Welcome to my Parlour ...

On August 26th, 2010, my mother passed beyond the veil.
This event has become a catalyst for change in many and often profound ways in my life.
This is my way of chronicling those changes so that I may, at a later date, have the ability to review and reflect upon them.

~ Go dtugtar breith orainn dá réir ár ngníomhartha. ~
(Let us, by our actions, be judged)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back to it ...

Had to take last week off because there was just too much going on between psychologist appointments, lawyer appointments, my younger boy being down ... our victory in court concerning the Nameless One's breach of our visitation order (Judge ripped up one side and down the other of both NO AND her lawyer ... she turned into Abbotsford's answer to Judge Judy and had no time or patience for the shenanigans that have been played) which resulted in getting to see little D one his Birthday (Friday) for two hours and then both the grandchildren on Sunday for our scheduled time.

By Monday morning I was so wiped I could barely stay awake.

So ... here we are playing a little catch up.

Want to mention the Great Blue Heron that I saw last week before the court date in our complex's playground ... it watched the dogs and I for about a minute before it flew east (to my right) into the complex and hung a left around the first bloc of units. Yeah ... took that as an omen of good things.

http://speakerfortheanimals.blogspot.ca/2006/03/great-blue-heron.html
https://books.google.ca/books?id=7HoF9GIM0MsC&pg=PT72&lpg=PT72&dq=ted+andrews+flying+east&source=bl&ots=Jqzkq81sCq&sig=Xiy5t9Zaf1l5w9VIgpZzLN73BmE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjA2Lj08-7RAhUC0GMKHdsNCTMQ6AEITjAI#v=onepage&q=ted%20andrews%20flying%20east&f=false

At any rate ... the card for this week is:

3. The Empress

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Be careful what you ask for ...

... You just might get it and then some.

Well, I had been intending to do more with my Flame Keeping ... just hadn't expected it to be quite this way and quite this soon.

Spent yesterday sifting through the Ord Brighideach International website Cill rosters to create four Excel 'workbooks' ... one each for the Female Only, Male Only and CoEd Cills as well as one for the Individual Keepers by shift. An accurate (as possible considering that the website isn't working too well and the membership list is likely not up to date) accounting of who is tending what shift in each Cill with a view to helping the lass who is trying to get the whole shebang up and running again to determine what Cills need deleted and which ones have holes they need filled to create full rosters.

Then, once I had done that (including names and any email addresses and websites that may have been included in each person's public profile), I boiled it down into a single Word file that lists the Cills by name and records how many shifts are filled versus how many are empty.

Actually felt nice to be useful and to put my knack for obsessing over minutiae (as well as high tolerance for tedious work) to good use.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

well, Flame Keeping went ...

not quite the way I'd have liked it to .. body pain got in the way and I switched out some crochet for my intended spinning.

Still ... that was a full night's vigil and I'm in that dreamy, slightly surreal, exhaustion mode that happens when you pull an all-nighter and you're over the age of 40 ;P

Going to try to stay awake until a reasonable hour and hopefully sleep well tonight.