Whew! Tragedy averted. But it was a close one. Good thing I knew JUST what to do. See, we went out today (more on that in a min). Then I had to wrangle some laundry. And my phone (plus the bike computer) accidentally splash-landed into the drum. It was horrible. Until, he told me later that my response was very good and the damage was next to none.
Do you all know that when a wee device like these two get wet you are supposed to immediately plop them into a container of dry rice? With the battery out? Well you are. It works great. (Except that now, our pantry is out of rice.)
What we don’t need, is any more of these/this.
ALL of that was on my bike, in the panniers, for our ride home from the mall. Oh yeah, it was VERY cold and dark out, but we were totally prepared. In sort-of clockwise order, beginning with my phone (BEFORE it went for a swim) is the skirt I wore while we were shopping (don’t ask), a small treat for each of us in the bags with the pink hearts, my back-up Crocs (just in case!) right above, and then you can see a stainless steel mixing bowl full of socks and undies (the main reason for our trip).
There are also some incense boxes and two decorative strings of bells-with-animals-and-tassels (Indian, in origin, from India, sold to us by a delightful Indian woman who is importing these items [and plenty of others] for her new kiosk) on the far right. We also scored a very cool piece of wonderfulness (from the CLEARANCE rack) which I enjoyed all the way home.
We need to get Dan one. It is so fun to wear, and truly helps with the (literally) freezing wind in
your my face.
No off-roading this time, my beloved (and long-suffering) spouse directed us through the Rose Garden were we stayed on the paths*. So pretty, even with the winter fog and low temperatures.
*As I was taking this shot, a man two-wheeled it up to us and asked if I could use his phone and get a picture of him; he has them from every season, he told us. I was happy to help.
Before we left The Burrow though, I had enough time to flip our card. It is an incredible validation of yesterday’s message. I love when that happens, especially, like now, when so many of us really seem to need this sort of encouragement. (Or ya know, ME, *I* need it. Whatever.)
There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams.”
Usually I really like these illustrations, and can see the connection to the message. This time, it’s CLOSE, but off somehow. Still, a great sign.
Self-Care Oracle Cards by Cheryl Richardson
on mine it was 12.962 and according to his it was 12.52. He has adjusted the calculator (after discovering that is was FINE from falling into a tub full of warm soapy water), by changing the tire size in the details, so we’ll see if that makes any difference in our discrepancies. Average speed was a leisurely 8.9MPH with time pedaled 1:27:07 from my machine and one hour forty-one minutes according to his.
not done by us. We went to the cookie store, as a treat after our gym hour.
We raided De and Tony’s Day Old basket, then got some to share at their counter (the now-favorite-of-mine Chocolate Salty and a PeanutButter Chocolate Chip). Plus a nice warm coffee for the Deputy. Seriously, local people, go there. Far-away folks, splurge some time and order a few on-line. They are EXCEPTIONALLY good cookies!
Last Night After The Show:
we had a late-night snack at one of our local brew places. The food was amazingly fabulous, the crowd, not even. (You’ll have to ask Daniel how the beer was, I had a lemonade, and it was perfectly lovely.) But, I was still on a mental health high because of how hilarious Paula had been, and enjoying these (below), so those other patrons didn’t even bother me.
If there was a JOY METER my Danskos would be the Top Mark, with my hardwood floors as second down. I cannot actually describe how exquisitely gleeful this footwear makes me. I just can’t, it’s too huge.