This will surprise no one, so don’t even pretend to be shocked. I am flawed to a degree that one of my many issues jumped out at us today in such a blatant manner that I ended up creating my own discomfort. We took our neighborhood trudge this evening, and I was in charge of the route (well, I shoved my way into that responsibility, again, totally my fault here). Guess what? It was off, the timing totally sucked, we were a mess.
Okay, we weren’t really a mess. But our timing was very much off. When we got to our half-way-time mark Daniel asked me which direction, I pointed and suggested, so we went that way. Except…. we came up short, or too long, or however you want to look at it. Either way, it is obvious to one and all that I should just never be in charge of time-related anythings. Once more, this is NOT news.
What ended up happening was that I (ridiculously) made the decision to keep going, and not cut the walk short (which was our other option). It was a mistake. That was not one of my better ideas. Now I feel as if I’ve been hit by a bus, and then the bus backed up and ran over me again. As soon as I get this post typed and saved I’m going in search of the Trifecta of Pain Relief.
We may never go that particular direction again, but if we do I am SO keeping an eye on this house. And adding it to my list of no-progress home improvement projects that I’m keeping track of.
This little flower is what we refer to around here as a “volunteer.” Something/someone/someplant who just shows up because they want to. As Dan was working on the side and back fence recently he came across several like this. (One adventuring vine even has a few strawberries on it.) When we saw this one, a single lone bloom, in a block-long expanse of nothing but fence boards and empty sidewalk, I absolutely had to share it.
Our daily draw picture came out much lighter than the actual card, and I have no idea why. Here next to me it looks much more lapis lazuli-like, but in the photograph it appears almost neon bright.
Believe in yourself, for you have the ability to materialize your dreams!
Throughout the coming months you will begin to expand your horizons and explore new possibilities for your life. You will realise that all you need, in order to manifest your dreams, is self confidence. Believe in yourself and do not let anything stand in your way. Even if you are rejected, do not give up, for even rejection can serve to strengthen your resolve and character, provided you are ready for it. Expect it and see it as something you can learn from. Success is guaranteed provided you remain focused and confident.
See every experience as a learning experience.”
Right, so I like this one very much. Although the “rejected” part was slightly concerning. I will be as prepared for rejection as I can be, while still maintaining that self-confidence he recommends. But now, I need to go elevate my hooves. And eat my birthday crabs that Karen’s Beloved sent over yesterday.
LateNight Travel Update: the Seattle contingent arrived safely back at their new apartment. (Maybe it was a good thing that Dan and I wandered the neighborhood for longer than usual, it probably kept me from crying as I wandered the house instead.)
Even Later LateNight News: Daniel just showed me a Google tribute to Freddie Mercury that was adorable. And ha, his birthday is one day after mine!