When I was a kid we used to joke that the weather for January (and on in to February) was last year’s left-overs, it needed to get all used up before Spring arrived. Yesterday’s hail became today’s sunshine. (Still cold though.) Dan and Max and I went out and enjoyed a bunch of it earlier.
We used one of the new GPS programs on his fancy phone. It comes back with information like this:
1011 Valley River Way Activity type: walking Description: – Total distance: 2.21 km (1.4 mi) Total time: 32:50 Moving time: 29:58 Average speed: 4.04 km/h (2.5 mi/h) Average moving speed: 4.42 km/h (2.7 mi/h) Max speed: 14.40 km/h (8.9 mi/h) Average pace: 14.86 min/km (23.9 min/mi) Average moving pace: 13.57 min/km (21.8 min/mi) Fastest pace: 4.17 min/km (6.7 min/mi) Max elevation: 137 m (448 ft) Min elevation: 82 m (270 ft) Elevation gain: 127 m (417 ft) Max grade: 0 % Min grade: 0 % Recorded: 02/24/2013 16:41
And a map that looks like THIS. (You have no idea how happy these little paths-on-a-screen make me, it’s like being able to DRAW where we go. Seriously, I adore them. And I am simply THRILLED that we’ve figured out a way to share. There are totally going to be MORE like this!)
Sadly, we were not as successful in our efforts to find a decent double-boiler. Or ANY double-boiler, at this point. We have a few more places to check (three, to be precise). In the mean-time, the deputy is attempting to make us some fabulous rice pudding without it, I’ll keep you posted.
Here’s something fun though, spotted as we wandered. About time, too. I haven’t seen any in ages.
On our card altar we have a pretty interesting message. It seems to go several directions, but all of them good. And encouraging.
Discernment before a passionate encounter leads to the magic of love.
Hare travels lightly, unfettered, and counsels that you, too, jettison worries that tether you to the present and tie you to the past, cleansing and lightening your mind through meditation or by sharing your fears with another. Unburdened, you may then react quickly as the future speedily unfolds, avoiding disaster and seizing opportunity.
Hare knows how fragile is the heart. If deeply drawn to another, look first into their mind and soul. For it is discernment followed by passion that leads to the magic of love.”
See? Kinda going several ways there. My focus was drawn to the cleansing and meditation parts of this message. My newest endeavor involves some guided Quiet Time, and I’m getting so much out of it already. Any opportunity we have to Tune In and Recharge is a chance we really should never pass up.
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
as noted above, we walked, 1.37 miles for 32 and a half minutes at 2.51 MPH. In a great big circle, around the mall.
Last Night’s Baking:
was not technically a failure, only because we COULD eat them (and I have been). Yes, these are two sizes on purpose, I was using two different pans. For expediting purposes.
If I can make biscuits, I can make these bastards. My blended-and-beige heritage demands it! (I’ll keep trying.)
LateNight Kitchen Update:
the test batch worked! No need for a double-boiler if you have a newer, very heavy-bottomed, good quality pan. (This time we used coconut/almond milk and coconut oil. No dairy, and really tasty!)