Here’s some of the things we learned today on our bike ride in the rain:
- tip found on-line regarding shower caps for seat covers is GOLDEN
- skirt system needs some adjustments
- well-made panniers are totally worth whatever the hell the asking price is
- beauty supply store headbands are a treasure
- running pants are fine for a light mist, but RealLiveRainGear is essential for actual precipitation (of biblical proportions, like we were bombarded with this afternoon)
- wear a ball cap, the brim will keep a great deal of the torrential downpour out of your nose and eyes, in your mouth it doesn’t matter
- Crocs work beautifully, as emergency reservoirs ……..
Yeah, we have a few bugs to work out yet before autumnal pedaling becomes second-nature. It was a terrific test run though!
On the health front, my back has returned to 98% perfectly healed. In pool class this evening I could still tell that I’d pulled the shit out of it on Thursday, but over all, I felt really good.
Still giving much credit to this magical elixir though, not even kidding. I shared the recipe with Mom when she called yesterday, too. (And promised to run a copy off for Patty.)
Just be aware that if you make this recipe, don’t let it spill on to anything that you can’t bleach clean. The turmeric stains. A. Lot.
On our card altar today we have a soothing message which I hope everyone will take to heart and seriously apply, to whatever is going on in their lives right now.
‘Peace comes from remembering that only love is real.’
‘Look past the surface of this situation and see the underlying truth: that everyone involved is a child of God filled with love. By focusing upon this truth, you elicit loving behavior and solutions.
Even though appearance may seem otherwise, trust that a higher wisdom is in charge. Love is the only power that exists, and its light shines away any seeming darkness Hold the intention to look for examples of this light within yourself and others, and you will have more light in your mind, heart, thoughts, and life.
This knowledge is the foundation of Peace.’
When you wish to feel more centered, calm, and peaceful, call upon Chamuel. He is the archangel of personal, and global peace. He is very kind, loving, and sweet, and he’ll evoke a pleasant feeling of excitement when he works with you. Know that Chamuel sees your true qualities and loves you unconditionally.”
Substitute any words that don’t work for you, but don’t let this message pass by without acknowledging the strength of it. I was guided to use this deck, it’s not in our regular rotation but one of the stacks that is now across the top of our (newly secure) table.
The Witch’s Reading Progress continues to positively move forward. I finished John Irving’s latest offering, and it was fab. The reason I like his work is that it flows along interestingly. No IN MY FACE conflict, or contrived bullshit. Just lots of people doing lots of basic things. And talking about them with other people. Also, he’s a boundary-crosser. I like that.
Next up to finish and share with you all is one Hanna recommended earlier this year, which she and Dan have since read, but I didn’t get to. More brain work, JulieLanders! You know how I love the mind exercising.
Archangel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
LateNight Family Shout-Out:
hey, Cousin Jannelly….. how did I miss your birthday and why can’t I find out when it was? This week? Last week? Today? Yesterday? Tomorrow?
More Proof Of Our Drenched Outing: