In addition to these, I have a few other symbolic designs coming up, including perseverance and taking steps towards a goal. I love symbolism.
Life has otherwise had its usual ups and downs. I took some of my annual vacation to stay home and work on housekeeping - both the inner and the outer - and everything went crazy of course. I am re-reading Hawkins' "Letting Go" and once again experienced extra chaos: my internet went down; my coffeemaker stopped working; and instead of experiencing zen (I am also practicing with my Wild Divine Relaxing Rhythms) I found myself in a place of anger and frustration. In a moment of clarity I suddenly remembered where my long-missing zumba dvd was, and as soon as I tried to use it my computer stopped working too! The weather has turned unrelentingly hot and dry; my boyfriend still has not made it to Alberta... and I found out that at work we are continuing to be second-guessed at every turn. Hmm... is the universe giving me extra homework? I continue to work on it.
The CPAP machine update: my tests revealed that I fall into the moderately severe category. My first week of sleeping with the machine had mixed results as I am one of the 1% who experience air in the stomach while using it; week 2 was a bit better with settings adjusted. I am finding it easier to wake up in the morning, and continuing to work with getting my stomach back to normal (as someone with numerous digestive ailments this has been a disappointment, but it is a work in progress...). There is hope.
I am grateful for opportunities. It is possibly not a bad thing to cut back on caffeine and facebook. My laptop seems to be overheating during this weather anyways, so the internet loss may have prevented a meltdown (of another variety, lol...). I have done a lot of housework. Anger has to be worked through eventually. My headaches have been a bit better. I am truly thankful for all of you who visit my webpage and cafepress shop! I have had a few customers from Australia lately - thank you! And Happy Pride Vancouver - I miss you! XO