Well, that didn’t last long. Just as soon as I said we wouldn’t be seeing Max every day, we start back up seeing him for two days in a row. Fine, we’ll see him here when he shows up. Whenever THAT is.
Last night Empress was doing laundry, and I was helping. At one point, just after yesterday’s post went up, I dropped a basketful of warm clothes onto the bed. Guess who thought THAT was Nana’s best idea ever?!
Today it was a get-shit-done day for the gym crew, some of it in person, some on-line, and some by phone; as soon as the final details are worked out, the keys will be handed over and the storefront (with a tiny living loft above) will be theirs. We’re all very excited about this new venture. And we’re also VERY much looking forward to having a nice space for physical training and fitness.
Meanwhile, Dan and I are making preparations as the end of his vacation nears (at an alarmingly fast rate). This is such a sad time for me. He shaves (which I hate), he makes sure the patrol car is all ready to roll (which involves some vehicle maneuvering back and forth to the county shops), he gets a hair cut (which I also hate), and we buy groceries with on-the-go snacks in mind (more challenging now that we don’t eat packaged foods, and almost no dairy).
Tonight we enjoyed our pool class (complete with a couple of new folks as well as Matt, who is back in the water, by request but for a limited time only, with a couple of individual swimming lessons), and tomorrow we have both car and biking errands on our list. I’m feeling the current transitionary phase full-force, and I have no doubts that everyone else in the family is too.
Which makes our daily draw so very timely. What a NOT surprise, additionally, it goes frighteningly well with Hawk’s message. From the category of
“Creatures Of The Air:
Eagle, Raven, Owl, Humming Bird, Parrot, Peacock, Butterfly, Bat, Spider, and Bee
By different means all of these creatures escape the confines of earth. They soar above material cares and worries and counsel that it is time to let go of our cares, to leave the past firmly behind you where it belongs, and to look for a new future where anything is possible.
Spider uniquely makes her gossamer home in the air, connected to earth by silken ties almost too fine to perceive. She counsels that as you go forward in life you should remain attached to your past, but not be dominated by it.”
Delight in life and embrace change as the source of your creativity.
As iridescent wings unfurl from a hard chrysalis, change incarnate, the Butterfly is born. Some cross raging oceans, their apparent fragility belying their strength and endurance, some sip the flower’s sweet nectar for only a day, but all dance.
The Butterfly arrives to remind you to delight in life, to take time to experience what you love and to embrace the changes she brings as the source of your own creativity. Through kindness and tenderness you will attain your goals.”
Great phrasing here, this symbol is absolutely “change incarnate.” And as much as I dislike having to face the transitions, I know that once we get out the other side they are SO worth it. I just need to keep reminding my stodgy self elf of that, over and over and over and . . . .
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
Foreign License Plate Report:
New Jersey ( !!! ), BC ( also !!! ), North Dakota, and a Florida.