Today was a very strange day when nothing went as planned.  Although, unlike many, I was not awoken by the earthquake, it seems that I wasn’t destined to complete any of the tasks I’d envisioned for the day. 

I didn’t make it to the gym, but, instead ran errands and had lunch with my daughter.  (Not a bad tradeoff if you ask me.).  While she changed out my lock set, I dumped sandboxes and got the trash out (something I would be incredibly grateful for doing early as the day’s events unfolded).

I did my usual meditation, but as I was coming out of it, I found myself completely disoriented.  I wasn’t sure what time of day it was, whether I had slept on the couch instead of my bed, whether I’d fallen asleep in the early afternoon to awaken in the middle of the night…it was all very confusing and took me awhile to reorient.

While working on a client’s books, I suddenly heard an odd yowling which I, at first, assumed was my old girl, Patches.  Instead, it was Scooby who had stopped the throwing up I’d had him at the vet for a month ago, but was now starting again, but just throwing up water.  I rushed him to the vet where I remained for two hours while they ran various tests.  The initial prognosis is very scary, but I’m hoping that the doctor will go over the test results with one or two of his colleagues tomorrow before we make any decisions.  Meanwhile, after throwing up a Pepsid, a pill for vomiting (yeah, irony, I know) and a liquid pain medication, Mr. Scooby is resting comfortably.  Until he settled, Dylan remained at his side, making sure he was doing ok.

I did, however, find the time to ensure that other peoples’ drama would not land on my doorstep any longer.  I have chosen a life that is drama free and don’t take kindly to anyone who thinks I need some to fill the void.  Oh, wait!  I guess I just set some more boundaries!!  Yeah, me! 

I got a text today directing me to the Power Path website where there ensued a discussion of how April promises to be pretty crazy.  Was today’s little earthquake only a precursor to what we have to look forward to?  Is the time for the first upheaval upon us?  Will some slates be wiped clean while others filled?  The only thing I know for sure is that I will be doing my darndest to keep my energy positive, my activity level high, and creativity, even higher.  The world can do what it may, but my corner will be radiating good thoughts and support of hopes and dreams.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful that the trash went out early as events later in the day might have meant it didn’t get out at all.
2. I am grateful for the compassion of my cats towards me and even more, towards each other.
3. I am grateful for my daughter who is ready to cut and run if I or the cats need her.
4. I am grateful for my friends who are right there with thoughts, prayers and positive energy when anyone needs a little boost.
5. I am grateful for the lessons I’ve learned about setting boundaries, and the strength to recognize when I need to set some new ones.

Love and light.

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