We arrived home mere moments ago, after a very long erranding day. Not terribly interesting, which is good, because I have no time to share anything but the basics. (Except, I MUST tell you that we ended up with a killer deal on dried apricots, and that made me SUPER happy.)
I will give you some details about Today’s Mileage episode now though, because it was entertaining, frustrating, and educational all at the same time. My idea of strapping Maxx on to my bike did not go as well as I had hoped. And NOT necessarily for the reasons anyone could have predicted.
See, he has about three for four different “boxes” for containment purposes. I thought if we bungee-ed the smallest one to my rear rack we’d be peachy. And we would have been, if my ass wasn’t so SPACIOUS! Or maybe it was just that I’m riding a child’s sized bicycle with a child’s sized seat and attempting to affix a plastic carton nearly the size of a boxcar to the back.
Either way, the crate was crowding me from behind, and I could not pedal very well. So we removed the carrier and went without him. My next plan is to install a similar style of rack (from ANOTHER old bike in the garage) to Dan’s two-wheeler. (Shut up, this is a wonderful idea!) And get us some sturdier tie-downs. I’ll keep you posted.
We DID take the Grand Dog with us in the car earlier, here’s a shot of him enjoying a bit of parking lot time (you know how he loves the parking lots).
On our card altar today we have a favorite messenger, who came up direct, but I’m feeling like (once again) seeing both definitions will be helpful.
“Hawk ~ Seabhac (pronounced as She-vug) ~
Nobility, Recollection, Cleansing
The card shows a merlin, the smallest of the hawks, perched on a cliff above a beach, on which burn two Beltane fires. It is dawn, and in the foreground to the left hawksbeard is growing, with common hawkbit to the right. The hawk’s mate, a female merlin, flies high above the beach.
Seabhac brings the ability to see your life in perspective, to free you of unnecessary ‘baggage’ and to connect you to your ancestral roots. See if you can take some time out of your daily routine to survey your life calmly and to see events in context.
The Hawk can help you to recollect the missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle you will be trying to assemble and he will help, too, to spot the details which are significant. When you have a sense of roots and of the breadth of your life, you will start to feel pride and a growing sense of nobility and stature.
Once you know where you have come from and where you are going, your life will be filled with inspiration and enthusiasm, you will sense a new day dawning and you will be able to make decisions with confidence.
Drawn reversed, this card suggest that you could be paying too much attention to detail. Being precise and ‘hawk-eyed’ can be valuable, but taken to its extreme and without a wider overview, it can lead to arrogance and ultimately a denial of the heart.
Be careful not to get carried away by the justness of your cause, while forgetting to take into consideration the feelings of others.”
The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm illustrated by Bill Worthington
according to one of the deputy’s programs it was 3.84, while mine said 3.86, for 24 minutes and 24 seconds with an average speed of 9.4 MPH.
did end up being cookies.
There was an article in our local paper* the other day about pita bread, which I clipped out. I’m thinking we’re gonna try that next.
*And then I couldn’t find it on-line. NOT because of my shitty google-fu skills either, but because the new website is even WORSE than their original, which (TRULY!) I never would have thought possible. I had to ask Daniel to go and find it for
me us. HERE ya go, we all need to thank him now.