Thursday, August 21, 2014

Best security system

Don't want anyone to take your purse? Place your freshly pumped milk beside it.....

I have mastered pumping while driving.

My sweet Etta

Playing with a friend at church. Her friend is 4 months old. Etta will be 9 months old in 2 days. They come in all sizes :) .

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Evan, Eliot, and Ben worked on their shelves

We can call them personal altars or just plain shelves. I try to get the kids to incorporate the elements and a Mother figure onto their shelves but I don't push it. I want them to find their out paths. Evan added a lot to his. Eliot cleaned hers up and added some new flowers and herbs. Evan expanded his and Ben wanted an egg Mama for his. I think they all turned out wonderful. My candle is lit on my shelf too. I need to redo Annika's shelf even though she really doesn't care. Elaina's needs to be cleaned and Etta needs one started.


I think I will focus on this prosperity symbol for a while. I have blessed and burned prosperity candles but this symbol is calling to me. It is American in nature. The Dutch Amish culture uses it but as far as I know they don't actually use active hexes. Our family has been lucky in that I started a new teaching job paying a little more money. But so many new bills and goals to better the kids' lives seem to take up so much of any extra money I get. And a double edged sword is that I have lost so much baby weight that my clothes are too big and I can't afford to buy new ones. Bummer right? I have lost 50 pounds counting Etta ' s actually birth. 10 more pounds and I will weigh what I did when I met my husband.  OK, back to prosperity... I should be starting a part time job a few hours a day before my main job. That should help us get our heads above water. I will never be home to see my kids though. I wish I did not want to be an attachment parent. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Etta and Early Intervention

Etta was evaluated recently through Early Intervention.  I know, I am a certified Special Instructor.  I can provide help for her at home without others but I wanted to see where she was developmentally.  I was a bit surprised that she scored a delay in all areas. I am most concerned with her gross motor skills though. With this new information I believe the next step is a little genetic testing to rule out any physical problem in that area.

Full Moon....

My indoor candle is lit. My outdoor candles are burning down safely. I sat with Etta and Elaina under the moon for a few minutes. It is so full and bright tonight. The energy didn't feel right though and when my hurricane lamp representing the element of air broke I now have a foreboding feeling for the week. I know my husband will try and fix it but will that make it philosophically stronger or weaker especially if I allow him to do it for me. Hmmmmm.....

Sage is diffusing but my energy and mood is definitely negative right now. I honestly believe the full moon wrecks havoc with me. The new dark moon seems to bring me more peace. We shall see as the cycle continues.

Church today....

Lyn drove all the way to church today. Yes, even on the interstate. She has so much more confidence in herself than I did at her age. Sometimes I forget how old she is. Evan and Eliot were the only other kids that joined me today. We are so lucky to have a professional storyteller as one of the teachers at church. The kids always get a good story. Who said homeschooled children miss out....

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Another Saturday. .. another trip to the library

As always the kids had fun. More puppets for a homemade puppet show and more books for fun and homeschooling. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

My sweet sick baby

Elaina had a fever of almost 103. I put some peppermint EO on her feet. She threw up. We both got a bath and now it is below 100......
Feel better baby.

And she did. Her fever broke and she was fine by bedtime.

The view

A good friend's son was at Children's Hospital last night. I went to visit. I was welcomed with a Greek salad hugs and good company. I should have been the one providing the support but my friend doesn't realize that just by seeing him and having someone who knows your personal history and is an ease to talk to was just what I needed during this highly stressful week.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Behold the Trees

A great read for the kids and anyone