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Originally Posted by MamaMakingMemories View Post
Hi, I am looking for a source of raw milk in the Portland-ish area. I live in Gresham. A while back I was getting it from a farm in Gresham, but the milk spoiled so fast (within a day or two) that I ended up dumping most of it every week, so I am looking for a different source. Please help! Thanks a lot!
I will PM you a farm in Eagle Creek. Her's last a good week.. sometimes two.
post #1682 of 1788
Hi, ladies. : I am in the thick of moving-hell, but just wanted to do a drive-by and say wazzzzzzzupppp. We LOVE our new house. We still need lots of things, but we're progressing. Talula has had a hard time adjusting. She woke up screaming like a newborn with colic last night about four times. Screamed for about 45 minutes each time and then passed out. Cried for a lot of the day today. Toward the end, I got some one-on-one with her and things turned around. But she was so hungry! I had to keep feeding her and feeding her, and then I read her a story, and by the end of the story, she was passed out on my shoulder. Phew!

I'm a little overwhelmed right now because we have to get the things we need for the house, put everything in its proper place, and I have loads and loads of work to do. :

So anyway, I'm enjoying my glass of wine right now and catching up on all' o' y'all, but just wanted to say...

Thanks for this:

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Originally Posted by lylawolf View Post
aw, thanks for asking! :-)

well, my son, when he was younger, pined for sparkly sequined sandals and for his 6th birthday even asked for a red velvet dress!

i must admit, i was not nearly as free and easy about it as i would *like* to have been, and as i *think* i would be now.

but the thoughts about school and what others would think were not on my mind. and because i don't agree with myself back then, i don't even know that it matters what was on my mind - not that i can really remember - i think it was just general discomfort.

but as for school - well, my son did sometimes have his nails painted, and in fact, lots of the boys did! i think there is more acceptance, especially in alternative school settings, for that kind of thing...in fact, lots of the boys "cross dressed" for halloween when we were at trillium - even the male teachers!

i also have found that my kids each needed to learn for themselves where THEIR personal comfort level was with what other people thought vs. what they wanted/believed/felt. and sometimes that was a painful process - very painful (more so with my daughter and all the "girl" stuff - so hedy, i feel your pain, with the fat comments - i really do. it's AWFUL)

but what i found is that, once again, the connection between parent and child is primary, and sometimes it takes YEARS of conversation, support, non-judgement, modeling healthy self-esteem, talking about double standards and strange "rules" (like pink is a girl's color) and then our kids enter a developmental phase where they find their own feet / integrity/ beliefs after all that open communication. it takes that long to really "sink in" and give them what we intend for it to give them. and its SOOOO painful to watch that process of self-definition in the mean time.

that said, if a particular school situation, or a particular child, is suffering from peer judgements/teasing/bullying to the degree that they are not wanting to go to school or struggling mightily with the parent child relationship/connection, then i would not question the *child's* integrity/ability to adapt/conform as much as i would question the health of the situation. i don't believe in swooping in and "saving" our kids from every minor bump or issue, but at the same time, they NEED us to know when things are too much for them.

i guess i have conflated the two posts - the fat comments and the dino undies - they seem related....
And, major

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Originally Posted by PGNPORTLAND View Post
Ugh. Some things are feeling very hard to me right now. Not things with Shawn, that is going well, (for a change ) just some stuff I can't really talk about here.

I would just like to feel a little lighter in my heart right now.
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Originally Posted by zeldabee View Post
Pauline, you can come over to my house tomorrow, and our kids can play "Lord of the Flies" in the backyard while we drink tea and benevolently ignore them. I'm watching my housemate's daughter, too. (That ought to be interesting.) And or anyone else. I will have had some sleep, presumably...I might even be good company.

Over an hour to go at work. It's weird, working so late. I should pick up another job right now, and I so don't want to. I'm in an awful mood, very low frustration threshold, I'm not sure why...my period was last week. It's all I can do to keep from growling.
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I just found out from Lucky that if he is still having too much pain after his "Restricted Duty for One Month" is up, then they're going to let him go!!! He's been at the company for 10 years! His orthopedist can't find anything wrong with him. We think he's got fibromyalgia, but he can't find a doctor that knows anything about it. I don't know what we'll do if he loses his job. :
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Originally Posted by SleepyMamaBear View Post
aaaag! its happening again.
Morgan came home and walked in the door thern collapsed.
we got him some water, a cold washcloth, we didnt pass out, but he just couldnt go. his hands were ice cold and numb. its anxiety.
again.
from the damn heartburn,
thats caused by the gerd
that was caused by the anxiety meds
for the anxiety
caused by his heart anyeurism
that they still havent gotten back to him about!!!
he has an apt on the 8th for the genetics diseases heart specialist. that was made two months ago, it was the soonest they could get him in.
i am really freaking frustrated about this.
there is also a pattern to this.
it seems if i am really sick and need help, like having a migraine, like i have today, thats when he suddenly gets the anxiety.
i dont think he causes it on purpose but i sure know he isnt, and refuses to do anything to prevent this or help himself cope with this.
i love my husband, but this is slowly tearing our lives apart. we had house guests when he came in and collapsed. it happened infront of the kids, and my brother, all who freaked out. i told him next time something like this happens and he doesnt have the cell, to just honk the horn and someone will come out and help him, cause i really feel like the kids, and my brother, dont need to be exposed to this extra stress. its bad enough that he is constantly saying "i hurt, i'm sick, i dont feel good, i'm in pain" etc, and when he isnt, he is yelling at Addy, or me, or the dogs, etc. i have LOST my husband. he is not the man i married at all. and he refuses to get help to get back to living a functioning life.
post #1683 of 1788
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Originally Posted by zeldabee View Post
So, the 2 year old and the 5 year old have been playing with Lego...quietly...for 2 hours. (I shouldn't say anything, right? Because now all hell is going to break loose. )

I found out I had the use of a whole other closet here. So almost everything is reasonably put away now. It's like, we actually live here now. Sprogly's room looks like a kid's room instead of a storage room. A messy kid's room, to be sure, but an actual kid's room.

Somebody, come over to my house! I want to entertain.
I am so so so happy that you are enjoying your new space and feeling the support of community at home. That is way cool! Great manifesting mama

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Originally Posted by papayapetunia View Post
Hi, ladies. : I am in the thick of moving-hell, but just wanted to do a drive-by and say wazzzzzzzupppp. We LOVE our new house. We still need lots of things, but we're progressing. Talula has had a hard time adjusting. She woke up screaming like a newborn with colic last night about four times. Screamed for about 45 minutes each time and then passed out. Cried for a lot of the day today. Toward the end, I got some one-on-one with her and things turned around. But she was so hungry! I had to keep feeding her and feeding her, and then I read her a story, and by the end of the story, she was passed out on my shoulder. Phew!

I'm a little overwhelmed right now because we have to get the things we need for the house, put everything in its proper place, and I have loads and loads of work to do. :

So anyway, I'm enjoying my glass of wine right now and catching up on all' o' y'all, but just wanted to say...

Thanks for this:



And, major
WOOT! you are here... can't wait to see your house! :
post #1684 of 1788
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Originally Posted by PGNPORTLAND View Post
I have a question. We are having a garage sale again this weekend. Trying to get rid of the stuff we forgot to take out for the last one. So I have some kids jackets sitting on the fence. I was asking $5 for them. There are a couple OshKosh ones with thinner jackets that zip in so you can have two think jackets or a thick one when you zip them together. I also have two down jackets there. They are kids jackets and in fairly good condition. Everyone walks away when I say $5, is that too much? DH didn't think so yesterday.. but now we are wondering. Anyway.. just wanted some opinions.
It makes sense - I'm sure that they are worth it but I know when I go to garage sales I don't like to pay more than a buck an item for kids clothes. But maybe try it at $5 again and if you don't get any takers by the afternoon you could give it to whoever makes the best offer.[/QUOTE]

I am sure people don't realize they are real down.
post #1685 of 1788
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Originally Posted by InochiZo View Post
It makes sense - I'm sure that they are worth it but I know when I go to garage sales I don't like to pay more than a buck an item for kids clothes. But maybe try it at $5 again and if you don't get any takers by the afternoon you could give it to whoever makes the best offer.
I am sure people don't realize they are real down.[/QUOTE]

This is so weird. They quoted me as saying Tina's post and Zoe as saying my post. It's a frankenpost.
post #1686 of 1788
ack I just turned around to see madison cutting my coat with scissors. uhm yeah no more playing with scissors. ever. I'm just gonna send her off to school to learn how to cut with scissors. or she'll have to wait until she's 18.

she was doing so well with them the last couple of days too.
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Originally Posted by frogger View Post
ack I just turned around to see madison cutting my coat with scissors. uhm yeah no more playing with scissors. ever. I'm just gonna send her off to school to learn how to cut with scissors. or she'll have to wait until she's 18.

she was doing so well with them the last couple of days too.
maybe some fabric of her very own to cut? different textures other than paper?
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I've given Madeline fabric scraps to cut... she especially likes a big long edge and she'll cut it inch by inch.

I'm watching this show on pbs about stress and it's really interesting. They said mothers of high needs children undergo about six years worth of aging stress per year. Mothers of young children in general had about half that I think. People with low ranking jobs or low ranking social status had more stress than higher ups, regardless of work load. Higher stress primates have arterial plaque build up that makes it more difficult to process stressful situations, ultimately shortening lifespan. Even people who were stressed by famine while they were in the womb had more stress-related health problems than the people conceived before or after the famine. Nice food for thought, and I think it's good to think about when trying to be empathetic towards others.

I need a couch outside. It's so beautiful but I really don't want to walk around or sit on a hard chair right now!
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Wow, no posts all afternoon?
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Been sick. all of us except ryan. ie: two mamas, and one 2 year old and two tiny preemies. Bah. Mild cold, but still, bah.

Beth, I'm getting 40 lbs of tomatoes on thursday, are you still game to process and share the outcome? if so, i will love you forevs.
post #1691 of 1788
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Been sick. all of us except ryan. ie: two mamas, and one 2 year old and two tiny preemies. Bah. Mild cold, but still, bah.

Beth, I'm getting 40 lbs of tomatoes on thursday, are you still game to process and share the outcome? if so, i will love you forevs.
Ah, so your love is conditional, then?

Yes, still game.
post #1692 of 1788
Oh! Uh, you need anything? (Just woke from nap, brain is slow.)
post #1693 of 1788
Totally conditional! it's called conditional PARENTING, not conditional FRIENDING. kidding kidding, I kid! yay! I'm so stoked you'll deal with these 'maters cause I just dont' know what I'd do otherwise. Freeze em, i guess. what do I need to supply other than the tomatoes? jars?
and no, we don't need anything. I'm almost all better, just alittle cough. Celeste and the babies are napping, and I'm about to make some pot pies for dinner. :
post #1694 of 1788
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Totally conditional! it's called conditional PARENTING, not conditional FRIENDING. kidding kidding, I kid! yay! I'm so stoked you'll deal with these 'maters cause I just dont' know what I'd do otherwise. Freeze em, i guess. what do I need to supply other than the tomatoes? jars?
and no, we don't need anything. I'm almost all better, just alittle cough. Celeste and the babies are napping, and I'm about to make some pot pies for dinner. :
Hrm, I thought it was called unconditional parenting.
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: I think you may be right.
post #1696 of 1788
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Originally Posted by SleepyMamaBear View Post
aaaag! its happening again.
Morgan came home and walked in the door thern collapsed.
we got him some water, a cold washcloth, we didnt pass out, but he just couldnt go. his hands were ice cold and numb. its anxiety.
again.
from the damn heartburn,
thats caused by the gerd
that was caused by the anxiety meds
for the anxiety
caused by his heart anyeurism
that they still havent gotten back to him about!!!
he has an apt on the 8th for the genetics diseases heart specialist. that was made two months ago, it was the soonest they could get him in.
i am really freaking frustrated about this.
there is also a pattern to this.
it seems if i am really sick and need help, like having a migraine, like i have today, thats when he suddenly gets the anxiety.
i dont think he causes it on purpose but i sure know he isnt, and refuses to do anything to prevent this or help himself cope with this.
i love my husband, but this is slowly tearing our lives apart. we had house guests when he came in and collapsed. it happened infront of the kids, and my brother, all who freaked out. i told him next time something like this happens and he doesnt have the cell, to just honk the horn and someone will come out and help him, cause i really feel like the kids, and my brother, dont need to be exposed to this extra stress. its bad enough that he is constantly saying "i hurt, i'm sick, i dont feel good, i'm in pain" etc, and when he isnt, he is yelling at Addy, or me, or the dogs, etc. i have LOST my husband. he is not the man i married at all. and he refuses to get help to get back to living a functioning life.
Hard stuff. Just a stressful situation all around.

What happens after the appointment on the 8th? This really seems like it's taking too long, and would definitely be for my comfort level.

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Originally Posted by PGNPORTLAND View Post
Oh no. Poor Shawn. Sophia put a ball in her shirt and said "I have a big belly and I am growing a baby and so is Daddy in his big belly".

(We did laugh, though)
Aww. That's a tough one. Lily often makes comments about Todd's butt that bother me, saying that he has a bubble butt. Hm...

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Originally Posted by aniT View Post
Oh well.. I hope someone else claims them... we need the ones for the faucets.

I have a question. We are having a garage sale again this weekend. Trying to get rid of the stuff we forgot to take out for the last one. So I have some kids jackets sitting on the fence. I was asking $5 for them. There are a couple OshKosh ones with thinner jackets that zip in so you can have two think jackets or a thick one when you zip them together. I also have two down jackets there. They are kids jackets and in fairly good condition. Everyone walks away when I say $5, is that too much? DH didn't think so yesterday.. but now we are wondering. Anyway.. just wanted some opinions.
I don't think $5 is too much at all. Not for coats.

Do you still have them? What sizes? We might be interested. Lily's coat from last year still fits so far, but I have a feeling she's going to need something rain repellent and downy for the ride to school before long.

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Originally Posted by MamaMakingMemories View Post
Hi, I am looking for a source of raw milk in the Portland-ish area. I live in Gresham. A while back I was getting it from a farm in Gresham, but the milk spoiled so fast (within a day or two) that I ended up dumping most of it every week, so I am looking for a different source. Please help! Thanks a lot!
Tina already answered this, but if her farm is full, you can check out www.realmilk.org



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Originally Posted by frogger View Post
ack I just turned around to see madison cutting my coat with scissors. uhm yeah no more playing with scissors. ever. I'm just gonna send her off to school to learn how to cut with scissors. or she'll have to wait until she's 18.

she was doing so well with them the last couple of days too.
Ohhhh... no. Yeah, Lily has a habit of going to town on her own hair. I do let her use them supervised now, but they go out of reach when we aren't working on a project together, for the sheer preservation of my sanity.

+++

I think I'm now coming down with the cold everyone had last week. Taking GSE, eating a TON of garlic, hopefully, it will be over soon. Stupid cold. I want to ride tomorrow, dammit! I feel pretty crappy right now though.
post #1697 of 1788
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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Been sick. all of us except ryan. ie: two mamas, and one 2 year old and two tiny preemies. Bah. Mild cold, but still, bah.

Beth, I'm getting 40 lbs of tomatoes on thursday, are you still game to process and share the outcome? if so, i will love you forevs.
that sounds like no fun at all. sending healing vibes and saran-wrapped hugs:

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
Totally conditional! it's called conditional PARENTING, not conditional FRIENDING. kidding kidding, I kid! yay! I'm so stoked you'll deal with these 'maters cause I just dont' know what I'd do otherwise. Freeze em, i guess. what do I need to supply other than the tomatoes? jars?
and no, we don't need anything. I'm almost all better, just alittle cough. Celeste and the babies are napping, and I'm about to make some pot pies for dinner. :
YUM: when can I get that recipe?

Me. AM Northwest in the morning. Feeling nervous after last time and my little coughing snafu... send reinforcements.
post #1698 of 1788
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Originally Posted by Savmay View Post
that sounds like no fun at all. sending healing vibes and saran-wrapped hugs:



YUM: when can I get that recipe?

Me. AM Northwest in the morning. Feeling nervous after last time and my little coughing snafu... send reinforcements.
:

You are going to be fabulous! What time does it air?
post #1699 of 1788
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Originally Posted by frogger View Post
ack I just turned around to see madison cutting my coat with scissors. uhm yeah no more playing with scissors. ever. I'm just gonna send her off to school to learn how to cut with scissors. or she'll have to wait until she's 18.

she was doing so well with them the last couple of days too.
I read that as "cutting my throat." It took like 3 times to see "coat" not "throat". :

I was thinking..."well, the cut must not be too bad if she can still type!"

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Originally Posted by chiromama View Post
I'm so stoked you'll deal with these 'maters cause I just dont' know what I'd do otherwise. Freeze em, i guess. what do I need to supply other than the tomatoes? jars?
I'm stoked I get some tomatoes! Uh, yeah, I guess some jars would be good. I freeze sauce in plastic, or small wide mouth canning jars with plastic lids. But I guess it depends on how you feel about plastic, either will work.
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