Once more we have a round-up of random crap (which is loosely what “farrago” means), tossed out for our entertainment and education.
As I told you before, Daniel has set us up a little work station, his to the left of mine. He has different stuff over there, and one stack of things on his desk has been distracting me for days now. See how that would cause me to lose my concentration? A lot?!
I worked on the new bag cover today, but didn’t finish it. I had to repair one of my ancient pairs of Levi’s instead. Not the patched ones, the overly zig-zagged ones this time. There is NOTHING wrong with these pants. They are fine, I tell you, just fine!
I would like to take a moment and address that Autism testing link, and a wee bit of controversy it stirred up. Delia was right, these types of on-line quizzes are mostly bullshit. However, they are also fun. We both have children in our lives who truly fall into this category, on some level, and I didn’t want to make light of that. Since I really do have special issues, and since I am frighteningly irreverent, it seemed like a harmless item to include here. She made a good point, so I wanted to acknowledge it.
I am still working on things here in the New Improved version of JulieLand, but I am doing it on my own. The font and typeface continue to annoy me, I don’t like the look of them. If there is anything you don’t like, or anything that is not working for you (like is the blog eating your comments?) please don’t hesitate to let me know, via e-mail, or tweet, or psychic messaging.
“Squirrel teaches you to plan ahead for the winter when the trees are bare and the nuts have long since disappeared. Squirrel medicine can come in many forms, as this furry creature is very diverse in nature. The erratic behaviour of Squirrel has bested many a forlorn hunter, and it thus stands to reason that there are benefits to being able to circle a branch at lightening speed. This seeming frenzy can also get nerve-wracking if you are dealing with persons who have Squirrel traits. Trying to calm them down enough to accomplish something may feel overwhelming.
The gathering power of Squirrel medicine is a great gift though. It teaches you how to collect and store your energy for times of need. It teaches you to reserve something for further use, whether it be a judgement, an opinion, a savings account, candles, or extra food.
In today’s world of changing times and fortunes, it is the wise person who prepares for the future. The message is to be aware and be prepared; love yourself enough to gather the goods that will meet your needs in times of scarcity, even if that time never comes.
Honor your future by readying yourself and those around you. Understand the balance involved in gathering, look at the idea of circulating the stock of what you have before you. And see to preparations also of having a safe place in which to store your gatherings. This place is an untroubled heart and mind, and that which is gathered will set your mind and heart free, so that you will know that all will be well taken care of in its own time. Apply this to any fears of the future you might have and they will vanish.”
(When I first read that part about gathering supplies, and it said “candles” I saw it as candy, and was momentarily thrilled that the spirits were telling me to keep delicious snacks on hand. See I was already doin’ the work!)