When I got up this afternoon, I was greeted by a text from my son. Always a fun way to start the day. This time it was a factoid, something I am a huge fan of; learning new shit is like a family hobby. Kewl Kate be careful, the following pictures may slow down your healing, on the other hand, they could be really helpful. Everyone else? Prepare for an etymology lesson and a severe dose of adorable.
“Baby hedgehogs are called hedgehoglets. This is what they look like. You’re welcome.”
The phone photo:
That doesn’t seem like the right word for them, but I am certainly not going to question any of my brilliant kids. And really, who cares?! LOOK AT THEM! They could be called ANY damn thing and they’d still be wee prickly orbs of cuteness.
Did I tell you about the FLPs from Tuesday’s ride? I don’t think I did. Alaska and Vermont (!) plus two that got past us. Yeah, we may be racking up the miles as we pedal around town, but we can’t always keep up with the fastest moving vehicles.
As I stood in front of the card altar earlier, asking who we needed to hear from, on this, the worst-example-of-over-consumerism day, the faeries spoke up. Then, when I flipped it over, I had to smile. Perfect.
“Environmental Awareness ~
The fairy kingdom is very concerned with the health of Mother Earth. By drawing this card, the fairies are recruiting you to become involved in environmental matters.
You have the power to make an impact on our planet. Earth is a living, breathing being, and the fairies are calling upon you to help her. Your contributions could include recycling, picking up trash while on your nature walks, switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products, getting involved in an environmental protection group, becoming a vegetarian, or educating your children about the fragility of nature.
When you spend time outdoors, mentally ask the fairies for guidance on how to make your special contributions to Mother Earth’s well-being. The fairies will give you answers in the form of thoughts or feelings, by arranging a synchronistic opportunity, or by helping you use your unique talents to help educate others about environmental concerns.
it feels good to nurture my planet with loving care.”
And by doing our part, we’ve made a difference. I know, sometimes it feels overwhelming, and we wonder what good is our tiny corner going to make in the huger vast scope of tragedy. But we need to look at it from the other side.
Without our help, there is no hope; all of the individual efforts we make truly do add up. They equal a major change. For the good. For the health of our planet. Which is for the betterment of us all.
Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
just to the gym and back, that equals some amount over nine, but not quite ten. I wore all of my raingear but it only sprinkled on the way home, mostly dry on the way there. (Wow, my new rainpants are more awesome than I realized. Simply owning them is wonderfully reassuring.)
No baking report though, I’m just trying to get everyone to eat more pie (we have left-overs).