Another tardy one.

             My son texted me this afternoon with a really good dinner idea.  So then we ended up being late.  Because we’re like that.  But hey, it was an EXCELLENT meal, and I got to hang out with my kid.  Win win.

             For the post?  Well, how about a view of our day and the message. Because really, that may be all I can get up here in time.  (Hmm, too late,that ship sailed 17 minutes ago.)

shoes in plants

Better than a clothes-line.
(Can you see Pinkey?)

             It was so gorgeous out that I spent some time doing a tiny bit of front yard maintenance (okay, mostly I just wove honeysuckle into the fence).  As I was coming in though I noticed that my shoes were pretty filthy, top and bottom.  So I washed them.  Then set them out to dry.

eugene neighborhood walks

Me and Maxx, with the Mermaid Water, too.

             After the yard-time, but before dinner, we walked.  (Distances below.)  Just a quick tour around the neighborhood to see what everyone has been up to.

eugene hilly neighborhoods

No idea who lives in this house, but the entry is so inviting.

             These folks have crocus.  And what I believe could be narcissus  or maybe early daffodils.  (Seriously, I don’t the difference between those yellow ones, except that the daffs pop up later in the season.)

             On our card altar we have an old favorite.  I love the look of this illustration too, very ancient feeling, yet warm.

angels and saints oracle cards

“St Joan of Arc  ~  You’re a Leader

You are called upon to use your leadership skills to help an important cause.  You probably know or suspect the nature of this endeavor already.  You have natural qualities that will inspire others to help.  Even if you don’t think of yourself in this way, trust that this card comes to you as a clear message of your selection for this position.

Prayer, God, Joan of Arc, and other saints and angels will give you clear guidance as to how to be the best leader.  Your Divinely guided actions and words will motivate others into positive work.  A leader best serves by being a living example and role model, so live in such a way that others admire your integrity and strength of character….”

             As always, please change any words that aren’t right for you, feel free to substitute them for better choices in your situation.

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Mileage:

was 3.06, in 1 hour, 4 minutes, with an average speed of 2.715 MPH (which is not at all accurate).  Dan’s program stopped part way because I made him use his fancy phone for looking at a real estate sign.  The maps didn’t come out very good this time.

Today’s Traveler News:

from Empress and the guys, caption was what her message said.

"Hoover Dam much?"

Hoover Dam much?

LateNight Phone Photo of Joy and Happiness:

just now, as we were getting home, my son sent me a this.  Ready?  (Holy crap this is exciting!)

Larry's cupcake cafe


             ONE BLOCK from his house!  Since when?  We don’t know, but we certainly will soon.  I found THIS but now I must go investigate further.

8 thoughts on “Another tardy one.

  1. “front yard maintenance (okay, mostly I just wove honeysuckle into the fence)”

    lol Love your definition.

    Thanks. 😛

    I am pretty much in a supervisory, or OverSeer type of capacity here, as far as yard work is concerned.

    There’s a couple of thing I do with my very own hands: the stone staircase clearing and the fairy walk weeding.
    And weaving of honeysuckles.

    Mostly though, I tell Dan what I don’t like and why. Or what we need to plant and where.

    11:49 p.m.

  2. Weaving honeysuckle into the fence is a critical part of yard maintenance! 😉 Great place for shoe-drying, probably made them smell good, too!

    More Maxx! 🙂 I had to Google-fu the Daffodil/Narcissus question, thinking I knew the answer, but looking for verification… turns out I was wrong (which means my grandmother was wrong, as she was the source of much of my horticultural knowledge). Grandma always called the varieties with one bloom per stem “daffodils,” and those with multiple blooms on the same stem “narcissus.” Turns out that botanically, they are both “Narcissus,” which is the scientific genus that encompasses daffodils, narcissus and jonquils ( ), but horticulturally, The American Daffodil Society would like us to use “daffodil” for all, unless we are engaging in scientific writing ( ). There does not seem to be a Narcissus Society to argue for calling all of them Narcissus. Personally, I don’t think I’ll ever adopt the Daffodil Society’s preference, because I like having different words to differentiate between one bloom per stem and multiple blooms per stem. I simply cannot bring up a mental file of multiple blooms per stem when I hear the word daffodil. Sorry, ADS.

    Ha! And I didn’t see how the card applied to me… well, here I am leading the Julielanders to more information about daffodils/narcissus than anyone ever knew they wanted! 😉

    On my way to check these out now, and crap, I knew I was forgetting one: JONQUILS! Thanks!!!

    10:53 p.m.

    • When I was growing up, I was told that Paperwhites were Narcissus. And, yes, they have multiple blooms per stem. And Daffs were Daffs. I found out they were the same family when I did my Master Gardener thing.

  3. I think the cupcake place used to be a gluten-free place…leastways, I recognize the door. Had the realization from a friend’s FB post that I can recognize buildings (well, some of them) without many clues.

    I like Joan of Arc. We got to go see the symphony production of “Joan d’ Arc at the stake” last year or the year before…Marin Alsop conducted over 125 choir members, 8 soloists and the orchestra. There were subtitles, but you could tell the audience members that spoke French….

    I have recently discovered that this cupcake guy came from Ashland! Moved his shop, but still don’t know when.

    Great talent to have, I’m not surprised, you being a trained observer and all. 😉

    Wow, I bet those were amazing! Ah Marin, what a talented and brilliant woman.

    10:54 p.m.

  4. Just got home from L.A. A great weekend spent at an evening event with daughter and her S.O. and the next day our writer group meeting. So, leadership? Is that why I signed on for yet another duty yesterday? Ha ha.

    Yep, that’s the reason. Well, and ya know, because you do it so damn well!

    10:57 p.m.

  5. Is that Rosemary your shoes are sitting in? It sure looks like it, but the pic isn’t clear enough for me to be sure.

    And your weaving of honeysuckle gave me an idea what to do with mine. We have honeysuckle growing on a bank on the ground mixed in with all the crap stuff that needs pulled out and dug out. I like it and the hummingbird moths lay their eggs on it so I don’t want to get rid of it. I have a bunch of tree limbs in the burn pile, so I’m thinking teepee for the honeysuckle. Thanks!

    (50 flavors of cupcakes? OMG.)

    Yes, that is one of Dan’s massive rosemary shrubs. We have many throughout the yard. That’s the one we built the deck around.

    Anytime I can get more people to help their honeysuckles along is a good day for me! 😛

    10:59 p.m.

  6. Oh. My. Dear. Lord. Those cupcakes look amazing. Excuse me while I go drool.

    Me too! I thought we’d get to track the place down tomorrow, but now plans have changed (see new post, my week went rapidly down the toilet). Soon though, I promise!

    11:01 p.m.

  7. Jules – haven’t read the post just wanted to let you know – some kind of ear infection shit is attacking me and it’s taking all my energy to fight back. I’ll catch up soon!

    Take care of yourself! Eat all the garlic you can find, and rest up. We’ll be here when you get back. Thank you so much for checking in!

    11:03 p.m.

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