Sunshine, your profile pic is so cute!!
Originally Posted by vydalea
I've been lurking around your message board for a month and thought it was high time I revealed myself! I started getting to know more about paganism as I did my Treasure Map this year and have found it to be very much in line with my hybrid mishmash of beliefs. I have already learned so much from you ladies!
Welcome and MM! My ds is 10yo, and in hindsight-- oh my, I wanted to do so much for him, but now I realize that 1yo is way too little to absorb anything Even two is, IMO. I did start "waking up" the trees and all, on Imbolc, with him, at around 2yo, but I don't think he remembers it. We did a baby blessing too, at 6mo old, though my family of origin was not there. My mom was kind of mortified that I didn't have him baptized, though she's not really religious (it's just What You Do). I said "why would I do that?" and she sputtered and said "well...um...to save his soul!", to which I replied that in my faith tradition, we don't believe the soul needs saving. End of conversation.
Now that he's 10, though, he is thinking about taking Catholic lessons, and if he did, he'd have to go and get himself baptized. He likes the ritual of Catholicism, but he thinks grown-up church is boring
Originally Posted by wombatclay
Circle o' Life- one of our chicks has gone to the coop in the sky... they don't have names yet since they're still pretty much uniform in looks/attitude but we think this chick was the "bottom rung" of the flock and was killed by the other birds. Chickens can be fairly nasty/cannibalistic and "hen pecked" isn't just a phrase... they really will peck each other to death if things go "wrong", and, well, looks like things went wrong. :(
Oh, no yeah, "pecking order" comes from that, too. Poor little thing. Glad your DH found it first. The coop sounds sweet! Nearly big enough for a studio apartment
Originally Posted by _ktg_
Is everyone from our circle in MA ok? I just saw this morning about the tornadoes which tore through the state yesterday.
Keeping everyone in my thoughts right now with this and hopefully we can get through this violent spring.
Maia - sorry to hear about PSG, though I still want to check it out but the price is steeeeeeep. Awesome news about the house and the recapture tax. Hopefully you can book those tickets soon for MA.
Yeah, I was on the phone with M every 10 minutes making sure he was OK. He's on the 2nd floor, and couldn't get out either door because the hail was blocking them shut. So I said "What are you going to do??" and he said "Eat ice cream"
Steep? You think? I think it's an incredible deal considering what you get. I can't imagine getting away with that kind of price for any other vacation. You'd have to spend the money for food anyway, for a week, and all the workshops and music and what-not are free, once you're in. You'd have to spend the gas money anyway. You'd have to pay for lodging and food and whatever. I dunno, I think it's a sweet deal, always have. I just can't justify the gas this year, and the two motel stays, and road food.
Yeah, I am VERY stoked about the recapture tax not being an issue. Plus, because of some mistakes, it looks to the IRS like I made $96,000 the year I bought my house (as IF!!!! I sure wish.) so there's no way my income will look like "significantly more" than at closing. And I will have to take a hit on the price of the house-- I can't even list it for much more than, say, $10K LESS than what I paid for it. So yeah, I think I'm in the clear
As for MA-- my ex roomie hasn't called back yet. I really, really need to cement a caregiver so I can get tix before they skyrocket! I'm pretty anxious, but trying to leave it to the Universe.