We shall begin this evening’s festivities with a recent (national!) post by my Hurricane. She’s been featured HERE, so go over there, see what she’s currently talking about. (Spoiler alert: deals with feminism. And as always, opens to a new window, for your convenience.)
Alrighty, everyone back now? Excellent. Let’s move on to what else is happening. We had our usual Tuesday erranding-and-gym rounds to make. (We ate at this place, and will totally be going back. We’d forgotten it was even there.) Delivering and picking up in-town kid-related items and then, gathering food for the week. I’d like to thank Barb for sharing recipes with us at her place, very helpful.
Since the two of us, and our children, have pretty much always worked in some form of “service” industry, we tend to be tidier shoppers than most. I pulled our buggy (plus another one someone left in the parking lot) back up to the store tonight, instead of using the outdoor corral, just like always. As I was coming back to the car though, I see Dan and this guy heading my way (I’m pretty sure both of them were smiling). We put that cart back too. (It’s one of those new short ones, he IS fat, but not so big that he fills an entire basket.)
Afternoons like this are split into two parts. The first half is all two-wheeled, the other, we drive, and we take Mr Grand Dog along. It’s not so cold out that he can’t wait in the car for us. He likes these outings. The not-so-great (for us) side of this plan is that he’s discovered the forbidden joy of Parking Lot Food. We’re super careful, but sill, he’s pretty diligent, now that he knows it exists.
On our card altar this today we’ve come around to the newest stack. This message is a lovely one, and something I was just talking to Ryon about earlier.
“Following Your Bliss ~
‘My soul sings with joy!’
Do what gives you joy. Celebrate and have fun. You do not need to suffer to grow – in fact, true happiness comes from following the dictates of your soul. Take steps today to expand your joy. You don’t need to do it all at once, but you do need to start.
The Universe wants you to know:
If you don’t follow your bliss now, when will you? If you’ve been waiting to act until circumstances are different or somehow better, you may have a long wait. Some people put off following their north star until they graduate, get married, have kids, or retire. If you continue to do so, you may never attain genuine happiness. Take steps today to experience the sweet nectar of life.
Questions to ask yourself:
What feeds my soul? How can I follow my bliss? What is blocking me from living a life filled with joy?”
I continue to adore these cards. Denise did an exceptionally wonderful job with the entire project. Let’s repeat the affirmation, then we all need to head out (or more correctly: go within) so that we may connect with that Bliss, and then Follow it.
“My soul sings with Joy!”
Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn
according to my device we went 9.499 miles (some of it in the rain, and some of it in the sunshine, typical Eugene day) while pedaling for one hour, no minutes, and 58 seconds, at an average speed of 9.3MPH (slightly surprising, because the downpours were accompanied by some fairly fierce winds). Daniel’s two calculations show 9.37 miles and 10.02. He’s thinking that we need to ditch one of those apps. Clearly, my machine is the most accurate.
the No Shampoo lifestyle works even better with short hair. I haven’t washed it since the cutting-off day. It gets wet pretty much every day, either from rain, pool, or shower. Nothing else goes on it except sometimes bit of styling product. End result? Saving money, saving the planet, saving my health, so basically: best thing ever!
Alaska (old style), Arizona, Illinois (times 2), and a Tennessee (one of my favorites to see, much like Mississippi because their plate font is so very pretty and all of those repeated letters look super cool).