Okay, I stand corrected. A. was sick, she felt the early part of it coming on Friday, because today she wakes up with a fever. Good thing she is only in Kindergarten so she is not really missing much.
So I joined a FB group for Headcovering Pagans and I have to tell you that it's so nice to have a little validation that I'm not bonkers. We don't all believe exactly the same thing but it is nice to have a small community of women who are going through similar tests of faith that I am...There is currently a debate as to whether or not it's more "right" to consciously choose to patron a Pagan/Polytheist vendor over a Monotheist one. For me this is a conundrum because I can fully see both sides of the debate. I feel, however, that while I can consider myself sister to the whole of the human race, it's the same as any other sibling. I may love them all but sometimes I *LIKE* some of them better than others. I am merely human and if you say something nasty about me or my beliefs then I am not going to like you very much. Meany heads.
R. is testing the limits of my patience today. I love him, I really do, but the screaming makes me wish I were deaf. And then he'll tell me he wants something but the moment I get it for him he starts screaming "NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!". He's been up my ass for the past week, ever since I had to go to the ER in the middle of the night. I had an ovarian cyst burst and my BFF came to sit with the kids. R. woke up while we were gone to find our bed empty and he lost it. I can see where that would be scary for a little guy (2) but COME ON!
On top of it all, N. is leaving one week from today for 4 months of schooling. I know I am the world's luckiest Navy wife to have had him home every night for the past 4 years (save for the occasional 24hr watch). That said, I am NOT looking forward to manning this z00 alone. I do have some really good friends but it's not the same as having N. home. Also, I am really not looking forward to sleeping alone.
On the faith front, I set up a little alter to Hestia in my kitchen today after cleaning it. I feel like having that will inspire me to keep it cleaner as it is now a sacred space.