Using what we have and what we know.

             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.

oracle cards

 “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.

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Sharing:

is a lilac view.

eugene downtown alleys

In an alley downtown.

             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.

craig's list appliances, cheese tortillas

The new/old stove continues to be fabulously fun
and functional.

             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.

10 thoughts on “Using what we have and what we know.

  1. Yay, math skilz! Go you!

    Definitely a theme we’ve got goin’ on. and way cool how the cards parallel each other! I agree that this illustration is one of the best from that deck. And an awesome message. Just fuckin’ do it, already! Got it!

    Lilac! Sigh… the lilacs at my grandmother’s house are just starting to bloom, and they’re so overgrown that all the blossoms are 5 feet above my head, so I can’t smell them! Once they’ve bloomed out a bit more I’m cutting a branch to bring some down to my level.

    Do you know how many miles I’ve pedaled in March?… That would be a big, fat zero. How about this year?… Another zero So stop being disappointed with yourself, and start being impressed, like the rest of us. :p

  2. Dang it, I wanted a tongue sticking out one! WTF?

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    I noticed that several of the ones that used to work, don’t any more. 😆
    J

    11:02 p.m.
    4-20-13

  3. Wow! Those pedaling numbers are fabulous! Good for you! And that is a nice validating message.

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    Thanks, not very many of those miles were easy, but some actually were.
    J

    11:03 p.m.
    4-20-13

  4. Yep, good card and I can live with the illustration.

    Like Corina, I have a big fat ZERO in my milage account too. SO PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK, DAMMIT! 🙂

    And tortillas are -supposed- to have brown and black bits on them!

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    No, the “brown and black bits” I’m fine with, it was other issues that were bothering me. Not any more though! 😀
    J

    11:05 p.m.
    4-20-13

  5. Good work on the math skilz. Mine aren’t so good, so I am impressed.

    Love the tortillas. Who cares if they aren’t perfect? As long as they taste good! And I love quesadillas.

    This is a really good card and I too love the illustration. Good going, Toni!

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    This image proves that Toni CAN channel beautifully…..
    J

    11:07 p.m.
    4-20-13

  6. Yum. Quesidillas made from home made tortillas. Doesn’t get better than that.
    Wow I’m majorly impressed with the math thing and as always with your pursuit of movement in the form of bicycling.

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    Thanks, J3. When I put everything up here, it DOES look pretty nice. When it’s all happening, here in this mess, it isn’t quite so entertaining. 😉
    J

    11:08 p.m.
    4-20-13

  7. four. hundred. and. eight. JeezLouise, Julie, that is amazing. Go, you, and keep on going. Great card for me today, thank you! and also excellent work concentrating on the successful math rather than the forgotten mileage counter. I have to do that kind of thing, too, so I know how hard that can be.

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    Making the effort, and retraining my brain: difficult and challenging chores.
    In the end though, the work is worth it.
    J

    11:10 p.m.
    4-20-13

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