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#421 of 618 Old 12-20-2006, 11:13 AM
 
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Salvia, those are beautiful pictures!

Oh, you know I still can't let go of the timing thing. If tomorrow is Yule, then tonight is Yule evening, whihc means tonight I should light the candle, and then tomorrow we'd open gifts, but D isn't home, so we'll have to wait until Friday. I just feel like if I light the candle Thursday night, I will have missed it. D told me that he thinks Thursday would be the longest night, since it is the night that is closest to the moment of solstice. Why do I need to be such a stickler for details and have to do everthing by the book?

Really, I should just be happy that D will be home on Friday. Like Valerie, I should be glad this is the worst thing I have to worry about.
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All I had to do was look at my last post about the timing and check out the link and I reassured myself at least a bit. I need to stop overthinking things!
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Actually, Pam, my calendar marks Dec 22 (at 12:34 am) as Winter Solstice this year. That should work just fine.

Man, mamas, I am really saddened. I just need a hug, I think.
I posted about it in my blog, but there are threads in TAO. It is making me not care about ANYTHING other than spending time with dh and the kids. You. Never. Know.
That said, we are celebrating Mother Night (today) here, so I will soon be starting the prep for our feast! I hope all of the other heathens and Asatruar have a wonderful start of Yuletide!

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Solstice/Yule is all about celebrating the return of the light...So, I think it's fine to celebrate from now til the end of the month. ...and beyond. LOL
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That said, we are celebrating Mother Night (today) here, so I will soon be starting the prep for our feast! I hope all of the other heathens and Asatruar have a wonderful start of Yuletide!
You, too, Emily! I'm hoping to leave work early today to get a jump on feast prep, but it's year-end closing and the stack on my desk is getting bigger every day. : Regardless, it'll be a wonderful celebration. I'm looking forward to some family time.

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Man, mamas, I am really saddened. I just need a hug, I think.
I posted about it in my blog, but there are threads in TAO. It is making me not care about ANYTHING other than spending time with dh and the kids. You. Never. Know.
to you and to you all! No, you never know. Everyday is a gift.

Joyous Mother Night to you all!

Happy New Moon to you all as well.

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Solstice/Yule is all about celebrating the return of the light...So, I think it's fine to celebrate from now til the end of the month. ...and beyond. LOL
I agree!

We all watched Polar Express last night for the first time (yes, we are slow). What fun!

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I am so stuffy again! But the weather is still nice and my house is in full prep mode for the coming events!

I am going to make bread in a bit and give the kids a bath. dd4 has a pj party and they are watching ploar express.

When I read about the mdc mom who lost her husband I blinked as if what I was reading couldn't be right. I figured my eyes were playing tricks on me. so tragic!!!!

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I can't keep up with this thread, but in case I don't get the chance, I wanted to jump in and say happy yule!!!!!

I hope your families have a fun time together.
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Thanks everyone for the healing wishes. my knee is much better as long as I don't bend, kneel or use it to get up.
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Man, mamas, I am really saddened. I just need a hug, I think.
I posted about it in my blog, but there are threads in TAO. It is making me not care about ANYTHING other than spending time with dh and the kids. You. Never. Know.
That said, we are celebrating Mother Night (today) here, so I will soon be starting the prep for our feast! I hope all of the other heathens and Asatruar have a wonderful start of Yuletide!
Ain't that the truth... I read that thread and was just blown away for you and for that poor mama & family.

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to you and to you all! No, you never know. Everyday is a gift.

Joyous Mother Night to you all!

Happy New Moon to you all as well.
Ok I'm sure its in the 22odd pages somewhere... but did I miss a brief explanation of what mother night is? And here I thought I was making an admirable effort at keeping up too

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Let the feasting begin. I made three batches of cookies and will make more tomorrow.

I read dd the 13 days pf yule. she really liked it. we started talking about the solstice tonight. we are looking forward to friends, food and music friday!

Cari- Well I can pretty much move about as I wish. (could I pretend it still hurts so I can get more pampering?)

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i just wanted to wish all of you guys a HAPPY SOLSTICE!!!!!!!!!!

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i won't probably be back on till next week sometime. well, maybe, if i can hijack my mom's new laptop for a bit

anyway, blessed Yule, all. i never did, busy as i've been, get around to making a Sun Bread, but i just spent my evening relaxing internet time filling up the breadmaker to be done at 8am so at least we will have bread, if not sun-shaped!

catch ya on the flip side, mamas!

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Hi all!

This is a very beautiful night: the sky is clear and the stars are amazing! Peaceful and inspiring!

Gratitude: I too read the thread in TAO : then I went with DS to his casting this afternoon and met a fellow homeschooler - I knew she had some problems with her DCs father... they were seperating and he wanted to put the kids back to school... but I last heard about it in Oct.-Nov. so I asked her how things were going... Well, she told me he was dead: commited suicide on Nov.28 We talked for a little while and I left after letting her know she could email me if she wanted to talk...

I look at my life and wow! I shall stop and enjoy the moment more often because it's NOW that count...

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Hi again.

It's raining here tonight, but I still went for my nightly walk, and I focused a lot on the rain and how it was the longest night of the year. I love seeing all the houses lit up for Christmas, so I keep changing my route to see more houses. I'm going to try to get up in the morning to sit in the porch swing and watch the sunrise. It won't be quite the same if it's still raining, but I'll try any way.

Things have been falling into place here lately, almost eerily so. DH and I have been tackling so many house and yard projects, I've been keeping on top of housework and cooking, I've been getting DD outside to play almost every day. We've had some house and car repairs come up, but they have been easy fixes and we've come into a little bit of money at the same times. DD and I started feeding the birds a couple weeks ago, and it is so soothing to me; I also found out that each fall, I have access to unlimited free sunflower seeds and corn. It's a little early to take a pregnancy test (10 dpo), but even if I'm not pregnant, then I'm finally having my first seemingly normal luteal phase. It all makes me a little paranoid that Murphy is waiting to ambush me, but I'm trying to just soak it all in and feel blessed.

A little early, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Yule for tomorrow! In addition to watching the sunrise, DD and I will make some extra treats for the birds and squirrels, cranberry-popcorn garlands, peanut butter-bird food pinecones, and some stale bread. I also found a couple children's books at the library about winter and the returning warmth, so we'll read those. Then, DH is coming home early from work! For supper, I'm planning to make a big pot of chili, mandarin oranges, some kind of vegetable, Yule-themed sugar cookies that we baked today, and......a chocolate Yule log cake! We're also going to do a candle lighting ceremony and then burn a Yule log. It'll be our first fire in the fireplace in quite a while, so it'll be even more special. I'm really excited, and I'm going to try to relax and enjoy it before the craziness of Christmas weekend.
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Hi, all! Can't stay long tonight to catch up on everything, hope everyone is doing well, I'll try to spend some time tomorrow and really check in, but just had to share pics of our Yule Surprise I'll snap another pic in the morning, it is showing no signs of letting up yet : Yoiks!

Happy Almost Yule!!!

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Yule cat! Has anyone ever heard of this? Here is a website!

http://www.simnet.is/gardarj/yule11.htm

I hope everyone got something new to wear!

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Yule cat! Has anyone ever heard of this? Here is a website!

http://www.simnet.is/gardarj/yule11.htm

I hope everyone got something new to wear!

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Yikes! Do you suppose jewelry and hats count? I got DH and DS matching knit hats from a mama on my congo group, but I got Peanut a butterfly bracelet and he "got me" (as in, I told him, BUY THIS ) a black pearl necklace from a wahm on another congo I'm in....eeeek!

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I know the hats are good... but I think your in trouble with the jewelry!
I think I am done for. The kids are all getting new jammies and DH got a motorcycle jacket... So it is just me. BOOHOO! Maybe I can put my new dish towel on me somewhere.

Zavierchick: Which part of the country do you live in? That is some serious snow! We got a bit here on our moutian. We can see it from our front window. It looks so nice. I hope we can make it up there this season and the kids can play in the snow a bit!

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I know the hats are good... but I think your in trouble with the jewelry!
I think I am done for. The kids are all getting new jammies and DH got a motorcycle jacket... So it is just me. BOOHOO! Maybe I can put my new dish towel on me somewhere.

Zavierchick: Which part of the country do you live in? That is some serious snow! We got a bit here on our moutian. We can see it from our front window. It looks so nice. I hope we can make it up there this season and the kids can play in the snow a bit!

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shoot! well, let's see, I was planning on making a fleece cape for Peanut, not really for a gift, just a necessity, but I could probably finish it tomorrow by sundown, but I guess you and I are done for

we are in Denver, CO- land of the blizzard warning tonight- 10-20 inches expected I was cracking up at weather.com earlier today, all it had to say was "blizzard warning" in big letters at the top of the page...."um, yup, I can see that, could you be a tad more specific?"

What is anyone making for Yule Dinner? My choices are now going to be a bit more limited, I intended on grocery shopping tomorrow, which I'm thinking may be a bit hazardous, so we're going to be drawing on the freezer and pantry a bit I just got a new book on Sabbat Entertaining, it is in our bedroom, and the kids are sleeping, so I won't go grab it now, but looks like it might be fun (dang amazon.com, I always end up spending more there than I should!)

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WOW! 10-20 MORE inches! That is nuts. I wish we could get some snow... but just a little. Maybe 3 inches. Enough to make a snow man and snow angels.
I grew up in Portland Oregon and every few years we would get a good snow. I remember my dad making a fort out of snow. That was cool, and sledding down the neighbors driveway on a frizbee whipping out into the street. Crazy!

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Cari- Well I can pretty much move about as I wish. (could I pretend it still hurts so I can get more pampering?)
I hereby authorize this activity...carry on

Just wrapped DH's pressies with the boys (yikes that makes it a lot more work)..we got him some manly cologne stuff and a firestaff/set of poi! Got his brother a fire stick as well, he'll be stoked. My hunny is from a line of salamanders apparently hehe. I shall be up at the bum crack of 3:45am to greet the sun as it rises...and I shall of course have a cuppa to hail the sun with as he hands the year over to shorter days (bout time too.. sun is up by 4am here now and still up at 7pm lol) We will be spending a little time taking the kids for a christmas lights drive (solstice tradition for us!) and making a few stops along the way to drop home baked yummies to several of my friends to spread a little seasonal cheer... and calories

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just popping in to wish everyone a Blessed Solstice...! I can't hope to keep up w/this thread, but I try sometimes

a LOT's been going on in my life for the past 6+ months, so just keeping the inner mindfuless of Pagan spirituality is about all I can manage lately...! Possibly by Springtime I can be more involved

err....I'm planning a handfasting this summer! any cool BTDT ideas/links?? TIA

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Hi. Just thought I'd take a minute to and say hi to everyone here. We've been out of power since Thursday night after the big windstorm out here. What a drag.

So most everything for us is on hold here. We're staying with some people we just met at our UU church this Sunday. Looks like it could be anywhere from Friday to Monday for us to get power again in our area. There are still trees all over the place hanging on the power lines.

But at least we have a warm, friendly, kid-friendly, dog-friendly place to stay. Thankful for that.

Don't know when I'll get another chance to check my email again. But I did want to check in here. I'm still planning to go to the Solstice celebration at church whether they have power on Friday or not.

Happy Solstice! Many blessings to you all.

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Starflower: Just had to say from the Pacific SW, that it sounds like you found (albeit unexpectantly) the perfect Yule situation -- friends, food, and fesitivities (of sorts!) .

Hey, our weather is down to 38 degrees F tonight. I'll shut up now.. :

Well just wanted to pop in and say

Happy Solstice!

as it's now after midnight, PST. I know, we get official solstice at 4:22pm, but I'll be at work in the middle of a program then (just 2 hours off my vacation time... )

We'll be doing a Solstice breakfast. I'm hoping to be up most of tonight and probably get up early to watch the sunrise tomorrow. I've got this waiting in the fridge to bake tomorrow ( ), and I'll be making us some hot mexican chocolate. Yay vacation days from work!
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Happy Solstice!

Not making a Yule dinner. I hate cooking.
Having a friend over though and she'll have some snacks. LOL.
We'll be making pomanders. Yay.
The kids will be running around together screaming with glee.
I'll put on Loreena. Or Shawn Colvin. Or.... James Taylor.

Um, I don't even have my tree up yet. I told myself that it's not going up until I have FINISHED cleaning. At this rate, it'll go up on Saturday. rofl.
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I have never been able to stay up all night. I try and always fall asleep!

Ode- we have a housefull of people coming and we are still trying to get picked up! But today is the day, once I finish my coffee and visit mothering I am off to clean all day.
of course things could be worse you could finish on monday.:

Happy Solstice everyone!!!!!

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Merry Solstice and a Happy Yule to all!

May we all find happiness and hope, love and laughter in the season of returning light!

(now, if Colorado could just send us a little of that snow.... )

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Have a very Blessed Solstice and Merry Yule!
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My office party got moved from yesterday to tonight. So I get to hang out with friends and not cook. I love the fact that my company always includes my son as well as SO on the invitation to the holiday party, so we'll be together.

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I wish you all a very happy and blessed Winter Solstice!

I had a night full of very strange and rather dark dreams. I may have had a slight fever or maybe it is not a good idea to read Coyote tales right before sleeping.

The Yule Cat is new to me. The kiddos are getting pjs today, but nothing for dh and I...are you sure jewelry doesn't count?

Starflower~ wow! still without power! I'm really happy you and the family have found a freindly place to stay.

Brenda~ what beautiful snow! Enjoy!

Heket~ yummy strata...might have to make it.


So the shortest day came,
and the year died,
and everywhere down the centuries
of the snow-white world
came people singing, dancing
to drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees,
They hung their homes with evergreens;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
to keep the year alive.
And when the new year's sunshine blazed awake
they shouted, revelling,
through all the frosty ages you can hear them
echoing, behind us—listen!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
this shortest day,
as promise wakens in the sleeping land:
they carol, feast, give thanks,
and dearly love their friends, and hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
this year, and every year.
Welcome Yule!
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