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Sounds so good!  I love olives!  How long did you let it cook? And at what setting?

 

Oh, I just threw stuff in there and let 'er rip...hmm, 10am I put it all in, on low, we ate around 6pm but could have probably eaten lots sooner. It was nearly mush by then :lol BUT, I didn't throw the zucchini and spinach in till like 5:30 or so.

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Vy: That sounds like a perfect way to celebrate a birthday. My oldest went through a very morbid stage around 3.5, but the whole thing is kind of fuzzy. However, it's a great time of year to talk about these things. I don't know your personal beliefs, but we always focus on our relationship with our ancestors in October. Currently, I have our ancestor shrine out of the children's reach (not particularly on purpose as much as when I organized my kitchen, a high cupboard worked best). A lot of the Day of the Dead books, while definitely based from a Catholic point of view, work very well for Pagans, too. I especially like Ghost Wings by Barbara Joose and Beta and the Bone Dance by Gina Freschet. Since we live within an hour of a Mexican art museum, we go every year near Samhain to see their ofrendas. More secular, I also like the book When the Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow. My kids and I are reading The Halloween Tree, which my three year old definitely doesn't understand all the way (but is perfect for my six year old), but I think is a great way to talk about death and this time of year with kids.

DoK: I need to get a new slow cooker. When one of the legs broke off of my slow cooker, I decided to dedicate it for melting wax with the idea I'd replace it, but that never happened.

AFM: Well, my husband's work decided not to let him work any more. We will get a pittance for disability and the strain of money stress creates a lot of fighting between my partner and me. At 37 weeks, I'm full-term, but the baby is posterior, so I expect the baby will take his or her time making an entrance into the world. I keep telling myself that October will bring better things!

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Originally Posted by revolting View PostSince we live within an hour of a Mexican art museum, we go every year near Samhain to see their ofrendas.

 

 

AFM: Well, my husband's work decided not to let him work any more. We will get a pittance for disability and the strain of money stress creates a lot of fighting between my partner and me. At 37 weeks, I'm full-term, but the baby is posterior, so I expect the baby will take his or her time making an entrance into the world. I keep telling myself that October will bring better things!

 

Oh, man, mama :Hug That SO stinks. Maybe you and your DH can try to make a pact not to fight. It's gonna take a heck of resolve, but it's doable. Maybe try to notice 3 things every day that y'all fell in love for, or 5 things to be thankful for every dinnertime, or....something. Especially with baby imminent, you don't wanna go add baby to already-stressed, and baby won't wait, y'know?
I've been REALLY mean and hateful lately. I don't know what is going on. I know that I'm not happy because the play I wrote (life), and the players (M, my son) won't do what I say or stand where I tell them or do ANYthing I want.
Um, well? No wonder resentment. I'm being a bitch, they want say in their lives, I'm horrid. And it's mostly on me to change. And I'm angry and spiteful and mean mean mean.

It's been really, really hard. Only in the last 2 days has M said something to me. My son has been trying, but I rationalized it as I'm The Mom and He's The Kid and he has to Do What I Say anyway...I didn't realize I'm being over the top. I thought maybe I was, but not sure. Now I know. I've been extra extra trying to not overstress and trying to be nice. It's a hard change after the mean has insidiously crept up for so long.

I can't find ANY Samhain things or Day of the Dead things here. I'm really, really bumming. There's a public thing...well, two...put on by this really nice bunch of people (we've met) but the family-friendly one, M and ds don't want to go to (they both very nearly ruined Lammas and Mabon both, for me, and not because I was Being Mean, but they did not want to go, and were being downers to try to get me to not go) and the adult-only one that's Real Magicky is at night in a town 40 minutes away. Children aren't invited. And ds isn't quite old enough to stay alone at night yet.

 

I don't know what to do bawling.gif

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