Friday, February 3, 2012

Reiki Kitty

So I have been ill for a couple weeks, and my latest observation is that my cat, who often likes her space, decides she wants to hover over me when I don't feel well. Sleeping on my legs, (I humour her and refuse to turn over at all costs), licking my hands and arms, sometimes she'll just hop in my lap and stare into my eyes. I believe my cat is some sort of Reiki Master kitty. She's trying to suck the poisonous energy outta me. & Then I start thinking about how in the old days they related cats to witches, and warned mothers to keep their babies away, because they' suck their souls out, when really they just liked their milky breaths. But I don't drink milk, and my kitty is, in fact, Reiki Master. So yeah.
And yesterday was my birthday. Woo hoo! Ah.
I called the Grinch, because people like to say they spoke with you on your birthday, and I don't speak with him much. And my birthday conversations always begin a certain way.

"Did the Groundhog see his shadow?"

And a part of me likes this, because of course, I have always celebrated Groundhogs Day (or Imbolc to you pagans, lol) as a National holiday, and am partly recognised as an expert on the matter. Betwix you and me, I don't know what it means about the groundhog shadow thing, in the same way I can't recognise my left and right. But I heard an interesting thing yesterday, so

"the kids tell me there was no groundhog this year. Muskrat."

"Muskrat?? No. There was a groundhog."

"No. Apparently they couldn't get one." He then went on to tell me they were everywhere, also, Good Eatin'. I told him I'd like to try that, and we discussed proper cooking techniques for groundhog. Nice.

So I wasn't in peak form and felt a little like I disappointed everybody by wanting to sit under a blanket. Cause when you have family, your birthday is everyone's party, and I became the sucky party pooper. I gotta get better soon.
I've O.D'ed on gluten lately, and I attribute my flare up to that. I'm going on a February Detox.
today I made a brothy soup, and I'm going to have this as lunch every day of my Detox.
Brothy Soup Recipe
3 c water
1 T cayenne powder
1 T Turmeric
1 Cilantro Boullion, or fresh cilantro will work
Fresh Dill (I use a couple Tbs)
Fresh Parsley
1-2 red dried peppers- those skinny red ones on the dried section- look in the latin foods
1-2 T Garam Masala powder- you find this in big bags at the Indian Grocery
2 T Coconut Oil
If it's too hot for you, add water. You'll sweat a little, but that's part of the detox.
No gluten during this time. Also, to aid in anti-inflammatory, take your fish oil/omega oils.
Your tummy will thank you. :)