NaBloPoMo 2012

Life can be quite interesting, can’t it? My last post on this blog was back in July 2011. I could use a bunch of excuses of why I haven’t posted, but I won’t. We’ll start anew.

NaBloPoMo 2012 ~ While I do want to do NaWriPoMo (write 50,000 word novel in the month of November) I don’t think I can just yet. So trying to blog everyday in the month of November? I think I can do that.

Halloween was last night, and I still ache from the walking around. I went in drag, but with heels. And I had a Beyblade battler (my oldest), a unicorn (the DD) and a blue ninja (youngest). The kids made a good haul and had tons of fun.

Thanksgiving is later this month. I love Thanksgiving because of all the food. As much as I’m glad to not live near family (lack of drama), I miss ALL THE FOOD! That living around family during the holidays bring.

The hubby is awesome. That man is doing work full time ~ concrete construction ~ and is going to school online full time.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Long Break~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sorry, had to break up fights between the youngest two, answer the phone, make know mommy stuff.

Anyways as I was saying. My Hubby is awesome, with all that he has to do, he still has time to play with the kids, cuddle with me and overall has no complaints.

So yea. There we go!

The ABC’s of Me

I found this at Adventures of Life, Love and Librarianship. I was blog hopping. 😀


Age: 25

Bed Size: Queen

Chore You Hate: Laundry.

Dogs: 2 y/o Golden Retriever named Kacey.

Essential start of your day: Opening my eyes. I’m not a morning person at all, but with 3 kiddos, I kind of have to be.

Favorite color: Blue, black and purple

Gold or silver: Silver, I’m allergic to the nickel in gold.

Height: 5 feet, 2.5 inches

Instruments I play (or have played): Flute. Haven’t played in a few years but want to get back into it.

Job title: Mommy, Maid, housekeeper…all those

Kids: 3. Bud ~ 6, Lil Miss ~ 3 and Loki ~3 months

Live: Middle of nowhere North Dakota

Mom’s name: Jill

Nickname: Meg, Spider Lady and whoelsetoo

Overnight hospital stays: Only for births.

Pet peeve: People using the word “funner”.

Quote from a movie: “I’ll be back”….it’s all I could think of.

Right or left handed: Right.

Siblings: I am the 2nd oldest of 14 kids, but I am the only one related to them all.

Time you wake up: Whenever the kids wake me up. Anywhere between 5:30 and 8:30am.

Underwear: Sometimes

Vegetables you dislike: Beets, turnips,  kale, and  brussels sprouts

What makes you run late: Car trouble or something outside of my control.

X-rays you’ve had done: Finger, ankle and many times my mouth.

Yummy food you make: Carne Asda, enchiladas…most Mexican food. 😀

Zoo animal: Panda Bears.

Faith Blogs

When you do a search on any web surfer for “faith blogs” the number 1 type of blog you will get are “christian” blogs.

At Circle of Moms, they are having a vote for the top 25 faith blogs. And at this posting  there is 8, yes EIGHT pagan blogs in the running.

Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom

The Pagan Mom Blog

Witchy Mama

Witch Mom: Parenting by the Light of the Moon


The Teflon Cauldron

One Witch’s Wonderland

Earth Mother Musings

Voting is open till June 8, 2011 at 5pm PST (2pm EST) and you can vote every day, so if there is anyone still reading this basically “dead” blog, go vote!

The reason I am posting this, and have decided to revive (IT’S ALIVE!!!!) this blog is there are a few “christian” blogs that are on the 25 top faith blogs that are almost slandering the fact that there are pagan blogs on the list. I will not post links, nor say anymore than I have. Voting the pagan blog up on the list will say more than any words will.

Works for me Wensday ~ Complete Mouth Care

I’ve talked about my mouth problems before here ~ Well I found something this past Saturday that I must share with you.

Complete Mouth Care System ~ It’s through a site called Zellies.

What you do is

  1. Pre rinse with CloSYS ~ I bought it at Wal-Mart for under $10.
  2. Brush your teeth ~ they recommend  using Crest Regular toothpaste (I was afraid to because of sensitivity issues so I’ve been using Aquafresh kids toothpaste)
  3. Rinse with Listerine ~ I’m using Scope because it was on sale!
  4. Do a final rinse with Act

It’s important to not rinse with water between steps.  The Zellies website also recommend eating at least 6.5 grams of Xylitol a day as well.  I haven’t gotten that far yet but I plan to.  Why?  Because in the few days I have done the above I’ve had no pain! None!

Dr. Ellie ~ owner of the Zellie website has a blog where she answers questions she’s received. On this entry she talks about “brown spots” ~ guess what? I have brown spots! Meaning the plaque is dying.

I’ve done some researches on Xylitol ~ it was used as table sugar over in the European countries during WWII because of sugar shortages.  I don’t plan on buying Xylitol from the Zellies website because there are other places that sell it cheaper but I love the Complete Mouth Care System!

Don’t forget to go to Rocks in my Dryer for more Works for me Wensday!

Winter blues and Changes

Ah, the lovely (not) winter blues have set in on the Spider household.  Mainly me and the Hubby.  I can’t wait until we can go outside without worry about frostbite, hypothermia and the like.  I dream of green grass, flowers blooming, digging my hands into soft earth planting a garden.  Hearing the kids run around laughing and screaming with joy.  Ah, such is the life!

I’m handling the W.B. pretty well once I decided to not let them get to me, but alas they are hitting Hubby
pretty hard right now.  The constant wind here in North Dakota isn’t helping much neither.  I do what I can for him ~ like this weekend we are going to load up on orange juice with vitamin D and possibly get some multi-vitamins for him as well.

I felt the need to change the layout a bit ~ haven’t finished yet but will hopefully soon!

I’ve also decided to change my routine a bit.  Usually after everyone else goes to bed I stay up to have some peace and quiet.  I don’t go to bed until usually midnight or later.  I’m now going to try and get up when Hubby does at 5:30 am and go to bed soon after he does.  Not at the same time because he actually falls asleep faster and easier when I’m not in the bed. LOL.   With me getting up when he does ~ and the kids not normally getting up until 7:30 or later, I’ll be able to get my “quiet” in the morning ~ hopefully blogging while I drink my tea and fully wake up!

Bud awhile ago got a hold of my camera ~ me not thinking much of it except telling him to get his own ~ and lost my memory card!! The bugger!  It was an Xd card so it’s not like I can swipe the memory card out of his camera either.  So picture taking has come to a halt.  If I want to take quality pictures with my camera I can only hold like 3 pictures at a time with the built in memory ~ I can’t handle that.  So once we have the money I’m buying a new memory card!

We’ve also bought Lil’ Miss a potty chair last weekend.  She’s only 16 months old so we’re not pushing the potty issue but she has expressed the want to use the potty.  She’s very cute.  To get her to sit longer on her chair she has a “potty book”.  It’s actually Bambi but she only gets to read it when she’s on the potty.  At first she didn’t like me taking it back once she got of the potty but now she hands it to me when she gets off.

Bud is also starting to wake up dry in the morning so soon we won’t have to buy nighttime pull-ups!  I’m so happy!

Well that’s what’s happening on my side of the woods ~ how’s everyone else?


Aphrodite, known as Venus by the Romans.
The Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.

Symbols of Aphrodite:
Golden apples, dolphin, swan, dove, sparrow, bees, goats

Rose, quince, myrtle, mint, grape (the fruit, leaves and vines), articokes, laurel, ash and poplar trees

Pearls, gold, aquamarine, rose quartz, jade, sapphire, silver, and copper

Red, pink, violet, silver, aqua, pale green (seafoam), any shade of light blue.

Aphrodite was not perfect.  In a lot of ways you could see her as petty and vain, but she was loved by all.  Is it any wonder roses are a symbol of love?

Ways to bring Aphrodite into your life:

  • Slow down! Take your time, rushing can make it difficult to be sensual and caring.
  • Let yourself feel beautiful, sensual and loving ~ without feeling guilty.  Make the time to do those things that delight and please you.
  • Set aside some time each day to connect with someone  you really care about.  Even a few minutes to give them your full attention.
  • Dress up, wear something sensual, even if it’s your bright red panties under your “dress for success” suit.
  • Keep the work out of the bedroom!  Fluff up some fancy  pillows and put the scented candles all around.
  • Surround yourself with Aphrodite’s symbols.  Dress in her colors, and think of her appreciatively as you put on pearl earrings and dab on the scent of roses.
  • Turn your bathroom into a pleasure spa.  Bath oils, scented candles, bath salts ~ thickest towels you can afford and fill it with music.

Thinking of yourself as beautiful and *gasp* sexy is the key.  Forget about the stretch marks, love handles and extra weight ~ YOU are beautiful just the way you are.

Homemade bath salts:

In a large glass or metal bowl, stir together:

2 cups Epson salt or Dead Sea salt – or 1 cup of each
1-2 teaspoons of baking soda, if desired (makes skin soft.)
10-12 drops of essential oil

After you have stirred the salt really well ~ the more you stir the more the wonderful scent begins to come through ~ pour into pretty glass jars and attach lids.
Add several tablespoons of bath salt to warm water for a relaxing bath.”

You are sexy.  You are beautiful.  Just keep repeating that!

Theme for the Year

I have decided that this year will have a theme. Just a single word but with it, a direction. I made my resolutions, which I will do my best to fulfill. And that’s my theme ~ Fulfillment (does anyone else think there should be two “LL”s in full?).

I don’t plan on filling up my life with a bunch of stuff, I want to create within myself the sense of fulfillment with what I already have. My health, the health of my children and husband ~ a house that is becoming a home ~ food in the cupboards ~ good friends and neighbors ~ a good job.

There are days where I’m already “there” with that feeling. And yet there are still days where I feel like I’m failing ~ falling, trying to “keep up with the Jones’s” I will never have as clean a house as others ~ two little kids and a construction working husband defeat many efforts ~ but we want for NO need. There are of course “wants” we think we need, but we don’t really. Our wants will get bought or made in good time, there is no rush to get them, no need to worry about getting them ~ they will get to us when it is time.

Affirmation: I got these from my Mother, Lady Silverhorn.

I express the joy of living. I allow myself to enjoy every moment of every day totally. I love myself. I am safe and secure.

Have a Fulfilling day!