as summer days go, this one was pretty good.
i began the morning at my physical therapist, where my shoulder and upper arm muscles were first pulverized and then lasered.
i came home and checked on the baby holly trees. there's at least a dozen of them, roughly six males and six females. so far, so good. the rooting hormone seems to keep the water clear, but i think im going to need rooting mix and some sturdier pots by the weekend. they are prickly little suckers, literally, reminding me that holly leaves are prickliest near the bottom.
i harvested four good size bundles of white sage and gathered fresh plaintain, wild impatiens and mugwort. the wild impatiens and the plaintain, i mascerated in my mortar with olive oil and used it on my eyelids along with a hot salt soak a couple times today. im not sure what got them so irritated - i think allergies and generally "gunky" eyes - my opthamologist assured me this is the correct medical term - caused a tear duct to block.
i used the mugwort in an oatstraw and dandelion root infusion i drank at noon. i wasn't planning on adding dandelion, but the most adorable little plant with the cutest little roots jumped into my hands while i was weeding, and so i chopped it up and added it to my brew. the oatstraw tasted gently green and soothing.
i worked on the outside of my dollhouse. who'd have thought the outside would be such a bugbear to paint? im thinking of switching color schemes. i wanted the dollhouse done before the real house and now im thinking the latter will be done long before the former at this pace.
i gathered all the weeds and cuttings i couldn't use and left them in a bundle on the bridge as an offering to hecate, a little late, but an offering nonetheless, in thanksgiving for my grandmother's finally-swift passing. she told her care coordinator the day before she was taken to the hospital that she was ready to die, and less than a week later, she was dead.
i did three loads of laundry, cleaned in all the zones. i walked, napped and ate like an Angel all day. this evening im attending the psychic development circle at the purple rose while Beloved goes to fight. there's pork chops and sauteed veggies for supper tonight - im hoping to get in another full rainbow.
as summer days go, it was a very nice day.