Celebration!


It’s ocurred to me that I’ve posted several times about things I’m dissatisfied with — not journaling frequently, not celebrating all the Sabbats, etc. There’s really nothing wrong with that. It’ll happen from time to time. But I want to take a moment to celebrate all the things I am really, really pleased with — and there are many. I think it’s important for me to mention the good things too. 🙂

  • In the past two months, I’ve gotten a lot of knitting done. I’m most of the way finished a blanket that I started a year and a half ago. I’m almost at the end of the third, and last panel. Then I just have to stitch them together and do some touch-up work and it’ll be done!
  • I have AWESOME family and pretty good friends.  I’m especially extra grateful  for my Mom, my grandmother, my Dad, Phire, SJ, and our pets.
  • My Mom’s cat, who was very ill seems like she’s going to be okay.
  • My Grandmother bought me chocolate and hair clips. She collects her easy open medicine bottles and her spare food storage containers and gives them to us. She’s also bought me clothes recently.
  • My Dad drives us to run errands at least once a month most months and drives me to doctor’s appointments frequently. He bought us sunflowers, bottled water, and decaf coffee, and he bought me clothes recently.
  • My Mom is kind and willing to go to bat for me. She bought stuff for me to use in Florida (I didn’t go — long story) and is sending it hear.
  • Phire and SJ are incredibly sympathetic and kind, and they go above and beyond looking after me when I need it (which I sadly do sometimes these days).
  • Our pets are amazing, friendly, playful, cuddly, and caring.
  • I LOVE or beautiful house and property.
  • Phire and I planted the sunflowers my Dad gave us yesterday (with phone assistance from my Mom — the Master Gardener).
  • I tied back the Rose of Sharon that has been blocking the side of the house. I think it’ll need a more permanent solution (the stakes and twine are pretty weak), but it’s done!
  • Phire and I also trimmed the front hedges, at least somewhat.
  • Phire and his friends collected someones junked pickup truck bed cab. We’re going to repurpose it to give the feral cats someplace to shelter in the winter. He and I moved it across the backyard.
  • I applied to college in April. Sadly, I didn’t get in, so
  • I’m applying to a second college now! Phire helped me with getting stuff together for it.
  • SJ ran to the store today to get food for us and he cooks awesome meals for me.
  • I got my first shot of Prolia for osteoporosis treatment yesterday. While it was a really rough day, and I’ve had some minor side effects, so far, so good!
  • I’ve been reading good books lately, and a lot of them.
  • I updated, edited, and added to my blogs yesterday, making major headway in a huge overhaul of them.
  • CampNaNoWriMo July has begun! 🙂
  • I think I blogged more in the last 24 hours than I have in the last two months. 😉
  • I have SO MUCH more energy than I used to on most days, at least for now.
  • I’m also generally healthier than I’ve been since I got sick.
  • Last week, I washed all the dishes in the house. ALL of them. Trust me — that’s no mean feat. And I pulled it off!
  • Phire rearranged the living room and it looks better that way.
  • I’m largely more productive than I’ve been able to be for years.
  • I can exercise a little sometimes now.
  • And then there are the million and one other things I’m grateful for — love, food, a roof over my head, running water, electricity, air conditioning, drinking water, internet, cell phones, books, journals, as much of my health, mental acuity, emotional well-being, and mobility as I have, my Gods, Ancestors, the faeries, my guides, and for happiness, and beauty, and so many, many other things. 🙂

I’m sure there are other things I forgot to mention.

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Update


This is just a little update because I haven’t posted here or on my other blogs lately.

Almost everything in my life has been on hold lately because — we got a puppy! I’m exceedingly happy about it and we love her wholeheartedly. But she is high energy and needs constant supervision at this point. This, in addition to the four cats, very old house, and and a couple of acres of property to take care of. There is also my medical stuff, which has NOT been put on hold, even with the puppy, because I can’t afford to. Finally, I had ongoing problems with my cell phone since June or July when I first got it. I now have a different phone and the issue has been resolved, but until just a few days ago, it was taking up a huge amount of my time, energy, and mental and emotional resources. Household chores have been suffering, but we still need to eat, have clean clothes, etcetera.

We had friends over for Thanksgiving and spent most of a week having people coming, leaving, and staying over. Though a couple of our friends are going through rough times right now, we mostly had a good time and I’m glad we did it, but it was hectic, confusing, chaotic, and sometimes downright troubling.

I definitely need to rework the ritual schedule I came up, at least until our new puppy is older. But in all likelyhood, I’ll have to rework it anyway, as it was proving to be too much for me even before the new dog arrived.

Finally, there are some minor household repairs we need to do, and all of this is right on the heels of all three of us getting miserably sick with the flu.

I’m not complaining, life is pretty good, and I’m doing far better than I was for a few years there, so I’m pretty happy.

I love our dog, our cats, our house, our property, my significant others, my family, and several of our friends.

I’ll try to post more often here or on my other blogs, but we’ll see what happens — for a while, anyway.