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post #81 of 647
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It's hard for me to keep up with you guys. There is so much wise words on this thread.

This past weekend I went to the Mission Folk Music Festival, where I live. It's pretty cool to have a festival just a few blocks from my house. It was very (ahem)*challenging* to go out with a 2 week old, and a raging 19 month old.

Haeven is so sociable. She goes up to everyone and says HI!!! She is sooo loud too. Good thing I'm not going to the festival every weekend. I have to have 3 people to help me look after her.

But the music was nice to see and hear, anyways.

My little Samaya has gained a pound since birth, which is good.gotta go..........
post #82 of 647
yuck. my dh called me from work and is talking about quitting within the month and how much can we REALLY scrape by. is there anything to discuss really? i'm not cool with cutting down the 500 we have a month to live on aside from bills. i never feel i can buy enough food and i do all the cooking as it is, reed has eaten an adult's portion since he was three. and this includes food stamps and my mil paying me to make meals twice a week. just cos we lived on less before (like 150 a month) doesn't mean i want to do it again. good thing he got his freaking studio.
post #83 of 647
back from our trip. whew....

only have a sec, but wanted to say that no, casina, that doesn't sound cool that your dh wants to quit. as one who has to deal w/ financial yuchness as well, i don't think my dh always understands how difficult it is on me that we never have any money. i know it is hard for him too, but as the caregiver of the family, the stress of money depletes my already wanning energies. kudos to those single mamas- i don't know how you do it.

hopefully i will be able to check in more fully later.

post #84 of 647
DecemberSun your heart is wide and deep, mama.

Having just read about Leah and Casina and MamaJ, I'm feeling the real, the raw, the incredible ordinariness inside this exaltation called mothering and the grace with which we are all getting thru each day. Blessed to be sharing this space with y'all. Sending peaceful vibes your way, mamas.
post #85 of 647
DecemberSun, Eli is indeed "Elly" because he's "Eliyahu" and not "Elijah". Still, for some reason a lot of people look at "Eliyahu" and say "Elijah"; I'm not entirely sure why.

Casina, . My husband and I have talked about what we'd do if he ever lost his job or felt very strongly compelled to quit. Life would suck even more than it does right now, that's for sure, but I suppose we'd find a way to get through it. Sometimes I feel like I don't have a right to say anything because I'm staying home and he's the one who's bringing in the money, but then I realize: I'm not getting paid, but I'm doing a much more important job than he is. He knows it, too, and we talk about the money stuff as equal partners.

Rivkah has a doctor's appointment tonight. Her urine smells really unbelievably awful and there's less of it than there was before. She's also spent the whole day either sleeping or crying in pain. Not my usual, interactive, looking around BooBah Doll. I hate seeing my kids in pain, it's so difficult for me, I always feel so helpless.

Things were better with Eli today. For the first time since Rivkah was born, I didn't feel like his goal for the day was to see how many ways he could find to get me upset. We've had a great day together. I just wish Rivkah was feeling so good.
post #86 of 647
Mona, welcome back. The image of your dd at the beach is a sweet one. How did the airplane travel go?

Rynna, my understanding of the name 'Eliyahu' is that it's the original Hebrew form of Elijah. Is that correct? Perhaps that's where the confusion arises for folks. I do know it's similar in syllabic content to the chant/name/mantra certain lineages use to remember God, with the word "hu" being the Sound of sounds.
post #87 of 647
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Originally Posted by *solsticemama*
Rynna, my understanding of the name 'Eliyahu' is that it's the original Hebrew form of Elijah. Is that correct? Perhaps that's where the confusion arises for folks. I do know it's similar in syllabic content to the chant/name/mantra certain lineages use to remember God, with the word "hu" being the Sound of sounds.
It is, . "El" is actually the God syllable; "Eliyahu" means "my God is who is", or "my God is God."
post #88 of 647
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rynna~I sincerely hope that your little girl will be well. I don't know if you are interested, but there are some things that help the kidneys... nettle tea, unsweetened cranberry juice, basically most fruits and vegetables. Salt is extremely hard on the kidneys, as is meat. HTH~
post #89 of 647
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Originally Posted by casina
alibuff, i do want to meet you one of these days. but i'm not sure about the next few days, at least to invite you. i'm already in a crisis about my home, my body is healing from falling apart, and then there's my private worry about how my kids behave and how it fits with others especially since you have girls. i'm working on it.....
Casina,
I totally understand I prolly wouldn't be able to meet up anytime soon anyways... only have one car working and Jeremy takes it to work most days. Although, our neighbor has just started working at the same place, so, maybe they'll carpool everyday and I'll have the car every other day... LOL
My house is chaotic too... its really hard to keep it up with 2 kids... even harder I'm sure with more!
My girls... well... my 5 yr is a drama queen... she's a tiny drama queen. She's very social though. My 19 mth old is kind of a bully sometimes... with major attitude. She throws tandrums. I'm pretty much at the point where I don't really want to bring either one with me when I go to the store. Calista's constantly asking for this, that,and the other and trying to wander away from me (enough to get picked up) and Ursula is now wanting to get out of the grocery cart and run up and down the aisles. Its very exhausting. So, I'm not really getting out the house too much anyways
If you'd like to talk IRL, I can easily call you. We have that flat rate calling plan... call nationwide... I love it It sounds like we have some things in common... of course, that might not work too well either because it seems as though everytime I pick the phone up, my kids start screaming, fighting, or something...
I know we just met, so, no pressure lol I'm just happy to meet others that are somewhat like myself close by
Oh, what type of work does your dh do?
Hope things look brighter for you soon!
Alison
post #90 of 647
alibuff, my kids aren't predictable either. i feel better after reading your post!

what happenned, that pressed my buttons, is my dh snuck in the conversation that i was to get a job. i hate being talked to that way. and i know he doesn't mean to hurt my feelings. but it is a very old issue with us. he has never liked to work or have the financial responsibility. he ordered me to work after we moved back to louisiana and then ended up ordering me to wean reed. i'm just starting to feel i have healed my relationship with reed.

it only gets worse. he has been on neurontin for who knows what reason for the pain in his back supposedly and saw the doctor yesterday and they decided since he wants to get off of it. so i know he is haveing a withdrawal problem. i made him talk to me tonight and he told me he is going to quit tomorrow and that he has been telling me and i haven't listened. and about how we are going to lose the house and everything. he is suddenly extremely depressed. i'm not sure what to do yet.
post #91 of 647
s casina, depression is really hard. My x struggles with it a lot and my sister does too occasionally. It is hard to understand if you haven't dealt with it in yourself.

Scarlett woke up with a runny nose. I have been giving her immuno booster and homeopathic stuff so hopefully it won't last long.

Leah-- you are right; it is re-vee-na!

Glad you're back Mona; hope you had a great trip!
post #92 of 647
Casina i don't even know what to say - i feel so inarticulate lately. I am so sad reading your post just now. You are in my thoughts

you have a lot to deal with, if you ever want to talk, please feel free to PM me. I may not know the "right" thing to say,but i'm a good listener, and I feel like we have some things in common.

my dh and i both deal with depression and "financial responsibility" issues but he has never ordered me to do anything and im not sure how i would react if he did....


Much Love,
punkprincessmama
post #93 of 647
Oh, casina, I love you! I don't have any sage advice, but I do have you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope everything works out for the best, without too much crap in the meantime.

Gotta go, Runny Nose Boy has been fightin sleep...
post #94 of 647
Casina. I took neurontin for a while, years ago... strange memories.
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Casina
post #96 of 647
Well, I've gone grocery shopping with both kids. Quite an adventure. And just now, Eli cut a hole in his Hanna, the one cute outfit I bought last year for him. It's now officially ruined.

In other news, Mike managed to get most of the gv off of one of Rivkah's outfits.. it may even be passable in public! I suppose I should be happy about that, but right now I want to strangle Eli for cutting the Hanna... and WAKING UP HIS SISTER!!! gtg.
post #97 of 647
Rynna

Is the hole in a place you can put a cute iron on patch over it?
post #98 of 647
Casina

Rynna

BTW Rynna I have to tell you that my son is fascinated with pictures of Rivkah. I was looking at them yesterday and he was sitting on my lap and he keeps pointing and saying "baby". Usually he doesn't notice babies at all.
post #99 of 647
Oy, Casina...breathing peace for all of us who are hurting. How's your rib btw?

Lilmiss'mama have you found housing yet?
post #100 of 647
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Originally Posted by hjohnson
BTW Rynna I have to tell you that my son is fascinated with pictures of Rivkah. I was looking at them yesterday and he was sitting on my lap and he keeps pointing and saying "baby". Usually he doesn't notice babies at all.
That's pretty cool . I think Rivkah's incredibly special myself, but of course I'm her mother. Maybe he's letting you know that he's getting ready for his new sibling?

Sounds like a lot of us are having pretty crazy lives right now. I took a nap this afternoon (well, I lost consciousness after hanging out a load of laundry :LOL) and dreamed that Eli and Rivkah were older... 4 and 2.5ish. Eli was doing 'schoolwork' with his sister and they were so quiet and cute and happy, and I was wanting to have another baby. Part of my mind was thinking "New babies are so much work!" but I wasn't thinking about that in the dream, it was more like the kids were so wonderful why wouldn't I want to have a dozen more? :LOL I woke up and thought of my sleeping children and had to smile because the dream reminded me that infancy doesn't last forever and niether does toddlerhood.
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