As Dan and I were walking across the parking lot today, on our way to pool class, I realized that my wee cellular device was still in my sweatshirt pocket. I don’t generally bring it inside with me. The wet air and overly damp atmosphere can’t be good for electronics, and I never use a lock* when I store my clothes in the changing room.
*I don’t have one any more, I gave it to him. Years ago.
I was hemming and hawing, pondering and mulling, discussing and debating over what I wanted to do about this situation, and where to best keep it safe, when my (so-called) Beloved cuts me off, chiming in with the suggestion of simply keeping it with my other belongings because, “no one wants to steal your crappy old flip phone!”
Yes, he adores me. Worships, might even be a better word. Oh wait, I’m thinking of TOLERATES.
Later we grabbed some dinner. While we were waiting, I scribbled down that caring statement. So as to share with all of you! He tries, the poor thing, he truly does try. But honestly, everyone has a limit.
Wanna see what I got in the mail today? Of course you do. The greatest part is how it goes with our daily draw.
That is a gorgeous hand-made card and some fantastic fabric*. Both from friends from afar, arriving separately. Also in this afternoon’s delivery was the guided meditation CD I recently ordered. As soon as the deputy goes back to work I’ll give it a listen and report back.
*Might be for a quilting project that I have in mind, not sure yet.
On our card altar it was time to utilize one of those crafty cover-ups. It needs some embellishments or coloring or something, but I never got back in there, so we take it like this. Also perfectly fine.
“God Of The Arts ~
The artist within you is about to emerge.
You will soon feel a strong urge to express yourself creatively, as the true artist within you is about to emerge. This creative expression will lead you to new and exciting ventures, projects, and ideas.
Expressing yourself creatively will also help you to balance and heal your emotions, which in turn will help balance and heal you physically.
This is a time to be authentic and true to yourself. Allow yourself to express all you feel without reservation, censorship, or judgement. Honour the inner child within you – and just be you.
You can express yourself artistically in endless ways – painting, sculpture, dancing, singing, playing a musical instrument, gardening, knitting, carpentry, woodworking, pottery, and writing are but a few of the many ways in which you can express yourself imaginatively and creatively.”
I’m going to add in my own: fabric manipulation and pattern-less sewing, as well as baking and food creation. (We were inspired tonight to figure out that Naan/flat bread recipe.)
Gods, Goddesses, and Angels Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
could also be called
2 Shots Of The Seattle Sibling Weekend:
And from last night, when the girls had gone to bed and left their brother unattended, there is this view (below).