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from kait77 :
miss your posts
from dana-elayne :
Your daughter looks so much like you. You're both beautiful. I love the black and white photos too...timeless.
from thecrankyone :
sounds yuummy. I've made something similiar using the bubble loaf method. Have you ever tried the white whole wheat flour. It makes great bread. Not as heavy as the regular whole wheat, but much more fiber and other nutrients. I swear by it.
from vanillakitty :
Yum!!! I'm going to have to try that bread!! Happy Freakin' Friday!!
from some1smommy :
Sounds like some mommy time was what you needed!
from nakedbarista :
I know that when it's THAT time for me, I certainly don't want to be touched, hahaha. Hugs and kisses, yes, but other than that, hands off buddy!
from kitchenwitch :
Aahhh! I get it now, I thought you were going that way with the comment but I wasn't sure :)
from nakedbarista :
Untouchables, as in, back when women were menstruating and we were sent away until a week after it was over to be "cleansed". We weren't to be touched until it was done because the bleeding was "unclean": as in the days when people with "dirty" jobs were referred to as Untouchables, such as trashmen, morticians, etc. Gotta love history.
from kitchenwitch :
Yeah we came to that conclusion ourselves a few days ago, when we sat down and talked about things... As soon as he gets confirmation from the orthopedic surgeon he is going to be calling them about job training.
from kim135 :
It sound like James needs to find a different line of work. Somehow he needs to get training for a sit down job. This has been a chronic issue for your family and you guys need a new plan or I just don't think your going to make it. Check into job retraining thru workman's comp.
from kitchenwitch :
Our apartment is the least expensive we could find... We are paying only $800 a month. No way could we find anything less than that around here. I am breastfeeding and we don't have, and can't afford a pump. James can't handle all three kids plus household stuff with his bad knee. Even waiting tables is easier than that. Besides that, we no longer have a car. And there isn't really anywhere I could work within walking distance. I already tried the only place around here that is hiring right now, and that is the place where James just got a job, and they won't hire me me because I have no experience waiting tables. Believe me, I've thought of all this. I lie awake at night, and try to figure something out...
from kim135 :
Maybe James could stay home with the kids and you could get a job waiting tables for a while. It would let him rest a bit and not injure himself further and there would still be a parent at home. Or maybe you could both work and he could work just a few hours when you are off for just a few hour a week...something at a desk maybe? Could you speak to your landlord about being released from your lease early and find a less expensive place to live.
from kim135 :
My brother-in-law used to work for a sheltered workshop. The place had job coaches and the goal was to teach him skills to eventually make him able to hold a job on his own. After a while he refused to go. It was really good for him while he was there. He is also in that high functioning catagory, so I understand your frustration. we are hoping that some day his parents will go to court and have him declared incompetent, so that financial decisions and disablity status can be handled by someone responsible. Unfortunately, the state can't step in right now unless he admits he has a problem and asks for help himself. I don't see that happening. I know how it feels not to want to be around someone in this situation. It's very hard to sit by and watch someone self destruct.
from kitchenwitch :
He already get disability... But he can't get into a group home because he falls into the cracks, he's too functional to qualify, according to them, and yet not functional enough to be on his own... Its really weird. He has a social worker, but she isn't much help, because the funding in my state for mental health has been slashed and there isn't anything she can do... The situation sucks.
from thecrankyone :
With his mental health issues and past history, he should qualify for disabilty and also be eligible for some help from social services, maybe even a group home or something where he can get professional help to look after him and take some of the pressure off his family. It might be worth looking into.
from kitchenwitch :
I just don't want to put anything into my body... No hormones, no IUDs, nothing... And I think our family is perfect with the three we have... We can all fit in a regular car, we can still live with three bedrooms... My kids are the perfect age difference... Hannah is older and its nice to have a helper, and my other two have each other to play with... I had three easy births. I don't want to push my luck with a fourth... So James is going to go and get snipped!
from kim135 :
I have to agree with kiat77. The IUD is fantastic! I have the 5 year one (with hormones). With most people it stops your periods and you get NO CRAMPS!!! The copper one lasts longer and has no hormones but Dr. Sesckas said that it gives you heavy periods and increases cramps. Definitely a great choice if you are not 1000% sure you are done having kids. I'm about 99% sure, the IUD is a great stall tactic until I can get that to 100%.
from kim135 :
You are not being selfish or setting a bad example for your children. My hubby also has a brother with special needs. His situation desperately needs professional handling. His parents don't want that, so instead C. lives a miserable life isolated at home - in his 30s. His parents are not skilled or equiped to deal with his needs. We have discussed it and have decided that if the issue comes up in the future, we will not provide a home for his brother. He would not be an appropriate role model for my children. An I think the stress would not be good for my marriage. It waould also be unfair to C. because we do not have the resources or skills to help him achieve his full potential. We feel strongly that he should be treated medically for his pyschological issues and should learn how to live independently, with the appropriate supportive services that his state can provide. This is not to say that we won't love and support him, he would be welcome to visit. Sometimes the best decision can be the most difficult to make. Stick with your gut. You know what's best for your family!
from kait77 :
Sorry, network problems have kept me from being able to get a note to post. I am very happy you made 4 years with one person. Yeah better hurry him up on the snip or go get a copper IUD inserted, no hormones in one and they are only slightly bigger than a penny and work just as well as the snip job male or female.
from sumi37 :
awwww.sweety! i just read all of your latest entries and realized that i missed your anniversary by a day. sorry! but i do hope that on your fifth that you have the handfasting that you had hoped for. and just think - it will be so much more special because it is five years on. all the brightest and best to you - even if it's late. - anna
from thecrankyone :
On the other hand, at least they didn't start shoving tracts at you and start a gang conversion. I get that at work sometimes. Drives me nuts..(from customers that is, those who know me know to leave the subject alone). Sorry they were so rude. Some people just can't see past thier own noses I guess.
from some1smommy :
Wow, I just read all the notes here, and all I have to say is I'm sorry that your notes section seems to have turned into a warzone, because someone got pissed because of your entry.
from some1smommy :
Hey girl. Don't you love the "Jesus loves you" comments? I'm an athiest, and on http://www.babycenter.com I'm on the athiest/agnostics board, and boy do we get some s*it there. It's sad to me that we are the heathens when all we do is try to get through the day without bothering anyone, while still getting on with our work/childraising whatever, and they can come in and act like we're the world's worst people because we don't accept their savior in our lives. I was raised southern baptist and remember thinking a lot of the same things you described. The fear that you were going to burn because you thought a guy was cute just isn't cool. Welp, crying baby, gotta get going
from vanillakitty :
Awesome Doll! Brianna will love it! Thanks sooo much again! XOXO
from vanillakitty :
Hey! it's dmurphy19@cox.net!! Thanks Again!
from sumi37 :
aaaargh matey....and I fine lookin' crew ye've got there! Nary a lubber among 'em and clean to boot! May ye all have fair winds and followin' seas....arrghhh........
from vanillakitty :
such big blue eyes...... I'm jealous!
from vanillakitty :
Okay so after about 5 minutes of pondering the thought of reopening, I did it. don't mind the mess and boxes as I move back in. Hey, BTW.... pour some sugar on me!!! (remember) heeheee!
from vanillakitty :
Ms. Cranky!! Love Ya! and you are so right about christians. But that's just my weeee opinion, lol. KW! Love ya! Maybe I should open my diary back up, I miss all this chit-chat around here.
from thecrankyone :
I've always wondered why certain groups feel the need to push thier views and beliefs on the rest of the world. Considering where most of us live, if we wanted to join, we could figure out how to find them. I believe in a higher power, but I dont' believe in organized religion (its nothing but devisive), a person's choice of religion should be between them and thier creator, it is nobody else's business. Too many people just believe what they are raised to think, because it never occurred to them, that they are allowed to question these things, and figure out things for themselves. (or they were never allowed to). I dont' share your religous views, but I'd die for your right to have them. I too am sick of certain groups trying to push Christianty on everyone, and pass laws on all of us that are only supported by thier religion. I'm happy you have a system and traditions that make you feel comfortable and feel right for you, what others think doesn't matter. Kinda funny how Christians are the only ones going door to door shoving thier views on others, yet they scream about tolerance and predjuce the minute they are challanged.
from kitchenwitch :
No I don't mind. I still don't appreciate some of the comments you have left in here, but I don't mind you posting the letter... I might have done it myself if you hadn't jumped to conclusions and waited more than a day or two for a response... And that's all I am going to say on this matter... Its taking up too much of my time, which I need to focus on more positive things. Goddess Bless to you and yours.
from kim135 :
Every thing beginning with "I think I owe you an explaination." is my email that I sent to Joni two days ago. It is only changed slightly and that spot is very obvious. I hope you don't mind that I posted it Joni, but I've had it with everyone who reads your blog takeing pot shots at me wothout even hearing the full story.
from kitchenwitch :
I think that bit was to me vanillakitty, about my childhood >wink<
from vanillakitty :
Kim- <i>"It made me think of the stories you told me of your childhood. The fact that you wrote christianity made you feel fenced and represses made me agree with what you said about not actually experiencing christainity."</i> Maybe I've fallen off my rocker, but I never said that.
from kim135 :
To Vanillakitty, You asked a lot of questions of me that I have answered to Joni in a private email. The song did not have me question my faith at all. Nor did it have me question hers. To put this to bed I'm going to censor a bit of my reply to her and post it and be done with this. I think I owe you an explaination. But first I have to say, I have ALWAYS respected your belief in your religion. Remember I was the Christian girl who barely knew you when I sat in your living room and learned about your beliefs. I didn't make the sign of the cross, I didn't run screaming to grab my bible...I didn't even flinch. What you don't know is that I have on many more than one occasion defended you and your right to hold your beliefs and raise your children in your beliefs. That being said I have to tell you why I wrote what I wrote. I read that blog entry and believe me I heard the defiance in the words. The defiance is not what prompted me to write what I did. I was reading the song and your response to it and a sadness overcame me. (note that I used the word sadness and NOT pitty there is a big difference and I did not pitty you - that would have been condesending) It made me think of the stories you told me of your childhood. The fact that you wrote christianity made you feel fenced and represses made me agree with what you said about not actually experiencing christainity. I felt the sadness because you never experienced the peace of Christ. There is such a feeling of peace and love and trust...I felt sad that you missed that. The fact that God laid down standards to guide our lives proves he loves us and wants what's best for us. We do that same for our children...out of the same love. He knows we screw up and he forgives us unconditionally...the love never waivers. I felt sad for you because I could read between the lines and feel the pain you felt about being judged for XXXXXXXXXXX (sorry, I don't think all of you know her whole life and I'm not going to dish it out here). That was people judging you not Him. Take comfort in knowing that their judgement was sin and in placing themselves above you, they placed themselves below you. Do I wish you were Christian instead of paegan? Yes. I believe that the path to salvation falls through the grace of Jesus Christ and the gift of His sacrifice. So, basically in my faith we wish that for every single person on the planet. Jewish, hindu, muslim, paegan, nonpracticing christian, you name it...I wish it for all of them. That being said, I don't believe that I'm responsible for anyone's salvation but my own. Your religion is your choice. I wasn't trashing your religion. I just felt compelled to place a message of God's unconditional love in your lap. I didn't for one second expect that you would drop your religion and run to the nearest church. I just felt and still feel that I was meant to send a you little reminder. Know that it came from a loving place. Kim
from kim135 :
I have to laugh at all of you who think I some how dissed Joni's religion or said it was invalid. You seem to think I would only say that to her because she was paegan. I said it to her because she had a bad experience with christianity, her current choice of non-christian religion is irrelevant. I would have said it to a buddist, a hindu, a satanist, a scientologist, or an athiest...or anyone else who was raised in the christain church. I wouldn't have said it to someone who had never experienced the christain faith. To those people I would offer to speak with them about what it is to be a christain and invite them to a service so they could have a glimpse of my faith. I have been given this offer several times by people of differnt faith and accepted. I learned a lot. For a long time I was agnostic. Many christians have made the same invitation to me that I made to Joni. Most of the time I turned them down. When I began to practice my faith again it was because I was ready. Looking back at all those offers makes me smile. I knew I could walk back into church, and I knew I belonged there, because I was reminded so many times along the way that I was loved and in God's heart even when he wasn't in mine. I never took those offers as a sign of disapproval or malace. Offering to share your faith with someone is an act of love.
from vanillakitty :
Wow, I haven'y been here in ages. But I HAVE to say something about this!! As some people know I'm LDS. And my views on religion are pretty much at the other end of the spectrum compared to Wiccan. But I think it is so refreshing to hear about other peoples views. I think that is one reason why I always come bck here. People that take offense to what you write here shouldn't be here. A blog like this, is a place for everyone to write down thier views on stuff. If people don't agree, fine, they don't need to attack you personaly, they need to just move on. Did the song make this girl question her religion that much? Did it make so much sense to her that she is questioning it and it is upsetting her to the point that she have to prove a point? Is she getting angry at herself because it does make sense and <i>she shouldn't</i> be agreeing with it because her beliefs say it is a false religion. It's not. Everyone believes something, you choose to believe Wiccan, Lots of people believe in it, So it is true in certian peoples eyes. I can't stand people that condem others for not believing in the same stuff. I grew up catholic, dabble in baptist, did the Wiccan thing for a couple of years, now I'm LDS, of which I'm questioning, so I guess I'm not one religion, I'm a sprinkle of lots and learn from others, like you. There is no one anything. We are numerous people, with numerous beliefs. Poo on people that think theres only one god/religion. Okay I'll get down off my soapbox now. Love ya KW!! If she gives you anymore problems, I'll beat her butt for you so you can focus on the witchlings, lol.
from rue25 :
Kim – Since you don’t actually have a blog of your own I’m just going to clutter up KW’s space. Sorry KW. I don’t believe people are actually attacking you. I believe we’re sounding off on years of misunderstanding and a feeling like people don’t take us seriously. How would you feel if someone sent you an email and said, “hey, when you’re done playing that whole Christian thing… we’ll welcome you back with open arms”? That may not have been your intention but that was the message that was heard. KW never said your name and if there are readers that know both of you and would have guessed it was you… they could have discussed it with you both elsewhere. This blog isn’t about you… get over it. This specific entry isn’t even about you. It is about KW’s feelings about something you wrote. Perhaps rather than get up in arms about it you should re-read what you wrote her in the first place and forget for a second that you sent it. Change the structure a little so that it appears it is written to you and see how you feel about it. I would imagine you think before you speak right? Perhaps you should have thought before you hit send.
from kim135 :
Joni what pisses me off is that you said what you did in public. Have you read the aweful, hateful stuff that people like that avareborn wrote about me? Joni you put something private out there for the whole world to see. You wrote your reply as if it was meant to be for me, but you made it public. I wrote you another rely privately, because I wanted to exlain my feelings. I made it private because I brought up some things about your past that I had no right assuming you would want aired publicly. I respected you when you didn't do the same for me. I left it up to you to publish it or not. I at very least would have thought you'd have posted a blurb stating that I had replied to you privatly and what I said was nice and to ask that those writing about me to move on to something else. You have no idea how betrayed I feel because you didn't do that. Had you sent that blog enrty to me as a private response, I would have sent what I did back and this would all be water under the bridge by now. Instead, it feels like one of those aweful high school moments when a friend goes behind you back and talks about you to the whole school. I know other people who read this blog Joni. This hurt.
from kitchenwitch :
I didn't say anything about you not having have a right to defend yourself, I said that I shouldn't have to defend MYSELF. I didn't trash you, I didn't even use your name! I also said that I respected you and think you are a good mom, and that you might not have meant it the way that I took it... I think you need to go back and re-read what I have written and how you have responded. You are the one trashing me, here in my own notes.
from kim135 :
You trashed me in a public place - and with over 50,000 views don't pretend it's private. At the very least its exhibitionism. I think you have a lot of nerve saying I don't have the right to defend myself after you placed my private email to you out for the entire world to see and then trashed me and opened me up to attacks from a whole internet full of people. If you want to live in a glass house Joni, stop hurling those stones.
from kitchenwitch :
I haven't responded to anything yet because I have been BUSY... I am homeschooling a fourth grader, using a classical education curriculum (which has LATIN and LOGIC in it on top of everything else I need to teach her for Goddess's sake!) starting up a web business, crafting, sewing, and taking care of a new baby AND a two year old, all while trying to get everything together for a pagan pride festival this weekend. I haven't had time to sit down and think about how I wanted to respond to your email, or even if I wanted to. I shouldn't have to defend myself or what I said, because it was from my heart and I meant it. Those were my feelings, there was no accusation there. I did not "attack you" I even stated that you may not have meant it the way I took it. I was just expressing how your email made me feel. I don't appreciate your comments about me or your assumptions here in my space. This is my diary, which contains my opinions. It is not a discussion forum. If you don't like what is written here, then don't read it.
from lostinmylove :
Hey sweetie... It would have burned me up too... coming from someone who is a friend. Friend's are there to stand by your side... not to attempt to convert you in a wierd underhanded way. So you know, I adore the song... I had never heard it before but I love the lyrics. Just let it all roll off your back. They feel attacked when you post something that is important to you in YOUR blog just shows their lack of confidence. Hang in there sweetie... you know the many ways to reach me if you want to talk. :) ♥
from kim135 :
Hi Joni, I noticed that you are making no response what so ever to my private relpy to you and chose not to call. I'm taking that to mean that you read my email and understood it's message. I'm making that assumption, because I think you would have delighted in raking me through the coals again. You'll notice that there was no mention of an apology in that message. I offered you a message of love and acceptance and I think the very thought of apologizing for saying something nice is nuts. Ken was raised cathloic, now he's protestant. The cathloic church as a campaign to invite excathloics back. Many of the Churches have banners that say "Cathloics can always come home" and the priests make personal invitations too. We've never been offended and Ken's never reacted like he wanted to stop the car and go in the church and punch someone out. It's a message of peace love and acceptance and we can choose to accept it or reject it. It's not hateful,racism, or nazism or any of the insane things that the socalled openminded people that read your blog have chosen to call me. I think you wrote that blog entry and wanted to piss off Christians. You wanted to strike out against my religion and I think you even enjoyed reading the hate mail. I think you got so mad at me because I didn't justify your thinking. You put negativity out there about my faith and I responded with love and it pissed you off. I know you Joni, in conflict you do two things: hide or make yourself a victim. Well you've already tried to persecute me and make yourself my victim and now that you know I what I meant you are hiding. If you think I was hurtful to you, can you imagine being in my place right now. I offered you an olive branch and you responded with a bazooka. I think you owe me the courtesy of a reply. Privately or on you blog, you choose.
from dana-elayne :
Your path is perfect, for you. Anyone who can't accept that really isn't much of a friend.
from kim135 :
To avareborn: The only one of the two of us who is spouting hatred and intolerance is you. I never have EVER said anything hurtful or cruel about my FRIEND's religion. I have defended her and helped her in hard times and never once preached to her or tried to press my faith on her. Even though many people of my faith feel it is their duty to convert the unchristian, I don't see that as my responsibliity. The blog entry I responded to was full of pain and mistrust of Christainity. She was hurt by people placing judgement on her and calling it Religion. I placed NO judgement on her beliefs. I sent her a message of Christ's unending love for her.I message that I do not believe was given to her by those closest to her in a time when she deserved it most. I did not say she was going to hell for her beliefs. I did not say her beliefs were wrong. I did not make any judgements at all. The fact is I wasn't even the one who brough up Christianity; she did. What she described was not the Christianity I have come to know and love. I felt the need to email a friend privately and express the message of love and acceptance that she DESERVED to recieve. I care and I expressed that...OOOHHH that sure does make me a Nazi. I have news for you Avareborn, I have prayed for love and peace for you too. Yup, that just makes me a horrible person. And just for the record these are the religions I have explored and studied before making my choice of religion and Church. I have either read books, spoken with clergy, or attended the services of all of the following: methodist , congregational, cathloic, Jehovah's witness, mormon, episcopal, baptist, fundamentalist baptist, (which I quickly rejected for intolerance), jewish, budism, muslim, and an extensive reading on witchcraft as a teen - not the modern stuff, but the practices of witchcraft in colonial times. I never discussed any of this with Joni, because I never wanted to engage in religious debate with her. I can also add paeganism to that list because I have spoken to and listened to Joni about her faith and it's customs several times. Not debating, not putting it down, just learning. I have a hard time believing that if some one presented witchcraft and paeganism as babykilling satan worshipers, you would not step up with your views and set the record straight. (and before you jump all over that last sentence - I am just stating a stereotype NOT my personal views) I wrote an explaination to Joni, which she may or may not share with you. If your wondering, yes it contains a lot of my feelings on christainity as they pertain to my communications with her. It has to, this conversation can not occur without them. God Bless, Kim
from nakedbarista :
I agree with Ava. It's Christians like the one's you've been exposed to that give the rest of us a bad name. I would never feel comfortable practicing a religion that teaches I'm a sub-standard creation. The whole "Get in the kitchen and cook the man a meal" thing just does not fly with me. That said, in my marriage, we have very traditional gender roles, but that's because it's what works for us, not because I'm going to burn in the fiery pits of hell if I don't. This morning on his way to work, my husband got stopped at a red light and these preacher people from NC came up to the car and handed him a "Support the troops" type folder full of "You'll burn in hell if you don't repent, sinner." type things. Um, we're already Christians. What more do they want of us? I believe God loves me and I believe that Jesus died for me, but I am not about to follow because I'm terrified. I follow because it's right for me. I know we've spoke on it briefly before but before becoming a Christian, I spent years as a Wiccan. I have a great respect for the religion but recognize that it wasn't right for me. It wasn't where I felt called to be, so to speak. I don't look down my nose at you for your beliefs in the slightest. You're doing what helps you to sleep at night. While I do wish you had a better experience with Christians throughout your life, I would much rather show you that we're not all fundamentalists like those you've been exposed to than beat you over the head with my Bible in hopes that some of it sinks in. I've never understood how people think that method works. I'm never going to try to convert you. I respect you for following your own path.
from ava-reborn :
I think you have every right to feel severely pissed off and hurt by your friend's comments! Surely the one thing that so-called Christians preach is respect, tolerance and understanding. So how dare they put you down for your beliefs! You don't criticise them or have a go at them for their beliefs, so they have no right whatsoever to criticise yours!! To be honest I think it's only one step away from racism!! The world is made up of different people with different cultures, beliefs and opinions, likes and dislikes. Diversity is a good thing. "Christians" preaching to others that they're wrong and should join them because their way is the right way, the only way, are like Nazis!! I myself don't believe in god and have no religious beliefs, but I don't go around attacking the beliefs of people who do!! My philosphy is each to their own. Everyone is entitled to their own belief and opinion but shouldn't shove it down anyone else's throats! And should respect everyone else's right to theirs. My response to Jehovah's Witnesses at the door is "I respect your right to believe! Please respect mine not to!" Surely that's mopre important than any religion? Respect, tolerance and understanding. *hugs*
from rue25 :
Keep your chin up sweets. I've found that most people still don't understand what it is to find their true faith and path in life. They'd prefer to blindly follow whatever path was set forth for them rather than study everything they can put their hands on to make sure that what they believe is really what they believe. Silly girl... don't you know we'll always be the odd women out? You and I know what it is like to find our calling in life and we rest soundly at night with that knowledge. I'm sorry that someone you know doesn't understand that about you.
from orlith :
Hey... well I'm playing serious catchup from my disappearance from D-land, and I just read your entry of Willow's birth. Had a story to share with you, not mine of course as I have no children, but my guardians that I lived with while I was in high school had something very similar happen to them. Bec was being induced also, and it was taking forever, she was only dilated 5 centimeters and her back was seriously hurting. Cameron, her hubby, asked the nurses if it was alright for her to roll onto her side so he could rub her back for her. They said that would be alright, Bec was still on a bed that still had the end to it... thank goodness, because when she rolled over to her side, lil' Sofia just popped right out. Cameron was standing there flabbergasted, and then the doctor walked into the room and picked up Sofia, and said... "Well what do we have here? Guess I'm not needed huh?" It was so similar to your experience that I just felt like I needed to share it with you, that it does happen to other people. Take care... Jess
from pieridae :
hello again! i thought of your goddess dolls the other day as i was reading posts on a yahoo group called, ironically, kitchen witch (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitchen_witch/). Many who belong to the group link to their personal retail websites at the bottom of their posts. If you are interested in doing yahoo groups this may be a way to generate some more interest in your lovely dolls...pieridae
from some1smommy :
I've tried to leave a guestbook entry about 4 times and it won't let me, so I'll try to leave a note. I have to second the suggestion for freecycle. Also, if you haven't thought of it, ebay the kids old clothes as they out grow them. I know Willow and Bubba must be outgrowing clothes very quickly, so you could sell the clothes on ebay, and use them to buy more stuff. Also, as soon we get moved and settled and have some spare money, I'm going to order a sling from you. I have a ring sling that I absolutly love, but I'd like to try out some others too. We're stuck in a rut right now too. We've got the sales tax due on the car, at the same time as the car payment, plus our cellphones and we don't have money for anything besides the sales tax, so we may loose our cell service for a month, which is our only phone service. If you ever need to talk, you can usually find me on yahoo messenger. I'm the crazy one that popped up out of no where :P
from vividdreamer :
Wow! Just took a look at the website, and it looks AWESOME! You've changed it a lot since the last time I snuck a peek there. As soon as I get moved and settled (and we have more money), I'll definitely be buying something. I NEED a mei tai--my little one is running around everywhere these days, so the thought of being able to confine her to my back is VERY enticing!
from kait77 :
I would like to offer a constructive suggestion. Most community colleges offer classes you can do at home and you often get more financial aid than is needed for books and tuition and fees. You are allowed to use that extra money for living expenses. I am wondering if this would help you get by for a while. I did my first year of college this way and could have finished my associates degree this way had I been willing to do a higher level math and spanish. I hope that this suggestion helps at least a little. It could make paying off that car go faster and also repairing it easier. I also suggest looking into food stamps I know it is humiliating and feels awful to ask for help but you have 3 childeren. Get on WIC ASAP as well because this can help loads too. Trust me I know how hard things can get. Go out there and get the help you qualify for. Your husband pays taxes, so do many of your family members. Those taxes go to fund the programs you should be getting help from. I wish you luck.
from pieridae :
i feel for your situation -- i have certainly been down in the money dumps myself, but i don't have kids, so i can't imagine how stressful it must be at times! I don't know if you've heard of or tried freecycle (http://www.freecycle.org/). It's a great idea where people get online and give things away they don't need anymore, especially kids stuff. You might want to check it out for kicks to see if they have one set up in your area. I know the frustration many of my friends have gone through with their own kids and the work/ daycare dilemma and honestly in every case except one they decided one parent should stay home because they would just make enough to cover the cost of day care and gas with the second job. Plus your dolls are adorable! I can totally see your site taking off with time. Whichever path you choose, you will work it out! Just remember to follow your heart and that kitchen witch instinct -- and never make decisions out of fear! -- and you will be ok! Blessings, pieridae
from pieridae :
i love the goddess doll! will you be selling them on your website eventually?
from kait77 :
http://www.sptimes.com/2006/08/13/Columns/Non_Christians_need_n.shtml Pass this one on
from ava-reborn :
Wow, that was really well written! left me with goosebumps!!
from kait77 :
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/072606EC.shtml
from katress :
I think he looks adorable!!!
from nakedbarista :
You don't look sweaty! You look beautiful, Mama!
from imortlnoctrn :
i can maybe stick it in my myspace someplace... definitely my lj profile.
from nakedbarista :
OH!! I can't wait!! Can we get a sneak peak at what you're looking to sell stuff for? I have a paypal account and will start buying stuff now! *I LOVE SHOPPING!!!*
from vividdreamer :
Oooh....I love the idea of you opening your own online store! I'll definitely buy something from you!
from kitchenwitch :
Oh no no no! We don't allow video games in our home!!! Hannah plays zoo tycoon on the computer, and that is the extent of video game play in our house! Patrick plays the wiggles puzzle games on thewiggles.com and that is the extent of his video play! My brothers turn into zombies because of all the video games they play... I don't want that for my kids!!!
from kait77 :
bad news, sounds like H. has begun the long hard ride into puberty- the worst part is it happens faster than it did when we were kids- some girls start as early as 8 or 9. Tho I would consider a doctor visit if she has the vacant expression constantly as that could indicate a problem. Video games can trigger seizures in people who have never had them if played long enough worse, in kids who have a vulnerability it can cause serious problems and those kids usually are seem fine and then suddenly boom, they are having problems. Hubby did some research into this because of his cousin and said about 1 in 5 kids has trouble and the longer they play at one time the higher the chance of a problem and the worse the problem. I am not saying video games are bad, just that some kids develop problems.
from katress :
why would someone want to juggle lawn chairs while sitting in a pond anyhow???
from vividdreamer :
Thankfully, neither Ali or I ever got thrush, but I know MANY moms who have, and I know it must be utter and complete agony. Genetian violet should help--you're both going to be stained purple, but most swear by it as a "miracle cure"--and be sure to completely sterilize/boil everything that has come in contact with her mouth. (Toys, pacifiers, etc.)Here's hoping that both you and Willow feel better soon. BTW, I'm not sure if I've told you yet or not, but your birth story was amazing, and little Willow (I LOVE HER NAME!) is gorgeous, as are the rest of your family. Big *HUGS*
from dana-elayne :
Willow is simply beautiful. Breathtaking.
from pgn-mystique :
Hi! Thank you for the comment you left in my guestbook about homeschooling. It's something hubbins and I have been considering for ages for various reasons, and as time goes on we discover more and more reasons why it sounds like a good idea. Also - happy birthday to your little boy! :o)
from soulsojourn :
oh so precious! those big dark eyes just burn into your soul...willow is just a perfect name for your newest. R
from dragonflys :
Those pictures are gorgeous! And Willow is such a beautiful name :) I've got wide hips too, my doc once told me I had 'childbirthing hips', hehe. So hopefully that will be to my advantage when the time comes! I'm due on aug 15th.
from plopphizz :
Congrats on the new little person in your life! This may be a stupid question, but that's never stopped me from asking them. Are you part of the Wiccan religion or philosophy or whatever the term is? If so, could you email me at plopphizz@gmail.com because I have a couple of questions for you. Thanks, Ploppy.
from moonfaeryy :
How beautiful! She looks so tiny in your husband's arms! Congratulations!
from thecrankyone :
ahh what a sweetie. I've forgotton how tiny newborns are. Patrick looks like such a proud big brother. Congratulation again!!!!
from alwaysange :
Once again, congratulations! Willow is a beautiful baby girl! You must be so proud.
from katress :
Gosh Joni, she's awfully sweet!!! Give her a kiss from me, okay? Congratulations again. :)
from ava-reborn :
Sorry I haven't emailed back yet lovely! Thanks for the emails! Your babies are all so beautiful and look soooooooooooo bloody much like you!!!!!!! xxx
from dana-elayne :
Oh my gosh, she's lovely! I like her name, too. You really do have such beautiful children! :)
from dragonflys :
congrats on the birth of your baby :) I'm due to give birth to my first baby in 2 months and I kinda hope my labor is fast like that!
from kait77 :
Congrats. In less than 10 minutes I went from 4cm to baby coming out so I completely understand. Heck with my last one I went from 2cm to delivered in under 20min.
from thecrankyone :
Congratulation on the new arrival!! Wow she's pretty tiny.
from sumi37 :
yay you! yay Willow!!! yay!!!!!!!
from soulsojourn :
Congratulations on your blessed event! It sounds like you will have your hands full with this one, headstrong as she was at birth! R
from enchancea :
I havent been here in awhile but I just wanted to say that your layout is gorgeous
from kait77 :
http://www.evanwashere.com/StolenSidekick/ Any idea what this will do karmically to those involved? Also I hope that baby makes an appearance soon for your sake. This heat is aweful.
from katress :
is the baby here yet??? come on baby! *crosses fingers*
from dana-elayne :
*tons of baby thoughts* That would be a kick ass birthday to have!
from sumi37 :
sending happy baby thoughts your way!
from thecrankyone :
Hope she shows up soon. 6-6-6, at least it would be easy to remember. The looks on some people's faces alone would be so cool!!
from kait77 :
Hope things are going better and that baby comes very soon. I always hated being pregnant in the summer- it was miserable.
from sumi37 :
oh sweetie! I'm sorry it was such a bad day. I can't even begin to imagine what you're going through (I have cats, not kids) but I can empathize. you take care. - anna
from dana-elayne :
Aw. I'm sorry you had a no good, horrible, terrible, very bad day! I hope today is much much better!
from kait77 :
Play classical music at a reasonable volume, eat a small amount of protein, and try rocking or taking a warm shower. Been where you are with 4 pregnancies except mine all required 6 months of bedrest. If you want labor to begin make love with your hubby, walk, and stimulate your breasts (especially nipples) sorry but these are proven methods and I know of no less blunt way to say them.
from dana-elayne :
I used to love getting Shirley Temples or Roy Rogers when my parents were getting a mixed drink. It had the grenedine (spelling) in it for color, but no alcohol.
from kait77 :
http://www.mixed-drink.com/NonAlcoholic/frozen.html http://www.freedrinkrecipes.com/nonalcoholic-drinks-recipes.html http://www.nbcsandiego.com/food/3996813/detail.html http://www.floras-hideout.com/drrecipes/non-alco-ALL.html
from nakedbarista :
I'm new to the whole home schooling venture and could SURE use some support. Is it alright if I add you? (Found you through Katress. She can confirm I'm not a sicko!!)
from kait77 :
I hope all is well. Please read my entry about supporting lupus research and tell your friends about what congress is doing.
from vividdreamer :
I totally understand about needing alone time with your husband...Alan and I are supposed to go on a "date" tonight, and I couldn't be more excited! True, it's only sushi, and won't last more than an hour or so, but it's time to ourselves that we REALLY need. I'm glad that you and James got to do the same. *Hugs*
from kait77 :
How much notice did he give on the exact date- less than a week means he waited until too late to change plans. He should have notified you 2 weeks in advance of the date or if he was being responsible he could have let you know within a week of having asked without knowing the date so that this kind of scheduling mistake could have been avoided. Could he not move the circus trip to the day before or after??? Seems like he would want to be accomidating as he is the one who failed to give a specific date.
from katress :
No, your kiddo is the most important thing ever!!! My thoughts would be to trust your gut. Either that, or ask W. what she wants to do?
from katress :
Piece of cake to add as a friend. Give me your MS link and I'll add you! :)
from thecrankyone :
Very cool template. What a pair of cuties you have. My brother and I used to crawl in the dryer like that when we were little.
from apologetics :
Pretty new template!
from kait77 :
Nice template. Don't worry about the no makeup pic trust me I look much worse when in a flare
from apologetics :
I'm pretty much html savvy (I've designed for a few years now), though recently I've preferred not to spend the time opening the old Photoshop to crank out layouts. You can scour some of the other design sites that aren't on diaryland and then change them to reflect your site or get someone to do so.
from coppersky :
Hey there, I design my own templates and have recently started my own design site- risenshinedesign.diaryland.com- think I only have one or two temps up there cos the site is new tho. But I'd be happy to spend the remainder of this week working on something for you- I'm on uni holidays and it would give me some focus. Send me an email sometime regarding images/feel/colours/layout stuff- kimble_bimble@hotmail.com. Oh, and I still read you regularly :)
from kait77 :
I wish I had a few ideas but I have kept the same template myself for a while now because I have not found a single one I like as well or that has any reflection of me in it. I wish I could do html I would likely write my own template and be done with it. As it is a few things in mine don't work the way I would like and I am clueless as to how to fix them.
from imortlnoctrn :
i'm free for the next couple of days and can work on a design if you like... just need help in choosing images and colours.
from kait77 :
hope this new method of dealing with attitude problems works. is she a pre-teen because if she is then yes this is a stage that will end when she is 30. sorry. hope your life is going well, mine has become hecktic and taken some weird turns of late.
from banefulvenus :
loved your "grandma got runover by a broomstick" banner!
from thecrankyone :
hope you are feeling better. I was so sick with Warren, it was like that all the time, or so it seemed. I really feel for you. ((hugs))
from kait77 :
Hope you all are feeling better we got hit by sinus infections here. I hope you are still feeling upbeat about everything. I have neglected my feelings in recent posts and have tried to make up for it today.
from realsnoopy :
I know how hard it is not to be able to take anything when your sick. I hope you feel better!
from thecrankyone :
I love your baby counter. I once had a toilet that leaked a mess all over while I was at work. By the time I got home, it was draining thru the ceiling below. Best wishes on the rest of your preganacy being uneventful and wonderful.
from kait77 :
Hope all is well, update soon. Here is a link for something that could be fun http://kevan.org/johari?name=kait77
from kait77 :
Hope the packing is going smoothly. Also hope catching up isn't too tiring. Sounds like your children will have a much better education than any public school system could provide, and even than most private ones do.
from gia-darling :
Duh! Forgot to add congrats about pregnancy! You must be thrilled. :-)
from gia-darling :
I'm going to add you as a favorite. Your kids are just beautiful and I love your diary! Ps. 28th march 1980? We have the exact same birthday!
from realsnoopy :
your daughter is beautiful. She's going to break some hearts! Nice family.
from realsnoopy :
I love Willow, I know I already told you that. Congrats!
from sumi37 :
I loved the homeschooling article! It was a nice giggle. I recall the most amazing intern I had years ago. She was sixteen, had chosen to be homeschooled along with her younger brother (who had to be for reasons I can't remember) and had more social skills (and useful job skills too!) than most of my adult employees. She was a true example of what can be so right with homeschooling. I bet your little witchlings will turn out to be just as amazing!
from thecrankyone :
LOL!! that was funny. I've often considered homeschooling, but with no one else bringing in a paycheck, I have no way to make a living and be home 8+ hours during the day.
from nakedbarista :
Did you know there are free image hosts you could use so that you don't have to have a gold membership for your diary to work? Try photobucket.com. How is the Flylady business coming? Happy Tuesday to you!
from kait77 :
That sounds like they were retaliating against him for getting injured at work. I hope the lawyer thing works really well.
from kait77 :
Hope to hear more from you soon. I finally updated
from kait77 :
Great names. No clue on the baby carrying thing I could never afford one and my back wouldn't have withstood carrying one all day.
from realsnoopy :
I LOVE those names!!!! Beautiful choices! I hope you have a girl. Willow is beautiful!!
from vividdreamer :
I have a Nojo, a Maya Wrap, and an EllaRoo ring sling. Hate the Nojo, because there's too much padding. Not too keen on the Maya Wrap, because there's NO padding. But the EllaRoo...very lightly padded, so it's Just Right, and really comfortable. It's kind of a "Three Little Bears" situation. Heh. We also have a Baby Bjorn, and Ali likes it a lot, but it's useless when the babies are really small. Or after they get bigger. So you probably don't want that one. I'm shutting up now.
from thecrankyone :
I don't even know what is out there anymore, but when Warren was a baby, I loved my Snugli, with out it I would have never gotten anything done, as he was definately a Mommy's baby.
from kait77 :
Sorry to hear you are sick again. I finally have good news in my diary.
from nakedbarista :
Wow, things have been really rough for you. Hopefully it'll be better from here on out!!
from thecrankyone :
((hugs)) I'm so sorry things were so crappy. Sonds like you need a vacation from your vacation.. LOL!
from kait77 :
hope your cold is improving and that all is well. I have had more bad news than good lately so if you are feeling blue avoid reading my diary for a while.
from kait77 :
sorry to hear you are sick. Funny thing my buddy list only showed that you updated in the last 2 months today. Something funky is going on. Do not feel alone I am having health issues again myself only this time with no solution readily available.
from nakedbarista :
You might enjoy this site: http://www.livejournal.com/community/flylady/
from nakedbarista :
I know you asked a really long time ago, but I'm a FlyBaby too! : D I refuse to wear my shoes, though, so I have a tiara that I wear to signal to my mind that it's time to get to work.
from realsnoopy :
Oh I hear ya! I have bronchitis! I pee my pants too!
from thecrankyone :
It's hard for me to get an accurate figure but I would say I used to average about 100-150 a month, but that was before Warren started becomming a teenage boy (they are non stop eating machines). Even though it's just the two of us, I would say I probably spend close to $200 or more, especially when I include all the crappy junk food I shouldn't buy, and the impromtu McD's and Pizza runs. As a single full time working mom, some days I just don't wanna deal with cooking.
from enchancea :
I spend $180 a month but I also feed my rats and cats with that
from kait77 :
I try to spend under 35 per week since there are only 2 of us.
from enchancea :
Im reading Seduced By Moonlight by Laurell K Hamilton
from kait77 :
hmm reading after this semester's assigned reading I am afraid to open a book anymore I am slowly begining to hate reading if only professors would choose books that aren't snore jobs. They do exist, I know they do because a few of my prof's have choosen them.
from alwaysange :
I will check out the book you just finished when I get more caught up on my reading. Have you read anything by Juliet Marillier? She has a trilogy called The Sevenwaters Trilogy which is awesome. It includes Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows and Child of the Prophesy. I highly recommend them if you're looking for a good series.
from kait77 :
yes we had to turn on our heat because it keeps getting cold enough that I am freezing. Hubby loves this weather.
from kait77 :
hope its a girl too. I occassionally wish I could get pregnant again then think about how hard it is for me to be pregnant and how much I would be risking and how much my life would change and then I realize I am sick of diapers and stop thinking about it and am just grateful that life is improving and we have time for each other despite hubby working fulltime and taking classes full time with me being a full time grad student.
from alwaysange :
a) Congratulations on being pregnant again and b) I hope it's a girl!
from realsnoopy :
LOL about the peanut butter. I know your having a rough day, I'm sorry to hear that. Remember though, YOU are the luckiest woman in the world right now! You have a wonderful husband and family. You also are carrying a gem in your belly! I hope that makes you smile today! Take a warm bath sweetie, the shitty day will be gone tomorrow.
from realsnoopy :
Oh how I understand. My daughter is seven and I held my patience for quit some time and then I lost it myself. She told me she didn't want to get out of bed because it was dark and cold. I got to the point that I was threatening to ground her. I believe in the begining she was having trouble, then I started to feel it was out of being lazy! I too, was tired of washing bedding! *grin*
from kait77 :
one note do not get the pg confirmed by a doctor UNTIL your insurance kicks in otherwise it won't be covered. Trust me on that one.
from madamefromag :
Congratulations!
from serenaville :
Many happy congratulations on your newest addition!!! Don't mind or listen to your Gran, hon. I suffered similar reactions from my family during my latter *three* pregnancies. The people who criticize or don't understand, don't need to provide for or raise that child... you do. Therefore, it makes it all none of their damned business. You just glow like a pregnant momma, and be happy. The universe provides, and things tend to take care of themselves. Trust me. *HUGS!!!!*
from kait77 :
I have been in the hospital and only just read your news. I hope that all goes well and congratulate you that you will have a new little one. Being logical should be able to wait until you pass the 4th month at least.
from realsnoopy :
I have three girls and one boy. Girls are easier to relate to, but boys are a little easier to raise. That's my experience anyway. I wish you and hubby all the luck!
from diedie666 :
Hurray! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! *does a jig*
from ava-reborn :
Awwww, congratulations lovely!! I'm so happy for you!! I remember when you only had the witchling and were longing for more! *hugs*
from realsnoopy :
WOW! Congrats! Any wishes for a son or a daughter?
from realsnoopy :
Oh how exciting! Good luck to you! My daughter just lost another tooth. She is seven. She now is missing her two front teeth. She whistles and spits when she talks. *grin*
from ava-reborn :
Hi lovely. I just emailed you, but n ot sure if I got the right email address. Ask whatever you like! My email is now sapphiresteel@gmail.com
from enchancea :
Its been in the 60's here at night and around the 70's during the day but sometimes it'll get down to 40 at night. Its really feeling and looking like fall. I just hope it doesnt snow on Samhain this year.
from realsnoopy :
I hope you don't mind that I added you. You are interesting and funny! I got you from one of my readers.
from kait77 :
It is getting into the 50's at night and signs of fall have begun to show up.
from sumi37 :
ALl the brightest and best to you! We just had our ninth - and like you, I'm able to say that my husband is truly my best friend. May you have many many more happy anniversaries!
from rosedreaming :
Hurray for you anniversary! Hurray for the witchling! Hurray for little Patrick! Hurray for your new house! Sometime you should message me. I would love to have someone to talk witchy with. I'm just learning and would love some insight. Blessed be!!!
from thecrankyone :
Happy Anniversary!! Here's to many many more!!
from kait77 :
Congrats. Wow I have been married 4 years now and my hubby and I are so close that sometimes people get weirded out
from vividdreamer :
Hee! LOVED the Google search! Congrats on getting your home in order--I've finally started "nesting," so mine is looking pretty nice too. (I'm not ready to really commit to Flylady just yet, but think it'll be great after the baby gets here.) I'd definitely say get a Rottweiler. In my experience, they're more predictable and loving than a German Shepard, and don't smell nearly as bad. They're WONDERFUL dogs as long as they're trained correctly--they're not mean by nature--they just have a bad reputation because so many (dumb) people choose to make them vicious.
from kait77 :
LOL I needed a laugh. I also have a cold only mine is quick becoming broncitis and so hubby has decided no more work for me and is over doing the babying thing
from kait77 :
Maybe I will join you in this flylady stuff- that is if I stop working which right now is one of 2 choices I have. I am really not sure which way to go on this.
from kait77 :
And my family wonders why I want to leave the country
from vividdreamer :
Grrr...what a STUPID rule! I've had similar stuff happen to me. One liquor store around here won't sell you alcohol if you have a duplicate driver's license (like if you've lost your original and have had to get a replacement). When I asked what I was supposed to do, they told me that I needed to go purchase a State I.D. card (for $25!) before I could buy alcohol at their store. Never mind that you can get into any BAR or CASINO with a duplicate ID--evidently this one particular store gets to make up their own whacked out set of rules. I'm SO sure! Needless to say, I don't shop there anymore.
from kait77 :
Ah yes bedrest- I hated it with each pregnancy and even if another one wouldn't kill me I would still refuse to go through 6 months of bedrest again. Besides I hate changing diapers and like sleeping all night. Though occassionally I will wish I could have another one. 2 are expensive and college has gotten to be 240% more expensive than it was in 1986. Besides my college raised tuition almost 10% this year and it was the second smallest increase statewide.
from kait77 :
Maybe the system will work for once and she will lose her child and any other kids she may have as she obviouly should not be allowed to take care of any child.
from rosedreaming :
Seriously, cops standing there...I would have slapped the shit out of that bitch. It would have been worth the misdemeanor charges.
from thecrankyone :
I don't blame you. sheesh Stupid bitch sounds like she is so stupid she has no idea what kind of danger her baby was in, not just the heat, but some weirdo could have broken the window and taken the kid. People like that make me want to hurl heavy objects at them.
from thecrankyone :
Yayy for you. Maine sound gorgeous from all I've heard, even if it can get a bit cold in the winter. Good Luck, I love old houses, house with history have so much more personality than new houses.
from kait77 :
I am still reading even if the guestbook hasn't loaded properly in months (living on campus and using their servers means some things just don't load right)
from kait77 :
Hope the new house is doing well. I am getting excited about a project of my own. Let us know how you are doing.
from kait77 :
glad to hear the good news. hope to hear from you more often after you settle in.
from thecrankyone :
Glad to hear things are going great. Happy First Birthday to little Patrick. Warren was a long nurser too.. I miss those days sometimes.
from kait77 :
Glad to hear you are doing okay. Hope you enjoy the manor house. Sorry to hear you have to move so far and leave behind friends. I hated moving when I was a kid- seemed I was in a new school every year or two.
from kait77 :
Let us know how you are and if you are still alive out there.
from kait77 :
Your images look fine to me. Congrats on the walking early--- or should that be condolances??? Not sure because now he will be harder to catch and stop when he is into things he shouldn't be. Hope the house stuff is going well. Let us know how things are soon.
from thecrankyone :
Warren was an early walker too, and an early crawler. Hope you are ready for lots of running. Once he discovered the joys of walking there was no stopping him. Have fun on your field trip to Carousel.
from kait77 :
Hope all is going well and you get your house soon
from kait77 :
http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/articles/anmviewer.asp?a=268&z=14 Please visit this link and support the legislation
from kait77 :
Hope all is going well in the housing market. I am trying to find a way to replace the income I am about to lose. Come read my 4/20 entry to see my desprate (sp) attempt.
from thecrankyone :
It probably wasn't you. Hamsters are notoriously short lived as are most pet rodents
from kait77 :
Thanks for the laugh, I needed it because when bad news rains it pours.
from msmmack :
Oh, and I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything, but there's nothing wrong with breastfeeding while pregnant. It's completely safe.
from msmmack :
ZOMBIES!!! ACK! Now you've given ME a complex! I can't stand ANYTHING dead! *shivers*
from kait77 :
Take no chances have a pregancy test run ASAP you need to know because you shouldn't breastfeed and be pregnant some women have done it but it endangers your health and the health of BOTH babies due to nutritional deficencies it can cause to become SEVERE. I hope you get your dream home soon and at a good price. Hopefully you aren't pregnant yet so you can enjoy your current baby a little longer and only have to change diapers on one child at a time. Wishing you only positive news, lately mine has been negative.
from avalonte :
Long time no speak! So do you think you might be pregnant? Love you!! xx
from propel :
Happy Birthday! What beautiful eyes the children have! Wishing you well, and good luck!
from vividdreamer :
What beautiful babies! Thanks for sharing the pics.
from ldegoth :
not too hot on zombie movies myself. was really dreading seeing 28 days later, but i really loved that movie. happy ending. :) don't see 'saw' not a happy ending, doesn't actually end thing. only positive thing i can say about that movie is the only people that 'survived' for sure where his female victims. guess women given the choice of 'live or die' picked live without question. so yeah, don't see that movie. i was really dreading that one, and i was right. nasty freaking movie.
from devouredsoul :
hi love! zombies ... ugh *cringes* i can understand where that comes from. blessed be! ♥ - brit
from kait77 :
Let me know if you find a way to post I have gotten the busy msg ALL DAY and tried for a minimum of 15min each time
from thecrankyone :
I can read you fine, right now. My diary however looks weird , as my images still aren't back.
from kait77 :
I can see the entry. D-land is a mess though
from kait77 :
Just to let you know the d-land crash has really messed up your diary. I hope it gets fixed soon. Also have a wonderful Sunday, my Saturday was one of the best I have ever had!
from kait77 :
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Could you come by and look at today's (3/17) entry? THANKS!
from kait77 :
I really hope you find a nice house soon. I wish you luck. It would be nice to own a house, but we will definately be moving at least two more time before we can buy. At least we are going to be able to stay put for another 3 years. I understand cruddy living situations completely we had a few that were slums because they were all that was available that we could afford. On campus housing is so nice.
from livian :
It's tough not being able to use your own diary as a venting place anymore. I wrote a few weeks of 'moaning about not being able to write' entries and then finally locked my diary this past week, since I too am attached to the current one, but it isn't useful unless people in your real life stay out of it. Good luck..
from msmmack :
I'm very sorry about your brother, J. Hopefully he'll finally get the help he needs.
from enchancea :
wow Im so sorry all of that happened. I hope he gets better soon and everyone else gets back to normal soon
from kait77 :
hope everyone in your family is doing better. I may be in the hospital soon if things don't change
from kait77 :
I hope your brother gets the help he needs and that your family is able to deal with all that comes from this. I know this is hard, but he sounds like a very disturbed young man. I am so sorry that this has happened in your life and hope that everything works out for you.
from thecrankyone :
((Hugs)) as hard as it is right now, psych hospital is the best place for him, he can get help and not be treated like a criminal. It is best he is getting help while he is still minor, once he turns 18 it will be much harder to get him help. I've had to put Warren in the hospital when he was younger and it was the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has made a world of difference for him. ((Hugs)) hang in there and make sure to let him know you love him but he needs help.
from enchancea :
Happy V-day dear!
from kait77 :
You may need a new monitor as it is more expensive to fix that kind of problem than buy a new one. This is per my hubby who has over 12yrs experience building and repairing computers. If adjusting the colors doesn't fix it then you lost some thing I can't recall what he called it but it is more than a new monitor especially if you go through t:gerd:rect (sorry its trademarked) to get it (17in are less than 100).
from rosedreaming :
Usually I just say, "Honey, there is a reason I'm paying in cash," and they leave me alone. Hubby was definately wrong in the public upbraiding though.
from kait77 :
Those ppl are too pushy about those darned store credit cards. They get a commission for each one they get someone to take.
from kait77 :
Hope things are going better
from kait77 :
Hope your weekend improved. My went to somewhere in a handbasket.
from kait77 :
Hope all is well and you are having a great time
from kait77 :
Your landlord sounds pushy. Have you checked with the health department about problems with contamination or anything? Also have you checked for termites? If there is nothing wrong why is he pushing you all so hard? If there is another party interested who are they and why do they want the property. Also see if you can find out if he did this to the last people to rent the house. Something sounds fishy with him being so pushy and calling constantly.
from indy1212 :
How irritating that your landlord is trying to sell the house now! I agree with the previous commenter, it's worth at least seeing if you can buy it, if you're happy there. :) GL
from kait77 :
Hope your landlord doesn't sell the place out from under you. There are places that give mortgages to less than perfect credit. The interest rates are higher but it would give you a home and a few years into repayment you could refinance at a better rate.
from indy1212 :
I read :) Glad things are going well. Happy Belated Birthday to your little girl :)
from kait77 :
I read, I just have been swamped when I read and haven't had time to leave a msg. I hope your little guy puts on some weight. It may be time to start cereal if he eats all the time and isn't gaining much. I had one do that.
from kait77 :
Thank you so much for the nightmare inducing retelling. I hate movies and TV show that scare or startle me. Hope you little one quiets down. My youngest daughter cried non-stop for a year and I was the only one she would stop for. Amazingly despite the fact that she lived in my arms for a year she is not spoiled and she is easy going with very few things upsetting her. So don't worry pick him up and see if he will calm down if someone else holds him too. You might consider a carrier so he can be next to you and you have free hands.
from leckalou :
Hi! I read your diary from time to time and I have to comment on the crying baby. I know different doctors say very different things on the subject, but what I was told while taking a child development class is that the BEST thing to do with a crying infant is actually to pick it up so that he trusts you to respond to his needs. Supposedly, this won't make him "spoiled" per se, just very trusting of you. There is a difference between a <i>baby</i> crying to be picked up and a spoiled, kicking and screaming two or three year old - now THAT'S when parents start sucking if you ask me! I know it must be extremely hard if your baby cries ALL the time to respond to his every need...I don't have a baby myself so I can't imagine! I can barely take care of myself! Just thought I'd leave a little piece of advice. Well I suppose its not actually advice since its not actually telling you how to stop his cries...but I'm not yet a mother so I can't help there. Good luck - he's a beautiful baby, by the way, which I'm sure you already know!
from indy1212 :
I hate to say this but Xander hasn't slept all night yet either LOL I wish he would *sigh* He woke up around midnight last nighta nd I got him to go back to sleep pretty quickly, no nursing. yay! Maybe I can get him to do that tonight too. Though he was up at freaking 5am this morning. yuck.
from thecrankyone :
brings back memories, Warren was the same way. I introduced solids around 5 months or so, and at first he didn't know what to make of it, then he decided he liked it, really liked it. To this day I don't know where he was putting it, he usually couldn't stay still long enough for it to stick to anything, yet he was built like a Swartzenbaby.
from indy1212 :
aww I can't wait until Jamey's first sleep over. How cute!
from mystical76 :
Poor little Carly! It makes me soooo mad when people abuse animals! URGH!
from absinthesigh :
You are truly an angel. I am so glad Carly found you! The leg may bother her more as she gets older so it's wonderful you are seeing to it now. Congratulations on your new family member! with love, ophelia
from vanillakitty :
Hey Woman! I was just looking at your photos. Wee-one is so cute with those dark eyes!! H is so georgous in her fairy costume!! She kinda looks like Bri with darker hair! And you do look like your mom, she is very pretty just like ya!!! But you knew that! Hope you get settled in the new home! *mwah*
from kait77 :
hope you had a happy thanksgiving
from indy1212 :
Congratulations! I hope your move goes well!! I'm so jealous!
from kait77 :
Here's hoping the move goes well. I really wish that people wouldn't judge others based on one diary entry.
from thecrankyone :
Congratulations!! I am so happy to hear things seem to finally be going so well for all of you..
from kait77 :
CONGRATS!
from serenaville :
HUZZAH!!! Congratulations, hon!! I remember a time not so long ago, when things seemed rather bleak with you and yours. Amazing how things have ways of turning around 180 degrees, given enough time. The universe certainly does provide, doesn't it? Know that I am ecstatic for you all. Best luck, and all blessings, my dear!! *HUGS!!!*
from cutielatina :
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coolness,gnarly, radical:) That is wonderful news:) cuidanse..
from kait77 :
Hope all is going well. You are raising a very funny little one.
from kait77 :
sounds like you had fun
from indy1212 :
Sounds like a wonderful Sabbat :) It would be great if men could lactate, wouldn't it? lol
from kait77 :
Check out the NEW YORK TIMES article this link goes to. Everyone needs to read this before they visit the polls tomorrow. http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/26/politics/campaign/26gay.html
from enchancea :
I just seen all the baseball madness on the news! Wow I like baseball but I would never go that nuts
from kestra :
Love the pictures, the green hue on the first one is unique & strangely appropriate for Halloween. :-) I like the second picture the best though. She is beautiful especially the eyes! You must be so proud. :-)
from mystical76 :
She is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pics!
from singing-punk :
the witchling is adorable! she's gorgeous!
from thecrankyone :
Wow!! I love the pics, great photography and a gorgeous Witchling!! She looks older than 6. I can't wait till Warren's come back, but then again knowing my son, maybe I can.. I wouldn't put it past him to try something funny..
from jennyserwylo :
Hey, I clicked your banner and found a wonderful blog! At first I thought "wow, this woman seems cool" then I saw that your birthday was March 28th, and realized you were even cooler, because that is my birthday. Yeah, I'm a geek. At any rate, do you mind if I add you to my buddylist? I'd really like to keep reading. Blessed be!
from girlreview :
Hey. It's Dani from girl review. You made it on to our all-stars 95+ page because your diary scored a 95 or above. That also makes you avaliable for an invitation to become a reviewer. Let me know as soon as possible if you're interested. Thanks!
from indy1212 :
I'm glad that you feel comfortable with having family/friends read you - I had that for awhile and it just got to the point where I felt I couldn't be anymore. I couldn't say things that were on my mind knowing that they read. I still have a little trouble now, even though I know that they do not know this name. Just habit, I guess. Anyway, you're lucky :) Have you thought about using OTC stuff for birth control? We used Vaginal Contreceptive Films for awhile, but something in them made dh burn when he peed .. maybe it would be different for yours? Worth a try. We never got pregnant while using them anyway lol.
from vividdreamer :
I'm glad that you're feeling (a little) better. I've been meaning to leave you a note for the past few days, but can't even seem to find the time (or inclination, rather) to write in my own journal. (Oh, and there are probably a LOT more bodily functions you could write about, but we don't have to go into those. ;-)) *Hugs*
from mystical76 :
I'm surprised your doc/midwife/whatever put you on birth control pills when you're nursing. The hormones can affect your level of breastmilk. When talking to my midwife, she told me my options are pretty limited if I wanted to breastfeed. Only barrier methods, really. So, I think I may end up getting a diaphragm. Ew!!! Then I'll be just like my mom!!!! Blech!
from indy1212 :
I, too, have a very hard time around other people. I've always been shy and tend to only have a few close friends. I try to open up more .. especially now that Jamey is in school.. but sometimes it's hard. And I am the same way with libraries lol. I'm trying really hard lately to not let that happen.. and with the movies, we joined netflix due to late fees lol. Well, we got rid of it last month until after Christmas. Anyway.. rambling again :)
from kait77 :
I wish you luck on the shyness thing. Have you considered something like swimming lessons w/other kids? Simple things that expose her for an hour or less to get her used to them.
from thecrankyone :
Congrats on the baby milestone..he sounds like a gorgeous lovable little guy.. Even at this stage of the game I am still amazed at how fast they grow up..
from sfr :
Hi there! I just discovered Diaryland and was looking around the rings to see if there was any I liked and I found you! Your daughter is gorgeous! what a lovely faery! We all have weeks that we just can't sleep or don't feel right and not sure what the problem is, I'm sure this is probably just one of those times for your little one! I have a 13yr old and a 9yr old and a 6month old so I can relate! Did you ponder the thought that he might be getting "visits" like in his sleep and just feels unsafe? Everything is hard and worse when you are exhausted beleive me I know! I'll keep you all in my thoughts and send some energy your way! BTW- I love Jessica Albreth! Blessed Be, SFR
from mineirinha :
witchling looks so beautiful! :)
from indy1212 :
oh how I remember those days...they were so hard. I hope it isn't a trend. The pictures are beautiful, you're so lucky. She's a doll.
from kait77 :
Check out these two links. http://ideashappen.msn.com/Entries/Default.aspx?id=16886 http://ideashappen.msn.com/Entries/Default.aspx?id=21596
from kait77 :
I despise most doctors and put off going, not out of fear of what is wrong, but rather because they tend to brush me off and say I am hormonal or simalar bull crap. Consider the possibility of something as simple as gallstone- which according to my aunt can be extremely painful if untreated and would be right below the ribs.
from indy1212 :
The books on that list are .. wow. lol. I have a bumper sticker that reads "Any Book Worth Banning Is A Book Worth Reading." It's so true.
from indy1212 :
I'm the same way when it comes to the dr. I'm a very paranoid person and I tend to put things like that off. Many good thoughts to you for your visit on Monday!
from galaxyrabbit :
i loved reading all of the roald dahl books and shel silverstein and R.L. stein and so many of the others listed on there. they made my childhood. why on earth would people ban them? or ANY book? so very confusing to me. though the Scary Stories series confused me the LEAST because after i read that book, when i was very little, i eventually had to bury it in my basement because i couldn't sleep with it in the same room. it terrified me!!!
from kait77 :
I personally love the depo shopt- no periods at all but you would want to stop the shots about 6 months before you want to start trying. DO not listen to their 1 year bull crap. I have used the shot forever and found it has the LEAST side effects I have ever had and is the easiest one for me 4 shots a year no pills. Plus no more periods.
from indy1212 :
Sounds like you have a wonderful husband :) You are very lucky. I'm not so sure I'd want to wait another month on that birth control either. Yuck.
from kait77 :
Come by click the link in my latest entry and visit the site and vote.
from absinthesigh :
I am "chalking one up" for you! The higher road is harder but well worth it. *I* think you are doing great, admire you and I am *WAY* older than you (sniff) 8-) so there to them 8-)! with love, ophelia
from indy1212 :
I'm just a little bit younger than you (born 12/80).. 16 *does* feel like a long, long time ago. I'm also a young mom (I had my first at 18) and also a Witch. Very Eclectic Solitary Wiccan ;) You have very beautiful children. Oh and wow, sounds like Leah has no life :( I once had another diary on diaryland (I've had several actually.) and had my own problems like that. Some people.
from kait77 :
Gosh I feel old, 16 was 11 years ago. Today I am worrying about mid-terms but for grad-school. Plus married and doing all the bill stuff too. And I visit my own children thanks to a nasty divorce from a stupid mistake made at 16. Hope the wedding goes well. The little guy is so cute. As for the witchling, well, her dress is beyond cute.
from laurasbaby :
I hope and wish for things to get better for you,and hooray! your little Patrick giggled! I know I love it when my nephew giggles,he he he,but he is almost a year and a half.Thank goodness for kids:) *hug* and take care.
from absinthesigh :
I did not read your private entry, I did not want to intrude... however I do want to tell you that you are in my thoughts and my heart and I am sending you tons of bright blessings. I always smile when I see the pictures you post and read your sweet entries. Thank you for sharing your life with us 8-) and I always wish you the very best. I often battle depression and know how dark things can feel. with love, ophelia
from serenaville :
I can't seem to get to your e-mail addy via your link, but I'd love to have the password to the private entry, if you don't mind?
from kait77 :
If you read my 9/26 entry you may wait forever. But definately wait a year or two. The female body takes 4 years to recover from a pregnancy completely if all conditions are perfect and no other pg occur. Consider that. Also consider my daughters are 3yrs apart and great friends- except the normal sibling fights
from zombee :
Hi. I was reading your reviews page & am shocked. I cannot believe a reviewer actually referred to 'the witch thing' as childish. I am amazed. I had a teacher once who spoke like one of the people behind the old witch burnings. I would be more than a trifle upset after reading that review, but what can you do, people are still ignorant... anywho, liked your site, I am sure to be back!
from serenaville :
Happy anniversary!! So glad that things are going well for you. Sounds like such a rich, full time. Excellent. Enjoy Mabon! *hugs*
from kait77 :
Hope everything is going well
from dillon172005 :
hey I just joined this ring so check me out i'm 17 and due in DEC
from kait77 :
Hope all is well and that your ride showed up b4 too long
from absinthesigh :
Dogs are scent oriented and they leave messages with their ... leavings shall we say. Pee-mail LOL! Anyway, when your dog does her duty in the house when you are gone, she is trying to bring you home. I know it sounds odd however, humans and monkeys are one of the very few creatures that consider poop a punishment. with love, ophelia
from madamewolf :
hope you weren't waiting too long for her. Awww weddings are nice. I usually end up saying something stupid too...like last night james's(my james not yours hehe)mom took me home and i made an idiot of myself...yep that was fun lol so you're not the only one who says stupid stuff around people they don't know. :) How are the kids?
from notjustamom :
Your children are absolutely beautiful, but you knew that. :)
from coyotesabre :
very cute kidlets =)
from madamewolf :
awww your kids are soo cute. hehe long time no stop by I know. I got a bit lost. But I'm back hopefully for awhile hehe. Anyway just thought I'd say hi and check up on you. :) Have a good night.
from ldegoth :
:) she lives!! hehehe
from ldegoth :
just popped over to see how you are doing. hope all is well, realize you sooooo have your hands full. :) take care chickya
from kait77 :
Hope all is well, cute pictures.
from moonshadow02 :
Witchling is gorgeous and Patrick is so adorable. You have incredible kids. moonshadow
from lealoo :
You've got such great looking kids! Patrick looks so serious in the first one. Probably working on his plans for world domination, lol.
from alwaysange :
Your witchlings are adorable. Makes me really want one of my own. I guess someday, maybe. You are blessed.
from thecrankyone :
AWWWW What a gorgeous gorgeous little boy.. He is so adorable you just want to reach out and hug him..
from moonshadow02 :
AWWWWWWWW........they all look so cute. He does look like his daddy.
from cheshiretear :
I've just caught up with your diary, (been out of town for a while) I really hope your daughter feels better soon, she really is a darling. I hold all of you in my prayers, and congrats on the beautiful new adittion to your family. Mery
from sterlingwolf :
Congradulations! He looks just like his dad! I'm glad that they found out what made the witchling sick. The unknown can be scary.
from serenaville :
I am MELTING. He is absolutely gorgeous. Babies are kryptonite, I swear! IdonotwantmorekidsIdonotwantmorekidsIdonotwantmorekidsIdoNOTwantmorekids...
from absinthesigh :
Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your pictures. What a sweet face!! with love, ophelia
from ebokian :
Joni - he's so adorable! Love the pics!
from catsmeow1224 :
Is that a baby papasan? And if so, how do you like it?? I want one so bad for the baby!!
from tearingsoul :
congradulations on ur new baby!
from moonshadow02 :
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You know, I think that we carry the baby for so long and look forward to it and then, it's over. Way to quickly. The mind has to wrap itself around the idea that we have this baby.....it seems like it's way too fast....not the pain but the actual birth. It takes a little while to catch up. But, you have the perfect set...witchling and witchling jr.(maybe or something else?) Good job. And, I bet Patrick is as adorable as witchling is.
from kait77 :
hope you and baby are well, ever find out why your girl was so sick?
from vanillakitty :
WOOHOOOO!!!!!! another little boy!!!! 1 for you & 1 for me...... I'm thinking tonka toy playdate, lol. i'm glad to hear you're doing better.*mwah*
from xnavygrrl :
Congratulations on the baby boy. I'm excited for you.
from kait77 :
Congrats again. I am happy for you. I have a tiny guest in my home and am worried about what will happen to her as I can not keep her more than 24 hours without risking my home I am trying to spread the word in the hopes that someone in my area/region will read about her and be willing to take her in and give her a good home. Stop by and read my journal entry for July 6th 2004 before July 7th because if my landlord discovers her I am in big trouble.
from serenaville :
HUZZAH!!! Hearty congratulations to you and yours!!! Sooooooo overjoyed that everything worked out wonderfully in the end -- such a good weight, after all the amnio level worries. Please give the new witchling a kiss from me. *HUGS to you* :)
from treewillow :
Congrats on the birth of your son. Congrats to James and the Witchling as well. I am so happy that you are all well. And it's so special that your son was born on the same day as your dad. I am sure he was watching the whole thing, and is so very proud of all of you. Please take care, hugsssssssss
from coyotesabre :
congratulations =).
from ilmomof3 :
Congratulations!! Many happy months ahead...
from kait77 :
Hope you and baby are fine
from cutielatina :
GOOD LUCK! And I shall say a little prayer for your family, and send lots of love to all of you.Many blessings:) Cuidanse.
from madamewolf :
awww CONGRATS!!! ***BIG BIG HUGS AND BEST WISHES!!***
from kait77 :
good luck
from darkeyeszz :
Aww You must be so excited! Dont be Nervous! you will be fine! Good Luck!!
from serenaville :
How exciting!! All the very best, and then some! Everything will be fine, you'll see... try not to be scared, you need your strength for the induction! Can't wait til your return. Many congratulations in advance! *HUGS for you, and a kiss for the new witchling* :)
from alwaysange :
Awww, good luck with the birth of your new baby. Patrick James is a great name and I hope he comes into this world without a hitch. Blessings!
from darkeyeszz :
Thats good to hear that she is better..I was getting worried because you havent updated in a while. Aww the baby is coming soon! yay!
from kait77 :
Have you learned anything yet? Hope all is well.
from catsmeow1224 :
How's the Witchling? How are you? Have you birthed that baby boy yet?
from notjustamom :
Oh gawds, prayers and good thoughts and vibes coming straight from me, **hugs**
from serenaville :
Gracious! I am sending double-strength good thoughts and positive vibes your way. That has got to be absolutely terrifying, yes. My thoughts centered around the original welt... maybe she was bitten by something, and is having a severe adverse reaction to venom/poison of some kind? I'm grasping at straws. Please, whatever it turns out to be, keep us all posted. You and yours will get through this, you just have to! Best luck, and much love. *HUGS!!!*
from moonshadow02 :
My son and I are keeping witchling, you, and the baby in our thoughts. Someone mentioned Viral Menningitis......that's a possibility. Have they ran a test for that? Especially with the headache, high temp, and the neck pain.
from darkeyeszz :
Aww Im Keeping Witchling and the one on the way in my heart. I hope she gets over it. Im sure she will get over it..Good luck with finding out whats wrong..there has to be something
from ilmomof3 :
I will definitely keep you, the baby and the Witchling in my thoughts. Hang in there!
from lealoo :
I'll definately keep your family in my thoughts. Witchling is so spunky, I'm sure she'll get through this in no time at all. Let us know as soon as she's better!
from catsmeow1224 :
I hope you don't mind, but I put your latest entry (minus names) on a support forum that I frequent for Marine Wives. There are LOTS of women there, and they will be praying for Witchling. I'm also seeing if anyone has had similar problems like you've listed. Someone has suggested Viral Meningitis. I'll let you know if I get anymore information.
from thecrankyone :
((hugs)) I'm sorry the witchling is feeling so under the weather. I was thinking scarlet fever too, but usually that is along with strep throat, though I guess it could be without, since the strep test came back negative. I will send positive vibes to you.. ((hugs))
from techdragon :
About sick witchling: Did they check for scarlet fever?? Sounds like it to me and my cousin had it before. Please have then check it - I worry for you
from madamewolf :
wow thats disturbing. I think you have a right to be nervous and scared. btw this is or was bansheerose dont know if u remember me lol ive moved around so much im just now getting resettled here at dland. Anyway if your apartments allow dogs I'd get one. It really discourages people. Both of the houses beside mine have been broken into around the same time but not ours. I think its probably because when it happened we left Dolly my mean evil killer dog inside and she probably scared them away. I'd also suggest going ahead and making the police where u live now aware of it. They can't really do anything but if you make them aware of it now if something (gods forbid) does happen it will be easier for them to do something. I hope its not them and that nothing does happen. Try not to think on it too much. *hugz*
from cutielatina :
*YAY*New car and off of bedrest! WOOHOO!!!!:) Congratulations on the great news:) Cuidanse...
from thecrankyone :
Yayy for the great news!!! I'm very happy for you and the little one. Great news on the car too.
from cutielatina :
I like the name Riley James. And I'm sorry you are stuck indoors.Me too, but not because I need to be, but I have nowhere to go. Not enough money to go away for the weekend, and not strong enough to tolerate the in-laws for more than a couple of hours. I hope everything gets better for you. And that your baby stays inside the oven as long as he can...lol. Cuidanse..
from thecrankyone :
(((hugs)) I will send positive energy for you and the baby. I was very sick when I was pregnant with Warren. I feel for you.. hang in there, hopefully you have a remote and a huge stack of good books.
from cutielatina :
I know everything will be ok.I have a feeling, and my feelings never go wrong. I will light a candle, just in case, for good and positive thoughts. *HUGS* to you and baby:) cuidanse...
from coyotesabre :
good luck, and i hope that everything turns out alright with you and the baby =/.
from serenaville :
Oh hon, I am sorry to hear about the baby's amniotic fluid levels, and the consequences. I'm sure you're not much in the mood for silver linings, but look at it as a valuable way to get the rest you won't be getting once your son arrives? I hate hospitals too, but at least they serve your meals in bed... it's thisclose to hotel room service, in a bizarre way. I don't know, grasping at straws to cheer you. This is a nervewracking time, for sure, but you have my every positive thought, and good vibes being sent your way. *HUGS!!!!!!*
from lealoo :
Both the little on and you will be just fine, I'm sure of it. I'll keep you in my thoughts though, you know... for good measure. Love and hugs.
from trinity63 :
Riley James would be a perfect name:)
from sterlingwolf :
i hope your post-nap wooziness went away. i know what you mean about the heat. have you tried going to a YMCA or some public pool? swimming always makes me feel better.
from catsmeow1224 :
Honey, read the first part of your entry, and then the last part makes PERFECT sense!
from lealoo :
Haha. I wish I could have seen you throwing the m&m at him. You're probably having subconscious "I feel like I'm going to pop and it's all your fault you son of a b-" hormonal thoughts going on. Perfectly normal. But it's still funny.
from serenaville :
A warm Mother's Day wish, to you. Here's hoping your day has been relaxing and most enjoyable. You more than deserve pampering and spoiling in general, but even moreso with a witchling on the way! Enjoy yourself. Brightest blessings always! *HUGS* :)
from serenaville :
Just wanted to leave a birthday note for James. I feel his pain. lol Being 35 for nearly quarter of a year now, so far it isn't as horrible as I'd envisioned. Well, except for the peri-menopausal hot flashes... but he doesn't have to worry about those! Anyhow, happy 35th, James... welcome to the club! :)
from ilmomof3 :
If you're liking Laurell K. Hamilton, you might also try Tanya Huff's Blood series and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. They're similar... once I got through the Anita Blake books, I was seriously jonesing for something like it.
from serenaville :
Errrrrrr... "Reilly". Rielly? Reilly? I'm not sure if this name follows the "I before E, except after C" rule. The 'ei' does make it look cooler, in a way. Like a last-name-as-first-name. Ah well. Enough of my musings. Name him what you like, spell it how you wish! :)
from serenaville :
I like Rielly-with-two-L's, personally. 'Riley' makes me think of 'riled', the way it looks. In general, it's a great name... in conjunction with the others, especially. Great flow, no embarrassing acronyms out of the initials. Terrific! *HUGS* :)
from techdragon :
I love reading you and am excited about your baby.. it is so nice to have two of them - they play together and keep each other company. http://techdragon.diaryland.com/
from rosedreaming :
ok, several things. 1. I think you should tell james how sad his lack of excitement make you. I know he loves you, but sometimes guys just don't see that stuff. 2. I think you should have Xander live with you. He obviously like helping with Hani and it may help him come out of his shell once he sees how useful and loved he is. 3. Riley is one of my favorite names. James Riley is my boyfriends names, but i liked Riley ages before. I would work Riley in there some where, maybe Riley Patrick. Good luck with the baby. Blessed be.
from sterlingwolf :
i like Riley Patrick James, but that's just me. you can always have three names.
from enchancea :
I like Patrick Reily and Reily James
from everoboto :
I think you should tell your husband everything you just said in your entry, about how you were alone the first time, and there was no one who shared in your joy, and how you feel this baby moving on the inside and you couldn't wait til your husband could feel that first kick. I don't think you're being silly at all. I'm sure James was thrilled to feel the baby kick, but he's a man. He can never understand what it is to have a life growing inside him. I'd say that you shouldn't take it as a snub, but you should also let him know how you feel.
from catsmeow1224 :
I was there with the disappointment too. It seemed like Kyle didn't really care when Ginger was kicking. But when I looked closely at it, I think it was just a cover up for the fact that it secretly freaked him out. It made him face that there really WAS a human being in there. Plus, it's just weird to see something moving like that- for men, I mean. They don't feel that maternal connection that we do with the babies.
from opensesame :
So sorry about your disappointment, I don't think its silly at all...hugs to you! And since I'm here I'll tell you how much I enjoy your diary too....
from serenaville :
It isn't silly in the least. It is wholly understandable. While reading the entry I FELT your anticipation turn to hurt disappointment, and your wistful longing for that *first* externally palpable movement to be a "moment" of awed wonder and excitement shared with the one you love most - the father of your unborn son- -the person you can SHARE with THIS time around-... Yes. I felt you, and it clenched me. I know just what you mean, it happened to me too, in different ways. It isn't hormones, dear woman. It's human. Know what? I got to share in that moment with you by default, and I am honored. Thank you. *HUGS!!!!*
from cutielatina :
Don't worry, it's a good thing:) Trust me.I like your diary because it's not all of the good things,real life,, and you're not pretentious at all. You are like a good book. Basically I was saying,don't judge a diary by its template. I have seen some awesome templates, but the content isn't great.Yours ROCKS:) Cuidate...
from ldegoth :
it's cold..and we are getting drizzling snow. it's spring. where is my warm weather?? where?
from hamakosan :
4/8/04: Just wanted to say hello and thanks for stopping by! I read through your diary a bit.. and have to say i enjoyed it as well! Congratulations on the baby (pregnancy)! ~Hamako
from anonadada72 :
4/8/04: Hello. I'm not certain how I found you. We have several buddies in common, so it must have been through one of them. In any case, I'm glad I did find you because I've enjoyed reading what you have to write. I just thought I'd introduce myself and let you know that I've added you as a favorite. :) ~Jess.
from ldegoth :
see, i'm evil i would have gone to the other person's diary and posted love notes 'witch, witch, witch, witch, witch, witch, witch,' etc. all lower case just to be annoying. of course that's me. :) and i'm totally immature sometimes. but i love it!
from serenaville :
Do I ever know how you feel about the prospect of moving. I, too, qualify as nomadic. Even buying a house, rather than renting, is no guarantee of permanence... especially with a husband in Sales! Being a military wife was worse, though. "Six of one, half a dozen of the other", right? I hope you get to stay where you are whilst pregnant, and most especially after your son is born. By the way, the baby countdown strip is so adorable! Finally, I laughed to your mention of the witchling running through in her underpants. I have two doing their daily version of Dolby Surround Streaking! :D Positive vibes for jobs/cars/money to you, however it is Meant To Be. Blessings always! *HUGS*
from lilblackdoll :
Lol just though i'd ask. I'm assuming your wiccan. How long have you been working on your craft? Im coming into my witchhood i guess its what ill call it... ~newbe in search of the knowledgeable and when i get a chance i look @ you Diary some some more its pretty kewl... Peace..
from tearingsoul :
ty for sending a note ^_^
from treewillow :
Well your #101 now :).
from rue25 :
Hey there... Happy belated birthday!
from treewillow :
Hi there, thank you for your note you left me. I am sorry that entry made you cry. Some times I feel I shouldn't write entries like that as I sit here and cry almost the whole time I am writing them. But well some times we need to get things off our chest. I appreciate the kindness you left in your message, thank you for that, hugsssssss
from aitherios :
I just wanted to say that i really enjoy your diary. I always enjoy reading the diarys of other witches and when I read about you and your husband I had to smile. I also met my future husband on the net and we met for the first time Novemeber 18. Blessed Be.
from moonshadow02 :
This is a couple of days late but, haven't been on line. Yes, you poop on yourself and pee and anything else in there that needs to come out. I work in a nursing home...lots of practice with people dieing. Everything cuts loose and everything comes out. Sorry, even witches poop on themselves.
from absinthesigh :
Take heart, I was the same way as a child. I had different feelings about death and the rituals involved than others did. I still find a great difference in the way I feel around death than others. I have done hospice work with people and now have a hospice in my home for animals. She may just have one foot on the other side. She may be willing to go where others won't and be needed for that willingness like I have found I have been. Hope this helps and does not sound creepy. with love, ophelia
from lealoo :
I think we've all gotten caught playing bachelor party barbie before. And I also adored Murder She Wrote when I was very young.
from cherry-29 :
Hi, I'm so sorry you feel that way so keep your chin up and have a fantastically happy birthday! :)
from avelande :
Hi! I found your diary the old fashioned way(through a creative banner) Love the artwork, Happy Birthday!!
from navychick :
Hey! I don't know you, but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday, sorry it seems kinda sucky. But you seem to have a lot of friends (at least on Diaryland). Anyway, hope your Birthday gets better. --Amanda
from jensanimals :
Found you through a banner. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday!! I know how you feel. Mine was the 26th and I had a horrible day, too. Hope yours got better after you updated.
from kamikazesoul :
happy birthday ^_^ Hope it will get better in some miraculous way or another.
from carriem :
Sorry you had a bad birthday, sounds like mine when i was writhing on the couch with an abcessed tooth :) But happy bday :)
from wifemotherme :
Happy Birthday!!! It's not selfish to wish for a great day on your b-day. I hope something wonderful happened after you left this entry and you ended up with a perfectly wonderful day!
from enchancea :
happy bday~
from treewillow :
I am sorry the day isn't turning out the best. I know how it feels to have your birthday slip away without anything being done for it. The only time I ever had a party was when I gave myself one for my 21st birthday. I would bake you a cake, if I lived closer to you, but I think with Canada Post it would either get lost in the mail, or be pretty gross if it got there. Please take care, hugsss
from sterlingwolf :
Happy Birthday! Sorry that no one is doing special things for you. In that case, I usually just do something nice for myself.
from thedrink :
Happy Birthday Darling! Have a great day!
from uncoiling :
Happy Birthday! I clicked your banner to wish you a happy happy day. I know you feel on this day. My birthday is the same way. Hope you feel better and do something fun and exciting to cheer you up!
from catsmeow1224 :
I know how you feel on the birthday thing. Mine is christmas eve, so you can imagine how easily it gets blown past. Happy Birthday to you, and since you didn't get to celebrate today, pick a day next week or month and designate that as your 'Honorary' birthday, so you can still have your special day.
from treewillow :
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Kitchenwitch, Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a truly wonderful day, and may all your dreams always come true. Take care, hugsssssss
from thecrankyone :
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day inspite of it all.. oh and btw, in some cases yes(usually only if it is a traumatic death, such as violence, accident or in my dad's case massive coronary, I think), it often happens, though I don't know if it always happens. I think I feel google calling...
from ebokian :
Happy early Birthday!! Unfortunetly I'm fairly certain that James is right about when you die. Too many deaths lately. Shudder.
from fallstarrevu :
♥ Hiya, if you would like a review or know anyone who needs a review, please refer them to FallingStar Reviews. We are currently looking for reviews and reviewers. We provide reviews that give a detailed and constructive criticism for the benifit of the diaryist. We are not here to provide an ego boost, nor are we here to rip you diary to shreds. Just to produce a good, constructive review xxx ♥
from pms-reviews :
Hi! This is Ann from pms-reviews. We are back from hiatus and wondered if you still wanted your review done. If so, leave us a note telling us so, and also please provide a link back to us. Thanks.
from catsmeow1224 :
I think that's a fantastic idea. Let's atleast drop them notes making sure they're still interested, or if their diaries haven't been kept up, just take them off all together? Oh, and I just read what you wrote re: Anne Rice on your profile. I'm so thankful to find someone else who feels that way about her. I was beginning to feel like a traitor.
from catsmeow1224 :
I'll pick up a few for ya, Witch, but I can't promise anything. I'm 36 weeks pregnant and there's no tellin' when I'm gonna burst. And once she gets here, there's no tellin' how much time I'm gonna have. So, maybe you could just list me on the bio page as an interim reviewer and just give me a few of the people who didn't care who reviewed them. Let me know! I've got a bit of time on my hands that I wouldn't mind doing some reviews for you guys. What happened to the other four reviewers?
from treewillow :
I am getting the same thing. I hope it's fixable, and quickly. I so enjoy your diary. Please take care, hugssss to all of you
from sianni :
what happened to your diary? It said it was updated and the page is ALL BLANK :(
from ktdream :
PS I noticed that you had written that Rouge Reviews is still pending but that's not true. I did the review last year sometime.. so it was quite a long time ago. The link is: http://rougereviews.diaryland.com/kitchenwitc.html and it's not updated but ahh well. Sorry if I didn't tell you before.
from ktdream :
The layout you have is great.. Looks very enchanting and nice. Cool that there's going to be a babyshower planned for you and that it will be at Brown U of all places! I love the sound of tulle.. You're going to have a great time. =)
from lite-o-truth :
So sorry to hear that you are having horrible problems with people AGAIN...Boy, I wonder why you poor people keep getting into crap with all sorts of SCUM...just unlucky, I guess. I feel SOOOOOO bad for you. I know you will meet worthy friends soon, I can FEEL it
from sterlingwolf :
congradulations! just wanted to let you know that medical studies have recently shown that ulcers are probably caused by bacteria. your doctor might be able to clear it up with some antibiotics (which i'm not sure you want to do right now due to the scone in the oven). just to let you know!
from ebokian :
ohh! congratulations! good luck to you and your little baby boy!
from enchancea :
congrats on being successful in court
from catsmeow1224 :
Hallo! I was here!! Sorry about the bedrest thing. I've been there and know how incredibly boring it is.
from treewillow :
Hey there, wow, I am so sorry to hear that your having to have bedrest. But you should be in bed then, and listening to the doctor as hard and boring as that might be. I am sorry you all are not having much luck with people. That's terrible what they are doing to you now. I wish you all, all the best luck in the world, please take care, hugssss.
from trinity63 :
Hi there - I had the same thing with my son, actually what you have is a small tear in your placenta where it joins to your uterus. So when they say lay down, lay down. Don't sit, lay down. Did they advise you about drinking water? 96 ounces a day. The more perfused your uterus is, the less chance for bleeding. So hang in there. And drink that water. I found out at 16 weeks my son was a boy:)
from treewillow :
2/25..Hey there you haven't updated for a while. I am hoping the reason behind this is due to you have now moved. And are still getting all settled in. I am hoping and praying that you are all safe. Please take care, hugsss.
from catsmeow1224 :
My family had the exact same thing on New Years eve, of all things. Kyle started around 8 pm, Robin started around 2 am, and I managed to wait another week and get sick worse than both of them did. (I had James' version...) The joy of it all?? We were 700 miles from home.
from enchancea :
have a great and safe trip!
from moonshadow02 :
There must be a really big Karma person out there getting ready to slam that poor excuse for a family. I feel so bad for Judy and Leonard. Sending some kind of energy their way so that maybe they can hold it together until they get their children back.
from sanetwin :
When I can't sleep I get online. I don't think that's much help to you! sorry you're hurting so much.
from rotten-rose :
hey. i'm sure everything will go well on the plane. wow, a private plane, what fun! i never liked flying either. especially not the departure or the return to planet earth. eh. but its always gone okay for me, so i hope the best for you too! i'm sorry, i know you'll miss james...i'm sure its hard being away from your hubby longer than you ever have before. you'll be okay. of course i'm 16 and never been married. that just sounds so sweet to me that you guys haven't been apart for more than a few hours through your marriage. thats really special. i hope i can find someone as special as james is to you. i was wondering if you could tell me weather to stay away from Reake or to study it. My friends mom studies it, and I'm confused. Sorry to bother you. but i hope everything goes wonderful on the plane (if you choose to go). one of my friends lives in oregon, i've never been, always wanted to go during mardi gras though. well blessed be!
from datura93 :
Hi there! Sounds like quite an adventure you have ahead of you! As far as the private plane option, is this one of those little 4-6 seater cessna planes? Just curious cuz if it is, they are lots of fun and very exciting, BUT there is not bathroom and you feel turbulence more than on the big airlines. Just a thought... If it's a big private plane then that's another story of course :) Yay for you about the new SUV too! :)
from thecrankyone :
wow, that is a bit scary, bug it could be a thrill also. Good Luck
from notjustamom :
Oregon is beautiful!!!
from diedie666 :
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from moonshadow02 :
Isn't it funny that just a particular date can make you feel so much better? It's almost like the Goddess says....ok, she's had nothing but crap for few months and today is the official second trimester day so--POOF--all the nausea, throwing up, and anything else she had going on is gone. Glad you feel better.
from nikkolia :
Hey, yeah thos Kegels are multipurpose. Very cool. Glad you're feeling better now that you're in your second trimester. Hope the situation clears up quick and that it's not as bad as you hope.
from datura93 :
Hi there! I've been reading your diary for awhile and figured I'd drop you a note and say Hi. I must say that your hubby has great get-well gift choices! Wooooo! What new movie did he get ya? )0(
from lealoo :
teehee. Love you too!
from rotten-rose :
hey love! don't know if you remember me- medusaschild- but i'm baaaaaaccccckkk! oh i had no idea you were pregnant! i'm happy for you and i hope it goes wonderfully [and painlessly]. well i hope all is well ..drop me a note sometime i'd love to hear from you. much love - brit. blessed be!
from nikkolia :
Funny. I remember sneak reading what I wanted to rather than what I was supposed oto be doing in school as well.
from xwitchlingx :
Hi momma, i love you. I would like the baby to be a boy.I hope you get better. love Hannah
from moonshadow02 :
Flat sprite or 7-up....got to be flat though. I know about the "fat" days. I'm on a modified Atkins and, even though I'm losing a little at a time I have days where I just feel supersized. It doesn't matter that people tell you...no, you look great.......they lie cuz I know I weigh at least 900lbs that day. Thank goddess they aren't all the time. On a previous entry..read witchling's diary about the other people. She nailed it for sure. Hope you get through this throwing up stage soon.
from moonshadow02 :
Flat sprite or 7-up....got to be flat though. I know about the "fat" days. I'm on a modified Atkins and, even though I'm losing a little at a time I have days where I just feel supersized. It doesn't matter that people tell you...no, you look great.......they lie cuz I know I weigh at least 900lbs that day. Thank goddess they aren't all the time. On a previous entry..read witchling's diary about the other people. She nailed it for sure. Hope you get through this throwing up stage soon.
from thecrankyone :
crackers and if your doctor okays it, Ginger tea can also help, they helped me. When I was pregnant with Warren it was like having flue for 9 months. hang in there...honey..Glad to here other things sound much better..
from trinity63 :
flat coca cola helps with the sickness. Dramamine helps with sickness, gingerale helps with sickness. Or if it's terribly, Zofran from your doctor will help. Best of luck!
from lealoo :
hey, what Dean Koontz did that fabulous man of yours get you? I've been a bit Koontz-obsessed myself lately.
from dempress :
I thank thee for contacting me. And it was interesting to take that survey of yours. As you could probably tell I have a mixture of beliefs ranging from Judaeo-Christian to Native American, and the one I have just added being Wicca. Mom may not know but I was thinking it was time for a change. I am now 23 and am able to make my own decisions. I am trying my best to cast the Sacred Circle right and just the other day I told mom about the athame. I didn't tell her what the ritualistic knife was really used for I just said that I always wanted a pretty knife and this Egyptian dagger was literally screaming at me to buy it. I had been eyeing it for quite some time in the display case and when I finally had enough to buy it, I specifically asked for that one. The handle and sheath were made of bronze and the blade itself is twoedged and has curves weaving back and forth until it comes to a point on the end. This religion interests me and I did a Unicorn chant after the knowledge of be featured in the local newspaper for have 14 Christmas trees in the house! After that day I found out that I made the news statewide and a television station came and interviewed us as well. "A Child of the Unicorn that would I be, May the things follow me that brighten my name be your gifts of fortune and fame. May I also know that my power is unlimited and unbound. That what i do in love cirlcles right back around." I think I got most of that typed right but I am not sure I will check it later for I left that particular diary at home which holds that chant. Anyways, uniconrs have always been a favorite of mine and truly they are the heavenly horses of heaven. I have to laugh when people say that Unicorns do not exist because I have seen one with my own eyes even if the true nature of this creature appeared to me if only for a few seconds. I also forgot to add that I love red foxes. I love the way they can outwit those feisty hounds whenever they chase that fox in a hunt.
from trinity63 :
As a medical professional -- and one who specializes in pregnancy and childbirth I feel duty bound to tell you that Pregnancy is not the time to start a diet. http://members.aol.com/kristachan/brewer.htm If you want to follow a healthy diet for your pregnancy, try the Brewer diet.
from treewillow :
I am so sorry that you are feeling that way. I totaly understand it all though. I have never heard of the diet your doctor suggested. I hope it all goes well with you, and that you get rid of the sickies. I never had morning or night sickness with my pregnancy. I am so thankful for that. Please take care, and Merry Christmas to you all, hugssss.
from sterlingwolf :
sorry one person has to ruin your holiday. it's sad when people feel that they have to cause unrest to be happy. don't feel guilty. you were trying to make the holiday easier and better for everyone. i hope you have a wonderful winter and that your nausea gets better.
from treewillow :
I know all about those questions. Especially the one where "what if you don't have a chimney". As we don't have one and my 6 year old is extremely worried this year. So much to the point that he wants more snow so he can build Santa a table, chair, rocking chair, footstool, computer outside in the snow for him to relax in while drinking his milk and eating his cookies. Nothing like frozen milk and cookies to cheer the old guy up lol.
from trinity63 :
http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/ great site for ample women in pregnancy, read it from back to front.
from nikkolia :
Glad it's workin' out for ya. I know what a relief it can be to finally get a peaceful, sane night's sleep.
from banshee-rose :
Silent night is my fav. I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays.
from nikkolia :
hey just looked at your diary. congratulations on getting out of a bad situation and into a house! I really do look forward to the time I can get a house. I'm glad things are improving. I looked over some of you other things too. you have a lot of good stuff there. BB, Nikkolia
from banshee-rose :
glad you are finally out of there. your poor cat...those ppl should be beaten for animal cruelity...ppl like that make me sick...oh well im glad he is with u now. hope you have a great week
from sbspsd :
Hi there. This is Sepia Reviews. We're currently looking for reviewers and your diary is excellent so could you help us out by reviewing for us? It's a diary a week or so - nothing heavy (more if you can!). Let us know. Thank you!
from thecrankyone :
PS did you know, notes and most guestbook will let you delete entries and or block people from signing. I've used that feature a few times.
from thecrankyone :
sorry to hear your ex friends are such little kids who act like they are back in Jr. Hi. That stinks, but you are smart for not playing that game. I've lived in 15 places since I was born. Never moved till I was 18. The last 5 were since Warren was born.
from thecrankyone :
sorry to hear your ex friends are such little kids who act like they are back in Jr. Hi. That stinks, but you are smart for not playing that game. I've lived in 15 places since I was born. Never moved till I was 18. The last 5 were since Warren was born.
from banshee-rose :
hey just went to your profile...i think thats the first time ive actually looked at it...anyway you know who u look like? at least to me anyway...drew barymore (ok so not how u sp her last name but youre smart so youll get it) anyway just had to say that. lol
from banshee-rose :
That is childish...how many people that read your diary read hers? Its not like we would stop reading cuz we saw a bad pic of you. *shakes head* oh well without stupid dramitic ppl what would we make fun of.
from catsmeow1224 :
Ok. : ) I panicked.
from kitchenwitch :
NO not our Leah... That wasfrom the Leah I used to live with, the Leah of Jim and Lee...
from catsmeow1224 :
I'm confused. Did Leah leave that less than pleasant note to you?
from banshee-rose :
*hugs* i hope it all works out. sounds like u are handling it very well. I am glad you arent sinking to her level.
from ldegoth :
hey chicka..can't wait to read all the nasty evil stuff!!:) have a totally cool day!
from moonshadow02 :
Remember about the baby and try not to get too stressed out. Should I get some fire insurance for the venting on my computer? LOL.
from treewillow :
Hi there, I am sorry that things arn't going well for you right now. I hope this week goes by quickly for you. But please take care of yourself and the baby during this week. If it's alot of stress your under, please take care. Hugss
from banshee-rose :
*hugs* hope you last a week hun lol
from treewillow :
WOW!!!!! Congrats to you all, I am so happy for you. Now you get plenty of rest, and take care of yourself you hear :). Sorry your computer isn't working, I hope you get it fixed soon. Hugsss
from thecrankyone :
Congrats on the baby!! I'm so happy for you.. as for names, the only girl names I've really been partial to are Jaina, Nichelle and KasAndra..
from dust-settle :
just browsing through some diaries and found yours. congratulations on your good news. take care. -michelle
from sterlingwolf :
Congradulations! I will pray to the Goddess that you and your baby will be healthy. As for names, I like Celest and Selene for girls and Willem and Sean for boys.
from brgriff :
Congratulations!! My daughter's name is Analise which I think is unique. I also love the names Gage and Lillith.
from squeekyclean :
koolies :D baybee!!! i was gona call my baybee either: 'Brody Faith Phoenix' or 'Nathaniel Caden Warren' :o) congrats! BB x x
from catsmeow1224 :
CONGRATS!!! MORE BABIES!!!!!
from everoboto :
That is WONDERFUl news! Congrats to you and James.
from banshee-rose :
CONGRATS!! *gives big hug and throws confiti!* Thats great hun. I wish you and the baby the best! Hmmm my fav baby names are izabella or zachary
from coyotesabre :
congratulations, muchly happy for you =). it's nice to know that the witchling isn't all jealous and such the way that some kids get as well - good sign, very good sign. means less hair pulling when they're adolescents... hopefully.
from idiotreviews :
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from techdragon :
Happy Halloween and Blessed Be! May the new year bring you much happiness!! See you around!http://techdragon.diaryland.com
from thecrankyone :
sounds a bit like having a ticket booth at the door to the Church.. to me.
from lealoo :
Hey there! Miss you too! Anyway, I've been to Salem on Halloween and in the begining of October. I had good experiences both times, but I think that's because in the begining of the month there aren't nearly as many tourists, but there is a magic atmosphere. And on Halloween night it's not really anything to be taken seriously at all. It's just one wild party. If you're into that kind of thing (and at the time I was) it's a great atmosphere. Kind of like New Years Eve in NY. I've never been in the week before Halloween, but I imagine it's just as you described. So don't be turned off by it yet. Try going next year in the first week of the month. It's much more laid back. You can easily shop and check out museums and little restraunts without feeling overwhelmed by the crowds.
from coppersky :
hey, this is quite random but, i've been interested in wicca for a while, and i was wondering if you knew any sites online that could explain it all for me?
from everoboto :
I've never been to Salem, though I always wanted to, especially since I studied a lot about that time period in college. But I was always hesistant because of the whole tourist attraction aspect. I, like you, can understand why people want to go there, but jeez, it's not Disneyland, so it shouldn't be treated like it is. I'm surprised they don't charge for mock burnings at the stake.
from banshee-rose :
That is sad about salem being a bust around this time. I am sorry. I agree with you on a lot of the points you made. charging people to see a ritual is just wrong. I think the first time I go wont be during halloween.
from ldegoth :
lol! reading that entry just so reminded me of one of my friends. she stopped painting for years and took it back up after her baby was born. it gave her a great sense of peace too. whereas with me i want to paint the ceiling and hang up my little glow in the dark stars. man, i need lots of peace. :) but enjoy! and have fun.
from banshee-rose :
hey my child hood dream is being a writer. Hasn't happened yet. I am glad you are painting again. Enjoy!
from sianni :
You're unlocked :)
from enchancea :
a kiss
from enchancea :
i still read ya :)
from treewillow :
I will read you either way, locked or unlocked. It's no big deal to me to have to put in a few words to be able to read. Do what makes you happy, not us :)
from evilpanda :
gah! i need my daily fix of kitchenwitch! (hey, that rhymed!) e-mail the password to me at bw_heat@yahoo.com
from sianni :
*SIGH* SMG wasn't letting me sign - so here's what I wrote: It's a funny thing how people get so caught up in random strangers lives (ir the whole diary thing) I think it's because we feel like we 'know' the people whose lives we have an insight into? Hmmm... I know i've caught myself thinking not-so-nice things about people and have been on the verge of saying something in their g-book, but then i realise - hey - who am I to say anything to someone I don't even know?! AND dont even know the full story?! Anyway, people, unfortunately, are not always nice :) But karma will get them back. I hope you feel safer now your diary is locked. And if it was someone you know - then it's kind of hard to read stuff about oneself isnt it? Take care :x
from vividdreamer :
Want. The. Password. Like, now. *hugs*
from avalonte :
Hey. Yes, of course I want the password! Good to hear from you. Take care.
from thecrankyone :
I understand. My email is WarrensmomREMOVETHIS@excite.com. I can recieve mail but it crashes when I send it. Go figure..
from banshee-rose :
Hey i'll email ya.. I moved my site...thought i told you the new one...my bad if i didnt sorry about that.
from treewillow :
Hi there, I tried to email you at the hotmail address you have listed on your profile. But it says you don't exist. If you want to email me it I would appreciate it. My email is pegasis_@hotmail.com thank you :)
from treewillow :
Hey there, I am so sorry you got a not nice note left for you. I agree, if your going to comment, leave a place for the person to respond to that comment. I myself think your doing a wonderful job. I am sure you go without just so the Witchling has things. To me that's a good parent. To me a good parent is one who KNOWS when they have to do something they may not want to do in order to make things better for there family. You have a roof over your heads and not sleeping outside in a box somewhere. You have clothes on your back, and food to eat with. Money might be tight, but it will work out in the end. For me, I would rather be poor and happy then rich and unhappy. Please take care and again, your doing a wonderful job, don't think otherwise or let other people tell you differently. Hugsssssss
from camassia :
Family pet was a dog. My very first pet that I was responsible for was a frog and fish that was given to me on my 11th birthday I think. Tank included. I killed the frog when I took him to school for show and tell, and forgot that he had to be kept in water.
from bansheerose :
I have always had a dog as a pet since I was first born...but I guess my first pet that was all mine was a fish. His name was Sharky because he looked like a baby shark. He was soo pretty all black and silver. I miss him. Anyway hope your computer gets fixed hun.
from enchancea :
my least favorite chore is putting clothes away
from moonlight3 :
I bet!
from missclimaxxx :
~ Happy Anniversary ~
from bansheerose :
Get well soon.
from moonlight3 :
why won't you be able to cel. your marriage
from trinity63 :
Do something good for you -- you deserve it. And you know what, everyone has the right to be depressed. And right now it's your turn.
from coppersky :
yes, you deserve that lie down. i've never had a brush with the law, but it seems that those cops were unusually harsh with taking him in. and fair enough that you were tired and didn't understand. i don't mean to sound sadistic when i write this but: when there's a little quiet and everything seems like it'll work out, it usually blows up in your face. or your arse. i'm saying this from past experience. but anwyays, you have a good sleep and think it over and just remember that you have to have the really bad times to appreciate the really good times.
from enchancea :
Sorry to hear what happened to you. I know what its like not to have money and then no be able to get a job because you dont have money. Things got to get better sometime....
from treewillow :
Hey there, I am so sorry to hear what you went through this weekend. My heart goes out to all of you. If I had extra money, I would send you some. I totally know what it's like to be scraping by, or like that. Please take care, and try not to stress too much even though that's easier said than done. Hugsssssss
from jonathan :
Thanks for picking me out as a favourite. If you enjoy writing do drop into Montparnasse - all diarylanders with a desire to be heard and in print. J xx
from lealoo :
I've never heard of Kat Martin. Is she good?
from coppersky :
i am intrigued by your diary, kitchenwitch! it's weird that your child 'collects' ghosts, but it is good that she isn't afraid of them or they don't abuse her, like some of those damn poltergeists.
from moonlight3 :
The dead indians must have been a really freaky experience. My house was built on a old hotel atht had burned down. I some times hear the vices but the drumms , must have been pretty kool
from trinity63 :
Do you think you might have felt differently if you had lost a friend, or loved one in any of the 9/11 disasters or in the war? You are totally entitled to your thoughts and your opinions and don't let anyone tell you differently. I just happened to have lost people I loved in 9/11. So for me -- this day is always going to haunt me. Whether I like it or not.
from catsmeow1224 :
Sweetie, you seemed to get pretty upset in your answer. I wasn't judging in the slightest. I am honestly just curious how people feel in regards to the two incidences, since they are so similiar. It makes me think of the addage "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." Curiosity, not hostility.
from catsmeow1224 :
I wanted to pose the same question to you that I did to I-Girl... How do you feel about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941?
from medusaschild :
awh! i just realized you changed your picture. you're really pretty in that one! and you guys make an adorable couple *smirks*
from medusaschild :
hello, lovely! i was just wondering if you knew anyone that has the screen name: witchfire... her template looks A LOT like your older one. actually almost exactly alike. just wondering... hehe ♥
from catsmeow1224 :
I really like this new template, Witch! Leah is great, isn't she?
from devouredsoul :
hi! i've missed you...my new diaryland screen name is medusaschild ♥
from devouredsoul :
I had no idea, you were in such a difficult situation. I wish I could tell you that there are so many jobs available out in Colorado, but I can't ...it seems everyone is getting laid off. And it makes me sad. My friend, David, his dad was very successful in computer research at the college here, and just out of the blue he got laid off. They were in this beautiful home, and now they live in a one bedroom apartment. Its really sad. I have inheritance money, that I've gotten...its a lot. I wish to give you a portion of it...I want to help you, I feel a need to help you. You have helped me in so many ways, and I owe you...Just tell me when...
from devouredsoul :
hello lovely. I havent heard from you in a bit. I'm reading this book now called: Candle Magick by: J.E. Auer... have you heard of it? I have an odd feeling about it, I'm not quite sure why. I hope all is good in your family! blessed be!
from devouredsoul :
i'm doing quite good...hit rough spots every now and then, dealing with the boyfriend...i love him, i think. i think we all hit those hard spots...difficult. we are all stronger in the end, i beleive. Q: is it safe to do alpha and like fall asleep during it? i've been doing that...hm, yeah, have a lovely, day or evening whenever you may catch thisl...
from devouredsoul :
hi, beautiful how are you?
from sno-princess :
Hi. I just read back a few entries when you were stressing about your situation. You are not making a big deal about this. People respond to things differently than other people. You need to know EXACTLY how and when everything will finally be okay, while some people might have secret plans or just know or believe things will be "okay". Both of us are the same when it comes to that. We both freak out when things like this happen, to the point where we eat sleep and breath worrying about whatever it is, until we find a solution, (hence me and my housing situation, I can't thing of anything else). Everything WILL be okay, in due time.
from thecrankyone :
(((hugs)) I know what you mean. I am so stressed about the house, and Rat Bastard, that I wake up every 2 hours at night, thinking its time to get up. hang in there. I love the new layout. Your G*book wouldn't take my siggy for some reason, so I am signing here instead.
from trinity63 :
Try Oregon:) Lots of Ocean, a month of warm, and its cool...
from techdragon :
I love your diary. Thanks for sharing everything about yourself - if you feel up to it give me a read. I am a pagan mom too.
from sno-princess :
Hey woman! Just read your today's entry about East Beach. You are going to have to tell me where it is, I am coming down this weekend. Maybe we can go. Maybe my mom can watch my little one, and we can go kareoking (?), let me know.
from devouredsoul :
hey! you're review is up at Blink Reviews now. You did decent! Good work! And I just wanted to let you know that no matter what people say it doesn't matter, because the truth is that youre a very lovely person! And bijou-reviews, has no idea what type of wonderful you are! I wanted to say thank you for putting continuious smiles on my face. Blessed Be, beautiful!
from devouredsoul :
hello! I know you probably get a lot of these requests... but I'm from a christian background...but i've always hated it. My whole life I have been pulled toward wicca, and I want to learn as much of it as I can. Theres no way I can get any books, besides the one that I have, and I go to witchvox and stuff...but I feel so left behind. I don't know if you would be able to tell me any of your secrets. I respect you as a person, and youre lovely! I don't know what makes a person a witch...and there are no covens around my area of living. I'm sorry if I'm bothering you, I just feel my heart and soul tugging me toward this, and I know its the right thing to do. What do you think I should do?
from cosmicvoid :
Sorry to hear you are so sick, I hope you get well soon. I use to get bronchitis really bad myself and I thought I'd share some of the things I would do that would help a little. I would drink lemon tea sweetened with honey (sometimes I would cough so bad I would just drink the honey), burning sage and inhaling the smoke surprisingly would help even though I'm asthmatic, rosemary oil rubbed on my chest and back where the lungs feel tight, and sleeping sitting up (it's hard to do, but sometimes that's the only way I could sleep). Anyway, I don't know if any of this will help or even if you want my help, but here it is. Be Well =)
from ladypoetess :
Thanks for the template help! I got it all fixed now. ^_^
from harmony82 :
I read your diary (well, parts of it) and we have a lot in common. We're both young pagan married mommies with very similar reading interests, so I thought I would just say hi. You sound really cool.
from wearyoflife :
Hehe, thanks for the amazing note. Hiya to you too. Your daughter is sick! Gah! She is lucky to have her mother comfort her, I never got that when I was 5 or younger :S Stupid parents.
from wearyoflife :
Yes, I would like that. I like being distracted from French in real time :-D
from wearyoflife :
haha, I was joking about the complaining thing. Too many people complain about stupid things, me included. Gah, having a daughter during the last year is... well, I'm sure the gossip goes around. oh well, you're happy with your daughter now, so why despair? I'm sure you already know that. So, when will we realize that we're both basicall emailing each other but through dland , where everyone can read the notes? Does it make us lame?
from wearyoflife :
Damn, you take out all the fun in bitching about the current teenage work load. I guess I am lucky, but that isn't gonna stop me from complaining. I smell of sexy chicken curry. But no one else thinks it is sexy... boo. Hehe oh well. I never knew you had your daughter when you were still in school, thats harsh.
from wearyoflife :
Yeah, I had a feeling you were on the computer. I'm doing the same (on the computer , except add in doing homework. French homework, that I realize I'm typing in English, not French. Damn French Book report. Ew, and I have biology and chemistry and orchestra! Blah, you're lucky to have skipped an awful childhood full of work. haha, I bitch alot.
from wearyoflife :
Of course I still read! I told you I bookmarked it. You should put yourself on a pedestal for such an accomplishment! Hehe, you answered this pretty quickly eh?
from wearyoflife :
Gah, just commenting on that lady who practices Wicca as a fad. That is the basic reason why I hate neo paganism, it is easy to find people who are into it for pure superficiel reasons, like a spur of the moment fad. Boo to them. So anyway, I haven't said anything to you for a while, so just wanted to drop a note (which was full of hate, I just realized). Excellent. Latez, take care
from smartepants :
sorry you didnt care for my survey -- no offense, but I don't see you making any...it's just not clear to me why people think they have a right to make someone else feel bad. I understand its just a f'n survey but really, was it *that* necessary to make that comment? No.
from swedishdude :
Hi, thanks for sending me a note. Glad that you found my diary, so it's isn't just Christy that reads it all the time. ;)
from lealoo :
Thanks for being the first to sign my guest book. I'm new to this. Incidentally being compared to my mom is a good thing. She's great. She dabbles in the craft a bit and homeschools my 3 younger siblings. She's also just too dang funny for her own good.
from jinninfollie :
hi, thanks for the note. I did get an email from you. I was glad to get it. glad things are going well. I just tried to send an email to another friend here and it wouldn't go through. Very strange. Have fun. I'll keep reading. Fancy79@hotmail.com
from diaryreviews :
This is Star...yet again. Your review has been modified: You can go back to look at it if you want. You had a 92 now you have a 94. When i clicked on those links earlier, they sent to to a error page. it worked fine when I went back tonight, but it mayhave been a server problem earlier. Thanks for letting me know and I'm glad you were civil with your review response. ~Star
from diaryreviews :
Hello. This is Star from Diary Reviews. Just letting you know that your review is up: http://diaryreviews.diaryland.com/kitchenwitc.html. You qualify for the diaryring for the for diaries that scored in the 90s. :) ~Star
from omzhaara :
Witch! I just wanted to say thank you for signing my guestmap - I'm a little slow to send a thank you, I know, but THANK YOU :) Please don't be a stranger :)
from sunnflower :
Ravoli does sound better - maybe they are worried the power will go out and then they can at least have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a nice glass of milk for the kids. On another note, your entry about your dad was very moving.
from sunnflower :
Hi from Suburban Island and thanks for adding me to your DLand favs. I love that you are working on writing romances - many harlequins and regency romances have I read in my day.
from kitchenwitch :
naw I'm ok now....
from z0tl :
don't be lonely & don't be bored. you can fix that, not those who read you.
from mistamavrik :
Hello, i just read your diary and I have to say. It's very interesting. Hope you talk back ^__^

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