Category Archives: Post A Day 2012

PAD: Quote Me

Daily Prompt: Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

Indeedy.

“Take me for what I am….who I was meant to be!”   ~RENT the show/movie/musical
Kinda self-explanatory dont’cha think.

“Remember that it makes absolutely no difference what other people think of you! We all need to understand that there is no such thing as perfection. Strive for excellence, that is achievable, and detach from what others think and say about you. If they don’t approve of what you do or who you are, let it be their problem. Be true to yourself!”
~John F Barnes, PT
Just what it says- Be True to Me, I shouldn’t have to change who I am so other people will think “better” of me.  I’ll be me and you be you.  Everyone’s much happier that way.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
― Maya Angelou
Someday I am going to get this as a tattoo.  Maybe the shortened version though.  Its such a great way to try to live your life, these are the values and personality characteristics that everyone should display and our society might be moving in a better direction.

Stephen King: “Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.”
This is just funny, and oh so true!  Even though I enjoyed parts of Twilight, mainly Breaking Dawn (you know because suddenly Bella becomes a person on her own), Harry Potter is an amazing story and the movies have almost all lived up to the books.

PAD: Kick It

Daily Prompt: What’s the 11th item on your bucket list?

I don’t have a bucket list.  However on my 35 Before 35 List #11 is: Figure out how to use my Wacom tablet and make art with it.  That’s a good one.  Maybe I can try something this year.  It is my Year of Something New after all.

Then in my Year of Something New, my 11th month of November is: Family Time.  I will spend that month with my family and friends and reconnecting with friends who maybe I haven’t spent much time with or talked to often!

PAD: Just a Dream

 

Daily Prompt: You’re having a nightmare, and have to choose between three doors. Pick one, and tell us about what you find on the other side.

I used to have lots of dreams where I was dead.  Not that I saw I died or that I was killed, but that I was just dead.  I don’t know how it happened, I was in my dream and I just knew it- I was dead.  I didn’t find those so scary as un-nerving.  Something scary would be if I was killed in my dream.  I often get chased by bad people in my nightmares, and they typically want to kill me.  So far I have never been caught…

If I opened a door and I was dead, noone knew and noone cared.

Or I opened a door and was constantly chased by an unknown yet very real very large physical threat.

Yknow I always heard that you (the dreamer) being dead meant a big change was coming.
“Dreaming of death (whether your own or someone else’s) is not uncommon. What would be uncommon is that the message actually related to physical death. That is literally never the case. In fact death within a dream operates very much the same way as “Death” within the Tarot. It is a signal that this is a time of transformation. Not only that, but quite possibly life-changing transformation and it’s going to happen whether it’s welcome or not. And with that in mind the transition in life that you will be undergoing will be far less traumatic if you don’t try to fight or change it. The message is that this is change that is inevitable.” source

And just for fun, 15 Interesting Facts about Dreams.

PAD: Me Time

Daily Prompt: What’s your ideal Saturday morning? Are you doing those things this morning? Why not?

Ideal Saturdays, hmmmm:

  • Sleeping in until 930am sounds like the perfect time.
  • Then a shower and getting ready for the day.
  • Quickly followed by breakfast and checking my emails and Facebook and blogs for about an hour.
  • Then I get started on my list for the day, which ideally would include a bunch of crafty projects….but in reality it usually involves cleaning of some sort because I’m not at all organized!

My other ideal Saturdays would be:

  • Waking up mid morning in my nice cozy warm bed.
  • Having a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper with my boyfriend.
  • My boyfriend making me a cheese omelet or scrambled eggs.
  • Bumming around and cuddling for an hour or 2 before we decide to do something.

This morning I did this instead:

  • Woke up at 830am after turning my alarm off about every 15mins since 730am.
  • Got dressed and then headed downstairs to move a remembrance stone/plaque outside.
  • Ate potatoes/eggs skillet for breakfast.
  • Did some general clean-up.
  • Waited for my aunt/uncle/cousin to get here for shopping.
  • Today was the Calphalon warehouse sale, booyah deals!
  • Finished my Christmas shopping.
  • Had Panera where I figured out they have nothing gluten-free on their menu even though a few months ago I was told the Tomato Soup was GF, also our cashier was unfriendly.
  • Hooked other people up with Christmas deals.
  • And all that before 3pm!

Cleaned my craft room today, it looks semi-organized!  Be proud. 😉

 

PAD: My Hero

Daily Prompt: Tell us about your hero.

I searched Google and this is what I found:

Google Defines Hero

Google Defines Hero

A person admired for courage or noble qualities.  Dictionary.com says a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.  Within mythology it means 1) a being of godlike prowess and beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity; 2) (in the Homeric period) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability; 3) (in later antiquity) an immortal being; demigod.

As for me, I haven’t identified with any hero/heroine ever.  I don’t think celebrities, actresses, actors, rich people, are really anyone to look up to.  Just because you are famous doesn’t make you a great person that I should look up to and strive to be like.  Of course of course, there are celebrities out there doing really great things and donating money and volunteering their time.  And that’s great.  But I don’t want to “be like them”.

I think there are certain qualities in all people that I hope to achieve in myself.  I found this quote a few months ago and I absolutely love it, and agree that these are qualities I would love to possess and achieve daily!

Maya Angelou

PAD: Hobson’s Choice

Daily Prompt: If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?

Easy Peasy!  I would most definitely choose to read others’ blogs.  Let’s be real here, I just got started with this and while this time around I’m actually doing a decent job, there are so many more inspiring blogs out there and with awesome ideas.  If I didn’t read blogs I would be bored and lacking a million ideas!

Obviously I hope to continue to improve this blog, but I love to read others’ blogs too much to let that go 🙂

PAD: Oasis

Daily Prompt: A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much.

I go to sleep.

When life becomes overwhelming a nap always helps relax me or gives me a nice cozy place to curl up and think!

If its really rough, I grab something soft and warm to wear, keep the slippers on even under the covers, and cuddle up with my penguin for some serious thinking or sleeping!