We’re going to start today’s dose of The World According To Me with a picture of Max. Well, two shots, actually. And some explaining. I’ve been very disturbed lately because of his itchiness. It bothers him too.
The cone is not bad, but not perfect either. And he’s just about worn out his plaid jacket. Last night, after not too much effort, I got some pants to work pretty well.
To create this stunning outfit, I attached the top (after taking in the sides of an old tank top of mine), to the bottoms, using my sewing machine, and then tied the straps over his shoulders. We had a pin holding the knot in place, but for sleeping I thought that might not be such a great idea, doubling up the ends instead. What you can’t see is that there’s a bit of shirt under his neck and on his chest. That was one of the reasons this entire ensemble* stayed on so well.
*You gotta say that with a heavy French accent. Did you?
He seems to be doing better without the clothes or plastic barrier, for longer periods of time, but we’ll still take all of his accouterments with us this weekend. I’ll have his bag packed and ready for traveling tomorrow. When he’s WITH everyone, we can step in with gentle reminders that he really does NOT need to keep scratching.
When I got back from some gym time with Ryon this afternoon, these guys were all on the front deck. And Karen, here’s the reason why we don’t want shadows in our photos. A perfect example. They are distracting as hell and hugely bothersome. Nothing other than that, it just irritates me. All I can see when I look at this, is Dan’s hand and hair partially blocking the view of Grand Dog adorableness.
Am I super grateful and pleased that he captured this moment in time and shared it with all of us? Absolutely! Am I also ridiculously and irrationally unable to concentrate on the intended image because of that shadow? More than I can say.
Here’s the (on the sparse side) Foreign License Plate tally from today’s ride* downtown and back: Virginia, Mississippi, and Montana (wave wave, hi Barb).
*Yes, he fixed my bike. It was a matter of some shifty thing. No lasting damage, just a repair that could be done in the living room before he went to work. Woot!
On our card altar, we have come around to the duplicate set of my working deck, and since we’ll be using that, along with the newest Toni cards for this weekend, I thought we should see what someone else had to say. When I flipped it over, I was kinda surprised But still, this is worthwhile. Obviously, or I wouldn’t have been sent in that direction.
Your sexual self needs some attention. By drawing this card, you are urged to be honest with yourself about your sexuality, and to take appropriate steps.
Sexuality is an important part of life, not just to our physical self, but also to our emotional and spiritual selves. The fairy realm understands the unique joy that comes from sexual experiences. They know about the Divine light that is created when you merge with a beloved partner. They understand the release that sexuality brings about.
By drawing this card, you are being guided to heal any sexual issues that may have arisen from negative experiences. If you were ever sexually abused, this card may signal a call for help from your inner self. You may be directed to seek professional counseling or a support group to overcome negative sexual or body image issues, or to heal a sexually unsatisfying relationship. The fairies will guide you to the appropriate resources so that you can be truly free to experience the dynamic aspects of your sexuality.
My sexual self is attractive, healthy, and able to experience great pleasure.”
Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue