I faltered and fell off of this for the firsts time since starting. So here’s my quick wrap up:
19th for my grandson who turned eighteen; 20th for family get togethers; 21st thru 31st, in varying order – for the medical people I encountered, for clear test results, for supportive loved ones, for otc meds, for Kratom, for my kids, for the extra oomph retirement has given the hubster, for example my dead mom, for my dead dad, for being able to hear the dead.
For not dying, for really good meals, for the CSA, for clear sunny days, for the relief that clouds bring, for still loving mixing my essential oil blends, for art, for old forums in a new format, for 27 years with the hubster, for my social activist friends, for discovering someone long known was a social activist in his time, for traveling to colead a thing that got canceled, for rides from the bus station, for my drums, for discovering new paths, for the joy of being touched, for compassionate version, for a cat on the mend, for Nuero trauma units, for hospice, for kids with huge hearts, for Dale, and finally – for the hope that big love brings into my heart.
Next year I expect to be back on track.
The 17th – for delicious mojitos and coconut shrimp!
The 18th – for blogging friends who alert me to things like this. From Elf:
The entire Presidential Committee on Arts and Humanities a group created by Reagan, has resigned. Politico story, with image of the letter – the first letters in each paragraph spell out “RESIST.”
Text of the letter, because I couldn’t find any convenient spot online with the whole thing.
“Speaking truth to power is never easy, Mr. President. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. Art is about inclusion. The Humanities include a vibrant free press. You have attacked both. … This does not unify the nation we all love. We know the importance of open and free dialogue through our work in the cultural diplomacy realm, most recently with the first-ever US Government arts and culture delegation to Cuba, a country without the same First Amendment protections we enjoy here. Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed.”
The 15th – we had dark skies yesterday morning and thick mist over the ocean all the way to the horizon. As the mist lifted and the horizon could be seen, clouds that looked they were sitting on the surface took shape. A weird thing happens then and I’ve seen it multiple times before – it looks like folks are walking across the ocean toward me, toward the shore. Ancestors? The Loa? Perhaps both.They feel known, and important, and it is always moving and a mystery.
The 16th – for my local vocal community and they’re excellent response to the Nazis in our midst. I love you guys!
13th – for the rhythm of the ocean waves carrying the song of my soul.
14th – for my sons willing to replace and redo two floors (tile on one, refinishing on another) while I’m gone even though I picked the worst kind of tile to lay.
Being at the beach for the Perseid meteor shower. ~bliss~
The moon, too!
Hey guys! I’m excited for the solar eclipse on the 21st! I didn’t remember to buy the glasses, though. The ones that are left are outrageously priced. We were only looking for the NASA certified ones. (There’s a list from NASA of certified vendors online and brick-and-mortar.) The only place that still has them? TOYS-R-US!! That’s right! They fit everyone 8 years and up. And they were only $2.50 apiece! *bonus* If you’re looking call your local Toys-R-Us!
7th – for the migraine being gone
8th – for a clear sunny day
9th – for Ringo the cat liking his prescription kidney care food (he was diagnosed with renal insufficiency) and for improvement in his constipation
For an attentive husband while I cocooned myself in a dark room succumbing to a migraine. ❤
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 its inception in 2004.
So! I’ve already screwed the one post per day thing! I considered doing this as a weekly roundup project this year, but that removes the value of it by a factor of 7.
I will catch up now, and try to do daily from here on out.
- For connecting with fellow witches across the ether via Skype and Zoom. All hail tech!
- For the hubster being off on his day off – how novel.
- For emergency vets
- For reliable regular vets
- For the weird and wonderful life that began at 12:30 p.m. today when my beloved husband clocked out of work for the final time. Retired! Woohoo!!