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.

biking pants
Yes, that price tag DOES say over a hundred dollars, we got them for close to 90% off the printed number.

             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!

oracle cards

“Self-Respect  ~

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.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

FLP Report:

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!

oven roasted
Roasted to perfection.

7 thoughts on “Priority Caring.

  1. Yay for being able to enjoy a ride in the sun! And for price conscious bike fixes & super-on-sale clothing!

    Very important message, and the card is beautiful!

    So glad you liked the site! Definitely will be spending more time there myself!

    Mmm, yummy root roast! Looks wonderful… have you thought about adding some beets to up the vitamin/mineral content?… And carrots? (Now I’m going to have to make a root roast myself… haven’t had one in a long, long time, and I don’t think I’ve ever mixed sweet potatoes in with regular potatoes, love the idea!)

    Mmmm, no beets. Nope. No thanks.
    But hey,
    Hanny would LOVE this idea! 😛

    10:54 p.m.

  2. Very interesting card, and very thought provoking for me right now, especially as upset/angry as I got over a fairly trivial thing yesterday (part of the numbered p-lot conversation). I will look harder at that, and shed some light and illumination to what I suspect is a karmic pattern.

    I fixed an interesting root vegi stew this weekend that added turnip, parsnip, carrot, rutabaga and golden beets. I made 1/2 with stew meat, and 1/2 without for the vegetarian in the house. We had roasted beets over at Mary’s late last week, which would go with your roasted roots wonderfully.

    Great find, and great adventure!

    We are not very well versed in turnips nor parsnips, but they are both items we WANT to know more about, and hopefully enjoy.

    10:56 p.m.

  3. That potato roast looks fabulous. I might have to make it myself. Yum. And other people’s “root roast” ideas sound great, too. I’ve never heard of golden beets, @xenatuba. They sound good.

    Glad you got the tire fixed and found some budget-priced pants; you will get into them. I’m sure you will.

    I have the Walking with Einstein book; I’ll have to start reading it now. I’ve had it for months and hadn’t started it yet. Then I can almost keep up with you!

    Mini-book club of two? After you get through the first chapter, let me know what you think. We can discuss it. You won’t be that far behind, I have so much to catch up on right now, my great forward momentum is a bit stalled.

    10:58 p.m.

  4. So weird. I saw the potato roast before reading the comments and remembered I have a couple of potatoes, some carrots, a sweet potato, a new bottle of garlic infused olive oil and my brain went “Yum!” Then I read the comments and saw we were all on the same page. Ha ha.

    LOL! I love it when that happens. Let us know how yours turned out. (I went back for seconds!)

    Also, that garlic infused olive oil sounds terrific.
    11:01 p.m.

  5. Wait, $110 for bike pants?! Were they fashioned from unicorn pelts sewn together with gossamer strands of angel wings? Jeez. No wonder they were on the sale rack. Hope they see fit to…uh…fit. (Clearly I should no longer be typing.)

    I have some issues with the price of biking gear on a regular basis, this is not out of the ordinary. Sadly.

    (Wow I WISH that’s what they were made of.)

    11:22 p.m.

  6. The potatoes look delicious. Moonwalking with Einstein sounds interesting. And you had a nice, long bike ride with Dan. Sounds like life is good right now.

    With very few exceptions, indeed, it is.

    11:39 p.m.

  7. Yay! for good weather and bike time! Too bad about the flat tire.

    Like the message, not sure how the picture on the card fits, though.

    I haven’t roasted potatoes in a long time. Sounds yummy. I like to add olive oil and herbs to the potatoes. Sadly, while I like fennel, it doesn’t always like me. *sigh*

    My most sincere condolences on your fennel situation.

    11:56 p.m.

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