Today I’m going to tell you my day in pictures. So, sit back and prepare for adorableness. But also some good information from the Universe. Plus a few other bits of this and that.
I began my afternoon by standing in the card altar room and waiting for a sign. I knew that we were not going to continue the rotation, it just felt as though I needed to be facing the other direction. My eyes landed on that old Sylvia Browne deck. Remember it?
People are all chemically different, but everybody needs protein – a human body cannot exist on just sugar. Treat your body with respect by feeding it nourishing and nutritious foods.
If you are good to your body, it will be good to you.”
How very timely, since I just ended last night’s post with a food/diet/exercise-related whine (but no cheese). We’ll come back to this topic later.
The next thing I did (after taking all of my regular vitamins and supplements and drinking a bottle-ful of water) was to go outside. With some company.
The rules for blog photos are strict, a very important one is “no-animals-from-behind shots!” Sadly, I had to break that commandment because I am NOT a good Grand Dog wrangler. (Does the saying herding cats mean anything to you?!)
I make exceptions, to nearly every law I enact. Bleh, it’s just how real life turns out to be. Whatever.
So then, we got some phone photos from the Away Kids. Here is a lovely, and oh so picturesque view, from Stinson Beach.
Doesn’t Adam look like he’s in some sort of fashion shoot?! So stylish.
An amount of time went by. I did other stuff. Dan grumbled over bill-paying. I made two pieces of toast for him, with the excellent ciabatta loaf that Empress brought home the other night.
As we were getting ready to head off into the next portion of our day, we received this.
Speaking of fashion models! Look how well she dresses up. I hope they have an absolutely WONDERFUL time at this festive event. (And all the other places they’re going, too.)
Daniel put on his gear, I put on some comfy-for-biking clothes, and we told the dogs to behave. He left. I rode down to Sundance*. Remember a few posts back when Hanny said she might have a messenger bag I could borrow? Well, she brought it, along with her pets (she actually packed their luggage in it).
*When I put this link up for the store I noticed that in the drawing on their website it shows where the bike rack is.
Right, well. That’s a crappy angle. But take my word for it, this item is IDEAL for my needs! So perfect. I was still sweaty coming home, but wow, the carrier worked tremendously well.
After I put the food and bike away, I went back out in front. With company. Again.
The rocket-scientist next door was using an electric saw in his garage, and we could hear him. Then we heard him talking to his wife on the other side of our fence. ALL dogs found that to be interesting. I eventually left my seat and went to pick blueberries.
That’s about how many I got yesterday too. I love having them RIGHT there! Update on my radishes, with no photo, because now it’s dark out and I forgot: un-sure.
The leaves are getting huge, but when I pull any up (for thinning or simply to use the greens in a salad) no progress on the root portion. Odd. But, it’s me, so not entirely unexpected.
Back to our discussion of Nutrition. I don’t have much. Just a mention about the definition on our daily draw. From my own experience this past year, what I’ve been reading (and Han has been sending me/publishing), and from having two-thirds of my children be non-meat-eaters for more than half their lives now, I know, without any doubts, that humans do not NEED to consume animal products. We LIKE them, and some of them are actually very good for us. But not all, and not all the time, and not for all people.
We must each make our own choices and walk our own paths. We must all follow our heart and conscience. For me, I like knowing that my food is chosen with care and concern. As are the selections my children make. (Yes, I’m including the son in there too, even though he is a carnivore, he does opt enviro-friendly when he can.)
Do I think that everyone should eat the way I do? Not a chance. Because for one thing, I can’t always stick with what I’m preaching here. I have to go with what’s available, just like everyone else. But what I think is even more important, is that we TRY. And that we KNOW what our options are. Even if we can’t always choose the best item, we are aware. And that’s about all anyone can ask of us.
Heart And Soul Cards by Sylvia Browne
“In The Kitchen
Hello, kitchen, you are my nourishment center.
You and all your appliances help me so much in easily preparing delicious, nutritious meals.
There is such an abundance of good, healthy food in my fridge and cupboards.
I can easily make a delicious, nutritious meal.
You help me to be cheerful.
I love you.”