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post #61 of 618
Hi Jennisee! Welcome to our cozy circle.
post #62 of 618
Welcome Jennisee! my journey into paganism began not long ago and it has only strengthened since being part of this circle!!!!
post #63 of 618
Welcome Jennisee!

Wombatclay, that's really interesting. I'm still shaken about the Holly King...

Ambrose, I wanted you to know that you have inspired me to get in gear and commit to being a Canadian Holiday Helper (esp on your other thread).
post #64 of 618
Jennisee:



Love your siggy, btw.
post #65 of 618
Thanks for the warm, warm welcome, everyone.

Can anyone recommend a good book(s) or website(s) for a "starting point?" I feel like I know just enough to be dangerous, LOL, but I think I'm lacking in putting it all together in the big picture. I'm especially interested in sorting out which traditions have been substantiated, for lack of a better word, and which ones have been misrepresented, such as the example Wombatclay gave.

ETA: Never mind. I see Salvia bumped a great thread.
post #66 of 618

WOO figured out multiquoting lol

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We went down to the Commons this morning (a pedestrian mall that runs through the heart of our town, it's about 3 blocks from my house) to watch Santa arrive. The local SWAT team dresses like elves and the captain dresses like Santa and they rappel down the side of one of the taller buildings on the Commons. Right as Santa started coming down the rope it began o snow really hard...it was perfect!
LOL that sounds fabulous! I've decided to make some plywood xmas decorations for the yard... I'm going to have melting snowmen wearing sunglasses & aussie 'cork' hats, and elves that are wearing tank tops and board shorts and flip flops hehehe. And maybe next year a santa to lol in a lounge chair... he'll be decked out in tropical gear as well of course

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CariOfOz: I participated with Plan once, and it's great! Unfortunately we got to where we could no longer afford to sponsor our child, and that was :. You're going to enjoy it -- it's one of those things I'd like to do again once our finances are back on track.
Good luck with your FIN sale! We are so excited about our sponsor child, we got her picture and she is a gorgeous little thing. The photo with her father he didn't look very happy.. but I can imagine if I were in his position I would feel a bit humiliated as well. But we hope to have a friendly relationship with him as well and hope he will see that we dont' think of what we are doing as charity, but as one family giving another a bit of help. We have very much been wanting to be a sponsor family for a long time and we have finally gotten things together so we could and it feels great!

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I live in NZ, way down south by the ocean. Strictly speaking over a harbour but the ocean is on the other side of us over the other side of the peninsula. I certainly could not live out of sight of the sea now.

I'm on a mission to look for decent kids books this week. Any suggestions ? I also was considering getting my middle dd some tarot cards for xmas. She is almost 6 & is very good with pictures & symbols. I had read somewhere that the tarot of the cat people was good for kids. I'm still deciding if she is too young as well.
My brother in law lives in Dunedin and my hubby grew up in Queenstown/Arrowtown. One of these days he's going to take me there, but it could be dangerous as I'd never want to leave! I've never seen the tarot you mentioned so not much help there sorry.

*I've got the tree up (fake but oh well) and the kids helped decorate it yesterday, it's beautiful of course Playing the xmas music (this is the one time I can handle all the god references and look the other way hehe) and trying to get in the holiday spirit..some good pagan style holiday music would be fun though : if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them!
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Ambrose, I wanted you to know that you have inspired me to get in gear and commit to being a Canadian Holiday Helper (esp on your other thread).
Oh you do not know how happy that make me feel!! I'm so so glad that you have commit to helping!
post #68 of 618
subbing....
post #69 of 618
We've got a tree with lights, and we discuss the Solstice and the trees (outside) just about every day. There are no other decorations on the tree, though, as I'm totally tapped. I think that next year, I'll have the kids make little suns and candles to decorate the tree.
post #70 of 618
I'm making those little citrus fruit decorations (where you slice oranges and lemons into thin slices and let them dry?) and it's working better than I expected! For some reason I thought they'd probably turn brown and shrivel up, but they're actually very "sun-like". I can't wait to hang them on the tree and in the windows!

They even smell all citrusy. Mmmmm. I think I'll try the dried apples next to see if my "crafter luck" holds.
post #71 of 618
Ooh, I have the Pampered Chef mandoline...I bet that would be perfect for slicing the fruit into slices.

How do I dry them? Lay them flat or hang them to dry?
post #72 of 618
Last night I had a moonlit walk under an almost full moon among my llamas. Snow was falling down, the air is brisk and fresh, and my long lashed gentle beasts have a connection with nature and with each other that is quite profound. This is what the solstice is for me.
post #73 of 618
Ode- I put a towel on a metal baking sheet, laid the slices flat on the towel and put the whole thing on top of a cast iron radiator in the sun. After about an hour I turned them over. Another hour and I propped the slices up on the edge of the tray so that air could reach both sides. Since then I've just been turning them over every now and then but leaving them propped up. It's been two days now and I think they're just about "done".

I wish I'd had a mandolin since the thicker slices are taking A LOT longer to dry out!
post #74 of 618
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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
I'm making those little citrus fruit decorations (where you slice oranges and lemons into thin slices and let them dry?) and it's working better than I expected! For some reason I thought they'd probably turn brown and shrivel up, but they're actually very "sun-like". I can't wait to hang them on the tree and in the windows!
I used lemon,lime and orange slices hanging from the hazelnut branch I put up over the livingroom window. They are so bright and sunny! I put up some little white lights and at night they shine through the citrus slices. Pretty! I just dried mine on a cookie rack.

I want to try the dried apricot idea- got to remember to get some today!

Greenlee~ your walk sounds so nice! : (<--- the eyelashes are very llama-like).

Welcome, Jennisee!
post #75 of 618
Greenlee- That sounds so nice!!!!!
post #76 of 618
Since oranges are coming into season here I'll have to get some and dry them. I have a dehydrator so I'll try using that. Should be a fun project with the kids. Maybe I'll do that and it'll brighten my mood.

We put up our tree last night but it was not done in the right spirit. DH was very tired and cranky since he had been at work all night and morning. We wanted to wait because he was not in the mood put my 5 yr old had been *whining* for three days to get the tree up. Now the living room is a wreck. Boxes everywhere from the decorations, furniture pushed all around, I need to vacuum, sigh. I just can't seem to get into the spirit of the holidays.
post #77 of 618
Salvia~ how do you prevent fruit flies from gorging on your fruit?
post #78 of 618
<------------holy moly batman!!!!!!! : :

May the PM-ing begin!
post #79 of 618
You know it's kind of funny...we have a real fruit fly problem but I haven't seen any on the drying fruit. Maybe the citrus oil is inhibiting them? I'd imagine the apricot might be a bit more tempting though...
post #80 of 618
fly-by subbing here, got another couple of crazy weeks before blissful sanity, I hope

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