Blood, Sweat and Tears Dream Log Food for Thought Life in the Country
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I have had more trouble with recall lately than ever before. It started about the time we began to put more serious focus on meditation, though I have trouble believing that is a cause. Oddly enough, I have snippets of dreams I couldn’t otherwise remember come through during meditation.
I have seen a series of symbols appear over the past several days. The first was twelve white owls. The next day, Gandhi. Last night, during a long sojourn, I saw many interesting things, among them, a unicorn.
I am not someone prone to daydreaming about unicorns, so it was quite a surprise. Far from being one of those delicate ponies usually depicted as, this one was a hulk of a horse, thick bodied and heavily muscled, in a herd of others which had no horns. Its horn was thick and substantial and all of the horses had faces shaped with an added, rounded sort of underjowl/lip area. One followed the bus I was in, watching me as I watched it.
What a great week for consistency! I have felt few effects from my many injuries and issues. We’ve been working on a sustained twenty minutes/two mile run every other day. On the odd days, I do hard yoga for the most part and soft yoga 2 or 3:1. I haven’t had any of the problems with overtraining which plagued my earlier efforts. Go team!
The heat both helps me and sets me back. I feel warmed up right away, but the cooking begins soon after. I get hot and tired and it feels as if I’m wrapped in a girdle which won’t allow me to breathe. Today was the best. The pool was warm enough to allow a swim after our run. We were both very pleased by the relaxing effect of the water. I believe it helped me recover quite well.
I have been stressed over deadlines and new ventures, so I had a good mental outlook on some of the running as relief. The yoga helped my aching shoulder, which gets pissed off all over again each time I type for more than an hour. A day off would be great, but yesterday we had one we didn’t count on when the simple toilet repair turned into an all day plumbing marathon with several trips to town, many failures and frustrations.
My partner and I were both impressed by each other during the process, as we remained calm, kind, and cooperative toward one another in one of our best work sessions ever. We normally don’t do too badly, but the pressure of the day was intense, fertile ground for a blowup. We ended in mutually happy success and haven’t heard any horrible dripping since *fingers crossed*.
What is there to mention besides the two trips to our thankfully relocated local hardware/convenience store/bait shop for plumbing supplies that they HAD IN STOCK!?! Along with a GUY WHO KNEW WHAT WE WERE DOING AND OFFERED HELPFUL ADVICE!?! (This is shocking because often we can’t find the parts we need even in larger nearby towns.)
Today we had our first strawberry from the tenacious runners who live on from the original berry patch. Delicious, of course. Unlike those giant freak berries in the grocery, this one had exceptional and actual strawberry flavor. Now I’m sorry we didn’t plant any more this year. We have finished planting for the most part and are now watching for things to come up, picking the odd green onion and oregano (another survivor).
We’ve been out after the last of the wild spring foods, gathering a third set of poke salit and more cattails. My partner has finally started the wild food article, so soon I’ll link to the story and all of the photos.
Thank goodness for the holiday weekend as I’ve been swamped with calls on and off Skype, email, new possibilities, projects, my personal writing. Maybe I’ll get a bit of a break and a chance to enjoy the weather without guilt. As much guilt. You can tell when you’re overrun when you’re paid to watch and review movies and you have no time to sit and watch one. Which reminds me, we finally got a great one in Choke, the film version of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel.
This week I earned my first followers on Twitter and my Facebook has started to blow up. I think I have the hang of the social networking idea. Now if it would just make me some $$…There are so very many sites to post to that there isn’t time in the day to get to them all.