I’m pre-writing tonight, awaiting my Hurricane‘s arrival. Also, it’s hot upstairs. Thought it would be a good idea to sit down here, in the cool, and get some shit done early.
What I have to share this afternoon is very exciting (to me, and hopefully to you as well). So I was kinda antsy to get started anyway. (The shower can wait.) It’ll be best told chronologically, so that’s the format today.
1:23 – wake up (sort of, but don’t leave the bed yet), ponder “what’s our message?” and wait for something.
1:33 – hit snooze, nothing has come in yet.
1:43 – snooze again, but this time I am risking a tardy day, so I get up. Message comes in as I open the vertical blinds. (But this time, do not see a deer, looking right at me.)
Check in, within;
make a point of grabbing some Quiet Time on a regular basis
1:47 – ponder the message, “should I add ‘daily‘ to the wording?”
2:00 (ish) – making my way upstairs, through the kitchen, into card altar room, processing the message, nodding at Dan (who is reading the paper).
after 2:00 – flip our card.
3:00 – gym time, with Ryon. We discuss my continuing edema and decide that yoga should return to our lives. Sit down for some healing and intentioned mindfulness.
4:00 – biking home, all of these factors are falling in to place.
5:00 – Dan leaves for work, I eat my breakfast. (Yeah, I’m supposed to have something before I leave the house each day, so far that’s a 50/50 success.)
6:00 – start to put the pieces together, here in this post.
“Red Squirrel ~
Gather your resources now, for they will sustain you through coming change.
Benevolent Red Squirrel has scurried into your cards so that you may prepare for the future, for change is in the air. She counsels that you gather skills that are universal, transferable, and fundamental – the simple tools of life, such as cooking or growing vegetables, too often cast aside in a metropolitan world – and preserve some of today’s material bounty for the morrow.
Unencumbered and adaptable you may then, like Squirrel, swim with the tides of the future and enjoy what is here today.”
Since I’m not a fan of small furry creatures In Real Life, this one could have been difficult for me. However, I see the metaphorical and symbolic importance here.
Every day is valuable, and when we start it mindfully, aware, conscious of lovingkindness, the “work” of it is made much easier. If we journey along, being prepared (as Squirrel suggests) and with a calm, positive attitude (the recommendation of our channeled message), then the path is smoother, the lessons not so challenging, and the entire process simply much healthier.
Animal Messages – Seek Inspiration From Your Animal Guides by Susie Green
was just downtown and back, with no stops, and apparently, at a blistering pace! 8.693 in 46 minutes 41 seconds, at an average rate of 11.1 MPH.
Last Night’s Baking:
ended up being only two-thirds complete. I had also wanted to get some biscuits made.
This recipe (with the addition of almonds and craisins) seemed like the way to go, but then after they were made I wondered why I had thought that.
(I’ve since waffled back to believing they were a good idea. I can’t explain this attitude, it just is.)
They are the Red Velvet style, with a yogurt-based frosting. Which I’ve decided that the actual dog owners can make (which ever one shows up first).
came from Daniel’s fancy pants phone, shot taken while I was out.
This is the same Mama I stared eye-to-eye with one “morning” last week as I opened the shades in our room. Just up that hill and to the left, across a small cement patio slab, is the bedroom sliding glass door.