I get that we humans plant ourselves and housing in the middle of nature and sometimes nature invades our land and house in dangerous ways. Many bugs are allowed to live amongst us, but some Got To Go.
So, 3 weeks ago the yellow jackets were sprayed. A couple of weeks before ants invaded our home. Bait traps had mediocre success. I denied they were carpenter ants until the winged one arrived. *Google fu* Aiiyeeee, those suckers have distinctive anatomy.
Bug guy came back. Ant carcasses strew the floor. We’re supposed to leave them until they pile up, likely tomorrow. So over bugs this summer. Grateful for workers who rid them.
I am grateful for the ability to tend my body when it crashes from too much everything crammed into the past few weeks.
This gratitude took all day to pull out of me, but I did it.
The hubster is healing well from the broken rib. He’s moving around with less trepidation.
It has been a failed effort keeping up thus far this year. I have noted things to be thankful for each day in my head, but not on pixels and paper. Now it is a struggle to remember which day was what, but here is my best effort.
9: For a coven that understands that magic breathes and thrives in the everyday tasks.
10: For folks brave enough to ask for what they need, even if they don’t get it.
11: For vibrant young people who welcome me into their lives.
12: For beloveds who let me bounce my weirdest thoughts off of them.
13: For meeting a new person! For a mushroom house!
14: For the soft laughter of understanding that bubbles up between me my husband.
15 – today: For the option of sitting or doing, no pressure in either direction.
I’m grateful for social media. So often just the right message at a needed time.
It’s been an emotionally raw week from a number of angles, leading to today. My mum would have been 85 today, had she not died almost 10 years ago. Some years it hits harder than others and this is one of those years. I am spent and tender. I was supposed to go to ritual tonight, but I opted out, knowing I wouldn’t be good for myself or others if I went. I’m grateful to have learned that sometimes self care is also care of community.
Aug 4th – I was grateful for Zoom’ing with a beloved and brainstorming to solve all the problems everywhere! Hahahaha
Aug 5th – For loving straight talk, and trust that what we’ve built into our friendship will withstand the hard things and be stronger for it.
Aug 6th – For the spirit of hope that the athletes bring to the Olympic games. Gods those young people’s souls shine through all parts of them.
I’m grateful to have a son willing to take huge risks, having courage in spite of fear, and making the necessary changes to have the life he desires. Much love to you, OlderBoy.
Though this is cryptic, I’m grateful to have received items to rebuild an object well-loved and full of magic that is a piece of one of my communities. *bbbzzzzz*
Ground rules: The gratitude project is one post per day about something for which you are truly grateful and it runs from Lammas to Mabon. It can be a big or little gratitude, but no repeats – you can be grateful for your spouse/kids/job/friends, but the reason for the gratitude needs to be different for each entry. This project was started by estaratshirai . I have been doing it since 2004.
Today I am grateful for modern medicine and the intervention of it in each of my family members lives, as otherwise we’d all be dead already.