My regularly scheduled gym hour* got bumped today. But it reminded me that I was going to talk a little about the entire “working-out” subject. To begin with, I’m not very good and my attitude is not always entirely productive. Yeah, difficult, on so many levels.
*Even without it, I went downtown on the bike, errands cropped up so the afternoon was still busy.
There is also the topic of how I can afford two (three if you count Tuesdays when Dan joins me) hours of personal trainer time every week. Truthfully, I can’t. We barter the fee. As in, I do the gym laundry. It’s a nice trade; Emma and Ryon detest the chore and I get much personal satisfaction in a job well done.
(I am not comfortable in the gym, but I am VERY comfortable at home with my clothes washer and dryer routine.)
Once the hand wraps are clean, this is our result. Rolling them back up is sort of therapeutic. Also, there! I’ve accomplished something.
And in more esoteric news, I’ve started a new Change My Brain book. So far, only in to the first chapter, it seems like there is a LOT here we’re going to like. The authour describes his method as “… a long-term self-directed therapy (called) cognitive-biobehavioral self-treatment.” The goal is to release us from our unwanted obsessions, compulsions, negative thoughts, unproductive urges, and assorted symptoms of other disordered thinking. I’ll keep you posted!
On our card altar we have another one, like Peacock, that might need to be looked at from a different angle. I’ll be transcribing the guidebook’s description exactly (pretty much), and I’d encourage everyone to keep an open mind. This message is important. As they all are.
“Goddess Of Psychic Protection ~
What you believe, you create.
You subconsciously believe that someone is energetically trying to cause negativity in your life.
You have drawn this card today to remind you that the life force, or energy, at the heart of every living thing is, in essence, love. Each individual soul forms part of a universal soul. All is energetically connected through the light of love.
No-one can psychically harm you, possess you, or influence you, unless you believe that they can. What you believe, you create! You do not need to protect yourself from others as much as you need to protect yourself from your own negative beliefs and fears.
To dissolve these beliefs and fears all you need do is focus on the light and love within and around you, and within and around every living thing. Imagine pure white light surrounding you each and every moment of your life. Know that you are always protected and forever within the light of Love.
Focus on the image of this Goddess, feel the love, light, and wisdom emanating from her. Know that she merely reflects the infinite love, light, and wisdom within you.”
When we aim our intentions towards “love, light, and wisdom” we can’t go wrong. No matter whether this one rings true to you on the psychic protection aspect or not, those words are Universal truths.
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
was all in full sun, my shoulders and chest are glowing proof, for 8.690 miles, in 51 minutes 28 seconds, at 10.1 MPH average speed.
Last Night’s Kitchen Adventures:
ended up being two tasks. One was cookies, from THIS RECIPE.
Thank you, to my far-away friend, for sharing it. (She and I have the coolest connection, and hold conversations to each other in our heads. Sure, we ALSO send text messages. We aren’t COMPLETELY insane!)
We were out of tortillas (have been for days). So I tossed together some more. Didn’t have quite as much fun as Sonja did making hers though, go see that post. (Interesting instructions about the salt-water and the waiting 30 minutes. Since I don’t “pin” I have no idea where those originate.)
LateNight Addition for Maxx Fans:
is this shot of my assistant. We should call it “Grand Dog Getting Cozy/Burrowing When His Nana Left The Room” because that’s what happened.
Remember when he used to “help” with the dog wash shop towels? Yeah, he does too. Different business, same theory. According to him.