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also popping in for news...

 

maxs: from the 2 properties we've bought and watchng other friends go through the process I know this...it's helacious...but worth it.  Stay strong, sister!! thumb.gif

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Clay had her baby!  I'll let her give the details, though.  joy.gif

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Congrats Clay.  I am so happy for you and your family:)  Congrats!

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Woohoo Clay!! And welcome new baby!  Hope everyone is doing fine, resting easy and enjoying a well deserved babymoon!

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Yay, Clay!! Happy baby time!

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Okay, so, if there's a pagan ezine that has had 3 issues out, and I've had something published in each one... does that make me a regular contributor? biggrinbounce.gif

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Thread Starter 

Welcome baby!!! And happy equinox, y'all!

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Morning:)  Happy Autumn and to Cari Happy Spring:)  Two of my favorite times of the year.  Anyone doing anything special today?  I am putting off my plans one more day as DH is out of town until tomorrow:(  We will have a special family din din and some decorating.  The decorating will take up the weekend.  I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.

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Originally Posted by redveg View PostMorning:)  Happy Autumn and to Cari Happy Spring:)  Two of my favorite times of the year.  Anyone doing anything special today?


Nope. It was pouring rain, though it's not now. It's supposed to storm all day. Plus I'm on the weight-loss phase of the diet again, so not eating.

 

I'm having a really shitty day, already. I'm so bloody sick of ds's ADHD I could scream. Well-- no. I'm already screamed out for the day. I was screamed out within the first 20 minutes of the day-- before 7:30am bawling.gif What I am sick of is having stress-filled screamfests every freaking morning and evening. EVERY.single.day. I would just die for a peaceful start to my day, for a change. I thought after years on meds-- the counselor said he's supposed to learn skills while on the meds that he can take into the times when he's not on the meds. Instead, he's gotten exponentially worse (off the meds-- morning and evening) over the past year. WAY, way worse. I am so tired of standing over him and micromanaging. He can't handle ANYthing unless medicated. And hardly even then greensad.gif I feel like such a failure as a mom. I try so hard. I doubt things are ever going to get easier, either gloomy.gif Because ds has two alcoholic parents-- the stats are pretty grim. So I go from ADHD to alcoholism-- well, yes, I'm projecting. I really, REALLY hope not. But I sure can see myself sitting up nights, not sleeping, with him as a teen staying up high all night and making reckless, stupid choices.

post #150 of 211

Long over due catch up:

Wolfcat - I would say YES!! that makes you a regular contributor orngbiggrin.gif

 

DOK - I read a review on the Secret Circle and I'll be honest, it makes me crawl back into the broom closet a bit since I wonder if this is how people will see witches (good, vs evil and all the Craft like).  I am sorry to hear the lack of sympathy in your community- seriously WTH is wrong with people that no one can offer a simple sympathetic smile or a word of kindness. 

 

Maxs- congratulations on the new property!!  I'm sure everything will smooth out between you & your ILs, purchasing property is such a stressful event and yours sounded like a doozy of a time!

 

Happy Mabon Everyone - Today our plans are getting over this nasty cold that we all seem to have. DS1 has had a croupy cough for the past week with fevers, DS2 fevers a bit of a cough and is just plain miserable.  I have a wonderful sinus cold and DH got the same from me.   Welcome to fall!!  I'll see if I can whip up a simple soup today for us and keep it going all day long. 

 

Maia - I can just offer hugs as I can't imagine the scream-fest with a child with ADHD.  We have minor scream-fests in the morning for us (because everyone is running behind) or DH gets on DS, then DS yells back, and then I yell at DH (double yuck!)   You are not a failure, you are doing everything in your power to help him, now he has to help himself and take some of the responsibility on.  hug2.gif

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Maia, (((hugs)))

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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Postnow he has to help himself and take some of the responsibility on.  hug2.gif


That's the problem. He is not capable. At all. I've been told by a couple of different couselors that I can not expect a nearly-11yo child with this severe of ADHD to do anything for himself. Not even one-direction tasks greensad.gif


 

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Morning:)  Happy Autumn and to Cari Happy Spring:)  Two of my favorite times of the year.  Anyone doing anything special today?  I am putting off my plans one more day as DH is out of town until tomorrow:(  We will have a special family din din and some decorating.  The decorating will take up the weekend.  I hope everyone enjoys the weekend.


What are your decorating plans? We had outdoor plans, but the weather and my partner's work schedule is not cooperating. Looking for some last minute ideas...
 

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Nope. It was pouring rain, though it's not now. It's supposed to storm all day. Plus I'm on the weight-loss phase of the diet again, so not eating.

 

I'm having a really shitty day, already. I'm so bloody sick of ds's ADHD I could scream. Well-- no. I'm already screamed out for the day. I was screamed out within the first 20 minutes of the day-- before 7:30am bawling.gif What I am sick of is having stress-filled screamfests every freaking morning and evening. EVERY.single.day. I would just die for a peaceful start to my day, for a change. I thought after years on meds-- the counselor said he's supposed to learn skills while on the meds that he can take into the times when he's not on the meds. Instead, he's gotten exponentially worse (off the meds-- morning and evening) over the past year. WAY, way worse. I am so tired of standing over him and micromanaging. He can't handle ANYthing unless medicated. And hardly even then greensad.gif I feel like such a failure as a mom. I try so hard. I doubt things are ever going to get easier, either gloomy.gif Because ds has two alcoholic parents-- the stats are pretty grim. So I go from ADHD to alcoholism-- well, yes, I'm projecting. I really, REALLY hope not. But I sure can see myself sitting up nights, not sleeping, with him as a teen staying up high all night and making reckless, stupid choices.

I don't know much about ADHD, but I know this: You are a wonderful mom and your DS is lucky to have someone trying so hard to help him overcome the ADHD. hug2.gif
 

 

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That's the problem. He is not capable. At all. I've been told by a couple of different couselors that I can not expect a nearly-11yo child with this severe of ADHD to do anything for himself. Not even one-direction tasks greensad.gif


 


When you move up here, you should be able to get better help for him (schools/programs and docs).  Also there are a lot of special needs group here in MA.  And since we will be relatively close, we can get together at least once a month (possibly more depending on what town you end up in.

 

I know how hard it is.  I really do.  Please don't give up hope.  


Edited by DaughterOfKali - 9/27/11 at 2:13pm
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Yay Clay!!! Thinking of you and your family.

 

*hugs* Maia - strength and patience coming your way. You are very dedicated to him and in the long run, that will make a big difference.

 

I'm feeling awesome today, and yes it is raining...by the way, Happy Fall Equinox (and Spring for Cari!)

 

I am off to volunteer...most of the weekend and Pagan Pride on Sunday! Hope to pop in if I can, but otherwise I will catch up Monday.

post #156 of 211

(((Maia)))

 

 

Mabon: have to delay any plans... I have sprained ribs and spained neck and need to "take it easy". (do not turn around if vaccuming the stairs... vaccum falling on ones back is not nice)

 

Came home to a sick dog and a trashed lobby... Yuck! DS cleaned most of it. I'm blessed to have this kid!

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Nope. It was pouring rain, though it's not now. It's supposed to storm all day. Plus I'm on the weight-loss phase of the diet again, so not eating.

 

I'm having a really shitty day, already. I'm so bloody sick of ds's ADHD I could scream. Well-- no. I'm already screamed out for the day. I was screamed out within the first 20 minutes of the day-- before 7:30am bawling.gif What I am sick of is having stress-filled screamfests every freaking morning and evening. EVERY.single.day. I would just die for a peaceful start to my day, for a change. I thought after years on meds-- the counselor said he's supposed to learn skills while on the meds that he can take into the times when he's not on the meds. Instead, he's gotten exponentially worse (off the meds-- morning and evening) over the past year. WAY, way worse. I am so tired of standing over him and micromanaging. He can't handle ANYthing unless medicated. And hardly even then greensad.gif I feel like such a failure as a mom. I try so hard. I doubt things are ever going to get easier, either gloomy.gif Because ds has two alcoholic parents-- the stats are pretty grim. So I go from ADHD to alcoholism-- well, yes, I'm projecting. I really, REALLY hope not. But I sure can see myself sitting up nights, not sleeping, with him as a teen staying up high all night and making reckless, stupid choices.

 

*bighugs* That's beyond trying, Maia. I wish I had a solution for you. Maybe a new counselor is in order? Not that you want to do that until you get up north, but still.
 

 

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What are your decorating plans? We had outdoor plans, but the weather and my partner's work schedule is not cooperating. Looking for some last minute ideas...

 



It's raining here too but I have pumpkins, gourds, orange lights, acorns and some leaves I have collected from the woods, some awesome branches, and I am going to be searching for other items this weekend to finish but that pretty much it.I like to get as much as I can from nature. Plus candles of course.

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Happy Equinox!  :)

 

And thanks for all the wonderful birth wishes!  I have a birth story thread over in my DDC http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1330719/she-s-finally-here#post_16670804 and there are pictures on FB  

 
She beat her induction by a few hours (we were supposed to get to the hospital at 7:30, but we got there a bit after 4am and she was born at 9:19am on the 21st).  The older kiddos are thrilled with their sister, but a bit wonky due to several days of messed up routines and "no mama".  We had to stay a bit longer than planned at the hospital and that really threw them, but baby and I are doing fine and home now (my cell and laptop didn't work at the hospital so I couldn't update all ya'll... talk about frustration!).
 
And it's a good thing that labor started on it's own... they would have sent me home because the L&D ward was swamped.  My midwife was there for 36 hours and during that time she caught SEVEN babies (three of them VBACs!), and she wasn't the only person catching babies.  They were talking about sending babies through the nursery in shifts when Tiel and I were discharged there were so many kiddos!  (all 30 postpartum suites were either in use or being prepped for new moms).
 
Oh, right!  Tiel Giovanna.  :) LOL  Tiel is a character from a Patricia McKillip book as well as an ancient city in the Netherlands famous for it'[s apple orchards and festivals.  We hadn't planned on that name... we changed our planned name to Tiel on the Sat before her birth for several reasons.  There were some really amazing "coincidences" that put that name front and center and convinced us to change the name we'd been calling her since the very beginning. 
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Oh, right!  Tiel Giovanna.  :) LOL  Tiel is a character from a Patricia McKillip book as well as an ancient city in the Netherlands famous for it'[s apple orchards and festivals.  We hadn't planned on that name... we changed our planned name to Tiel on the Sat before her birth for several reasons.  There were some really amazing "coincidences" that put that name front and center and convinced us to change the name we'd been calling her since the very beginning. 


Sorry to have to ask this but how do you pronounce Tiel?  Is it like 'teal'?  redface.gif

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