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Next time.

I am grateful for the time to reconnect to myself. I am grateful for toes in the sand. I am grateful for salt water waves. I am grateful for the sun continuing to shine. I am grateful for birds and beasts and breath taking beauty all around. I am grateful for time to let go and allow better. I am grateful for space and time. I am grateful for good food and good window shopping. I am grateful for exploration. I am grateful for this experience.

Next time:

  • More sun
  • More fun
  • Less responsibility
  • More independence
  • More and bigger money flow
  • Same or better amenities
  • One really nice seafood dinner to savour in silence looking out over the water. The couple of times I’ve gotten to do that, it was amazing.
  • More me, less for others
  • Longer duration
  • Different location
  • More flexibility (usually comes with independence, but never hurts to specify)
  • Better water pressure (in amenities)
  • Better swim-ability (warmer waters, less wind, calmer waves)
  • Kids/spouse to join me (as long as someone else can watch the kids for safety concerns) I prefer the fun parts.
  • More quiet time for me, more alone time.
  • More savoring of everything
  • Explore the coast more
  • See new things, experience new things
  • More of ME… I like me.

I realized on this short trip that I have been manifesting my family and their expectations for so long that I have had a hell of a time stopping that ball. I have slowed the momentum significantly and found more of me. I like me, and I’m very different than they are.

May you have many things to be grateful for. May you find yourself and your inner fire. May you see yourself for who you are and what you deserve. May you find every way possible to allow your own light even when it seems challenging. May you always have reasons for a next time, and know you are allowing better and better, to flow a better next time. May you enjoy more and appreciate every moment. May you see your creations and find ways to open your vortex more. May you find a way to apply your “work-hard” ethics to “think and allow” so that you flow your own self, as well or better than, you flow other’s expectations of you. Above all may you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.

Om Shanti


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
Flowers and greens
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
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

17 of 27: Sittin’ Pretty

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
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

11 of 27: Keep Jumping

Tiny legs
Bounce bounce
Look ma 'm jumpin'
Sweetest smile
Ear to ear
Curly locks
Bounce bounce
Two tiny feet
All around
So fast
A blurr
To see
Round and round
Don't slow down
Battery pulled
Power down
Calm wiggles
Snuggles soothe
Binky squeaks
Time for
A good

~ Treasa Cailleach