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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I found it a a grocery store!!!!

One of my all time favorite drinks.  No it's not alcoholic. ...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Etta learning about bubbles

At church today Etta got 3 cited for the first time when my co - teacher blew bubbles. Usually she just ignores them. Today she nearly bounced out of my arms to get at them.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Eliot

7 years old today!!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Etta ' s Developmental Checkup

15 pounds and 26 inches long...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Merry Fall

As the wheel of the year turns Mabon, the Fall Equinox,  is here. The second harvest celebration that many people of Celtic backgrounds or Pagan religions or in my case a Nature Centered Seasonal Celebratory person holds special and sacred.

Fall is here!! A fire with the kids outside and some solitary mediation on the past season and the season to come and some good food are all in order tonight.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sick Etta

Poor baby.....

Yesterday she was super grouchy.  Today we have fever and vomit. Motherhood comes with good and icky.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Time.....

I need more time. Working 12 hours a day and feeding a nursing baby all night is draining me. It is doing it more emotionally than physically.  I am a strong person but I miss my kids and home. Seeing my husband every once in a while would be nice too. Am I complaining?  Yes, I am. Everyone seems to think I am one of the easiest going strongest people they have met. I may be at times but I am still human.  I need support and to be understood.  I have dreams still. I want to better my life. I feel like a failure some days and other days I am amazed at what I can accomplish.  The extraordinary seems normal to me like raising a large family on a modest income and the "normal" of others seems so foreign to me. Complaining about the size of your house and that your new car is the wrong color are just not problems I understand.  Rant over.... it may continue at any time.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Before they are gone

The herbs, weed, plants, by whatever name you call them have been growing behind this playground all season.  They are scheduled to be cut and sprayed today. I have watched them grow for months. The teachers working on the playground knew I wanted to harvest some. I wanted to get more but I grabbed a bag and some scissors and collected a few. I sense a simple celebration gearing up for the Equinox tonight :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Proud

Today I am proud to be the parent I am. I have met many parents out there who really are on a different plane than myself. I know I am not perfect but man some people need to read the manual....

Farm eggs!!!!

Thank you Morgan for sharing.  May your hens be forever laying...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dedicating a new Blessing Bowl



Elaina was my big helper....

I seasoned the bowl with a little olive oil and sea salt. To incorporate the elements I lit a brown candle for the upcoming Fall season,  filled two glass containers with water and one with sea salt. I added a bell to represent air. I picked various herbs from my yard as a blessing. Elaina really wanted to blow the candle out but she settled for ringing the bell.

Cookies with homemade sprinkles




Friday, September 12, 2014

After a long day

My day was long but only started to get stressful after being away from my children for 14 hours. Solution. ... snuggle with infant and nurse as the weight of my Fall Mother figure rests heavily on my chest. My center was touched but not quite found. I need more time with my kids......