July 20th, 2007
Today the weather is soooo much better out there! It’s only about 25º C today, I’m wearing a spaghetti strap top, and fans are blowing all over my apartment. It is finally livable in here! Won’t last long, though… temperatures start inching their way up again on Sunday and into the 30’s again next week. I get all the late afternoon/evening sun blasting through my windows and my apartment becomes a sauna. Blech.
Tomorrow, however, is going to be a great day!! I’m meeting Rob at the airport as he drives in from Edmonton, and then his band’s flight arrives just after noon. I will finally meet Scott Cooper! (And Adam and Alex, but, it’s Scott I’ve been talking to for ages and am most excited to meet!) Then we all pile into the rental vehicle, which is supposed to be a station wagon or something big enough to hold all five of us, my wheelchair, and a couple guitars, drive out to Fort MacLeod, check into our hotel, and head out to the South Country Fair. The weather is supposed to be similar to here, so hopefully I won’t get too hot! At least the hotel has air conditioning I’m bringing lots of water, sunscreen, a little battery-operated face fan and some cooling ties. And, of course, a hat and sunglasses. Must be prepared! Rob doesn’t go on until after 10:00 pm, so it will be a long day. Luke Doucet will be there too, which means I’ll also see his wife, Melissa McClelland, which I’m very excited about. We’re probably all at the same hotel because it’s all organized by the Fair. Yeehaw!
On Sunday Rob has a couple songwriting workshop thingys (one with Luke, so I best be there!) and then I’m not sure how much longer we’ll stay. I think the plan is to drive back to Calgary and go for dinner before everyone has to catch their flights back to Toronto. Then I will come home and sleep for the next 20 hours.
I’m sooooooooo excited!! Wheeee!!
My clothes from eBay are arriving like crazy. Every day is Christmas! I’ve received everything I ordered from Holy Clothing, and I have to say, these are the most beautiful articles of clothing I have ever seen, owned, or worn. I highly recommend that store and their clothing. Gorgeous. I still have lots to come, and lucky for me some get stuffed in my mailbox, or if I have to go to the post office, at least there are different people working every day, so no one thinks I’m nuts. I haven’t had to pay any customs fees, so that is a relief!
Oh, I decided that the white cotton Gypsy dress I got, that is soooo gorgeous, would make the perfect wedding dress to get married, barefoot, on a beach in Hawaii (or Mexico, I’m not picky). Sometime this winter, maybe? There, I put it out there, now it’s up to the Universe to bring him on over.
So, I mentioned the other day that my Quantum Release Therapy is really working. It is! My last session was the best so far. After Kevin was so frustrated the week before that, because energy was blocked and he couldn’t get through, he was a happy camper last week. So was I! Energy was flowing like crazy and even I felt the tingling. Kevin had to keep stopping to take a deep breath and let it out, which he has never had to do before (and no, it wasn’t just for show!) These are the little improvements I have noticed:
- My right hand opens easier and isn’t clenched into a fist as often; it’s definitely more relaxed;
- My right foot isn’t dragging like it was before, and I can wiggle my toes a bit;
- I get up from my recliner a LOT easier, no struggle, first try;
- My balance is improved so that I’m not losing it when simply standing still (as often);
- My attitude about myself, my body, my weight, and all the emotional crap that used to get to me has turned around;
- I feel as though my energy has shifted, as in, it’s lighter and I’m feeling so much better. If it wasn’t so hot, I’d feel a lot better.
My hope is that I at least get back to the state I was in before the botched surgery, the broken wrist, and the gallbladder surgery, all of which accumulated to make my mobility and MS symptoms so much worse. I’d be so happy to be able to head out regularly with just my cane and not need my walker. Pat the Psychic swears I’m not going to need it, and Kevin so much as dared me to “skip it” for a day, but I guess I’m too chicken at this point. I don’t feel THAT balanced yet. Plus, the weather has been so hot, I can’t really experience my improvements normally until it cools down. I feel like I’m living in a bowl of hot soup, and that intensifies the bad stuff!
Water, cordless phone, remote control, cute cat. All set for the night!