Today was one of those days when nothing got done.  I got up just a little later than normal, but have just not been able to motivate myself to do anything more strenuous, either mentally or physically, than reading a book. 

To add to the confusion, someone sent me a beautiful vase of white roses, spider mums and snapdragons, with a card that read “shhhh, don’t tell!”  Making the mystery even more, well, mysterious is the fact that they were delivered, but they (at least from my time spent hanging around a friend’s flower shop) did not come from a florist.  Why do I say that?  There is no bow, no tape on the top of the vase and no filler or greens.  I’ve yet to see a florist put a vase of flowers together without at least some greenery to fill up the vase.  But frankly, this arrangement is simply gorgeous in its simplicity!

So I didn’t get sandboxes scooped or editing done.  But some habits have been deeply ingrained since my life changing experience.  The bed (no thanks to the cats) still got made this morning, my contacts are in and I’m wearing clothes as opposed to pajamas. 

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I think I’m becoming someone else.  After typing that I got nothing done, I had a sudden urge to dump the sandboxes and clean the bathroom floors!    Oh, well.  Cats are happy and it’s one less thing for me to do tomorrow! 

The mystery of the flowers has yet to be solved.   We’re vacillating between someone I’d least expect (and as they’re white and were delivered, that rules Heather out.  She’d have brought them to me herself, and they’d be brightly colored), or it’s someone checking to see if I’m home (this one is rather creepy).  But wherever they came from, I will simply enjoy them while they last! 

Still, I’m unable to get through a day without accomplishing at least the basics, so the kitchen is cleaned up, the cats’ bowls ready for tomorrow’s feeding, only an emptying of trash receptacles and a day’s worth of scooping to be done for the Tuesday trash pickup, and I did get some reading done which may or may not help my book.  I also chatted with my daughter for awhile and maybe we cleared the air.  I know she’s stressed about a number of things, and sometimes, she and I just need a little space.  We decided to do our workouts separately this week just to give ourselves that space.  Even people who are close can irritate each other now and then, and since neither of us is the quietest, calmest person in the world to begin with, we tend to need a time out from each other now and again, just to regain perspective.

I also had some weird, out of character visions of my daughter, Jenni, during my meditation, so all in all, it was an odd kind of day.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for understanding my own needs.
2. I am grateful for days which seem unproductive, but in reality, serve a higher purpose.
3. I am grateful for my days of solitude.
4. I am grateful for new beginnings.
5. I am grateful for abundance, balance and prosperity.

Love and light

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