Mary-I don't blame ya! We rent and we are technically in Lawrence, so that brings the prices down quite a bit.
Revolting-I'm similar as well. Eating healthy mainly just keeps me at a plateau (be it 150 or 190), it doesn't make me lose anything. But for now, with the breastfeeding, I'd rather maintain both weight and supply than diet and drop both, kwim?
Maia-Glad you had a safe trip and that your DS is feeling better. Poor kid, it probably sucked on both ends-he wanted you and you wanted him! Sounds like a rough weekend all around. But all is well that ends well and I think that the lesson you gained with M is a pretty important one, in my humble opinion, anyways!
Vydalea-I am glad my uncle will be around. I will only have one week of caring for my dad before another of his brothers will be in town for that week. There is talk of yet another brother coming in (I have 5 uncles on my dad's side) after that, but I doubt that will actually happen. So after that it will be just me and the boys (both of them...) for a couple of weeks. The dr is talking that *this* surgery will do it and that Dad should be up and back to work in six weeks, so here's hoping!!
Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali
I wonder if it was sleep apnea related. That is so heartbreaking.
My son is 9 and I STILL get up and check on him once or twice during the night. I haven't been able to let that fear go.
I wondered the same thing. Its absolutely heartbreaking.
As for moon traditions, I'm going to soak some ideas up, too! I do love that DD has always referred to the moon and Mrs. Moon. My dad or my FIL, not sure which, told her about the "Man on the Moon" when she was maybe 2, almost three. She didn't buy it and decided the moon was a woman and has since called Her Mrs. Moon. I remember being floored that she felt so adamantly pulled in that specific direction. At the time I was "Pagan" but not really practicing or discussing it.
Oh, I forgot to mention, my step-father in law outed me from the broom closet this weekend. I have a copy of The Spiral Dance out from the library (haven't started it yet, for some reason I'm really nervous about it...) and its sitting out albeit inconspicuously. I'm not going to hide who I am, I'm just not going to really bring it up. And of course the book is sitting on a stack of other books about protection (which are for a friend who is having constant nightmares) with names like The Witch's Shield and Practical Protection Magick. So he picks the book up and starts chatting about how he has a copy of the book and was going to give it to me! He and I have discussed Paganism some, he used to practice years ago but is more happily a UU memeber. But its been probably two years since then and its never come up since. Thankfully it was just my MIL and FIL and neither of them commented which makes me think SFIL has discussed it with MIL. It went pretty smoothly, MIL just gave me a small weird look (probably about the other books) and otherwise made no comment, just chatted as normal. And it sounds like I might not only get a copy of The Spiral Dance, but of several Scott Cunningham books, too! So woo, I guess!!