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Wow... I'm so disappointed in people :(  I NEVER sell things online, but I have 2 brand new blackberry torches that we don't want so I'm selling them on craigslist.  I was so impressed when someone contacted me right away about wanting one!  I became suspicious tho when she said she lived in Miami and wanted me to ship the phone to her fiance in Nigeria.  Wtf?? Why wouldn't she just send him the money?  Or buy the phone and send it to him?  I was actually on my way to the post office before it was too fishy to go through with.  I called Paypal and its a scam.  I feel so foolish... all "oh yay!  I sold something!"

 

Ugh...

 

work work work intermingled with sick sick sick.  I want a vacation!!!

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Boo to scams on craigslist!

 

Sorry I haven't been around much all. Been a rough week so far, which my counselor says is to be expected. Blah. My former best friend and I met yesterday and formally cut ties by removing her from my cell account. She had the nerve to act all cute and funny, like we were still on good terms or something! I was furious and totally insulted! My dad called later in the afternoon. He's worried about me. I haven't been to see the family since Christmas and mom finally told him that I am not catholic anymore. He said he's praying for my reconversion, but that I am not alone on some island, that I'm still his little girl and that if I need anything I need to call him. It was sweet. I could hear the worry in his voice! :(

 

A friend I met at Solstice is coming up for the weekend and staying with me and my very dear friend. I think she wants to do some sort of dedication ritual while she's up. It will certainly be a majickal weekend.

 

Anyway, I'm hoping that my week will improve and that y'all are doing ok. Sorry my posts are so self-involved. Dealing with some tough stuff right now. Love, light and hugs to all in need!

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Sweetsunshine- My Mom had concerns, worries etc - she wants to be able to see us all in heaven- but after seeing I was still the same person, she has been ok. Maybe your Dad will come around.

 

Sage- Grr! I am sorry people try to get money out of nothing...it just astounds me.

 

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Welcome back, Sage!  I don't know if I was active on this thread yet before you left, but I remember you from other threads, certainly.  Wishing you more hours in the day/less stress. 

 

I have had a person identifying herself (?) as a member of the `Nigerian  royal family'  try to put down a deposit on child care spaces for my home daycare after I posted online ads. eyesroll.gif  Craziness.  Congratulations for figuring it out *before* you mailed that parcel!
 

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I dunno...at PSG they always say leave the weather magick to the weather magicians, that not lay-people can handle it. I don't much mess with weather, and I don't know why they say that, but I steer clear of it just in case shrug.gif

 

I have had such a relaxing morning. I'm mostly slacking off on the computer, but I have spent some time learning about Catholicism (what a complex religion!) and I cleaned out the (EW GROSS) cabinet under the kitchen sink (the compost and trash are both kept under there) which hasn't been done in over 3 years redface.gif and I've shredded some documents that needed shredding, and I'm working on cleaning the computer desk of its hot spot. And printing and organizing recipes, just a little bit.

Thinking about getting ready for Treasure Map time love.gif


There are weather magicians?  Who are they and what are they like? What do they do?

 

I am thinking of putting down on my TM for this year something about being grateful for a bountiful tomato harvest from my garden (which would mean we'd have to have warm weather sufficient to that end).  Last year, worried about drought, I put something on my map about the earth being nourished by water and we've had a cool rainy/very snowy year.  Did I do that? (half seriously ask

ing.  Maybe I just *predicted* that.)  Changing the weather feels much too big for one person to accomplish.  Anyone have any weather magick stories?


Hope you're feeling better Unschooln.

 

 



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ohhhhh... you wanted to have the aura of responsibility.  sorry, not my forte ;)  i'm a capricorn - stubborn and quite... goaty.  i read a horoscope once that said that if capricorns stand too long in one place, we take root and become trees.  "darn it, i'm doing it MY way" is my motto.  any other capricorns here that share that quality? 

 

it's cold here too.  but the warmth is coming on the weekend.  i'll be sure to send it eastward when i'm done with it.

 

ok, you magic/magick workers...  ds seems to believe that there is no such thing as magic - this in spite of reading all those Magic Treehouse books and (nearly?) believing in "The Force".  i'm not into rituals and i don't overtly do magic/magick but i'm not so staunchly a disbeliever.  how do i teach him otherwise?  

More books about characters that do magick? Has the Harry Potter bug not bit him?  I like Bruce Coville books for little boys.

 

Send some of that weather westward, too, please!   

 

Sweetsunshine - I'm glad that your dad affirmed your relationship.  I hope he and the other people who love you come to understand that they don't have to be afraid for you or try to change who you are.  Hugs!

 

Remember the words of the year? Mine was "Pride."  I had a dream that I was a TA again picking up mail at the university department I was teaching at. A snooty bearded professor sneered at the small-town newspaper in my box - I gently told him it was from the little town my dad was born in and explained where that town was.  There was also an embroidered teatowel from my grandmother in the box...then the TA meeting commenced.

 

 I noticed outside the windows of the room that there  were peacocks shivering in the snow - other animals too - and broke up the meeting to organize a rescue (aweyn was there, too! Thanks for your help, sweetie!).  We carried  the birds into the nearby daycare.  It turned out that there was a tropical garden with animals for the children but the heating had failed and hence the snow and cold endangering them.  The peacock that I carried into the warm said "Oh, I am saved!" and fluffed up its feathers and thanked me politely.  My subconscious is obviously having fun with the "pride" concept.  And yes, I do take pride in my heritage and more pride in working with children than I did in working as a TA/pursuing an academic career....

 

Busy day about to start.  Wishing you all well in yours....

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popping in after a quiet spell... but I have been keeping up with all ya'll!  Work has been busy - and the ruckus with my 1 employee has temporarily died down, but I am keeping a vigilant eye for shennagans from her as this is her pattern.

 

Sunshine - I'm glad to see your last post and your dad reaching out like that!  Sending you hugs to get through this rough patch and to the other side of the storm emotionally.

 

Egads - it is cooooooooold here!  I think we might have broken through to the double digits a little bit ago, but the WC is still in the negatives.  This morning I was greeted with "current temp is 0.8, WC is -15"  I'm sorry DOK, Clay, Red & Witchy as I believe this system is coming your way! 

 

I can't believe its almost TM time once again.  I have been so wrapped ala work...

 

Ok I have to run! Peace & Love Goddesses!

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magic-- maybe browse through the pagan resource thread for book ideas?  I remember there were a few lists of "pagan friendly books for kids".  Maybe one of the Andre Norton books (like Steel Magic) or something by deLint (along the lines of urban fae) or McKillip (worlds in which magic is more integrated)?  Or Raymond Feist if that's appropriate... the Magician series or Faerie Tale are a bit dark (or very dark, Faerie Tale routinely scares the bejeebus out of me when I re-read it) but similar to Stephen King levels of dark/woo.  I guess just put all sorts of different definitions and scenarios out there for him?  Not all pagans believe in "big M magic" or "magick with a k" and maybe he hears magic and thinks harry potter or something like that?  Something that isn't/couldn't be part of his life.  Stories may be a gentle way to suggest different definitions or ideas about what magic "is".

 

weather- negative 18 degrees and several feet of snow.  Sigh.  Not spring.  LOL

 

Today has been a lot  better than yesterday though so YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Still have massive amounts of work to do, kiddos wont let me "focus" well enough to make the sort of file per hour quota I have to meet this week so it's going to be another all nighter.  I hope I can keep healthy despite the added stress on my system of not sleeping!

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Originally Posted by bluets View Postok, you magic/magick workers...  ds seems to believe that there is no such thing as magic - this in spite of reading all those Magic Treehouse books and (nearly?) believing in "The Force".  i'm not into rituals and i don't overtly do magic/magick but i'm not so staunchly a disbeliever.  how do i teach him otherwise?  


Well, yours is what, six? That's hard. It's a hard age. They're so literal. My ds, all I could really do back then up till he was like 7 or 8 was tell him that "real Witches are not the same as movie/TV witches" and tell him that real magick is also very different and not so flashy as what he saw on the movies. Or in books.

Now he's finally old enough to realize that Harry Potter magic is just really a wish, and flashy movie,, and he wishes he could do those things (as do I!). He's not really clear on what Real Magick is but he does know that it involves things like visualization, and actual work, which he doesn't have the patience for and isn't willing to do. So he still thinks it's Not Real. He has, however, seen things manifest on his Treasure Maps, and is more willing to do one on his own this year, instead of being helped by me.

 



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Originally Posted by Sage_SS View PostI became suspicious tho when she said she lived in Miami and wanted me to ship the phone to her fiance in Nigeria.  Wtf?? Why wouldn't she just send him the money?  Or buy the phone and send it to him?  I was actually on my way to the post office before it was too fishy to go through with.  I called Paypal and its a scam.


Yeah, nothing against Nigeria, but I hear so many internet and phone scams involving that country that all I have to do is hear the name and my scam alert is on high. Glad you caught it!

 



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Originally Posted by sweetsunshine85 View PostHe said he's praying for my reconversion, but that I am not alone on some island, that I'm still his little girl and that if I need anything I need to call him. It was sweet. I could hear the worry in his voice! :(

 

A friend I met at Solstice is coming up for the weekend and staying with me and my very dear friend. I think she wants to do some sort of dedication ritual while she's up. It will certainly be a majickal weekend.

 

Hey, when it's your turn to whine, it's your turn, y'know? It's all good. We all know you'll be here for us when it's our turn hug.gif

 

Yay about your dad. And yay about your friend; that sounds fun!



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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostThere are weather magicians?  Who are they and what are they like? What do they do?

 

There are, and I don't know don't know don't know. All I know is there are some "higher ups" sorts at PSG who say they're weather Witches and they do lead little workings on weather that involve the community, and they do their own rituals and they tell people not to mess with it. I think some of them offer workshops at PSG sometimes. Maybe go to the PSG site and see what you can find out? I dunno...I always thought it sounded kind of elitist. But one can't be too cautious, the weather is a huge thing, affecting the whole planet and all. They put the boogeyman into me, anyway. But then I think "we're ALL Witches, all equal" so why not? I dunno.

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ds retracted his "i dont think there's magic statement".  apparently they chatted about Africa, the beginning of the earth, and gods today in school.  In the afternoon, they read a creation myth from Africa.  I love the way his teacher is so open, accepting of, and interested in other cultures.  IT hasn't quite rubbed off on ds but my mother says that at this age (yes, 6 yrs), they're still very much wrapped up in their own selves.  Ha - mom thinks it is a waste of time to talk about other cultures until about grade 4 or 5.

 

we managed to get 10 minutes into the Harry Potter movie, but ds was screaming "turn it off! turn it off! i'm scared!".  so that's that.  i'm going to try the 1977 version of The Hobbit next.

 

but of course, this all from the kid who is convinced that the tooth fairy and santa claus are the same "person" only in different "outfits".  

 

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

 

 

Also, I know it's heretical, but I really dislike cloth diapers.  OK, OK, it's not hate or anything, but right now I'd sell my soul for a box of sposies.  Or at least rent it out for a bit.  Every time ds has a poop dipe I have to fight hurling (I've lost twice today, ick) and his poo is never "ploppable" so even with one of those liners it goes EVERYWHERE.  And when we're using cloth my one-two loads of laundry a day becomes two-three... and while that doesn't sound like a big difference, it really is.  And, well, I don't like the faint smell of cloth... I know it's just preggo nose but I can smell instantly when ds goes if he is in cloth (but not in sposies) so I end up changing him every 1-2 hours in cloth while I can go 2 or even 3 hours in sposies.  I'm not going to toss our cloth or anything, but I guess I just need to vent.  Every time I have a break from cloth (like I did due to the thrush adventure) it's just so hard to give up the sposises.... they're super trim, don't smell, don't create more work for me, ds doesn't leak or gets rashes, they're just so dang easy.  Horrible for the environment and our budget though.  I just need to make that a mantra I guess.  I should probably go dig out some of the old Mothering magazine articles on the benefits of cloth and try to get myself jazzed up!

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You're pregnant.. I don't think you have to be reasonable at all :P  NOR do you have to love cloth dipes while you're already struggling to keep your guts on the INSIDE lol.
 

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Yikes!  I hope everyone dealing with ice and severe weather stay safe and warm.

 

sweetsunshine- Your initiation sounds so lovely.  I am happy for you and hope it may give you strength when dealing with some of the hurts. hug.gif

 

I have a lot to do on this end.  My partner and I did get jobs in Mexico and we'll be transplanting our family in July!  We're very excited.  I'm going to be a librarian!  New for me, but with my love of books, order and children, I think it will be a great fit.  We're ready for an adventure! "Adventure" also happens to be my 2011 word. thumb.gif

Oh exciting!!!    Man would I love to do something wild & crazy & adventurous like that :D  I shall live vicariously through you hehehe  I totally think you should make a blog about this, do you blog?  Because the adventure of moving to another country would be totally blogworthy!

 

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Hello all:)

 

Today I am so tired. Didn't get much sleep last night because of a upset stomach but feeling better now, just tired.  Things around here are on the moody side.  I tell you teens they can be so wonderful, so much fun but the other side of that when they are all in bad moods and take every comment they make to each other the wrong way=a weekend of shouting that test my ability to remain calm and fair.  Sometimes I just want the one making the most noise to be quiet.  One of my DD's got a speeding ticket $258.00!! 20 miles over the limit! I almost passed out! I am upset about the money but more upset about how fast she was going, I don't want to think about what could have happened.  It's a real eye opener for us. She has lost her DL  for a min of 3 months per her Father and I.  She is supposed to work off the money by doing things around the house but she has got a huge chip on her shoulder and refuses to take responsibility. That has us thinking we are going to extend the time we hold her DL. 

 

How was everyone's weekend?  I hope it was awesome:)  Hope everyone is feeling well too.

 

Have a great day!


Oh MY goodness :(    I really do know where you're at right now... my teen is being a bit responsibility challenged at the moment as well *sigh*  But for her to 1, disregard the LAW...2, disregard her SAFETY (and that of her passengers), and 3, do it in YOUR CAR?!?!?  What on earth is she thinking acting like YOU have done something wrong??  It'd be a cold day in hades before my teen was on the road again after that kind of behaviour.  He'd get to be embarrassed by mum driving him around lol
 

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Hi Sage!

 

 I have bronchitis / pneumonia so I am sleepytime.gifsurrender.gifbut here lurking about.

 

Hey guess what? There are budding plants out there... they are keeping me from going postal. lol



UGH,  My sympathies hun, I hope you feel better soon!  I had 2 bouts of Pneumonia  a year or so ago, and I think all total it kept me down for 14weeks of the year!  Nothing worse than not being able to breathe :(
 

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ohhhhh... you wanted to have the aura of responsibility.  sorry, not my forte ;)  i'm a capricorn - stubborn and quite... goaty.  i read a horoscope once that said that if capricorns stand too long in one place, we take root and become trees.  "darn it, i'm doing it MY way" is my motto.  any other capricorns here that share that quality? 

 

it's cold here too.  but the warmth is coming on the weekend.  i'll be sure to send it eastward when i'm done with it.

 

ok, you magic/magick workers...  ds seems to believe that there is no such thing as magic - this in spite of reading all those Magic Treehouse books and (nearly?) believing in "The Force".  i'm not into rituals and i don't overtly do magic/magick but i'm not so staunchly a disbeliever.  how do i teach him otherwise?  


Ok,  we would be utter best friends IRL *lmao*  because I am 'aura of responsibility' challenged myself lol.   You could teach your son to poke holes in clouds maybe? :)   I used to do that with my MIL as a teen hehehe... there is something amazing about being able to THINK a hole in a cloud before your very eyes :)
 

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Originally Posted by Sage_SS View PostI became suspicious tho when she said she lived in Miami and wanted me to ship the phone to her fiance in Nigeria.  Wtf?? Why wouldn't she just send him the money?  Or buy the phone and send it to him?  I was actually on my way to the post office before it was too fishy to go through with.  I called Paypal and its a scam.


Yeah, nothing against Nigeria, but I hear so many internet and phone scams involving that country that all I have to do is hear the name and my scam alert is on high. Glad you caught it!

 

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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostThere are weather magicians?  Who are they and what are they like? What do they do?

 

There are, and I don't know don't know don't know. All I know is there are some "higher ups" sorts at PSG who say they're weather Witches and they do lead little workings on weather that involve the community, and they do their own rituals and they tell people not to mess with it. I think some of them offer workshops at PSG sometimes. Maybe go to the PSG site and see what you can find out? I dunno...I always thought it sounded kind of elitist. But one can't be too cautious, the weather is a huge thing, affecting the whole planet and all. They put the boogeyman into me, anyway. But then I think "we're ALL Witches, all equal" so why not? I dunno.


Re Nigeria... honestly the reputation for scams out of that country is SO bad that I wouldn't trust anyone claiming to be nigerian that wanted to do business with me unles they put cash in my hand and went away.

 

And Maia... omg at elitist weather mages *insert dramatic eye roll here*  The weather IS a huge thing, and it isn't a 'local' thing... so really, I don't think they do all that much lol.  The sheer amount of energy it would take to actually create change on such a huge scale as is required to change the weather would be absurd.  And then that change will cause change in it's path as well.  Not really something I believe humans are capable of doing even WITH magic honestly. 

 

And HOW did I not realize I wasn't subbed & had not visited the Feb thread for 11 days???? I've been busy with work, training, and helping the boys settle at school and all but geeze!!!!  lol Did you guys not notice how quiet it was or something? lol Or were ya enjoying it? ROTFLMAO.gif
 

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And HOW did I not realize I wasn't subbed & had not visited the Feb thread for 11 days???? I've been busy with work, training, and helping the boys settle at school and all but geeze!!!!  lol Did you guys not notice how quiet it was or something? lol Or were ya enjoying it? ROTFLMAO.gif
 


I noticed!  It's been quiet around here lately.  Must be that everyone else is digging out of snowbanks.

 

Cari - it's not that i'm really responsibility-challenged.  it's that NGAS bone thing.  i was too responsible as a teenager (can you believe that i' ve never ever had a speeding ticket though i did talk my way out of one in grad school)....  and now i'm rebelling against all that structure and "must do" crap.

 

the onion had a piece about some dude spending 3 months to find himself and then realizing that he just didn't care.  he would have written a self-help book about it, but then he also realized that he didn't care whether other people figured out the same thing.  that is dh's mood lately... er, well probably most of the time, but most especially lately.  computers dying, software puking and overwriting data (YOWSA!), campus politics (churning on the same point for the past 6 months), yada yada yada.  and to think that he's got stuff he actually needs to do for our scientists to be productive...

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Originally Posted by bluets View Postbut of course, this all from the kid who is convinced that the tooth fairy and santa claus are the same "person" only in different "outfits".  

 


Maybe they are! How do you know they aren't? winky.gif Actually I raised ds to believe that Santa is a god, or a spirit, but not incarnate, which I believe anyway...so that when the time comes to transition, it'd be easier. I have told him for years that anyone who wears the suit embodies the spirit of Santa. So that all those ones we see during the season ARE Santa, even if they're hired. And I'm Santa. And he can "play Santa" at my mom's and hand 'round the gifts from under the tree. But he still believes in One Santa that's a person shrug.gif We've read tons and tons of books on tooth fairies, though. He thinks there are many. I think so, too smile.gif His is named Flossie.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View PostOh exciting!!!    Man would I love to do something wild & crazy & adventurous like that :D  I shall live vicariously through you hehehe  I totally think you should make a blog about this, do you blog?  Because the adventure of moving to another country would be totally blogworthy!


Um, Cari, have you forgotten that you DID? ROTFLMAO.gif

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Maia - I don't know that they aren't.  I'm ... intrigued... (for lack of a better word) that he came up with that idea all on his own.  It's not like we're a monotheistic household though we're not exactly polytheistic either.  On the other hand, I have various goddess representations around - each with different names.  Now that I think about it, I may have addressed his confusion about them with a statement akin to "well, they're all Mother Earth in some form, but this one is Mother Earth when she's happy, that one when she's sad..."  So maybe he extrapolated.  I just am mostly intrigued because I don't recall making those connections when I was 5 or 6.

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I noticed outside the windows of the room that there  were peacocks shivering in the snow - other animals too - and broke up the meeting to organize a rescue (aweyn was there, too! Thanks for your help, sweetie!).  We carried  the birds into the nearby daycare.  It turned out that there was a tropical garden with animals for the children but the heating had failed and hence the snow and cold endangering them.  The peacock that I carried into the warm said "Oh, I am saved!" and fluffed up its feathers and thanked me politely.  My subconscious is obviously having fun with the "pride" concept.  And yes, I do take pride in my heritage and more pride in working with children than I did in working as a TA/pursuing an academic career....


oh, wow! i'm so honored to have been part of that. you have such wonderful dreams. a tropical garden with peacocks and other critters sound delightful! 

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clay, ye gods, woman. please take care of yourself! hope you managed to get the work done, AND sleep too! hugs, pumpkin. thinking of you loads. xoxoxox 

 

cari, you know, i've just been musing at the general slow/quietness of the thread. i mean, i was able to keep up, like all week! but we know you've been busy! i always miss you. 

 

TMs & cleaning~ yay, maia! the things i was doing were along the "oh! i can finally unpack this now!" line.... which was really really really nice. i'd gotten so used to keeping things in such tight spaces, the thought i could untangle my embroidery threads and store them in a nice jelly jar, sorted by color.... ohhh, the little things! but it really made me feel much more abundant in that so-key way, kwim? i'm wanting to find more things like that to do before TM. 

 

magic & little boys.... i love seeing how the little minds evolve, what thoughts emerge. i think finding the things that resonate is so key. i can not get ds interested in LOTR, or narnia. but star wars and HP entrance him. of course, it took me a while to get him interested in HP. he resisted for quite a while. i think it's sort of like FEs.... you come to them when it's right. ;-) (see, i had to bring them in somehow, right?)

 

spring & weather magic~ how about a puzzle! ds and dh got a very spring gardeny puzzle the other day, and i'm finding, as i sort thru the flower bits that it's awakening something sleeping.... that verdantness, the things alive under the snow (or in our case, extensive frost damage).... it helped brighten my outlook greatly! 

 

on a similar note-- anyone up for a spring equinox card exchange? if so, PM me!

 

well, i think we're past our coldest. it's supposed to get to 80 on sunday (please the weather gods!)... i will be so very excited to get working outside.... i can feel the energy picking up out there... lives are starting to get more filled with activities and such... or maybe it's just my cell salts and FEs really starting to work on a deeper level.... at any rate. it's going to be an interesting spring!

 

speaking of-- anyone have some fun... "different" food ideas? i get that taste bud-longing for vacation right about now. something fresh. something different.......... but i cant think of what! 

 

hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

hugs and happy thoughts!

 

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Originally Posted by bluets View PostSo maybe he extrapolated.  I just am mostly intrigued because I don't recall making those connections when I was 5 or 6.


Well, I didn't either...but then, most of us were raised in Christian households of some stripe or other. Which means only one God. So yeah...no connections smile.gif

 


Quote:Originally Posted by aweynsayl View PostTMs & cleaning~ yay, maia! the things i was doing were along the "oh! i can finally unpack this now!" line.... which was really really really nice. i'd gotten so used to keeping things in such tight spaces, the thought i could untangle my embroidery threads and store them in a nice jelly jar, sorted by color.... ohhh, the little things! but it really made me feel much more abundant in that so-key way, kwim? i'm wanting to find more things like that to do before TM. 

 

i can not get ds interested in LOTR, or narnia. but star wars and HP entrance him. of course, it took me a while to get him interested in HP. he resisted for quite a while.

 

on a similar note-- anyone up for a spring equinox card exchange? if so, PM me!


What kind of different foods?

Yeah, organization is so awesome. It counts as cleaning, in my book, because you know where everything is. My mom used to say, and so did my grandmother, "A place for everything, and everything in its place"-- and it used to drive me nuts when I was a teen. But I can so appreciate it now. My poor ADD brain so thrives on routine and having a home for every item. I'm slowly, very slowly, getting there.

Your ds is still way small for LOTR and Narnia. I'm surprised he's interested in HP at all. Star Wars-- well, who could resist a light saber winky.gif

 

OH-- I'd love to do a card exchange-- but where does one find Ostara cards?

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Maia - I don't know that they aren't.  I'm ... intrigued... (for lack of a better word) that he came up with that idea all on his own.  It's not like we're a monotheistic household though we're not exactly polytheistic either.  On the other hand, I have various goddess representations around - each with different names.  Now that I think about it, I may have addressed his confusion about them with a statement akin to "well, they're all Mother Earth in some form, but this one is Mother Earth when she's happy, that one when she's sad..."  So maybe he extrapolated.  I just am mostly intrigued because I don't recall making those connections when I was 5 or 6.


Mother Earth - Last week, while driving I suddenly cried "Nooo, its raining It can't rain"  DS (age 3) said in a rather calm voice, "Mother Earth makes it rain. We should be nice to the rain and not angry at it"  Can we say yikes.gif  Well, I'm still not happy with the rain, but I won't be angry at it anymore.

 

Any natural recommendations for mouth/gum pain?  I accidentally ate some pecans this morning.  They can make the skin in my mouth come off. Apparently a tiny piece got stuck between two molars, with a itty piece up under the gum.  It inflamed and the has pulled further away from the tooth and the entire area just hurts like hell. I actually have a bottle of lidocaine gel from when I was getting granulomas in my mouth last year and had to have a few cut out, but I don't want to keep slathering it on. (Plus numb tongue is icky).  I've flossed and rinsed with h2o2 and I think I have all the nutty bits removed and I know it will be much better in the morning, but I'm interested in other options next time.  Too bad I'm out of Teething tablets. I've taken arnica.

 

I found out today that one of DD's teachers has colon cancer. She's having surgery Wednesday, they won't know much about extent, stage, prognosis until after that.  Please light a candle for her.  I feel selfish saying how much her cancer affects me, but just having her out for the next 6 weeks makes me a little less comfortable dropping off my baby girl in the mornings. DD has such a great bond and loves her so much, as do I. I want to tell myself "she'll be fine" but this is her 2nd bout with cancer in about 8 years (different kind; she's been 'cancer-free') and in her mid-50s.

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Tooth pain remedy ~ Clove oil

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What kind of different foods?

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Your ds is still way small for LOTR and Narnia. I'm surprised he's interested in HP at all. Star Wars-- well, who could resist a light saber winky.gif

 

OH-- I'd love to do a card exchange-- but where does one find Ostara cards?

foods~i dunno! that's my problem. maybe i need to do some greek foods. i'm craving tang. lol. things with lemon. 

 

ages for things~ you know, i was fairly young when we listened to the hobbit on the radio. and TLTW&TW was one of the first chapter books mom and i read! he loves HP. "dark" things dont bother him, like at all. 

 

cards, well, i was going to make some, but i'd imagine there are loads of "spring" cards out there..... sort of easter-ish, but without the religious content... like there are at christmas?

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liza, you might ask about the gum thing on the cell salts thread. for something to keep on hand for "next time."

tea tree oil as a mouthwash is supposed to be good for gums. 

 

hugs for you, and dd's teacher. candle.gif

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oh, and btw--

 

since we've been talking about it!

 

tracy posted the 2011 TM prep thread.......... 

 

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