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post #541 of 606
DH spontaneously took off with his friend for the weekend so I think when he gets back, I'm going to go see The DaVinci Code by myself. There's just no way we are going to find an opportunity for us to see it together while it is still in the theater and I don't want to wait until it is out on DVD--not that that will be a long wait, I'm sure, but still. I want to see it in the theater. Maybe I can convince my sister that she'd like to go see it...
post #542 of 606
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Originally Posted by zavierchick
salvia- congrats on the yellow belt! who got it?
My almost 6 year old daughter! She started Shaolin kempo karate a couple months ago and really enjoys it.

13moons~ you be good while your dh is away!
post #543 of 606
Aw, good in what way Salvia? Are you trying to imply something here?

And my sis does want to see The Da Vinci Code so I'm going to drive up to her place Mon or Tues so we can go out for dinner and a movie!. :
post #544 of 606
Oh, I'm too tired to imply anything, 13moons, I just like to tease you!

Wow- a night out with your sis- that sounds so great! Mine live so far away. But, I need a night out with my gf soon!
post #545 of 606
That's cool--I like to be teased.

Yeah, I love going out with my sis. She and I laugh so hard when we are together that I have to stop and pee with great frequency to make sure I don't wet myself. We have the same twisted sense of humor and so many inside jokes--it's great. Sometimes we take our mom with us too and we can get her rolling just as easily. Last time the three of us went out, my mom literally shot water all over the table of the packed Italian restaurant we were in when my sister cracked a joke just as she took a drink. That had me going for the rest of the night. I love it--plus it affords me 4 hours alone in the car, completely quiet but for whatever loud music I want to listen to and my singing, on the drive there and back.

Nights out with friends are so great and very important to my sanity.
post #546 of 606
Hi all, just wanted to jump in and introduce myself. I'm Danielle, and I am married with a very-soon-to-be 1 year old. (!!!) It feels like I've been searching for my spiritual path all of my life. I've been to many conventional churches and researched some eastern religions. I like little bits from each. I'm really interested in something that is more earth-based. It makes sense to me. DH is in the same boat as me. Although I am more open-minded.

Anyways, glad to be here and I hope to learn from you and with you. Oh, I need some great books to read, or websites to look at. You can pm me with them if you'd like. TIA!
post #547 of 606
, danielle!



I just had to post here because it is my 1000 post and although I don't give a flying goat ( ) about post counts, I'm feeling sentimental tonight( and not sleepy).


I often ask why I am so invested in MDC and specifically the Pagan Mamas. I have not come up with an answer yet, but I'm guessing it fills a void.

Had a semi-spat with the dh tonight. He's just not around enough. It had me and my older daughter in tears, but then we all made up and danced to Stevie Wonder. I hate family businesses.

It had been raining for quite a few days here. I don't really miss the heat, but worry that the strawberries will not ripen. Everyday when I do out to feed the chickens, I look down at the creek and see the most amazing view. There is a tall, old oak right by the water and I love the way the rain drops make concentric circles on the surface of the water. It sends me into a semi-trance and I think about my green lady.

I got The Druids Source Book by John Matthews out of the library because I was so excited to think I might be a Druid. It is making me feel dumb. I can't read more than a paragraph or two.

I should go to bed...thanks for letting me go on and on...as if you had any say in the matter!:

Me tonight:
Me in the morning:
post #548 of 606
Thanks and congrats on your 1000th post!

A few days ago as I was running the shower, the sun was shining through the bathroom window. The light made the droplets into little drops of rainbows and I couldn't help but smile.
post #549 of 606
Welcome Danielle! Glad to have you here. Have you checked out the Pagan Resources thread yet for books and websites? It is lengthy, but has some amazing information on it! Not to mention we recommend new things about every page of our thread usually. I look forward to hearing more from you!

And Salvia! Woo-hoo! Congrats on your 1000 posts! Now you get to face the agonizing decision of what your senior title will be. That's a bummer about the spat with your dh. I hope you guys can find a good solution there. ((hugs))
post #550 of 606

warning: lengthy rambling sentimental response ahead

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Originally Posted by Salvia
I often ask why I am so invested in MDC and specifically the Pagan Mamas. I have not come up with an answer yet, but I'm guessing it fills a void.
Well, here goes...Speaking for myself here as to why I am so invested in MDC and you guys in particular, MDC and the friends I have made here definitely fill a void in my life. I have, for the last 7 years of my life, lived in places that were not Pagan friendly, AP/NFL friendly, earth friendly...any of the things that are of the utmost importance to me. I have learned in these areas that people "like me" are few and far between, if present at all, and there were times that I felt so utterly alone I can't even describe it. I have known few people IRL who believed in co-sleeping, who nursed their toddlers(or were accepting of those who did), who revered Mother Earth the way I do...I could go on and on. Then I found Mothering magazine and realized I wasn't actually alone in my views. Then I found MDC and suddenly, I was able to talk to, commiserate with and relate to people who feel the same way I do about so many things and who would openly share their feelings and reasonings when they don't feel the same way. I know people here who have taught me things, people I have taught things to, people I have shared tremendous laughs with and great sorrows too. In short, MDC fills my needs for intelligent conversation, silly day-to-day chat and friendships with people who *know and understand*, and I can come to my computer at a moments notice to fill those needs. I now know that I am not the only AP/NFL Pagan mama out there with a twisted sense of humor and an obsession with books, etc.
This place and the friendships I've made here are as real and important in my life as anything, and while I think it would be wonderful if I lived near to some of the friends I've made here or if I could find people IRL who I could relate as completely to, that doesn't make what I've found here any less valuable to me. Having a best friend that lives a couple thousand miles away and is still one of the people who I love most in this world makes me realize that physical proximity is not the most important thing in a relationship--it's being there for each other. In short, I love this place in all its flawed and imperfect glory and you guys who don't hesitate to comfort and joke and share freely with each other.
post #551 of 606
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Originally Posted by 13moons
In short, I love this place in all its flawed and imperfect glory and you guys who don't hesitate to comfort and joke and share freely with each other.
Me, too. Thanks, 13moons, that was well said.
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post #553 of 606
This may have been said before, but my daughter has helped me to appreciate nature more. She is almost one, and loves the outdoors. She especially loves the wind. She gets the biggest grin when the wind blows. She likes to smell the smallest little flowers, weeds even. She likes to point up to the sky, and listen to the birds chirp. Maybe all babies are like this, but she and I love to just *be* outside.
post #554 of 606
Hey, is this the longest thread for Pagan Mamas?
Guess what I did yesterday??? I made deoderant!

H
post #555 of 606
Hi!

MDC is filling a void here too! It feels so good to know I have a place to go where I know I'll find support, comfort and a source of learning while IRL I'm faced with criticism (sp?) and even rejection

Salvia, congrat on the 1000 posts and good luck for the senior name choice ... I still don't know what I could put there myself

Our lilac has started to bloom and DH put our tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and others veggies in the garden today. I hope the temp won't drop... we had melting snow last monday and close to 28 celcius today - wondering if Mother Nature is in her menopaus right now
post #556 of 606
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Originally Posted by dani76
This may have been said before, but my daughter has helped me to appreciate nature more. She is almost one, and loves the outdoors. She especially loves the wind. She gets the biggest grin when the wind blows. She likes to smell the smallest little flowers, weeds even. She likes to point up to the sky, and listen to the birds chirp. Maybe all babies are like this, but she and I love to just *be* outside.
This is probably one of my favorite things about being a mom!
post #557 of 606
Mamaofthree, what did you use for your homemade deoderant? I've tried all kinds of variations of baking powder, corn starch, and essential oils, but can't get a consistency I like. I just use the Burt's Bees, but I'd love to give a "personalized" blend another go!

Our women's center is going through some growing pains, and we're doing an energy clearing before the next meeting, so I'm drying some sage from the garden to do a smudge. Was it you, Salvia, who talked about the difference between smudging with your own sage vs. purchases sage? My only concern is that it won't dry out completely--I've only got about a week and a half. Then again, even if only a few leaves get goin', that would be good enough!

So today I took a workshop on how to dye yarn using plants. We did henna, mulberries, and coffee grounds with such success that we all immediately made plans to do it again with onion, sorrel, and cabbage. I feel a dye garden brewing!

Apparently I need to get on board with the Davinci Code! I didn't read the book, and really barely know the story line... We're DVD lovers, though. It caters to my homebodiness and my penchant for the pause button. In fact, I just had the most wonderful weekend watching Totoro (finally! And not as many underwear shots as Kiki's Delivery Service. ) and Nanny McPhee.

13moons, are you close with your sister? I have two, one older and one younger, and even though we are all well into our adult years, we have ebbs and flows still. I can always share a laugh with my younger sister, but the laughs get farther and farther apart for my older sister and I. I always wonder how things will be when we're old ladies...

Oh, one more thing, re: Druidism. That workshop I went to totally opened my eyes to it! There was so much about Druidism that I didn't know, or that I had totally wrong. My favorite, at least in this tradition, was the concept of the three cauldrons. Has anyone else read or practiced with this? Also, I like the chanting/vibrating energies. It's one of my favorite things about yoga, too!
post #558 of 606
Oh, a dye garden would be so cool.
I think a week would be long enough for sage to dry. Of course here in AZ things dry out so fast. My herbs are usually dry in 4-5 days. LOL

Deodorant: 1 1/2 tbsp bees wax, 1/2 tbsp cocoa butter (100%), 1 tbsp coconut oil, 3 drops caster oil, and 15-25 drops essential oil of your choice (I had a mix I got a long time ago, that I love). Melt bees wax in a glass jar in a pot of water. When melted add cocoa butter. When that is melted add oils, take off from heat, and pour into deodorant stick holder (I just used an old one we had that was almost used up). I got the recipe from Path To Freedom's website. (I love it there!) My dd and I love the deodorant.
I think my favorite kids movie right now is My Neighbor Totoro. We have been getting it from the library about once a month or so for a week at a time, and watch it like every day that we have it.

H
post #559 of 606
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Originally Posted by HoneyTree
13moons, are you close with your sister? I have two, one older and one younger, and even though we are all well into our adult years, we have ebbs and flows still. I can always share a laugh with my younger sister, but the laughs get farther and farther apart for my older sister and I. I always wonder how things will be when we're old ladies...
Yeah, my sister and I are very close. We are only 15 months apart in age. When we were kids the closeness in age was sometimes great because we liked doing lots of the same things, but sometimes it was hard too. (I'm older and felt like there should be more perks for that. ) But by her sophomore year in high school--my senior year--we were extremely close and generally had the same large group of friends and hung out together at lunch, after school on weekends, etc. Don't get me wrong, we still fought like crazy and disagreed on a lot of things, but we were always there for each other. And still are. She is one of my best friends and I am hers. We always call each other when we need to cry or need to laugh or just to check in. We've been through so much stuff together that nobody else could possibly understand, you know? It's funny too because we are sooo different in so many ways. She loves her cars and big screen TVs (yes, I meant for it to be plural), won't leave the house with out her hair and makeup done, that kind of stuff that is just not me--she's about as crunchy as a Go-gurt, but I love her anyway. She's hilarious and unique and a great mom and I know that when we get old, we'll be together.
I do have an older brother too (4 years older) who I also love dearly, admire greatly and can laugh like crazy with but we just don't see each other often enough for me to really feel close to him. Sounds kind of like with your older sister too, Teresa. I have no idea how things will be with him when we are older and it makes me sad that my kids don't really know what an awesome person their uncle is or that I have to check his website to see what's going on with his life. I really hope that we can someday reach a point in our lives when we can reconnect with each other.
post #560 of 606
That is so wonderful 13moons, about you and your sister. I have longed for that kind of relationship. It nice that you have that. What a blessing.

H
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