It was a tumultuous adventure of a day for me and my Beloved. Absolutely none of it involved anything red, or ruffled, or flowery, or even velvet (and it only marginally had some chocolate in it). This has been covered here before, and I really was not going to mention it (still am kinda not), except to describe our outings. And disclaim the fact that there was no holiday for the two of us.
We had this conversation in the car moments ago. How very relieved we always are when we look around and see all the commercial shit we are not spending money on. Money we used tonight to purchase groceries for the week and a small treat as our shared meal (we got sale deli sammiches). Way early on the discovery was made that we had this in common (among many other important foundational concepts). Today this mutual disdain (and yes, judge-y-ness) made for a (mostly*) relaxing and entertaining erranding run.
*What stress was out there was caused by the Stupid People, this time that was not us. WE were fabulous, THEY were horrible and constantly in our way. But otherwise, predominately lovely out.
The Foreign License Plate sightings were pretty decent: Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont (wave wave, hi Kewl Kate) and Alaska. A couple of those we spotted on our damp bike ride around the neighborhood (where he nearly ran me over because I STILL can’t shift and he STILL can). One we saw when we had to deliver an emergency car to Empress. (See? Good thing we have so many, huh?!)
Her next-door folks have a friend over. This woman is incapable of parking properly. As is Em and Graham’s SUPER freaking crazy room-mate. My baby was blocked in and no one else was home. We suggested she call the not-911-number and have those fucktards towed. But, she’s nice (unlike her mother), so she wrote them firmly worded notes instead. And we brought her something else to drive so she wouldn’t miss her appointment.
Then we headed off in search of food. Which is challenging right now, but also quite a bit of fun too. (Again, we don’t need a made-up not-really-a-holiday to have a silly, and yes, loving, moment together. A half an hour in the bulk aisle at our local market works perfectly well.)
She was right! That delightful counter girl from The Kiva was absolutely correct when she told me that cauliflower comes in a variety of colors. Gorgeous aren’t they? No, we didn’t get any this time. Just took their picture and moved along.
Yes I do realize this is so blurry that you probably can’t tell what it is. I didn’t have a choice, it was this, or nothing. That is a bra, in the center of the shot. I had just returned the shopping buggy to the store’s foyer (we’re thoughtful like that) when Dan said, as he swung by to pick me up, “I’d like your opinion on something” then he drove us around the parking lot again and stopped with our headlights pointing at this scene. We can’t explain it, we just wanted to share.
Recently I mentioned that I’d done a bit of bloggy housekeeping, and Megan asked about the Words To Live And Stitch By addition over there on the side (in replacement to that gawdawful Tag Balloon I’ve been wanting to get rid of for years). I answered in the comments, but now others are curios too (Robin!) so I’m showing you were I found it. Here. I’ve poked around over there a few times and have, so far, liked everything I’ve seen.
Many times, over the life of this place, I’ve put up links or suggestions for sites and companies that I like and think maybe you will too, even though I don’t know the folks and don’t always remember to go back. This is one of those occasions. If you guys ever have specifically pagan or witchy types of questions, I encourage you to ask away, I’ll gladly answer anything. I’m not as good about recommending other places to search though, simply because I forget that all of you don’t know the same things I do.
On our card altar we’ve come back to my working deck, and it was funny when I flipped this one over. “Working” is the key word in that sentence. I had two readings last week, what I use is a (MUCH older) duplicate set of what you see in the picture below. When I handled this draw today I realized how VERY worn out my other ones are looking and feeling. Well loved, that’s the better description perhaps.
“Knight of Wands”
Knights are always messengers, bringers of news and information. They ride in and deliver the signs we need to see or hear or feel or touch. Some are strong and reliable, others are sweet and wear their hearts on their sleeves, while a few are way zippy quick with a rapid way about them. The Knight of Wands is inspiration incarnate.
This message is like a hot burning flash of brilliance that will be most welcome and supremely significant. It will also be quite deep and meaningful in the long run, even though the delivery itself is going to be a medium-to-fast spark of recognition. Be alert for omens of heat and revelations concerning summer-like times.
Wands are warm and cozy, bright and sunny. Their corresponding time of day is high noon so they often have to do with the heat of the day. They are most comfortable with solar symbols and fire-y icons. This Knight is the perfect example, he rides in with flames as his companions, hot orange as one of his primary colors, and gold as his designating metal.
Another aspect of this card has to do with the rapid and searing movement that also represents the blazing sands of deserts and the warming knowledge of inspired ideas. Using stones and other precious products given of our Mother Earth is a suggestion this character makes, as in my deck, these staves are all shown with shining crystals on the ends. The clear thinking mind is aided by the loving heat of the Sun.
Robin Wood Tarot
LateNight Cooking Question: anyone have a spare electric range they’d be willing to part with for a tiny but negotiable sum of cash? As I was down here typing away in
La La Land JulieLand, poor Daniel was upstairs trying to create something edible with an intermittently functioning stove. As you well know, our oven has been shitty for the past 15 years, it appears now as though the burners are going too (only half of them worked anyway).
LateLateNight Cooking Update: he managed very well with what little he had to work with. I am now eating a kalamata olive, feta, and asparagus frittata. The man is miraculous! (But he still needs
better actual working kitchen appliances.)