Today I went to China Town with the kids, with a brief stop at a shop they wanted to pick a couple of things up from.  Both me and my daughter’s friend couldn’t wait to get out of the shop as we both felt a rather dark energy in there.  Though they insisted it was only today, I just had a strange feeling in the place, like there was a complete lack of authenticity in the products they were selling, and it made me very uncomfortable.  When we arrived in China Town and headed for our favorite restaurant, everyone was feeling a little overwhelmed so I extended my seal to encompass the whole table.  From that point on, we all felt better, and I was feeling a sense of calm, even as we wandered through the bazaar. 

What was rather unusual, though, was how weary I became from just walking around.  My daughter looked at me and said “you’re really tired, aren’t you, Mom?” and she was right.  Apparently, my weariness was coming off of me pretty strongly. 

We went into one more store and then headed back to the car to come home.  Suddenly my daughter started complaining of a squiggly line in front of her eyes and I knew, instantly, that it was the beginning of the classic migraines I’m prone to.  As hers are typically the “ready or not, here’s the screaming headache” variety, she didn’t realize it was what I refer to as my early warning system. 

I told her to turn the air conditioning way down and let it blow on her wrists, so she was able to drive home and didn’t get such an intense headache,  I also spent some time working on calming the blood vessels in her head and easing the tension in her neck, especially when I started feeling that tension in my own neck. 

All of this may well account for my exhaustion.  I got home and fell asleep on the couch for about an hour with the cats, and decided I would just grab what I have in the house for my meals tomorrow and hit Trader Joe’s tomorrow night.  I proceeded to have a quiet evening, watching tv and cuddling with the cats (always a rejuvenating experience!)

I did get another 1200 words or so written on my 50,000 word challenge book, though I’m still a little behind as I started a day late.  I suspect I’ll catch up as the week unfolds, and probably begin to exceed where I need to be, but it was really all I could do to get the 1200 out that I did today.  I’m very pleased with myself, though, that as tough as it was, I did get something out and am currently at about 4,000 of the 50,000 I will need by month end.

I’m surprised I was able to come up with as much as I have for this blog post, but am about ready to take out the contacts and assume a horizontal positions in a bed that’s been pre-warmed by my furry children.

My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for a fun and eventful weekend.
2. I am grateful that I could add at least something to my project.
3. I am grateful for continued love, support and encouragement.
4. I am grateful for continued signs that I’m finally on my true path.
5. I am grateful for the week ahead in which to accomplish a lot of things.

Love and light!

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