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Well, here we are almost to Midsummer already! So much wonderful conversation we had through May! I looked back at the horoscope website that Salvia had posted in May, Free Will Astrology. Mine is very specific this week in that it says I will be experiencing "transformations whose power to fascinate and amuse you will not fully ripen until June of 2007." Very interesting...

So what are we up to this month? Anyone planning vacations or special celebrations for the Summer Solstice or anything else? I, for one, am looking forward to the school year being over so that the kids and I can relax, sleep in, sit around in our pajamas all day, spend long days at the beach...or any combination of those activities.

~Happy June, Mamas!!~
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Happy June! This begins the part of the year when I REALLY know that I live in Florida. The news pleads each night for us all to run out and buy a whole nother house's worth of "supplies" to prepare for hurricane season; our days have moved well into the '90s (with some afternoon temps in the middle of the city reading at 100); when I get home at night, the 4" roaches skitter away from my steps leading up to the house; the gardenias are huge, creamy white, and deliciously sweet smelling; and I am tempted daily to drive to the beach and spend hours floating on my back in the milky blue-green saltwaters...

We begin our move today--mostly just boxes tonight and tomorrow night, with all the big stuff going in the rented truck on Saturday. I put lots of houses and landscapes on my treasure map this year, putting it out there in the universe that I intend for this to be our last move to a rental and that we'll have our very own house before next spring...

In Fountain Court

The fountain murmuring of sleep,
A drowsy tune;
The flickering green of leaves that keep
The light of June;
Peace, through a slumbering afternoon,
The peace of June.

A waiting ghost, in the blue sky,
The white curved moon;
June, hushed and breathless, waits, and I
Wait too, with June;
Come, through the lingering afternoon,
Soon, love, come soon.


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Happy June!!!!!!!!

My june plans are to just continue falling in love with the babe I have growing inside.........

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Happy June!

I hope to somehow get enough money to be able to get a season pass to the local beach. It's not the ocean, but it'll do. I had hoped I'd be living back in RI by now. Oh well.

Yesterday, I went to Jordans furniture to check out the lowest price on a twin mattress (a disaster struck the last one). It will cost $208 and it's a Sealy. Not a bad price. And they carry new waterproof mattress pads for $40. The mattress pads are waranteed for 10 yrs!! So, if anything seeps through and ruins the mattress, they will replace the mattress for FREE!
Now, If only I had the money to get it all!
At Jordans, they have these 'shows' every hour. Ds absolutely loves it. It's noisy, it's showy, and kids either love it or they are scared to bits. LOL.

I wish I could go on vacation (with ds, of course) but:
1. I can't afford it
2. My car can't go far.

It's a bummer cause a fellow mdc mom has invited me to her place for a little vacation and it's sounds so awesome.

Well, I'm babbling.
I have to get ready. Have to take ds to speech and occupational therapy and then I have a doc appt. I'm getting the result of my heart monitor and talking about ongoing symptoms. sigh.
Plus, i have a really weird bruise/lump in my groin area (to the side of my c-section incision). I thought it was an infected hair follicle but it's just not going away.

Fun, fun, fun!
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My june plans are to just continue falling in love with the babe I have growing inside.........
Aww, that is just so sweet!
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Hi!

The heat wave is gone, Yay!

My plan for June? Finding a way to keep the hare away from our garden... they ate all of our broccoli and I want to keep the rest of our veggies safe! Any idea? Someone suggest human hair... does it work? If so I'll call every hair stylist around here to get as many as I can

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Yay! The neverending heat wave is HERE! OK, to be fair it rained a little yesterday and may again today. But no one can deny we are full fledged TX summer.

Beemam- Re Grizzly Man. That was a bizarre film, eh? I felt constantly torn between feeling sorry for the "rock star" and sorry for the bears. I think I was expecting a documentary on Alaskan bears, and instead got a documentary on Treadwell, who I think may have offered more entertainment value. I just felt out of sorts by it. I do however love the "Living With..." doc's put out on Discovery. I watched Living With Wolves back in January, and it was amazing.

Liz, hope everything is fine at the doctor's! I am sure it will be, but positive thoughts your way... (I need to memorize the sprinkling fairy dust smilie, I use it liberally...)

I checked my horoscope on the free will site, and it was sooo appropriate. I won't bore you all, but it was good.

Happy June! Wow, I am nearing the 1 year mark since starting to observe the sabbats. Crazy how time flies. I love how connected I feel to the Wheel of the Year though.

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Happy June all! I can hardly believe it... Thank you, 13moons, for starting us off in such a nice way!

Oh, look, at our new family member !!

About my senior title: yes, it is the phases of the moon. I saw it on another thread and thought it was perfect. It is odd that I got it so fast. I would pm msmom again if it has been awhile.

My plans for June:
- finish moving the pile of rocks that we've had forever
- paint the kitchen? seems unlikely...
-Celebrate my little ones 2nd birthday! It's on the 4th, but dh will be away so we're having a party on the 11th.
-beach trip

Great to be here with all the wonderful Pagan mamas!:

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Mornin' Mamas!

I was wondering if anyone here had any book recommendations regarding paganism. I began to study it 5 years ago, but in the midst of a lot of stress I lost sight. I'd like to pick up a few books from the library today if I can. TIA!

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hi, snooter! love your siggy.

I'm reading The Summer Solstice by John Matthews and enjoying it.

Don't forget the Pagan Resource thread.

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Whoa! Yours does magic?! hee hee Cool. Welcome Snooter! Is your library so cool that you would have a wide selection of Pagan books? That would be awesome! Check out th eresources thread--some tuly fabulous info can be found there.


And guess what? Last night, ds read Where the Wild Things Are to me and only needed help with some of the bigger words! Yay! He was so proud!! Us too!:
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Yikes did I miss that thread or what?! Thanks for sending it my way and for the warm welcome.

Oh and....

ALL HAIL MY MAGIC VAGINA! *ahem*

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Yeaaaaaah I just noticed the "Resources" sticky. I hate being "that poster" who doesn't look around first. I'm sorry!

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ALL HAIL MY MAGIC VAGINA! *ahem*
Gotta love a magic vagina...is anyone else hearing The Who in their head right now?

It's okay--I don't think anyone has ever come over hear and said, "Hey! I saw that Pagan Resources thread and..." We don't mind if you just ask! Plus it's a list a gazillion brilliant pages long. Looking forward to getting to know you!
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i am so out of it.

I saw june pagan mamas, and I am thinking, "um someone is a little bit lost!"

Duh, it IS June!!!

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Gotta love a magic vagina...is anyone else hearing The Who in their head right now?

It's okay--I don't think anyone has ever come over hear and said, "Hey! I saw that Pagan Resources thread and..." We don't mind if you just ask! Plus it's a list a gazillion brilliant pages long. Looking forward to getting to know you!
Ha, thanks for the understanding!

So I went to the library today and couldn't find a single book I wanted (as was recommended on the resources thread). I made do and grabbed some others. Mostly general history of various traditions, but I don't know how credible they are. Time to get readin'!

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i am so out of it.

I saw june pagan mamas, and I am thinking, "um someone is a little bit lost!"

Duh, it IS June!!!
Who's lost??? Tee Hee Just Kidding....

Salvia! Adorable new friend! I wish I wasn't so freaking allergic to cats, it would be a fun pet, I think.

Ok, breathe deep...... My kids are leaving next wednesday for two weeks to go to their dad's house. : This will be the longest we have ever been apart. He lives about 5 minutes away, but short of a catastrophe or a miracle, I won't see them the whole time. Our mediator is going to tell him that we must be able to communicate a couple of times during that time.
So I plan on havng a couple of lazy fun days with them today and tomorrow (it's his weekend this weekend as well.....) and on Monday, tues.

I am going to visit with an old friend/acquaintance this weekend as well. She was one that was sometimes close to me, sometimes not, so this could be fun!

I am going to go to the library today, I wish they had a better pagan selection. The only one I see regularly is like a teen wicca book, and I am not into wicca at all, so ehg. But I get lots of cookbooks and kids resources there for homeschooling. YAY!

Huzzah! For all the Magic Vaginas!!!

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i am so out of it.

I saw june pagan mamas, and I am thinking, "um someone is a little bit lost!"

Duh, it IS June!!!
I felt that way as I was starting the thread...I actually checked the calendar thing on my computer just to be sure.

Love the new kitty Salvia! He (she?) reminds me of my Remus when he was little. Have fun!

Bella Babe--Take deep breaths and try and keep busy. My SIL and her ex (my dh's bro) live in neighboring states and last summer was the first one she spent with out her three dc. She was terrified that something would happen (to say he has issues would be a severe understatement) and they were gone for a month. They all came back and in one piece, safe and sound. But she said the key for her was to keep busy. Good luck mama--we'll be here for you. And good luck with the visit with your friend too!
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To ride a silver broomstick : new generation witchcraft RavenWolf, Silver

Paganism : an introduction to earth-centered religions Higginbotham, Joyce

Everything you need to know about Wicca Giordano, Geraldine.

Square foot gardening

This is my hold list for my library. I need to start my garden. (once we do something with the gophers Do I leave them be, because it's their habitat, or "do something" with them so I can have a garden? Hmmmm

There isn't a big Pagan selection. Most of them are wicca and in the teen section. But the Paganism book looks interesting.

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13moons, yes Missouri is a big move. But we are trying to be adventurous and try something new. It's a big step for DH.

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To ride a silver broomstick : new generation witchcraft RavenWolf, Silver
I swear I'm not trying to offend. Asking an honest question here, but I'd heard that RavenWolf was a bit "junk food paganism". Meaning it's more of a pop culture, for those who aren't interested in a serious pursuit. Those weren't my thoughts, it was what I'd heard and I don't know enough about the author or paganism as a whole to make that assesment.

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That doesn't offend me at all. I was looking for something good to read that would give me info on Paganism. Thanks for the advice. It doesn't sound like what I was looking for.

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Maybe that's why they are in the teen section??

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Maybe that's why they are in the teen section??
That may be why and that is pretty much what I'd heard. It was more for those teens that saw Charmed, watched Sabrina and thought, "I want to be a witch!"

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Paganism : an introduction to earth-centered religions Higginbotham, Joyce

What about this one? And I totally want to call you magic vagina now. :-)

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Oops, i messed up. The book I actually like is this: http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/002864266X/sr=8-1/qid=1149198035/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-3216386-1808126?%5Fencoding=UTF8
I'm really not trying to be a jerk...It really is a good basic book.

West Country Wicca is nice. (Can't remember the author)

There aren't many books that I really recommened...Most of them are full of fluff. I've been studying paganism for 30 yrs. Yep, 30. It's not often that I find a book that is REAL.

Snooter- Feel free to pm me if you want my personal opinion on some stuff.

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Paganism : an introduction to earth-centered religions Higginbotham, Joyce

What about this one? And I totally want to call you magic vagina now. :-)
Ha, feel free!

And about the book, I'm not sure about that one. Perhaps someone else here knows.

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Hi all! I can finally get into this forum, woot! I'm still waiting for my little one. This weekend it looked like we were going to get a new moon baby, but then she changed her mind. I hope she comes soon, I am getting seriously impatient.

(We don't actually know the gender but I am so convinced this is a girl I'm in the habit of "she.")

Beginning books I like, for the person who asked, are Starhawk's "The Spiral Dance" and Kaatryn MacMorgan's "All in One Wicca." Both are obviously more Wicca-oriented than general Paganism, fwiw.
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I have heard too that Siler RavenWolf is kinda fluffy and not taken seriouslybut I'd say if you can get something from it, then why not?

I really recommend the Higginbotham book. And the Complete Idiot's Guide is pretty good.

Salvia - cute kitty!

So, on top of dh's back I worked myself into a plugged duct-turning-to-mastitis (tried to do too much to compensate for his injury)

I really liked the article on meditation in the recent mothering newsletter.

oh, whoever recommended cornstarch goop, we did it today and it was awesome!
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I had to go back and edit my book recommendation. I put down the wrong title.
I'm hot, my brain is melting and oozing out of my ears. Forgive me for my forgetfulness.

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