In our family, I am NOT known for my mental growth, nor cerebral flexibility. Old Stick In The Mud has been tossed out several times, in my direction (as well as Fun Sponge, but that’s a whole nother issue). In my entire 50 years all of the advancements I’ve made have been slow and hard-won. I’m not so much like a chick breaking out of a shell as I am a snake, slowly pulling away from that old dry, and ready to be shed, crinkly too-small skin. (Although many snakes ALSO come out of shells, soft leathery ones….. much like alligators and crocodiles, now that I think about it.)
Learning how to run my own blog, text with Dan and the kids, getting my wee self elf set up on the Tweeties, downloading pictures, replacing ink cartridges, all of these are huge milestones in my life. Things I never thought I could accomplish. Similar to marching around the neighborhood for an hour, or like tonight, nearly two. It’s not as much fun as the pool (another thing I never thought I could do), and I don’t feel necessarily refreshed, but I do know that it’s good for me, I’m doing it dammit. And, well I AM seeing some interesting sights along the way.
Narrowly averting a big huge screaming fight (okay fine, he doesn’t scream or fight, usually it’s me, whatever) Daniel and I left the house this evening, and took a wander. We went well past where I’ve been going lately, spotting this delightful seating area (above) in one front yard, then coming down the hill, we saw this project (below). It’s one that we’ve been monitoring.
You may or may not recall our Way Of Champions back route home from the grocery store, doesn’t matter if you do or not, this is one of the no-progress improvements we like to keep track of. We recently saw that the guy had a small tractor out there smoothing down his dirt, so we had to capture it here, and share.
Look what else we saw. Here is the other Post It note I noticed originally, and what it looked like today.
This pink one, the green one with the message about signs, and a yellow one, were all scattered along a near-by stretch of sidewalk. Now they are in different places, the pink one flipped over, and the yellow one is gone completely.
This yard confused us. We don’t think they got Flamingobombed, but we don’t know. We don’t think this was left-overs from a weekend yard sale. But we don’t know. The massively oversized vase and peculiarly tall table with matching chairs (just out of frame), why are they all on the grass? With those flamingos? Again and still, we don’t know. See? Confusing.
There were lots of foreign plates earlier, but I was in a grid-lock situation so I couldn’t stay focused on them. Dan went back the other night (yes, in his patrol car, he was driving in that direction anyway) and got the two from our anniversary Death March earlier in the month (Illinois and Minnesota), and we walked by them again today. But otherwise the only one that sticks in my head is BC (cheers!) and the only one I jotted down was Florida.
For the past few afternoons I’ve had some nicely psychic moments in my card altar room as I’m starting my day (one was about all the traffic I encountered, in fact), I’ll share more about that soon, as well as the new in-progress Changing My Brain endeavour. For right now though, our daily draw has validated these very nicely for me, going along beautifully with our Special Occasion Bat from yesterday. It’s all been quite empowering and encouraging!
“Sisters of the Seasons ~ cycles of growth, natural law, Divine order.
When the Sisters of the Seasons meet you on your path, they remind you that everything has a natural rhythm that obeys a higher law. Just as the seasons magically pass, be reminded that the nature of birth, growth, harvest, and decay cannot be altered. So if you keep on your path with determination and discernment, allowing for the natural course of events to unfold, success is assured.
Divine appropriate timing is guiding your desires into perfect manifest form. This is a very good period to start new things, as you have moved out of winter into the beginning of spring. Continue with patience, and be aware of the rhythms of your opportunities. There will be periods when things slow down and being anew, move into fruition, and then show down again in a never-ending natural flow.
Be mindful of which Sister greets you, for she points directly at the next. Every moment counts now.”
Even though we are actually on the cusp of fall, this is so good to hear*. Rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation, all of these are rewards. In order for us to reap these benefits, we need only to follow our paths, and simply go with the natural cycles of Mother Earth. It feels like a nice stamp of approval for all of us.
*Unless you are like Kris, and live Down Under, then of course, you ARE on the cusp of spring.
LateNight Update (added later): go here and read Matt’s wonderful interview with Chaz, then go vote for him! (I don’t actually know how the DWTS voting works, so maybe you guys could just figure that out on your own.)