Posted tagged ‘Squirrel’

Okanagan Oracle Colour Study 6: Protection

March 17, 2017

If you bother me I’ll clobber you with my chestnut conkers.

PROTECTION – Okanagan Oracle
4 DRAGONFLY – MAGIC – SOUTH GUARDIAN – Wisdom of the Four Winds
II – The Mystic Rubaiyat by Penelope Cline
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness –
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
TALL TAIL – Charley Harper Birds Postcards


Oh no, another brown card. But wait shoppers, we have several shades of greens and golds, and chestnut, beige, and black so not just brown.

Wilderness is paradise with the planning power of squirrel and the swiftness of the road runner, the iridescence of dragonfly among reeds, a canopy of oh so many greens, and you picking up conkers for protection as you pull the sleeves of your black sweater down to keep your hands warm.

Storing energy for protection. I had a day yesterday when I pulled these cards where I sat around in my nightie and thick red sweater all day, needing a shower but wanting to snuggle under blankets and read and watch dog shows on television. A bit like Fall, the feeling of Autumn, but it’s Spring and I must go about today after my day of rest and protection, thinking green thoughts of growth and the shimmer of dragonflies in the heat.

Reeds make a good breathing tube, like a tall cactus in the desert reaches for sky.




Squirrel in the Sink

March 6, 2013

Daily Draw March 6th, 2013

Hey another plumbing problem! This time in the kitchen sink, which was re-plumbed and supposedly fixed a couple of years ago. I am still waiting for a thaw to see if my new laundry sump pump is going to work or if we have to rip up the lawn and replace the drainage bed and tank. At the minute I can’t do laundry—I was going to attempt a small wash today and see if it drained okay but after mopping up a bunch of water under the kitchen sink at 1 a.m. I think I’ll wait.

One of my dogs kept throwing up all day and I’ve got blankets to clean. Yikes, all this is keeping me awake. I’m shivering to death in a short summer nightie because my nice flannelette one got soaked mopping up the kitchen, and my other nightie is in the wash which I can’t do. Time for a hot water bottle.



Plan for the future reminds me that every home repair and upgrade we do now will help us sell the house after retirement. I have been so frazzled for the past couple of months that most of the time I’ve been knitting, which is a kind of play I suppose. I need to work, I need to do laundry actually. I might have to get the spouse to drive us into town to use the laundromat and do a couple of loads there.

Dear Mr. Squirrel, captain of preparedness and activity: I am tired and cold. But mostly I am just plain tired out and feeling old and sore. Time for some activity hand washing undies and socks in the sink? Yeah, but it better be the bathroom sink, all my other sinks are unavailable.

2 a.m. and I shall have another try at sleeping. Don’t spring a leak bathroom sink while I fill my hot water bottle.