Today is the FiftyFirst wedding anniversary of my lovely parents. No, I don’t have a picture to show you. I mean, I could go digging around and try to come up with an old one, but it’s been a long day for me here in The Burrow, and I’m getting kind of a late start, so that’s just not gonna happen. What IS happening is that we have drawn from our Special Occasion deck in celebration. (At their house, she made him a Special Breakfast, about as festive as they get these days.)
(I was more than slightly creeped out when I first turned this one over, you know how I am about small furry creatures… but the number was 2 and that seemed message-y. You guys also know that I don’t edit our draws or question the Universe, so this was what we were supposed to see, whether it caused me discomfort or not.)
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
“Mouse ~ Scrutiny.
There is a fable that tells of a Mouse that once freed a Lion securely fastened by rope bindings. The Lion had initially scoffed at the Mouse’s timid offer of assistance, suggesting that if a mighty and brave Lion could not break the ropes then what chance did a Mouse have of doing better? The Mouse insisted and, little by little, chewed through the knots to eventually set the Lion free.
Mouse reminds us that if we look at life from varying vantage points, remain vigilant and take one step at a time, checking our progress regularly, we will never be hindered by trouble.
The Mouse is small and wily enough to go through life without being detected. Although he lives a life of cunning and deceit, his wisdom is offered today in the form of awareness. He teaches us to be ever alert to the tell tale signs that things are not as they should be. Mouse is mindful of never ignoring the small, seemingly insignificant details that threaten to haunt him later. He is aware that he may some day feel the searing pain of Owl’s talons in his back should he become complacent and let his guard down.
Mouse uses his keen sense of smell to constantly test the air for danger. He allows his whiskers to touch everything in his path as a way of checking that all is as it should be.
If Mouse has appeared in your cards now, you are being encouraged to touch everything with your symbolic whiskers, particularly when signing agreements or contracts, or when considering new projects, proposals or ventures involving other parties. Mouse reminds us to remain vigilant to the smaller aspects first, and to check for pitfalls or hidden opportunities before rushing into anything.
Mouse promises that scrutiny will ensure we never overlook the obvious. He demonstrates that even those who have very little influence in the way of the world can reach places of prominence if they hold great expectations.
Mouse reveals quite effectively that sometimes strength of mind prevails over strength of body. Answers to difficult situations often lie in how the problems are perceived.”
May I point out that this is the second (or possibly third) time we’ve been told to stay “vigilant” by our cards? Just making sure that everyone is noticing these patterns. Also, speaking of noticing, you may have seen that I updated one of my wee Info Boxes over <—- there, to give you the latest on what Mercury is doing.
Our Mouse message had good reminders about looking carefully, and getting these types of situations (that could be adversely influenced by backwards planets) in order before the retrograde gets here completely. (Remember, the Shadow Phase happens about a week before and a week after the actual time/date.)
Psst, hey JulieLanders, don’t anyone tell Robin, but I didn’t take a day off this week. I went out into the neighborhood and walked, but shhh, keep it quiet ‘kay? If she does somehow find out, tell her that I was slow and careful, nothing sporty about me, nuh uh, no way. Once again, I was SO damn casual that I got passed by tons of other folks. Like that woman in the next photo, who was dressed in a similar fashion as I was this evening, but who was WAY freaking speedier.
Not far past where this shot was taken I spotted an extremely cool side gate on someone’s house, but it was starting to really get dark fast, which caused my flash to misbehave.
Hopefully you can see some of it, right there in the middle, with the rays coming up so artistically. They also have a cute little round (hexagonally?) shaped window trimmed with matching wood. One other thing happened while I was out, but it’s going to take an entire post to explain, so I’ll save it for tomorrow. (Don’t let me forget though.)
Be sure you guys check out Han’s latest post (featuring my new grand-dog). She will be busing it down here next week for some family food time, but the guys won’t be joining her.
It’s no secret that I am a blog hopper, and have several of my “favorites” that I go around checking in with regularly. Well, (three times!) it was brought to my attention that I was missing someone. Recently I’ve begun to correct this oversight. But it’s a process, because I have to do it all in order, and she’s as prolific as I am. Going back for years! I’m up to January 2009 now in the historic archives of The Bloggess, and here is a quote from one post that had me literally Laughing Out Loud:
I’m like the fucking Charlie Brown of blogging.
I think what I, and obviously so many other folks, can relate to in Jenny’s blogs is her honesty, her flawed life, and how she flings it all out there for us to share. We are all so damn messed up sometimes we just HAVE to laugh! Otherwise …. well, let’s not even contemplate the other options. She has like three different places she writes, which means that my catching up is going to take some time. I’ll let you know how it’s going.