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Post #6500. I wanted to make sure this was where I posted for sixty five hundred.
Wait til I get to 6666...that's going to have me giggling.
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10. keep increasing my income on GPT websites
13. either go to Womongathering or a PSG this year.
what is GPT? i've seen several of you mention it.

oh GO GO GO to PSG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you must. you simply must. this will be my 8th year, this coming summer! it's THE most awesome. very, very family friendly. very cheap, as vacations go. not to mention the non-tangible things you get for your $180! it's amazing. and they have the greatest childcare area.
plus we can camp together and coop with the kiddos.

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PSG What's that, sounds interesting!

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Ode- I will try to remember to post a comment when I read your blog. I don't always have much to say but I will try to say *hi* if nothing else.

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PSG What's that, sounds interesting!
Yeah, what's that?
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just googled and found this"

http://www.freespiritgathering.org/f...roduction.html
too bad im so broke!!
Looks great!

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ok, um, Liz, i cant figure out where your blog is???

i must br crazy cause everyone here has figured it out!


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Click on my name. At the bottom of the list, it will say Visit OdeToJoy's Blog.
Click on it.
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PSG What's that, sounds interesting!
www.circlesanctuary.org and follow links to the International Pagan Spirit Gathering. they probably won't have much up yet, but starting in February or March they will. it's a huge gathering-- some 800 people or so! it's a week of camping for Midsummer week and it is absolutely awesome. there are hundreds of workshops, rituals, bands, speakers, merchants, etc etc etc.
i went in 2000 for my first time because Phyllis Curott was the keynote speaker, and her book "Book Of Shadows" affected me so much. I was newly pregnant with my first (and only) baby and I drove 11+ hours to get there by myself! i have never, ever regretted it, and i've been back every year since. I have never come away from there without some huge lifeshift. or huge feeling of *something* it's amazing. you can't tell i LOVE it, can you?

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Phyllis is really nice. I met her when I was helping to put together a Convocation at the UU church in Salem, MA. She was one of our speaker guests. She hung around before and afterwards and I got to talk with her quite a bit. She's fabulous. Very down to earth....And funny as hell.
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OMGs if you go to the circle website, and click on PSG, THEN click on "schedule", the schedule for 2006 is still there! this is virtually unheard of. they usually dismantle it a month or so after Midsummer week. go there quickly before they realize what they have done; at least you can get a feel for the daily stuff that goes on, and the names of the workshops! they usually have a separate tab you can click on that has the descriptions of the workshops, but that one *has* been dismantled. but at least you can get the names and who's presenting them from the "schedules" tab! oh, also, click on "presenters" and "music" and you can see a sampling of who was there last year!

oh how cool is that???

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Help! I totally forgot about a project that ds and I (read ME, not ds. lol) were supposed to do. It is due on Wednesday.

The class is making a totem pole out of shoeboxes. We have to cover the shoebox with brown paper. On three sides of it, we are supposed to put things on it that represent what is important to us as a family and/or individuals.
My spirituality is a major part of our lives don't really want to be super open with it. (It's a public school and everyone is quite mainstream).
I discovered that my gluesticks have all dried out. The tape that I have doesn't stick very well.
That pretty much leaves colored pencils and markers to decorate it with.
This embarrasses me in itself because I'm normally a very creative person and don't want to send something crappy in.
Ds doesn't and won't understand any of this so I'm sure he wouldn't even realize if I didn't send him in with his.
If I am going to do something, then I need IDEAS. And quickly.
Im pagan and UU. My Irish/England ancestry is important to me. Sacred sites (UK) are important to me. Although I'm an artist, I don't draw well. giggle.
How can I possibly decorate this tonight??!

Help me, oh creative pagan mama's! I'm tired and my mind is just drawing a blank!
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Ode- can you find some cool pics on the web of irish symbols and create a neat collage (sp?). I think you can make a fairly good glue out of flour and water but I don't know amounts. (almost like paper mache?)

I know that paper mache can take some time to dry but it works well and if put near a heat source should dry fairly quick. If you have any glitter or such you could sprinkle that on the paste.

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I don't have a printer. I am out of flour. eeek! Why won't this stupid tape stick to this paper?! argh
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A blob is just a tangled mass of yarn that is supposed to resemble crochet.
Ah, I thought it might've been some sort of a technical term Still WAY more than I can do so Way to go!

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Post #6500. I wanted to make sure this was where I posted for sixty five hundred.
Wait til I get to 6666...that's going to have me giggling.
Congrats, I'll be cracking up when I hit 666 too!

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just googled and found this"

http://www.freespiritgathering.org/f...roduction.html
too bad im so broke!!
Looks great!

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We have a Pagan Summer Gathering here that I really want to go to one year but never seem to have the energy (it happens in january and the holidays just tap me out ) We used to go to a smallish Halloween pagan festival that was just unreal though! Before they had to move venue we'd have a couple of hundred people there or so for a 3day weekend... sadly its discontinued : I would so love to find a family friendly event like that near enough that I could go!

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Hi there pagan mamas!

It's been an interesting start to the new year for me. The secret has brought SO many wonderful new things to my life. Well, maybe the Gods too.

I'm still not sure where I fall in Terms of paths but I'm somewhere between Norse Wiccan and Heathen. I'm currently practicing greencraft Wicca, which has a very heavy Norse influence. The only part I struggle with in Wicca is polarity. I have no patron God, only Goddesses at this point in my life. Not only that, there doesn't seem to be any kindred around here that I would be able to spend time with and I'm a very social person in need of a group. So, for right now, Norse Wicca fits pretty well.
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Ode- How about drawing standing stones? And do you have string or yarn or twine...you could "build" 3D standing stones from cardboard or rolled paper and "tie" them together and to the shoebox.

You could also poke holes in the box and "sew" with yarn/twine/branches from a tree/thin strips of paper/long grass/holiday garland or tinsel/whatever you have to make patterns...Celtic knots, the outline of Ireland or Britain, a Welsh Dragon, a Celtic Cross or Brigid's Cross (if you want to be vague)...

Ummm...find a site that shows Ogham script and copy some of those characters using crayons or markers so the side of the box looks like a stone that's been carved?

Melt wax (or crayons) or sealing wax if you have it and blob it onto the box...then press shapes into the still warm wax. Fingerprints for your family, or neat buttons, or whatever.

You could also draw a family tree...with as much detail as you wanted or felt comfortable with...

Good luck crafty mama!

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I found tacky glue in the closet!! Clay- We think alike...I already made Brigid's Cross (she's our hearth goddess) out of felt.
I like the wax idea fingerprint idea but I only have tealights.
I'm going to go now and try to let the muse come to me.

Thanks mama's!
Keep the ideas coming! If I get stumped, I'll come back and read more.
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I drew Kwan Yin from another divination deck tonight. I never really liked Her because she seems so meek and gentle and I'm well, not meek.
The mythology of her father trying to kill her often doesn't do much for my disdain for patriarchy either.
What the heck is the Goddess doing?!?

I'm thinking PSG is probably a go this year. I do Michfest every summer so I've always felt like one week long summer fest is enough but the kids are old enough now to (at least DD is!) play with others and she's so cute while doing it. I'd like her to grow up with some pagan friends.

Oh crud, Ode. I'm the least creative person here.

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I am so bad at keeping up on this thread. You mamas move too fast!!!!!

Hopefully I'll be better this month!

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Happy New Year! I see everyone is sharing resolutions, so I'll toss mine out. I usually don't share mine because I worry that they set me up for public embarassment, but 2006 was a year of HUGE progress for me, so I feel more confident about my goals. A lot of my goals are about continuing the progress I made in 2006, but there are a few new ones as well.

--Pay off the credit cards by the end of February, so we can afford a trip to Las Vegas.
--Declutter and organize the house. Disorganization really disrupts me emotionally, but a clean, well organized space is like zen for me.
--Continue with my new healthier lifestyle--PCOS treatment, daily exercise, healthier eating. I was down 38 pounds in 2006!
--Get pregnant. Sadly, this was a resolution for 2006...
--Continue moving us to a more natural and frugal lifestyle.
--Continue embracing AP. Don't lose sight of it, even in the challenges of toddlerhood.
--Delve more into paganism. This path keeps feeling more and more right to me.
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My goals are to renovate the bathroom and paint the kitchen,
flatten out my pudgey belly, I hate to say it since it's such a cliche, but I'd like to lose 10 lbs and be back where I was about a year ago.
Grow more of my own food
Start doing more with my spirituality

That's about it.

OTJ, good luck with the totem!
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I haven't responded in a few days. my dd came down w/the croup 1/1/07 in the evening. I forgot what it was like to really go without sleep! Man, I am beat. I had to go back to work yesterday also.

Resolutions: 1) to remodel a room to become dh's and my new bedroom.
2) increase my savings/investments
3) less yelling (a popular one, eh?)
4) saying "no" more and setting realistic work goals


That's all for now.
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I hope your DD heals fast Igraine! I'm a bear without sleep.
Actually most of my darkest, "I should never have become a mother!!" moments came from a lack of sleep. So I'm hoping you get a nice nap very soon.

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Happy New Year Mamas! We went down to Long Island (and NYC) for a mini-vacation. You can see the pictures if you click my name in my sig.

OTJ~I am glad your ds is okay...how scary! I posted here cause I could not find how to leave a comment

Hi to the new mamas!

Last night we took the tree and other decorations down and this month I am going to focus on decluttering/deep cleaning/organizing. I will feel better having it out of the way so early in the year and it will be easier to keep up with.

This morning we woke up to a moonset. It was GORGEOUS, the sky was purple colored and the moon was brilliantly white. I went to find my camera, and by the time I went out to take the picture, it had fully set. Oh well, it was still very nice to wake up to.

My goals for 2007:
~Practice tarot more.
~Read more and take weekly trips to the library.
~Develop the skill of meal planning.
~Get to the point where I am doing yoga each day.
~Yell less, work on patience, and work on things I can change.
~Start writing the books that are in my head.
~Win the lotto...people love to send me money!
~Lose weight and maintain it.
~Learn to sew.
~Get back to being active in the SCA.

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Hmmm.... maybe one of my goals should be "come up with some goals"?

You all are giving me some great ideas though!

We'll be seeing the specialist next Monday (the 8th) to see what we can learn about this little babe and any special needs they may have. So I just need to keep my "non-stress" mantra running for the next 5 days. I think I'm finding it hard to make a goals list when there is such a big unknown heanging over my head. Hopefully by Monday afternoon I'll be able to plan a little better!

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hi all!

I just wanted my to be here with you mamas!!!

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I WISH Patrick Stewart was a personal guide.
Me too!

The Goddesses come to me through reading mostly and a couple times through meditation.

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Happy 2007 Mamas!

I am determined this is going to be a great year for my family, the last three have had some rough spots.
My goals:
-Spend more time reading and doing "lessons" with dds
-read books I have bought, and use the lib less
-set up my own alter ( I love our family alter)
-get ready for the Sew Expo & advance my sewing skills
-actually knit and crochet something
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