I put them in each of the windows-- they're really small. Not all the windows, just one in each room, where you can't see them. And one at each corner of the house outside. And then walked around the house 3x saying an impromptu chant/spell I made up on the spot that just came to me. And the pix of MA and other things, I planted/hid them around inside at various place.
No, the mums get planted tomorrow. I hope I got enough! It doesn't look like much. But man, I spent $125 out of my savings to get the yard spruced up and some things fixed inside, AND another $108 to get the dishwasher and the water heater fixed, plus the $40 that I spent to the first inept so-and-so that diagnosed the dishwasher Thank you for the vibes!!
Originally Posted by pampered_mom and my six year old ds eats like there's no tomorrow. Given how slim he is, I don't know where it's all going. WIth all the car repairs this year plus the clothes for the kids (sometimes I think all my son has to do is look at a pair of pants and they get a hole in them) and the food to keep them running and it seems like it's one thing after another. Our van repair ended up a couple hundred less than I thought it would be which is good because I now have to replace the windshield (in this case, thank goodness for insurance). I have been toying around with some version of the Hillbilly Housewife emergency menu since there are things on there I know our family will not eat. I need to do something to get the food budget cut so that I can get on top of some other things.
I've been reading along, though haven't had the time to post. I've really enjoyed the responses to how out people are about their beliefs as well as the beliefs/practices of others on the thread. It's been incredibly helpful in gaining confidence to be more open about our beliefs. Just coming out as not a xian is going to be a huge step when we do. DH and I have been working our way through the Higginbotham's intro book which has also helped me untangle myself from long-held beliefs that no longer make logical sense, but still hold unwanted power over m. Some of it was incredibly enlightening to say the least.
Do y'all shop at the second hand stores? I don't think my ds had a new set of clothes till he was 5 and then they came from my mother But given how quickly kids grow, I wouldn't be caught dead buying new things.
I sure wish MY ds would eat. Sigh.
What is Hillbilly Housewife?
Oh-- have you read Phyllis Curott? She's awesome!