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Garage organization

Today was a day off. One of now many more than I’m used to. The clinic let me know that trend was continuing because they were consolidating appointments, and would now be closed on Tuesdays and Fridays for the rest of April. I told them I understood and am looking forward to normal resuming.

Anyway, I had wanted to finish the garage, AKA storage unit, since the housewarming at the beginning of March. It has been one big pile, and chaos to utilize any of it.

Today was my chance, and I put a big huge dent in it. Nathan helped me start it before leaving to get his prescriptions and diapers/training pants for Katherine.

By help me start, we both drug most everything out into the driveway to help sort and rearrange, then he left.

I sorted things left by the previous owner. There was a fair amount of usable lumber and trim, a very good thing, but there was a lot of junk left behind too. That will need to get hauled off one way or another.

I reorganized all of our tools, really they are mostly mine, so I knew exactly how I usually keep them. They are now super accessible and easy to navigate.

I hung a little shelf in front of the garage window to help start the replacement flower bulbs resulting from squirrel lunches.

I moved shelving units so that plastic shelves were no where near the fireplace back, and all the metal shelves are now on the fireplace wall.

I hung all our odd items from the wall of pegboard. Things like our foldable wagon, grocery cart, and yard tools. It definitely helped get them super organized and off the floor. It’s too bad the pegboard wall isn’t big enough for our 3 bikes to hang, that would have been super cool and space saving.

Anyways, when all was said and done there’s a half dozen totes of things that need sorted to stow (or donate). There’s a pile of empty totes to be stored in the attic, and the junk pile and recycling to be dispatched with. Otherwise the garage is finally set as normal functionality for all the yard supplies, garden tools, regular tools, and kitchen overflow.

I had a very productive day and treated myself to a salt bath after dinner. Now I’m off to bed. I have one appointment tomorrow morning and then the clinic is closed so I’ll head home again. I suspect I’ll either end up sorting the few totes that are left, or tackling some of the small odd jobs that we knew were going to need done sooner than later. Maybe I’ll leave myself time for some art tomorrow. It’s going to be a good weather day, so exercise would be in order as well (not that today’s 8 hours of hard labor doesn’t count).

May you have productive days when you would rather be working. May you enjoy plenty of downtime as well. May you find ways to quiet your mind and may we all see this nonsense come to an end. Love yourself and do things that you want to do and see done.

Siva Hir Su

(BTW, the picture isn’t mine, I ran out of steam and decided our stuff wasn’t pretty enough to warrant going back out for pictures. So I used a stock photo from pixels library. Sometimes I do that just to mix things up, mostly it is because either I’m too lazy to take pictures, or feel my subject matter is better shown in a stock image. It’s all good, I think readers can usually tell which are mine or not, and I know that WordPress has included photo info automatically in the past, so when they care it shows, but I wanted to specify in case anyone was concerned.)

Ta Da

I need more ideas for titles. When most of your blog is just writing about your world: your own experience, it sometimes seems to have very repetitive topics. Geesh.

Anyways, The Good:

First I did a lot of meditating, it was very helpful and put me in a really good mood. I felt my connection to the divine really strongly and knew everything was going better. Things were going to be okay. Then I worked on a new to me client.

Then, I did another small art piece today, again about 2″ x 3″, watercolor only this time:

Not so good:

After that, I went home and proceeded to get bogged down in taxes. The first draft of my return is not a return, it’s a really big bill, when already in a crap storm affecting my finances. Damn. Even if my accountant can adjust it a little, I’m still going to have a lot owed. That took all my good juju and threw it out the window. I know I connected with God earlier today, but that sucked ass so bad, that I’ve had a really tough evening. I keep trying to remind myself that it is going to be okay, but ultimately I had to distract myself quite a bit to find a moderate even keel. This too shall pass.

My distraction was updating both of my business websites, and my listing on the board website. I remembered one thing I forgot just now (Reiki info), so I’ll get that later, but you can see them here:

Atira Group and Atira Arts

May you have mostly good days with creativity and a good connection to the divine. May you maintain your connection even in adversity. May your tax return be good and may you make it through this mess with stable finances. May you know everything will be okay.

Siva Hir Su

Ouch.

I should be more stressed. Somehow I am more relieved.

I had a dream this morning after first alarm only vaguely got my attention. Shiva told me he was coming for me. It was time. I said ok, and I looked forward to knowing who Shiva was. I then said that if he really was an ET, that it might weird me out at first, but somehow even that was okay. I got all tingly and buzzy in good ways, and then the rest of my alarms started going off.

I ended up oversleeping the alarms, but not enough to get back to my connection with Shiva. It only mildly upset me.

This is not the first time I had had a dream like this, and still don’t know what is meant by “coming for me”. That has so many possible uses and meanings. Part of me is vaguely worried about death, but if ET is a real thing it could mean departure from Earth. It could also mean a sexual or reproductive reference. It could also mean that whomever he represents in my dreams, might actually show up in reality, and I’ve had enough messages that it’s a woman that I’m just unsure.

Regardless of my confusion on the interpretation, it somehow was soothing, and somewhat exciting.

I got to work a few minutes later than usual, but my first client wasn’t until 11am, so stupid me thought I should launch my day with round 3 of new workout aspirations.

My legs burned, my calves and hamstrings wanted to cramp up and I had to stop and stretch twice. I couldn’t get my lungs to keep up with the intense desire my muscles had for oxygen. I wimped out, getting my 2 miles, but at slower paces on both running and walking, and not a stitch of incline today.

My body was angry, but did I stop there. Ohhh, noooo! I was too inspired by losing 3 pounds in 2 days. I pushed myself to do 60 reps of rows with 85 pounds keyed up. Then did 3 sets of abdominal weights- forward bend and side twists.

I think my body strangely likes self-torture. I’m am hurting so much, but feel better balanced in other ways. It’s a very strange dichotomy.

Then I discovered that ALL of my nursing home work has been put on hiatus- another kind of ouch entirely. All the facilities in the metro have gone down to only vital services using only direct hire employees. They even have restrictions on visitors. So over a quarter of my income just vanished until the crazy subsides and things return to normal function.

I get the fear, but old people die from the flu, pneumonia, strokes, and heart-events every day. Most of my residents have said they aren’t worried and are ready for whenever it’s their time to go, regardless if it’s an infection or anything else that takes them out. I’m not being heartless, most of my people are in so much constant pain, that death would actually be welcomed and better. Yet our health care system is bent on making sure that people stay alive at all costs. … Going to stop my rant here. It’s never done me any good anyway.

Anyway, other people’s fears, not my resident’s fears, mean I’m going to be drastically short income this month. It’s not the end of the world, but it seems some of my goals for April with our house and yard will be put off. I look forward to sanity returning with my income in tow.

So fascinating dream and 2 ouches later I am finishing up my workday much sooner than normal. It’s going to be weird not having all my old people to see this week and probably next week too, who knows how long.

May you have full understanding of your dreams. May you have expected and desired time off (mine was desired but not expected). May you feel the burn in the best ways possible. May your strength, stamina, and prosperity only grow.

Siva Hir Su