Yikes. While I was out today WordPress tossed all kinds of new dashboard shit at me. This might take some adjusting. Hell, I’m gonna have to go read the newsletter now….. (found it, and got more info, not all of it useful.)
Where was I? Oh right. Let’s begin with a photographic update. Our budget-y Dad’s Day turned out nicely. If any of you Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, or just click the links to stay current, then you’ve seen this picture. For others, what do you mean don’t LIKE me?! Nah, just kidding. Here ya go.
We stood outside after dinner, and posed. Of course neither of us stopped talking, so the options for a good shot were few and far between. This one will do.
Before I got up today, as I was dozing through several SNOOZE cycles, our message crowded into my head. Kind of a funny thing, to have this happening. I like it, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to it.
Functionality; fix something today.
The stack we’ve come around to on our card altar continues to impress and inspire. Everything about it is soothing and yet, at the same time, dynamic.
“Coming into Power ~
‘I step into my power boldly and confidently.’
You have been gathering your inner forces and are coming into your own strength. Assume your power. Accept the vibrant truth that all you need is already within you. It is safe to own your deepest inner gifts.
The Universe wants you to know:
If you have given away your authority to someone or something else, now is your chance to reclaim it. Pulling this card indicates that it is time to stand in your own light. If you are holding on to any beliefs that you won’t be liked or will be rejected if you step into your potential, let them go!
The more you shine in your own radiance, the more others can see the glow of their own capability. Your strengths can heal others and bring light into the hearts of many.
Questions to ask yourself:
What has stopped me from expanding my potential in the past? How can I come into my power more fully? In what ways can I support and help others with my own strength?
I step into my power boldly and confidently.”
Yeah, I can’t really add anything to this one. It’s complete, and it goes nicely with what I received earlier. As long as we keep repeating that affirmation, we’ll be golden.
Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn
is really from yesterday. One of my favorite local shops is having an Anniversary Sale (they do it every June). We rode our bikes over there after the bagel breakfast on Saturday to purchase a necessary ingredient. (Project explained below).
While I was busy at the cash register Daniel entered us in that day’s raffle. Sunday morning they called to say that we’d won a prize.
I shared lots of it with Mom, bringing the rest home. That raw honey, on the right in front? Holy crap it’s yummy! And I am REALLY enjoying that moisturizing blend. Haven’t made any tea yet, but I plan to as soon as this post is done. Thank you, Universe, and folks at the healthy store!
includes a weekend (yours and ours) round-up, beginning with this über rare sighting.
Right after this one we spotted a British Columbia (hi beautiful Canadian friends!). In the past couple of days we’ve also seen a Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota (a few of these, but they could be repeats), Nebraska (also pretty damn thin on the ground), Wisconsin, Oklahoma (times 2), Iowa, Montana, and yet another New Jersey (which was not on a car full of people I know and love).
Tonight’s Kitchen Adventure:
is in preparation for another item in my on-going attempt to alleviate chemicals* from our life. We’re making our own Febreze. The recipe calls for vodka, flower water, and essential oil. We chose the clean, citrusy scent of bergamot as our base. But we didn’t want to go with the traditional (and often overly/heavily floral) rose or lavender water option.
*As much as we can manage, reasonably, that is.
Mostly the deputy sprays this product on his protection vest (bullet resistant crap doesn’t do well in the washing machine, so it rarely gets laundered), so we wanted to keep the fragrance fresh, not something else. Tonight he found a recipe for the distillation process, and then we went picking in the yard, and off the back deck.
We’ll keep you posted on the assembly progress. And, possibly most importantly, how it smells.