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Afoot

I wrote another letter, this time to an organization. A finite clerical request pertaining only to my sanity, but the result of something my mom did a few years ago and my father ignoring my only request of him. I’ll drop it in the mail tomorrow.

My COVID symptoms subsided 3 days ago and I worked yesterday and today. It has been helpful because our furnace went out on Wednesday.

2 service calls later our home warranty insurance will cover most (75%-80%) of the installation of a new unit. It’s a much smaller ouch than the first repairman almost instigated. Nathan still isn’t himself, but managed to gather enough of his wits to make it all happen with just some encouraging words from me. I’m grateful.

Anya is apparently an asymptomatic carrier, because she’s never shown any symptoms but her test was positive. She’s been fairly helpful with everything while her employer has made her quarantine. They said if she continues to stay symptom free then she can return to work after a 10 day stretch has passed. I’m grateful to her for her assistance with siblings and meals.

Today after work I cut wood. The goal to produce enough to get through until the furnace replacement is complete. The last 3 days I’ve purchased precut bundles of wood to stretch our small existing pile of wood. It was not really enough, and I spent $100 on fire wood and about $150 on some additional space heaters. The house has been a little chilly, but considering we had negative wind chills for part of that period it wasn’t too bad.

The estimated replacement period is 3 to 5 days, so based on prior usage I attempted to cut enough wood to get through. I had already worked a nearly full day, so I’m not sure I accomplished the goal before my body gave up. Tomorrow is another day.

At this point children are headed to bed and Nathan is doing storytime. I feel something is afoot but I’m not certain what. Like everything else time will tell.

For now I am enjoying a little cuddle time with pets in front of our fireplace. I can’t say I’m disappointed to have a fire going constantly, I love sitting in front of a fire. I just prefer to not have to rely on them for heat, a central heat/AC system is much more stable and reliable, and keeps up with bitter cold much better.

May you always have heat when it is needed and resources a plenty. May fires be as abundant as you desire regardless of equipment needs. May you have wonderful climate control always. May you appreciate resources that protect you when mishaps or disaster come calling, and may those resources always do as they promise. May you know that you are protected and that you have done everything necessary to improve your situation. May you see your emotions as the indicator they are and know how to apply that to your experience in a practical continual way. May your sense of something being afoot always result in wonderful things. Above all may you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you.

Om Shanti

24 of 27: I Let Good In

I let good in
So I know
I let God in

I sang songs
I love and of love
I danced
Jumped and swayed
God was there
It was good
It was fun

I tasted yummy Eats
And even some
Extra yummy treats
Savored fresh fruit
Crunched crisp salad
God's food is good

I thanked
People in my life
I donated
Of myself and my fruits
I let God in

I encouraged others
In as many ways as possible
I hugged and snuggled
Shook hands and rubbed backs
Gave tips and tricks
God guided my
Hands, arms, heart and words
It was all good

I played
Recreation of
Body, mind, and spirit
With kids
Pets and
Creative moments
It was all good
God was there

I planted
Gardens
Flowers and greens
Beauty
For eyes
And bellies
It was goodness
In, out, and all around

I fed the birds
Even the squirrels
Watched them partake
In God's abundance

I let good in
So I know
I let God in

My pen
My brush
My keyboard
My paper
My blogs
My hands
My heart
My mind
My body

They all tasted
The goodness of god
Every ounce of my being
Has felt
God's healing lightness
Frivolity
Joviality
Exubérant
Contentement
In every cell, tissue, and organ

I let good in
So I know
I let God in

~ Treasa Cailleach

May you know that you let good in and that in doing so, you let God in. May you have an abundance of things you enjoy, which allow you to let God into your life in abundance. May you know and feel the goodness permeate your being. May the goodness remain as long as humanity possible, even when distracted from it.

Om Shanti

20 of 27: Over Stimulated

1
Overstimulated kitty
2
Cat's paradise
3
people
4
hands petting

Center of attention
Kisses and headbutts
Flop
Tail curls
Belly up
Drooling
And purring
Loud enough to
Wake a baby
Maybe not enough to
Wake the dead
Roll left
Roll right
Make sure every inch
Of fur
Gets attention

Un oh
Kitty is leaving
Where are you going

Oh he's back
A snack he had
Like a cigarette
After a romp
In the sack

Silly kitty
Overstimulated
Well fed
Cozy comfy
Off to sleep

To be in an
Overstimulated cat's
Paradise
*Sigh*

~ Treasa Cailleach

17 of 27: Sittin’ Pretty

Purrrrouw
A soft paw reached out
Pet me his eyes say
I luvvv you
Look at me
I'm sittin' pretty
So soft
So fluffy
Perched like
A little plump
Bastet
One pet is simply not enough
Like Lays potato chips
A continual stream
Of double the pleasure
One happy critter
Being pleased by
It's human
The human
Pleased by
Critter affection
All it took
Was a little
Sittin' Pretty
~ Treasa Cailleach

14 of 27: Cool Yule

Not one log
A whole pile
Burst into flames
To celebrate
The longest night
Presents piled
Taunt kids
Darts fly
From toy guns
Tic-tac-toe
But no snow
Decorations glisten
Sparkle and twinkle
Kitties snuggle
Watching flames flicker
Mom and dad
Enjoy watching
Children's antics
From safe distances
Santa doesn't fly
For several days yet
Kids know gifts
Showing
Are families'
Treats of affection
Must
Still
Be
Good
So Santa
Will bring the
Magical presents
Of hearts desires
Just a few more days
To chill
~ Treasa Cailleach