Friday, September 12, 2008

breath and tattoo

I'm back. My spirit is okay now. I've felt like I was under such oppression lately. I had lost my motivation to clean (gasp.) But over the past few days some truths hit me and hit me hard. It's one of those things that just knocks the wind out of you. And, after struggling to grasp and understand, I feel like I am released. The weight has been lifted from me and God has taken it over. It's out of my court now.

In my relief and with my energy restored, I did two loads of laundry Thursday night, cleaned my kitchen, changed all of the sheets, and just basically went on a marathon deep cleaning which resumed when I awoke yesterday. It feels great. I even scrubbed my tub after I showered. Yeeeeesssss, I am baaaaack. I may rejoice in strange ways, and I'm okay with that. My kids are excited to see me revived. Although Dash told me yesterday that my hair was messy. Cleaning will do that to you.

Last night I went to my first non-traditional baby shower (read: hippie gathering.) The mother-to-be soaked her feet in lavender water, with beads and flowers, while we read our blessings aloud to her. We each gave her a bead, to string together and remember the prayers from her friends. After the food and mingling, we took turns drawing on her belly with henna. Oh, yeah! That's my kinda fun!

Then we each got our own little "temporary tattoo." Don't worry, it washes off in 1-3 weeks.

Yes, I will have to post pictures.
I think I will have henna at my next firepit night. You have been warned. Mwa Haaa Haaa


Shan said...

I'm glad you are feeling better Wendy. It was fun seeing you in action Friday night. My poor tattoo met its death on the way home. At some point while driving, I felt it on my shoulder and thought it was a bug so I wildly brushed at it and mostly wiped it off.

I didn't realize until later that they had to stay tall and sandy for hours and hours while you spritz them with moisture. That seems a little trickier to manage.

Did you manage to keep your fertility emblem? :D

Ann-Marie said...

I'm so glad you are refreshed! What an interesting baby shower - you strike me as a free spirit in so many things!!!

Anonymous said...

...still waiting on those pictures =)

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Yes, Shan, I still have my swimming fertility emblem. Thanks again for that! ;-)
Free spirit, Ann-Marie? Did the polka dotted doors, henna tattoos, and playground-building give me away? I like spirit....

Tob, no worries. I'll post them!! Just wanted to check with the big-belly-woman before I post her baby-in-utero on the web.

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Oh, Ladies, I'm excited about the firepit night coming up. Shan, I don't have your email, but you are invited!! Ask Adelia or Trish or another mutual friend for the info. And, Ann-Marie, I wish you could come!!

Peanut Butter Kisses said...

I just wanted to say that I absolutely love the new look. The previous layout was a mess in Mozilla so I was having to switch every time I read your blog which was no problem, just randomly mentioning it :-) Anyway, have a beautiful afternoon!