I swallowed a bug today. I also had an outstandingly fabulous sammiche. Which one do you want to hear about first? The gnat? Sure. No gym time with Ryon this afternoon, he was feeling poorly so he canceled his entire day. We rode our bikes out anyway. And it was humid. The thick air full of flying wee beasties that wouldn’t leave us alone.
They were much more prominent along the canal. (Duh.) And one actually went into my stupid mouth and down my stupid throat. I yelled and flailed about and basically acted like Tom Hanks in that movie where he’s a child but appears to be a grown guy, and he eats something bad then over-reacts. That was me. Only on the bike. And in motion. And louder.
We talked about similar options around here (there are none, he’s IT at the moment), festivals, local interest, other places he and the van have been (he DID meet Dan, in uniform), his travels (why he is so brilliant with Mexican sausage), infused knowledge (or, as he says “my parents“), and then we all got interviewed by a delightful duo from the university. (When that story goes up, I’ll include a link to it. Or not, if I look as horrible as I think I did, you may never see it.)
Local people, eat this food! You will NOT be disappointed. Make sure that whatever you order, you get a side of the carrots/mushrooms. Better than french fries by such a huge margin that I can’t even begin to describe the chasm. Bottom line, I adore this guy, and really want to see him continue doing what he loves. Go. Find him. Order something.
Oh, and then later, on our way from gathering food, we saw a fucking NUMBER IN THE SKY! That was weird, even for me. I’ve never seen anything like this. I mean, sure, we all spot a design or an image at some point. But this wasn’t like when you squint your eyes, tilt your head, and sorta maybe can make out a shape. This was a CLEAR numeral 5 !!! In the spaces between clouds back-lit by the Moon! Dan saw it too, so ask him. It was FREAKY!
On our card altar, we’ve returned to the regular rotation, and came up with a message, that at first, seems to not go with yesterday’s, but it truly does.
Rest and Relax.
Release guilt and make your needs a top priority.”
What Corina said in the comments section last night was right on, and others mentioned it as well. If we consider that Tidy Up suggestion as another way of clearing out the old mental patterns and psychological crap we no longer need to haul around, then when we look at this card, it validates our Self-Care work.
The more we live a genuine life, as honestly as we can (being truthful with ourselves as well as others) the easier our lessons will be, and basically, the more fun we’ll have doing it. Meeting folks today who were living their passions was an energetic and marvelous sign. Just like that huge 5 in the sky. It’s like the Universe simply stepped in and showed me that what I’m doing is right.
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
Festive Event Du Jour:
Happy HAPPY Birthday to J.Adam! Hope you are feeling better and have a tremendous celebration, all in honour of YOU!