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post #101 of 583
Valentine's Day cards are a nice idea!
post #102 of 583
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That's ok, Pam. I decided to skip Yule cards this year and do Valentine's Day instead. Too many adults don't get a valentine, IMO.
The kids and I are going to make them. That should be chaos in an envelope.

ohmygosh, I decided last night in bed that we're going to do valentine cards, too, since I'm so late already with the the new year's letter we usually send! great minds think alike

my goals for 2007:
1. get the valentine cards written and sent
2. keep up with this thread, and become more involved with our UU
3. really buckle down and get to work on a new research project I've been needing to start and write.
4. write 3 pages of fiction every day -- OR whenever the spirit moves me
5. go to yoga at least once a week, and strengthen my practice at home

6. be kind to myself when I fail in those goals. compassion compassion compassion.
post #103 of 583
Goodmorning all!

So, last night I was taking the garbage can up the driveway and the moon was making a surprise appearance from behind the ubiquitous rainclouds. And, as I walking back the drive swimming in the lovely moonlight, an owl begins to softly hoot off in the woods to my left. I went inside and took a bath and I could still hear the owl hooting. <happy sigh>

In the bath, I was reading a wonderful book that a sweet friend gave me for Yule : Herbal Rituals by Judith Berger. Any Green Witches or gardeners out there- this is a fantastic book. She address one or two common herbs for each month of the year. She is a beautiful writer and she also gives simple and useful ways to use the herbs in everyday life.

This is old news, but last night we watched a show about a mummy found in Peru that was very interesting.

P&A~ Hope that Rob Brezny wasn't too dark- here is another
9. I was never the class clown. I am not a troubled but devilishly
handsome wastrel living on a trust fund. I've never beaten up anyone,
have steadfastly not aspired to write like Raymond Carver, and have
never played strip Scrabble with a junkie violinist on a leaky waterbed in a
Key West penthouse. There are so many things I am not and will never be, and I'm glad I know about them. It helps me stay focused on exactly who I am.
What about you? Who aren't you? Fantasize about all the paths you will
never take. Put it in writing.
post #104 of 583
Happy New Year!!!

Not a lot of online time for me lately and I often get the "Server is Too Busy" message when I have some time to sit in front of the computer:

In 2007 ?

- we finishes the rooms downstairs
- we declutter and decorate the house
- I am more active in my spirituality
- I take time for myself
- I do what feels right to improve/maintain our Health
...
post #105 of 583
Salvia- I haven't been out of the house much, kids sick and just not feeling like leaving the house, so last night i headed out to pick up fruits/veggies and the moon was barely visible through the clouds. If I were a painter, I would have painted the silvery, shimmerry slices of moon breaking through the thin, grey cotton candy clouds. it was just lovely. For having so many clouds it gave off such a glow! (maybe I will...charcoals wouldn't do it justice and I have only red, yellow, blue, white and black tempera)

Valentines- I just got the pottery barn catalog, kids. (how did i get on that mailing?) and on the back cover there is a small valentine holder. It looks like felt...so I was thinking of making them for the girls. It looks very simple.

: : oh, if only the sneezing would stop...and it would if we would get a freeze or snow, , it would.
post #106 of 583
Good day all!
the moon sure was lovely last night. We got a great view of her on our way home from play practice. She was very low and HUGE and yellow. Very cool.

H
post #107 of 583
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Salvia- I haven't been out of the house much, kids sick and just not feeling like leaving the house, so last night i headed out to pick up fruits/veggies and the moon was barely visible through the clouds. If I were a painter, I would have painted the silvery, shimmerry slices of moon breaking through the thin, grey cotton candy clouds. it was just lovely. For having so many clouds it gave off such a glow! (maybe I will...charcoals wouldn't do it justice and I have only red, yellow, blue, white and black tempera)
Sounds spectacular : Being summer here, I usually hang my laundry out either late afternoon or after dark... during the full moon it's an absolute TREAT to hang laundry because I'm usually doing it just as she's rising. Looking out from my clothesline all I see is bushland behind our fence... huge tall gum tree's and the like...and the moon sneaks up and peaks between them. I managed to catch her the other night... and then later that night the clouds moved in & rain started

In other news...my boys have become obsessed with the movie prince of egypt and since it's rained itself silly for a few days, they have watched it a couple of times at least. Yesterday my 4yo was making this big voice and I shhh'd him because I was putting bub to sleep..

Me: Lucas honey stop that for now please
him: 'but MUM i'm just making the god voice'
me: Very good god voice but it's a little loud, and did you know that nobody really knows what god sounds or looks like for sure? she could be a lady
him: OH I KNOW mum... she could be a Goddess...I know all about HER

LOL... I really need to get a new copy of circle round now that he's starting to become more curious about things like this! I'm a bit concerned though, because he starts prep (kindergarten) in 24 days (my little man is growing up!) and they (the school in general, he won't be participating) have religious ed classes. I've opted him out but I'm sure at some point one of the other kids will say something about God and he'll pipe up with Goddess
post #108 of 583

x-posted in Learning at Home

I just got this book from the library. Thought I would post a bit about it.

Moontellers: Myths from Around the World

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We read some stories out of this book last night. I really liked it and the boys seemed to also. Each story is very short, maybe a paragraph. And they are accompanied by a breif historical or cultural description below the story. Each story is on the side of a large illustration that relates to the story. We read three stories and it was nice to have the picture of the moon showing what each culture sees in it. I think I am going to buy it as a Full Moon Story Book.

Here is the link to Amazon so you can see what I am talking about.
post #109 of 583
I cannot believe my lib had that book. I put it on hold.
Thanks, I've been thinking about finding some moon stories to read to the girls.
post #110 of 583
I'm so excited! We've almost finished doing our taxes!! : We're just waiting on things that have to be mailed to us.

It feels so good to have it done.

Goals for the new year ~
1. Get ahead on my work schedule so I can start creating new designs by mid-year
2. Lose 5 pounds/month
3. Buy a small bit of land and a house by August
4. Make time for myself so I can enjoy my hobbies (knitting, needlework, etc.)

The moon here was gorgeous last night, absolutely huge and glowing white! We've had so much rain recently I've hardly gotten a chance to see her.
post #111 of 583
Oh, Herbal Rituals is a GREAT book. It's got a gentle spirit. I did a class with it a few years ago and we worked out of that book and Kindling the Celtic Spirit at the same time. That was a GREAT book too!
post #112 of 583
I LOVE Kindling the Celtic Spirit.
post #113 of 583
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I'm so excited! We've almost finished doing our taxes!! : We're just waiting on things that have to be mailed to us.
Talk about being an ealry bird. I do not like tax season.

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Valentines- I just got the pottery barn catalog, kids. (how did i get on that mailing?) and on the back cover there is a small valentine holder. It looks like felt...so I was thinking of making them for the girls. It looks very simple.
Did you see the big felt wall map of the world? It costs $99! that does not include all the felt parts to stick to it either. : I need someone crafty to help me make one.
post #114 of 583
Dang that Herbal Rituals book is $62 on amazon!

But I found the moontellers one at my library!

The moon was gorgeous last night! My oldest son got a telescope for xmas and we had fun looking up at her.

Thinking about going to the UU here this sunday we will see.

im rambling incoherently, im tired.

Have a good night ladies!
post #115 of 583
Herbal Rituals must be out of print then. Maybe they'll be rereleasing it soon?

Eeep. Interrupted by kids.
post #116 of 583
Great book suggestions. None are at our new library. I really miss my old library. They had everything and what they didn't, they could get through inter-library loan. Through my search I found this book at my library. http://www.amazon.com/Moonbathing-Li...e=UTF8&s=books

Keep the book suggestions coming please.

I'm at a very peaceful time right now in my spirituality. Loads of practice and light on research. I'm ready for something to read.
post #117 of 583
Kleine- I made a large felt board out of a very large piece of blue felt, then I tacked it up on the wall and put a red fabric border around it. I never made globe accessories for it but you could. I think the felt as fairly inexpensive. I made other fabric peices from the girls favorite stories. Sadly, I had to take it down becuase of how we had to arrange the room.
post #118 of 583
I'm going to do *something* online for my spirituality. I can't decide between joining something like the Seasons of the Year school or a more "covenish" thing. There's a local tarot group that meets in this city and I should go check it out but I have never had much luck with local stuff. I did once attend a summer solstice ritual in a public park that involved dry humping and I've been more leery ever since.
post #119 of 583
Jen- :
post #120 of 583
Jen- Yeah, I'd stay away from groups like that. tee hee.
How about the Pagan Federation International? If you join that group, you can request local member contacts and you'd be able to attend members only discussion groups and other gatherings. PLUS, you get a magazine subscription to PAGAN DAWN. It's mailed to you from the UK. I'm telling ya, it's worth it just for the magazine. If you like sacred sites; celtic paganism; the UK, etc, then you'll absolutely love the magazine!
I'm trying to sell stuff to get paypal so I can start getting Pagan Dawn again.
Let me know if you'd (or anyone else here) would like the link.
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