when it rains, it pours
Date: 6/17/2006 1:55:38 PM ( 18 y ) ... viewed 3964 times
Day 16 was a day of work for me. Preparing for the weekend, and catching up on chores I had let slid when company came. It felt good to put everything to rights again. My SWF was really productive....amazing to see this progress on day 16. A couple of hours later I began to run a fever and I took it as another sign that my body had excavated a nest of funk! Yay!!
My excitement waned however and as the day wore on, I became tired. I did all my tricks to rev up my motor, used the chi machine, rebounded, and even did a reflexology massage on my feet!
I forced myself to keep hydrated too since this was one of the first days that I found myself BORED with the lemonade!
So I had to give myself a pep talk which ended up with me feeling somewhat less bored and more resigned to just going through the motions of filling my two glasses I keep handy, one with water, and one for tea or lemonade. If nothing else, I am still very committed to keeping the cleanse up even when the days come when my energy feels like I am scraping the bottom of the barrel!
My neighbor came to visit and as soon as she left, I fell into bed and a nice sleep. A storm was brewing so the doggies all had come in since lightning is not something they are fond of.
We all took a nap and the rain fell and it turned into that kind of afternoon that you feel like curling up in a corner of the cave and hibernating. I had grown tired of swimming against the flow too so napping was the answer to detoxing heavily.
I woke to realize the rain had stopped and felt revived. Also grateful that 2 more bottles of lemonade awaited me in the fridge!
The rest of the day I watched a movie, listened to too much news on CNN and ultimately stayed close to the throne room and kept hydrated and calm. My biggest excitement of the day was late, when I was going out to feed the cats who live outside because we have birds who live inside...ggg. I believe in Angels and so as I went to open my door, my angel said, turn on the light!!
I did and there right outside the door, on the stoop, was a copperhead!
I did NOT want to kill it so *asked* it to go down to the woods so I could spare its life. Snakes are a reality around here and so far I am the only one who has not killed one. When they bite a dog its a hundred fifty dollar vet bill just to start...cant imagine what it would cost if I get bit, so thank you angels!!
I know some people have problems with the idea of angels, but for me, they are a reality. I have learned the hard way that if I ignore them, then things do not always turn out for the best. I can give you a remarkable example of angel magic...
one day I was reading and my angel said, go fill the bird feeders. I said, nooooo, that is John's job and he will be here friday. I went back to my reading. Again, my angel implored, go fill the bird feeders! Again, I said, why do you bother me with this when I am reading and its not my chore! Just go fill the bird feeders, the angel said. Okay! I will do it just to shut you up! We have five feeders and so I drug out the humongous bag of feed and began to fill the feeders. I reached one and lifted it down to fill it, only to notice that a small bird had his head stuck in one of the feeding holes! It was on a side which does not face the house which was why no one had noticed the small trapped bird. I carefully took the lid off of the feeder and gently pushed the birds head down and he was able to pull it out and off he flew! Thank you Angel, I said. There was no doubt in my mind that without divine intervention that was one little bird who may not have made it.
Anyway, my snake slithered off toward the woods and I was able to go out, find my kitties and feed them, say my prayers under the stars and slip back in to a hot, fresh steeped cup of laxative tea...yum yum!
A hot bath, bed, and hopes that day 17 would bring more energy or more healing if that was the plan...ggg
Day 17 did arrive and with it more clouds and a threatening rain storm. I had to drive to the post office, a 22 mile trip and the torrential rains hit on the way back. Flash flooding and visibility near zero was a factor and the only way I got home on the highway was following the tail lights of the car in front of me, since you could not see the road, only headlights coming at you and tail lights in front. Otherwise, everyone was going 30-35 mph on the 70 mph highway, the rain did not let up and I was driving with my elbows on the steering wheel, knuckles gripped and hyper-vigilant in case someone spun out. I sure was glad to get back to my own muddy, flooded road. It was a miracle that I got in but the thought of walking home in that rain from the highway made me a very determined woman!
I had put off my SWF until after my post office trip, so after getting out of my wet clothes, it was a pleasure to drink the flush. I even warmed it up. Yum! chicken soup without the chicken!!
I am hoping the rest of the day is really calm and uneventful...ggg. I did my chores yesterday so today I can read, relax, and of course, sprint to the throne room again and again. I really hope my fellow fasters also have a great day!!
be happy, be well,
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