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Well... I had a very hard time feeling the Holiday spirit this year... and now, I don't know why I even tried...

I was supposed to spend the day in the city today, with my best friend, shopping for DH's gift, our new pj's (a tradition in our family on Christmas Eve) and Stoking stuffers...

Thanks to my youngest acting up yesterday, I cancelled...

We are under a storm watch (maybe over 3 feets of snow by tomorrow night and more on Saturday) so shopping won't happen... I don't even know when will be able to do grocery shopping...

This mean DH have to go get his own gift and the stocking will remain empty... and no special meal for Yule nor Christmas...

 

Can someone wake me up in Spring? I'm done.

 

Valerie--- I'm good at brainstorming food. Tell what you have in the cabinets and let's see what kinds of holiday meals we can dream up. I would get out RIGHT NOW and stock up on whatever. You've got a bit of time. Have you got water put by? And a way to heat your house, or at least one room? Maybe a new tradition of playing games and cards. Also, see what you have around the house...do you ever "put by" some extra gifts and things, that you can give to DH instead? Or maybe you two can prowl the refrigerator or the rest of the house to see what you can put in the stockings anyway? And then have a belated holiday after the storm passes?

Don't worry, it'll all be OK. It's about being together, anyway, right?

 

M sounds a LOT better today. He hasn't taken that one med and already he sounds more coherent. He's a bit cranky, but he's 6 days off of cigarettes, too. And his dd32 is giving him shite about him giving me access to his medical care. What.Ever. Remember in July what a beyotch she was? I am NOT having that happen again, ever. She can just grow the eff up.

post #42 of 91
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amlikam, I missed that you are pregnant. Congrats! When are you due? In Mid June.

 

It sounds like quiet the journey. sorry the Dr was so abrasive.

 

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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

Well... I had a very hard time feeling the Holiday spirit this year... and now, I don't know why I even tried...

I was supposed to spend the day in the city today, with my best friend, shopping for DH's gift, our new pj's (a tradition in our family on Christmas Eve) and Stoking stuffers...

Thanks to my youngest acting up yesterday, I cancelled...

We are under a storm watch (maybe over 3 feets of snow by tomorrow night and more on Saturday) so shopping won't happen... I don't even know when will be able to do grocery shopping...

This mean DH have to go get his own gift and the stocking will remain empty... and no special meal for Yule nor Christmas...

 

That's such a bummer. (How I wish I was getting your snow!!!) Could you dig arround the cabinets for a special "clearing out the old food" meal? I am sure this will be a special year (the year we had so much snow it was impossible to go food/present shopping). And maybe you could wrap up a pair of old pajamas with an IOU a PJ night in a few weeks?
 

post #43 of 91

Maia, glad M if feeling better! And thank you for the card! What a nice surprise for me!

 

 

As for me... Thank you both for your support... We do have water and the fireplace is keeping us warm so we're safe and will ride this storm just right... But neither DH nor I are in the mood to celebrate right now... We'll keep it really low key... 

 

I'm just... well... sad that nothing goes as wished or as planned, once again. I'm fed up with having to deal with my daughter's intensity and behaviour. And fed up with the sibbling fights over stupid things because one's intensity mix badly with the other's hormone surges!

 

Ya... sounds like we have all the ingredients for the end-of-the-world: grumpy overwhelmed and exhausted parents, drama intense little girl and hormonal teen stucked into the house for long hours... Add emotions to the mix and BAM! 

 

 

I might feel different in a couple of hours... or days... So thank you again! I might come back for food ideas... if I get enough energy to go through the freezer and pantry to see what is on hand.

 

 

For now, I think I'll indulge and take a nap... 

post #44 of 91
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REDVEG!!!! hug.gif  How are you?  The last I remember your kiddos were waiting for school acceptances and whatnot!  How are they?  How are you doing with that transition?  How were your sunflowers this past summer?  I planted some of my own and would think of you occasionally and wonder how it all was going... hopefully well.  So happy to see you!! 

 

 

Last night we lit our Yule log for the first time and did the bell ringing for wishes (thanks for that idea!!) it was great.  Z really got in to it and loved taking turns and hearing our wishes, too.  Tonight we read from the Circle Round book.  I think I was going to make props for that... I better go do it while she sleeps!!  Eeekk.... 

Things here are moving along pretty well. My kids are all in school now and in the beginning it was difficult but they seem to be falling in to a nice rhythm. For me it took me a few weeks to really be okay with it.  My sunflowers were decent but could have been much better.  I had a few spectacular ones that made up for the so so ones. how did yours turnout?  What props are you making?

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REDVEG!!! Yay! Missed ya, woman. Glad you are back on here. How's your kids doing? How does your one like WPI?

 

My ds loves it!  He fits in so well there and is really starting to enjoy the experience.  Thanks for asking.  I am going to make a not to check in here daily and see if I can keep up.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

Well... I had a very hard time feeling the Holiday spirit this year... and now, I don't know why I even tried...

I was supposed to spend the day in the city today, with my best friend, shopping for DH's gift, our new pj's (a tradition in our family on Christmas Eve) and Stoking stuffers...

Thanks to my youngest acting up yesterday, I cancelled...

We are under a storm watch (maybe over 3 feets of snow by tomorrow night and more on Saturday) so shopping won't happen... I don't even know when will be able to do grocery shopping...

This mean DH have to go get his own gift and the stocking will remain empty... and no special meal for Yule nor Christmas...

 

Can someone wake me up in Spring? I'm done.

I am right there with ya.  So not in the holiday, decorating, baking mood.  It is because this is a year full of changes but I so know how you feel.  I wish I could fast forward to Spring as well.  (((hugs))) hoping things turn around.

 

 

 

 

I hope everyone is doing well and am looking forward to keeping up:)

post #45 of 91
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How do you like this book? I almost bought it today (I've almost bought it a number of times......) Very curious. I ended up buying http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0078Y077W/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i01 but still have the circle round book in my wish list.

 

We did sun cookies in my pizzelle maker (a lemon sugar cookie recipe) but we will also do clementines to remind us of the sun. And since reading this book my DD loves the ritual even more.  http://www.amazon.com/Sun-Egg-Elsa-Beskow/dp/0863155855/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355949494&sr=1-1&keywords=sun+egg  (The book has a cute idea, but I was not terribly impressed with the story line, I feel like more could have been done with it- however but I enjoy the concept of a sun egg love.gif)

I really like Circle Round and know I will use it more and more as Z gets older.   I liked the story about the Birth of the Sun best and it really helped to have little props to help her get into the story.  She is carrying around "Night" and the sun.  I think she *kind of* understood.  thumb.gif  

 

Everytime I hear "sun eggs" I think of lemons.  There was an episode of the show Party Down where Jennifer Coolidge drops some LSD and sees a bowl of lemons and proclaims them "beautiful sun eggs" so that's what we call lemons here.  Lemon Sugar cookies sound DELISH!! mmmmm....

 

 

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So DH didn't get the job at Amazon. He's relieved that we don't have to move back up to Seattle. He talked to a video game specific recruiter on Monday and was super excited about working with him.

We're going over to a friend's house on Friday.

 

Having a stressful day dwelling on money. Ugh. I hate this time of year.

I am glad that not getting the job was a relief in not having to make the decision to more.  Hope the video game recruiter pans out!!  Will keep my fingers crossed and send lots of positive energy.  

 

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M sounds a LOT better today. He hasn't taken that one med and already he sounds more coherent. He's a bit cranky, but he's 6 days off of cigarettes, too. And his dd32 is giving him shite about him giving me access to his medical care. What.Ever. Remember in July what a beyotch she was? I am NOT having that happen again, ever. She can just grow the eff up.

SO. GLAD. you were able to advocate for M even if it was from NC.  I remember what immaturity M's DD displayed this past summer.  I am so glad that M has you to help him and doesn't have to rely on her insanity!!!  Just hearing that he is 6 days off ciggies makes me want to punch someone for him.  Hahaha.  That first month was the freaking WORST!!  I sympathize...but love how easy it is to BREATHE and walk up flights of stairs, etc. now. winky.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View Post

Well... I had a very hard time feeling the Holiday spirit this year... and now, I don't know why I even tried...

I was supposed to spend the day in the city today, with my best friend, shopping for DH's gift, our new pj's (a tradition in our family on Christmas Eve) and Stoking stuffers...

Thanks to my youngest acting up yesterday, I cancelled...

We are under a storm watch (maybe over 3 feets of snow by tomorrow night and more on Saturday) so shopping won't happen... I don't even know when will be able to do grocery shopping...

This mean DH have to go get his own gift and the stocking will remain empty... and no special meal for Yule nor Christmas...

 

Can someone wake me up in Spring? I'm done.

hug2.gif it sounds like a VERY frustrating time you're having!! Hopefully you can shake the negative feelings you're having... sounds like you're going to have quite the adventure and I hope it turns out to be very special and happily memorable.  Perhaps just being together will make your Yule meal special.  

 

Off to make our sun bread... Happy Yule Eve, EVERYONE!!  weeeee!!! joy.gif
post #46 of 91
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Originally Posted by amlikam View PostCould you dig arround the cabinets for a special "clearing out the old food" meal? I am sure this will be a special year (the year we had so much snow it was impossible to go food/present shopping). And maybe you could wrap up a pair of old pajamas with an IOU a PJ night in a few weeks?

 

 

What a brilliant idea, about the PJs with an IOU!

 

And yeah, you can kill two birds with one stone-- clean out the cabinets, do an inventory of your food stores, AND have a special meal.

I almost always have stew on Solstice. Do you eat meat? Do you have any meat in the freezer? Throw that, plus every veggie you can find, into the crock pot. YUM! Oh, and add maybe an envelope of onion soup mix or something. Gravy mix. Whatever mix. Can of chicken/mushroom/celery soup. Something to pull it all together.

 

We're having chicken/turkey soup. Stew. I wanted beef, but we're going out of town on Sunday, and turkey soup fixin's is what I have in the house. Oh well! So we're both having leftover-clearing-out-the-old-food meal lol.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Valerie.Qc View PostMaia, glad M if feeling better! And thank you for the card! What a nice surprise for me!

 

 

As for me... Thank you both for your support... We do have water and the fireplace is keeping us warm so we're safe and will ride this storm just right... But neither DH nor I are in the mood to celebrate right now... We'll keep it really low key... 

 

I'm just... well... sad that nothing goes as wished or as planned, once again.

 

Naps are sometimes not an indulgence....but necessary recharging.

 

As for nothing going as wished....I know, mama, I know. This is where you Practice Acceptance. This is where you, like they say in AA, Let Go And Let God(dess). Sometimes it just plain sucks to do that, but if you try to live in an attitude of gratitude, things go lots better for you. Go write down 5 blessings you have. Right now. Get off the computer for 5 seconds and get a pen and write them down. K?

And then write down your children's names and your DH's name, in a list. Then write, next to their names, your favorite thing about each one.

There's your homework for the day orngbiggrin.gif

 

I am SO GLAD you got your card! I realized after I sent it, that it didn't have enough postage, and I was sure they'd send it back. So YAY!!!

 

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Originally Posted by vydalea View PostSO. GLAD. you were able to advocate for M even if it was from NC.  I remember what immaturity M's DD displayed this past summer.  I am so glad that M has you to help him and doesn't have to rely on her insanity!!!  Just hearing that he is 6 days off ciggies makes me want to punch someone for him.  Hahaha.  That first month was the freaking WORST!!  I sympathize...but love how easy it is to BREATHE and walk up flights of stairs, etc. now. winky.gif

 

 

Thank you! You are always so sweet about us.

He's still a little confused today, but not *nearly* as much as the past week or so. He did sleep a bunch, and around 4pm it took 20 minutes for me to get through to him to take his earpiece out of his ear and go put it on the charger, but most of the earlier part of the day was nearly normal. Yay. I hope it's this one med and that he gets sort of back to himself. So scary.

Tomorrow is Solstice! We're getting up early to watch the Sunrise, then we're offering up (I hate to say "throwing up" -- lol.gif -- it just sounds so wrong!) Sun-shaped gingerbread cookies, frosted with yellow frosting and sprinkles. And libations of sparkling cider. Then chilling all day. We're doing more Solsticey things on Saturday, but tomorrow I am keeping ds home from his last day of school and we're doing that, and opening stockings, and then later on, his best friend is staying the night while her mom goes to her coven for some celebration.
Saturday, she's coming to pick up both kids to give me a break. Then coming back with them and we'll all have a soup (stew?) together, exchange gifts, and go to the public ritual on Saturday night.

Sunday we are going out of town. Usually we go straight to my mom's, a 7-8 hour drive, but this year, we're stopping by my cousin, who moved down here from NJ, and lives right on the way. We'll get up a bit later, go to her house, hang for awhile, stay over, then get up early Xmas eve morning and go to mom's for the rest of the week.

 

Yay!

post #47 of 91
Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Mail: I'm glad they are doing something hopefully that med is all that's wrong and he'll be better quickly. Your holiday sounds like fun. My kids have never done solstice before so I'm just going simple and letting them make some construction paper suns for our tree and the windows to decorate and maybe make some lemon cookies and we'll have a quiche for dinner tomorrow night and a fire outside.

Valerie: sorry your spirit was crushed. I agree just share your list and something good can be made. I've had a time with this year myself but I'm trying to get through it.

I think we finally finalized our plans here so i can finish shopping, maybe tonight? We're doing a little solstice here together tomorrow night then Christmas with my mom and her new family Sunday night. Christmas eve is Christmas with my siblings then our gifts to each other and the big family gathering Christmas day. Should be interesting to say the least.
post #48 of 91

Happy solstice everyone! Grandmother Winter awoke just in time to leave some snow for us this morning. The weather kept us from spending as much time as I had hoped, but the snow more than compensated. I love Circle Round. Along with Celebrating the Great Mother, those are probably my go-to books. When the rain (and then snow) made my outdoor focused solstice celebration sound cold and miserable, we had a lovely dream incubation ritual inspired from that book. Then when we awoke, we brought in the bowl where we collected this first snow and brought out garlands of dried fruit and cereal for the wildlife.

 

Blessings to all, especially those struggling during this time.

post #49 of 91
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Happy solstice everyone! Grandmother Winter awoke just in time to leave some snow for us this morning. The weather kept us from spending as much time as I had hoped, but the snow more than compensated. I love Circle Round. Along with Celebrating the Great Mother, those are probably my go-to books. When the rain (and then snow) made my outdoor focused solstice celebration sound cold and miserable, we had a lovely dream incubation ritual inspired from that book. Then when we awoke, we brought in the bowl where we collected this first snow and brought out garlands of dried fruit and cereal for the wildlife.

 

Blessings to all, especially those struggling during this time.

 

Now you have to make snow cream yummy.gif We haven't had snow here in something like two years greensad.gif so no snow cream for me.

 

Happy Solstice, everybody! flower.gif

post #50 of 91

More solstice love:

 

http://sharonknight.bandcamp.com/track/solstice-prayer Anyone notice that I have a deep love of this CD?

http://thorncoyle.bandcamp.com/track/hallowed-light and more T Thorn Coyle with a very different feel

 

And a great poem by ee cummings for this day, "I Thank You God":

 

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of allnothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

post #51 of 91
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Things here are moving along pretty well. My kids are all in school now and in the beginning it was difficult but they seem to be falling in to a nice rhythm. For me it took me a few weeks to really be okay with it.  My sunflowers were decent but could have been much better.  I had a few spectacular ones that made up for the so so ones. how did yours turnout?  What props are you making?

I am right there with ya.  So not in the holiday, decorating, baking mood.  It is because this is a year full of changes but I so know how you feel.  I wish I could fast forward to Spring as well.  (((hugs))) hoping things turn around.

I hope everyone is doing well and am looking forward to keeping up:)

So happy to hear that the kids AND you are all falling into rhythm with school.  heartbeat.gif  I can't imagine what it must have been like at first.  I always say I am never letting Z go away to school (a blatant lie, but still...) because my heart aches even now thinking of her not here... 

 

The sunflowers were BRILLIANT!  i couldn't even believe it.  Of course I had to harvest and roast as many seeds as I could which I am not sure I will do next year because it was so time consuming and watching the squirrels hang upside down on the flower to eat the seeds was so entertaining. haha.  Do you roast your seeds?  

 

The props I made were little felt pieces of the sun, the "Night" with big arms to be able to hold the sun, children and a hill so they could move up it to wait for the sun and some trees and flowers and grass.  I did them all in construction paper for the day we read the story since I had NOT made them ahead of time and then did them over in felt last night so we can use them next year.  

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What a brilliant idea, about the PJs with an IOU!

 

And yeah, you can kill two birds with one stone-- clean out the cabinets, do an inventory of your food stores, AND have a special meal.

I almost always have stew on Solstice. Do you eat meat? Do you have any meat in the freezer? Throw that, plus every veggie you can find, into the crock pot. YUM! Oh, and add maybe an envelope of onion soup mix or something. Gravy mix. Whatever mix. Can of chicken/mushroom/celery soup. Something to pull it all together.

 

We're having chicken/turkey soup. Stew. I wanted beef, but we're going out of town on Sunday, and turkey soup fixin's is what I have in the house. Oh well! So we're both having leftover-clearing-out-the-old-food meal lol.gif

 

Thank you! You are always so sweet about us.

He's still a little confused today, but not *nearly* as much as the past week or so. He did sleep a bunch, and around 4pm it took 20 minutes for me to get through to him to take his earpiece out of his ear and go put it on the charger, but most of the earlier part of the day was nearly normal. Yay. I hope it's this one med and that he gets sort of back to himself. So scary.

 

 I had planned to make a nice stew out of some of the veggies from the garden that I have in our freezer.  We had boxed mac and cheese. ha!  DH had the day off and Z was at her grandmas and the day just got away from us... we did throw our bread in the morning and talk more about thanking the sun and welcoming the sun back.  Honestly, to Z having mac and cheese is a delight as it is her favorite so it all worked out. Maybe we'll have that stew tonight... or not... 

 

Glad to hear M is doing better.  It usually takes a bit for all of the Rx to get out of the system, right?  I really know little to nothing about meds.  

 

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And a great poem by ee cummings for this day, "I Thank You God":

 

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of allnothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

I LOOOooooVVvveEE ee cummings!!  Thanks for sharing that poem and the other links.  So beautiful.


I hope everyone had a wonderful Solstice and enjoys the rest of the year!  luxlove.gif

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Valerie:  Many hugs to you. Sorry it's a difficult time.  I hope things turn around for the better for you and your family.

 

 

Well, I have some big news.  Had the big 3 yr IEP meeting on Thursday.  The school district has admitted that my son needs an out of district placement.  FINALLY!  I've been fighting for this for years!  Of course, all the schools that they suggested are the cheapest ones (and not suitable for my son.)  My attorney suggested the private school that I went to see and the district added it to their list.  I just hope that the district approves the school that I finally choose.

 

I've been homeschooling but my son really would benefit from being in a specialized school.  He needs to learn how to be in school and needs to learn appropriate coping strategies that work for him.

 

 

I know many of you celebrate Christmas (secular) as well as Solstice so I'm wishing you all a very happy Christmas.  

post #53 of 91
Glad everyone had a great solstice and love that poem! The in laws came into town so I've been crazy busy with them and all the holiday stuff too. Tonight is gifts and dinner at moms. I still have a ton to cook so I'm back to the kitchen. Happy holidays all!
post #54 of 91

I LOVE ee cummings! Beautiful poem!

 

We're doing okay here. Our landlords switched from a oral agreement of going month to month, to kicking us out and only giving us 30 days. They're moving back and need the house. She was being all vague in the email and acting liked she told us already, which she hadn't. DH and I are ex-Microsoft, where you do not be vague in emails so that was really frustrating to deal with. We're between a rock and a hard place because we don't know where we're going to end up for DH's job. We might drive up to Oregon to visit DH's grandma. 

 

He talked to a company and they're really excited about him. Its in San Francisco! We have friends there already and great dear friends moving there!! We so hope for that one. Nothing happening until after the new year though. We already started packing though. We need to work out logistics, which might be challenging but doable. 

 

Solstice was so so here, we didn't really do anything but we did go to a friend's house and had a wonderful time. DH and friend's DH bonded! It was adorable! Merry Christmas to those that celebrate! 

post #55 of 91

ok please let me know when i can start spazzing out big time, k? whistling.gif

 

till then, sorry about the 30 days notice, having just went thru that, i know how hard it can be.

feel free to come vent and plan on a getting ready to move thread that is in the organizing and decluttering section 

post #56 of 91
O lol i think its safe to start spazzing out. We survived Christmas at moms now it's crunch time tonight and the big dinner tomorrow. Blah!

Sorry about that 30 days notice. Hope that job comes through though
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Valerie:  Many hugs to you. Sorry it's a difficult time.  I hope things turn around for the better for you and your family.

 

 

Well, I have some big news.  Had the big 3 yr IEP meeting on Thursday.  The school district has admitted that my son needs an out of district placement.  FINALLY!  I've been fighting for this for years!  Of course, all the schools that they suggested are the cheapest ones (and not suitable for my son.)  My attorney suggested the private school that I went to see and the district added it to their list.  I just hope that the district approves the school that I finally choose.

 

I've been homeschooling but my son really would benefit from being in a specialized school.  He needs to learn how to be in school and needs to learn appropriate coping strategies that work for him.

 

 

I know many of you celebrate Christmas (secular) as well as Solstice so I'm wishing you all a very happy Christmas.  

joy.gif  HOOOOOOORRRRAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!  I am so so so happy that DS's school district has recognized his needs!  I will keep hope that you get the school of your choice!!!!  What great news for you and DS!! heartbeat.gif

 

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Glad everyone had a great solstice and love that poem! The in laws came into town so I've been crazy busy with them and all the holiday stuff too. Tonight is gifts and dinner at moms. I still have a ton to cook so I'm back to the kitchen. Happy holidays all!

Do you love being in your kitchen?  My good friend and I were discussing her holiday dinner last night.  She basically spends 3 days preparing and an entire day cooking for her *DELICIOUS FEAST*  yummy.gif  She is a super foodie, and only cooks veg and sustainable so I can only imagine how scrumptious her meals are.  I, on the other hand, do not love to spend days in my kitchen... I've tried it and it's not for me.  I admire those who can, though.  What are you making?  

 

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I LOVE ee cummings! Beautiful poem!

 

We're doing okay here. Our landlords switched from a oral agreement of going month to month, to kicking us out and only giving us 30 days. They're moving back and need the house. She was being all vague in the email and acting liked she told us already, which she hadn't. DH and I are ex-Microsoft, where you do not be vague in emails so that was really frustrating to deal with. We're between a rock and a hard place because we don't know where we're going to end up for DH's job. We might drive up to Oregon to visit DH's grandma. 

 

He talked to a company and they're really excited about him. Its in San Francisco! We have friends there already and great dear friends moving there!! We so hope for that one. Nothing happening until after the new year though. We already started packing though. We need to work out logistics, which might be challenging but doable. 

 

Solstice was so so here, we didn't really do anything but we did go to a friend's house and had a wonderful time. DH and friend's DH bonded! It was adorable! Merry Christmas to those that celebrate! 

I hope that in the end all of this works out perfectly for you no matter how stressful and weird it must feel at this moment.  blowkiss.gif

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ok please let me know when i can start spazzing out big time, k? whistling.gif

 

 

Why are you spazzing?    I was spazzing on Saturday and into yesterday morning.  DH sent me off on a run (a perfect suggestion on his part) and after listening to some HOLE "Live through this" album and running 3.6 miles I got all the spazzy holiday angst out and felt much better.  I hope the same happens for you.  

 

Just an hour and a half until the Christmas portion of the holiday season officially kicks off with Xmas Eve dinner at the inlaws.  Last night was our "Eve Eve" celebration here at our house where we have all of our friends over since everyone is in town visiting their families.  We have a big feast (last night it was pizza and a baked potato bar), drinks, cookies and everyone makes their own personalized reindeer which I later laminate and hang on the wall.  I have tons of them all over my house made since the year 2000.  This is my favorite party of the season.  Now we do extended family stuff until the 26th when we will wake up, have a big breakfast and just be a trio of love all day long.  

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Adorkable is a dear real life friend of mine who is moving to San Fran in about a year(?), so if we end up there as well we'll both spazzing out with happy! I'm sure we could get into all sorts of crazy fun antics together with our kiddos!

You know you're a mom when you're happy to go to a crazy packed grocery store on Christmas eve if and only if you get to leave kiddo at home with dad. smile.gif I usually hate grocery stores but I was happily bumbling along with my latte having me some "alone time".
Oh yeah! Someone sent us two $25 starbucks gift cards! No from but addressed to both of us! So awesome! AND the couple next to us at a diner bought our dinner the other night!

I found some Hello Kitty temporary tattoos for DD! She's only 10 months but has always been so curious about our tattoos so she gets to be just like dad and mom.
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Ugh, on the 30 days. I wish you could buy my house.

 

Vydalea, I think I saw your reindeer wall, but I can't remember how or why. Where did I see the photo of that?
 

It's been a very rough two days, mamas. I am so glad I'm able to be distracted by Christmas and visiting. This is what I posted to my FB yesterday morning:

 

M was hospitalized this morning for psych issues. Eval and other things. i haven't got the whole story yet but I have talked to him, and to the doctor (YAY! I count! I can get communications from them!) and he's sounding very slightly more coherent this evening than this morning. The doc was glad to talk to me as i was able to give real and coherent insight as to his meds and condition.
I was frantically worried, and still am, but frankly I am just relieved that he is where he can be cared for.
He will very likely be there for Christmas, and maybe even New Year's...but I was like...M, you're 56, not 6, it's just another 24 hours, you can celebrate after. I want you healthy and that is the number one thing that matters.

 

 

He is still there. I can still sometimes talk to him. it's hard because it's a hall phone of some sort, for everyone on the floor. They only get 10m at a time to talk, and if you even get through you have to have whoever answers try to find who you want to talk to.
I haven't talked to any doctors since. I have to try to find someone who will talk to me, as I don't think M is gonna give me the complete story-- only his version, which likely will be incomplete, wishful thinking, stubborn, or whatever. I need to talk to his doctor before he gets released.

 

We spent the night at my cousin's last night. She moved 4 hours away from me and we haven't seen her in 4 years, so that was neat! Now we're at my mom's. Im trying to relax with the computer. I'm SO tired and frazzled and worn out.
 

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That said, I want some Hello Kitty tattoos! Where did you get?

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