Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dance improvisation in Antwerp (Danse improvisée à Anvers)

I found this on Babzy's, one of my favorite photo blogs from France. Check it out, it is incredibly uplifting

Sunday, June 14, 2009

another weird dream

my husband, son & I were living in an unknown city on the top of a store front. somehow in that weird dream like way that only happens in dreams & not in waking life, we knew the people of the city were being led to believe we were all getting sick and needed medication. We could hear people panicking by listening in on the activity in the street below & through the walls of the apartment building. Meanwhile it turned out the medication that was being dispensed was actually what was making everyone get sick & die. My family & I agreed to act healthy no matter how sick we felt.

At one point I was lost (by myself) in a huge mall (a mall that I've been to in other dreams) looking for an exit & finally finding my way out by winding up at my old job walking through Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan. Then for some reason my family & I thought we should go visit my husbands sister at her new home. while visiting, my sister-in-law & I had a lengthy discussion about furniture she was showing me & how she thought we should go look for some more to buy. I told her I needed to buy some too & remembered thinking in the dream that I couldn't recall exactly what type I needed.

Then my brother -in-law asked to borrow a pair of socks from my husband & my hubby asked me to get them. I jokingly asked my bro-in-law if he forgot to do his laundry. He got pissed off at me & told me to mind my own business. His girlfriend knocked at the door while he left the room, only it wasn't the girlfriend we knew. Apparently he had broken up with his old girlfriend unbeknownst to anyone else. I started getting upset because I loved his old girlfriend, but I didn't want the new one to feel out of place. She was sweet & pretty but completely opposite in every way to his old girlfriend who was also sweet & pretty yet still her exact opposite. the new one was a saleswoman who sold chocolate bars. As she moved her bag off the floor, my sister-in-law saw the extended family's names written on all her candy. She suspected she was planning on selling them to us. I told her it looked like her brother's handwriting & he probably bought some for us to have as a gift.
Next thing I know I'm driving with my sister-in law in the front seat & my husband, son, & mother-in-law are in the back. I decided to drive by our apartment. On the way I sense danger & start to speed, my mother-in-law doesn't tell me to slow down, this I find unusual. As I drive down the street I notice the store front's glass is broken & the windows are boarded up. When I look up, I see our apartment above boarded up as well with a red fabric banner and a yellow star on it, attached to one of the windows. Apparently this is the symbol that was used for homes where an entire family had died from the so called "illness".
I knew there was no turning back and no way to retrieve our belongings. I thought about how I would never get to look through my photo albums again. As I drove away from the building the atmosphere turned very much "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and I knew I had to drive away quickly. I didn't know if she knew what was going on but I asked my sister-in-law if we could stay at her place. She said the place we had been to earlier was just a place she met people & that her & my mother-in-law were actually sleeping at one of those storage warehouses at night. Somehow I immediately knew whoever was behind all this had plans for them to be next.

As I continued to drive it started to get dark & I didn't know how to get back to her place. My husband kept talking & I found it hard to get directions from my sis-in-law. Before I could tell him to be quiet, all the lights suddenly went out & I couldn't see the road. Next thing I knew, I drove off a huge bridge & the car was flying through the air & I could barely see where we were going though I could recognize shapes that implied a city in the distance. I thought to myself, I did everything I could and we will either land safely or die and there is nothing more for me to do. I just have to let go and accept. Then I woke up.
Talk about disturbing. & the disturbing feeling stayed with me for the entire morning. I purposely slept late so I could get some extra rest, Unfortunately I didn't feel rested after this dream. Does anyone else have dreams like this?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I am in love with these flowers

The welcomed scent of these flowers filled the air as I worked in my garden yesterday.
These two lovely flowers remind me of my twin nieces. They are alike in so many ways, yet distinctly and uniquely beautiful. Remember when they turned sixteen and I posted their baby pictures here?

Friday, June 5, 2009

is she cute or what?

there she is playing in the rain soaked poppies. Actually she is intensely sniffing each and every one of them as if her life depended on it, & she never looks up at me when I call her name so I can snap her picture. That is why I had to hold her tiny chin up for the camera. It's as if she is purposely ignoring me thinking, lady, I got better things to do than pose for you all day, I have to be sniffing these poppies so, bug off.
Only she is very tiny, so ultimately I, being the master in control, I realize I can afford to be generous and let her have some time in her favorite part of the garden. Then I take her inside and give her a biscuit.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

giving up 400 plus channels

It's kind of funny to think about giving up so many channels to watch on TV. My husband, son & I basically got tired of the same frustrating scenario every time we sat down in front of the television as a family.
Is it unrealistic to think we would be able to find something to watch on TV at any given moment if we had 400 channels to choose from? Maybe it was the time of day that we chose to watch TV that made our experience more difficult. & Perhaps we will do better with more planning of the TV watching. Whatever the case may be, we thought less channels and a DVR may help our budget. I mean, why pay for premium cable when we weren't enjoying it? In having so many channels previously, it did seem like most movies eventually circulate around all the channels anyway.
So far our DVR has been hooked up for 2 weeks and none of us have read the DVR instructions. Lately we haven't had time to watch much TV and when we have it's just been rentals like, Semi Pro (it was hilarious, especially if you watch it with a teenager) & The X Files, I Want to Believe (I thought it was very good) so I really can't say if this is all for the better. I'll keep you posted.
I should add though, I do like the idea of saving $67 dollars every month!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Thank you for your prayers my friends!

Though my aunt is still on a ventilator, she is doing so much better. Yesterday she was taken off of the liquid feeding tube and she is up and alert and communicating by writing and trying to speak. She still has a long road ahead of her as far as rehabilitation, but she is a strong woman with a strong spirit and she is getting very good medical care. So thank you, thank you, thank you, for your prayers.

this poppy is for my faithful friends
, thank you!