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Hi ladies!

I just wanted to pop on quickly and let you all know that Ander was born this morning at 2:29am at home and dh caught him in our bathtub!

After having had prodromal labour since my last post things started to pick up last night, so I paged my midwife. We had planned to birth at a birthcenter, but he called back and told us that they hadn't had power for the past few days (big storms over here). I decided to take a bath and see if that would slow things down Nope, not quite! We paged the midwife again and she arrived about 5 minutes after Ander was born.

It was beautiful! And Dustin is so very much the proud papa right now!

Light and Laughter to all of you!
~Jen
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Yeah for the new baby!

H
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Congratulations, maeveypoo!

And remember, my offer still stands to bring over food if ever you need . . . just PM me!
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: and Ander!

Way to go Mama and Papa!
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Congrats!!! : :
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another novel of replies :)

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Originally Posted by midstreammama View Post
I washed dds Tamagotchi and I felt pretty bad about it because she really liked it. So, I decided that I would get her another one. Well, dd2 is pretty in love with it, so I was going to get her one. I had a $20gc and the Tomigatchis came to $30, I think. I also had a $5 cupon off $25 purch....so I needed $5 stinking dollars, I was going to charge that but didn't have the cc. Well, I look in my purse and there are 5 dollar bills, woot!

That sort of changed my outlook on things for the rest of the day.

Thanks for the suggestions about solstice. I think we have some things to talk about now. It's not really presentations that they have to do....one girl in the class talked about the Hannaukah( i don't think i'll ever spell that right)
and it made dd really want to talk about yule, solstice and paganism. I had to explain to her that some of her friends might not want to play with her after they go home and tell their parents about what she talked about. She didn't care. She said it was more important that she talk about it and she'll still have some friends so its okay. I'm so pround of her, she amazes me everyday.
Way to go you manifesting mama Your dd is quite a smart little cookie there too btw... it's a pathetic shame that she even has to think about that though :

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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post

Mike took the kids to his parents' house last night. In the morning, I talked to Bean. "If your aunt starts talking about god, what do you say?" "You can talk about god when my parents are around. I'll go get daddy." "Right. Because different people believe different things about god, and your aunt has some very strange ideas that daddy and I don't agree with." Bean looked up at me and said, "So does Teal'c. He's always talking about this guy who thinks he's god." "Who do you mean?" "I don't remember his name. He's one of the goa'uld."

We talked a little longer, and I had the distinct impression that my son is under the impression that Jesus is/was a goa'uld. : That's what they get for trying to turn god into a person! :
Mwhahaha maybe bean should say that to your aunt

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Originally Posted by brendon View Post
My girls received the fisher price manger set from great grandma. it is kinda cute...but scarey! : she asked and I said it was o.k. My dd has no clue who the people are, as in the bible stories. she knows the babies mom and dad are mary and joseph and the baby is jesus. *laughs* jesus gets into trouble alot at our home. "Now Jesus, it is time for bed. Get to bed!" "No candy for breakfast."

Did I mention that I went ahead and asked for one more year leave (though I didn't need to until next may). *ahhh* I feel better! Now if we get pregnant that will start a whole nother conversation!
LOL I've seen the manger set... sorta cute. What I really want though, is the santa/sleigh & reindeer set!!! THAT was too adorable.. but 40 bucks OUCH!

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Originally Posted by NaturalMomof3 View Post
DH and I went to Borders yesterday and we were in the Pagan/Wiccan/New Age section looking at books, when DH pulled out a book and was flipping through it and found a Christian pamphlet tucked inside. The title of it is "The Cults: Where they go wrong" and on the back someone hand wrote "millions of Christians die to spread the gospel. This is the least I can do for the Kingdom! God asked me to place this here for you!" : Yeah, I promptly pulled it out and I'm going to throw it away. I don't mind if you believe something different than me, but don't shove your beliefs and literature down my throat!
OMG that would give me a major case of the $*&@#!!! I'd have taken the thing to the manager and said since some of your customers are rude UA violations, you need to have your staff periodically check for this sort of crap. Amazing.. ppl prosteltyze without even having to confront you so you can say b*gger off :

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Originally Posted by maeveypoo View Post
I just wanted to pop on quickly and let you all know that Ander was born this morning at 2:29am at home and dh caught him in our bathtub!
~Jen
Oh wow h ow exciting!! Congratulations on your new little man!! And how special for daddy to be able to be the one there to catch him
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Congratulations maeveypoo!
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Congratulations maeveypoo and family!!!
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Jen- Congrats! The birth sounds beautiful!
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Maveypoo
: to you and your family! A new little one in the house is so fun! Happy Birthday Ander!

CariofOz - they had a sleigh?
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Congrats, Maeve!
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CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!!!!!!! Best wishes for peace, joy, love, and all good things for you and the babe!
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Thread Starter 
Congratulations, Jen and Welcome Ander! The birth sounds wonderful!

The recipe I promised:

Cheery Cheese Casserole

Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix in this order:

3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
1/2 cup soy milk or cow's milk
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups grated Jack or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
brewer's yeast (my addition)

Pour smooth mixture into butter casserole dish and bake for 40 minutes until set.

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Originally Posted by brendon View Post
Maveypoo
: to you and your family! A new little one in the house is so fun! Happy Birthday Ander!

CariofOz - they had a sleigh?
They do!! It was awesome, they also have a 'tree lighting in such & such square' set that was adorable hehe

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Originally Posted by Salvia View Post
:The recipe I promised:

Cheery Cheese Casserole

Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix in this order:

3 beaten eggs
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
1/2 cup soy milk or cow's milk
1 cup cottage cheese
2 cups grated Jack or cheddar cheese
1/4 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
brewer's yeast (my addition)

Pour smooth mixture into butter casserole dish and bake for 40 minutes until set.

oh... oh.. we like that a lot!!! But I have NEVER found jack cheese here in aus darnit! and that just sounds so nice right now.. cheddar would do ok I guess. Sounds very nice! Think I'll get the stuff for it & make it on the solstice since the big meal is going to be on xmas day.

SO, y'all ever seen a blind woman try to do housework? lol.. I am just hilarious.. can't see squat but I know it's there! Kids are loving it.. they can get away with stuff because if they are more than a few feet away I can't see their faces at all so no idea what faces they are making or what mumbling they are doing hehehe. Maybe I should just give it up as a bad joke and sit here, drink coffee, and gab with you ladies all day?
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Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail View Post
We're getting out Yule tree this weekend, and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for a token or gift I can leave for the forest spirits. It's an organic tree lot, so I have to think about it in terms of that. We will probably be out there with the tree lot owner, since we know him pretty well. Any thoughts?
birdseed, of course!

Maiasaura
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Originally Posted by shelley4 View Post
how do you guys handle door to door people who are trying to convince you to join thier religion? we had 2 come by today, and i kept saying "i'm not interested", and they just kept rambling on and on didn't understand why i didn't want to hear it. then, of course, i had to explain to the kids why those people really really wanted us to believe the same things as them, and why we don't. it's hard to be respectful, and still get them to leave!
well, the few times it has happened to me, first of all, i can tell what's going to happen by the way they are dressed. also possibly carrying a book. so i have a heads-up. and they usually start by saying something like "we'd like to ask you a few questions".

back in my drinking days, i was just getting ready to pop a beer....so, i popped the can, dragging out that "pfffffffffft" sound...and handed it, saying "want a beer?" they got out of there right fast

the last time it happened, i said, very confidently, "this is a Pagan household" to which they mostly gave me blank looks and then looked at each other like "what do we do with THIS one?!?"

anyway, they were Mormons. they said look over the book and see if there was anything in there that floated my boat, as it were. i did, and there wasn't. they said they'd be back a week later to talk to me, but they never came back.

oh well!

Maiasaura
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
and chestnut stuffing, plum pudding, cranberry-orange sauce, wild rice with golden raisins, all sorts of yum!)
oh. my. word. this sounds SO yummy! please post recipes!

Maiasaura
post #378 of 618
Salvia, that recipe sounds good! It reminds me of something my mother used to make on Yule morning.
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The spiritual center of the Mormon faith (well, one center anyway....Hill Cumorah isn't that far from here) is not far from where I live...so we get a lot of very "young" missionaries and growing up we learned a lot about the Mormon faith in school (both officially as part of our "religions of the world" non-religious class and from Mormon classmates on the playground).

The oddest factoid is that the movie Witness (remember? oh so yummy Harrison Ford living with the Amish?), when it was translated into different languages, in many cases "Amish" was translated as "Mormon". Which is just a very odd mental wiggle. Hmmmm...we have a large Amish (primarily members of different Mennonite traditions) population around here too. Coincidence?

Then again, this is the burned over region so you never know what will turn up when people here set their minds towards the spiritual!

That actually makes me wonder....so many religions were born (and died) here. Thinking back on our conversations about the spirit of place and the influence an area can have on spiritual matters or the other way round (influence of human belief on the environment both physical and metaphysical) it makes me wonder what the spirit of upstate/wester NY looks like? They didn't name it the burned over region for nothing...big cults and small seemed to turn up every day, and even now there are odd pockets of spiritual activity. A village almost entirely populated by Spiritualists, a group focused on genetic selection for spiritual superiority that has turned over the years into a successful silverware company (that would be Oneida, btw), female messiahs and transplanted buddhist monestaries. It's amazing what is hidden in these hills. And interesting to think...is there something in the spirit of place/genus loci that is prompting this? Something in the water or rocks that holds an echo or builds an influence? Like the belief that some hauntings are really just "recordings" playing out over and over again?
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
The oddest factoid is that the movie Witness (remember? oh so yummy Harrison Ford living with the Amish?), when it was translated into different languages, in many cases "Amish" was translated as "Mormon". Which is just a very odd mental wiggle. Hmmmm...we have a large Amish (primarily members of different Mennonite traditions) population around here too. Coincidence?
Amish and Mennonites are different (I was raised in Lancaster county, and Mike's mother and father were raised Amish and Mennonite, respectively). They're all Anabaptists, though. Sorry, this is a bit of a thing with me.

I remember studying the Oneida colony. It was supposed to be a utopia, no? Weird dudes, and the silverware company is all that remains. Every time I see Oneida silverware in a store, I think of that.

The idea of the land in certain places having a certain spiritual pull is an interesting one to me. Of course, I've read American Gods, and relatively recently (by which I mean in the past six months). I'm curious about this part of the country, too. Pennsylvania was founded by a Quaker and on the principal of religious freedom, so it stands to reason that groups like the Amish (pacifists who were persecuted out of their own country) would settle here. It seems likewise reasonable that many other religious groups would make homes in this area. What I don't get is why cetral PA is a hotbed of hyperconservative Christianity at the moment. In this neighborhood, the Santorum stickers *far* outweighed the Casey ones, and loads of people are still driving around with Dubyas on their vehicles. These are people who believe in religious freedom, but only as long as it applies to them and them alone. It's absolutely antithetical to the principals upon which this state was founded. Fascinating.
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