Now the Universe is just messing with me, I’m sure of it. Earlier I tried to boil eggs. Simple, right? Not if you are ME! I had turned the knob and walked off. Behind me was a dangerous sounding POP-type of noise, and then no more burner warming.
I moved the full pot to the OTHER working element (but truthfully I held out no hope, that burner only functions when Dan’s standing at the stove, never for me). Wait wait wait. Still cold. And lifeless. So, I gave up. The deputy was in the shower, last day of our Weird Week and he’s on his way to work.
As I put healthy snacks into his insulated
purse lunchbox, he came upstairs. The news was shared. He began shuffling items around on the range-top. Still nothing. We must survive until tomorrow by eating only items warmed-by-microwaves, or settling for cold food. Fine. I am resigned. But sadly, we still can’t actually afford (even a used and less-than-desirable) old/new stove.
He leaves, I go about my evening. Arriving down here where the computers live. But wait, it’s cold. Too cold. I am now suspicious. Did he turn off the family room heat? I text. Receive a reply. He did not. Ah ha! There is hope for the shitty cooker! Maybe it’s simply a breaker.
In the garage I can find nothing switched, snapped, nor out of place, on our electrical panel. I text again. It will be “looked at” if he gets a lunch break tonight. In the meantime, I go drag out the space heater. This won’t last long, it’s big freaking room, and this is a small freaking warming device.
Bottom line? All is not as horrible as it at first appeared. I am now in a better (albeit chilly) mood. Also, we received some welcome news from the desert. Ready? She won!!! My baby girl came out victorious in her first-ever NAGA competitive event!
They point the car in our direction tomorrow. We’ll see everyone at the gym on Tuesday probably. Really, we couldn’t be more damn proud. (And relieved, I’ll admit it, I am very very relieved.)
On our card altar this afternoon, we have a lovely message of Self-Care. Which might be our latest theme, now that I think about it.
“Inner Child ~
Just as you take care of small children by listening to them, playing with them, and hugging them, so does your inner child yearn for nurturing. This card also asks you to have patience with yourself, as you are growing and maturing at your own pace.
If you’re feeling neglected and unappreciated, the most likely reason is that you’ve been ignoring your inner child’s needs. Just as with any child, your inner child needs daily care and attention. This includes giving her consistently positive feedback. Take a minute to hug yourself right now, and tell yourself (mentally or aloud), ‘I love you! You are wonderful and perfect!’
Take some time today to play. . . . Your new daily habit of ‘taking care of the kid within’ helps you feel more youthful and vigorous, and will ultimately make you more productive. You’ll be filled with fresh, new ideas, and your friends will soon be telling you how young and refreshed you look.
I invest in myself by taking regular time to let go, play, and have fun.”
This time I did the substitution in the body of that definition It felt right. Not sure if maybe I should have also done a cover-up on the illustration, too.
Oh well. Moving on. The point of the message is lovely. We truly do need to pay attention to our inner needs. For me, that means reading great books. (And sometimes baking.) Right now I’m on a Sarah-Kate Lynch spree. Thanks to Judy. Oh yeah, these stories bring JOY right in the damn door.
Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue