Mother and Monday

I’m not sure where to begin so I will start with today. I started my day with a dream of a doe around my chicken coop. She had one of her front hooves raised so I am guessing she was injured? I opened the back door to find a herd of deer, including some pretty big bucks in my back yard. In the middle of the herd with hair that looked as soft as a rooster’s feathers stood Bigfoot. I jumped back in the house, shut the door and said “I can’t believe Bigfoot is in my backyard! Where is my camera?” Then I woke up.

I remember thinking to myself  “starting my day dreaming of Bigfoot should lead to a magical day?” The Monday after a three day weekend is always a little rough, so maybe I was reaching…maybe not?

The tarot card I pulled today was The Mother (Shapeshifter tarot), the traditional card is The Empress. I felt this a couple different times throughout my day. When I was getting ready for work this morning a tiny little Carolina wren perched in the window hinge for a bit. My mom may or may not have known what this bird looked like but she knew it’s call. She called it the cheater bird and if you listen to it’s call it does sound like it’s saying “cheater, cheater, cheater.”

I saw three bunnies in my backyard and I passed one crossing the road. I saw a large “teenage” eagle perched in a tree, and passed the mama robin on my way into work this morning. I think the little guys hatched today, which is exciting!

That was a lot of mom references right off the bat! Maybe it’s because I keep making references to my mom and grandma? My daughter keeps saying “dysentery” and referring to this video game.

The Girl had friends over Saturday night and after flushing the toilet “the cruncher” alarm went off.  There were 6 houses on this street that were “forced” to give up their septics and tie into this line. This well type structure crunches up the waste and then goes into a shared line.They all dread it. Ours went down Saturday night, Sunday was not only a Sunday but a holiday and today the places to buy parts were closed in observance of the holiday.

To make a long story short….we have water but it can absolutley NOT go down a drain. The no toilet part is the worst!! I keep a big bowl in the sink where we wash hands, face, and brush teeth. When the bowl gets full we dump it outside the back door. The Girl and I even did dishes outside yesterday. I washed them in a big soapy bucket, rinsed them with the hose and the Girl dried them. That’s something I’ve never done before. It’s been an adventure! We took a shower at Big K’s yesterday and my neighbors have been great about sharing their bathroom. It could be a lot worse. The way I look at it….my grandmother never had indoor plumbing or a toilet…just an outhouse and a cistern and that was married life. I know growing up she had to go to the creek for water but I don’t know about an outhouse? We can rough it for a couple of days, like I said…an adventure.

One night last week the dog smelled something, came downstairs and started pacing around my bed. I told the Girl “I felt like I was in a covered wagon in the middle of a prairie.” I still don’t know what she smelled but I took her outside at 3:20 am and she did nothing but sniff. I coukdn’t fall all the way asleep until the sun came up…I was worried it was coyotes. I only have two chickens left so I am overly protective.

Last week the girls at work surprised me with a cake they knew I couldn’t eat. It really is okay, it was a sweet gesture. They wanted to celebrate me getting my license and they wanted cake. They picked a magical unicorn cake which made up for the fact that I couldn’t eat it. I did bring some home for the Girl and she liked it. It was the thought that counts.

Today was a nice catch up day for me. Everyone was closed today, we were closed on Friday. I was able to reconcile all of the optical charges for both offices today, one statement is even done, so that is a huge weight off of my shoulders. June was a lot…hopefully July will be a bit calmer….Zia








About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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