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post #41 of 97
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Well-- now plans are on hold still, because M might have a job! And here's the good part-- the boss is someone he's worked for before, though years ago. And doesn't give one whit about his background check. His interview is Friday 1pm. Send good vibes, people, please!

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post #42 of 97

That would be AWESOME! Sending good vibes!

 

I have an interview tomorrow too, actually, near where M lives. And I hope and pray that DH gets a call from this one town nearby that he applied to. They said they would give him a call if he's to be interviewed by the end of the week. Well, tomorrow is his birthday, so that would be a wonderful sign, I think. good job vibes all around, please!!!!!
 

post #43 of 97
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Originally Posted by witchygrrl View PostThat would be AWESOME! Sending good vibes!

 

I have an interview tomorrow too, actually, near where M lives. And I hope and pray that DH gets a call from this one town nearby that he applied to. They said they would give him a call if he's to be interviewed by the end of the week. Well, tomorrow is his birthday, so that would be a wonderful sign, I think. good job vibes all around, please!!!!!

 

Yes, good job vibes all around! And happy, happy birthday to your DH!! How old is he going to be? He looks so young, to me winky.gif

 

M's car is in the shop today, getting a tune-up. It's going to suck most of his last paycheck, probably, but he can't get to the interview, let alone a new job, without it.

 

DS, otoh, is being a royal PITA today. I swear if I hear One.More.Word. about bey blades, they are all going straight in the trash. I am sick to bloody death of them. Of hearing about them. Of ds being so freaking selfish about acquiring them. Of anything to do with them. He's obsessed, and he doesn't see how nobody else gives a flying f**ck.

post #44 of 97
Job vibes all around!

Applied for food stamps and medicaid a few days ago. Trying to stay on DH to call for the phone interview so we can get approved asap. It would make a world of difference to have food stamps again.

I've been trying to keep on the kids and hubby about turning lights and electronics off especially at night to try and keep our electric bill down. Summer time in Florida is not so fun especially needing the A/C on. We had a jump of 800 kwH last month from the month before. I'm not sure how, but I guess I got lax on turning stuff off. Unfortunately this house has no ceiling fans. So in order to be comfortable and not sweating I have to keep the a/c at *74. I have one floor fan that travels from the living room during the day to our bedroom at night.

Things have been nice here otherwise. We're still struggling financially, but we just have to keep faith things will work out soon.

Do any of you work with tarot or oracle cards? I'm looking for a good resource for explaining different spreads. Right now I only do a one or 3 card spread.
post #45 of 97

Mommy2Austin, hope everything works out in your favor. That goes for everyone, really:D But yeah, food stamps can be really helpful. If things don't turn around soon, by fall we might be applying for them too.

 

I sometimes mess around with tarot, but I have to have a book with me. I have trouble going off intuition, though I try. This looks like a halfway decent link: http://www.bewitchingways.com/tarot/spreads/spreads.htm

 

DH and I are now 34 years old. Our birthdays are full moon cycle apart. He does look pretty darn young, though. He still gets mistaken for a teenager sometimes. Me, not so much, but I'm looking a bit more youthful now that I've lost some weight finally. Only .4 more to go, and I can say I've lost 20!

post #46 of 97
Hi, all! I've been lurking in these threads for a couple of months now. I love reading all of your ideas and suggestions regarding Pagan parenting.

I have a wonderful DH, and we have a 1 month old son. I've been a practicing Pagan of one stripe or another (Wicca, ceremonial magick, Druidry - I identify most with Druidry at this point) for about 20 years now. I really enjoyed creating substantial rituals for Sabbats - I was part of a grove that put a lot of energy into that - and DH & I had really enjoyed celebrating in that way. However, I started to realize that my rituals, full of lengthy invocations, guided meditations, well-researched historical connections and rich mythology - were going to bore the heck out of any child. We realized that we needed to start looking at ways to celebrate the Wheel of the Year that will be meaningful to and fully inclusive of a young child.

We've started going for walks every new & full moon, and we have a short ritual with cookies and a prayer prior to this; for Sabbats, we play relevant music, say some prayers, have a feast, and sometimes do some other relevant activities (wake up and go outside to greet the sun on Solstices, do a garden blessing, attend a public ritual, etc.) Of course DS is too young to absorb anything we do yet, but I would like to create a child-friendly altar (nothing breakable, all stuff DS can touch), that DS can help decorate for each season.

I would love to hear more over time about various ways you share your connection with nature, celebration of seasons, beliefs, etc. with your children.

Wow, I didn't mean to write an essay! Sending good vibes to all of you going through difficult times and transitions! Blessed be!
post #47 of 97
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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

Well-- now plans are on hold still, because M might have a job! And here's the good part-- the boss is someone he's worked for before, though years ago. And doesn't give one whit about his background check. His interview is Friday 1pm. Send good vibes, people, please!

Excellent.

1pm - Friday -- gotcha. Sending good vibes all day today. luxlove.gif

 

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That would be AWESOME! Sending good vibes!

 

I have an interview tomorrow too, actually, near where M lives. And I hope and pray that DH gets a call from this one town nearby that he applied to. They said they would give him a call if he's to be interviewed by the end of the week. Well, tomorrow is his birthday, so that would be a wonderful sign, I think. good job vibes all around, please!!!!!
 

Woohoo! Another one! Good news there, too. I hope. love.gif

 

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Summer time in Florida is not so fun especially needing the A/C on. We had a jump of 800 kwH last month from the month before. I'm not sure how, but I guess I got lax on turning stuff off. Unfortunately this house has no ceiling fans. So in order to be comfortable and not sweating I have to keep the a/c at *74. I have one floor fan that travels from the living room during the day to our bedroom at night.
 

That would be hard in Florida! I work to keep our A/C off as much as possible -- but we're in Middle Indiana -- much easier than Florida. 

 

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Only .4 more to go, and I can say I've lost 20!

Excellent!! thumb.gif

 

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Hi, all! I've been lurking in these threads for a couple of months now. I love reading all of your ideas and suggestions regarding Pagan parenting.

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I'm Mary, hippie.gif knitting-obsessed, homeschooling mama to three brilliant, wonderful children in Middle Indiana (Indianapolis area) -- glad to have you join in. orngbiggrin.gif

post #48 of 97
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I would totally take sponge baths every day. We were out of hot water and electricity for a couple days, a few months back, and thankfully I have 55-gallon drums on my two downspouts, so we could flush and wash things and such, but I totally took short cold showers.

 

Well, maybe it's because you're a southerner. My sponge bath was quite cold, and I was in such a hurry to finish that I ended up not getting all the soap off and being quite itchy. Five days without hot water. The most frustrating part is that since my partner is a plumber, I KNOW this shouldn't take more than a day to do, so when I see the guys down there with a 24 pack of beer, it makes me furious. hopmad.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Maiasaura View Post

Well-- now plans are on hold still, because M might have a job! And here's the good part-- the boss is someone he's worked for before, though years ago. And doesn't give one whit about his background check. His interview is Friday 1pm. Send good vibes, people, please!

 

Good luck. Things need to start turning around for him!

 

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Originally Posted by witchygrrl View Post

That would be AWESOME! Sending good vibes!

 

I have an interview tomorrow too, actually, near where M lives. And I hope and pray that DH gets a call from this one town nearby that he applied to. They said they would give him a call if he's to be interviewed by the end of the week. Well, tomorrow is his birthday, so that would be a wonderful sign, I think. good job vibes all around, please!!!!!
 

 

Good luck to you too!

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Job vibes all around!
Applied for food stamps and medicaid a few days ago. Trying to stay on DH to call for the phone interview so we can get approved asap. It would make a world of difference to have food stamps again.
I've been trying to keep on the kids and hubby about turning lights and electronics off especially at night to try and keep our electric bill down. Summer time in Florida is not so fun especially needing the A/C on. We had a jump of 800 kwH last month from the month before. I'm not sure how, but I guess I got lax on turning stuff off. Unfortunately this house has no ceiling fans. So in order to be comfortable and not sweating I have to keep the a/c at *74. I have one floor fan that travels from the living room during the day to our bedroom at night.
Things have been nice here otherwise. We're still struggling financially, but we just have to keep faith things will work out soon.
Do any of you work with tarot or oracle cards? I'm looking for a good resource for explaining different spreads. Right now I only do a one or 3 card spread.

Have you been unplugging unused electronics? A lot of our electronics still use electricity even when they are turned off.

 

I work with tarot, though I mostly do one card draws. I've done a little with the Celtic cross - which I actually think is better than the three card spreads (less confusing, for me at least).

 

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Hi, all! I've been lurking in these threads for a couple of months now. I love reading all of your ideas and suggestions regarding Pagan parenting.
I have a wonderful DH, and we have a 1 month old son. I've been a practicing Pagan of one stripe or another (Wicca, ceremonial magick, Druidry - I identify most with Druidry at this point) for about 20 years now. I really enjoyed creating substantial rituals for Sabbats - I was part of a grove that put a lot of energy into that - and DH & I had really enjoyed celebrating in that way. However, I started to realize that my rituals, full of lengthy invocations, guided meditations, well-researched historical connections and rich mythology - were going to bore the heck out of any child. We realized that we needed to start looking at ways to celebrate the Wheel of the Year that will be meaningful to and fully inclusive of a young child.
We've started going for walks every new & full moon, and we have a short ritual with cookies and a prayer prior to this; for Sabbats, we play relevant music, say some prayers, have a feast, and sometimes do some other relevant activities (wake up and go outside to greet the sun on Solstices, do a garden blessing, attend a public ritual, etc.) Of course DS is too young to absorb anything we do yet, but I would like to create a child-friendly altar (nothing breakable, all stuff DS can touch), that DS can help decorate for each season.
I would love to hear more over time about various ways you share your connection with nature, celebration of seasons, beliefs, etc. with your children.
Wow, I didn't mean to write an essay! Sending good vibes to all of you going through difficult times and transitions! Blessed be!

Welcome and congrats on your new arrival! On an altar: I really think the best thing for babies and toddlers are nature table (though, yes, they will break the pine cones, acorns, leaves, etc... but I'm okay with that), though I don't remember doing anything until they were able to sit. In case you haven't checked out books yet, I really like Starhawk's Circle Round and Celebrating the Great Mother by Cait Johnson. I've also found a lot of Waldorf related information often very helpful, though it has a Christian perspective, though better for older kids (there is still a lot of stuff in it that I think is too old for my five year old).

 

So, our second car died. We aren't sure what to do with it. We aren't ready to replace it, and we have no idea of how to go about selling it.

 

Anyone crafting for the Summer Solstice this year? I have a few plans, but I've been feeling especially crafty (well, for me) this year and wouldn't mind a few more suggestions.

post #49 of 97
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Originally Posted by witchygrrl View PostI sometimes mess around with tarot, but I have to have a book with me. I have trouble going off intuition, though I try. This looks like a halfway decent link: http://www.bewitchingways.com/tarot/spreads/spreads.htm

 

DH and I are now 34 years old. Our birthdays are full moon cycle apart. He does look pretty darn young, though. He still gets mistaken for a teenager sometimes. Me, not so much, but I'm looking a bit more youthful now that I've lost some weight finally. Only .4 more to go, and I can say I've lost 20!

 

Same for me. I have a tarot deck but I hardly do anything with it anymore. I still use the book, too, but I try to interpret the card before I look it up.

 

Congrats on your birthdays! I got mistaken for a teen when I was 34, too. Now I'm 52 and I get guesses of 40ish. Not much younger than that. Which is OK by me. I got a 35 not long ago, though! Woohoo!

And YAY on the weight loss! When I see you again, I will not recognize you!

 

 

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Originally Posted by SaguaroMoon View PostI have a wonderful DH, and we have a 1 month old son. I've been a practicing Pagan of one stripe or another 
We realized that we needed to start looking at ways to celebrate the Wheel of the Year that will be meaningful to and fully inclusive of a young child.

 

Welcome! Sounds like you have a wonderful start to new habits. Congrats on your baby! I have a boy, too-- though he turned 11yo in January. I remember when he was just an itty-bitty, though luxlove.gif

Here is my experience, fwiw:

I think they're really too young to get anything, under two years old or so. Even then. But your newly forming habits sound awesome, for a start!

Around 2ish, I started little rituals at home-- got a yard of cheap fabric with holiday themes for an altar cloth-- transforms into a tablecloth for the "feast" right after ritual, and goes right into the laundry!

Set up candles (tealights? forgot) on colored plates (I have multicolored Fiestaware) on each quarter, a candle or two for center, a couple of things to represent the holiday and the God/Goddess, and cakes/ale. Our ritual consisted of us facing East and saying "Welcome East"-- that was our quarter call. After opening circle, my diatribe on the holiday was like 1 or 2 sentences. Then cakes and ale, which was sometimes apple slices and honey, juice, cookie, whatever. Then close circle the same way. The whole thing took like 5 minutes.

Then I would use the altar cloth for the table cloth, use goblets...real ones! DS was so impressed that I would use real crystal for him as well as me. It's just him and me, so sometimes the feast would be things like a simple green salad with sunflower seeds, canned Campbell's tomato soup, and toast points. But it was always festive because of the tablecloth and the goblets. He LOVED it.

Now? Not so much...but he's 11 and he's been exploring his own spirituality for awhile now. As long as he's respectful of everyone's path, I don't really care what he turns out to be. But he's had a solid foundation as a young child.

 

ETA: I let ds light the candles, too, when he was 2. With help winky.gif

 

I second "Circle Round". That was my "bible" for him as a little boy! Fantastic resource, that one is. If you can get it with the CD, all the better!

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Originally Posted by mary3mama View Post1pm - Friday -- gotcha. Sending good vibes all day today. luxlove.gif

 

I work to keep our A/C off as much as possible.

 

 

Thanks, Mary-- he's there right now. I hope hope hope he gets it. I have a green candle lit for him right now.

 

I try to keep my A/C off, too. I have to pretty much keep it constant on after midsummer, though. Last year it was relentlessly 90* or above, from Beltane on! That was crazy. It's not usually like that, here. I had to put it on to take the edge off last night-- then this morning I realized I'd had all the dang windows open, too. Gah. There goes that bill!

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by revolting View PostWell, maybe it's because you're a southerner.

 

so when I see the guys down there with a 24 pack of beer, it makes me furious. hopmad.gif

 

 

Good luck. Things need to start turning around for him!

 

Have you been unplugging unused electronics? A lot of our electronics still use electricity even when they are turned off.

 

I work with tarot, though I mostly do one card draws. I've done a little with the Celtic cross - which I actually think is better than the three card spreads (less confusing, for me at least).

 

I am not irked.gif I am displaced northerner lol.gif I have been down here since '88, though. I guess that makes me local, but not native, huh?


Yes, I can see why you'd be angry, OMG, I would be, too!


Thank you for the well-wishes. I hope to heck he gets this job. And KEEPS it.

 

M says that electronics don't make a whit of difference with bills unless they have a clock in them. I forgot why. I could be talking out my arse, too-- I'll have to ask him again this afternoon.

 

I have only used the Celtic cross, too, IIRC.

post #50 of 97
Our issue is DH getting on the computer late at night and falling asleep on the couch with lights and computer and TV all on. Plus I was leaving the bathroom light on for the kids, but I've now started turning it off once they fall asleep.

Thanks for all the spread help smile.gif I'm hoping to pull them out in the next day or two and work with them.

And now its my turn to ask for vibes. A position is opening at DH's work that would take him from piecework self contractor to an hourly position with benefits and a company vehicle. If he could get it, it would make a monumental difference for us. His gas is costing us $180 a week alone right now. He would only have to put gas in his truck to get to and from work. His check would be consistant and it would make filing our taxes muuuuch easier, too. So any good vibes that can be spared would be appreciated.
post #51 of 97
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Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View PostAnd now its my turn to ask for vibes. A position is opening at DH's work that would take him from piecework self contractor to an hourly position with benefits and a company vehicle. If he could get it, it would make a monumental difference for us. His gas is costing us $180 a week alone right now. He would only have to put gas in his truck to get to and from work. His check would be consistant and it would make filing our taxes muuuuch easier, too. So any good vibes that can be spared would be appreciated.

 

Sure thing, mama! Vibes for you! dust.gif

 

Hey guess what, mamas? M GOT THE JOB!!!! Woohoo! Thanks for all the job vibes! He starts Wednesday. AND, he stood up for himself and his rights when they asked about background checks. I am so freaking proud of him.

 

witchygrrl, how did your thing go? I was thinking about you today, too!

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Yay M!!! joy.gif So glad he got it. Sounds like a great excuse to go see him and...celebrate!! Hehe
post #53 of 97

Yay for M!!!!!

 

My interview went fine, I think. I don't know if it would be a better fit for me or not than where I am now, but at least the program has a more diverse group of students, which would be fun.

 

Mamas, I just want my DH to have a good job instead of barely anything. He's such a good teacher, but he hasn't had a real full time job since fall 2009. He didn't hear anything today, ut we figure that since they had hundreds for each position, if they got through them in 2 days, that would be very fast. But we'll be in Maine next week. Hoefully they call his cell phone. But anyway, most of all, I want more time with my little girl. He does all the caretaking during the day, while I work (though I'm on break right now). Then I feel like I'm out of the loop. It's not like I don't want to work, I do. But I want to be able to take her to school and back, too.

 

Sigh. Okay, that's my pity party.

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And now its my turn to ask for vibes. A position is opening at DH's work that would take him from piecework self contractor to an hourly position with benefits and a company vehicle. If he could get it, it would make a monumental difference for us. His gas is costing us $180 a week alone right now. He would only have to put gas in his truck to get to and from work. His check would be consistant and it would make filing our taxes muuuuch easier, too. So any good vibes that can be spared would be appreciated.

Oooooh, sounds perfect. Will be thinking about you and sending the vibes! love.gif

 

 

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Hey guess what, mamas? M GOT THE JOB!!!! Woohoo! 

Spectacular!!! clap.gif jumpers.gif

 

 

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Sigh. Okay, that's my pity party.

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Nothing much to report here....hubby has been on vacation all week after having been gone for 2 weeks. It has been great for all of us to be together again. Of course when he *goes* back to work on Monday that only means he'll be upstairs in his office as he telecommutes. orngbiggrin.gif
On vacation does mean that he has time to go on adventures with us -- which he has. And that he isn't so focused on getting to bed at an earlier time. So it is still a break for everyone.

 

Gotta get my morning started now -- taking off to the farmers' market in a few minutes. 

post #55 of 97
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Originally Posted by Mommy2Austin View PostYay M!!! joy.gif So glad he got it. Sounds like a great excuse to go see him and...celebrate!! Hehe

 

I thought about it, but nah....too close, and we'd really only have a day and a half together. WAY too much money. And also he's too focused on starting a new job. I'll wait till July. I sure wish I could, though.

 

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Originally Posted by witchygrrl View PostSigh. Okay, that's my pity party.

 

hug2.gif I hope he gets something soon, too. It has been a long time! How did his birthday celebration go? What did y'all do?

 

M is off to see his counselor. It's so quiet here without ds! DS causes so much trouble in the morning and evening....every.single.day. I dread morning and evening, and they are....or, they were...my two very favorite times of the day. I don't know when I'm getting him back. I think around 11. Then next week is his wilderness camp.

post #56 of 97

Hey mamas!  I've been following along but haven't had the energy to write.  Nothing crazy happened this week but I just felt whipped. 

 

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Hi, all! I've been lurking in these threads for a couple of months now. I love reading all of your ideas and suggestions regarding Pagan parenting.
 

wave.gif Hi and welcome, SaguaroMoon!!

 

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So, our second car died. We aren't sure what to do with it. We aren't ready to replace it, and we have no idea of how to go about selling it.

 

Anyone crafting for the Summer Solstice this year? I have a few plans, but I've been feeling especially crafty (well, for me) this year and wouldn't mind a few more suggestions.

Gah!  Car problems just really bite.  You could use kelly blue book and then post it on Craigslist?  I really have no idea, though.  We (ahem, really my DH) has his old white '92 pickup still hanging around in our garage.  So I probably shouldn't really be the one to speak here! haha.

 

Last year I did a sun catcher with Z with little bits of tissue paper and contact paper.  I don't know what we'll be doing this year... I saw something about making "solar crayons" on pinterest.  Basically like making crayons in the stove but with the sun (yes, i am likely stating the obvious!!) Of course, in Upstate NY in JUne I'm not so sure we'll have powerful enough sun beams.  What plans do you have? 

 

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Our issue is DH getting on the computer late at night and falling asleep on the couch with lights and computer and TV all on. Plus I was leaving the bathroom light on for the kids, but I've now started turning it off once they fall asleep.
Thanks for all the spread help smile.gif I'm hoping to pull them out in the next day or two and work with them.
And now its my turn to ask for vibes. A position is opening at DH's work that would take him from piecework self contractor to an hourly position with benefits and a company vehicle. If he could get it, it would make a monumental difference for us. His gas is costing us $180 a week alone right now. He would only have to put gas in his truck to get to and from work. His check would be consistant and it would make filing our taxes muuuuch easier, too. So any good vibes that can be spared would be appreciated.

Sending boatloads of good, positive employment energy for your DH!!!  heartbeat.gif

 

 

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My interview went fine, I think. I don't know if it would be a better fit for me or not than where I am now, but at least the program has a more diverse group of students, which would be fun.

 

Mamas, I just want my DH to have a good job instead of barely anything. He's such a good teacher, but he hasn't had a real full time job since fall 2009. He didn't hear anything today, ut we figure that since they had hundreds for each position, if they got through them in 2 days, that would be very fast. But we'll be in Maine next week. Hoefully they call his cell phone. But anyway, most of all, I want more time with my little girl. He does all the caretaking during the day, while I work (though I'm on break right now). Then I feel like I'm out of the loop. It's not like I don't want to work, I do. But I want to be able to take her to school and back, too.

 

Sigh. Okay, that's my pity party.

Good to hear that your interview went well and I will be keeping positive energy coming your way for DH to either get a call back on this job or find something that changes your situation so you can spend more time with your girlie. 

 

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I thought about it, but nah....too close, and we'd really only have a day and a half together. WAY too much money. And also he's too focused on starting a new job. I'll wait till July. I sure wish I could, though.

 

 

hug2.gif I hope he gets something soon, too. It has been a long time! How did his birthday celebration go? What did y'all do?

 

M is off to see his counselor. It's so quiet here without ds! DS causes so much trouble in the morning and evening....every.single.day. I dread morning and evening, and they are....or, they were...my two very favorite times of the day. I don't know when I'm getting him back. I think around 11. Then next week is his wilderness camp.

I hope that while DS is gone you get some QT with you!!  If it were me I'd do something special to pamper myself but then again some extended quiet time may be pampering enough!!

 

HOW AWESOME that M got this new job.  I hope this one is a great fit for him and he can move forward!!  Excellent to hear that he stood up for himself, too! 

 

Thanks for the ideas on home rituatls.  Z is just 2 now and I know she "gets" things a little more and I feel like it's time to ramp up a little more.  I copied and printed your ideas for later use!! smile.gif  Z is heading to a jewish faith based preschool program in the fall.  They celebrate the monthly Shabbat (which I am unfamiliar with, so much for me to learn, someone here has a Jewish background and perhaps can enlighten me) but from the handbook blurb  (lighting candles, reciting blessing and eating challah) it sounds similar to something I'd like to do at the new moon.  Again, I have VERY LITTLE knowledge in this area... but I am sure I will learn.  And I'm hoping it will help me to have a starting point share and develop our rituals with Z. 

 

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!!

post #57 of 97
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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostI hope that while DS is gone you get some QT with you!!  If it were me I'd do something special to pamper myself but then again some extended quiet time may be pampering enough!!

 

HOW AWESOME that M got this new job.  I hope this one is a great fit for him and he can move forward!!  Excellent to hear that he stood up for himself, too! 

 

GREAT idea. I think I shall schedule a massage.

 

M is thankful-- so am I. Thank you for the well-wishes! Yeah, I am really proud of him for standing up for himself. He tends to doormat-ness, so this is huge.

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Congrats to M on getting this job, Maiasaura!  And I will be thinking prosperity thoughts for Mommy2Austin's and witchygrrl's husbands also.

 

Everyone here has been sick, blah.  My spouse got it first and got over it first, so now he's saddled with taking care of the rest of us.  But I'm going to the doctor today (maybe they'll give me some of the good cough syrup...)  ;)

 

On a positive note, it looks like we'll be able to go out of town for a weekend in August!  We'd be attending an event at Raven Kaldera's farm (anyone here read some of his books?)  I hope everything works out WRT our finances, everybody's health, and getting eldercare for my mom for a few days.

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Maia: how's your week going without DS??  Did you get your massage yet?

 

glassesgirl: lots of healthy, positive, loving energy your way, mama!! Sounds like a fun trip.

 

Our next trip is to a private farm down in NEPA for a wedding.  A fabulous outdoor, non traditional, bonfire and guitars at the reception, sleep in a tent wedding!  HOORAY!!  The couple is moving to Santo Domingo soon after the wedding taking only 2 bags and a carry on so they say "no gifts necessary" or donate to the honeymoon in Maine if you really want to.  We have a farmer at the FM that makes amazing fruit butters so I think I will get them a jar of that and some crackers for their drive to Maine.  

 

Here's one for you, mamas.  Yesterday I was carrying Z downstairs and we looked out the window at the top of the steps and she says "Jesus is there" and I was like WTH?  So I replied with "Jesus is where?" and she said "At Grandma's house" (MIL) So I asked her what she knew about Jesus and she said "Jesus loves you!"  then I was like oh man... what do we have here?  She plays year round with a manger set at my dad and his wife's house and knows the baby's name is Jesus but I wonder what the grandparents have been telling her.  It doesn't sound like much and we really are open and accepting about our parents being Christians (my inlaws being SUPERCatholics - they are part of a secular order of monks).  They know we don't attend church and we had a baby blessing and talked about Nature being our church, etc.  Do you think we should broach the subject with our parents more?  Mostly what I got from this was that I need to step up my game in letting her know what we believe and practice and our tolerance of other religions.  

 

Lots of joyous energy sent out to all you mamas. blowkiss.gif

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Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View PostCongrats to M on getting this job, Maiasaura! 

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostMaia: how's your week going without DS??  Did you get your massage yet?

 

Our next trip is to a private farm down in NEPA for a wedding.  A fabulous outdoor, non traditional, bonfire and guitars at the reception, sleep in a tent wedding!  

 

Do you think we should broach the subject with our parents more?  Mostly what I got from this was that I need to step up my game in letting her know what we believe and practice and our tolerance of other religions.  

 

My week is SO quiet. I really, really needed this. My massage is 10am Friday-- right before I pick up ds orngbiggrin.gif I will really need it! High on massage, yay!

 

That wedding sounds like so.much.fun!

 

No. I don't. Z is two, right? I would leave it alone, honestly. She won't remember a THING. I worried about all that stuff, too, when DS was that little, about religion, about food, about all sorts of stuff, and now that he's 11, in hindsight NONE of it had any impact at all. What seems to have had the most impact, so far (YAY me!) is my influence as his parent love.gif I would keep up dialogue with her, though. Asking questions, letting her ask questions.

 

Mamas, I am utterly indignant on M's behalf-- he got fired last Monday, and started this new job today. so a week and two days. He had to leave all his tools at the old job till two days ago (so, a week from being fired) and he left them, without looking at them, in his car, till today-- when he found out that some of them had been ripped off by the people at this last job, and they'd broken a drawer in his (very expensive) tool chest, too. I am so freaking mad.

I told him no freaking way are you going to just be mad and let this go by, no WAY. He's such a doormat. I'd be marching MY ass into that old job on his behalf, if I were there, he knows I would, so I was like M, listen, it was just yesterday that you were telling me that you were so worried about leaving the tools in your car because they're your livelihood and you were worried about them getting stolen. GO DO SOMETHING about this.

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