Sunday, December 04, 2016

Gratitude Day 6 & 7

My house in the fall

I was slumpish most of yesterday. Could not seem to get motivated and then stopped trying. Went with the flow. And I'm grateful for that, knowing enough now to stop, careful as to who I share with as I don't need the admonitions - you know how they go: stop worrying, get outside, breathe.

(1) One friend in TO told me to have a Board Meeting/meditation with my body parts. Gather them all together for half an hour and reason things out. Ask the legs to improve, ask the heart to drop this alarming vascular shyte, ask the brain to co-operate and not add worry to the turmoil. So I did and felt 20 tons better. Seriously. Candle glowing and the parts all listening.

(2)Another friend texted she had loads of designer clothes for my young friend and if she dropped them off would I give them to her anonymously. Wow, yes, yes and yes.

(3)Today was much better. A fantastic community brunch in our local pub/restaurant. Daughter and I spent some time together after and she had all these goodies for me in her car. I had to suspend my cleaning lady due to unexpected bills for car brakes and then the whammer of a new hot water tank plus labour really threw a huge dent in the budget. Daughter insisted on paying for my Emma's December housecleaning. Some things just make you cry. That made me cry.

(4)My favourite rain jacket had gone AWOL. It's only about 10 years old and owes me nothing, but you know how that is. I love it. Hood, huge back pocket on the bum, 4 side pockets, I can look like a grocery store shelving unit in it when I pack it up.... but I love it. I called my past 4 locations where I'd been to see if they'd seen it. I gave up. And then, today, underneath my cloth grocery bags in the trunk? A flash of navy blue. Oh baby, I said, come to mummy.

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  1. Love your house, its color scheme, and esp. its setting.

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    1. Thanks Tom. Right on the water of the bay.
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  2. All is repaired, when the lost is found. I know the feeling. You may now rinse it out, smooth its wrinkles, make promises to care for it better. Try it on in front of the mirrow, and revel in what works.

    Today, I searched how to repair my 45 yr old Electrolux vacuum. I felt a sense of having come through, this warrior and I. A dint, a stain, a bit of Duct tape, eh it's proof of doing something well, and not having to redo. Your jacket will serve you for many more years. We don't need to replace with something that will give only fleeting satisfaction.

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    1. So true Anon. This jacket has accompanied me to many places both abroad and in Canada and sheltered me in many downpours on wilderness hikes.
      Good luck with the vacuum.
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  3. My lovely old handbag gave up the ghost halfway round Ecuador last week. I thanked it for all its hard work, gave it a kiss and threw it in the bin. I may be lucky and have a few years left to relish so I'm going to offload now on a regular basis and that includes people who don't acknowledge the annual Christmas card!xxx

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    1. Yeah offloading is refreshing. I dropped off a bag to Thrift shop last week. Odd this. Looking at the see through bag I had second thoughts and slapped myself.
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  4. Anne Brew send away, including for Hanukkah and Winter Equinox and any other occasion you invite us to celebrate. All comers welcomed.

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    1. I will send one of my own lively cards to anyone who sends me an email with their addie. Wisewebwomanatgmaildotcom
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  5. Haha WWW the verify pix for my comment to Anne Brew was to id Palm Trees. Never having seen one....

    WWW my comment to you yesterday took me 9 Nine neuf pix verifications owing to my blased vision probs. Is there anything can be done at your end? Apparently, not here various kinds of ologists be damned!

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    1. Sorry about this Anon but Anonymous comments have to be verified due to the tonload of spam that will explode my blog if I don't.
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  6. Glad you found your rain jacket. May it continue to serve you well. Male cat overnight in hospital, flat too quiet, hoping for good blood work. If you would like a card, e-mail address. Still trying to figure out how to get the hell out of here...

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    1. I think we left comments on each other's blogs at exactly the same time E.😎
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    1. Thanks Ernestine. As I do yours in the woods!
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  8. Nothing like finding a personal favourite after giving it up for lost. I did just that too earlier today when burrowing for a vest, when I found a pullover that I had given up for lost!

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  9. I know we treasure them more for the missing of them don't we.
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  10. I'd never really thought about it, but I reckon my body parts talk to each other quite happily. At least, I haven't noticed any violent arguments, ha ha.

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    1. Mine were at odds Nick and needed to toe the line so to speak.
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  11. I love your house! I'm having that energy slump thing today. Can't seem to get myself organized.

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    1. I think even in youth I had the odd slump so I won't lay these days at the feet of aging Hattie 😃
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  12. Slumpish. I like that word. Is that your house?

    There's nothing quite like finding a beloved item when you've given up all hope.

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    1. Yes, my wee house right on the bay taken from the water.
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