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*hugs* LM If I see any tasty wheat/dairy/sugar/fructose -free recipes I will be sure to pass them your way. 

 

Had a bit of a turning point in my mind today... I actually disengaged from a conversation once I figured out the person would not listen (yeah its that thread again) any other reasonable POV.  I am proud of myself as normally I would stew on the response, and formulate how to argue my point better and instead I just walked away from it.

 

I also did some wonderful meditative time today and kept the chant of "I am" and "to be" going through my head and I actually stayed in the present & mindful! Sorry I'm so giddy about this, but usually my mind wanders back & forth rehashing everything between the start of my day to then.

 

Maia - FYI I did see some spring cards in Target yesterday as I was running though it to get some goodies for valentine's day for the kiddos!

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I'm back!  Well, not that I went anywhere, but "back" from the insane workload of the last few days.  I managed to make the hourly quota but didn't totally hit the number of hours... but I think it'll be ok.

 

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary... 18 years together, 12 years married!  DH made me a necklace using silk thread and pearls (one set of 6 pearls for "everyone" in the family, and flanking sets of 4 pearls on each side for the four kiddos, and the clasp represents the two of us) because silk/pearls are the "12th anniversary items" on the list he has.  :)  I wasn't nearly as crafty, but I used the last of my gift card to get him two magazines he enjoys but never buys for himself.  It was nice, and the kiddos were sweet too.  I'm so lucky!  :)

 

And then today the temps were in the 40s!  It put me in a total spring cleaning state of mind and I got a LOT done.  Not that a casual passerby would notice the difference since the kids "helped", but I can see the difference.  Of course, the wind picked up and right now it's back below freezing with blowing ice/sleet/snow and a wicked wind (wind chill tonight is supposed to be -10).  But it was still glorious!  I had the windows open and it really felt like spring was on it's way.  And we made a bunch of hearts (cut from watercolor paintings dd1 brings home from preschool) and hung them all over the kitchen.  :)

 

Let's see... Pagan Resource Thread here.  It's pretty long, and it has posts that link to the various camps as well as lots of resource suggestions for adults as well as some for kids.

 

And big hugs on the food allergies and intolerances!  The cookbook I really like is Cooking for Isaiah Gluten Free & Dairy Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals by Silvana Nardone (forward by Rachel Ray).  The recipes aren't controlling for sweetener and do have ingredients (like corn) that might require swapping out, but there is no wheat/gluten and no dairy... and the recipes we've tried taste good and are pretty simply to make.  So yay!  Silvana has a blog too and talks about her food allergy journey and the eventual cookbook here.  If you can't find the book at the library maybe check out the recipe section of the blog to see if any of it "works" for you?

 

We also have Allergy-Free Cooking for Kids by Antoinette Saville and The Kid-Friendly Food Allergy Cookbook by Leslie Hammond and Lynne Rominger.  Both have some good recipes, of the two we use Kid-Friendly more often, even though Allergy-Free has a cookie shapped like a hedgehog on the cover and I adore pinpiggies.  Oh, and although not specifically gluten free, the Post Punk Kitchen has great vegan stuff and you can swap flours to suit.

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thanks! but should i show him the paperwork so that he knows for sure i havent lied to him? every time he has asked to see his father i have made a reasonalbe effort to allow it. drove him there. sat with him, even left him for overnights when x seemed to be alright. but it always led to x harassing me. when it was up to x to do anything about the relationship, he never pursued anything. but x turns it all around on me. i have had the same phone number and lived in the same town for 30 years. i know x knows the number bc he has called it in the last 3 years.  

 

eta: i am having a hard time with these diet changes. :( i think i am rebelling even though i wanted this answer. i binged on doughnutss and candy sigh. now i have a scalp flare up and overwhelming fatigue. i just need to stick to it. apparently wheat contains fructans. so i am going to be sugar free, mostly dairy free, wheat free. i dont know how to cook like that. i need a book..... reccs?


Ugh hun, what a miserable situation to be in.  I agree with Maia ...  right now dad is 'cool' and new & exciting so he is going to start wondering geez... why did I get stuck with boring old MOM.  And he'll be inclined to believe his father for the simple fact that all children want daddy's approval, and he will naturally worry that if he doesn't believe dad... will he disappear because of it?    You have been the steady, constant, ROCK of your sons' life.. he WILL eventually understand.    And when he realizes his father has been lying & trashing YOU?  omg his father will want to be ready for it, because he will be angry beyond belief.   I can tell you for a fact, as both of my oldest sons spent several years not really speaking to their father because he misrepresented our situation to them (his wife cut off all ways for me to contact the boys when they made a military move, so I had no way to find them.  They told the boys I basically just didn't want to be bothered contacting them.)  My boys are much older and know better now thankfully.  And I have always been very careful to be as honest as possible with them because I'd rather the OTHER parental units cop that rage thanks :P 


I feel for ya with the diet stuff... DH & I have decided we are going to make the big leap of cutting out sugar.  It's going to require a pretty big shift in our eating as we both love sweets to the point that we now recognize it as a sort of addiction.

 

 

Clay, happy anniversary!!  Your dh sounds so thoughtful to create such a personal gift for you :)  

 

Our anniversary is this saturday,  this is the 10th for us.. I can hardly believe it's been 10 years since we married!  The littles are having a sleepover at nanny's (we're dropping them off at lunchtime saturday) and mum has given us a gift voucher to this lovely little restaurant they love (we've thought about going, but never have as it's a bit $)  And we're going to go see a thoroughly UNromantic movie after dinner lol .. Unknown with Liam Neeson.  Hot damn that man is nice to watch for a couple of hours hehehe. 
 

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post

I'm back!  Well, not that I went anywhere, but "back" from the insane workload of the last few days.  I managed to make the hourly quota but didn't totally hit the number of hours... but I think it'll be ok.

 

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary... 18 years together, 12 years married!  DH made me a necklace using silk thread and pearls (one set of 6 pearls for "everyone" in the family, and flanking sets of 4 pearls on each side for the four kiddos, and the clasp represents the two of us) because silk/pearls are the "12th anniversary items" on the list he has.  :)  I wasn't nearly as crafty, but I used the last of my gift card to get him two magazines he enjoys but never buys for himself.  It was nice, and the kiddos were sweet too.  I'm so lucky!  :)

   

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Good morning everyone!  

 

I'm going to post this and try editing it - I posted to this thread twice yesterday but both posts got lost when the posting part froze up angry.gif I have been quiet online lately - had a six day migraine last week.  Totally stress-related.  Dealing with that.

 

Happy anniversary, Clay!  What a lovely gift your dh made :)  I love that there were *six* pearls.  That is so very sweet.

 

Lioness, I'm sorry you are going through that with your son.  I second the advice others have offered.  It sounds hard to deal with, on top of the diet changes.

 

I am famous for not liking Valentine's Day - the commercialism of it. It's silly, but dh and I traditionally go out for dinner sometime after Valentine's to celebrate Gorbachev's birthday (March 2) and the anniversary of the ending of the Cold War (the wall came down about the time we got together and our early days involved a lot of watching history unfold on TV.)  Dh wouldn't dare get me flowers on V-day.  He did go into the library and pay a fine for me for a lost book yesterday and I did actually get him a Valentine this year which is a big concession on my part, lol! He is having a colonoscopy tomorrow and is anxious about it, understandably.  Me too, really.

 

Congrats ktg on finding a new way to relate. Doing a lot of meditation myself, and keeping track of dreams, etc.  Spent all last night dreaming of partying with the fairies, which was a nice change from stressful anxiety dreams lately, although not a restful sleep, as one might expect..  There was an awful lot of doing ponytails in everyone's hair in different/cool ways....

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treehugger.gifHi everyone!  Just a quick flyby as I was thinking of you all.  Hope yesterday was full of Love for everybody.  Today really needs to be dedicated to some serious decluttering and cleaning.  Thanks for all the well wishes and support about our move to Mexico.  Lots to do! Bolt.gif

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I just realized that I haven't been on MDC in a few weeks.  Way behind, maybe I'll catch up, probably not.  redface.gif

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revolting~ well, 40 there is probably about the equivalent of 80 here, lol..... 
 

cari and clay~ happy anniversaries! our 10th wedding anniversary is this summer. myhowtimesflies, eh? (and cari, yes, LN is lovely to watch. been watching loads of SW special features including him sweating it out with a lightsaber.... ;-)

 

bluets~ let me know how the 77 hobbit goes over. i have it in our queue. i loved it. had the --gasp-- record, too. 

 

also, i'm going to be very interested to hear what all you learn in immunology. i've got such mixed feelings about allergies. the tapping guy had a script he's working on for gluten. i tend to feel things energetically, so i of course lean that way. but i am interested to hear many perspectives, and am enjoying learning from you! 

 

deregulation of GM sugar beets? yipes! still true, though, yes, that GM anything cant be used in something called "organic"?? please say yes........

 


sweetsunshine~ card swap: card exchange. though, no one's PMed me, so..... ;-) 


maia, re: age/etc... i think it all so varies by kid, just like all things. the "tw" was the "the wardrobe" part of "the lion, the witch...." (TLTW&TW) :-) 


aubergine, hugs hon on the migraine! i wondered what hole you were hiding in.... hope you're better now! and finding ways to deal with the stress..... have you tried magnus's migraine tapping script? i LOVE it. (been dealing with one myself. it does help. i am also finding my cell salts really help....)

 

& i love your post-vday birthday celebration. i adore traditions like those. hope you have a wonderful time with it! 

 

 

spent much of sunday getting dirt under my nails. in mom's garden, lol. cant wait to start on mine!

 

ds and i are taking down v-day decor today, and starting on "bring back the snakes" stufff. ;-) i'm going to crochet snakes for the wreath..... hee hee. 

 

hope everyone's doing well.....

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 thanks for the support everybody. it means alot. DS and I had a rough start in life. he has some issues. but i think he is ok now. he hasnt said anything about it. he knows i never lie to him. i cant stand lying to kids.

 

the diet thing wont happen over night. i already bought this months groceries. most of it is diet friendly but some of it is not. i can afford to replace it so i will use it but eat it sparingly. feed most of it to the people who have less problems. everything will be replaced with safe food. so the first of next month is when i can start my 6 weeks of the diet. i ws told to take extra vit c right now and a vitamin. i need to check the vitamins to make sure they dont have anything in it i cant have.

 

clay thanks for the links! as always, so helpful! i have talked my mom (who has worse digestive issues than i do) to get tested for fructose intolerance. she has already ordered the primal diet book.

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feeling a bit overwhelmed and undermotivated lately. i am wondering if some PPD might be setting in, not that i feel bad, but  not wanting to DO anything and then feeling overwhelmed by the amount of crud that needs to be done. so i sort of "hide" on line or by watching crap on tv that i don't really want to watch.

dh gets home from work and is pooped out (he isn't sleeping well) and nothing is getting done here. the house is more messy then i am comfortable with but no one wants to do anything. plus even though dh is all sweet about saying he will do whatever i want, he doesn't actually follow thru so nothing is getting done, or i guess it isn't getting done the way i want it to be done. like he cleaned the bathrooms... BUT he didn't clean the tub, or the toilet or mop the floors. so really it isn't clean. or last night he offered to make dinner, so he makes meat... that is it. nothing else. like that really isn't a meal. i hate being all b!tchy because i know that it sounds that way, but i feel like no one actually does anything completely, so either i do it or i get all uptight about it. 

plus i am feeling guilty/upset/jealous of my friends who are sort of living while i feel like i am in this holding pattern. i want to get going on the yard, but i can't do it alone and dh says he will do things but then the weekend goes by and nothing ever gets done, or he takes FOREVER to do one thing. PLUS since we are renting he doesn't want to DO anything to the yard really. which if we are living here for at least 2 years (possibly more) why the hell not make the yard nice? i want to live some place nice. i look out in the yard and stuff is dead or dirt. i hate it. i want some life here. i mean i guess when it comes down to it, if i want it to happen then i have to make it happen, even if it means i strap fiona in the sling and start digging up the yard and start building a compost bin and start planting... i just want him to want it too. 

 

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What kind of card exchange? And is it like, mailing cards to each other??? Confused still. I would be interested, if I knew what it was...

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Jennifer, I agree completely how confusing the term "allergy" is.  It would be really nice if there was some term between "sensitive" and "allergic" I've found that some don't take "sensitive" serious enough.  

 

After I looked around more, I found that DS had not eaten as much soy yogurt & pudding and I thought. He found my stash of empty cups and was filling these up with the those he did open, so it looked like a bunch more. But after posting here I made him take a bath so I could check him over for hives in his other common areas - luckily only 2 areas had flared up. And the really sensitive hive spot was not even pink (yeah!!), although he would have loved the excuse to be naked for the rest of the day, except for the no going outside part.  His eyes had a really sunken look to them though that he had before we cut dairy.  Another thing I noticed was a lace-like pattern on his upper arms and back. It has a faint texture, like very dry skin with slight raising. Color is somewhat pinker than normal skin and is not terribly bright but definitely there.  By lace-like I mean it is "splotchy" with a pattern. Pink speckles with nickle-sized, round clear/normal areas about every 2 inches.  He complains of it itching.  Does this sound like a funky hive?

 

Odd, unfortunate coincidence, later that night while I was taking out a batch of bird suet cookies from the oven, DD climbed up on a chair at the table and grabbed a piece of pizza cheese from DH's plate. I saw and got it out her hand so she only had a tiny bite. She immediately started rubbing at her eyes and nose and within a couple of minutes "Elmer's Wood Glue" was coming out her nose. (How did her body make that so fast???) I kept her up another 45 minutes to check her for more reactions. By 30-45 minutes she had more "glue" in her chest. Poor baby. This was her first direct intake of dairy, her previous more subtle or delayed issues were from my consumption.  Guess this validates our continued dairy-free diet.

 

In other sad news, DD's teacher's surgery has been postponed. She was hospitalized yesterday with pneumonia.  But she remains upbeat and optimistic. 

 

Good news is I got a new computer today. The old laptop (2004 purchase) had a cracked case, battery wouldn't make connection, power cord random disconnected so it randomly turned off on you, when it did stay on it wouldn't turn off even when you had to to a hard power shutdown (unless you disconnected the power and battery - before it failed) and 4 keys weren't reliably working. -- so needless to say I'm thrilled to have one that works.

 

Also good news, we are up to 9 hours of daylight (10 hours usable light). It is absolutely amazing. This week's words are "brilliant" and "scintillating"

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Good morning all.

 

LM,  (((hugs)))

 

I have been running around the last 2 days and yesterday was so cold here .  I don't think it got over 17 outside and the wind was nasty.  Today I will be trying to catch up on a few things around the house and maybe getting a nap in.

 

I hope everyone has a great day.    For some reason I thought today was Friday?

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Liza- That is my reaction to dairy (mainly) and it took me years to connect my icky nose to dairy.

Sorry to hear ds's teacher has pneuomonia on top of everything else.

 

Mamaofthree- *hugs* thinking of you

 

I have been online just not posting, feeling overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done in the house. There is nothing that has to get done, but I am tired of the constant picking up, and organizing, so I am trying to purge things. this seems to make more of a mess. *ugh* it has become this cycle of me feeling stressed, doing something, feeling more stressed, doing something *ugh*

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Liza, I'm sorry to hear that your son's teacher is ill with something else, too :(  Will be keeping her in my thoughts.

 

Clay, we had a windows-open day on the weekend, too!  And now we're back in the deep freeze. Hooray for you, getting the work done with three young children and first trimester pregnancy as distractions, that's an epic effort.

 

Sweetsunshine, yes it would be a seasonal greeting card exchange.  There is usually one organized on this thread for Yule.  Addresses shared via pm, cards sent out.  (And it is a lovely idea but I'm feeling that I have  a lot on my plate right now and don't want to commit to anything else atm.)

 

Happy anniversary Cari!  I hope you enjoy the movie - I thought it looked intriguing.  I have been thinking I have a sugar problem, too.

 

Happy decluttering, femme rouge!

 

Hey there, Indigo - lovely to see you!  How is school going?
 

aweyn, I totally failed to tap on this one.  Just felt so yuck and stressed that looking up the script was too much to bear.  I am seriously going to print out that script and add it to my migraine remedy box so I don't have to go looking for it.

 

Thanks for reminding me of the snakes!  I have a snake craft I haven't done with the kids in years that I wanted to pull out.this year.  Right now, we are in dinosaur mode.  I had a little guy in my care a few years ago who knew all the proper names for dinos and whether they were Jurassic or Cretaceous - at the age of 2.  So I accumulated quite a lot of dinosaur toys and resources then!  Now I am caring for a little girl who plays dinosaurs constantly and I've been getting all of that stuff out again, requesting dino music and picture books from the library. 

 

Well, dd went to bed with "a strep throat feeling" and dh went to bed having taken purgatives for his procedure this am, and they have both had quite the night.  Still asleep, but bracing myself for what this day is going to shape up to be when they wake.  And a wind chilll in the minus 30s to boot.....

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aubergine, hugs hon on the migraine! i wondered what hole you were hiding in.... hope you're better now! and finding ways to deal with the stress..... have you tried magnus's migraine tapping script? i LOVE it. (been dealing with one myself. it does help. i am also finding my cell salts really help....)

 

& i love your post-vday birthday celebration. i adore traditions like those. hope you have a wonderful time with it! 

 

 

spent much of sunday getting dirt under my nails. in mom's garden, lol. cant wait to start on mine!

 

ds and i are taking down v-day decor today, and starting on "bring back the snakes" stufff. ;-) i'm going to crochet snakes for the wreath..... hee hee. 

 

hope everyone's doing well.....

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Dino music lol.gif

 

Yeah, ds knew he wanted to be a paleontologist from the age of 4. Now he thinks he wants to be an engineer (mechanical, not train, lol) like M. But yeah, that's where I got my name (Maiasaura) from, and he knew, and so did I, all the names of the dinos and what period they came from and all that.
 

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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View PostHad a bit of a turning point in my mind today... I actually disengaged from a conversation once I figured out the person would not listen (yeah its that thread again) any other reasonable POV.  I am proud of myself as normally I would stew on the response, and formulate how to argue my point better and instead I just walked away from it.


Oh, awesome! Doesn't that feel so good? I hate chewing on stuff-- in AA they call that "letting people rent space in my head" and it doesn't affect THEM at all. Just makes us all squirrely. Thanks for the card tip! Must go look! Did they have them in packs, or just individually?



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Originally Posted by wombatclay View PostDH made me a necklace using silk thread and pearls (one set of 6 pearls for "everyone" in the family, and flanking sets of 4 pearls on each side for the four kiddos, and the clasp represents the two of us) because silk/pearls are the "12th anniversary items" on the list he has.  :)  I wasn't nearly as crafty, but I used the last of my gift card to get him two magazines he enjoys but never buys for himself.  It was nice, and the kiddos were sweet too.  I'm so lucky!  :)

Yes, you really are! I thought DH wasn't a gifty sort? That's just extra amazing, then joy.gif

 

Post Punk Kitchen? Srsly?



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Originally Posted by CariOfOz View PostOur anniversary is this saturday,  this is the 10th for us.. I can hardly believe it's been 10 years since we married!  The littles are having a sleepover at nanny's (we're dropping them off at lunchtime saturday) and mum has given us a gift voucher to this lovely little restaurant they love (we've thought about going, but never have as it's a bit $)  And we're going to go see a thoroughly UNromantic movie after dinner lol .. Unknown with Liam Neeson.  Hot damn that man is nice to watch for a couple of hours hehehe. 

 



Wow, another anniversary? Congrats to both you and Clay. Can y'all believe M and I are handfasted almost a year already, too? March 7th. I won't be up there till the 10th, but we're going to celebrate love.gif And check this out: one of his work buddies wants, with his wife, to get together with M and me as a couple orngbiggrin.gif How cool is that? It'll be our first time with friends, together. I feel so validated lol.gif

 

And what you said, about LM's situation. That's exactly what I was trying to say, but you said it better. As always smile.gif

 

Diet changes: sugar, YES, addiction. Nobody ever believes me, but yeah, I do full-on believe that sugar is addicting. Especially for alkies or people with alcoholism in the family. Tell you what, though, the farther away from it, the easier. Nobody knows better than me! I still LURVE it, but it's a lot easier to say No when I've been away from it for awhile. Once I have it? Ye Gods, it wants more of itself, and I can.NOT.control.it. at all.



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Originally Posted by Aubergine68 View PostSpent all last night dreaming of partying with the fairies, which was a nice change from stressful anxiety dreams lately, although not a restful sleep, as one might expect..  There was an awful lot of doing ponytails in everyone's hair in different/cool ways....


What a wicked cool dream!!!

 



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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Postderegulation of GM sugar beets? yipes! still true, though, yes, that GM anything cant be used in something called "organic"?? please say yes........

 


sweetsunshine~ card swap: card exchange. though, no one's PMed me, so..... ;-) 


maia, re: age/etc... i think it all so varies by kid, just like all things. the "tw" was the "the wardrobe" part of "the lion, the witch...." (TLTW&TW) :-) 

 

 

ds and i are taking down v-day decor today, and starting on "bring back the snakes" stufff. ;-) i'm going to crochet snakes for the wreath..... hee hee. 


I don't think so...about the beets. I think they don't have to label it at all. It's getting right awful, really.

 

You know I want to do the exchange!

 

Yeah. It does vary by kid. I thought I made that disclaimer? If not, I'm sorry. I meant to smile.gif

 

Snakes, lol, I am just celebrating Irishness. We're having corned beef, in the crock pot, and colcannon, and soda bread.

Y'all know (or maybe not) I have this huge affinity for Ireland, who knows why, but I have for a long time now. I thought it'd be such a dream-come-true to have an Irish guy since I can't just Become Irish all on my own (altho M says I am Irish by injection duck.gifredface.gif)-- and not only did I find my true love, but he's IRISH luxlove.gif OMG, first generation American, he is. He had an accent as a very little, tried to squelch it in school because he got made fun of. And the teachers all told him he wasn't speaking correctly greensad.gifAnd now he's just gobsmacked that I get so turned on by that accent biggrinbounce.gif

 



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Originally Posted by mamaofthree View Postfeeling a bit overwhelmed and undermotivated lately. i am wondering if some PPD might be setting in, not that i feel bad, but  not wanting to DO anything and then feeling overwhelmed by the amount of crud that needs to be done. so i sort of "hide" on line or by watching crap on tv that i don't really want to watch.


Gee, I can't imagine why. MO3, you're a NEW MOM. Again. Take it easy, mama! There's time-aplenty to do all that stuff. Just rest, eh? Or go outside if you wanna, but don't make it cause you HAFTA hug2.gif

 



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Originally Posted by Aeress View PostThere is nothing that has to get done, but I am tired of the constant picking up, and organizing, so I am trying to purge things. this seems to make more of a mess. *ugh* it has become this cycle of me feeling stressed, doing something, feeling more stressed, doing something *ugh*


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Sometimes. I feel like I need to deep-clean my house, again, but I don't WANNA.

 

M is home sick for the 2nd day, with a fever. It got to 102*!!! Please light candles for him, or keep him in your thoughts, if y'all have the time. Remember he has leukemia and fever can be fatal. I think he's pulling out of it, but still, extra energy won't hurt. Plus he really can't afford the days off greensad.gif

He's listening to me, though, and resting and staying in bed. He felt hungry earlier and did eat. I think that's a great sign.

 

DS is going on a campout at his martial arts teacher's house this weekend. It was supposed to be last weekend, but it got canceled b/c so many of the kids had to make up snow days at school on Saturday. So while he's away, I've signed up for a 5-hour Hoodoo workshop thumb.gif I'm very excited. Grown-up time, all for me!

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I'm in lurk mode...

 

Holding everyone who needs it in a Light Bubble!

 

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Hi all, this is a fly by post. Real life is a wee hectic currently. Happy anniversary Clay! The necklace your Dh made sounds lovely.

 

Just as we were starting to bloom a touch here we have a threat of snow on the valley floor. Grrr lol. Not cool, not cool. But yesterday it poured rain for hours and at least at the current moment the sun is shining. We shall see.

 

Digestive issues here and interstitial cystitis. Chronic illness blows. Back to the dr in a couple weeks for more info on where we go from here.

 

My spent some fun time with my Dd shopping yesterday. She's doing so great in college. Getting all B+'s right now. Grades are a foreign concept to us so it's kind of funny!

 

Been working a lot on my tattoo image... there are a lot of bird drawings on my counter right now :)

 

Love and good things to everyone. I'd love to be in on the card swap for the equinox.

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gifty from DH- yeah, he really isn't the "gift" sort of guy (I was honestly expecting a nice homemade meal and the oil changed in my vehicle LOL) so it was pretty sweet.  And that he went to the craft store and bought beads and thread and worked out the symbolism and made it look nice?  I'm swooning.  :)

 

post punk kitchen- yup.  It's a PBS cooking show (vegan, with gfree and sugar free options).  They have some books too... Vegan CupCakes Take Over the World is (I think) one of theirs.

 

sweetsunshine- the pagan mama thread usually has a "Yule Card Exchange" where people who want to participate provide their snail mail addy (off board, usually via PM) and then sends a card to everyone on the final lsit.  Often handmade cards, or kiddo art, though store bought or repurposed cards are totally fine too!  It's just nice to get a bunch of holiday cards for "our" holidays.

 

Ummmm... something else I wanted to mention, but can't remember what it was!  Argh!

 

Ro has colored herself yellow in an attempt to replicate the Goldfinger myth from mythbusters (lemon scented crayola thank gods it's washable marker).  She smells like a car freshener and looks...well... yellow and splotchy.  Not really her color.

 

Oh, right!  LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of a snake wreath!  Snakes on a wreath!  LOL  DH is a dual citizen (Irish/American) and we both come from big Irish-Italian families.  St Pat's really isn't much of a celebration in Ireland (well, they've imported it from the US recently, but traditionally it's sort of a "non-issue" there.... kind of like Vampires on Halloween in the Buffy-verse?).  We celebrate mostly as an Irish culture day with traditional foods and whatnot.  It's never been about the shifting religions or colonial history for us... kind of like how Columbus Day or Thanksgiving Day are "just" celebrations to some people but really significant symbols of oppression to others?  I can appreciate the why/how/wherefore of avoiding St Pat's, but it's not how our family has addressed it.  :)  But I totally want snakes on a wreath.  :)

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oooh a card exchange? i must have skipped over thhat part.....

i get lost sometimes cause there is so much to read. lol.

 

digestive issues are yucky. i really think i am addicted to HFCS. i get jumpy and irritable and crave it after 3 days. so i start to feel better and cant say no to the craving, drink a pop, then 3 days later i feel icky again until it has been 3 days since i drank the pop. or in this case... ate a whole tub of those candy slices :(  now that i have the diagnosis, it seems to make sense that it works like that. here i thought it was the dairy.

 

it seems like everybody here has been sick all winter long, but that isnt the case. when i actually think about it. only one person is sick at a time. we have 6 people. so 2 colds last 6 weeks. one week for each person. we just take turns. it always seems to be a head cold. we all get stuffed up with a headache and stomache and then we get better. usually with no vomiting or whatever. the only one who really whines like a baby is DH. OMG the sky is falling. pass me the nyquil, get your hippy med away from me! acck! type stuff. so when he steps outside i put eucalyptus in the diffuser, make homemade bone broth chicken soup with lots of good stuff in it, try to make him slow down and rest, and try to ignore the craziness that comes out of his mouth. i know he notices that he gets better faster when i do that, but i wish i could gag him sometimes.

 

today we will be staying home again. no outings. which is too bad cause DSD just started TKD. this will be the 2nd class she missed but i think she might be coming down with something. she said she didnt feel well this morning. i still feel icky, and DD2 still has a snotty nose. hopefully the oils in the diffuser will help it drain today. we can do it again next week though. we gotta go. gotta keep my hands off the sugar.

 

UnschoolnMa- i know chronic illness sucks. :hugs

 

 

snakes- i just found this blog post...

http://godsrbored.blogspot.com/2006/03/bring-back-snakes.html

i thought it was cute

 

another one that explains some more

http://www.examiner.com/paganism-in-national/saint-patrick-s-snakes-and-toads

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busy busy busy day today.  got to see two clients, did bodywork on one of them.  stuffed my foot in my mouth during the second visit - i swear, the kid's mom looked pregnant and i've seen her before and, it's not that she's overweight or anything, it's more that she moves like she's pregnant.  kid was asking the whole time "nurse nurse"  (the child is just shy of 2 yrs old).  we had been talking about how pulsatilla children are draining on their moms, and about nursing/breastfeeding, so i then blurted out at the end, "so are you planning on tandem nursing?"  "oh, i'm not pregnant, that's a tough one... i haven't really thought about it yet..."  insert foot in mouth.  suck on toes.

 

glorious day here otherwise.  almost didn't want to come in to work.  

 

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