Today I feel as if I am dragging my body slowly towards the light. Lots and lots of good news around here, but I do not seem to be taking it in. This crisis-free time has me trying to clear my head. After so many years of giving more than I had, I am getting more than I need. Any kind of change requires adjustment, even good change.
Many, many times over the last three weeks I have worried myself into near despondency. Each and every time, without exception, the universe has taken the situation in hand, resolving it satisfactorily. My imagination, which has held me strong throughout many difficulties, is now suffering from overwork. To trust fate and the universe, well that would be a miracle!
My list of good things:
1. Ariel is as well as can be expected. There is no bad news there, thank goodness. I imagine that she is heartily tired of snow and baldness; the former will soon be on its way out and the latter is on its way in. She has "peach fuzz". I am sending her flowers to cheer her up; a little color can go a long way this time of year in Canada. Hmm... perhaps I should send her a basket of peaches as well.
2. Terra is beginning to make positive decisions and act in her own best interest. This is a real milestone in anyone's life. The rocky road to independence is not an easy one for parent or child.
3. We have been working on income tax forms and taking care of all the documentation for that. Attila has sent his off. I am still waiting for receipts to arrive in the post, before popping mine into the post box.
4. Attila's old issues are moving along towards resolution and all parties involved seem happy with the process. The bulk of the forms and procedures are behind us on this one.
5. Winter has finally arrived. We have lots of snow, wind, and freezing temperatures. The positive side of this is that winter has arrived in time for only a short visit before spring supplants it. The low temperatures in the Prairie Provinces impress me; minus 29 degrees Celsius is very cold! Our minus two degrees Celsius seem balmy by comparison, but I am wearing a parka nevertheless.
6. Our latest heating bill shows that we are running a credit with the gas company.
7. Attila and I have been taking evening strolls of late. With each passing day, the natural light follows us further on our way.
8. "That was then, this is now" is making more sense day by day. There is nothing like repetition and consistency to teach us hard lessons.
9. I have signed up for a training course on starting your own business. I have my intake interview today. I am very nervous. It is something to look forward to, and may help me become more "competitive".
10. The Poinsettia Auntie Mame brought over after Christmas has taken on a second life, to the point of becoming almost bushy by the window.
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Toward the Light
By the Easy Chair
by Julia Gaunce
"Vicki and the cat have a special connection, because children and animals are supposed to be privy to each other, although usually Vicki must close all the doors and make escape impossible in order to establish this natural relationship."
page 16, Rocket Science by Julia Gaunce.
It occurred to me that this sentence describes the foundation of civilization and science, as we know them.
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