This week passed by in the blink of an eye. The international news has been full of tragedy and senseless death. In one day my twitter feed was full of a stream of shocking events.
Then I open my email and it was also full of various pleas: to shut down horrific zoos, to stop the decimation of the orangutan habitat and stop the certain end of their population, to punish a cop who shot the family dog at a child’s birthday party and it was all just too much for me. My heart was hurting. I’m an empath and I absorb the energy of those around me. There is so much pain.
I felt despair creeping over me. I posted something on Facebook about feeling full of sadness and my friend Cathi posted this to me…..
It made me feel a bit less panicked. It seems to be her role in this life as she has come to my rescue before. I think she and her sister Mandi and I have been soul sisters for centuries.
Focusing on that alone, that we never die, we just change in energy and structure. That calmed me. I started to relax into it. To feel at synch with the Universe.
And then I started thinking about all of the Conspiracy Theories I read about that say in order for the Earth to function in balance there is the need for limiting the population of the earth to 500 million which will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world.
Or the theories that the population is being controlled by the big pharmaceutical conglomerate – everyone is to have autism or Alzheimer’s or is on antidepressants regardless of the circumstances that keep resulting. That AIDS and Zika are man made viruses to control population. That the current frenzied race war and religious terrorism are both being generated as population control.
That sort of stuff keeps a girl up at night.
We also had most of our week in SA full of torrential rain and crazy weather.
There was even snow on the Drakensburg mountains
and there was a tornado in Johannesburg!
In Durban there was flooding and several people died when their cars washed away or when their homes were part of a mudslide or flood.
Eventually our weather in the cape steadied and it stopped raining. We rejoiced in our beautiful winter sunshine.
I sat on my balcony when the rain stopped.
I love my view. It brings me peace.
Norm has been so amazing this week, shopping and cooking healthy Banting meals for us all.
He made fillet steaks with steamed cauliflower, sweet potato fried in butter, and mushrooms fried in butter.
One night I made scallops wrapped in bacon and fried in butter, steamed baby corn and asparagus and gem squash mashed with butter.
One night we had take aways from Posticino which were brilliant. We had chicken schnitzel and it is proper thin European schnitzel. Divine.
Wednesday I had a workshop at a new client so was in a different area of town I don’t know. That stressed me but it was good doing new things.
Friday evening Norm and I went out to one of our regular winter faves Papino’s.It wasn’t that busy when we arrived but none of the staff came near us. Norm went to get a menu. We waited about 15 minutes. The owner sat people at tables all around us but was oblivious to us desperately trying to get her attention. Finally Norm lunged after her after the forth time she came near us but totally blanked us. The people at the table next to us waited ages and left after no service. Another table also sat for a few minutes then left and yet another complained loudly about the service. The owner was totally oblivious.
Our food was deposited and she popped by to ask if it was ok, but we later had to go find a waiter to bring a doggy bag for me.
It was delicious as always, that is why we endure the service.
We got away as soon as we could. It was chaos.
Saturday we needed a few bits and pieces and so we went to the Blue Route Mall. We ended up buying 2 pair of jeans each as ours are way too big. Here are my before and after jeans.
The ones I got are a size below the black ones.
We got a carpet for the lounge. Excuse my slippers and beast.
And we bought a cooker in the sale. It is Smeg and mixed, gas and electric.
We had an easy night watching Telly and relaxing.
Sunday I got up and went for breakfast with Retha to The Riverway Cafe.
We then went on a few errands, Retha got a nice floor lamp and I got some bedside lamps and cushions.
Norm and Panda seemed to like the cushions.
We finished our errands and Retha dropped me home.
The weekend was so busy and flew by!
I hope you all have a good week. I hope there are no disasters this week, but somehow that doesn’t seem likely. There has been a shooting today already in Austin. I pray for the families of the victims. I pray for all of us. It’s a dark time.
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