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post #41 of 524
Happy New Year all!

It's c-c-c-c-cold here today! : I'm having a really hard time keeping the house warm. Lots and lots of snow too. We had record amounts of snow in December and two good sized storms already in January. But next week is supposed to be unusually warm?!? Very strange.

I just bought myself the Sage Woman calendar. Does anyone else have it? It hasn't arrived yet. I love a lot of their artwork, so I'm hoping it will be nice.

I hope it does turn out to be a really good year! DH's depression and anxiety are extremely bad right now and we are struggling. I'm hoping that things start to improve soon.
post #42 of 524
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I'm just going to try and NOT think about it during the 2ww.

It is *cold* here tonight. I had to cover all my plants outside. it's supposed to reach 28F tonight. Burt, it must be cold where you are too.
Just had my ultrasound done and it looks like I've got a nice size follie. This month is going so much better than the last couple. I think the month off helped, I was able to put a coping plan into place. I hate the 2ww though. We should be inseming this weekend or Monday at the latest.
Yes ma'am! It's finally : here too. We were in the teens last night. I don't mind the cold really, at least not yet, just wish some snow would come with it.


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I happened to be browsing witchvox and there is a new group forming in my immediate area!
Good luck Cari, I've been slowly warming to the idea of a small (2-4 people) study type group lately.

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I hope it does turn out to be a really good year! DH's depression and anxiety are extremely bad right now and we are struggling. I'm hoping that things start to improve soon.
Autumn, sending you and your DH some healing positive :
post #43 of 524
Cari's post just reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask. Are you involved a pagan circle/coven/group (formal or informal) outside of this group? What have been your experiences with groups? Why or why not have you, personally, decided to join/not join a group?

I haven't felt the need to join a group mainly because I wanted to establish my own beliefs without influence first. But also because I'm not Wiccan and most around here are Wiccan covens, at least the ones I've been able to find. Also and I hope this doesn't offend you guys but the few pagan's I've met around here have been either a little crazy or a little scary. This group here in MDC has been the best group possible for me and I really get a lot from you ladies!

I am thinking in the future of maybe organizing my own study-type group of 2-4 women just to have some community and fellowship.
post #44 of 524
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Happy New Year all!

It's c-c-c-c-cold here today! : I'm having a really hard time keeping the house warm. Lots and lots of snow too. We had record amounts of snow in December and two good sized storms already in January. But next week is supposed to be unusually warm?!? Very strange.

I just bought myself the Sage Woman calendar. Does anyone else have it? It hasn't arrived yet. I love a lot of their artwork, so I'm hoping it will be nice.

I hope it does turn out to be a really good year! DH's depression and anxiety are extremely bad right now and we are struggling. I'm hoping that things start to improve soon.

I'm envious of your weather! We keep having storms, but they're rain storms, and wind storms! If its not gonna snow, then just go away and bring on the heat again!!!!!
I get the Sage Woman magazine. I love it! I want the calendar now!
Alot pf people I know are fighting depression right now. Tis the season I suppose. I hope your hubby starts to feel better soon.

BurtsGirl I haven't joined any group for nearly the same reason you haven't. I'm not wiccan and most of the groups in my area are. The few pagans I've met in my area are kinda scary/crazy, and I'm not one to be intimidate easily so you can take my word for it!
I do feel a bit lonely out here, with no one to share my ideas or beliefs with. Being libran, I'm so not ok with being alone. Being ME, I'm so not ok with being alone. Most of my friends are Christian, most of them know I'm pagan, but it doesn't make my tiny circle any bigger.
I pagan friend of mine that lives in the city told me that there are more pagans in my city than I know, more condensed in my city than anywhere down here. Wha?!?! Where the heck are they??? We have one metaphysical bookstore and I've only been in it a few times because the owners are irritating, but everytime I've been in there, I'm the only one!
I'd love to be a part of a group!
post #45 of 524
We joined a local group a few months back, but we didn't really click with them. It's a "family" group, but the active members are older (40s, 50s) without children. They seem a bit exasperated with my child anytime he's being, you know, a child. There are a couple of actual families too, but they are so far from AP that it's pretty uncomfortable. That's what I really need: a Pagan AP group!
post #46 of 524
Happy new years, all!!

I have the Witch's Calendar also... LUV IT!
post #47 of 524
I tried a few groups. Nothing really worked out. Sometimes it had to due with distance. I'm trying to cut down on driving which is why we don't attend UU church anymore. DS loved going but is was 35 mile one way. We attend home school co-op on Mondays and that is 36 mile one way and he has a home school class on Fridays and that is a 34 mile drive one way. That is a *minimum* of 140 miles a week! Figure the cost of gas.... That's what I get for living where I do. Dh just had to have his two acres though.
post #48 of 524
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Originally Posted by BurtsGirl View Post
Cari's post just reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask. Are you involved a pagan circle/coven/group (formal or informal) outside of this group? What have been your experiences with groups? Why or why not have you, personally, decided to join/not join a group?

I haven't felt the need to join a group mainly because I wanted to establish my own beliefs without influence first. But also because I'm not Wiccan and most around here are Wiccan covens, at least the ones I've been able to find. Also and I hope this doesn't offend you guys but the few pagan's I've met around here have been either a little crazy or a little scary. This group here in MDC has been the best group possible for me and I really get a lot from you ladies!

I am thinking in the future of maybe organizing my own study-type group of 2-4 women just to have some community and fellowship.
I have been pretty much like you, some groups are VERY dogmatic and have a weirdly christian 'our way is the right way' approach that I don't care for. And I definitely agree that it seems like a lot of pagans go out of their way to be WEIRD lol. It's almost like in their minds how pagan or witch they are is directly proportional to the amount of black/lace/pentacles/jewelry they wear and how mysterious and weird they talk. Can't be sounding like an AVERAGE person, nope, gotta sound like something out of an Aleister crowley type book

I was VERY specificly NOT any of those things in my email lol (of course I'm also very definitely not those things in real life either ) and I figured if my tone didn't sound 'serious' enough for them, then they weren't for me! I've also joined the groups yahoo group so I'm getting a feel for them that way, and there are pics posted there so I can see that they don't look like complete fruitcakes I think starting your own study group is a great idea!

I couldn't agree with you more about this group though I think this monthly thread full of pretty 'normal' (meant in the non freaky weird scary pagan way lol) women shows that they DO exist.
post #49 of 524
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Just had my ultrasound done and it looks like I've got a nice size follie. This month is going so much better than the last couple. I think the month off helped, I was able to put a coping plan into place. I hate the 2ww though. We should be inseming this weekend or Monday at the latest.
Good luck! You and I have been talking about TTC for a long time. Sometimes I go back and visit the TTC in 2007 thread. Here it is 2008.
post #50 of 524
The two week wait is always so hard. I hope everyone gets happy results.

It is snowing here. Nothing to exciting but they are big flakes and it is all fluffy and soft.

I went browsing for books today and found a few I may look into but what I was looking for was more info about homeopathy for the family, which I did find but not really what I want. I would also like to find a nice herb book that addresses kitchen witchery.

Depression and anxiety are so miserable. I suffer from anxiety more than depression and it tends to rear its ugly head in the winter. Fish oil is really helping me. My dad also suffers and he won't seek alternative treatments but did try a new med. I hope your hubby finds the help he needs.
post #51 of 524
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Good luck! You and I have been talking about TTC for a long time. Sometimes I go back and visit the TTC in 2007 thread. Here it is 2008.
No doubt, sister, no doubt . It was just you and I toward the end, lol. I haven't been back for a visit but I might try to seek it out sometime.
post #52 of 524
I am not part of a group for a few reasons really. I do not currently drive so that's an issue, and I tend to be rather introverted and solitary anyway. I've attended some group ritual at a UU fellowship near-ish to me a few times, and it was mostly good. (Once it wasn't- but that's due to an inexperienced leader who was really not "together" at all.) I am so eclectic (Pagan, Buddhist) that it's not quite been a good fit for me yet. I don't rule it out for the future though.
post #53 of 524
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Fingers crossed for all the 2ww-ers. Good luck!

Cari- sounds like fun! I hope the other people turn out to be really nice, happily crazy, supportive folk.
post #54 of 524

Belated New Year's Greetings!

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I miss those! In fact, I went to look for one at Border's, but they were out. I wanted instant gratification (rather than order it ) so I found the Celtic Mandala and I'm loving it!

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We are all sick... It seems to have hit most of our family.
That's us too. The kids and I are sick (dh has it before x-mas -- guess who we got it from ), so our new year's was spent literally in bed. It was one of my less than stellar new year's...

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Cari's post just reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask. Are you involved a pagan circle/coven/group (formal or informal) outside of this group? What have been your experiences with groups? Why or why not have you, personally, decided to join/not join a group?
Now, no. My last group dissolved (as in one member passed, some members moved, two members had a falling out with the HPS, etc.), but I was happy there. I spent a good 3-4 years learning TONS. It's probably why my interests lie more in mysticism/ high magick. But, in a way, I feel like I'm starting all over again with the kids because I am introducing them to seasonal celebrations (sabbats), learning about elements and discussion Gods and Goddesses. I've also considered going to our local UU, mostly because I'd like for the dc to have an understanding of Christianity as well as other religions. Plus, it might be a good way for us to meet others in the area, since we're pretty inclusive right now.
post #55 of 524
can someone elaborate on "UU" for me, please????
post #56 of 524
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can someone elaborate on "UU" for me, please????
Unitarian Universalist Church.
post #57 of 524
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Originally Posted by BurtsGirl View Post
Are you involved a pagan circle/coven/group (formal or informal) outside of this group? What have been your experiences with groups? Why or why not have you, personally, decided to join/not join a group?
dh & I are currently involved in a group (9 people) and we have been taking turns preforming rituals over the past year. We met through one couple we all know and make an annual camping trip for the last 4 years. The group works for me b/c it is made up of people I've known for a few years so I feel comfortable with them (I think dh just goes along with me b/c their our friends; he studies Buddhism). I also attend some of the UU rituals.

My thoughtful sister gave me a sage woman calender for yule and I'm loving it!
post #58 of 524
I am not part of a group anymore. I was briefly but do to distance and just not clicking with them, I stopped going. I am part of a small group through our UU church but it is rather different than what I think a coven is.

: brrr, took Bella out to the bus and I just can't warm up.
post #59 of 524
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Are you involved a pagan circle/coven/group (formal or informal) outside of this group? What have been your experiences with groups? Why or why not have you, personally, decided to join/not join a group?
I have been in a discussion group that has gone on and off (depending on member's availability) for about five years. I was one of the "leaders" of the group in that I was involved in planning topics and extracurriculars, and I was in charge of keeping meetings going (starting, stopping, keeping things on topic, and limiting anecdotal tangents - a big problem for us).

Aside from that, I don't really care for formal circles, etc., as there always seems to be a power struggle. I don't join a group to gain or lose power and I don't appreciate someone else telling me what I can and cannot do (acceptable to a point, but in Lincoln, NE there was a lot of cultish behavior in formal groups about 5-10 years ago).
post #60 of 524
After everyone sends good healing vibes to those who need it, please send any left over healing vibes to my pup. I took him back to the vet today. They took the tube and sutures out. However, he has a double ear infection (in ear canals) and also has a baterial skin infection on his ear flap being bandaged. Vet said from the heat and moisture and no air flow. They took the bandages off now that they could take the sutures and tube out. The good news is that the incision is healing nicely. His poor ear is all red and inflamed. So now he's on pain meds, antibiotics, and an ear oitment. He still has to wear the cone collar. I take him back in a week for a follow up.

I can't afford my new van....I have vet bills!

I'll ask in the pet forum but thought I'd ask here as well. Is there anything I can give him or put on his ear to help him? Can I give echinachea or goldenseal to a dog?
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