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post #121 of 217
I'm doing a Harvest Tea for my girlfriends this Sunday. Sausage quiche, biscuits and maybe some root veggie soup in tiny carved pumpkins. can you tell I've got the Sunset magazine cover in front of me? For decoration, fall mums and maybe a few colorful leaves.
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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View PostI want to learn about runes... My family comes from the north of France, in an area where it's very likely that our ancestors were Viking... I want to learn more... Thor's movie sparked DS's interrest for the subject (lol!) so this becomes a mother/son project. :-)

 

This is a really cool site: http://www.mystic-mouse.co.uk/Runes/Runehome.htm

I don't know much of anything about Runes, but one year at PSG I got a REALLY cool set from Roberta Stewart, the widow of fallen soldier Patrick Stewart, who was the first (I believe) to get his pentacle on his gravestone. I very highly value this Rune set even though I don't know much about how to use them. When I get in the mood (or remember, LOL) I draw one a day and look it up on this site. It helps to remember them a little bit if I only do one at a time.

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Maia- I'm glad the doc visit went well!  I hope things continue like that.  :)  For the turkey... just check the wrapper.  A lot of conventional birds will have been treated with broth or flavoring or something equally ugh because it makes the meat "juicy/tender" even if it gets overbaked or whatever.  Almost every store bought turkey will have a 1-800 number on it though and it's easy to find out what was used.  And there are certainly brands that don't add anything though these often cost a bit more and they can be a bit twitchier to cook well.

 

ktg-

1.5 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking pwdr

.5 tsp salt

.25 tsp cinnamon

.25 tsp nutmeg

2 large eggs at room temp

.25 cup veggie oil

.5 cup milk of choice (soy, cow, rice, nut, etc)

 

preheat to 350, mix dry ingredients in one bowl & wet ingredients in another (whisk till smooth), add dry to wet ingredients and combine well.  Fill donut baking pans with dough (you can use muffin tins or mini bundt pans too) and bake ~15 minutes/clean toothpick test.  Remove from oven and dredge through spiced sugar (.5 cup sugar, 2tsp cinnamon, .5tsp nutmeg, pinch of salt, dash of clove) while donut is still warm.  Makes 8-10 depending on the size of the donut pan.

 

 Harvest tea- that sounds beautiful and so much fun!

 

Craziness- DH picked the girls up from afterschool yesterday but had to go back to the lab with them.  It was supposed to be a quick "ten minute" sort of visit but it turned out that the support staff hadn't prepped anything.  I had ds and the babe from 2pm-a few minutes past 8pm and since dh was bringing home dinner it was an extra long wait.  Of course, dh had both dd1 and dd2 at his lab from 5:30-7:30 so it wasn't giggles and games for him either.  Though apparently the girls had fun eating dinner out of a vending machine and playing Sesame Street games on one of the computers there.  In fact, dd1 asked this morning if they could do it again!  LOL

 

dok- thinking of you sweetie!  Hope you're resting easy and feeling fine!

 

runes/Asatru- There is a facebook page for Temple of Our Heathen Gods that has a section devoted to child friendly books, tools, rituals, and stories related to Asatru and Idavelli Hof has another kiddo friendly collection of resources.  I think the Hof has a link to the Viking Answer Lady, but if not, she rocks!  Anything and everything Norse... she has it covered.  It's a fabulous resource for anyone (it's a secular/scholarly type site) who wants to know about the vikings/their world.  Oh, and there is a fun Samhain craft in Celebrating the Great Mother that makes runes from beans... later in the year you plant specific runes to grow that attribute.  With Samhain coming right up that could be a nice craft!

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Originally Posted by philomom View PostSausage quiche


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Originally Posted by wombatclay View PostMaia- I'm glad the doc visit went well!  I hope things continue like that.  :)  For the turkey... just check the wrapper.  A lot of conventional birds will have been treated with broth or flavoring or something equally ugh because it makes the meat "juicy/tender" even if it gets overbaked or whatever.  Almost every store bought turkey will have a 1-800 number on it though and it's easy to find out what was used.  And there are certainly brands that don't add anything though these often cost a bit more and they can be a bit twitchier to cook well.

 

That donut recipe sounds yummy and amazing! I think I will try to bake some for ds's Halloween party, or maybe just for him. The school Halloween party I'd have to like quadruple it! Plus...no donut thingies; I'd have to do them in muffin tins, which, what, do they come out like donut-flavored blobs, then? lol.gif

 

Turkey: I want a bone-in turkey breast. JUST a turkey breast. No "turkey roll", no boneless. A real, honest-to-goodness turkey breast. I will have to keep checking. The Walmart site said my store has it, but they don't. I checked the ingredients online and it says "Turkey". Yay!

 

Dr visit: One can hope. M still has a huge mental stigma (against mental health meds, go figure eyesroll.gif). I hold out hope, though. He has had a couple of really clear, focused days at work. Yay again!

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Also, I have been on a cooking binge today. I am in the next phase of the diet, where I am allowed to eat again! Woohoo! I haven't even gone over daily calorie allotment and I feel like I've eaten a whole horse. Yikes.

But anyway, I wanted to cook some things ahead of time, for ease. I made a meat sauce. DS can have it with spaghetti. I will eat it from a bowl, or with zucchini "noodles". I can't have spaghetti squash just yet. I made a mini meat loaf with the other half of the ground beef. I pulled leftover pork roast out of the freezer from last time I was on this phase, and separated the meat out. I made 4 chicken legs, and have two left over (one each for ds and one for me-- ds had also quinoa and broccoli, and I had broccoli).

 

I put the bones from the pork roast and the chicken legs in the crock pot and am attempting my first bone broth.

 

Did I make anything else? headscratch.gif I forgot.

 

Friday, if I'm in the mood, I may attempt those donuts. I found 3 metal Christmas tins at the Goodwill for 50c each to give away treats in for the holiday season. I was going to just do chocolate chip cookies, but I may do brownies and if those donuts freeze well, I may include some of those. Or maybe fudge. I don't know that I'd be safe around fudge, so maybe not. I am wanting to get all that stuff done ahead of time!

 

Speaking of Christmas-- my mom's 75th birthday is December 12th. My brother wants to do a big hoopla, but maybe not till summer, to give family time to gather and make plans and not have to drive down to VaBeach in the cold months. So what he is thinking is to distract my mom by having a family dinner at Christmas time, just him, his two dd's, me, my ds, and Mom's boyfriend. I haven't seen my brother or his girls in years for Christmas-- which means, getting extra gifts. I have NO idea what to get them. My brother has buttloads of money and has everything he could possibly need. His two dd's are 17 and 22 and spoiled rotten. They have everything they need or want, too. I remember one year his younger dd, 13 at the time, raked in SEVEN HUNDRED BUCKS in addition to the huge living-room-floorful of presents. And she didn't even-- it didn't faze her at all. She was happy, but she wasn't surprised or amazed. I usually send them a small gift card to like Starbucks or a movie or Burger King or something. But I feel like if we're there, I should get physical things. What can I get them that looks nice but doesn't cost much? I got them books one year...but honestly, I don't think they read. Unless it's online. And not literature. Gah. Maybe I should make them a tinful of cookies.

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Harvest Tea sounds like a lot of fun!  I hope you go for the root veggie soup in pumpkins that sounds awesome.

 

ktg, when you make those donuts will you send me one?  hahaha.  They sound soooooooo tasty but I just can't bake anything that doesn't come out of a box.  Isn't that terrible?  I have the worst luck - or skills, whichever.  They say that baking is like chemistry, right?  Well, I'm no chemist.  I can cook with the best of them, I suppose, but I don't tend to use exact measurements : thus my downfall in baking.  haha! 

 

I dislike the "blood kin or legally married" rule if someone wants another party to be able to advocate for them.  I dislike that you have to pay $120 for a phone call to get an Rx, Clay.  I think both are poop.  I am, however, very GLAD to hear that M's appt went well and that things are looking up there. 

 

redveg: whatever you did to have the kids enjoy hanging at your home, it's just wonderful. I hope we can replicate that vibe here. 

 

Romantics (British Literature wise, I'm talking here) included are : Mary Shelley's husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thomas Love Peacock (little known but truly dry and witty).  They all went on long "walkabouts" through Europe, waxing poetic about nature and the spirits therein.  blah, blah, blah.  I don't feel I can adequately sum an entire literary period adequately here, of course. I've heard that Frankenstein was written at the home of Lord Byron.  He, Mary Shelley, and PB Shelley and others that were staying there decided they were going to have a contest on who could write the best ghost story.  I believe my prof. said they may have all been sitting around smoking opium, at the time, too.  I can't remember, perfectly clearly, though so don't quote me on it. 

 

 

post #127 of 217

Good Day Mamas!

 

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Hey ladies for anyone who is not following MrsB on Facebook (which is where I saw this!), there's an opinion piece which she's posted a link to which is just - well words escape me on how to describe it (see the emoticon below).  It is just a bizzare bashing/mashing of Pagan (without proper capitalization) beliefs & Halloween, which apparently are "filling" a faith vacuum in the US. 

 

 
 
The article makes me just soapbox.gif
 
But the comments are making me just joy.gif
 
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I have the Book Lover's Cookbook... it matches books with recipes (and Oyster dish with the Walrus and the Carpenter, Peach Cobbler for James and the Giant Peach, Multigrain Bread for Les Miserables, and so on).  They don't really covere the Romantics though but it would be a fun meal to plan!  Sort of a cross between decadent and proper.  Maybe traditional tea time dishes but with heavy spices and lots of cream?

 

Actually, Laia went to her Girl Scout halloween party dressed as the Green Fairy.  LOL  Well, not "the" green fairy, just a fairy who happens to be green, but DH and I were amused.  (Green Fairy= absinthe, a drink not unknown to the Romantics, the movie Moulin Rouge had a lot about that).

 

movie- Watched the Book of Eli... if you like post-apoc tales I can give this one a thumbs up.  Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman lead an interesting cast (not just good good bad bad but some actual depth), glorious visuals and camera angles, excellent fight sequences, and a plot that is essentially a mash of Farenheight 451, Mad Max, and Canticle for Leibowitz.  There are some plot hole big enough to drive a bus through, and some elements that seemed to have been part of plot lines that were edited out so they made no sense, but overall a lot of fun.  And the reason this applies to Spirituality?  Like Canticle for Leibowitz, the whole story is driven by half forgotten religion and the power of print.  Without spoiling the plot, after the War the survivors blamed religion and burned all the religious books.  Washington's character has what he believes to be the last copy of the bible and he roams the country looking for a place where it will be safe.  Oldman's character is planning some empire building and he is obsessed with finding a bible since "the words in that book" will give him the power to create/control civilization.  It's a fairly common theme in the genre, but well done in the film.  Plus, I looooooove Oldman.  :)  He may not be eye candy but dude, can he ever act!  lol

 

 

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It did, I think. His Lithium levels were too high, so she bumped them down a bit, and the other one she wants upped in a week, but he should take it much earlier, like right after work. And the 3rd one needs to be split, not taken all at once like he's been doing.

I can't have permission for her to talk to me unless I'm blood kin, or legally married greensad.gif

He says he's been focusing at work lots better lately thumb.giforngbiggrin.gif


Good news:)

 



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Good Day Mamas!

 

Working to get back into the routine of checking in with MDC daily.

 

Replying so that I'm subscribed & can come back and catch up with everyone later....



 

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Hey ladies for anyone who is not following MrsB on Facebook (which is where I saw this!), there's an opinion piece which she's posted a link to which is just - well words escape me on how to describe it (see the emoticon below).  It is just a bizzare bashing/mashing of Pagan (without proper capitalization) beliefs & Halloween, which apparently are "filling" a faith vacuum in the US. 

 

 
 
The article makes me just soapbox.gif
 
But the comments are making me just joy.gif
 


Love Mrs. B:)  I read this article, total poop.

 

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Love Mrs. B:)  I read this article, total poop.

 


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Thanks for sharing the article, ktg.  I saw Mrs. B had it posted this AM but was in a whirlwind.  Zang! on the comments!!  thumb.gif

 

clay: the thought of a Romantics dinner would be SO FUN.  Which brings me FAR out of the closet as a big ol' English nerd.  I can only imagine it either in some castle on a hill or in a meadow some where with (thanks wordsworth) daffodils abounding.  A long walk about where we unwrap our picnic and then write a poem about the breeze on the wrappers.  ha.  I love the idea of the Book Lovers Cookbook.  I'll have to check that out!! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostThey sound soooooooo tasty but I just can't bake anything that doesn't come out of a box.  Isn't that terrible?  I have the worst luck - or skills, whichever.  They say that baking is like chemistry, right?  Well, I'm no chemist.  I can cook with the best of them, I suppose, but I don't tend to use exact measurements : thus my downfall in baking.  haha! 

 

I dislike the "blood kin or legally married" rule if someone wants another party to be able to advocate for them.  I dislike that you have to pay $120 for a phone call to get an Rx, Clay.  I think both are poop.  I am, however, very GLAD to hear that M's appt went well and that things are looking up there. 

 

I've heard that Frankenstein was written at the home of Lord Byron.  He, Mary Shelley, and PB Shelley and others that were staying there decided they were going to have a contest on who could write the best ghost story.  I believe my prof. said they may have all been sitting around smoking opium, at the time, too.  I can't remember, perfectly clearly, though so don't quote me on it. 

 

Sure you can, vydalea. If you want to learn, and do it right, follow the recipes exactly for awhile. Later, when you get good, you can fiddle with the measurements.

 

Yeah, I dislike it really much, too. I *am* the  next of kin and he has me down everywhere, including at her office, as such. M had bloodwork today to confirm Lithium toxicity. We'll see, but that's why the dr. ordered the test, to make sure.

 

And $120 for a phone call?? Absurd.

 

Frankenstein-- Mary and Percy Shelley, Byron, and Byron's...I don't know what you'd call him...they spent the summer at Byron's "cottage" in Switzerland (in quotes because it was likely a small mansion) doing opium and laudanum and absinthe, and they did indeed have that contest...while hallucinating wildly.
 

 



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Working to get back into the routine of checking in with MDC daily.

 

Replying so that I'm subscribed & can come back and catch up with everyone later....



Yay!!! Welcome back! I miss everybody on here. I hope people come back here. I'm not a fan of FB for people I know elsewhere (like here). I like this forum for what it is, and the format it's in.



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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View PostHey ladies for anyone who is not following MrsB on Facebook (which is where I saw this!), there's an opinion piece which she's posted a link to which is just - well words escape me on how to describe it (see the emoticon below).  It is just a bizzare bashing/mashing of Pagan (without proper capitalization) beliefs & Halloween, which apparently are "filling" a faith vacuum in the US. 

 

The article makes me just soapbox.gif
 
But the comments are making me just joy.gif
 


Who the heck is MrsB? Going to check link now.

 



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Oh, I love them! And that book club sounds so fun. I love books with recipes. OMG, a local author here-- y'all have GOT to check her out!!! Her name is Sarah Addison Allen. She's written 4 books and they all have a particular magic in them, AND food...so fun!


 

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Thank you for the links on Runes and Asatru!

 

No time for more...

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cookbook- The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages the Feature Them (compiled by Wenger & Jensen).  It's fun, but honestly a cookbook I browse more than use.  The Hocus Pocus Magical Cookbook: More than 50 Delicious Recipes with Secret Ingredients for Wizards and Kids is another fun (literature and experiment filled) book that rocks the world of kids cooking.  It has science and math experiments, spells and potions, and a great layout (I use the "magic spinners" myself... they give flavor matches and stuff like that).  Full Moon Feast (seasonal/traditional foods), Cooking by the Seasons (seasonal/vegetarian with menus for each Sabbat), and Cooking Like a Goddess (seasonal/vegetarian with kitchen based rituals) are my pagan go-to books and Family Feasts for $75 a Week is great for budgeting.

 

phone fees- yeah, it stinks.  Since we pay OOP, the $120 is the "base fee" for contacting the doctor.  I can call the nurse with a general question for free (like "my fever is X, should I come in? or DD1 has a funky rash, should I worry?), but if they "do anything" (like write a 'script or refer dd1 for lab work or whatever) that's $120 for the consultation with the cost of the service on top of that.  I'm not sure if I actually have a doctor though... I'm listed as a patient, but "our" doctor left the practice so I don't have a relationship with any of the doctors.  I'm in good with the office staff though!  LOL

 

next of kin- is there some sort of legal form you guys could use?  Like a medical power of attorney or living will that would give some access?  He should be able to request a copy of his medical records to share with you, and then "invite" you to attend appointments... I know DH can't ask my dad's doctors for my dad's chart, but he CAN talk with the doctors about my dad's care and attend appointments with him since my dad said it was ok.  Maybe a conference call?  That way you're there "with" your guy but can still talk with the doctor?

 

eggs- I found a nifty recipe that uses 40 eggs!  It's Martha Washington's favorite "great cake" and the folks at Mt Vernon have the recipe posted (or search Martha Washington great cake on google... even Martha Stewart has done it on her show).  Our hens are laying 45-50 eggs/week so I've been recipe hunting and this one seems like a winner.  LOL  It's a fruity boozey sort of thing so I'll probably make it for Winter Solstice gifts.  We usually make the Alton Brown fruitcake, and might make that too, but 40 eggs?  Perfect!

 

weather- really autumnal around here and I LOVE it.  :)  rain and wind and flying leaves.  Yum!

 

life- still trying to find a rhythm for the day.  Things get out of control so fast.  One minute everyone is fine, then whammo!  Poop dipes and bleeding scrapes and black eyes and pulled hair and squished pets and who knows what else!  I hate feeling like the grinch, but I seriously dread the kids acting like kids these days because of that "sudden fail" factor.  I asked dh the other day if we could build a bounce house off the kid's room window so I could just throw them in there and let them loose.  It'll get better, but right now I seem to be lacking my muchness, to borrow a line from Tim Burton's Alice.

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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Postnext of kin- is there some sort of legal form you guys could use?  Like a medical power of attorney or living will that would give some access?  He should be able to request a copy of his medical records to share with you, and then "invite" you to attend appointments... I know DH can't ask my dad's doctors for my dad's chart, but he CAN talk with the doctors about my dad's care and attend appointments with him since my dad said it was ok.  Maybe a conference call?  That way you're there "with" your guy but can still talk with the doctor?

 

That is freaking crazy about the $120. I'd balk so badly.

 

No...I don't know. M is rather a procrastinator and a "I got it" sort of guy (when he really doesn't; that is just his way of shutting down the conversation). I'm sure he CAN get med records for me, but that wouldn't do much; he already attaches all copies of important papers to emails and sends them to me. I could go to appts with him if he had any while I was there.

And I know I can always say whatever I want to his doctor-- she just can't admit he's her patient and would have to sit there stony-faced while I prattle, kwim? Like-- I have had friends with kids who also see ds's psychologist. She can't, because of HIPAA, admit to anything. But I remember once, saying, "I know X is a patient of yours, and I know you can't say so. But X's mom told me blah blah blah" and she just basically nodded at me.

I don't really need to say anything to Dr.H. unless M gets belligerent and 2nd-gradish on me lol.gif I basically use it as a threat to get him to comply with important doctor things. That I will call her and tattle on him, on her voice mail. Mostly I just have to say "Directive", like Eve in Wall-e, to get him to take me seriously winky.gif

 

I so wish we lived near you. We eat a lot of eggs! I would love to take them off your hands!

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Quick update:  The actual surgery went well but the anesthesiologist was horrible.  My doc was appalled.  I was given too much anesthesia because the anesthesiologist couldn't get my body to relax enough to get me intubated.  She ended up cramming the tube down my throat...causing damage.

 

I'm having bad whole body pain (muscular).  It feels like I got hit by a car.  I really hurt.  I developed a cough (which could be from intubation) and the coughing gives me the most sharp, severe pain in the ribs/chest.  It's BAD.  I'm on constant vicodin (it's the only way I don't cry out in pain.)

 

I had to send my sister home because she has a cough.  I may have caught her cough.

 

I'm feeling sad that my uterus is gone.  It has served me well (gave me my one and only child.)  I get weepy on and off about it.

 

Ok, that's the condensed version.  Time for more vicodin before bed.

Thanks for all the thoughts!

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I'm doing a Harvest Tea for my girlfriends this Sunday. Sausage quiche, biscuits and maybe some root veggie soup in tiny carved pumpkins. can you tell I've got the Sunset magazine cover in front of me? For decoration, fall mums and maybe a few colorful leaves.

This sounds like a lot of fun!
 

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cookbook- The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages the Feature Them (compiled by Wenger & Jensen).  It's fun, but honestly a cookbook I browse more than use.  The Hocus Pocus Magical Cookbook: More than 50 Delicious Recipes with Secret Ingredients for Wizards and Kids is another fun (literature and experiment filled) book that rocks the world of kids cooking.  It has science and math experiments, spells and potions, and a great layout (I use the "magic spinners" myself... they give flavor matches and stuff like that).  Full Moon Feast (seasonal/traditional foods), Cooking by the Seasons (seasonal/vegetarian with menus for each Sabbat), and Cooking Like a Goddess (seasonal/vegetarian with kitchen based rituals) are my pagan go-to books and Family Feasts for $75 a Week is great for budgeting.


I'm definitely writing these down.  I have a cookbook affinity and there are at least a couple of the ones on your list that I would enjoy.  Oh, but FMF...I *love* FMF.



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Being out - I'm on a small AP board and someone posted about Halloween. I was about to write about my family's spiritual take on the day but a Christian was very vocal about her view. Made me feel very vulnerable and I opt not to out myself there.



I'm sorry to hear that.  I've found that Christians tend to stick their foot in their mouth as they often speak without thinking (and assume that everyone already agrees with them or comes from the same perspective).  I can understand not wanting to be open after that.



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Who else needed Book of Shadows? Pampered? Was it you? Or redveg? I found one at Goodwill today and picked it up. I'll be happy to send and y'all can send it on when you're done. I already have one (autographed smile.gif)



That would be me.  :0)  I'm impressed with your Goodwill find.  I'd totally PP you the shipping cost.

 

We're crafting up a storm here which is a bit unusual.  It's been fun to spend time with the kids preparing for Samhain.  I'm still trying to make plans for the family aside from our usual Halloween-type stuff.  I'm still thinking of going with our usual stuff on the 31st (dinner with my family, trick-or-treating, etc) and then following that up with a special dinner with just dh and the kids the day after.  Roast chicken, root veg, dinner rolls, and the pumpkin cupcakes I found on SmittenKitchen that we absolutely adore.

 

Along those lines...what do you do for Sabbats and non-pagan family - especially if you aren't particularly out about your faith.  When it comes to things like Halloween/Samhain, Christmas/Yule, and Ostara/Easter do you have dual celebrations?  In some ways I can see where those celebrations will be a bit simplified for us - especially since dh has the Solstice off this year, but not Christmas Eve/Day.  We could do something really special and he won't feel so left out as our big celebration has already taken place.  I've also been thinking about getting a copy of "Sabbat Entertaining" by Willow Polson for a Martha Stewart-esque take on the holidays.

 

Anyway, I'd love to hear what others are doing.

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eggs- I found a nifty recipe that uses 40 eggs!  It's Martha Washington's favorite "great cake" and the folks at Mt Vernon have the recipe posted (or search Martha Washington great cake on google... even Martha Stewart has done it on her show).  Our hens are laying 45-50 eggs/week so I've been recipe hunting and this one seems like a winner.  LOL  It's a fruity boozey sort of thing so I'll probably make it for Winter Solstice gifts.  We usually make the Alton Brown fruitcake, and might make that too, but 40 eggs?  Perfect!

Oh my gosh.  How many hens do you have?  I have 17, 2 are still too young to lay and 4 are Americanas and they are not very good layers past 2 years and 3 are pretty old and don't lay every day anymore so I only get any between 8 and 5 eggs a day.
 

 



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Quick update:  The actual surgery went well but the anesthesiologist was horrible.  My doc was appalled.  I was given too much anesthesia because the anesthesiologist couldn't get my body to relax enough to get me intubated.  She ended up cramming the tube down my throat...causing damage.

 

I'm having bad whole body pain (muscular).  It feels like I got hit by a car.  I really hurt.  I developed a cough (which could be from intubation) and the coughing gives me the most sharp, severe pain in the ribs/chest.  It's BAD.  I'm on constant vicodin (it's the only way I don't cry out in pain.)

 

I had to send my sister home because she has a cough.  I may have caught her cough.

 

I'm feeling sad that my uterus is gone.  It has served me well (gave me my one and only child.)  I get weepy on and off about it.

 

Ok, that's the condensed version.  Time for more vicodin before bed.

Thanks for all the thoughts!

How horrible:(  I hope you feel better soon.

 

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Quick update:  The actual surgery went well but the anesthesiologist was horrible.  My doc was appalled.  I was given too much anesthesia because the anesthesiologist couldn't get my body to relax enough to get me intubated.  She ended up cramming the tube down my throat...causing damage.

 

I'm having bad whole body pain (muscular).  It feels like I got hit by a car.  I really hurt.  I developed a cough (which could be from intubation) and the coughing gives me the most sharp, severe pain in the ribs/chest.  It's BAD.  I'm on constant vicodin (it's the only way I don't cry out in pain.)

 

I had to send my sister home because she has a cough.  I may have caught her cough.

 

I'm feeling sad that my uterus is gone.  It has served me well (gave me my one and only child.)  I get weepy on and off about it.

 

Ok, that's the condensed version.  Time for more vicodin before bed.

Thanks for all the thoughts!


wow. i hope your throat and cough get better soon. i would be so mad about that. 

 

it is ok to be sad. i would be sad like i was mourning a friend. you should give yourself permission to mourn. i know that it was done for the best and that pain will be relieved, but you can still be sad about it. take it easy and try to relax.

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