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#61 of 641 Old 11-02-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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Hugs for pox and shingles. Ugh, no fun!

We usually get a tree the first weekend in December.

I regularly go gonzo these days... at least once a week. Not something I'm proud of, and it is something I'm working on, but three little kiddos + sleep deprivation = routinely cranky mama. I think it's really only a "problem" when it no longer feels like a problem, you know? And while it's not ideal, it does let the children see that their parents are human and have the same feelings they do... and it's a chance to explain how those feelings could have been handled better.

beads- I'm totally not tuning into a Samhain bead project. I remember I had the exact same problem last year (re-did my Samhain beads 2-3 times) so I'm wondering what it is about this time of year/this energy that I'm resisting.

candy- we went with the "one piece for each finger" rule since ten pieces of candy makes a nice pile, the kiddo can't suddenly grow an extra finger, and once they pick their pieces and put the rest in the fairy bowl they can do whatever they like with it... and ten pieces is about as much as I'd want them to eat in one sitting! Enough to feel the sugar high and really get the whole holiday "thing", but not enough to blow them totally out of the water. Though dd1 was literally twitching she was on such an emotional and chemical high (sugar, random flavorings/colors, artificial who the heck knows what, etc).

funny comment- Dh mentioned that one day Tor could grow a beard too and dd1 replied "sure! He could grow a beard if he wanted to look old like you!".

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The bowl goes on the window sill along with a lighted candle... the candle tells the fairies that there is an offering. In the morning the candy is gone and a fairy gift is in the bowl instead. This year I made them itty bitty necklaces with "fairy coin" beads I had left over from a belly dance costume I never got around to making).
I went hunting before halloween and found out DD2 could only have to candies - smarties and dum dums... sucks. Sorry bout your kiddo! I love the fairy bowl idea! I am so going to steal that in the future!

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It is funny to visit in the summer and see the Christmas room.
If only I had enough room, I'd love to have something for each season/holiday up year round

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I rather think the littler fish like betas and such are far more entertaining
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Considering a live tree this year...really live, with a root ball for planting afterwards. Anyone done this before? We have plenty of land that needs more trees planted and I have a placenta in the freezer waiting to nourish a tree.
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So, mamas...this morning I totally lost it with my kids. I was not the mama I want to be.
You're not alone. I have about a two weeks cycle where I start to lose it (sometimes I do). Then I have to remind myself its all about my girls and not what I'm trying to accomplish (I'm a obsessive project person). I get gungho about being thoroughly involved w/ everything my kids are doing then get burnt out and angry again, repeat.

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The painful cuteness of toddlers
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Argh!!!

DD2 has Chicken Pox and I have Shingles... yay!
so sorry sending some healing energy your way


Making some applesauce to make into a GAPS diet approved bread. Wow, that really reduces to a lot of nothing I've never really made applesauce before, I see now how Sunshine (It was you wasn't it?) made it through 90 lbs of apples.

Excited! We went to the craft store and I found a small wheel on clearence, I am so turning it into a wheel of the year wreath!

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ds went to 3 houses for T-o-T ... he didn't want to ring the doorbell and dh (who had T-o-T escort duty) made that a condition of going around the neighborhood. so they went around our cul de sac instead. ds then was content to stay in costume (Which he'd been wearing off and on for the past few weeks anyway) and answer the door to give out candy.

we too had the halloween fairy visit. i left our cheesy jack o' lantern lamp on in the front hall and ds put his bag of candy (3 houses = 6 pieces of candy or so) nearby. according to ds, the halloween fairy transformed his candy into a new lego kit (that had been accompanied with "i want..." for weeks and weeks). he's already wondering what the halloween fairy will bring next year. heck, he was more excited about the halloween fairy than about santa claus. anyhow, he's decided that the halloween fairy is a pretty witch on a broomstick.

Yule? already thinking about it? I have to get through Thanksgiving at the in-laws' first. in rural WV. with no innertubes (er, internet). and no cell phone service. and not even a decent coffee shop. just folgers. can't go for walks in the woods there either as it will be deer season. it's actually quite painful for me but it's important to go because it is actually dh's grandparents with whom we stay and they are so loving and generous... but my oh my... quite a culture shock.

then i'll think about yule after i get back from that ordeal. but i guess in a week or so, my sister will be bugging me about plans to visit my folks around Christmas. i would hate to be in her shoes - her mother-in-law already has extended family plans for spring break 2011!

on losing it.... between wine, coffee, chocolate and a solo shower (and my evening magnesium drink), i manage to keep myself sane. we learned that we get 5% off wine at the local food coop if we buy a case of it all at once. dh was so there on that one. thinking of coffee, if you go to starbucks (and it's a busy one and you're not a regular), and you have a travel mug, you can hand them your mug and tell them it is a refill. cha-ching. your coffee will be close to 53 cents. but i won't bet that it is a general policy, so try it and see if it works i jsut discovered this at the starbucks in our student union on campus. it is a general policy to knock 10 cents off the price if you jsut hand them a travel mug for your coffee - i'm just not sure if the 53 cents (for a tall refill) is general practice.

last week at work was brutal - the week that wouldn't end coupled with the proposal that we just couldn't get right. well, we eventually did and it is submitted. the only worse is knowing that we'll get to do it all over again if our proposal is selected for round 2. now bakc to our 5-year review. i can't wait until we can get onto doing real work again instead of treading water... people wonder why science takes forever to get results - campus administrators know how to suck the life out of people. we spend more time writing grants and reports to justify our existence than we do actually doing science and writing those results (we're 2-3 YEARS behind in our writing)....

loving the full moon here. i'm thinking it's time for some full moon yoga tonight...

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Toddlers are so cute! And I love the pumpkin belly, I bet that would have made a precious photo for your private collection.

Hugs for Chickenpox and boo for shingles!! Maybe that's why you haven't been feeling so well lately?

Maia, I would have LOVED to see that tree decked out with the spiderwebs! Too funny!

femme, don't beat yourself up about it. It happens. With the stress of unemployment and moving, and running a low grade fever of unknown origin for about 9 months, I've certainly had my moments as well! Thankfully they aren't too often, but they do occur. Yesterday I had a really bad headache and DS was just pushing an pushing and DH flat out warned him that he better back off because if he didn't mom was going to go "bat sh*t crazy" and he'd seen it and it wasn't pretty! I almost fell over that he said that to him, but it did snap the mood pretty well. ((Hugs)) At then end of the day, even if you did lose it a little, your children are secure in the knowledge that their momma loves them and that's what's important.

Was a productive day but did't look like it if that makes any sense. Somehow we had about 10 loads of laundry to catch up. It's done, folded and put away, but since it was in the basement I don't really "see" much that's different. I also got the last of our pictures hung up today! That was on the list for a long time. It's a minor thing, but satisfying. I also spent some time trying to organize my little sewing/crafts corner. Course to clean it up I have to drag it all out (some still in boxes) and make a bigger mess. Won't see "progress" until it's done, and that frustrates me. I did get some more resumes out today, and a recruiter wants to meet with me in the morning, so hopefully I'll hear something good soon!

Ok, I've procrastinated enough on getting back to that sewing corner. The worst part? I unearthed about a dozen projects I had started back home that need to be finished!
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Thanks all for the well-wishes with DH. His changing has had to do with conversion to JW a few years ago, and it's really been hard watching him go from a person I knew and loved to this whole new personality, someone I hardly know. The stroke really wasn't part of that, but, of course, it means now he's even more convinced of his new beliefs and, well... I can't handle living with that. I'm not sure what's going to happen to be honest.
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Hugs and healing vibes to all the mamas and little ones who are ill.

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Ds wants a satin robe. To the point he sobbed this morning because he doesn't have one to cuddle up with (like I do).
He was incredibly upset about it this morning. He's actually been asking for one for a long time but it just hasn't been a priority, ya know?
But, with the adjustment to homeschooling, I'm going to take him to the mall to see if I can find one on clearance for less than $10. I can't really spare that much but I've put it off for too long.

It should be fun to watch the sales staff stare at us while ds tries on girly robes.

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Clay- Yes, I have your Yule addy

Yule List- last chance to add your name. If you pm'd me, I have added you, I will sent the list by pm later tonight.

Valerie- *hugs* I have heard about the shingles- hope you have a milder case. I hope dd feels better soon!

DOK- how is homeschooling going?

Yesterday we went out for a hike. We had a specific trail in mind, at the end of it, you can see Lake Erie all the way to Buffalo, the Allegany mountain ridge and something else, but the trail was closed. We did rails to trails, which was so even, level and easy to walk. Bella found the history of the trail very interesting- At one point, we heard a train whistle and I said, "uh, oh, i hear a train- do you think it is coming our way?" To which Bella's eyes got all wide, then she stopped, looked at me very seriously for a moment and then said, "Gilli, Mom's kidding." Love that kid, she has such a fun sense of humor.

Femme- oh my goodness, those days come more frequently for me when I have been uber busy, the kids have been fighting and general crappy weather days. This combo was two weeks ago, and it also explains why I am on a lot, it is my escape. *hugs* I hope today brings sun, good cheer and forgiveness to you! We women have trouble forgiving oursleves for making mistakes.

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DOK- how is homeschooling going?

... "uh, oh, i hear a train- do you think it is coming our way?" To which Bella's eyes got all wide, then she stopped, looked at me very seriously for a moment and then said, "Gilli, Mom's kidding." Love that kid, she has such a fun sense of humor.
We had a good first day, thanks!

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Mornin' all!

grants- yeah... dh's lab is in the middle of a grant report and it's taking up all the time, of all the staff, for most of the past month. And it's not like it even "counts" for anything since it's just a mid-cycle report telling the money people that yes, work is being done on the project. But with everyone working on the report it means that actually there isn't any work being done on the actual project. It's ridiculous. Though the grants more or less keep everyone at the lab employed so I'm not going to complain too loudly.

Bleh decision- we have a family practice dr we love and adore. They were my maternity providers with my first pregnancy and have been there for us since then (so we've been seeing them for 5 years or so). They are pro-extended breastfeeding, pro-cosleeping, pro-AP, ok with delayed/selective vax, their office staff is great, they've really gone the extra mile for us. But last year they stopped taking our insurance, and they've gotten really busy (so visits are squeezed in or delayed). We love them and the care they've provided but the out of pocket costs are killing us.

DH goes to a different practice (that does take our insurance) because he has a lot of medical needs and we simply can't afford to pay oop. They are expanding their practice to include children, they have evening and Saturday hours, they partner with the hospital, the have an allergist/immunologist on staff, etc. But they are very "by the book" and western medicine oriented.

Grrrrrr. Financially I think we need to move to this new practice. But I hate change and I hate to lose the relationship we have with our family practice dr. I mean, they have known my kiddos since before they were born! But it's sooooo expensive (around 300 dollars per child per visit, and my mastitis ended up costing about 300 dollars as well even though that was just me calling them to say "I have mastitis, call in a script please"). And Saturday hours would rock my multi child world since DH could come too.

I guess the underlying question is "how much is a shared philosophy worth?".

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Clay- I hope you can find a new doc that is ok with natural parenting. I definitely know how frustrating it is to have to look for a new doc.

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Clay- I'd switch over to the newer practice. It would save you in time, money, and energy for the times you just need a quick diagnosis or prescription. You'd have peace of mind that if someone fell ill that you wouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg of top of it all. Then, I'd fall back on the old practice when I needed a second opinion or a backup. You're a smart mama with several years experience- I bet you could teach the new practice a thing or two

DOK I hope ds finds just the right robe. And who cares what the salespeople think?

Aeress- I'll pm you my new addy

I got a new computer I ended up getting a new small sized tower. Eden wants a mini laptop for xmas anyways- it's a win-win.

It's cold and frosty out this morning- but the full moon was just gorgeous over the hillside, so I took a couple pics. Adding to my nature pic collection that I eventually intend to frame for home art.
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Today I'm working at DS's preschool. I'm running late, but I don't want to go without giving a big, heartfelt THANK YOU for all the replies of support. It really helps a lot. I'm a little teary here. I talked it out yesterday with DP and also with a good friend. I'm feeling a little better and trying to work through the guilt, so I can move on and learn. I'm really late...I'll be back later to check up with everyone. Thanks again

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Happy November to everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Samhain!

We usually go over to a friend's house, hand out candy there, and then do a big ancestor-centred feast. That was the plan again this year but Saturday came along with some sickies at the friend's house so we were on our own. We ran around to find some candy to give out, get something for libations, and I made bread and muffins. We took little Willa out to a couple of houses so she could try out this TOT stuff and show off her cute Tigger costume. It was fun!
The next day we headed off to my hometown to visit with my family and celebrate Willa's first birthday. I can't believe she's already a year (this coming Monday) old!

We also came to a decision regarding my husband's work. The leave of absence option was not approved so he is resigning. We are hopeful!

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Hazel- good luck!

ToTing- a number of houses we passed had bowls of candy set out on the porch with a note. Usually the note asked people to take 1 or 2 pieces and that there was flu in the house/they were avoiding flu and no one would open the door if ToTers knocked. Last year (same neighborhood) there were hundreds of kids and one of these bowls. This year there were 20-30 kids on the street and several bowls.

ETA- I've asked DH to set up an intro appointment for the kiddos so we'll see how it goes. I'd love to get some medical care too (I've been putting things off for a few years because of cost). The real kicker? The two pediatricians are Dr Kuntz and Dr Cochs (pronounced Cox). I can only imagine the inner smile of the office staff!

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We are down to one computer...and DH has been taking it to work, leaving me computerless. At least I can check e-mail via blackberry *phew*

Our Samhain ritual was quite nice. DD was asleep but we chanted and did some divination...of course we also had a nice feast with lots of seasonal foods.

So far things are still busy here. Went to the hospital again yesterday to get my hCG levels checked. They were 517 last week and are now at 67. That is a pretty significant drop. Back next week to do it all over again.

I read some of the thread and wow some of you are way ahead of me with the Yule tree. I thought about when we might put it up, but that is likely to be near the end of the month or even beginning of the next.

Still craving snow here and haven't seen a thing! I know my neighbours might not want it but I do! I am however enjoying the very crisp air and the beautiful colours of fall.

to all! I hope to have more computer access so I can actually read what everyone is up to!

Oh! just to add, we went to our first UU service on Sunday. I really liked the part of sharing joys and concerns by putting a pebble into the water. I might use that as a daily practice. Lots of sharing with the whole congregation and very welcoming. I think we will be going back. Sadly, the RE program is pretty small (ie no one) but they are hoping it grows again (it was once really hopping!).

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Oooohhhh.... our UU uses candles for joys/sorrows but I really like the pebble idea. The pebble/water symbolism works better for me.

And I've always liked "By My Side"... with the pebble as choosen challenge analogy. (song from Godspell... growing up Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar helped keep me sane)

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you really dont want to start quoting musicals at me, lol... (and now "day by day" will be stuck firmly in my head for the rest of the week, thanks. )

like the pebble idea! how's it work?

my beads are missing... anyone good at finding things?

where's saphire, i really need chakra camp.... ugh.

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[QUOTE=wombatclay;14619714]Oooohhhh.... our UU uses candles for joys/sorrows but I really like the pebble idea. The pebble/water symbolism works better for me.

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like the pebble idea! how's it work?

my beads are missing... anyone good at finding things?

where's saphire, i really need chakra camp.... ugh.

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The minister asks everyone to share their joys and concerns and people go up one by one and she has a bowl of pebbles (although she said pebbles, they looks like pretty stones) and she gives them the microphone so they can share their joy/concern with the congregation. (They of course do not have to share and she does put one in for all the silent joys and concerns at the end).

She explained it by saying that our joys and concerns do not only affect us personally but touch everyone as a community through a ripple effect, just like placing a pebble into the water.

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so do they actually put them in water? i'm thinking of how to use that at home... it really resonates with me right now... but all i can see is my son putting all the rocks in, and water going everywhere....
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so do they actually put them in water? i'm thinking of how to use that at home... it really resonates with me right now... but all i can see is my son putting all the rocks in, and water going everywhere....
They do, but gently.

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I too, love the water joy/concern idea. I think I might steal it for our RE! We were using electric tea lights instead...

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I am on my laptop right now in a darkened room with three two-yr-olds, as the reminder that they are supposed to be laying on their cots to sleep. It is my busy day. I have kept my cool so far -- easier to lose it with your own chlldren -- but I'm feeling that full moon crabbiness vibe for sure. I'm relieved to think that it is just the full moon. I have been pretty unreasonably impatient with EVERYONE the past couple of days. Hope it wears off soon. I tried tapping and that broke a foul cycle of snapping at my middle child yesterday.

I have two of my long time p/t clients leaving me over the next 6 weeks and I am surprised to be very happy to reduce my workload. Have to stop spending money on trifles and eating out and tighten the belt a little so I can carry on without replacing them. I need more energy and time just for my boys, I do.

Had a lovely date with the full moon yesterday -- it was mostly cloudy and even foggy, but the moon was still out clearly. The moisture in the air made it glow -- we are usually low humidity here, so pretty special, did a ritual and started a journal so I can remember the details (not going to call it a Book of Shadows. Maybe "Spirituality Management Binder"?) I've already got a resources portfolio going for notes from these interlibrary loan books and from the internet...

Thanks for the reminder about leaving stones out in the moonlight. I've been meaning to do so, but have been forgetting. I went into an old jewelry box where I've had some crystals and stones and semiprecious stone rings stowed away for a decade or so. I was shocked to feel the energy on them, even as I scooped them up out of the box. I have seriously never felt anything like that. Maybe being locked away for so long did it? Maybe the tapping has opened me up to the energies of the stones? Have to go find the Pagan stone and crystals camp thread and read some more (there must be one).

Anyway, I won't bore you with the rest of the details, but it was a satisfying interlude, the moon was beautiful, and I ended up being moved to meditate in a direction that was different than the plan I started with. I collected some bits of plants for a spell potpourri and left them out with the stones all night. And they were crackling with energy this morning, too!

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Me too. I don't know if I'd like to dust them, though.

It'd be fun to design a dream house all properly feng-shui'd with a special room for each season....maybe a doll house or fairy garden space...

I didn't multiquote this one, but I think saphire's idea of switching mostly to the more conservative practice and going to the copacetic practice when you really need to is brilliant. Their names have me I have a dr named Lung, but he works with a completely different area of the body.

s femme rouge. I know where you're coming from.

My mom was a pianist for a church that did a production, oratorio style, rather than dramatic, of Jesus Christ Superstar back in the mid-70s. They didn't have sheet music so she and the choir director met at our house listened to the soundtracks over and over and over and wrote out the music for it. I can actually very clearly "listen" to any of the songs of the original soundtrack in my head -- used to "play" it to myself to help me fall asleep when I was a kid. No musical talent in me, it only works with this one soundtrack.

Like the pebbles in water idea. Makes me think of the fable of the raven and the pitcher, too. I have some nice smooth stones, from ikea and dollar stores and old aquariums --- wonder if I could set something like that up for the children, without, as you say aweynsayl, floods everywhere. I have an aquarium which I now feel sure is too small for any interesting fish... maybe I could adapt that.
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Hi everyone!

I've missed this thread but it's been super busy around here. I've been getting closer to a farmer friend who was recently widowed and I had her over this afternoon to make mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. And I pitched my chickn idea to ehr and she LOVED it. So next spring, I'm going to be a proud mama to 50 baby chickens. 4-H here we come!

DOK, Elfland showed up for me today. I can't wait for bed tonight. Reading the back jacket makes me want to go to bed right now!

Yule... oy. We're there already? I have actually already started shopping for DD. She's getting another American Girl doll and pets. That's the extent of my Yule planning so far.

Chickenpox and shingles?? Oh no!!

And Nicole, it's good to see you in here. I wish for a peace-filled heart for you right now.

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Evening mamas. Hugs and good vibes to all who are in need.

Clay, I hear you on finding a new doctor. It's so hard to find one you feel hears you and you're not just a number. I hope the new office is a place that you and your family feel at home.

Hazel: Good luck!

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I tell you mamas this full moon has done wonders for me. I feel so calm and centered. I have made a few decisions for my life and I don't have my usual questioning self trying to talk me out of it. I think I am happy to be me. I feel more positive than I have in a long time.

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It should be fun to watch the sales staff stare at us while ds tries on girly robes.

LOL ok th at should be good

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Grrrrrr. Financially I think we need to move to this new practice. But I hate change and I hate to lose the relationship we have with our family practice dr. I mean, they have known my kiddos since before they were born! But it's sooooo expensive (around 300 dollars per child per visit, and my mastitis ended up costing about 300 dollars as well even though that was just me calling them to say "I have mastitis, call in a script please"). And Saturday hours would rock my multi child world since DH could come too.

I guess the underlying question is "how much is a shared philosophy worth?".
YIKES at the cost of that!!! No wonder the US health care system is such a disaster. 300bucks for them to call in a script is highway robbery. Here if I go in for the longest consult available, it's about 90bucks. And I can claim half of that back thru medicare & get it in 3 days. It really is crawp that it has to come down to a choice of health care you can afford, or health care that you are comfortable with!

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ETA- I've asked DH to set up an intro appointment for the kiddos so we'll see how it goes. I'd love to get some medical care too (I've been putting things off for a few years because of cost). The real kicker? The two pediatricians are Dr Kuntz and Dr Cochs (pronounced Cox). I can only imagine the inner smile of the office staff!
Oh my... hehehe. It'd be rather hard not to giggle every time I saw their sign lol.

I'm sitting here planning out what we're going to do during the holidays, what gifts I want to get the boys (we have a wii on layby for the whole family but I like to do a few special things for each... plus stocking of course! Best get off my rear and get to work with the boys lol.

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Cari- I don't want to leave you out of the Yule card sending- is there anyway you would want to participate- I have an idea, so if you would like to chat about it, catch me on facebook or here.

Yule Card list-Ok- list is ready, sending it in pm soon.
I had a thought- my kids enjoy receiving mail, I bet yours does to- would the kids like to do an exchange? We could swap the names of the kids, so we aren't send so many cards. Just a thought

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Do you guys ever do online rituals? I was just thinking back and around 8 years ago a group I was on did a couple of these. I didnt think it would be very spiritual, but they totally were!

(also totally excited about the yule card exchange, but as I am such a sporadic poster here, I missed the "rules"...could someone let me know)

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