nightmare…

in pink

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no, no, no…I didn’t have this nightmare, I only plead guilty to creating it 🙂

I’ve mentioned before that I have a fascination with dreams and I do.  However, I don’t believe I’ve ever had a bona fide nightmare.

According to Wikipedia a nightmare is: 

“an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong emotional response from the mind, typically fear or horror but also despair, anxiety and great sadness.  The dream may also contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror.  Sufferers often awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a prolonged period.”

On second thought I believe I did have something of a nightmare when I was a child…I dreamed a man was chasing me with a knife…when my sister finally shook me enough to wake me up, I discovered I needed to go to the bathroom…quickly!!!

Which reminds me of when I was 9 and had my tonsils out…when they* were putting me out with ether (which stinks by the way) they* told me to count back from 100…I started and before I knew it  Mickey Mouse was racing around and around on a clock in my head.

well I did warn you that I was OOMM (out of my mind) 😀 😀 😀

they* = medical staff

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is there anything grander…

than nature 🙂

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well maybe loving someone and being loved in return or having a new great grand baby in the family…but then without nature none of that would be possible…so I vote for nature 🙂

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”  Henry David Thoreau

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trees…

and poetry 🙂

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“I think that I shall never see…A poem lovely as a tree.”  Joyce Kilmer

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“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”  Khalil Gibran

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“I’m an introvert…I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.”  Audrey Hepburn

🙂

simply…

colorful 🙂

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Perhaps I’m in the middle of the winter doldrums or maybe not…I just haven’t been inspired to doodle much lately.  I believe it’s time to try something(s) arty that are a bit different.  I’ve been painting the interior of the garage…walls and soon the floor.  When I’m done I’ll have a space I can use to paint with acrylics, fingerpaints or whatever messy media I’m inspired to try.  And I won’t have to neatly put it away when I’m finished for the day 🙂

I’m beyond excited 🙂

I have tons of “old stuff” to share till the garage is done and today’s the day to start 🙂

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”  George Bernard Shaw

afterglow…

from Valentine’s Day 🙂

Family and friends, of the female persuasion, celebrated the occasion at

Moffat’s Cup of Tea, Dunedin Florida

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before the tea was served, I chose decaffeinated cinnamon vanilla, it was excellent 🙂

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the soup of the day was Crab Bisque 🙂

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3 Best Friends Forever photo op 🙂

check out the foot (my granddaughter), the bear and hat, her friends 🙂

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Mom’s taking advantage of the situation 🙂

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Aunt Cindy putting flowers in the hair 🙂

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teatime is over 🙂

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and I went home to enjoy my beautiful Valentine’s flowers 🙂

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what a lovely way to spend the day, with family, friends and tea 🙂

kids…

celebrating Valentine’s Day…at school 🙂

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When I was in elementary school, a week or so before Valentine’s Day, the class would decorate a box (with crepe paper, construction paper and lacey paper doilies) to put their Valentines in.  A slot would be left in the middle of the top and day by day we’d stuff in our Valentines.  Everyone wanted to receive the most cards, not necessarily because it would mean we were the most loved but because it would mean that one of us was the MOST POPULAR.  Every now and then someone would actually slip in a card declaring their love for the recipient.  Woe to those who were found out…their lives became a misery of merciless, unending teasing.

Tom loves Mary, Tom loves Mary, Tom loves Mary

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Interpretation for those who haven’t a clue :): “(North America, idiomatic, colloquial, childish, pejorative, taunt, often humorous) [c. mid 20th century?] A taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune (a schadenfreude).”   Wikipedia

I have such fond memories of elementary school 😀 😀 😀

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flowers…

given with LOVE 🙂

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regarding Valentine’s Day:

“The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off Saint Valentine’s Malady.  Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.”  Wikipedia

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”  Emma Goldman

photograph © Out Of My Mind Images 2015