It was dry and sunny today, and we fully enjoyed it*. Even with Dan’s flat tire. No worries, his borrowed bike (from the barn!) came with an adorable wee travel tire pump. After our gym time we alley-rode our way over to another wonderful local bike shop, where they diagnosed the problem and made quick, and budget-conscious, repair.
*Over ten and a half miles worth.
We also ended up with a grand SALE pair of cycling pants for me, but sadly, they are a smidge snug. Not likely I can return them, but my hope is that all this weight-work will help the Transformative slimming process and I’ll be able to wear them soon. Or, I’ll give them to one of the girls maybe.
On our card altar we have a brief, but very worthwhile message, which ties into something I just found in my e-mail from Corina (She Of Much Inspiration these days). Thank you for sharing!
Respect Yourself ~
You are the best judge of what’s right.”
When we strive to live a genuine and loving life, following our path as best we can, these are the types of reminders that come in handy. Use it as an affirmation today, or just put it on a Post It and repeat it several times.
From this awesome place, a spot I am SO going back to, here is another bit of helpful information,
“When you become aware of habits, darker thoughts and lower emotions, you’re actually burning up karma, the old way of creating life. Think of awareness as a bright light that shines into the corners of the ego’s agenda. When you observe the pieces of puzzles, you gain light. You begin perceiving the overall pattern of mistakes with creating reality. As your light level increases, you learn to see your life differently.
You realize that you have a choice about the thoughts, emotions and actions that comprise the patterns in your life. As you pull away from unwanted thoughts and patterns (by seeing reality differently or sending light to the problem) life begins to change. The placement of your energy changes as you learn to alter the course of your thoughts, which ignites and destroys the old karmic energies.”
I don’t know anything about Julia, yet. But I’m certainly going to find out. She sounds like someone we need to spend more time with, doesn’t she? (Also, come on, her NAME!)
In reading news, this book is already FASCINATING, and I can’t wait to tell you what I’m learning. I’ve only finished the first chapter, though, so stay tuned.
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson
Michigan and New York
Spotted In A Parking Lot:
xenatuba !!! (So fun to see you, Ally.)
Simple Recipe Du Jour:
we were only able to pick up a few things this week in our food foraging, but we got a decent variety of potatoes, including one yam. Dan cubed them all, and oven-baked, after a toss with some olive oil, parsley, salt, pepper, and (my favorite!) fennel. DEE-LISH!