Accomplishments

  1. Applied to 3 Creative Circle gigs.
  2. Learned correct, ‘Murican English pronunciation of “sycophant. It’s “sicko-fant” rather than the “psycho-fent” I thought it was, but not completely enough to not question it.
  3. Cleaned up bathroom.
  4. Vacuumed 3 rooms upstairs, exercise & jam rooms.
  5. Am now setting up to work on the ongoing Illustration project. It felt good just stapling the drawings to the homasote! It’s been too long. Heat, visitors and retail have kept me away. I’m inking Kali and Athena today.

And in other news the sun has appeared!!! I might get in some tanning today as well. I’m just a tiny bit tanned and the psychological benefits of that outweigh any possible skin detriment.

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#tarot & a 22min, seated #meditation

With 5min working on pressure points in my mid back. It’s much better, thanks to yesterday’s yoga, but it needs more stretching fer sure.

The sit is incredibly challenging lately! I need to get back to looking at it as a daily, matter of fact thing rather than something completely optional.

It’s going to be a self promotion & job applications day! Looked at a couple of LinkedIn ads when I first got up & I left the browser window open, already intending to go read the full job descriptions later. I’m at a lull with the goddess illustrations, because I’m waiting for comments and a check. A couple hours of self promotion and applications is in order.

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All new cards!

Card 1, within: 2 of Cups

Introduction: The 2 of Cups often refers to romantic partnership, but that is not its only connotation. It can speak of balance, friendship, joy, and sharing.

General: In general this is a card that says that things are likely to be going well. You should be feeling more than usually loved, cared for, and content.

Love: This card represents true love, balanced partnership, commitment, and all of the things that most of us hope for in regard to love and relationship. However, this does not mean that you can just do or say “whatever” and that your love/relationship will last; it only means that the underpinnings, the real, solid, potential for true love and affection is there.

Card 2, without: 8 of Cups

Keywords: Stay pure & clean, cloak yourself with righteousness or justness. Project gentle strength. Open heart. Lack of bitterness. Truth in yourself. Act with love without fear. Strength in vulnerability. Honesty.

The Eight of Cups is at its most powerful in the present position. This card reveals the fundamental hopelessness of a current relationship, job or other stressful situation. If you have been considering moving on, this card and its message will come as no surprise when it appears in the present position of your Tarot reading. The strength of this card is in the person actually having left the situation – this is a motivation for you to make a radical change with your current situation. If life is fine and dandy and you cannot imagine things changing, the Eight of Cups is a card that insists you look around at those closest to you and confronts you with the notion that these people might not be at all happy with the way things are going. The Eight of Cups may wake you up from a state of obliviousness. In that regard, this can be a card of empathy.

Card 3, advice: 3 of Wands

General: In general the 3 of Wands refers to work, in an extremely positive way. Even if you don’t work outside the home, it means that your efforts are seen, appreciated, and are well respected. Give yourself some credit.

The Three of Wands is a card that means success is on its way. This card implores you to maintain a confidence and steady commitment to see your dreams come to fruition.

The best position for the Three of Wands is the Future. When the card is drawn for here it shows that hope will spring eternal concerning all of the matters in which you are currently invested.

Keywords: Make a clear space for the reality you desire. Support what you desire with thought, action, word; do not be an obstacle to it with fear and wrong action

 

Knight of Disks, Page of Swords, 7 of Wands #tarot & other stuff

  • Maybe I’m obsessed with the Amber Heard / Johnny Depp mess because it’s a reminder that things are not always what they’re cracked up to be. Just got up for coffee time downstairs in the kitchen, and this is the first thing I read about, since I’m not clicking on Facebook at the moment.
  • Somehow I tweaked my lower right back  while doing that freaking low impact routine yesterday. I really felt it when I was trying to walk Henry, with the rest of the gang, around 8pm. Took two advil before bed. Whatever I do today, the suryas & fundamentals have to precede it. It does feel a lot better than it did in the evening thankfully. I like to work out around the hottest part of the day, when it’s best to be downstairs anyway.
  • I’ve been drawing & painting for a couple hours already, but just put away those supplies. Time to take off the board, scan, post & update all over the place.

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Card 1, within: Knight of Disks

Same card & placement as May 27, five days ago.

On a quest for what is physical.

Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha

Keywords: Don’t look outside for the answer to the problem, look inside to find peace. You already have everything you are looking for. Look in your own home. Do not have doubt in yourself, you are made for this and already have all the tools. Take the middle path, use just what you need, no more or less.

Introduction: The Knight of Pentacles points to messages, often with regard to money and finance. You are likely to finally receive news that you’ve been waiting on, and this news is likely to be good. This Knight is a very practical card. The news in question is unlikely to be that you’ve won the lottery.

General: The Knight tells us to pay attention to the mundane and normal parts of our lives. A wise man once said,  “Take care of the little things, and the big things will all fall into place.” The Knight of  Pentacles asks you to look at how you are handling your affairs, and is a grounding influence.

Work: Now is not the time to suggest an overthrow of the traditional ways of doing things. You must work within existing systems and accomplish what people expect you to accomplish. If you are looking for work this can be a good omen that the position you need is forthcoming, but warns that in interviews, etc., that you will need to come across as dependable and even-keeled, as they are unlikely to be looking for mavericks now.

Card 2, without: Page of Swords

The Page of Swords is a messenger bringing you challenges. He suggests that an opportunity for growth may come your way in the guise of a problem or dilemma. These challenges may not be your favorites. In fact, you probably will want to say “Thanks…but no thanks.”

The Page of Swords asks you to embrace these difficult situations. Think of them as trials designed to test your mettle. If you accept and prevail, you will become stronger and more resilient. In meeting these challenges, you are encouraged to use the tools of the Swords suit – honest, reason, integrity and fortitude.

The Page of Swords can also stand for a child or young-at-heart adult whose interactions with you involve truthfulness, ethical behavior, discouragement or matters of the mind. This relationship is likely to be troubled or difficult in keeping with the challenges of the Swords suit.

Sometimes the Page of Swords implies that your entire situation is one suffused with the spirit of learning, discovery, and mental activities of all kinds. At such times, use your mind and enjoy the delights of the intellect.

Keywords: Good luck, prosperity, potent and auspicious power. Brainstorming, inventing, imagination, an open mind.

Card 3, advice: 7 of Wands

Last seen May 20th, as card 2.

Introduction: When the 7 of Wands appears, you are likely to find that in any sort of competitive situation, that you come out on top. Things should be going very well, you should be feeling good, and projects should be moving right along. You may still have regular moments of self-doubt, unfortunately, but now is time to feel the fear, and do it anyway.

General: Don’t hesitate to make where you stand clear to people. Your thinking is clear, and you are likely to help someone out by spelling things out for them. This card can indicate that a change is coming – a positive change – in your personal or business life. This card also points toward being independent and thinking for yourself.

Work: If you’ve ever wanted to be self-employed, now is the time to give this a great deal of thought and to do your homework. You have the wherewithal to make your own business work, IF you are willing to put in the time and effort it will take to make it happen. Be logical, however. If you can start your business while still employed elsewhere, it makes sense to do so.

 

Tried a new channel #reps #workout #lowimpact

These are both pretty much low impact, as I’d picked them out for yesterday’s workout, in a mood to avoid skipping or jumping.

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Wish American homes were generally designed with fucking ceiling fans. I’m pretty much going to be bitching about the heat for the next two months. The air was still and sort of dead-ish in the dining room where I was working out, since the house is closed off when the morning cool sizzles off. I just came upstairs and there’s a giant sun puddle going down the middle of it, including where I fucking sit.

I have a cheap, vinyl fucking chair. It’s really comfy to sit in when it’s 81 degrees in the room. Outside it’s 88, but it’s just getting worse this week. It’s gonna be 99 on Saturday and 100 fucking degrees on Sunday.

 RU46 Advanced Level Low Impact Workout

  • Did once along with the video, which is repeated rounds of the below in 30-second intervals, no rest intervals in the 30-minute set. I liked it! If I were to repeat I’d have 10-second rest intervals, and I’d maybe do less rounds but longer working sets, and also would swap out mat jumps for some of the mountain climbers.
  1. Limbo squat + opposite knee tuck
  2. Mountain climber
  3. ALT center side lunge
  4. Frogger, wide feet
  5. Dynamic high lunge LEFT
  6. Up-down dog
  7. Dynamic high lunge RIGHT
  8. Plank 3 step forward jump – 1 jump to plank
  9. Squat march LEFT leg
  10. Push up
  11. Squat march RIGHT leg
  12. Plank jack + knee tuck
  13. Row, 40lbs
  14. ALT renegade row, 20lbs
  15. Quick small run
  16. Mountain climber
  17. Bodyweight squat
  18. Side raise LEFT leg
  19. Up-down dog
  20. Side raise RIGHT leg

RU39 Brutal Abs Workout 40 Minute

  • Did this along with the video as well. Interesting! I’ll try more of her workouts for sure.

I part – 3 rounds
1. V sit – 20
2. Torso + leg raise – 20

Active rest – 2 rounds
1. Dive bomber – 10
2. Jump lunge LEFT + RIGHT back raise – 10
3. Jump lunge RIGHT + LEFT back raise – 10

II part – 3 rounds
1. Scissors + butt lift – 20
2. Upward-downward dog – 20

Active rest – 2 rounds
1. Hands on the floor, squat LEFT, RIGHT raise back – 10
2. Hands on the floor, squat RIGHT, LEFT raise back – 10

III part – 2 rounds
1. Plank, low plank, twist hips left-right – 20
2. Scissors + clap – 20

Active rest – 2 rounds
1. Renegade row LEFT arm – 10
2. Renegade row RIGHT arm – 10

IV part – 2 rounds
1. Leg raise – 20
2. Touch toes – raised legs -20

Active rest – 2 rounds
1. Walking push up – 10
2. Dips – 10

Butt exercises – 2 rounds
1. Back raise LEFT leg – 20
2. Back raise RIGHT leg – 20
3. Side leg raise LEFT – 20
4. Side leg raise RIGHT – 20
5. Upright cross jumps – 100

Stretch

  • About 10-minutes