The final Mercury Retrograde of the year starts today. I have learned to embrace these 3-week anomalies in my year as best I can – some can be more wild than others. I am a Virgo’s Virgo and Mercury is my friend. Sometimes fickle, but usually more friend than foe. I spent some time on Tuesday morning considering all of the RE in my Current:
REturning to routine this first full week back-to-school. Thinking I should take some time to REst, REstore and REnew in the coming days. It was a full summer and it is only just hitting me how drained I am as a result. (Note: this was possible at time of writing. This is not how my week started!)
REsiding in the office of my home by the lake watching people in bright Lulu walk by with friends or dogs or sometimes both.
REviewing all of the projects that need to be done in and around the house while the weather is cool but before the snow flies. It’s a fun dance, every project seems to create two more. Back and forth, forth and back.
REalizing (again) that though I walk my talk, not everyone does. And that’s okay. I just have to give into my frustration and limit my exposure to those who live by different values.
REnewing my daily meditation and weekly Kundalini practices. I got off track over the summer break and it’s time to REestablish this much needed grounding and REturn to conscientious mindful practices.
REflecting on all of the titles in my Kindle not yet REad and deciding on which to enjoy next.
REviving some older creative projects that need to be completed and printed.
REstraining myself from making any unnecessary purchases. No mindless wants, just needs for a while.
REminding my kids to get the work done first. Play comes later. Even better if they can combine the two and make their work more like play, but maybe that idea comes later.
REsearching more family records as a follow-up to my trip to the Miramichi with Cole earlier this month.
REconciling the endless piles of paper. Getting things organized! Another cha-cha.
REviewing legal papers, bank papers, paper papers.
REmembering to put myself on the top of my list.
REfreshing the pantry with more winter-friendly staples and spices. REplacing all of the ice cream novelties in the freezer with more hearty fare: lasagne, pot pies, pirogies and cabbage rolls are the favourites around here.
REbounding from the heat that was summer – to the heat that is autumn.
REcalling some of my dreams for a (delightful) change – even when they’re terrifying. Time to put a journal on my nightstand again.
RElocating all of the finished scrapbook albums to the family room from my office so everyone will read and enjoy.
REconsidering what will stay and what will go. It’s time to let go.
REelect signs are all over the place. Between the US election crazy and our own Canadian election crazy I’m more than a little election weary. At least our campaign ends a whole year earlier!
REenrolled in Brian Henry’s “Writing Personal Stories” course starting next month. I really think this is where I should focus my creative energies for a while. All of the REminiscing and digging deep into the stories of my past really needs to be put on paper. Time to connect the dots.
REnegotiating boundaries with those who have not received the memo.
REstoring practices that serve my highest good: walking, meditation, sleep.
REmoving all of the things in my home that do not bring me joy or delight. Fortunately a lot of that work has been done, but the purging and considering really needs to be REvisited with REgularity.
RElinquishing my need to know. Once I REalized there is no control, and there are too many moving parts. I may get the desired result if I do thing A but thing B will blow up. At this point, I know to my bones that if I do my part the universe will meet me at least half way. And if it doesn’t it doesn’t.
REevaluating the wisdom of attending a writing REtreat in North Carolina in November and have decided to withdraw. REsponding to a niggling feeling and know that this is the best decision.
REcycling the massive pile of moving boxes taking up space in the garage. Out for bulk pick up and the rest will be broken down into smaller pieces for the next recycle day.
REplacing the “Beast”, our Suburban with a new, more REfined vehicle. The Suburban was REliable, wonderful and served it’s purpose well for the years we had it. I now need a people-mover as opposed to a cargo-mover so a sweet new Lexus it is!
DATELINE: Oakville, Ontario, CANADA @ 7:40AM on 15 September 2015
WEATHER OUTSIDE: Getting steamy. The breeze is beautiful but the forecast calls for 10C above normal today.
MOOD: A bit rushed. Leaving soon for Dad + Daughters lunch in Toronto today.