Having that dream.
It was lovely, comfortable and sexy. I didn’t want to leave. It was continuous, a little odd, but it followed and resolved itself. Unlike many dreams that just change stories midstream or are constantly interrupted by obstacles and more obstacles until the dream becomes the obstacles. This morning there were several events or obstacles that we had to navigate, but we did it together and moved past them.
I don’t know who, but I would love to find him again!! And keep him!
Maybe I should start working on my lucid dreaming skills!
How to Lucid Dream
This video is amusing. If I ever dream about George Clooney, I hope he doesn’t look like THAT!! Scary!!
For the second time this summer, we experienced unusual (to me, and I’ve been around!) thunderstorm activity. It’s been an odder than usual summer weather wise with more rain than normal, almost daily hail for a while and tornadoes where there are usually none, but these storms with their constant cloud to cloud lightning and the constant rumble of thunder, stumped me. I was at a loss for descriptors. Watching them felt surreal. The first time, a few weeks ago, the storm just hovered, and hovered, and I started to feel a little panicky. Were the clouds going to part exposing an alien ship? Like War of the Worlds? Did we have the supplies or skills to fight and survive? The answer being no, no we don’t.
Last nights storm wasn’t quite as intense and moved on fairly quickly, but still left me with an uneasy feeling. I tried to find a comparable video to share, but nothing quite matched. This was close, only the rumble was much louder and the storm was more directly overhead…the lightning more constant. Although the last 30 seconds of the video is fairly intense!
Has the weather been odder than usual for you this year?
Starr’s little sister, Sissy, came to visit this weekend!
We absolutely loved the following email from Sissy’s mom:
Woohoo! You just won a 14yr old for a day! Lucky You! Here’s the time to pick her up! I’m sure you’ll have fun with your very own kid for a day! …free of charge! : )
Please feel free to enter for the 10 year old for a day contest as well! …coming soon!!!!!
We have already submitted our entries for the “win a 10 year old” contest. We hope to get a chance to visit with Starr’s little brother very soon!
We enjoyed having her here and wish that it happened a lot more often! The weekend consisted of live music, Skye, chocolate chip cookies, movies, gelato, home cooked meals, laughter, the “zoo” (pictured below), and driving around town singing along with the radio.
I carried my camera with me, but failed to take pictures until we stopped at a local tourist spot:
Sissy. Making noise!
Starr. Joining the band.
From Wednesday night’s So You Think You Can Dance, choreographed by Tyce Diorio. Inspired by a friend’s struggle with breast cancer and the importance of having someone there to lean on, this powerful, emotional performance is one reason why we love to watch this show! In the past, these videos have disappeared quickly from YouTube, so watch it soon!* And watch it all the way through as Nigel, Mary, Mia and Ellen share their thoughts!
Melissa and Ade, choreographed by Tyce Diorio
*See! I predicted it, the video is already gone…
If you need me, I will be here:
Wanna join me? : )
The other day I mentioned the White Trash party the girls recently attended. The pictures that keep coming up on Facebook are hilarious! I am borrowing this one to share:
I had a wonderful weekend at the cabin with friends. They may not know it, but these women are keeping me from the brink…as are you!! The weekend included wine, margaritas, delicious food, sharing, crickets, cool breezes, laughter, mosquitoes, tears, love and hugs. In addition to a variety of music provided by various iPods our friend Vicki Pompea brought her guitar along and provided some very lovely moments. Awesome. All of it!
While I was gone, Starr shared a video on Facebook that she created to promote her upcoming 5k. It was her first attempt at using iMovie and I think it turned out great! She also wrote a beautiful post on her new blog honoring Sunny on what would have been her 20th birthday. It was lovely, bright and touching without being depressing, which is where I tend to go with my posts. In addition to attending Sunny’s birthday fundraiser, Starr and Skye visited a place where they used to spend time with Sunny and spent some time reliving some memories and leaving a gift. I think that while it was an emotional day, it also ended up being a healthy and positive one.
Starr and Skye went to a “white trash” dinner party last night. Their costumes were great! I will have to see if I can borrow a picture or two to share this week. To me it looked more like a family reunion than a costume party. I kid, this is just not true! The costumes were fun and the party looked like so much fun! I love the way these guys party!
Just for the weekend! I might try a mobile post if I have service…and if I figure out how to do it!
I am headed up to the cabin with friends.
A weekend of friends, food, sharing and alcohol. This will be the second year that I have participated in this event and I feel like I am so much closer to these women than I was last year, I hope to continue to grow those friendships. They mean so much to me.
I have shopped for groceries, stopped at the liquor store and made lists. I still have a lot to do before we leave town tomorrow this afternoon. Food to cook, bags to pack, clothes to wash. I should be sleeping! I am equally dreading the trip and looking forward to it. Things are so messed up around here, I haven’t been in the best of moods, I feel really guilty leaving, but I also need the break.
Sunny’s birthday is this weekend. I’ve already been thinking about it. Feeling it. I am sure that I will bring it with me. Missing her and grieving for her family.
There will be a fundraiser in Sunny’s memory while I am gone that Starr and Skye are planning on attending. I hope that they are able to make it. Last year Starr wanted to go, but emotions ruled the day. I won’t be here with her this year and it’s tearing me up.
She is so strong, but none of us are invincible. She hasn’t asked me to stay home. She knows how important it is for me to unplug…she has been begging me to do just that for months…I still feel torn.
I will leave you with a video I stumbled upon, and loved, the other day on The Current 89.3 YouTube channel:
“Let Them Knock” – Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings-MySpace
I hope you have a wonderful weekend…see you when I get back!