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Well, since I haven't been around in forever, and it is nearly TM time, thought I should stop by.
Spent yesterday working in my garden and envisioning the space with new flowers, stones and gems. While my hands are paying for all my time spent diggin in the dirt, i am content. treehugger.gif
How is everyone? Miss me?

 

Glad to see you, Aeress!
 

 



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Happy Equinox! treehugger.gifjoy.gif

 

Firefighters are on stand by for floods... it's way too hot (summer temp) way too fast!

 

DD2 will decorate eggs. We will open all windows and welcome fresh air. I'll make a Spring Inspired Meal for dinner (hoping DH will be home to eat).

 

My main "ritual" will be making my TMap on Thursday though.


My husband won't be home, and my kids eat...next to nothing. I'm cutting up quesadillas with a bunny cookie cutter, because my kids would starve before they ate asparagus.

 



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Me, too. I am SO ready to move.

 

And yes, exactly what you said. It does stink and they do send messages like that. His two teachers this year are lots more idgity than his prior ones, and I'm not the only one to notice it irked.gif I mean-- if you can't handle kids, don't be a teacher, eh?



I got out, I got out! It was harder than I thought, though. The case was going to be a criminal case, in which I might not be able to be fair and impartial, even if my single parenthood had been a deciding factor. I said I didn't think I could do it, and I was in tears when I said it, as it brought up a lot of old personal stuff. They let me go immediately. Who expected that, huh? At any rate, I can't serve for another two years now, so WHEW, that's done and over with.

 

I can't imagine why people commit crimes more than once. It is SCARY being in there, so intimidating. Just the atmosphere. I wouldn't be a repeat offender just for the scare factor.


Same to you, and all of you, Happy Equinox!

 

I read about your fire fighter on FB. I have a new respect for those guys after last Monday. I hope it all goes uneventfully for him.

 


Yay Maia!

 

So, for the holiday, we went to the botanical garden.They have this cute spring bingo scavenger hunt, encouraging the kids to look for tulips and buds on trees and stuff. We had fun: saw the first red wing black bird I've seen this year, and a huge hawk. Lots blooming there - I think last year we looked for signs of spring, and we couldn't really find anything yet.

 

post #102 of 147
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Beautiful weather in the 80s all weekend. The forsythia is blooming. The magnolias are blooming, a whole two months early. Part of me loves, simply loves going out in the beautiful weather, but when I see the plants blooming, I kind of start to worry about the ecological cost, too. Should I have already put my garden out? We never had a really hard freeze - they are predicting a horrible amount of bugs this year. Normally, about 80% of the squirrel population dies off during the winter, but that probably didn't happen this year either: scientists are wondering how that will affect baby squirrels this summer. I don't know. I'm a witch. I worship the balance of nature, and right now, things are in...a state of transition.

 

yes.  Though I like the warm weather - I feel like I sit on the porch in my shorts with a sense of guilt and, somewhat, impending doom.  I worry about the ecological implications of such an early spring/no hard frost over the winter.  


 

Originally Posted by Aeress View Post

Well, since I haven't been around in forever, and it is nearly TM time, thought I should stop by.
Spent yesterday working in my garden and envisioning the space with new flowers, stones and gems. While my hands are paying for all my time spent diggin in the dirt, i am content. treehugger.gif
How is everyone? Miss me?

Hi Aeress!!   wave.gif How've you been??
 


Originally Posted by revolting View Post

So, for the holiday, we went to the botanical garden.They have this cute spring bingo scavenger hunt, encouraging the kids to look for tulips and buds on trees and stuff. We had fun: saw the first red wing black bird I've seen this year, and a huge hawk. Lots blooming there - I think last year we looked for signs of spring, and we couldn't really find anything yet.

 


That sounds like fun!  Today we took bells and shook them over the garden to "wake it up" and also sprinkled the dirt from our light garden from Imbolc on the garden.  We also came inside, opened all the windows and shook the bells in all the nooks and crannies in each room and sprayed an energizing lemon mist in the corners.  For dinner we're having egg salad.  Not exactly a culinary adventure but DH is away tonight so it's nice and simple! :)  

 

 

 

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My 5 yr old pulled out our great big bell today and wanted to ring it all over the house to chase the bad energy of winter away (as we did on New Year's Eve, to chase away the energy of the old year).  If it hadn't been naptime for the littles, I'd have let him do it.... maybe we'll go outside to try it in the garden tomorrow.  We've been on an egg salad binge here, too.  Mmmm.

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That sounds like fun!  Today we took bells and shook them over the garden to "wake it up" and also sprinkled the dirt from our light garden from Imbolc on the garden.  We also came inside, opened all the windows and shook the bells in all the nooks and crannies in each room and sprayed an energizing lemon mist in the corners.  For dinner we're having egg salad.  Not exactly a culinary adventure but DH is away tonight so it's nice and simple! :)  

 

 

 



 

post #104 of 147

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Weather was too good... the egg decorating never happened. lol.gif The kids played outside all day! And we ate both lunch and dinner on the picnic table. coolshine.gif

 

By the end of the day, we saw our first black flies and mosquito of the year... (they are a good 2 months early... scared.gif)

 

 

post #105 of 147

i am joining up with you all again. i missed everyone! i don't know if you remember me. i think the last time i posted was a year ago? at any rate... things are going along really well.

post #106 of 147
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yes.  Though I like the warm weather - I feel like I sit on the porch in my shorts with a sense of guilt and, somewhat, impending doom.  I worry about the ecological implications of such an early spring/no hard frost over the winter.  


 

Hi Aeress!!   wave.gif How've you been??
 


That sounds like fun!  Today we took bells and shook them over the garden to "wake it up" and also sprinkled the dirt from our light garden from Imbolc on the garden.  We also came inside, opened all the windows and shook the bells in all the nooks and crannies in each room and sprayed an energizing lemon mist in the corners.  For dinner we're having egg salad.  Not exactly a culinary adventure but DH is away tonight so it's nice and simple! :)  

 

 

 

Waking up the garden: I love it!

 

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treehugger.gif

 

Weather was too good... the egg decorating never happened. lol.gif The kids played outside all day! And we ate both lunch and dinner on the picnic table. coolshine.gif

 

By the end of the day, we saw our first black flies and mosquito of the year... (they are a good 2 months early... scared.gif)

 

 


Oh no about the flies. I saw a white moth yesterday - beautiful.

 

We did get around to dying more eggs. And I'm sure we'll do more. Many people celebrate Eostre on the first full moon after the equinox, plus we always kind of use the time between the equinox and Easter as a kind of celebration of spring time with lots of bunnies and eggs.

 

Anyway, I've been loving this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RAP5ejuP_Q&feature=player_embedded lately.

 

Treasure Map time is almost here. I haven't decluttered as much as I like - it's just been too nice. I'm looking forward, though!

 

Off to the zoo!

 

post #107 of 147

I'm stoked about TM time, too joy.gif Actually, it's kind of funny, because about a week or two ago, a month ago, I was chomping at the bit for TM time to get here. Now I'm just calm. Not excited, not chomping. Just calm. Which is nice.

 

So today I am just relaxing for a bit, because I have a couple unexpected things I have to take up my time with later irked.gif but I am trying to remember it's for a friend, even though it takes up my time and gas and money that I haven't got right now...I am putting myself in the mind of this is the compassionate thing to do, this is what people do for one another, even at personal inconvenience. Someday maybe karma will pay off....like during ds's camping trip winky.gif

It is going to STINK, though, because when M gets this new job, he'll be on 3rd shift, I think. But I think for the first month he'll be on 1st, so that'll be when I'm up there...I dunno. One day at a time. It's $20/hour compared to $13 and he really needs the money, so I have to not be selfish about this!

 

I think he's going to do a map again this year, too! thumb.gif

post #108 of 147

My kids are getting into TM this year and I'm so excited for it. love.gif

post #109 of 147
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Nature - how old are your kids?

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Been busy.  Doing a lot of work online (I now have my own Facebook page, etc).  Also doing more interesting things in the home schooling front.

We went to Old Sturbridge Village yesterday with friends (who also home school.)  It was nice!  We did see an area of flattened and broken in half trees in the field of the village.  

I guessed it was from the tornado last year and I was right!  They said it touched down there and then continued on to totally destroy homes, etc.  It's so odd to see how close the village (and all it's animals/staff) came to complete destruction.

 

It's weird, I was taking pics throughout the day but seeing that mesmerized me to the point I forgot to take pics!  Will probably go back in a couple of weeks and will take pics then.
 

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i am joining up with you all again. i missed everyone! i don't know if you remember me. i think the last time i posted was a year ago? at any rate... things are going along really well.


I remember you!  Good to have you back!

 



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My kids are getting into TM this year and I'm so excited for it. love.gif


I think I may have my 9 yr old do it.  He needs a more positive outlook these days.  (he's an Aspie and goes through low self esteem phases.)

 

post #111 of 147

hiya dok! i missed you!

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Morning all:)

 

Working on my TM.  The weather is beautiful today, a little bit chilly but so nice!

 

What's going on this weekend? My only plans are skyping with my friend from back home on Saturday.

post #113 of 147

i am working on mine today too. i started it last night and plan on working on it for the next couple of days. plans for the weekend include making soap, treasure mapping, cleaning house. working on my apothecary. and wrangling teenagers.

post #114 of 147

I'd like to join the PFC threads, if I may...  I just had a baby girl last November, and I've been practicing Vodou for years (I'm a mambo si pwen - sort of "second degree" - in a Haitian-American house in Brooklyn.)

 

We live in the NYC metro area.  I'm a WOHM and my spouse is a WAHP.  What else would you like to know?  smile.gif

post #115 of 147
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Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View PostI'd like to join the PFC threads, if I may...  I just had a baby girl last November, and I've been practicing Vodou for years (I'm a mambo si pwen - sort of "second degree" - in a Haitian-American house in Brooklyn.)

 

We live in the NYC metro area.  I'm a WOHM and my spouse is a WAHP.  What else would you like to know?  smile.gif



Welcome! Also to Nature, whom I don't recall. All the newbies and come-backs, yay!

 

When in November, glasses? My birthday is November 17th orngbiggrin.gif Congrats!

 

I'm working on my Map, too. Catching up on email real quick, and I did some grocery shopping (BOY, computer ink really cuts into the grocery budget...sigh...)

post #116 of 147

computer ink is crazy expensive!

 

welcome glassesgirl!

post #117 of 147

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!


 

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hiya dok! i missed you!



Ditto!



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What's going on this weekend?


Not sure what we're doing on Saturday.  Sunday we are going to church, followed by a surprise wedding shower for our UU church RE Director and his partner.

 



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I'd like to join the PFC threads, if I may... 


Welcome!



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computer ink is crazy expensive!

 



It's awful!  I've been needing ink for over a month but just can't justify the cost right now.

post #118 of 147
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I don't have a smart phone...and I don't want one. I'm still very paper-and-ink oriented! But yay for you!


I totally understand! I resisted going electronic for a while (despite my love for all things tech) but am absolutely happy I finally gave in. I love ebooks. I love having everything I need on my phone -- because it is always with me. 

 

The Motivated Moms app has been fabulous! Just a few things everyday and I can keep things orderly around here. 

 

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Mary3mama: HOORAY for a peaceful transition to your new 'hood!! joy.gif

Thanks!! luxlove.gif

 

 

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I have to do jury duty tomorrow after all. 

Ugh. Glad you were dismissed from the case. I don't look forward to being called ever either. But I have lots of 'issues' including childhood trauma that would probably recuse me if I ever am called. I am a pretty compassionate person -- but very judgmental when people make stupid choices to hurt others willingly.

 

 

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i am joining up with you all again. i missed everyone! i don't know if you remember me. i think the last time i posted was a year ago? at any rate... things are going along really well.

Welcome.gif {back} 
 

 



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What's going on this weekend? My only plans are skyping with my friend from back home on Saturday.

More unpacking and organizing at the new house. We are mostly done with it -- but I still need to get the kids' clothes organized and then my yarn stash unpacked and settled in to its new home. winky.gif I'm not truly 'home' until my yarn is situated. 

 

Hubby is at the old house today painting and getting it prepped and ready for listing for sale. He's got our eldest child (12 but the size of a 16yo) helping him. Hopefully they will get tons done inside today while it rains and work on landscaping projects tomorrow with nicer weather.

 

 

I have the 'littles' with me today. A friend gave us a used yamaha keyboard yesterday -- and my daughter is happily, creatively obsessed with using it. 

 



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I'd like to join the PFC threads, if I may...  I just had a baby girl last November, and I've been practicing Vodou for years (I'm a mambo si pwen - sort of "second degree" - in a Haitian-American house in Brooklyn.)

 

We live in the NYC metro area.  I'm a WOHM and my spouse is a WAHP.  What else would you like to know?  smile.gif


Welcome.gif

I'm Mary -- home/unschooling mama to 3 (frighteningly brilliant as my hubby calls them) children in middle Indiana. I knit. obsessively at times. And cook and bake and try to live a very mindful life. 

post #119 of 147
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Nature - how old are your kids?



My girls are 13, 8, 6, and 2. and my son is 4. joy.gif

post #120 of 147

Welcome glasses!  I'd be interested to hear more about your practice.  I have been around for a few years now, but have become an infrequent poster here lately.  I'm a mom of 3,  - 5, 8 and 13, work full time and am a student. Busy now with homework and plans for the garden.

 

Welcome back, Ian'smomaya and Mary3mama (I'm excited for you, Mary, about your new house!)

 

I'm trying to get going on my TM, today....

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