Tonight’s post is going to begin with some pride, some SELF pride. I used math skilz, people! I averaged a number. Alone. (Well, Maxx is here, but he’s not so great with complicated multiplication ) Just the fact that I can remember HOW to do this is huge.
What happened was that I went to the gym, as I do on Friday afternoons. But this time, I rode off without my wee computing device. I simply forgot to attach it onto its clipping mechanism. Probably due to my less-than-happy mood about having to pedal in the rain. (Yes, the weather has turned on me.)
By the time I realized nothing was being counted, I was pretty far down the first hill. Going back seemed like too much work. So I didn’t. Just now, when I sat down to round up my words and gather my thoughts, I tried some big-time calculations. And came up with
Today’s (Contrived) Mileage:
by adding the past (appropriate) rides and then dividing by how many there were in April, to get 8.834, with no travel time nor average speed/MPH (I can’t do THAT much figuring).
One of the reasons I wanted to begin there is that I’ve had a few minor set-backs. Not truly huge, but they SEEM so big because every time I feel like I’m making progress something comes in and kicks my feet out from under me. Embracing the positive emotions of working out the numbers on my own and not falling to the potential negativity of leaving my gadget at home was a point to the good.
A point that I needed to acknowledge and show gratitude towards (outloud, in print, and for all to see).
On our card altar we received a nice validating message, in more ways than I noticed at first. Glance at yesterday’s image, and then look at the illustration we have below. The similarities (the world she’s holding and how her hands are portrayed) are striking.
“Goddess Of Knowledge ~
Start to apply what you already know;
Trust your intuition.
Some two thousand five hundred years ago, Plato, the great ancient Greek philosopher wrote, ‘all learning is simply recollection.’
While study is important, remember also that all you truly need to know is inside you.
The Goddess of Knowledge has appeared in your reading today to encourage you to start to put all the wonderful knowledge that you already possess to good use. You do not need to do further courses and obtain certificates or accreditation in order to be effective in the work you would like to do. Simply start doing it now.
Start to apply what you already know and trust your intuition. Focus on love and light and ask the universe to guide you.
When your intentions and motivations are driven by love, the universe and the Goddess of Knowledge will help you act in the best interests of all concerned.”
Also? Her eyes are not terrible, In fact, I really like the entire appearance and quality of this one.
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
is a lilac view.
Tomorrow I’m going to make a point of scoping out the neighbor’s shrubs that grow along our south fenceline, and see if hers are blooming now too.
Yesterday’s Kitchen Adventures:
turned out to be tortillas and quesadillas, both.
As I said recently in the comments, now that I don’t, honestly, give a shit what they look like, I enjoy making these so much more.
LateNight More Math:
is the (much anticipated, moderately disappointing, and severely tardy) grand total of miles pedaled in the month of March – 106.931 – which brings our Year To Date* number almost up to 408. Miles. That I rode. On a bike. (Wow.)
*Not including anything in April.