Up at 3 a.m. again. I went back on the vegan diet yesterday and my inflammation went down quite a bit, so I must realize that I have to change the way I eat permanently. I was getting anxiety about making an evaluation appointment with a physiotherapist so I put that on simmer for a time.
Now I have an infection in my right thumb. Really, I have to laugh. I should change my name to “The Polysporin Kid” and be done with it. I think my body needs a hug.
17 – STAR
I rarely get the Star, but this seems peaceful and full of light today: radiance and hope for the future.
I once had a blue budgie named Puffin. She was a crabby bird—poor little soul, we woke up one day and she was dead on the floor of the cage and her companion Welly, our first budgie, had to sit with her until we found her. Welly stood for “Wellington Boot” (a nod to Billy Connolly’s Welly Boot Song.) He was a cheery, lovely, green bird but I’ve always felt I let him down, I find it hard to think of him. Over the years I’ve had numerous cats and dogs and these two birds and I often feel I let them down.
Ah dear, down the memory lane of pets. Two days ago I was racing through a mystery book, and having been fed twice, my cat Stitch flaked out on a pillow on my lap and stayed there for three hours. He was absolutely out of it. I felt so close to him, it was nice, as he is not too robust these days and tends to worry himself and get agitated over eating due to his inflammatory bowel disease. I had a flannel blankie over him so he didn’t get a chill. He was happy and safe and loved, so peaceful compared to how skittery he has been.
I’ve been hugging all my pets more this week, with feelings of closeness and unity. There is a hint of spirituality with this card, the feeling of connection to all animals.