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post #41 of 72

Yes, maple sugaring places! It's "Cabane à Sucre" ou "Érablière" in french. 

post #42 of 72
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Yes, maple sugaring places! It's "Cabane à Sucre" ou "Érablière" in french. 

 

"Cabane à Sucre"-- house of sugar? Literal translation? Guessing winky.gif

post #43 of 72
Okay, i had to google maple sugaring... it's a place where the maple syrup is made? I might sound silly but i have run across 2 places in my life with "sugar shack" in their name. One was a food stand at a music festival that served organic food and one is an ice cream parlor/bakery... so you can understand my confusion! Ha.

Cleaning and reorganizing kitchen cupboards for TM time today. I am beat, that takes a LOT of figuring...

Nothing going on this weekend and i am loving it!!!!!!
post #44 of 72
Yes a sugar shack is where the maple syrup is made. :-) sometimes they serve breakfast which is nice.
post #45 of 72

Hey I am creating a ritual for Hathor this upcoming weekend. I am wondering if any of you might know a chant or song which my be Hathor invoking and easy to share?

post #46 of 72
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Hey I am creating a ritual for Hathor this upcoming weekend. I am wondering if any of you might know a chant or song which my be Hathor invoking and easy to share?

 

 

Asked my friend, who's really into Egyptian stuff....here's her answer:

 

my 'cybertemple' of Hathor has a couple of Her invocations from the Book of the dead you could use. http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/cybertemples/Hathor.html

post #47 of 72
Yes thank you!
post #48 of 72
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Happy spring equinox! My youngest and I are sick. Boo! What are you all doing today?
post #49 of 72
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Happy spring equinox! My youngest and I are sick. Boo! What are you all doing today?

 

UGH for sickness! Boo! I try, though, to look at sickness as the Universe's way of saying STOP DOING STUFF lol.gif Y'know? Sometimes we just need to chill, and we don't ever. So, bam, sick.

 

I got my ds a basket, but he didn't get it early because he had to go to school, and he is SO distractable in the morning that I certainly don't want to add candy into the mix. He has no idea he's getting a basket. We're not doing anything special other than that. We have the public ritual on Saturday afternoon. YAY, I will have something to do with the dozen of colored eggs we are making this afternoon, because there's a potluck! I love eggs, and I love them bubbled (deviled, plain, egg salad, you name it...) but ds doesn't like them and no way can I plow through a dozen before they go bad. Or I puke, whichever comes first ROTFLMAO.gif

 

Happy Ostara! chicken3.gif

 

This candle.gif is for my friend (well, acquaintance) Nora Cedarwind Young, who is dying mecry.gif She's not even 50yo yet. She is a mom of 4, and a grandma, and she got some sort of infection in her leg, which healed, but now her liver is shutting down. Maybe other organs, too; I haven't heard the whole story. This is her website: http://www.thresholdsoflife.org/

post #50 of 72

happy ostara (a day late!) !!

 

We are doing our celebrating today when Z gets up from nap.  We will go out and wake up our garden with bells and finger cymbals (Z's favorite thing ever, i swear) and then we will come inside and make some flower cookies.  yumyum.  I might take Z on a bike ride to look for signs of spring, too.

 

Maia, I am sad to hear about your friend.  How terrible - I cannot even fathom.  Her site is beautiful and uplifting.  I hope she is able to face her passing with the amazing strength that she seems to have for others on her site.  heartbeat.gif

post #51 of 72
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Originally Posted by vydalea View Post I hope she is able to face her passing with the amazing strength that she seems to have for others on her site.  heartbeat.gif

 

My thoughts exactly. I took a workshop from her years ago, and I've been very intrigued by her work. I wouldn't mind maybe learning it. In her honor, the first thing I am going to do is have my will re-written (only the part about who takes care of ds, as that is outdated), and get the other paperwork in order.

post #52 of 72

Geez, that reminds me that DH and I need to actually make a will.  Yikes!!  I am going to start it right now.   Aiyiyi...

post #53 of 72
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Geez, that reminds me that DH and I need to actually make a will.  Yikes!!  I am going to start it right now.   Aiyiyi...

 

We totally do, too.  duh.gif  I'm embarrassed over how long it has been on my "to do" list.

 

I have been very saddened by the news about Nora, as well.  Although I do not know her, I have heard of her wonderful work through my friend Joanna Powell-Colbert.  Joanna posted some touching pics on her FB page of friends of Nora decorating the box that will hold Nora's body for cremation in celebration of her life (a practice Nora teaches in her workshops).  Very beautiful and meaningful.

post #54 of 72

We need to do our will too!

 

Happy Ostara a few days late! I love the idea of waking up your garden!

 

We're still at Grandma's in Oregon, so ready to have our own place. DH has an interview on Wednesday in Seattle with a great company that he's really excited about. So send good energy our way! He's suppose to meet the owner of a big game company in San Fran later next week but he would have to drive since flights out of here are $600. It makes me really nervous, him driving all that way for one meeting. We'll see if he ends up going after the Seattle interview.

 

DD had a horrible cold and ear infection last week :(. She had a 104 degree fever so we had to take her to the walk in clinic and get her some anti-biotics. She's also teething all four 1st year molars at the same time. They're not all the way through yet but I can see more white tips. Poor girl. Getting her to take the meds was awful - she screamed and then would aspirate the meds. I hated having to restrain her to give her the meds. She doesn't trust us now :(. I can't spoon feed her anything. We do baby led weaning except for baby oatmeal for the iron and yogurt for thrush. She didn't eat all last week but is back to eating a ton, which is so good to see. And boy did I miss her smiling and laughing.

post #55 of 72
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Originally Posted by siddal View Posthave been very saddened by the news about Nora, as well.  Although I do not know her, I have heard of her wonderful work through my friend Joanna Powell-Colbert.  Joanna posted some touching pics on her FB page of friends of Nora decorating the box that will hold Nora's body for cremation in celebration of her life (a practice Nora teaches in her workshops).  Very beautiful and meaningful.

 

I saw that, too. I haven't met Joanna, but I did meet Nora a bunch of times at PSG and took a workshop. Joanna must be that sweet if Nora is. Which Nora is. And I thought it was really cool of Joanna to release the painting of Nora that she did (sans copyright) so that people could print it out and put it on their altars if they wanted to. I did.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kaydove View PostHappy Ostara a few days late! I love the idea of waking up your garden!

 

We're still at Grandma's in Oregon, so ready to have our own place. DH has an interview on Wednesday in Seattle with a great company that he's really excited about. So send good energy our way! He's suppose to meet the owner of a big game company in San Fran later next week but he would have to drive since flights out of here are $600. It makes me really nervous, him driving all that way for one meeting. We'll see if he ends up going after the Seattle interview.

 

DD had a horrible cold and ear infection last week :(. She had a 104 degree fever so we had to take her to the walk in clinic and get her some anti-biotics. She's also teething all four 1st year molars at the same time. They're not all the way through yet but I can see more white tips. Poor girl. Getting her to take the meds was awful - she screamed and then would aspirate the meds. I hated having to restrain her to give her the meds. She doesn't trust us now :(. I can't spoon feed her anything. We do baby led weaning except for baby oatmeal for the iron and yogurt for thrush. She didn't eat all last week but is back to eating a ton, which is so good to see. And boy did I miss her smiling and laughing.

 

If you want to call me, I'll send you my phone number and sing you the wakey-wakey song that I made up when my ds was three. We sang it at Imbolc. Went around in the snow, with twigs for wands, touched all the plants and trees on our walk, and sang them the wakey song.

 

Tell your DH to get a bunch of books-on-tape. How long is the drive? I don't mind driving. I keep pretty busy in my head lol.gif

 

Poor dd! How old is she again? I had to restrain my ds for years, with meds. It's all good-- he's 12 and doesn't remember a thing, and trusts me utterly thumb.gif You'll be fine, just keep loving her!

post #56 of 72
Got illustration number two for the book. Going to propose series number two to the publisher. Began planting indoor seeds for the garden while waiting for the snow to melt and the wind to die down.
More later.
post #57 of 72
Sorry to hear about your friend's passage, that sounds like a beautiful ritual.

I totally have been wanting to do a will. Where do we start?? Ugh! Ever since my dad died in oct it has really been on my mind. (he didn't leave one and now we are sorting stuff out).

Kaydove I am glad DD is feeling better. That is so rough for them to be so sick at that age. My own DD got RSV with double lung pneumonia at 7mo- it was so hard to give her Meds that she didn't projectile vomit. :-( soo just sympathizing with you.

Wolfcat- it seems a little ridiculous how excited I am for you. I was just with my women's mystery school/apprenticeship this weekend and they keep telling me I should write my book already. :-) as a fellow writer I'd love for my work to be published. Go you- I am excited to see the final products!!!

AFM: I am coming off of one of my last women's mystery school weekends. They surprised me by doing a ritual for me to honor my pregnancy and gifted me with a beautiful birthing necklace. I am feeling so loved and held in my community.
I found out last night after the weekend ended that they are pretty sure her uterine cancer spread into her thighs and she will be going for surgery this morning. :-/ hoping they can remove all the tumors/masses.
post #58 of 72

I think I just went to the lawyer and paid $150 and he asked me questions. I answered them, and he drew up the will. It's been like 10 years though, so I really don't remember. I have to go get an appt, house selling or no, and have it revised. I *know* I need the People Who Would Take Care Of My Son updated. Other than that, I have IRAs that my father left me and I had my son (in trust) named as beneficiary, with an alternate (my step-dd).

post #59 of 72
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On wills - My partner and I can't agree on where our kids would go if something happened to us.. My kids love my parents, see them regularly, and are young enough that I think they would live long enough to bring our kids to adulthood, so I want my parents. My husband doesn't want them because he disapproves of their diet and approach to screen time. He wants his parents because he agrees with their approach to screen time and diet. I don't want to use them because the kids are often very resistant to seeing them (they are happy when they do see them, but they have a habit of blowing the kids off; I believe this resistance is self-protective), they kicked my husband out of their house at 16 years old and I worry they'd do that to one of our kids, and they are older and less likely to live until our kids adulthood. Since we haven't found resolution after arguing for six years, we haven't done it. I'm not really sure what to do, though. Other than my parents, I can't think of anyone who my kids know well and could raise our kids.
Amlikam - Your school sounds awesome!
Kay - I hope your DD is doing better.
post #60 of 72

Do what I did-- name a couple of sources (both sets of parents) and add "whoever is able and willing, should the issue come up" or some such. I had two families (that I'm going to delete, because we're hardly in contact anymore, if ever) in addition to my brother.

Now, my brother's ideas are diametrically opposed to mine, philosophically and every other way. But he would love my son like no other, and, he has money.

The two other families, when I chose them, both are unschoolers, which I was at the time. One has a special needs kid (autism, I think? Or ADHD) like mine, so would understand and be patient, where my brother would maybe try to "beat the bad behavior" out of my ds rather than understanding he's not always "being bad", because he doesn't get ADHD and he parents old-school style.

 

I think I had this written like...oh, 5 or 10 years ago. My son is 12 now, he still has very high needs which look like "bad behavior" if one doesn't "get it", and my brother may well be harsh with him, not understanding. But he would love my son like no other. He only has girls, both grown, and we're family, and he has an attitude that blood is thicker than water.

My son has been publicly schooled now for 6 years, so even if he were to stay home, I don't even know those other people anymore. I chose them originally because of their philosophies with food and schooling.

But I have since decided that even if people were to raise him utterly opposite of what I do, I'd be dead and love is more important.

My mom would be so strict. But she would love him and take him places, like museums and things, and teach him manners and other (what I think are) important things to know. Now that my son is older and not a little, little kid anymore, I think that things like screen time and diet aren't nearly so important as being loved. I was way differently thinking when ds was small(er).

 

That's me, though. If I were you in this situation, get the will. Have the will. Make the will. DO IT. Having it is uber important, no matter who you choose or don't, because if you don't, your child will likely become a ward of the state, wouldn't they?

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