(We got home late, I’m in a rush, can’t think of clever word play, just gonna add the card to the bottom of what I typed up last night; hope this damn thing posts on time! Tomorrow I’ll share our visit.)
Daniel and I get to argue about lots of different things. One of our favorites is my shoe situation. (Yes, Robin. We ARE going there.) He feels that perhaps some of them don’t fit my hooves properly. I think he’s wrong.
What I need, really and truly, is professional-style walking footwear, fitted by someone who knows what the hell they are doing. Sadly, we have not a peso to spare, so I trudge along in what I have. Some days it’s okay, and some days it is not. The reasons vary. Socks, that would be one issue. The swollen state of my hooves, that’s another factor.
Yesterday I grabbed up my supply of band-aids and prepared to leave The Burrow. Here is what the aftereffects of that project generally look like.
As I recently mentioned, I have a new baby toe blister. Those are the kinds of things which add to the billowing debris pile of paper slips and wrappers on the kitchen table.
On the plus side, it was not raining at ALL for the entire nearly 100 minutes I was out there. I cut the trek short because Dan texted that he was awake. Basically what he said was, “it’s amazing how well you can sleep without a dog in your bed.”
There were plenty of canine companions and their people, (both barely discernible in the above view), out with me on the trails and paths and sidewalks. I saw that absolutely freaking ADORABLE St Bernard puppy as I neared home. Gawd that poor girl, she hates walking with Mom. When she’s with Dad they get to visit with EVERYbody, but with Mom, it’s just walk walk walk, no chatting!
Next time I see her (and she’s with Dad, NOT Mom) I’ll ask him if I can take her picture. He’ll say yes, he’s THAT nice of a guy. Holy crap she’s a gorgeous dog.
Back to what I saw though. (FOCUS!) Do you remember when I said lots of shit was blooming and there were some I couldn’t identify? Well I got a good shot to share. (I hope it’s a good shot.)
These plants, with two varieties. One has purple-ish blossoms and the other has greeny/yellowy flowers. They look the same, just in different colors. I’ve spotted them in several yards recently. Not a clue what the hell they are.
Our card today is not one I’m familiar with either, but the message sounds very interesting.
“Jasper Red ~
nurture, care, protection, energy flow, life force.
You may soon find yourself drawn into a situation in which you feel compelled to care for and protect someone who is in need of help. This may be a person or a pet that has recently suffered some kind of trauma and is suffering from anxiety or depression. Your love and attention will help them heal and simultaneously you will subconsciously heal an aspect of yourself that is also yearning to be nurtured.
What is being healed is an emotional trauma you experienced in the past, possibly in your childhood, or it may even stem from a past life. There is no need to recollect the past or try to figure anything out. Remember that we each mirror one another and self healing automatically occurs when we care for another’s needs.
Trust in the healing power of love.”
Crystal Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
LateNight Addition: I went for a ride today before we left for dinner. When I started, it was raining. Within about one minute it had turned to hail. That kept up for about half my route. Turning in to snow by the time I was reaching the park. As I steered up our street, it was clear and sunny. Half an hour, four types of weather. Yes, it’s nearly spring here.