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#121 of 649 Old 03-04-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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LOVE your hair Clay!!!

Val, I'm glad the tooth pain is getting better. I'm trying to look forward to like a month from now, and hoping that I'll be pain free (except when I have the other work done, that'll be a pain in the pocket!!)

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Good morning!!! I'm checking in early today - in lieu of last time... I promise to keep up... oh boy!

Thanks for all the vibes re: on-the job drama. Its never fun, and really I have been looking to jump out of this career and into something else. And seeing my boss's true colors is helping. I've started to look figure out this path and its funny as I'm starting to be a bigger birth activist in these parts, working to be a doula, considering a phd in public health, getting my masters in bioethics. I see a trend in my passions - babies, education and lo & behold an opening for a grants manager in ob/gyn ... I may consider it... sooner than later. Now I'm going to meditate on my path and see what opens up for me.

Clay - very cute cut!! Your post was a reminder to me I need to cut mine as I've let it go for a year and yeah long hair... bleh its just not me.

Val - good to hear the improvement

St. Patty's day - I'll have to figure out what we are doing &/or celebrating for this month with Spring coming right around the corner. Maybe I'll work with the boys in starting some seeds, and identifying some more plants for the house and working on getting them potted & planted. I love the irish - grandma helen who makes herself/presence known often for the boys and to remind me to have another l.o. was irish as her parents immigrated to the U.S.

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looking for good resources to start back with my homework - as I have nothing for books, sites, even just the basics about color, directionals etc. this is what i get for clearing out all my notebooks.

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it was a whim. but after almost nodding off during a seminar this afternoon, i have modified my "no coffee" deal: i will not make coffee at home but i will allow it at work, as needed
A reasonable compromise I've only drank coffee for a short time- I was lucky enough to find a wonderful local roaster with awesome beans. It totally makes dh and I's habit affordable.

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I have a very non-scientific opinion on how the earth and nature work. When Mt. St. Helen's errupted so long ago (yeah, I remember it!) I recall reading that the quantity of ash, etc. deposited in the atmosphere effectively rolled back the ozone damage by quite a bit. That got me thinking at the time, and the more I contemplate on it the more it seems that you just can't trick Mother Nature. She knows how to take care of herself. I don't know the "problem" she's been fixing in the last couple of years. Maybe it's the Global Warming that does/doesn't exist. Maybe it's the issue of overpopulation of the world as cold as that sounds. But I do believe that when you have several pretty major natural disasters going on, the world is in the process of righting itself. We, as a species, just tend to be arrogant enough to discount that anything could be more in control than we are.
I was about 2 yo when Mt St Helen's erupted, and we lived close and I remember actually seeing the ash plume. How cool is that?
I agree with the earth righting itself aspect concerning natural disaters. You said it well.

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I finally got that video to work, bluets. What is this Crystal Web of which this Lord Don dude speaks? I browsed the same site and came across a vid telling you how to cast a circle, charge and bury a crystal to link one to the Crystal Web. Don't feel moved to link to an organization that I don't know much about, but I was thinking that if anyone needs to set up a matrix for the sending of energy it is the MDC pagan circle.

ETA Here is the link to that vid on making a crystal access point for the crystal web, whatever it is. Anyone ever bury crystals for the purpose of communicating or sending/receiving energy? I can see me doing this.
I'm not familiar with the Crystal Web either, but I like the intent behind it. I would participate in doing such a thing for our circle. That is a really nice idea.

I am feeling more and more back to myself again. Unfortunately tapping was making things more emotional for me than usual last month, and was doing more harm than good. I think it's safe for me to start back up though. And I must get back into the habit of creating and crafting regularly.

St patty's- I don't celebrate it, but this year I may run in the local race for fun. So far this year, I've run 69 miles! Yay me.

Weather continues to be very spring like. Today is sunny and clear with a high of 61F.

Maia- have a wonderful trip

Everyone with pain and ickies feel better!
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*whew* I'm glad she managed to get her child back. HOpefully she's not answering because she's busy working this situation out?
No, she went back to the house where he's still living and he was there...
haven't heard anything else yet...

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I'm not familiar with the Crystal Web either, but I like the intent behind it. I would participate in doing such a thing for our circle. That is a really nice idea.
Crystal Web, from what I've heard, is very much like the "web" of lay lines. It is the interconnectedness of places of power, as well as of "BIG happenings". I guess you could call it the culmination of what was and now is of the entire planet, from an energy perspective.

Most people I know who get into this stuff are really big into healing the earth by putting positive energy into the Web. They often consider massive natural disasters to be "symptoms" of the earth being out of balance, or negatively affected.

I personally believe in the concept of the Crystal Web, but I also think that mother nature/earth isn't a happy, warm-fuzzy entity... sometimes she stretches and sometimes she reaches out an smacks something...
So I don't really think that natural disasters need us to fix her... I think they are the way she fixes herself...

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Thanks for the giraffe avatar. So you knew a giraffe well, ShadowMoon? I want to know more, please.....is it true that giraffes really do moo like cows?
I'm a zookeeper, and I was the primary keeper of 3 giraffes (and their young, if there were any), for several years. The male, Griffy, is very intelligent for a giraffe and very personable. Giraffes make a variety of sounds. They can indeed "moo" softly, hum, and bellow or scream if scared. I love them!
(I work with lions and sloth bears now, the complete opposite spectrum, lol!)
Oh, and I'll have to check that book out...

St. Patrick's Day---
DS loves wreaths so I try to make a wreath with him for each holiday, including this one. I personally don't observe this holiday much, unless you count consuming generous amounts of Guinness or Murphy's stout

Clay-- I'm loving the do!

Cari--- I appreciate your love of coffee. I don't know what I'd do without. DS's dad is a coffee roaster for a local shop and the aroma permeates everything he touches, mmmmm

Hope everyone's pains and ills fade soon!
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I'm happy to report that there is some improvement in the level of tooth pain!
I am happy to hear this. I was thinking about you this morning.

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My main plan for the week of the 17th is seed sprouting and planting seed starts. The new moon is that week!
My DH's family has a similar story. They moved from Ireland to Canada too, Halifax. They never think of themselves as Irish either, they were in Ireland for a while, but always think of themselves as Scottish? Even though some of them were born in Ireland?

I would love to start seeds, but I think I am going to wait until the beginning of April.

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Budget- a bit less good, but only three more tuition payments for dd1's preschool! We're going to do the Oak Meadow homeschool program next year and dd2 will go to a much smaller preschool (fewer hours, fewer days, much smaller bill). And the money we would normally put towards the tuition will snowball our debt. I can't wait till we have that extra wiggle room. Right now things are tight (tight enough that my super cuts hair do and the pocketwatch add up to a big pampering moment). But the end is in sight!

Yay! Spring! It's gonna be ok.
We did Oak Meadow for eldest's 3rd grade year. Lovely program. He didn't like it but he doesn't like anything.

There is a yahoo group for people to buy and sell used Oak Meadow materials, btw. If you don't have a link holler and I'll get it to you. I sold several OM things over the summer there and it was a great way to finance the materials I purchased for this school year.

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Cute hair, Clay

Challenging morning today. The landlord wanted to have the decrepit sewer line replaced, so we went without water for the whole morning. Meanwhile, DD refused to eat anything except breastmilk, which is okay except that she nursed all night too. So I feel a bit ouchy, honestly. She's finally eaten a bit in the last hour or so, but she's underweight to begin with, so.... sigh.

My ritual planning has shifted focus. I was awake all night the other night, when I was basically "told" that I needed to do a ritual for my matron goddess. So that's fine, though I'm a little sad that it won't be maple-focused.

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three words for my lovelies today: Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows
(hope that adds some cheer to any in need....)
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I finally got that video to work, bluets. What is this Crystal Web of which this Lord Don dude speaks? I browsed the same site and came across a vid telling you how to cast a circle, charge and bury a crystal to link one to the Crystal Web. Don't feel moved to link to an organization that I don't know much about, but I was thinking that if anyone needs to set up a matrix for the sending of energy it is the MDC pagan circle.

ETA Here is the link to that vid on making a crystal access point for the crystal web, whatever it is. Anyone ever bury crystals for the purpose of communicating or sending/receiving energy? I can see me doing this.
well, i would but i suspect the big bad cell tower hovering almost over us would cause some interference :/

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three words for my lovelies today: Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows
(hope that adds some cheer to any in need....)
This made my day here at my desk!!!

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St. Pats - Didn't somebody last year do a snake wreath? "Bring Back the Snakes Day" or something snarky like that?? DS and my cat love playing with left-over felted wool straps (I frequently would make bag straps/handles ridiculously long and the after felting cut them to the best size. Maybe I'l make a "basket of snakes"! We're a solid 2 months from real spring and I don't really have the space right now to start any seeds inside, but maybe we'll do that in early April and celebrate the coming Green Up & Leaf Out.

Incidentally - In my apparent determination to require my children needing therapy, on Easter Sunday I'm taking them to see an owl - the Easter Owl - who eats Easter Bunnies. This time of year I lead owling walks "owl prowls." One year my kid's walk was the night before easter & I gave the kids chocolate easter bunnies so they could be like owls. The kids giggled & howled with delight. Some parents were horrified. But I love my kid's owl programs - "the gross, gory & cool." It's all about how owls kill, puke, poop and do other nifty things, and I teach them really big words like crepuscular. 5-8 year old love it - I've even had them thank me for using big words.

Incidentally - like sunshine meditation, owling is a great way to introduce meditation to kids. I particularly like early morning owling. This is from a handout I'm making for this weekend. Start 1-2 hours before sunrise, go out with blankets and something warm to drink. You then sit in absolute silence as the world wakes up and note all the different sounds. Acknowledge each new sound - and try and figure out what made it. Then greet the first light (Talk to your kids before about what is the first light - when the ski turns to deep blue from black, when the sky turns purple and orange or when it is light blue/gray.) Then the sun when it comes over the horizon. Then go eat blueberry pancakes!

I like the idea of telling family heritage stories. DH is a wonderful story teller. He's talked about putting together some of my dad's stories from his parent's childhood, growing up on the farm, life on a submarine, working in Saudi. But I need to get more from my moms side - and document his own family stories. I need to try and get a hold of a cousin of my mom's - hoping he might have a bit more of the details of an ancestor who shipwrecked mulitiple times coming to US from Ireland (like 4 or 6 times). The final time she was saved by the ship's captain who pulled her from the water thinking she was his wife. Both women were wearing red capes. I don't know of the wife's fate.

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I personally believe in the concept of the Crystal Web, but I also think that mother nature/earth isn't a happy, warm-fuzzy entity... sometimes she stretches and sometimes she reaches out an smacks something...
So I don't really think that natural disasters need us to fix her... I think they are the way she fixes herself...
My sister, in her youth, used to have a pert comment for just about every type of disaster (airplane crashes, tornadoes, etc): population control.

Kinda ghastly, but unfortunately with many of the "cures" from modern medicine, it is the only thing keeping our population from growing even faster than it is. So I suppose you could be quite right.

I can imagine Mother Earth's thinking along these lines: Hrmph, you're going to overcome THAT? Well, see if you can overcome THIS. *ZAP* And when you can learn to respect me, you can come back and we'll talk.

Or maybe that's just too anthropomorphic.

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Clay: love the new 'do!

Cari (and Maia): i'll join you with the yummy coffee. i totally fell off the coffee wagon. kinda like the scene near the end of Chocolat when the Count dives into the chocolate display...

welcome newcomers! i try to post regularly but often fall to lurker status because some days i just can't keep up.

liza-s: i think i'll stick to birdwatching on my deck. my household is not the early rising kind indeed, you'd probably be more likely to find us bat-watching.

Maia: safe travels

on seeds... they're having a seed sale (mostly heirlooms) at our market this weekend. YAY! Now if i could only predict what of the perennials from last year will actually survive, then I'd have a better idea of what I need. hrm. and the moles have completely destroyed our backyard :/ now that old lady cat is doing much better, maybe she'll start hunting in the warm weather again. funny how a little competition for food can get a cat eating again... the new kitten though is getting bigger, and as he grows, he becomes... well... more feisty. our bed (with us in it) is often a battle ground right when we're trying to fall asleep.

St. Patty's. well, my dad is from the Baltic region of Europe, and my mom is from southern Europe (the Carpathians), so it was never a big deal in our household. dh's family doesn't really know where they're from, except to say that they started out in Maryland and WV. so they don't really celebrate it. if anything, I think I feel more ties to the summer solstice - it's close to St. John's Day (well, we call it John's Day - a second day for celebration for ds - Ivan is Russian for John), and it is near the Latvian (more generally Baltic?) celebration of the Sun.

grandmothers... my maternal grandmother was a midwife/herbalist in Europe. when mom recalled this not too long ago, she someone seemed to reconcile that my tripping into alternative medicine might actually stem from my genes. my paternal grandmother may have also had the folksy medicine knowledge. both ladies certainly knew enough of their botany to go our foraging for wild mushrooms, even in their adopted country. moreover, my paternal grandmother had quite the green thumb, a quality that i did not inherit.

there must be something about teeth this month. my mom is having trouble too.

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weren't some of you trying to get more fit? here's some more inspiration:
http://www.odemagazine.com/exchange/...ve_their_goals

meh - if you want to pay $20, that is.

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Incidentally - I particularly like early morning owling.
A few years ago we were gifted with a book that I LOVE about a child that goes owling with their father during a full moon. Do you have that? If not you'd probably love it!! I think it's called Owl Moon

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My fav owl book is Alexander, the Owl Who Loved Sunshine (or a very similar title ETA---here it is).... it's long out of print, but someday I'll find a copy.

Giraffes always surprise me. No matter how often I see one in person my mental image is of a "small" animal.... not "small-small" like a horse, but kinda.... delicate maybe? And then in person they're ginormous and heavy and solid and not at all the spindly/thin/whispy critters of nature documentaries. For some reason it surprises me every. single. time.

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I'm happy to report that there is some improvement in the level of tooth pain! Before taking medication, I had some dizzyness from the pressure but it was not the same kind... my head was spinning, not the room around me. I'm still dizzy if I move to fast but it's hard to tell if it's from the medication, pressure or my usual low blood pressure friend showing up.
Glad it''s a wee bit better at least!

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No, she went back to the house where he's still living and he was there...
haven't heard anything else yet...
Ugh. Why anyone would remain near someone who would take their child and refuse to return them just boggles the mind

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I'm a zookeeper, and I was the primary keeper of 3 giraffes (and their young, if there were any), for several years. The male, Griffy, is very intelligent for a giraffe and very personable.

Cari--- I appreciate your love of coffee. I don't know what I'd do without. DS's dad is a coffee roaster for a local shop and the aroma permeates everything he touches, mmmmm
Hehe awesome job!

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There is a yahoo group for people to buy and sell used Oak Meadow materials, btw. If you don't have a link holler and I'll get it to you. I sold several OM things over the summer there and it was a great way to finance the materials I purchased for this school year.
I totally wish I could use that group... but th possiblility of anyone being in Aussie on there and wanting exactly what I have is slim to none

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Incidentally - In my apparent determination to require my children needing therapy, on Easter Sunday I'm taking them to see an owl - the Easter Owl - who eats Easter Bunnies.
that's awesome

omg.. we actually SLEPT. Quinn slept, no coughing from Connor either. Dunno when Quinn relocated to our bed in the night, but he wasn't as irritable as previous nights thank goodness. He is still rather chesty and sinusy though, so we're gonna hang out at home yet one more day. I suppose I'll take his wee sample to the lab when dh gets home, although I'm pretty sure it's a waste of time.

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A few years ago we were gifted with a book that I LOVE about a child that goes owling with their father during a full moon. Do you have that? If not you'd probably love it!! I think it's called Owl Moon

I really like that book. My 2 year old rarely makes it through the whole thing - unless he just wants snuggles and the book part is incidental. He really likes
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I hadn't really realized how much reading/hearing the common comments/sayings that are strongly Christian around me influenced my choices of words and even thoughts, until I saw goddess/god comments substituted.
I'd like to hear more about this. Care to elaborate?

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I love this Maia, I may have to steal it and use it, to remind myself!

WRT the Earth's axis, I agree with many who've said it's just a day in the life of the earth. My husband on the other hand would, I'm sure, say it's a sign of the coming of the end of the world (as we know it, that is).

I need more magic in my life, I think. I see some daily things as magical, but I find myself feeling in search of something more on a mystical-woo-woo-bend the laws of nature sort of magic. I wish I knew more about ceremonies and rituals and whatnot, because I reckon I could use something like that in my life.
You're welcome to steal it! Useful saying, that.

I was a serious...well, during Y2K I was positive the lights would go out, and it would be TEOTWAWKI for sure, and though I don't really go there anymore, I still do have survivalist tendencies.

Magic: I highly recommend Phyllis Curott's book "Witch Crafting".

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Down, I found out why one of my lab techs has been out. Her long-term bf kicked in a door when she stayed at a friend's house when they had a fight. She was out all day Tuesday trying to get paperwork to make him give back their daughter.

Up, the above co-worker got her daughter back just before we left work yesterday.

What craziness! I met someone like that, once. She emailed me in a huge crisis, begging for sanctuary, and ended up going back to the guy the next day. I felt so sorry for her 4yo, who was acting out like crazy, attacking my then-8yo out of the blue. My poor ds was totally bewildered. She moved with her ds and her guy to a city 2 hours away, and I haven't heard from her again.

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i so want to do this. have you thought about being an herbalist? healing and helping, like you want, but less... life and death...? just a thought. it seems to be really a growing area... if you were here, i'd totally take a class with you.....
So do it! It really is that easy. No, I don't want to be an herbalist. Lots of great knowledge, but no money in it. I do it for fun and for my own household pharmacopia

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but Jase merely wanted to let him know he'd have a letter in his mail slot in a day or so letting him know that they were getting a 4.6%pay raise AND on top of that he was in the 20% of their most productive drivers... so he's scoring an extra 35bucks a week as well All starting next week!
Now that's some awesome news! I found out I'm getting $3K back from taxes, which will barely put a dent in my credit card debt, but I have $5K on one card and they had just informed me that my interest rate went up to twenty-seven percent so I'm putting it all towards that card. Taking a bit out for me, of course, first...I want to go out to lunch, dang it. I haven't been out to eat in forever.

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Maia, I'm excited for you. Good luck vibes on the job for M!

I found out with the schedule that we need "body glue" or "sock glue".
Thanks!

What in the world is "body glue"?? Or "sock glue"?? Whatever they are, they don't at all sound like they should be synonymous

Boo for estate grumbles. And good luck with the epiphany!



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Malingering! I love that word. I love hearing words that aren't so commonly used in everyday conversation. I use alot of those words, not to be showy, just because they are what comes to mind. I frequently get weird looks from people, but I choose to assume I have spinach in my teeth and move on. :LOL
M says I speak all 18th century...I didn't even think of it. Maybe I do. He was all worried people would get down on me. I'm like, I'm not even worried about that. If people would hurt someone for the way they talk, I don't care to live in that kind of world. Not to mention I have gotten along fine for 50 years
I happen to love my vocabulary

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Anyone ever read Julian May's Many Colored Land series? Very different but it also starts out SF and turns into a fantasy of Celtic mythology and clashing spiritual world views...
I read those! Ages and ages ago, though. I have Magnificat on my shelf, still unread, but now I'd have to read the whole dang series over again to catch up

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We don't do st. pats day at all. Drinking & partying aren't really our thing anyway, and that seems to be all it's about for most people. I don't really think the average person considers the reality of what the day actually celebrates... when you mention to people that there really weren't snakes in Ireland, they look at you like you were speaking parsletongue A friend has a lot of St. Patty's day themed printables & activities on her blog (not Irish that I know of) and I'm trying to think of a way to tactfully post why I do not celebrate that day.
Well, I don't drink anymore, and I'm not Irish...but I will be, by marriage, in a couple days, as well as Catholic-by-marriage (or by handfasting, anyway). I don't get my panties in a twist about any of it anymore. To me it's about celebrating Irishness (which I have had an affinity for, for ages and ages) and things Celtic, and green, and it's a lot about food I always make Colcannon. Slurp

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Oh, that's lovely!

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I'm happy to report that there is some improvement in the level of tooth pain! Before taking medication, I had some dizzyness from the pressure but it was not the same kind... my head was spinning, not the room around me. I'm still dizzy if I move to fast but it's hard to tell if it's from the medication, pressure or my usual low blood pressure friend showing up.
Yay!
It may very well be the med. Lots of meds cause dizziness. You can look up the side effects online. May be as simple as not getting up quickly till you're off the meds

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Maia--have a good trip and welcome to my state Have a wonderful time with M!!!
Thank you! It's actually my 3rd time up there. I'm beginning to feel like I know Worcester a little bit. And maybe even be able to get there from Boston on the train, though I'd be nervous about doing it by myself. Thankfully I don't have to

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three words for my lovelies today: Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows
(hope that adds some cheer to any in need....)
THAT was nauseating, Aweyn
Only a 1:33 minute video and I couldn't get through the first 30 seconds :Puke
And I thought I liked Lesley Gore

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the Easter Owl - who eats Easter Bunnies.
That is so incredibly gothic-- I love it!
Oh, owl question: ds, in school, got to dissect owl pellets I said they're poop, but he insists the person who brought them said they come from the mouth, like hairballs. Who's right? DS or me?

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Coffee = elixir of the Goddess


Leaving 4:30am Saturday! It's less than 36 hours now! Breathe, breathe...and I will not have internet, so will have to catch up when I get home. I'll be in touch tomorrow, though;

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I was a serious...well, during Y2K I was positive the lights would go out, and it would be TEOTWAWKI for sure, and though I don't really go there anymore, I still do have survivalist tendencies.
me too on the survivalist ideas... thus my urge to veggie garden and have chooks and live away from the city :P

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Now that's some awesome news! I found out I'm getting $3K back from taxes, which will barely put a dent in my credit card debt, but I have $5K on one card and they had just informed me that my interest rate went up to twenty-seven percent so I'm putting it all towards that card. Taking a bit out for me, of course, first...I want to go out to lunch, dang it. I haven't been out to eat in forever.
WOOT nice! It's a good start. Have you called the credit card company to attempt to negotiate a reversal of that??? 27% is just criminal!

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Well, I don't drink anymore, and I'm not Irish...but I will be, by marriage, in a couple days, as well as Catholic-by-marriage (or by handfasting, anyway). I don't get my panties in a twist about any of it anymore. To me it's about celebrating Irishness (which I have had an affinity for, for ages and ages) and things Celtic, and green, and it's a lot about food I always make Colcannon. Slurp
I don't get incredibly bothered by it, i just don't really participate. I'm not even remotely Irish anyway hehhe. Now some corned beef or colcannon, I'm down with that any time, not just one day in March I do LOVE all things Irish.. as well as scots (which dh does have not to far back scot ancestry)

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Leaving 4:30am Saturday! It's less than 36 hours now! Breathe, breathe...and I will not have internet, so will have to catch up when I get home. I'll be in touch tomorrow, though;
EEk, no net sucks!!!!! But you'll have better things to do anyway Travel safely!


DOK, good luck with Physio. Dh has had physio on tennis elbow as well as chronic shoulder pain from repetitive stress injuries. It's really helped him to do the excersizes for them both.

Clay, did I mention your hair is very CUTE!?

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I read those! Ages and ages ago, though. I have Magnificat on my shelf, still unread, but now I'd have to read the whole dang series over again to catch up
Robert Jordan's series "Wheel of Time" (?) is like that... huge enormous books, come out every other year or so?.... so he spends the first 500 pages rehashing, then the next 1000 pages developing the next chunk of the story. i got tired of it after book 3 or 4.

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Well... celebration were premature... pain came back with a vengeance. Had to take codein this afternoon... Seems like I need to choose between heavy dizzyness causing nausea(from 600mg Advil) or invalidating pain. 400mg of Advil is not enough...

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Huge massive multi-quote. Y'all realize you knocked out TWO FULL PAGES today, right? I guess that'll learn me not to check in a couple times! LOL!

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Malingering! I love that word. I love hearing words that aren't so commonly used in everyday conversation. I use alot of those words, not to be showy, just because they are what comes to mind. I frequently get weird looks from people, but I choose to assume I have spinach in my teeth and move on. :LOL
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Me, too. Persnickety is one of our favorites, too. I have a couple of very verbal kids who like to be overly precise, shall we say.
I love persnickety! One that really had DH going, and even totally stumped a friend of mine who totally prides herself on having an extensive vocabularly was "twitterpated". They didn't believe it was a real word until I made them look it up! That was a good moment


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Also, the Iditarod website has a whole section for teachers (http://iditarodblogs.com/teachers/) with ideas for using the race to teach about the dogs, race and all other subjects. I thought it was actually pretty interesting – at least if you have kids really interested in dog sledding. I really like Zuma’s Paw Prints – news from the trail from a canine reporter 

Any thoughts about St. Patricks Day? I dislike celebrating a Catholic saint who began the systematic destruction of a culture and religion. I also dislike making a religious holiday into a drinking fest. But I also feel like it is a good way to talk about family history – both DH & I are of Irish descent (although I have some Norwegian to balance it out). We’ll be doing something the following weekend for the equinox – not sure yet, likely weather dependent.
Cool link, I'm sure DS will love it!

St. Patrick's Day. Hmm honestly with us being fairly new to Paganism, I never thought much about it. But to be honest, I've always felt it was more a non-holiday and never really did much about it in the first place, so I guess I'll stick with that!

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We're home sick today (Laia throwing up)... so I'm putting out a request to the universe for health and harmony. Yesterday was horrible in terms of everyone being tired, and cranky, and proto-sick, and dramatic, and plain old clutzy (walking into doors, tripping on snow, bumping things over).

On the fun side though.... I GOT MY HAIR CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How's she feeling now? And you new hairstyle definitely suits you! Oh, yeah, and that horrific song? It's now stuck and repeating in my head. Thanks! LOL!


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St. Pats - Didn't somebody last year do a snake wreath? "Bring Back the Snakes Day" or something snarky like that?? DS and my cat love playing with left-over felted wool straps (I frequently would make bag straps/handles ridiculously long and the after felting cut them to the best size. Maybe I'l make a "basket of snakes"! We're a solid 2 months from real spring and I don't really have the space right now to start any seeds inside, but maybe we'll do that in early April and celebrate the coming Green Up & Leaf Out.

Incidentally - In my apparent determination to require my children needing therapy, on Easter Sunday I'm taking them to see an owl - the Easter Owl - who eats Easter Bunnies. This time of year I lead owling walks "owl prowls." One year my kid's walk was the night before easter & I gave the kids chocolate easter bunnies so they could be like owls. The kids giggled & howled with delight. Some parents were horrified. But I love my kid's owl programs - "the gross, gory & cool." It's all about how owls kill, puke, poop and do other nifty things, and I teach them really big words like crepuscular. 5-8 year old love it - I've even had them thank me for using big words.
Apparently a year or two ago the local Pagan organization went bowling on St, Pat's day and littered the bowling lanes they were using with rubber snakes (they didn't leave them or cause a problem with it). I'd definitely be on the snake side I think!

The Easter Owl is hysterical in kind of a sick and twisted way...I love it! DH loathes Easter the most of any holiday. I don't know, something about his dad poaching a deer out of season and DH going to look for his Easter basket and pulling back the shower curtain to see a dead deer draining in the tub kind of ruined it for him I guess. He was around 4 yrs old.

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Going to a new doc Friday afternoon about my elbow. Hoping for some real answers and a referral for PT.
Good luck!! Hopefully they can get you on the right track to getting over this thing!

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I was a serious...well, during Y2K I was positive the lights would go out, and it would be TEOTWAWKI for sure, and though I don't really go there anymore, I still do have survivalist tendencies.
You weren't alone on that one

What in the world is "body glue"?? Or "sock glue"?? Whatever they are, they don't at all sound like they should be synonymous
I guess it's the stuff swimsuit models and such use to keep fabric staying in place where it should. It's supposed to keep her socks up.

THAT was nauseating, Aweyn
Only a 1:33 minute video and I couldn't get through the first 30 seconds :Puke
And I thought I liked Lesley Gore
I must concur, though I'm thinking a lot of it was the yellow outfit!
Leaving 4:30am Saturday! It's less than 36 hours now! Breathe, breathe...and I will not have internet, so will have to catch up when I get home. I'll be in touch tomorrow, though;
Have a fantastic time!!

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Well... celebration were premature... pain came back with a vengeance. Had to take codein this afternoon... Seems like I need to choose between heavy dizzyness causing nausea(from 600mg Advil) or invalidating pain. 400mg of Advil is not enough...
Assuming codeine = some type of Vicodin or hydrocodone stuff? Something an old dentist told my mom a few years ago that we've both used when we've got the major dental issues going on was to take 1/2 of the vicodin and 4 ibuprofin together. Since the pain meds usually are mixed with tylenol, and you can safely use tylenol and ibuprofin together, there's no interaction. The ibuprofin seems to give a really good punch to the other, and you avoid a lot of the icky-feeling issues and are pretty functional still as you're taking less of the pain meds. Works better than anything I've ever tried. You may want to call and see if they'd suggest you try that. I hope this is resolved for you soon!!

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Hooray, that long post didn't get eaten!! LOL!

Today was ok overall. In the red tent, so a "great" day just isn't that feasible LOL! Not to mention spent the afternoon/evening with the in-laws. MIL brought lasagna for the adults, and since she'd asked and I'd told her the kids don't like it, she made it a point to bring something completely different to heat up that they would like. That was VERY nice and considerate of her, and I can honestly say I appreciate it. I still totally don't get the woman, and we're probably never going to be best friends or anything, but I don't hate her and I can certainly make the effort to get along with her! She'd learned I'd been sick just last week, and I'm pretty sure that's why she brought something for dinner that would last a couple of meals. LOL so I'm not about to complain about her! She's just a very different person than I am and it causes tension more often than not. <shrug>

I ended up getting together with some of our friends today. I'd wanted to run my calendar of ideas past the one; she's on the board of the pagan organization. Then others started showing up and it ended up in a huge discussion that was actually really positive. I think overall a lot of progress was made, they're going to try to revive the organization while they have the chance, and things look good. It's been at least 3 years of people just slogging through, 2 times to Perkins for dinner a month, one meeting a month that no one goes to, Yule celebration, lather, rinse, repeat every.single.year with maybe 1 outing beyond that. I guess they'd forgotten what all they CAN do - like why just celebrate one of the lessor holidays? Why not have a day at the lake or park with a cookout and fun time for those who just want to celebrate the day with others? Why not do a parks beautification day followed by a picnic? None of it has to be majorly detailed in planning or cost a lot! If nothing else, people are now talking again, and excited about where they can take things.

So, all in all, not a bad day for the most part!
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Robert Jordan's series "Wheel of Time" (?) is like that... huge enormous books, come out every other year or so?.... so he spends the first 500 pages rehashing, then the next 1000 pages developing the next chunk of the story. i got tired of it after book 3 or 4.
hehehe.. I'm a huge fan of the series. But then I LOVE the characters so I'm kinda committed till the end It's not too much of aproblem for me because I speed read through the parts that seem like 'review'. You know he died a year or 2 ago? Before he died apparently, he chose the author to complete the series, and that's who wrote the last book (using RJ's notes) and it was pretty good

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Well... celebration were premature... pain came back with a vengeance. Had to take codein this afternoon... Seems like I need to choose between heavy dizzyness causing nausea(from 600mg Advil) or invalidating pain. 400mg of Advil is not enough...
Well crap I hope the codeine helps a little at least? I must have a total cast iron system... I have, in the past, taken 800mg of motrin for fairly good periods of time (major knee problems in the past) and I don't so much as get a tummy ache!

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Huge massive multi-quote. Y'all realize you knocked out TWO FULL PAGES today, right? I guess that'll learn me not to check in a couple times! LOL!
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Assuming codeine = some type of Vicodin or hydrocodone stuff? Something an old dentist told my mom a few years ago that we've both used when we've got the major dental issues going on was to take 1/2 of the vicodin and 4 ibuprofin together.
I think Valerie is Canadian? you can buy codeine otc there (and here ).. a fact that has saved my life many times

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