Clearly, I have offended some gods somewhere.
I don't presume that I'm important enough to the gods of the universe that they'd punish me personally by sending heat waves, but if one buys into the offended gods concept, it seems like to we've collectively pissed someone off.
Luckily, they seem to be mildly appeased on that front, temporarily, as we're down into the 90's now, and it is more bearable.
BUT... in my own little world, the gods have taken one of my dear cats, and afflicted me with The Migraine. I heed their warning, I note their displeasure, and will offer the proper sacrifice if only I can identify which gods are offended.
Our beloved Casper slipped outside, as he often does, on the Fourth of July. Why he set toe out there in that heat is beyond me, but he did.
He has not come home. We've left the dog door open so that he can get in whenever he returns, but he's not appearing. I am worrying, since it's been so very hot since then, but hopeful that some kind family let him in, and that they'll let him back out again soon. (Animal Control has not seen him, and the Humane Society hasn't received him). Perhaps if I appease the offended gods, they'll let him come home to us.
I hadn't made the association with my offense to the gods, and yesterday they brought it home to me that I owe someone somewhere a libation or sacrifice. They smote me with The Migraine. It was worse than usual, with nausea playing a much more vigorous role than usual. This may or may not be because I chose not to forgo class, and went to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine even though my head was Very Unhappy.
Today, I'm feeling better, but I've also fed the body some darvocet (nope, not TCM at all, but it's what I have), and am sitting quietly in a dim room. We will see whether class on darvocet is more effective than class on pain. I'm hoping my notes from yesterday will allow me to comprehend the material once the pain/pain meds are no longer part of the equation. I'm also hoping that facing sunlight does not bring back the ice pick.
So... if anyone knows which gods in particular like to use The Migraine to chastise folks, I'd welcome the information.