Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Awesome way to debone a chicken for soup. I let the chicken boil till it fell apart and then removed the bones. I then added the veggies and the kids ate it up...
Monday, October 28, 2013
I received an order from the UK today from a mother who is collecting beads to send to her daughter's Blessingway ceremony in Australia. I really enjoy meditating over a mother's needs and putting together a collection of beads with extras so that her close ones have a selection to choose from that speak to them. I usually get input such as "mother wants to calm fears, mother wants to be empowered, mother wants to heal from a traumatic previous birth". It can really be endless. I love it that my beads have made it to Canada, several states, The United Kingdom, and a lot to Australia....
I got this ball to add vinegar to the rinse cycle when I wash our cloth diapers. I honestly never got around to using it. Today I was washing a wool cover I use on the sofa and was planning on adding purification to the rinse and grabbed this ball. I added water and 5 drops of purification to the wash. A lot of oils aren't good to use and store in plastic but I figure since the oil only spent a few minutes in the ball the plastic it shouldn't degrade the plastic. We will see how it worked.....
Sunday, October 27, 2013
A friend of mine had her tonsils out and that can be really rough for an adult. She needed some company and some comforting. I clipped some rosemary and lavender sprigs from my yard and made a smudge for her to dry and use. I also gave her a blue healing candle for assistance through her recovery. Feel better soon....
Friday, October 25, 2013
The weather is finally changing. Eliot picked out three candles to light outside along with some others. She said they were spirit colors. They surely match her dress....
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Eliot's class is surprising me a little. She is actually bring artwork home. Usually public school kindergarten classes work on just worksheets and repetitive activities.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
|Some wild flowers that popped up|
|Our bouquet's new home|
|Our old last season's dried bunch|
Monday, October 21, 2013
I am bit prejudiced but she is pretty cute. Playing away and happy. She doesn't care that the playroom needs to be organized....
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Co-sleeping, bed sharing, or whatever works for you and your children is what is right. Personally, if I don't have a foot in my face I can't sleep... :)
Friday, October 18, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Elaina is using a flat piece of wood to scoop and dig in gravel. She is also bending down and picking up pea gravel one by one and putting it in the holes of the playground equipment. Some fit and some don't. Is my girl good at math or what?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
I had a visit to the maternity clinic today. I conceded to some blood work. My glucose levels were normal but I would have liked them a little lower. My iron levels were 11.8. That is low normal. I wanted it to be higher for a little leeway. But, since I went from a pregnancy to breastfeeding to a pregnancy to breastfeeding to another pregnancy back to back I think that is pretty good. I haven't given myself enough time to rebuild my iron stores fully and I am not actually anemic so I know everything is OK. I have gained 27 pounds. I feel like little girl is small and squirmy and likes to stay transverse most of the time. I know I have plenty of time but I SOOOO like to have head down babies. The CRNP at the clinic said she doesn't know how to palpate babies' positions which I think is crazy since she is a prenatal professional. She said she could send me for an ultrasound but that is so silly to find position. Why are professionals not taught to palpate anymore? Midwives do..... I can even tell position when my babies get a little bigger.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
The equinox has passed but we finally updated our altar shelf. Ben participated but he didn't want to be in the picture. I love that the kids can go through our decoration and ritual box and pick out what is needed each season. Lyn painted the leaf picture in the background. As the kids get older their understanding of nature grows. Maybe I will get a naturalist child when they grow up. Who knows...
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
We are not supporting our down the street local pumpkin patch because I do not agree with the church they are affiliated with practices. Let's just say not Christian like. So we got a big pumpkin at the grocery store to start some of our seasonal decorating. Eliot and Ben helped pick it out.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Our Halloween (Samhain) flag is hung... let the end of the harvest season end and the darker half of the year begin...