Gratitude Monday 8/15

Spent two hours in the garden yesterday…

…weeding and seeding, perfecting my farmer’s tan. Finally figured out the derivation of the word “redneck” as I was bending over, pulling weeds, and feeling the sun on my neck. Note to self: buy a new bottle of sunscreen to replace the one that’s gone missing.

Put in some new snap peas (hope it’s not too early), and seeds for bok choi and a couple of other greens. Then I found some “pink lipstick” chard starts at the nursery and put them in as well. Yum.

Made and bottled incenses and bubble bath with Jenny yesterday for the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium. We’re going to vend these two things and my kombucha, Jenny’s jam, my hand sanitizer. I love doing this stuff. Joyful joyful joyful.

I am so grateful for this delicious late-summer weekend. Sunshine and cool breezes. Gorgeous weather.

I DJ’d at the final Rent Party dance. Live music and lots of dancers. Wonderful. What a treat. Great music, great dancing. Saw an old friend from the very beginning of my dancing days. Nice!

I handed off my coven’s astro report to someone else to deliver. I get so much pleasure out of compiling astrological facts for our rituals. Even though I am planning to release the AstroReporter role at the end of this year, I think the work has become a habit and something that gives me so much pleasure. Hmmm, what to do?

I am grateful for one-on-one time with my sister-friend Ladybug, chatting in our beautiful garden. I am grateful for my health and for the willingness to keep showing up even with challenging and scary symptoms.

I have found and made an appointment with one of the two Ayurvedic physical therapists in the area. Now there’s a combination! I’ve had no experience with Ayurveda, except to be told by two friends that this medicine has saved their lives. I am looking forward to my treatment today and to restoration to full movement and function in my leg.

I am a grateful woman.


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