Ever and always hopeful, no matter what.

             Nothing new* on the kitchen situation, we had other issues to deal with today.  Namely, one of our crappy cars.  So.  We did that.

*In fact, things are worse.  The range now shorts out that breaker each time.  It’s dead.  Really most sincerely.

             Here‘s what the journey home looked like (click to see map, and zoom in, very amusing).  We ran a few quick/urgent errands, then left the POS, for picking up tomorrow.  In other news, that almost-20-year-old bike I’ve been riding might get replaced.  Right, as a friend pointed out today, we can’t make rice pudding on it, but the price is better.

             More details to follow.  Just know that as you’ve been reading all of those mileage updates, I’ve been pedaling them.  On a two-wheeler which was close to its last legs over a year ago.  The tires are in such bad shape that Dan says it’s surprising I haven’t blown one by now.  (Every day I roll on home he’s relieved.)

             On our card altar though, just when we needed it most, a breeze of promise wafts in.

oracle cards, goddesses

“Goddess Of The Unknown  ~

A new chapter of your life is around the corner; remove fear & embrace the unknown.

Only through the darkness of night are we able to see the beautiful tapestry of light which stems from the stars above us.

This card is here to help you ease your fears about the future and of the unknown.  Even though you presently cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are being urged by the Goddess to trust.  You are always on the right path even when you think  you’ve strayed completely off of it.

A major chapter in the story of your life has recently come to a close and an exciting new chapter is about to begin.  Through the current emptiness, the seeds of a fertile new future sprout through.  Soon, you will see the light shining as brightly as ever.”

             I  love all the hope that this message brings with it.  And this time, it felt okay to leave the illustration as it was.

Today’s Deck:

Angels, Gods, And Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno

Today’s (and Yesterday’s) FLP:

was Michigan and this one.

foreign license plates

             Not someone we knew, sadly.  On the plus side, not someone we wouldn’t want to know either.

Today’s Mileage:

as noted above, was a walk, for either 3.92 or 4.22 miles (depending on which fancy phone program you believe).  Our “moving” time was one hour 37 minutes and 48 seconds, with an average speed of 2.58 (or 2.59) MPH.

LateNight Update:

the deputy continues to fart around with our broken appliance (smoke  was seen coming out of it last time I was up there).  He’s just now dragged out the grilling tops (it’s an ancient JennAir that has, truly,  NEVER worked right).  Yeah, this can’t be good.

7 thoughts on “Ever and always hopeful, no matter what.

  1. Well shit. I hope a good resolution appears quickly for the stove situation!

    Zooming in on your “route” was quite amusing… love the random zigs through buildings (other than the market, which you obviously went into), zags out into the middle of the street, and zigs into people’s back yards! LOL!

    Goddess of the Unknown is definitely a comfort right now! Here’s hoping for a wonderful, abundant, blessed new chapter!

    ~
    Dan wants everyone to know that we may wander a tiny bit, we certainly do NOT walk along like drunken sailors. The GPS sometimes cuts corners that we don’t or loses the signal and then tries to run and catch up. Either way, it IS funny to look at.
    J

    11:44 p.m.
    3-13-13

  2. Mr. Appliance at 2nd and Chambers for replacement. Shop in Glenwood for parts. Mrs. Denial (aka McGyver) kept an old refrigerator running for about 5 extra years with parts from there and an old stick pen.

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    He’s been keeping it alive for at least that many years now. I don’t even remember when we had more than two operating burners. And the oven has ALWAYS been shitty. It’s past time….
    J

    11:46 p.m.
    3-13-13

  3. Wow, this card is totally me right now! It’s good to be reminded of hope; little fears of going jobless for a long time are creeping in. It’s going to be okay. It’s going to be okay.

    As for your stove, I’m sending good stove vibes to you, for either fixing or replacing (something magickal happening, perhaps). Good luck and stay safe!

    ~
    Keep your Magick comin’ -we MAY have a solution, we’ll know soon.
    J

    11:47 p.m.
    3-13-13

  4. So the zoom thing wouldn’t work for me. *shrugs* So what else is new, right?

    I don’t know what’s available out your way, but some places here advertise no interest financing on appliances. And someplace, maybe K-mart?, was advertising monthly payments of $25. (I was running like a mad woman, 9 stores all over the place in 5 hours. I hate shopping and try to do it all at once.)

    “Through the current emptiness, the seeds of a fertile new future sprout through. Soon, you will see the light shining as brightly as ever.” Gawd, I hope so.

    ~
    Oh no, the no-zooming must be Mercury’s fault. 😛
    J

    11:48 p.m.
    3-13-13

  5. As Emily Dickinson said, “Hope~the thing with feathers…”

    Love the card.

    ~
    I’ve never heard that quote before, I love it!
    (Feathers are starting to show back up again too.)
    J

    11:49 p.m.
    3-13-13

  6. I sat down with a hmmpf because it was that or scream, and screaming would scare the children and alert the neighbors, so the card was most welcome. I had a moment of “I can’t do it anymore” today, and intellectually I know where it’s coming from but emotionally I can’t stop it. So, I too would like the seends of a fertile new future for me, and a functioning stove top for you.

  7. I’m not sure what “seends” are, perhaps “seeds” and “ends” at the same time? Works for me.

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    I was going to fix that from my dashboard, but your revision was too wonderful, and needed to be kept. Hell, you are such a freaking creative genius. You can totally get back on that horse and battle another day. Then, you need to rest, and recharge.
    With cookies, and maybe a nice book. ALONE!!!!
    J

    11:53 p.m.
    3-13-13

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