This afternoon I wrote a homeless guy a check. To clarify, I met a young man who is an artist, and currently without a home. I paid him for products that he’d created. We had an outstanding conversation. I’d like it if we could share the joy that is JulieLand, maybe some of you would be willing to spread the love by possibly purchasing a few greeting cards or postcards or (if he has some available) prints.
(At first, because I knew I didn’t have any cash, I was really disappointed that I couldn’t help him out or bring home any of these, but then, just a few minutes later, it dawned on me [or I was reminded: thanks angels and Team] that I had my checkbook in the panniers.)
His name is Elan, and I’ve got his contact info. Here’s what I picked out (with some freebies thrown in, he’s very generous) for just twenty bucks.
Very often I will mail shit, through the post office, with actual stamps (a habit which many of us still retain). I like to have nice cards on hand. Those above, and the ones below, will be utilized and greatly appreciated.
Let me know (in the comments or otherwise) if you’d like me to pass along your e-mail address for ordering. Elan’s cards are printed on nice heavy stock and have a sturdy feel to them.
Ready for food news now? Several of you are talking about baking those Tahini Cookies, which makes me super happy. As did this.
On my bike errands this afternoon I arrived (with plenty of time to spare) at the cookie store. (Hi De and Tony!) Wow, you guys, go there, in person or on-line. These are amazingly wonderful. That small bit in the above shot is what’s left of the Chocolate Salty. Yeah, true fact, we ALL need more of this in our lives. I will absolutely be back to see these folks again.
Continuing with my sharing theme, you have to see what I received last night. It’s the Marian Keyes newsletter. I know it’s kinda long, but it’s worth it, set aside, like, 9 minutes. I literally Laughed Out Loud when she was talking about the coat sleeves near the end. Because holy crap she’s funny. (You’ve all read her books by now, right?)
I’ll try to get a better shot next time I pedal past. I’m also planning on going across the street and just BEING on that side. Now that all of the fencing is down it feels as though I just NEED to walk over there.
On our card altar today we have come around to some of our favorite messengers.
“Waves Of Prosperity ~
New abundance and exciting opportunities wash over you now.
New waves of abundance are sweeping over you right now. Observe any ideas that enter your mind at this time, as they may be seeds of a profitable new venture. Also notice any out-of-the-blue phone calls or ‘chance’ meetings with people who could help you.
This card also means that you are on a success streak. This is an excellent time to begin new ventures (of course, follow your inner guidance and do appropriate research). You will see that doors open easily for you, and that you are filled with extra confidence and enthusiasm.
Practice being a grateful recipient of good. Know that there’s an ocean of abundance, with no danger that it will dry up.”
There are so many terrific lines in this message that I’m just going to encourage everyone to read it over twice, taking in and absorbing every morsel. I’ll be doing that now. (Also, the validation in this draw was tremendously encouraging!)
Magical Mermaids and Dolphin Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
9.047 downtown and back, averaging 9.9MPH with 54 minutes and 20 seconds on two wheels. It was cold. Really. Really. Cold.