There are a few moments, unclaimed, in my afternoon.  So I’m grabbing them to get this post pre-written.  We just got home from our outing (gym was cancelled but we had other biking errands) and will be leaving again soon.  It’s hot, and I need to stop sweating before attempting to dress for the rest of my day.

Last day of vacation.

             Tomorrow Dan goes back to work.  Neither one of us is ready for it.  Three weeks isn’t as long as it sounds.  But we did get some shit done, and we did have loads of fun.  (More events coming up in a few days, on his regular weekend, so stay tuned.)

             My waking up, earlier today, brought with it the scraps of an unsettling dream, and the knowledge that it’d be hot out again (like super hot).  I was only partially looking forward to it.  Here’s what I heard, and then I had to laugh at the Universe’s way of reprimanding my bratty self elf.

Take stock,

then acknowledge and appreciate

 your MANY blessings.

             These always make me think.  Some more than others.  And when they chime right in with our daily draw, then I’m just all ’round thrilled.

oracle cards

“Proceeding Softly  ~

My inner power grows in moments of quietude.

Card meaning:

Go forward, slowly and gently.  Stop to smell the daisies and enjoy the view.  Love and appreciate what is here now.

The Universe wants you to know:

When you take your time and go slowly, new perceptions blossom that you can’t see if you’re moving fast.  Step out of the rapid pace of everyday life, and step into the majesty of stillness.  

Resist the impulse to go ahead with your first instinct, and tune in to your deeper intuition.  Power is born when you relax into the present moment.

Questions to ask yourself:

What is the underlying wisdom for me regarding being cautions?  Is there an area of my life where I should slow down?  Should I view a certain person or situation in my life with caution?


My inner power grows in moments of quietude.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Mileage:

was slow, due to wind and the fact that we weren’t in any rush, with a pace of only 9.3 MPH, going 8.414 miles out and back, pedaling time of 53 minutes 43 seconds.  The Deputy is trying to send me his map, but it seems not to want to go.

Yesterday’s Sharing:

is a gift from the turkeys, this time NOT near my new table, but in the street.

turkey feathers
To safely guide my way.

             I set it up onto the curb.  School starts this week, so it seemed like maybe a kid walking past might need it more than we do.

4 thoughts on “Life Cycling.

  1. Sorry it’s the last day of vacation. Glad you had fun. And you still have things to look forward to.
    I had my regular days off and went back to work today. Did. Not. Want. To. Sigh.
    So powerful to read about your bike trips nearly every day. This week so far I am not struggling – I have lost – the motivation battle. Not working out.

    Make extra walking trips around the house, the office, parking lots, any place really. It might revive your motivation. And even if it doesn’t, you’ve at least gotten a wee bit more movement in your day.

    10:59 p.m.

  2. It’s always hard to go back to work after vacation; I sympathize. Especially at our age: we want to retire. Really really really want to. 🙂 I’m glad you guys had lots of fun and adventures.

    I love the messages for today. I’m going to come back to them after I get home from therapy and during breaks from work today. I definitely need the reminders. Thanks!

    Oh boy, retirement…….

    11:00 p.m.

  3. You all are just so damn adorable! Dan looks like Easy Rider with the beard and bandanna and sunglasses, but in a cute way. I’m sorry vacation is over. 😦

    Have started couch to 5K again . . . and found a yoga dvd for bad backs which has a lovely ending of quiet moments.

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