mamas! the launch of my cloth diapering business has begun!! woohoo!! I'm so relieved to have it out there...I have had She-Ra (no doubt) on my altar during this entire process (she reminds me of goddess Frejya for boldness) and now I need to add something for success on this business... any thoughts?
Originally Posted by Maiasaura
Where in NY are you? I'm sure I asked before. I'll be closer to you now, a bit! I don't know if you know/remember Wombatclay, but she's up there, too.
I am in Binghamton, actually. So, not exactly what anyone outside of the state considers UPSTATE as we are on the PA border but (as you probably know from your time in Syracuse) anything above NYC and outlying areas we consider "upstate." I would love if our paths crossed one of these days...I believe they will.
HOW EXCITING about the loan -- WHAT A RELIEF MAMA!!! I am over the moon for you and DS and M. When is the day you officially get your booties on the road?
Originally Posted by revolting Vy: Is your mama friend feel connected to more experienced mamas in her area? IDK if she's in the city proper or how far out, but we just moved from the city and there are some groups with amazing women in the city! I can't believe you prefer freezing over canning...canning does such a better job of preserving taste, imho. I definitely enjoy it, though I don't think I'll do much if any this year.
My friend is in Berwyn. She seems to have a good group of mamas around her so that is great. I just wish I could be there, too, but I think Maia is right about SKYPING.
I think you are 110% right about canning and taste. However, I am a lazy Libra when it comes to preserving and freezing is just so much easier for me.
Ticks: I heard they are really bad everywhere this year so we should all be very vigilant about checking ourselves and our families! yikes! I had one once when we were in the hills of NC. It scared the crap out of me and turned me into a hypochondriac immediately!
Fairy houses sound fun. I saw this cool tiny plaque on a little door you can place on the base of a tree that reads "Sorry we missed you we're dancing in the garden...the Fairies" I'd love to replicate it.
Originally Posted by Thistlemoon
Vydalea - This is my second pregnancy, but first time I have gotten this far. I am due in mid-September...and I am VERY excited!
OooWeeee!! A virgo baby? is that right? I will be keeping you in my thoughts, mama!!
Love the description of your land. Sounds lovely. I don't think I could live somewhere like that in my life now (I grew up in a similar landscape to what you describe) but I appreciate the solitude and connection to nature that atmosphere can bring. I have to say, though, I have found a pretty good connection in my city back yard, it's just different. you know?
Originally posted by Kaydove:
I picked up a bell with a handle at this cool toy store for DD today, so we're going to use that to cleanse the house together. I'll also do some candle spells. Maybe burn some sage. I'm going to wait till I'm all unpacked so I can cleanse our stuff.
Unpacking is going very slow and its driving me crazy! The house is much much smaller than our house in SD. Peanut is teething her last tooth till 2 year molars and its taking forever! Her other eye teeth didn't give her this much trouble. The night we moved in she was up every hour and then I had to give her medicine at 5am. She gets a super hot fever too. She's feeling better but that tooth still hasn't broken the surface yet!
Cute thing is that she's been role playing on her own a lot. She initiated giving her baby and stuffed animals medicine! She's only 15 months which I thought was young for role playing. It's SO cute.
I totally wish I was like Samantha on Bewitched and could wiggle my nose and *voila!* everything in it's place.
Z is cutting her 2 year molars (at 3yo) so I commisserate with your teething. She has been a nasty, wild woman (not like her) and so when we saw her teeth popping through it made us feel so much better. I've heard (from all of you) that 3 can be helacious so I was getting scared.... I'm sure I probably still should be... haha.