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mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 03:02 AM 04-01-2010


happy happy april!

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wombatclay's Avatar wombatclay 03:15 AM 04-01-2010
Thank all the lords and ladies of light it's "not march"! Huzzah!

I'm starting the month sick as a dog (where does that saying come from, anyway?) so it'll only improve from here!
mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 03:18 AM 04-01-2010
i have wondered about those crazy saying myself... like eating like a bird (who actually eat alot) or sweaty as a pig (do pigs sweat?)

lol

h
mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 03:50 AM 04-01-2010
i don't think the brain child article was it. it was HUGE like 7 pages long on the bennies of kids spending 7 hours a day in front of a screen. i will have to hunt it up.
i might be jaded, as i have 5 kids and i have noticed that with them more screen time means crabby kids. not that they have no screen time, just limited. and you know, my kids know all sorts of stuff with just me talking to them. lol ok maybe i should go to bed. i am feeling feisty! lol good night!

h
redveg's Avatar redveg 08:57 AM 04-01-2010
Morning

Clay like you I am so glad March is over!!! I hope you get to feeling well soon. I think the weather in our area is turning warmer starting today so maybe that will do the trick

Going to sub to this thread, and go back and read the rest of March
redveg's Avatar redveg 09:12 AM 04-01-2010
mamaofthree, love the NPR link and the quote too.

Valerie, hugs.

Forgot to add

Clay, how cute your little guy is crawling They grow so fast, sometimes too fast.
Valerie.Qc's Avatar Valerie.Qc 10:12 AM 04-01-2010


Clay, hope you're feeling better this morning! (((healthy vibes)))
DaughterOfKali's Avatar DaughterOfKali 10:19 AM 04-01-2010
Clay- May you get well soon!

I just had to come back April 1st. I always like to see what mdc has done on this day.

My son is still sleeping. This is unheard of. Seriously, he's NEVER slept this late.
I just went in and felt his forehead and face to see if he has a fever but he doesn't (thank goodness.)

We were at Boston Children's Hospital yesterday for a bunch of testing and then went to lunch and to a store afterwards. So maybe he's just wiped out.

Immunologist is checking his thyroid, though. (due to some ongoing symptoms.)


That's enough about me. Hope everyone is well.
mamaofthree's Avatar mamaofthree 11:34 AM 04-01-2010
DoK: your son is up at 5 am? oh my. bless you. i get all upset when the kids are up at 8 am. lol i am spoiled.

much better today! we are suppose to get some sun here for a few days... i am so excited after 3 straight days of rain. maine has had over 11 inches of rain in march. i might take the littles to the beach. there is suppose to be a day in the 70's this weekend! lol

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Aeress's Avatar Aeress 11:34 AM 04-01-2010
POsted on the march thread cause I am not with it this morning...

Happy April all! May this month move us from bleck, yuck, sick, cold to warm, sunny, happier time!
femme_rouge's Avatar femme_rouge 11:43 AM 04-01-2010
Happy April!

I think I'm trying to cheer myself up. Huge yucky stuffed up head. Maybe sinus infection? Enough!

Anyway, It's dawn. The sky is a smokey lavender, and the birds are singing away. It's spring darn it. How could it not be wonderful? I don't know if it's the TM astro stuff or what, but whew this energy! You know, my map from this last year is still in the house we vacated. Should I bring it over for the last bit of the year? I'm thinking I should. I was spending time with it before I left there. Hmmm. I have high hopes for this next week. It's spring break for my DP and DD. I want to spend time in the vacated house decluttering and gardening.

Happy April to all! I'll catch up later. Health, happiness and peace to all.
LionessMom's Avatar LionessMom 12:35 PM 04-01-2010
oooooh April. i do love april. all springy goodness that it is.

i am getting ready to take DD1&2 to the library for story time. then off to catch some lunch then grocery shopping. it is lovely here and I am excited. i have plans for this month. It is TM month, and i have decided to make my own Mei tei. so exciting. i am having my mom help me with it. This month is also DD1's 3rd bday. so big. planning a party for her and her friends (my friends kids lol). DD2 still isnt crawling but she will any day now. She is tryng to eat everything anybody has and will play on the floor for an hour with her sister. she loves swinging outside on the swingset. i have decided to buy one of those double sit-n-stand strollers. they start as a dbl then convert to a sit-n-stand. that way i can push them to the playground, then wear DD2 while helping DD1 on the equipment. I am planning on doing stuff this summer that involves exercise for me. i need to slim down. type 2 diabetes runs in my family.

i have to have another tooth removed. so frustrating. they couldnt save it. he gave it a good try but the tooth is ...well i cant repeat the word the dentist used. it must be bad if he used that word. i have been seeing him for 5 or 6 yrs and he has never used that word before about one of my teeth . here's hoping for a quick recovery.

i think i have decided to get the tubal surgery. i dont think i want to risk passing on my fibro and my bad teeth to anymore kids.

hello to everyone! glad to "see" everyone found the april thread too.
witchygrrl's Avatar witchygrrl 12:39 PM 04-01-2010
Happy April! My baby girl either has horrible allergies or a cold again. Fun times. Hope the start of the new month goes better for you all!
aweynsayl's Avatar aweynsayl 12:46 PM 04-01-2010
happy not march! i'm so looking forward to the next two weeks. ahhh. see you after TM time!

hope april brings much joy and health to you all!




watch out for those foolish mdc folk... never know what they'll get up to today......
Autumn Breeze's Avatar Autumn Breeze 12:56 PM 04-01-2010
YAY!! It's APRIL!!!!

Woooooooooo


*subbing*
Maiasaura's Avatar Maiasaura 03:37 PM 04-01-2010
I knew it was April. Honestly I did. And yet, here I am at 1pm wondering why none of y'all had posted
Well. Usually someone posts a linky to the new thread, in the old thread. So it's not entirely my fault

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I'm starting the month sick as a dog (where does that saying come from, anyway?)
I don't know, but not sure I want to know. Sick dogs are...ye gods, they are guh-ROSS!

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i have wondered about those crazy saying myself... like eating like a bird (who actually eat alot) or sweaty as a pig (do pigs sweat?)
Eating like a bird...they do eat a lot, but only a tinybit at a time. Maybe that's what's meant? As for pigs, I have no idea. I don't know why we (in general) think of pigs as gross. I have heard they are very clean and fastidious, as animals go. Maybe because they are big, and it's a size discrimination thing? Assuming that bigger folk are grosser? I have known people who thought that way

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You know, my map from this last year is still in the house we vacated. Should I bring it over for the last bit of the year? I'm thinking I should.
Yep, you should. Follow your gut. Especially when you answer your own questions "out loud"

Happy April, all!
_ktg_'s Avatar _ktg_ 03:59 PM 04-01-2010
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i have wondered about those crazy saying myself... like eating like a bird (who actually eat alot) or sweaty as a pig (do pigs sweat?)

lol

h
Pigs don't sweat - they do not have the glands in their skin to do that, hence the rolling around in the mud to keep cool So with that I'm not sure what is meant with that saying or "sick as a dog"

Happy April to everyone! Be gone sickness, and ills welcome good news, energy and sunshine!
DaughterOfKali's Avatar DaughterOfKali 05:34 PM 04-01-2010
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DoK: your son is up at 5 am? oh my. bless you. i get all upset when the kids are up at 8 am. lol i am spoiled.
He typically wakes up anywhere between 5-6:30am. Even if I put him to bed late, he wakes up early.

People wonder why I have dark circles under my eyes.


I just looked outside and was shocked by what I saw.
It was unbelievable. I wasn't sure I understood what I was seeing at first.
Yes, my friends, it was the sun. It's been so long, I didn't recognize it at first.
Aubergine68's Avatar Aubergine68 06:17 PM 04-01-2010
Clay, you gotta be feeling better. You and your family have had enough! Wishing you a speedy and persistent return to health!

I hope you avoid the sinus infection and feel better FR! And that you get some time to do the gardening and decluttering at your house that you want.

I agree that 5 am is definitely too early, DoK. And you are a tea drinker, not a coffee drinker, if I remember? Must be hard. I'm glad you got a no-joking sleep -in break today. Wishing you answers for Roo's health concerns. That must be hard, too.

I looked up the Big Momma Made the World book after you mentioned it, gun. What fun!

Happy April, all you Fools!

Would it be terribly geeky of me to start in on how I'm thinking about how April Fool's Day has real potential as a pagan holiday because of the link to the Fool tarot card?

I am not currently interested in tarot cards as a method of divination. However, I still think about the Ryder-Waite images as archetypes, ie. "She seems to be in a three-of-wands state at work right now" or "Oh, no, the Tower is falling next door!"

I've been re-reading Robin Hobb's Fool's Fate series and thinking about how her androgynous character The Fool/Amber, obviously inspired by the tarot image, is probably my favorite literary character of all time. (Anyone interested in checking this out, start with Hobb's book Assassin's Apprentice.)

I wish I were more like the Fool. Dancing into the future, trusting and unconcerned by danger...


ETA and did I say, yay for babies crawling and about to crawl!

And wytchymom, hope your dd feels better.

And Wolfcat, how is the situation at work? That babe is going to be coming soon -- how are *you*?


Lionessmom, I am sorry about the situation with your teeth. And that you have to carry that word your dentist used in your head. I have what I'm sure is a similar word in my head for a slightly different dental situation. I wish dentists would be more sensitive to the language they use in front of/with their patients.
SunshineJ's Avatar SunshineJ 12:00 AM 04-02-2010
Hi!! Hi, hi!! Happy April all! Hard to believe I'll be 41 in a week! Harder still to believe I really don't care. Of course, it may have something to do with copious amounts of rum consumed in an effort to make my shoulder and arm stop hurting after falling yesterday. It's all muscle type pain, nothing's broken, so it's all good. But the rum, my gosh it just suddenly HIT about 15 min ago and wow I feel it. I never do this (anymore) and gah I'm such a lighweight since having kids it's almost embarressing! DH likes it though, it's good for a laugh if nothing else!

Did more work on the Nature Resource Center today. Gotta get a name for it. I'm thinking format of XXXXXX Ecological Center. So far I've come up with "Twilight's Mist" and "Sunrise". OK typing everything twice to avoid typos, and I think I'm done. have a great night!
Aeress's Avatar Aeress 10:02 AM 04-02-2010
Sunshine- sorry to hear about the fall. Ouch! Feel better!
Nature resource center? I am intrigued.

It turned out to be a very nice April Fool's day. We ended up having dinner with some friends. Our kids get along so well, and are just the best of friends.

Well, kids are going to Gram's and my friend is coming for dinner better get moving. Have a good day!
CariOfOz's Avatar CariOfOz 11:41 AM 04-02-2010
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Thank all the lords and ladies of light it's "not march"! Huzzah!!
WOOT WOOT for NOT MARCH!!!!!!

I got nothin to say at the moment as it's just midnight here and i'm about to flop into bed lol. Will see y'all tomorrow
femme_rouge's Avatar femme_rouge 12:14 PM 04-02-2010
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Yep, you should. Follow your gut. Especially when you answer your own questions "out loud"

Happy April, all!
Good point.

TGIF! I rarely say that, but today I am just sayin' enough! I need some quiet time in a big way. Here's hoping for some nice weather and hands in the soil.
I don't know if I'm celebrating Not-March. I feel like I lost March.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.
_ktg_'s Avatar _ktg_ 01:05 PM 04-02-2010
I am drifting in as right now I am overwhelmed a bit.

DH and I are having some really communication issues which came to a fiery head last night. Its how he is talking to the kiddos especially Jack as its in a very hurtful manner because Jack is saying how much he doesn't like DH right now.

Ugh is just the way I am feeling and hopefully it will disapate sooner than later with the next new moon.

I hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful weather outside, yay for crawling babies (I love that stage) and hugs all around.

Kate
Autumn Breeze's Avatar Autumn Breeze 01:44 PM 04-02-2010
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I am drifting in as right now I am overwhelmed a bit.

DH and I are having some really communication issues which came to a fiery head last night. Its how he is talking to the kiddos especially Jack as its in a very hurtful manner because Jack is saying how much he doesn't like DH right now.

Ugh is just the way I am feeling and hopefully it will disapate sooner than later with the next new moon.

I hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful weather outside, yay for crawling babies (I love that stage) and hugs all around.

Kate
I've been there with my DH and my Jack, it's so hard to watch. Sometimes I have to remind dh that Jack is still a child, and doesn't necessarily have the common sense that we have about certain situation. Of course not hes 8 he's got to learn that. And then I try to give them a break from each other, to chill out. But it's so hard to watch, and hear, and try to make it right.
Indigo73's Avatar Indigo73 01:49 PM 04-02-2010
Fly by howdy. I am so proud of myself, over here on the 2nd day of the month. Usually takes me a couple more days.
Wolfcat's Avatar Wolfcat 03:59 PM 04-02-2010
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i have wondered about those crazy saying myself... like eating like a bird (who actually eat alot) or sweaty as a pig (do pigs sweat?)
Actually, they don't... they do sunburn, though...

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And Wolfcat, how is the situation at work? That babe is going to be coming soon -- how are *you*?
I'm fine but royally pissed. One of my coworkers has decided that it isn't his job to answer the phone or get the (security-locked) door, even though he has fewer tasks to do. So I get to do it.
I stood up to run around finding people (who are too busy to answer personal calls anyways ) and pulled something in my side. So, I'm hobbling around bent over, and he's laughing cuz the phone messages are ridiculous.

Where's the "Psycho" stabbing-knife smilie?

As for the woman who got terminated... she has been pretty quiet, so we're thinking she just got over blowing smoke...
redveg's Avatar redveg 05:33 PM 04-02-2010
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happy not march! i'm so looking forward to the next two weeks. ahhh. see you after TM time!
Me too

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Hi!! Hi, hi!! Happy April all! Hard to believe I'll be 41 in a week! Harder still to believe I really don't care.
Hi 41, I remember it well. Happy soon to be Birthday

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Originally Posted by _ktg_ View Post
I am drifting in as right now I am overwhelmed a bit.

DH and I are having some really communication issues which came to a fiery head last night. Its how he is talking to the kiddos especially Jack as its in a very hurtful manner because Jack is saying how much he doesn't like DH right now.
Sorry to hear that. Things will get better Soon I hope.

It is such a beautiful day today, I just can't spend it inside. The kids and I put a dinning room table outside on the porch and I can't wait to use it. I spend every moment outside when I can.

i hope everyone is having a fantastic day, enjoying beautiful weather.

Pigs don't sweat, except right on their snout. Sometimes when my pigs are hot they get beads of sweat on their noses, but it's not enough to keep them cool so they lay in dirt or kid pools
SunshineJ's Avatar SunshineJ 05:47 PM 04-02-2010
Hi everyone!! Well my arm and shoulder from where I fell have been in constant pain since the fall. Pretty sure I threw something out in my back with that too, but we'll be at the inlaws Sunday and stepFIL is a chiropractor so that will be painful but helpful. Finally caved and took the last of the hydocodine that I had left over from dental work and am now working on the house while I can. I'm tellin ya, ma shoulda named me Grace!

The Nature Resource Center planning is coming along nicely. This is what I envision it to be: I want a nature preserve around 100 acres with walking trails, a campsite area and a private area away from public access for rituals and such. Adjacent to that will be the educational facility. In it will be a small area kind of like a museum with local wilderness stuff (though I'll pass on stuffed animal heads, etc. thanks!). It will be a large building and will have a hexagonal auditorium where rituals can be held, speakers can perform, etc. Classes will be held in the facility on things like organic gardening, natural cleaners, etc. One wing will be donated to the local Pagan organization. Outside in the "yard" I want to see a large community gardens, a greenhouse, a nice botanical gardens full of native plants, and a firepit. Basically it's meant to be a Pagan retreat area, but no where will the actual facility mention Pagan. Many of the classes offered will appeal to Pagan and non-Pagan populations. My hope is that 1. Pagans in the area will have a safe and welcoming place to go and develop a sense of community, 2. those who wish not to be known as Pagan will still have a place they can go and 3. to facilitate good relations with the non-Pagan community and the Pagan community. Lot's of work, but it's coming along!

Ok dishes are calling while I can still do them. Have a great day!!
pinkgeek's Avatar pinkgeek 05:52 PM 04-02-2010
I'm new to this thread, but I came across it today and am hoping I can stick around

I'm not a mom yet; still "in negotiations" with DH on when.

SunshineJ - I LOVE your Center idea!!! Where do you live? I SO wish there was something like that in the MD/DC area.
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