I forgot to take a picture for you yesterday of that grand sale fabric I picked up. It’s really a cool material, kind of rough but soft. Linen and hemp can be like that, which makes them so lovely. Organic cotton is my go-to favorite, but this stuff is delightful. Linen is top of my list for what to use on really nice cross stitch pieces too.I am not normally a fan of yellow, but this is color is not as bright as the photo makes it look. When the kids were really young we used to read a fairy tale book, one of the short poems that we loved was: The Owl and the Kitty Cat went to sea, in a beautiful pea green boat… and something about slices of quince.
For the past week or so I have been seeing an ad in our local papers. And it has been so distracting you can’t even imagine. This thing drags my eyes over every damn time. It’s making me insane (well, more than usual). So I had to google around and find out more. I do not love going to see live shows, but I may make an exception for this guy.
Last night I met Dan at Addi’s (right, it was technically four in the morning, whatever). And I had an amazing sammich that she put together, just for me. Grilled ham and swiss with bacon on sour dough. Apologies for all the damn food pictures lately, but when I fall off the diet bandwagon it is nearly impossible for me to keep from taking you all down with me. Can you see Becky in the kitchen, performing food magic? That’s Tom, he is married to the extremely talented Traci who took Em and Mad’s graduation photos a few years back. Addi is farther away, talking to another officer. She takes care of everyone!
When I was moving my photos from the camera to the files here, I noticed something I had not seen, in maybe decades (and some pictures I did not take). I believe my Beloved was attempting art again.This morning’s sunrise? Well, huh.
Moose is found in the North of the medicine wheel, as is Buffalo. North represents the place of wisdom. Self-esteem is the medicine of Moose because it represents the power of recognizing that wisdom had been used in a situation and that recognition or a pat on the back is deserved.
Moose is the largest member of the deer family, and has great strength. The call of the male Moose is an awesome thing to hear on a warm spring night. His pride is in his maleness and his desire to share his seed with a Moose cow are displays of his sense of self-esteem. The bellow of a male Moose can be viewed as a positive force, since it represents his willingness to ‘tell the world’ about his feelings.
This ‘tell the world’ trait contains a joyousness which only comes with a sense of accomplishment. There is no greater joy than a job well done. This trait is therefore not a seeking of approval, but rather an enjoyment of sharing because of the spontaneous explosion of joy that comes from the deepest part of one’s being.
The wisdom woven through this scenario is that creation constantly brings forth new ideas and that furthers creation. Moose is telling us that joy should be shouted with pride. The wisdom in doing this shouting is that the joy is ‘catching.’ In a sense, the bellowing is a way for all of us to lighten up and give ourselves or each other a hearty ‘well done!’”
I also added Cake Wrecks to our Important Things blog roll. I had to, it needed to be there. I know it’s all crowded over there, but like it says… Important!