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Rain!!!!!!!

 

and slowly improving.



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post #202 of 211

Did anyone see Amy Brenneman on the Talk yesterday? She talked about celebrating the solstices and her "Girl Tribe" and described herself as "Witchy" It was pretty cool.  For her to be so open was amazing:)

 

So how is everyone doing?  I am so Happy today is Friday.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Afternoon Dears! I just started some fall decorating, my goal is to do it tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, I am entering a pumpkin pie contest, mine is a pecan, caramel and pumpkin pie. Sounds good, right? I need to clean the kitchen and then I can begin baking.

 

I am a bit behind. Sending love to all!

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I'm making apple fritters tonight with apples from my own tree. And I wanted to share this with some of you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAGMATHlSK4
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Ms. Maiasaura:  This is why I will never be a realtor -- I get that the prospective buyer is supposed to imagine the space as their own but how is a scarecrow here, a leaf wreath there making it "YOURS"  --- blah.  (maybe it's just the northeast, everyone freaking decorates for fall here!!)  The lady I bought our house from had soup on the stove and her kids hanging out in the basement the first time we came to see the house so what the hell do I know about these rules!! 

 

Interesting about M and his daughter.  I suppose not answering is some kind of stand.  I know you likely want him to speak his mind and be honest about the situation but he didn't answer and say "okay, C can stay here" -  baby steps?  How did he introduce you when you met her?  Where did you guys meet for this introduction?  I hope I'm not asking too many questions but I'm intrigued.  

 

Valerie!!! RAIN!!!  HOOO RAH!!!!!  

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philomom and aeress: you are making me HUNGRY!!!  

 

and philomom, I like that song.  I'm a sucker for the fiddle!!  *rock me goddess in the gentle arms of eden*  - really catchy!!  

 

I did FINALLY get to a bit of fall decorating...leaf wreath on the door, pumpkins and star clings on the stair windows, our scarecrow *bill* keeping a lookout for the front door.  Next week I'm hoping to get the paints out with Z and get some pumpkin/leaf/apple garland going on in the dining room!  

 

post #207 of 211

Fly by Hiiiiiii!  There's a pagan podcast story on my website (free) for those who are interested.

 

I'm getting cramps again.  Already.  So, I guess it's a good thing my uterus is being taken out.  But, there's a part of me that is in panic because my biological clock (and heart) would love another baby.  Of course, my brain knows that is nonsensical thinking.  Still, it makes my heart sad.

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Hey there Pagan peeps!  It's OCTOBER!!!!

 

New thread started HERE.  :)

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Ok, so I know it's October, but I've been reading the thread and thought I'd join in.  We were professional xians in the past (as in that's literally what paid the bills) and surrounded on all sides by xians and fundamentalists in the family.  The last few years have been a journey away from all of that as I struggled with identifying my path.

 

I was doing some research last year on Christmas/Yule/Solstice since my new BIL has some very non-mainstream xian/fundy views.  He's also quite wrong in his understanding of some of them, but it was a fascinating exercise since I found myself identifying with and drawn to paganism along the way.  Dorothy Morrison's "Yule" was my gateway.

 

If I'm honest with myself, I've been drawn to this path for a good long while (it's actually one of the things I always appreciated about MDC and the fairly active pagan community here), but since I'm still trying to unwrap myself, I've been hesitant to speak the words out loud.  It took me a couple of months to be able to work up the courage to broach the topic with dh.  I shouldn't have been so uncertain, dh was surprisingly on the same page and probably braver than I am.  Then again, one of his coworkers is Wiccan and I should have picked up on the shift in him when he was talking about the discussions he's had with his coworker.

 

The aforementioned BIL is pretty rabidly anti-pagan which puts us in a very awkward spot. While I can remain in the closet as it were with the family (we've been avoiding all discussion of god with them for years), I would like to find a locally community to connect with.  In the meantime, I was hoping this thread might be a good start...I hope that's ok.

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Pampered Mom- I think your path will resonate with many of us on this thread. I am out in some ways, and not in others. My family knows some of my beliefs and has chosen to "ignore" others. I have found that my path is still winding, and growing wider in many ways and smaller in others. My journey away from Xtianity started many years ago, but I tried my hardest to tell myself that it was a matter of finding the right church, rather than a new belief. We were even regular attenders of a Free Methodist church for several yrs, our two girls were even baptized and then we just didn't feel comfortable there anymore and stopped attending. We were churchless for a long time. We now attend a UU church for its community and beliefs. I am a solitary practioner, which works for me. Dh calls himself a Universalist, he believes in God. I call myself earth centered at times, pagan at other times and sometimes I choose not to even define myself with a title. Being out in my church and close friends feels safe and right, but in the general society I tend to come off as a "hippie". Lol

 

Well, my rambling brain is out of steam, so I hope it gave you some insight into my path, which is just one example of the many paths that can be taken. Welcome to our circle! May you find comfort, light and love! In the past, we have discussed more serious subjects but as the circle has grown it can get a bit mucky trying to keep track of the more serious stuff among the more daily life stuff.

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostMs. Maiasaura:  This is why I will never be a realtor -- I get that the prospective buyer is supposed to imagine the space as their own but how is a scarecrow here, a leaf wreath there making it "YOURS"  --- blah.  (maybe it's just the northeast, everyone freaking decorates for fall here!!)  The lady I bought our house from had soup on the stove and her kids hanging out in the basement the first time we came to see the house so what the hell do I know about these rules!! 

 

Interesting about M and his daughter.  I suppose not answering is some kind of stand.  I know you likely want him to speak his mind and be honest about the situation but he didn't answer and say "okay, C can stay here" -  baby steps?  How did he introduce you when you met her?  Where did you guys meet for this introduction?  I hope I'm not asking too many questions but I'm intrigued.  

 

I'm going to ask her. We've been camping at a Pagan event for the weekend cold.gif (40* at night! Saturday was only 50ish during the day, and windy). Y'all-- Tuatha Dea is a fantastic band. Off to peruse their YouTube stuff!

 

M-- good POV, vydalea, thanks for the perspective. You have a valid point.

I met L (his dd) and D (his ex) and his 8yo grandson (M, also... named for M! heartbeat.gif) back in the summer. I think over July 4th. It was at M's apartment. They all came over for....hmm, some reason. They were gracious, as was I. They've all known about me from the giddy-up, back in November '09, but they were all very hostile to the idea. They wouldn't even entertain the idea of M with another woman, even though M and D have been divorced since....hmm, 2000 maybe? 1999? eyesroll.gif They're finally warming up to the idea of me, as in, it's obvious so far that I'm not going away, nor is this relationship going anywhere, but they still won't get together. As in, they want M to come over for Thanksgiving, but they haven't, nor do I expect them to, invite me.

Thankfully M doesn't even want to go-- he is very much the traditionalist with that holiday, as in, extended family around the table, huge turkey and veggies and what-not, pie, etc. and last year he said he was really disappointed because L and C were in the bedroom, probably getting high, D was in her room reading a romance novel, little M was playing, and he sat there alone in the living room. Plus what food there was, was either buffet-style, or eat it as it gets done cooking, whenever you feel like it. I agree-- that's not Thanksgiving. So I'm going there joy.gif And I am going to make a turkey breast in the crock pot for the two of us yummy.gif We can eat off that all the weekend!



I don't know how to carry over responses to the new thread, like Cari was able to do, so here y'all go. The last post of September smile.gif

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