One of the very first posts I wrote for this blog,
about a million more than five years ago (or has it been six now?) had to do with words I like the sound of. An example: Pea Patch Island. Not necessarily a great place, but the name is phonetically pleasing to me.
Everyone already knows of my overfondness for alliteration and verbosity. Why use two words when you can use 17, at least five of which sound alike? Well, last night we were watching THIS SHOW (which I like for far too many unexplainable reasons) when I heard a native man (in an interview* with Jeremy) pronounce piranha. It sounds like:
pee-RAWN-yah, and I can’t stop shouting it at Dan.
*There were hand-motions too, but I haven’t figured out how, without a video, to describe them adequately enough to do the entire production justice. Maybe just watch this particular episode and look for that doctor who does the autopsy.
Um, yeah. That’s just one reason why patience is so highly valued around here. Also? We went to a dollar store. Again, I enjoyed my childish self elf FAR too much. (Every time we walk into one of these places, I am reminded of the fact that I LOVE them [in all of their trashy glory], and yet, once I’m NOT there, it falls right out of my head.)
Do you see something pink, plastic, and tropical bird-like peeking out? Tomorrow I’ll show you who they are.
Because we were out late, I’m feeling rushed. We need to move right along to our daily draw. But ya know, in a nice relaxed-but-still-expedient way.
“Stress Management ~
Your angels are working with you to reduce the impact of stress. Pay close attention to your Divine guidance, such as thoughts or feelings about taking a rest, exercising, changing your routine, and avoiding conflict. You need to both reduce stress in your life and manage the way it’s affecting you.
To lessen this burden, you will need to be assertive with people and say no to unwanted requests. Don’t do anything out of guilt or obligation, and only engage in activities that you can perform out of loving service. Avoid harsh environments, violent media, and negative relationships, Face any situations that are worrying you head-on. It’s better to make plans for dealing with problems, rather than deal with chronic worry by avoiding them.
Managing stress involves taking excellent care of yourself. This means exercising, getting outside in nature, and consuming only healthful foods and beverages. Your angels also guide you to surround yourself with uplifting music, flowers, and loving relationships (which can definitely include your pets).
Give any cares or needs to your guardian angels, and ask them to help you receive Divine wisdom in dealing with any stressful matters. Your angels will also help you see the love and light within in each situation so that your thoughts are peaceful.”
Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
is one more shot from Seattle Sibling Weekend.
They are driving south right now, heading home. From what I have heard, it was a delightful success.
turned out to be a nice ride. There was only a 20% chance of rain predicted, but the cloudcover was low, dark, and ominous all afternoon. Fortunately, not one drop fell on our heads for the entire 11.773 miles, pedaling time of one hour, fifteen minutes, 58 seconds, averaging 9.2 MPH. HERE is Dan’s map.
from Michelle, one of my sisters-in-California.
Thank you Mick, more than I can say. Is this a share-able item that you made? Special? Because if it is, you are even cooler than we all thought. (And that’s already pretty damn cool.)