How the hell did I run out of day, AGAIN?! (See amount of activity at the bottom of this post, that might have something to do with it.) This one will
probably be going up late. Oh well. At least it’ll also be full of fun photos. Are you ready?
Here’s a brief over-view of our Fair Day. To begin with, I missed my out-of-town-girl. That’s always so difficult for me. However, we forged ahead and a good time was had by all in attendance.
First of all, we have to drive for over an hour, oh wait. Before that, we need to leave town. When the aim is “noon-ish” and we enter the freeway after 1:45, that’s LIKE twelve o’clock. Right?
This is Nicholas, he’s the assistant manager of Captain’s Fish & Chips in the food area. He and a delightful young woman (who, sadly you can’t see in this view) were exceptionally sweet, kind, and helpful. I can be a challenging and bizarre customer, so when I find folks who are this fabulous, I take note. Thank you, both!
We followed this up with fudge (duh), and ravioli (the deep fried type), and donuts on a stick (proceeded by olives on a stick), plus a milkshake and ice cream cone. Oh, and there was old-fashioned candies in a nostalgic toy display arena.
We saw plenty of animals. Llamas and goats and pigs and cows, mostly (also a few random dogs). The horse building now charges admission. We did not go in.
In the artisans courtyard, I saw these, amongst many other gorgeously done framed pieces. Unfortunately, I failed to write this man’s name down (although I did hand him one of my business cards). I will attempt to read his signature and include my version of it as a tag. (I hope he finds us here and chimes in with a comment!)
We also purchased a pillow. From a delightful man with the words “Pastor Darrall” printed on this shirt (in the left chest/heart region). I need to make a case for it, then I’ll take a picture for you. Also, right now it’s on my bed, which means it’s too far away from this chair for easy and timely retrieval.
There were musicians on a stage, right before we entered the commercial booth building, so we stayed to listen. Their name is the How Long Jug Band. They had a CD for sale, so we bought one. And
listened to it enjoyed it greatly all the way home.
And then, my son found me a hat. After the sun had gone down. And it wasn’t hot out any more.
The next idea we had was that maybe this year, for our yearly card, we’ll all wear fun headgear. Be prepared to see this chapeau again, I’ll be donning it regularly from now on.
There are a couple of more views, but we need to see about our daily messages, so let’s get to those.
I woke up with a sort of bothersome dream, and these words in my head:
embrace your discomfort,
it probably won’t kill you.
Which caused me to feel very conflicted. Because, on the one hand, that’s funny. On the other, my sleeping visions weren’t humorous at all. After I flipped over the next one on our card altar though, I took my own advice and sat with the Golden Path meditation. Then, everything was fantastically clear.
This is one of the vision quest cards, and I love to see it. The shades of color, the contrast of dark and light, the figure heading out into her/his destiny, they all speak to us of being empowered. And look at all of the emotional backing we have, in the form of those chalices.
Cups are the emotional suit, where we feel it all. Like the channeled phrase above, discomfort as well as joy, uneasiness and satisfaction, we need to experience it all.
When we climb off to seek our destiny, we are walking our path proudly. And we are able to do it because we know that we are being supported. We know that the emotions we’ll encounter will be lessons, and we will be strengthened by them.
Another thing, that moon is so very reminiscent to the phase we are in this week. Our journey is being watched over, we are not questing alone.
Robin Wood Tarot
was downtown and back, for 9.087 miles, in 58 minutes 18 seconds, with the same pace as our last trip, 9.3 MPH (no doubt due to elevation again). No accompanying map from the Deputy this time, his phone died.
When we went out later, with Maxx, we downloaded the app onto my new device, so you can see that trip HERE. (Yes, we biked, worked out at the gym, and then walked for our grocery gathering. One would think we’d be in better shape. However, one would be wrong.)