaia, i'd take a look at it. i lurve poundcake....


OK! I got it online, so remind me in a couple days when ds's birthday stuff is done with. Maybe I can do it tomorrow if I get all the party cleaning done, and the cakes iced. Or maybe Sunday morning. But srsly, I will need a reminder.

 

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Posthi everyone. we have a baby girl here. :) she was born at 6:15 on wednesday and is 10lb and 21 in. we named her fiona rose. <3


I saw, on your FB! But YAY and welcome beautiful Fiona!! Do please post pix when you have time? How are you feeling? How's the rest of the fam?

 



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Originally Posted by Aeress View Postand snow covered doop poop (which is grosses than normal to me)


Alright...I know I'm going to regret asking...what the H*LL is doop poop?

 

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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View PostConsidering I'm not even dating and just turned 44, I don't think another baby is going to happen.


 

Well, I'm 51 and just as fertile as I was at 15. Sigh. But maybe it signifies a "birth" of another sort? Some sort of creative thing maybe? Or a new beginning of some sort? Do you do divination? Maybe explore that?

 



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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Postso I went and got some supplies to help cleanse the house (TTO, GSE)

 


Alright, I get Tea Tree Oil, but what is GSE?

post #469 of 521

GSE = grapefruit seed extract.  but it doesn't smell like grapefruit.

 

And yes, I add TTO to my laundry.  Sometimes I use lavender oil instead.  Really, it depends which bottle i grab from the upstairs bathroom to take into the basement laundry room.  I've used GSE in the laundry before too but I don't normally buy it.

 

Hrm.... i wonder if there's a good cleansing flower essence you could add.... aweyn... got any ideas?

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

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... 

I'm sorry you're having a rough time, but I'm SO happy that everything is olooking good so far!    I know you have a bit of time to wait yet for the definite all good, but holy moly that must have lifted a huge weight off your shoulders!    Had a laugh at your parking spot story... I would totally do the same and if they complained,  Um SORRY that is a parking spot for a CAR...not a table? 

 

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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Post

hi everyone. we have a baby girl here. :) she was born at 6:15 on wednesday and is 10lb and 21 in. we named her fiona rose. <3 

i am doing good, dh has a week off. MIL is here helping out but she is going home today. 

 

i will post more later. think i need some food. lol

 

h


joy.gif Congratulations hun!  Cannot wait for the pics & story,  I'm sure she's totally gorgeous and cuddly.... I love a roundy baby :)
 

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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post

lol! i had a pregnancy dream the other day, too. but i think it was more metaphorical. my clock doesnt even say a soft "ticker".... nada. no desire for more than the one. sometimes i feel vastly inferior for that, but there it is. 

 

aeress, hugs! i remember the icky snow phase....blech. it's warm enough today to open the house, and i am praising all the great spirits of sunshine and warmth.

 

i remembered an idea i had for imbolc, and wanted to come share-- i'm sure some of you have mentioned this in the past, but i came across an idea online to do cherries jubilee for dessert! (or bananas foster). flames, right? anyhow. i got a kick out of that idea, and plan on doing it. YUMMERS. 

 

mo3~ lurve the name! hope you got some yummy food, and hope you're all doing well and enjoying your "babymoon"! maybe someday soon i can come meet her in person, and make sure her momma has some good FEs. :-)



Mmmmm flaming desserts sound NOM hehe. 

 

I have my first night on my own at work tonight, little bit nervous so I'm going in early to clarify a few things with the guy working before me.  Just so I know where the car key is,  how to get INto clients houses if I do have to go out on a call etc lol.  and other assorted stuff like that!  

 

The boys finished their first week of school... Connor's teacher & I met thursday, she offered extra help etc with his reading but said he's a lovely boy in class :)  Apparently there is a skills test in a few months and if he doesn't pass it he will get lots of extra funding for assistance...I'm pretty happy with that ;)  Lucas is having real problems.. he broke down in tears because he is afraid (after they went donw the behaviour management chart) that he'll get sent to the principals office greensad.gif  He says he tries to be as 'good' in class as some of the other kids, but he sometimes can't.  So I'm going to see if we can't catch the Principal on campus and have a casual chat with her about what happens if you DO go there, so he can see that she isn't a monster that will eat his soul and all that.  He's also stressing over the NOISE... he says too many kids talking, too much NOIse from the construction going on all over the campus still. He says he can't concentrate on his work... knowing him that's entirely accurate.

 

And ye gods.. I have to share what my MIL did.. you guys know how I'm always saying I have an awesome MIL right?  SO I never expected this!  She drove them to school for me Friday as I had training for work, and I mentioned he was stressed.. she launched into a speech about (to lucas) how it was so much better if he settles into school now, and we all have to do things we don't want, but when kids wait till high school to go from hs to regular school they have missed out on learning so much that they HAVE to be sent away to boarding school or they will never go to university or get jobs etc!!!!  I blew an effing gasket at her, and I raised my voice and told her to stop RIGHT NOW as she had no idea wtf she was talking about and wtf was she doing trying to terrorize the kid instead of just saying 'you'll settle in soon and love it, don't worry' to him!?!??!!?  She was awfully quiet after that ( I had to leave not long after anyway)  and i apologized for yelling but said I stand by everything I said and let her know that I didn't need her to discuss it with him at all.  ugh.

 

Anyway.. gonna get some laundry done and such :)  Have alovely day/evening mamas

post #471 of 521

Happy dance for the babies now here and the babies to come!!!! Congratulations.

 

We got absolutely fabulous news during our energy audit yesterday. We took part in a state energy efficiency improvement program and moved from a 2 star rating to a 4 star rating (out of 5). In energy efficiency terms, we'll spend about 35% less on our gas bill ($1000 savings) and reduce our CO2 footprint by 10,000 pounds per year (also about 1/3rd).  It also means we are eligible for a state rebate of over 80% of the cost of our new boiler/water heater and crawlspace insulation.  We can then take that money and turn it around to finish sealing the air leaks in our walls and windows, that will actually make it a 5-star house and possibly save an additional $500/year - by not heating the outside.  I'm not sure how much we can actually afford to do this summer, but we'll replace 4 of 5 bedroom windows and our living room window - these our serious leakers (50 year old wood frames, road out a little 9.2 earthquake and 58 years of frost heaving, so they've done their job).  We also have to pull off the siding, caulk the grooves in the 'tongue-and-groove', vapor barrier, 2 inches new insulation and then new siding the walls.  I don't think we can do all 4 sides, but we'll shoot for 3 of 4 sides of the house, since my backyard wall has some other issues going on with it that will take more time to sort out.  By this time next year, I might have a really truly warm house.  As much as we improved things this winter by re-insulating the crawlspace foundation, I'm still struck by how cold my bedroom is. During the audit, they hooked up a blower to depressurize the house. The amount of draft coming from the bedrooms was ridiculous - enough to make curtains billow. 

 

On the downside, DH is back in a funk.  He had an event at work that we felt really good about earlier this week, then it turned on him.  I think it was pretty much a CYA for "why didn't this turn out better" and DH was an easy target b/c it involved him and then 3 or 4 folks from another agency  - so "He did it" is the response from the other agency.  Tomorrow his supervisor has to go to a meeting with the other agency to listen/explain. He's emotionally all over the place. Quick to lose his temper last night. Tonight, weepy.  I'm exhausted.

 

Hopefully our weather holds, its been our first good week of weather this winter. 25 degrees. I hope we go for another hike tomorrow (we'll go looking for chinese new year bunnies), or at least to the zoo.  Also going to make red ice lanterns for Imbolc and Chinese New Year (made from cherry tea for the color). I also have 2 (red) amaryllis bulbs to plant - (They should bloom for equinox. Here that is really the turn of winter to first signs of spring).  Since February's moon is the Hunger Moon - I'm getting DS involved to donating food and we are also tying it into Chinese/Lunar New Year: Rice (for abundance - innumberable the grains of rice), Mandarin Oranges (for prosperity - they're gold); and some dog food/cat food to the animal shelter, and salmon belly meat to the wild bird rehab center. 

 

A sign that spring will return someday: a chickadee at my kid's daycare has started his spring courtship call. It seems a little early but I'm loving it.

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Congrats, mamaofthree, on your new babe!

 

liza, hope everything works out for the best for your DH. How awful.

 

Busy busy weekend in store. Dh is going to learn how to make Brigid crosses today (he's the art guy, whereas I would fumble), and lots of food getting. My winter CSA, which was over at the end of Dec has one more bonus pickup today and I need to swing by the farmer's market for other things. And off to a friend's mother's house to help plan a baby shower for another BFF.

post #473 of 521

Congrats Mo3 and Welcome baby Fiona Rose! flowersforyou.gif  

 

Well, sorry I've been MIA this month.  I've definitely been inward.  There's been a lot of work going on with my physical and emotional self~ lots of releasing.  Surprisingly for me, this pulled me dramatically in.

 

I know I have a lot to catch up on.  I feel like a bulb about to peek out once again.  Can't wait to reconnect with all you lovelies. loveeyes.gif

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Originally Posted by bluets View Post

GSE = grapefruit seed extract.  but it doesn't smell like grapefruit.

 

And yes, I add TTO to my laundry.  Sometimes I use lavender oil instead.  Really, it depends which bottle i grab from the upstairs bathroom to take into the basement laundry room.  I've used GSE in the laundry before too but I don't normally buy it.

 

Hrm.... i wonder if there's a good cleansing flower essence you could add.... aweyn... got any ideas?


well, crab apple for "cleansing"... it's the one FE i've run out of! i use it in a spray bottle and spray around the room. 

 

i put vinegar in my laundry (put it in the fabric softener compartment)... but if your clothes and bedding feel really gross, you might go with some tto. i always feel like it kicks stuff right out. lol. (as for clay's recipe, i want to say it had hydrogen peroxide, not vinegar-- but never use the two together!)

 

cari, hugs, hon. gesh. why is it so hard for people to think about what their words mean to kids? augh. huge hugs to you and to lucas. 

 

liza, gak, hugs for your dh. been there with stuff like that with mine.... do you have any RR you can give him? dh is loving his flowers....... and they really help him. ;-) 

 

things that flame~ i've never tried flaming coffee drinks. been at a wedding that had them, though. that was fun. might give it a try. heehee.......

 

we had a lovely dork evening at the science center. felt really really good to be "out" ... and amongst our kind, lol. 

 

now, today i have GOT to get to the craft store and get *something* on my wreath!!!! 

 

hugs and vibes to all. 

xoxoxox

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ok, two things i keep forgetting! from waaay back up-thread:

 

the FE for skin-- easter lily. for acne, general oil, and also eczema. that's from matthew wood's "seven herbs." he mainly recs the FE for women, and he says to take it (bluets, remember? i think this is right) the second half of your cycle-- so, post-o to flow (because it will basically de-tox thru your flow). i can double check that if anyone is interested. :-) 

 

the tea i mentioned, for "gut healing" is made up of calendula, chamomile, peppermint, fennel seed, and malva. i havent been able to find the malva, and used just the others, and it's been... well, magical. must get to herb store today and buy more. 

 

(remembered in my shower. while tapping. lol. ;-)

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Wanted to peek in real quick and say HI to everybody wave.gif

 

Today's Birthday Party Day for ds. It's been a morning...sigh...was very hard to get him to pitch in and help with chores, cleaning up the house and what-not. He thinks cleaning his room is "unnecessary"-- um, UGH, he'd live in compost if I let him. Blech. So all's cleaned, all I need to do is take a shower, pick up the balloons, and ice the cake and cupcakes. Yay!

 

Hopefully one of the dads is going to replace my water heater elements just after the party. He said he is, but they're notoriously unreliable, so cross fingers for me. If this doesn't work, I may have to replace the whole dang thing, which is like $400 and I do NOT want to go there.

 

 

M has made (or is making) his very first thing in the crock pot, with me coaching from 800+ miles away.  He's so happy and he's so amazed that all he had to do was throw stuff in there and it'll be done in like 6 hours. He's calling his brother to brag lol.gif

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Happy birthday to your DS, Pamela!  Hope the party's fun and the dad comes through.

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cari, hugs, hon. gesh. why is it so hard for people to think about what their words mean to kids? augh. huge hugs to you and to lucas. 

  

we had a lovely dork evening at the science center. felt really really good to be "out" ... and amongst our kind, lol. 

 

now, today i have GOT to get to the craft store and get *something* on my wreath!!!! 

 

hugs and vibes to all. 

xoxoxox


I know... it broke my heart to hear his nana, whom he adores and trusts, saying such awful things to him!  So sad :( 

 

I read about your dork evening lol.. sounded awesome to me!    And speaking of wreaths ... I just realized a few days ago that ours was still on the screen door  ROTFLMAO.gifI have since rectified this embarassing fact.  I never come in through my front door or I'd have noticed it before, we come in through the garage since we park the car in there :P
 

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Wanted to peek in real quick and say HI to everybody wave.gif

 

Today's Birthday Party Day for ds. It's been a morning...sigh...was very hard to get him to pitch in and help with chores, cleaning up the house and what-not. He thinks cleaning his room is "unnecessary"-- um, UGH, he'd live in compost if I let him. Blech. So all's cleaned, all I need to do is take a shower, pick up the balloons, and ice the cake and cupcakes. Yay!

 

Hopefully one of the dads is going to replace my water heater elements just after the party. He said he is, but they're notoriously unreliable, so cross fingers for me. If this doesn't work, I may have to replace the whole dang thing, which is like $400 and I do NOT want to go there.

 

 

M has made (or is making) his very first thing in the crock pot, with me coaching from 800+ miles away.  He's so happy and he's so amazed that all he had to do was throw stuff in there and it'll be done in like 6 hours. He's calling his brother to brag lol.gif



Hope the water heater is salvagable!   And kudos to M on his crock pot triumph!  And the great thing for him, is that whatever he cooks will likely be enough to reheat for a couple of meals thumb.gif

 

Happy birthday to the boy, and happy birthing day to you!!!!!

 

I have survived my first night shift,  well.. mostly anyway lol.  It's 540am and I'm not even having to struggle to stay awake :)  I've read half a book, surfed the web a little bit.. and eaten pizza & drank coffe lol.  And chatted with a lovely lady that works on site here with the clients that live in the cottages.  Have had a whole one phone call... a lady was calling in to report that she wasn't coming to work as she was off to hospital.. how she ended up at THIS number I dunno, because she doesn't work here and her client isn't one of our clients lol.  She's lucky though, being as awesome as I am, I managed to figure out that he lives at another facility the league runs :D  and I called their on call for her.  Arent' I just lovely and helpful?  hehehe

 

Just wandered into the kitchen for coffee,  the sun is up and the birdies are greeting him merrily with song treehugger.gif and it looks to be a beautiful day!  I've got another 2.5hours here yet, then I'm off home for about 4hours sleep and a day with the kids.  Missing my boys while they are at school greensad.gif  so i hate to spend TOO much of the weekend sleeping! 

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cari: you can let your MIL know that my dd started HS after homeschooling and she doesn't even go to boarding school. lol ((hug)) to your poor son.

 

maia: hope all goes well at the party, and you can get that water heater fixed and don't replace it.

 

things here are good. baby is wonderful. finding that i am falling in love with dh again. so nice to feel this close again. :)

 

h

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