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.

             The words:

Baby hedgehogs are called hedgehoglets.  This is what they look like.  You’re welcome.”

             The phone photo:

hedgehoglets
Oh Em Gee!

             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.

oracle cards, environmental issues

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.

Affirmation:

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.

Today’s Deck:

Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Mileage:

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).

8 thoughts on “Buy Nothing Day TwentyTwelve.

  1. Thanks to J.D. for the dose of incredible cuteness! Hedgehoglets are insanely adorable!

    Wonderfully ironic reminder from The Universe! LOL! Really, you gotta love its sense of humor!!!

    ~
    Yes, and yes!
    J

    10:36 p.m.
    11-24-12

  2. I’ll have to find you the picture of a baby crow that I found. Very cute and fuzzy he was. I had errands to do yesterday, and only bought stuff from either the store where I had the errand (I couldn’t pass up $200 in iTunes cards for $140) or a local manufacturer of kayaks where Mary had bought a gift certificate at half price and had such cool waterproof stuff.

    Stays in keeping with our goal to buy only local, small business gifts this year, except for the folks in Germany…hence the cards.

    We had a New Hampshire plate visiting our neighborhood this week.

    ~
    Han picked up a used skirt at Buffalo Exchange, we figured that didn’t count either,
    it was pre-purchased. 😉
    J

    10:38 p.m.
    11-24-12

  3. Gah. I NEVER hit the sales on Black Friday. Too many insane people screaming and yelling and pushing. There has been nothing I have ever wanted that badly. And NOW, DAMMIT, they’re opening up on Thanksgiving Day. So much for leisurely family time. Suck down that dinner folks, sales start in a couple of hours! (heavy sarcasm) We were all discussing how ridiculous it was that they opened on Thursday. My friend had to be to WORK at 2 pm and my nephew at 6 pm. ON THANKSGIVIING! It’s asinine. Imagine one of those exploding heads here. We did, however, go to the movies on Friday since I had everyone in one place and we all wanted to see the same movie. Wreck-it Ralph.

    Luuuuuuuuuuved those hedgehogs. OMG the cuteness. Makes me want one. Now. 🙂

    Good card. Did you know plants will help each other out? I keep trying to get people to understand that the Earth is alive and deserves our respect, but they only see what they can take. It’s sad. {{{HUGS}}} for Mother Earth.

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    When I first heard about this idiocy of opening stores ON fucking Thursday night, I was stunned. Just sat there with my mouth open. Thinking, “noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!” Having worked in retail for nearly freaking forever, it is NOT a good trend, and as you said, on a more societal level, it’s even worse.

    Thank you, for the beautiful Mother Earth sentiments. 😀
    J

    10:51 p.m.
    11-24-12

  4. Ditto what Robin said about plants and mother earth.

    And Hedgehoglets can only speed my heeling! they are adorable!

    ~
    Oh good, glad they were helpful!
    J

    11:01 p.m.
    11-24-12

  5. The hedgehoglets are gorgeous. Love them. I’m with Robin on consumerism. Could not believe that stores were opening as early as 8pm on TG day. Soon we’ll have no holidays. No traditions. No down time. Life has become a mad rush to accumulate the next biggest brightest thing. Me? I’m staying old-fashioned.

    ~
    Robin and I are staying old fashioned with you. 😀
    J

    11:06 p.m.
    11-24-12

  6. Well, dangnabbit! I left a comment here yesterday and it has evaporated. I think it’s the phone commenting – which is all I had over the weekend to access the interwebs. It went something like this:

    OH, OH, OH, SOOOO FREAKING CUTE!!!!!!

    If only buying food and museum tickets doesn’t count toward the madness that is Black Friday (a name which always makes me think of the Black Death) then we were good. Saturday netted an irresistible poster of Rosie the Riveter, but nothing else. I’m going to try for craft people and local stores as much as possible for the holidays.

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