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The Work of Sadness. Of Grief.

Imbolc                                                                        New Life Moon The melancholy has done its work. Still listening, paying attention, but here’s what I’ve discovered this time. My life was out of balance. I needed more time working with my hands, using my body. Also, I had neglected reading of certain kinds, especially reading that advances my reconstruct, reimagine, reenchant project. […]

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Positive News

Imbolc                                                                   New Life Moon Kate’s Sjogren’s flare has begun to subside. Her energy is better. She’s smiling more. I’m happy to see her improving. Now we get that shoulder replaced. March 22nd. In other positive medical news Dr. Bayliss called with Rigel’s blood work. Liver functions normal. It was the prednisone that knocked them out […]

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Happenings on Shadow Mountain

Imbolc                                                                         New Life Moon Single digits. Passes for really, really cold here. Cold enough that I’d forgotten blue jeans are not comfortable at those temps. When I went to kabbalah on Tuesday night, the cold seeped through that cotton as if it wasn’t there. Oh. Yeah. I remember that. Kate’s having a Sjogren’s flare. That […]

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Sunday

Winter                                                                            Imbolc Moon Kate sewed most of the day yesterday. May not seem like a big deal, but it is. Her energy and her energy management skills are both improving and she’s enjoying life more. I’m so glad to see it. Rigel’s feeling better, too. Acts better. Less needy. Appetite more normal. The rabbit protein […]

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Challenges

Winter                                                                     Imbolc Moon No word yet on Rigel’s further tests, the ones focused on her GI tract. We do have her now on a diet exclusive of all proteins other than rabbit and those from milk products. She seems less needy, appears happier and to have gained a bit of weight, or, at least doesn’t […]

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Electric Dreams

Winter                                                                     Moon of the Long Nights The new year is 15 days underway. Kate and I have been sick now for a fifth of that. Campylobacter she says. Not life threatening. Not the flu. But damned inconvenient. Big fun. Last night was a Tony’s Market meal, scallops and salmon patties with twice baked potatoes and […]

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Very. Stable. Genius. Yeah.

Winter                                                                   Moon of the Long Nights Bone broth still gently boiling on the stove. Its been there since yesterday afternoon at 5 pm. First time I’ve made this. At 8 or so this morning I’m going to start a beef stew in the slow cooker.  Beer is one ingredient so Kate bought a six pack […]

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Pay Attention

Winter                                                                         Moon of the Long Nights When Kate and I were first married, back in the early 1990’s, we lived on Edgcumbe Road in St. Paul. The house had a wonderful kitchen including an indoor grill with a rotisserie. I shopped at the Lund’s on Ford Parkway and cooked every afternoon, often watching Oprah as […]

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Yesterday

Winter                                                                              Moon of the Long Nights The nearly full moon lit up the snow outside our bedroom last night. Soothing, gentle. This one presides over the longest nights of the year. Two of our females had imaging work yesterday. Rigel got an x-ray, looking again for cancer since she has continued to lose weight in […]

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what’s in your pot tonight?

Samain                                                                               Bare Aspen Moon After writing the post below, about slowing down, I realized I need a vacation. Time off. A break. A pause. I need to vacate the life I love for just a bit, to clear out the schmuz in my pistons. Confess I don’t know how to do that right now. Money. […]

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