August 31, 2004
am SO happy to be back!
The weekend didn't go exactly as I
expected and hoped. Eric slept in on Saturday and then Delena and I
headed for town. One of the things I wanted for my birthday (the 5th
of Sept) was for us to have a pedicure together, which we did. I
found a great place for pedicures and was very happy with their work. I
was a little bummed with my person in particular, who was bitchy about the
condition of my feet. "Where you BEEN?" She looked at me all
frowny and stern. "I'm sorry, what?" "Where you BEEN?
Lots dirt under your nails." "I live in the MOUNTAINS. There's
dirt." "Wear shoes!" I gave her a, "Pfft, do your job" look.
I finished after Delena, so I didn't
take long to dry so we could leave before she got bored. When I was
paying for lunch, I noticed that the nail polish I'd used was in my purse.
??!! I must have had it in my hand and dropped it in my purse when I
paid her. Shit. I was afraid when I left he Buttercup Pantry
that the Vietnamese Mafia would be around my car, waiting to break my
knees and take back the nail polish. I hope I can still go back
there. The pedicure was extremely well done.
We had to drive all over town, getting
groceries, getting birthday presents for Nathan and getting our bicycle.
By the time everything was done, we were trudging up the hill again around
8:30pm, weary and having done the "dropping" of "shop till we drop" around
6 or so. We got the groceries inside, put the perishables away and
geared down for the night.
I had trouble sleeping from the weird
energy surges I sometimes get. Got up, wrote the "Easy as ABC"
column and then tried to sleep on the couch. I knew we were in Full
Moon, so it could be that. I was also late on my period >:< and it
could be hormonal. Regardless, if I'm more upright, I don't get the
whooom whooom whooom feeling quite as much. Drifted a bit, then got
up around 7 with the kids. I was so exhausted all through the day.
Eric had a few "I'm going to stop smoking my pipe and you, Katrina, must
PAY!" moments, but mostly, Sunday is a blur. I took a nap around 5pm
and regretted it because I had that groggy, hung over feeling for the rest
of the night.
I still haven't gotten caught up yet,
but I will! I am well determined.
Eric and I are working on some weird
spellwork. We realized that seven years ago, he left for Saudi
Arabia and during that time, we decided to get married and made plans
accordingly. Now, we have this beautiful little home in the
mountains with the trees and nature all around. We're both very
happy and on the way to being financially secure, so it really is a
fulfillment of what we dreamed of back then. Sure, we wished it up
on a much more grandiose level, but hey, this works. It's a sense of
completion. Our house numbers, 9981, numerologically add up to 9,
which is a number of completion, success and fulfillment. Taking
that into consideration, along with the physical info that life tends to
work in seven year cycles (every seven years, your body has gone through a
total regenerative process and all your cells have been shed and replaced
over that time, etc), we decided to herald in the next seven year cycle of
what is to come. We gave thanks for what we've been given,
solidified it in our lives and welcomed what is to come. It was very
moving and Mother Moon was huge and full and pregnant and watched down
from between the trees as we celebrated.
We decided that since the past seven
years had been focused on our environment and externals that the next
seven years would be about self-improvement and being the best that we
personally can be. We definitely were blessed with many
self-revelations and growth situations in the past seven years and is part
of what we are so grateful to have received. Those were things that
came to us while we were working in a more passive way, so we are very
excited for what a more pro-active self-improvement agenda could bring.
We will be working on all levels: spiritually, physically,
emotionally, mentally and sexually. I've always thought
"financially" should be in there as well. :)
My first step in that direction is the
obvious: my physical health. Yesterday, I started off with the
"it's a new day; it's a new life" approach and followed the "Insulin
Resistance Diet" to the letter. It has been much easier
than I ever expected and through yesterday and today, I've had exactly no
cravings and have felt very full the whole time. I did my yoga video
yesterday and Body Flex today. The Body Flex was half the time and
felt so much easier than the yoga video, but wow! I am much more
sore after doing the Body Flex video! I'd never worked with the
video for Body Flex before, just the book. With the book I had
amazing results, but pretty much got tired of doing it and quit. I
can tell you, it definitely works. It's a fifteen minute work out
that gets you really oxygenated, toned and tightened. It felt good
to do it again and because it's fast, I can work it in AND get it done
before I change my mind. I do feel much better today and yesterday
as well, although I'm still tired.
What I need is a day or two of
pampering, hiding in my room, napping, reading, writing, watching TV,
eating food someone else prepared. That sort of stuff.
Saturday, we're taking Nathan to Chuck
E. Cheese for his birthday and also going to Josh's to see the baby and
the girls. David is coming up for the night and next day to babysit
while Eric and I go out to eat for my birthday. I really look
forward to that.
My house is a surface mess, one of those
messes that you can clean up in a fairly short amount of time if you put
your mind to it, but I really don't want to put my mind to it. It
needs to be done, it will be done, but dang, I don't want to do it.
Guess I should start doing it. :)