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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!

PAD: Audience of One

Daily Prompt: Picture the one person in the world you really wish were reading your blog. Write her or him a letter.

I love that my boyfriend reads my blog, especially considering things I write about are rarely of interest to him!  I hope that some of my friends and family are also reading this.  But of all the people that it would be awesome to be reading this, I would love if the bloggers I read and really inspire me, also read this.

I became obsessed with blogs a few years ago when I discovered Design*Sponge.  I spent like 4 hours scouring the DIYs and tutorials on that site.  How cool if one of those editors were reading this?

When I found Mod Podge Rocks! I thought, finally, a craft I could really enjoy and includes like a million projects with stuff I already have!  And it includes such a variety of DIYs, one thing I love to do is change the furniture, move things around my room, I like to switch up the decor a lot!  And what a better way than to Mod Podge something?!  I would love if Amy saw, read, and then featured something I make on her blog!  The ultimate compliment!

Then I found Resin Crafts and became obsessed about reading about all that.  Carmi is so talented and has such a simple way of explaining things.  I bought resin and it just sits in the box because I am so nervous to get started!  But I am slowing working my way through my crafts!  Maybe next year!

I absolutely love the SimplyCreativeBoutique blog.  I know she reads my posts!  I always love to read her posts and its nice that she is nearby geographically.

And my most recent love is Whispering Sweet Nothings.  I just love that blog!  Shane is so sweet and her posts are very real and many times they are positive images for all us ladies to aspire to.  I know she read my 7 Deadly Sins post because it was a linkup and she commented 🙂  That was happy.

Sure I love other blogs, these are just a few of the blogs that I almost religiously read.  Also, I would be incredibly excited and honored if they read my blog.  I gain a lot of inspiration from many of the blogs I read and find everyday.  I seriously read 20+ blog posts a day from several different blogs.  I’ve been trying to comment on more blogs, everybody loves comments, and lately I’ve been doing well.  When people find and read my(your) blog, it just makes you feel good that someone is liking what they are seeing and if they are return readers, I’m even happier.  I hope that I am inspiring people to try new things or encouraging them to be awesome.  Just like my favorite bloggers have done for me!

PAD: IMHO: Gangnam Style

Is the stupidest song ever.  The end.

Daily Prompt: Link to an item in the news you’ve been thinking about lately, and write the op-ed you’d like to see published on the topic.

This might not be in the “news” but its popping up all over the radio, at weddings, etc.  I hate this song.  Here’s the video, I hear you gotta watch the video to really “get” the song.  Haven’t watched it yet, don’t care.

OK, I just watched it.  OK, so its just this guy singing and walking around.  Then doing the dance all over the place.  And his backup dancers look bored through the whole thing.

Otherwise, I don’t really watch the news.  Its too depressing, I get my news on Facebook thru the news’ pages or on WP through various blogs.  Not much of person to watch the news.

PAD: Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements

Post a Day Prompt: Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post.

Chasing Pavements by Adele

It was so hard to pick a song, let alone a line from it!  I love so much music!

I have no idea what Adele wanted this song to mean with the video.  I am horrible at analyzing meaning from songs and movies.  I just take from it what I can!

PAD: Invent a Holiday

OK, so I haven’t been posting every day.  Because I can’t come up with anything!  But how hard could it be to come up with a holiday?

Invent a holiday! Explain how and why everyone should celebrate.

My holiday would be Take a Nap Day or Sleep In Day.  It would be once a month, a random day during the week.  You’d have to either sleep in that day (beyond your normal schedule until whenever you choose), or you have to take a nap at some point!  Pick the one you don’t typically do anyway, or need more.  Sleeping in is a luxury for most people, so lets make it mandatory!

I love to sleep.


PAD: What’s the one thing you hope other people never say about you?

Today’s Post a Day Prompt: What’s the one thing you hope other people never say about you?

What a great question!  I have a lot of answers, some I have heard before, but I hope people in the future will not say them anymore.

That I’m bossy or rude.  I’ve been called bossy before, its never a nice thing to say about someone.  I can’t say if better if its said to my face, or behind my back and repeated to me.  I only hope if its said to a friend they will stick up for me, as I would do for them.

That I’ve failed in my career choices.  I’m been unemployed for quite some time now, I have a B.A. in graphic design,  then went back to school and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist too.  I love both of the careers I went to school for, yet I’m having trouble finding anyone who can pay me for my skill set.  Its prompted me to try other routes so I can succeed.  Before this year it was really tough, a lot of rejections.  Early this year, this summer, and now fall have started to treat me fairly well 🙂

I have other answers, but these are the worst.  What about you?  What do you hope noone says about you?  Feel free to comment Anonymously if you’d like!

Don't listen to what people say, because they don't know the truth

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