First of all, thank you all very much for your healing vibes and good wishes. My odd back/shoulder thing began to improve as the night wore on, and today it was remarkably better. For those wondering, my invention of The Trifecta of Pain Relief is: Advil, Tylenol, Aleve. Only, I go with the store brand/generic versions, and when I give it to Daniel (or Em or who ever) I start them off with one each. In severe cases I up it to two each (like last night), with a kicker: vicodin (half a tablet). Fortunately I now have a reliable source of replenishment for my vicodin (thank you Karen).
See, I got a prescription for it when I was thrown ass-over-teakettle into menopause early a couple of years ago. As my beloved friend Heather said, they don’t warn you that leaving this part of your woman-hood is just the horrid and evil twin of puberty (because ya know, that’s so freaking pleasant). But when I went to re-new these miracle pills the nurse practitioner specialist she’d referred me to wouldn’t do it. (This woman hates me, just so you are clear on the background, she is an idiot, she knows a lot about her chosen field but I confuse her on a regular basis.)
End result, Dan performed a Hands On healing, I took my Trifecta with The Bonus, and then an Alka-Seltzer (for good measure), rested on the warm waterbed, and once we both got past the “no it’s not a heart attack, just stop over-reacting” things began to improve. Between 2 and 3 a.m. I dosed my wee self elf again, still some discomfort, but definitely no more pain. The pool felt great today even though I am aware of every single one of those muscles in my back. Now, let’s hope for perfect heath and move along, shall we? (Side note here, I was trying to figure out the symbology behind this particular incident, and it appears as though the “being aware” of my support system [or in this case, my back] was the main point.)
Foreign license plates seen around today: Minnesota, Iowa, Idaho, Arizona, Missouri, and Utah.
I would also like to extend a personal hello to Andrea, my other favorite Rainbow Snowcone Head. We miss you at the pool and hope that your studies are going well.
I had promised, way back in the ink telling period, to show you those Mystery Trees. Last week I had an opportuinty to take a picture of them. They are the ones lined up in a neat little row in the center of this shot, on the left side of that road. See how they kind of point up? And here’s a re-run of an older picture, so you can compare.
We had a neighborhood project completed yesterday. The guy next door (you know the one) decided to make an update he’s wanted to have for about 40 years, but the guy across the street wouldn’t do it. Well that guy went Home a few years ago, and the family sold the house (to the most boring trio we have ever lived near). This guy doesn’t seem to have a job, so he was all over the idea of contributing his time and energy. These two guys, plus one more (he lives next to the Boring Family, and has a Screaming Child, also I think he’s the one with the bird I mentioned at the beginning of the summer), all wanted shit to match and be super tidy. Ha, you know how I feel about individuality! Well, can you guess which one of these is ours? Why yes, that would be the old, crappy one. THEY can be as sheep-like as they please, but I won’t be climbin’ into that category any time soon.
Our card today is another of those dated looking Holly Hobby fairies, but the message is good, almost as helpful as yesterday’s wonderful Buffalo. (I think she’s supposed to be an illustrated version of Doreen, like that one a while back was similar to how Colette looks. I’m personally glancing past the dated-ness of it and going with the words. I do love the sound of harp music though, so that redeems this one for me.)
Express yourself with music. The fairies urge you to sing, play a musical instrument, tap your fingers, or crank up the stereo.
Music lifts the soul to new heights. It alters your mood and your outlook. The fairies play music at their celebrations because they know its therapeutic value. By drawing this card, you are guided to surround yourself with music. Any type of music that will stir your soul is appropriate. The fairies are especially fond of joyful, fast-paced music, because it stimulates a festive mood.
Notice how your mood and energy level elevates when you surround yourself with music. Make note of any songs that you repeatedly hear. The lyrics, or the memories, evoked by this could contain a message for you that will answer a particular question you may be struggling with.
Listen, play, surround yourself with music and allow those messages through. Let that healing begin from the notes and tunes you welcome into your life right now.
Affirmation: Deep within my soul, I now accept and experience the healing power of music.”
Late night update: Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project got a mention in the new People magazine. I saw it today at the store! This is AWESOME!