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Here is a post that is not just about finances or house buying. I've been preoccupied lately, so I'm trying to stay connected.

* They say money doesn't buy happiness, but since we've gotten the money and started shopping for our dream-farm, I have to say that my depression is waning. I still get very sad and feel guilty about being excited. I'm also sad & feel guilty that I never got to go do the vision quest I was planning, and now suddenly it's fall here in the mountains. I'm going to start meditating again, and I think I'm going to make Josh take us up to Sam's Knob and let me have at least a full day walking around by myself before we leave.

* I've gotten the house mostly back in order from our trips, and I've been a good little Flybaby each day while Josh is as work. I'm culling through our things and we will soon (today?) be in the packing stage. I'm being optimistic and seeing the house thing go through.

* Amidst all this madness, I'm considering trying NaNoWriMo yet again. I've never hit 50,000, but I've always had fun and gotten a bit further in my WonderSaga. I would hopefully be in the throws of moving, but we'll see.

* It occurred to me that if my story were ever a movie, I'd want that guy who plays Sam Winchester to play my favorite character. Now I'm fangirling over my own character.

* I did an intro post in the NaNoWriMo community, and I wrote the sentence “I'm recovering from grief by making all of my dreams come true.” I think this is very apt, and it might become my new mantra.

* If this Missouri house thing doesn't work out, it will be time for me to register our homeschool here in NC. I've been holding off, hoping we'd move first. Eden is six and a half now, so if we don't move in the next month or two, I'll have to go through the red tape here.

* She just showed me her drawing notebook. She has lots of pictures of the family, including all the animals. She also has lots of pictures of me and Josh riding motorcycles. I thought that was awesome.

* I feel mom a lot lately. Nothing specific; I just feel her around. I'm glad for that.

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kali_kali
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Might be the best time to try NaNoWriMo actually - you know the saying, if you want something done, give it to a busy person! So if there's lots to do, best time to be writing :)

And I totally admire you for the homeschooling. I definitely want to do it too. I know lots of people who have said they would, but they don't seem to be doing so now when they have kids, so it is good that you are.

And oh, just a sidenote - as I was sorting through my communities a week or two ago, I discovered that I'd been removed from night_court, and I have no idea when that was or why. I was one of the first people to join that community, and based on its userinfo saying "last entry on XX" date is fairly recent, it does seem to still be active. I don't know if something went down there while I was traveling and not checking LJ and they removed everyone who didn't respond to a certain post or what, but I would like to be a member again, and since I see you're a mod, if you could add me back to the community that would be appreciated :)

And I'll save a postcard for you from somewhere along in my travels that I'll send to you when you know where you're going to be!
ahavah
Sep. 28th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! To me, homeschooling isn't all that difficult if you know your children. You just have to keep them passionate about learning - and that should start before they're school age, anyway.

I have no idea what's going on with night_court, actually. There are some new mods who've apparently taken over, but I've been pretty busy myself so I've only just recently spoken to them. I really haven't been doing anything but checking birthdays since everything happened with mom. If you reapply, I'd certainly approve you. If I were you, I'd go back to the last mod post and PM whoever made that one. Sorry!
lahermite
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
my understanding (you should double check of course!) is that they have to be registered by june of their 7th year. unless the rules have changed in the last year since i looked. so, if they haven't changed, you have til june. and if they have changed, well shit. i'm in trouble. loke's already 7 and i haven't registered him yet, nor am i til the last danged moment. i'd sooo love not to register them at all. i have several friends who have never registered their now teen children in madison county and never been found out for it, but i'm not sure i really want to take that chance. north carolina is so layed back about it all that it seems better to toe the line just in case. ya know.
ahavah
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I hate to tell you, but you're supposed to register at least one month before your child turns seven. Link. I would not take the chance of noncompliance unless you are prepared for a DSS battle one day. :(
lahermite
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
we're reading this differently then:

3. Please send your Notice of Intent a month in advance of your home school's initial opening date. If any of your children will turn age 7 before this coming June 1, please send your Notice of Intent at least 30 days before the child's 7th birthday. One Notice of Intent per school, please -- not per student.

i'm reading this that if your child is *not* 7 before june, then you have til june. no?
ahavah
Sep. 28th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
If any of your children will turn age 7 before this coming June 1, please send your Notice of Intent at least 30 days before the child's 7th birthday.

Your child is seven already, so you should have registered already. Eden will be seven before June (read: this school year), so I have to register at least a month before she turns seven. It used to say 'but no earlier than six months before their 7th birthday', which is why I'm thinking of it now.

Edit: They also say further down that if the birthday is during the summer, making registration in June or July, then you should send it in earlier than 30 days because that is their busy season.

Edited at 2009-09-28 07:50 pm (UTC)
times_suspended
Sep. 29th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
I would consider your mom's presence a lot lately as a good sign. I don't presume to speak for your mom -- but I'm sure she knows what you're up to; has her eye on you. Maybe she's around more now -because- you're happier, because your depression is lifting and because she has a part in your new future? I agree that it's not the part you want and that you would choose much differently given a choice.
ahavah
Sep. 29th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I like to hope that I've felt her so much because this farm thing is going to go through, and she's lending energy & support as we work through it. I mean, it's only possible because of her, and I've been doing a lot of gratitude prayers. Shortly before her death, we had a big talk about our dreams & goals as our wedding was coming up. I hope that she's happy to see it coming true, even if she can't be physically here for us.

And, too, I'm sure the fact that my depression has waned means that I'm more open to feeling spiritual presences!
plastrickland23
Sep. 29th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Interesting how you still feel your mom around...It's been since 1996, and I still feel my dad off and on. Esp when I was scanning all those old family pix of his relatives back in July / August. Guess those feelings never totally go away, but that's a good thing. In 2004, when I found a bunch of my mom's ancestors and descendants only 50 miles away from here, it was partly b/c my grandmother was "talking" to me...or someone in her family was....It's a cool thing. Embrace it. If you're real lucky, you can learn more stuff from them than when they were living. I am slowly realizing that in the "Next Life", they have fewer inhibitions and fewer secrets.
P.
ahavah
Sep. 29th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
I will definitely embrace it. I believe that communication with spirits is possible, and mom's life as a channeler proved this to me in big ways. I'm grateful that I feel her around me, because at first I couldn't. I hope one day that I can feel and communicate with her without my hurt and sadness standing in the way. I think that's the only thing blocking it right now.

It's awesome that you communicate with your family too! I look forward to the time when mine starts communicating back.
norda
Sep. 29th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Keep taking the small steps... I know you've been busy and scattered but it's all for a good cause.
ahavah
Sep. 29th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
I hope so! Thank you.
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