Remember when Dan’s parents gave us THIS BOOK?  Well it’s been a really cool resource for my creative inventing of meals.  The awesome (and multi-directional) thing about it being a jump-off point is that the basics are so simple, and ya know, basic.

Handier, and more versatile, than you’d think.

             My latest inspiration was a huge head of cauliflower and an odd selection of cheese scraps.  The Deputy put this all together, sprinkled panko on the top, and baked it.  Lunch, dinner, breakfast even (just add bacon), it worked for several different meals.  Next up?  I think it’s time for some desserts!

             On our card altar right now, and in my head earlier, we’re getting some interesting  (and cautiously inspiring)  in-put.   Here’s what I heard:

yes, be excited

no, don’t lose sight.

             Which kind of made me wonder what might be around the corner.   Are we being forewarned of something that’s coming up?  Because then, we got this card.

oracle cards, rising above

“Rising Above  ~

I see only beauty and grace.

Card meaning:

Let go of the ordinary and step into the extraordinary.  You have potential that you haven’t even begun to tap into.  This is the time to reach higher than ever before, so do not fall down before doubt.  Remember your true calling.

The Universe wants you to know:

Just as the lotus rises up out of the mud into the light, so you are rising up to even greater heights.  Sometimes this occurs naturally, and sometimes it’s an act of will.  This is the time to rise above any situation that’s not empowering.

Even if there are some people you might leave behind, let your light shine for all to see.  Rise up and step into your potential.  You are indeed a healer, a teacher, and a leader.

Questions to ask yourself:

What do I need to do to rise above?  Is there a fear that holds me back from rising above my current challenge?  How would my life change if I stepped into my role as a leader, teacher, or healer?


I see only beauty and grace.”

             The words here are more powerful than I can even describe.  My own doubts and concerns have been threatening to drown me.  So this, our message from the Universe, reminding us of our worth, reminding us not to lose hope, reminding us that what we do matters, THAT, that is the strength and the gift.  THAT is what keeps my head above water.

             I am eternally hopeful.  We WILL rise above.  No matter what’s around the corner.

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Mileage:

was downtown and back, in cloudy weather, but no rain, for 8.581 miles, pedal time of 49 minutes 32 seconds, with a fairly decent average pace of 10.3 MPH.

Current Business Update:

is only to say that Facebook really made no difference.  Probably operator error, but still, the Likes are still tragically low and the income generated is zero.

             I read an article in the economy section of our paper today which described how “seasonal” advertising is continuing to get earlier and earlier each year.  My immediate (and angry) thought was, well, stop doing it!  But then, I realized that a market share is what all of us are after if we have a product that not’s moving.  So, sadly, I kinda get it.

             Additionally, we have a car for sale.  Anyone want it?  E-mail me.

Volvos for sale
Totally runs and everything.

             Seriously.   Buy this thing.  (Not the camper behind it, although, we DO also have one of those we need to release as well, just not THIS one.)

2 thoughts on “Attempted Ascent.

  1. A camper? I’m looking for a camper…

    Well, we have one! When would you like to come and get it? You can stay at Granny’s (where it’s currently parked) or you can bunk here. Or ya know, you can just sleep in your new camper. 😛

    E-mail me, we can talk details.

    10:44 p.m.

  2. I’m not looking for another car, but the wagon looks like it’s in good shape! I hope someone snaps it up quickly.

    I know some of what I need to rise above (fear, insecurity). I know I need to do a lot of “fake it til you make it” stuff, cuz waiting until I get there is kind of going to take a while.

    Sending you sparkly FGBVs for all you need them for!

    I’m ready for someone to snap it right up, too! Thanks, I shall accept your help with love. 😀

    10:48 p.m.

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