Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Music Monday! Two for Tuesday!! Purple Haze, there must be some way out of here....

Perfect for this Two for Tuesday, since Benedryl left me in a HAZE for 2 days!
(and well, I like purple)
I found myself this morning desperate to
find some way out of that dreamy, cloudy feeling.

I now remember why I stopped taking the stuff.
It went a little like this today:
Wake up, take Benedryl, sit at computer, doze off, fall into heavy dreaming sleep, wake up, try to figure out if this is still a dream, have nagging feeling I need to do something, but can't remember what, and know I am unprepared for it. Resolve to get back to work, sit at computer, doze off again, dream I volunteered to speak in front of my high school children's class, about what I do. In dream, I am late, and reconsider that high school children will want to learn how to crochet, or even care, get interrupted so I am even later. Wake up, still feeling like I am in a dream, wondering what it is I am supposed to be doing that i just can't remember. I can't get my head out of that dream feeling.




That was today!

Yesterday, not so much sleeping, but certainly could not get anything done. Last night, after taking Benedryl all day, no wonder I fell asleep on the couch at 9:30, still unsure of how I got to bed.

Finally, this afternoon, the medicine wore off  and I welcomed the clear head, even with itchy eyes and sneezing. 

So that is why, first I missed Music Monday
And second, you can enjoy some Jimmy Hendrix.
(You HAVE to check out the official website - THAT is the kind of background Raige would love!!)




I ended the day 'Claritin Clear'. Just hope the Claritin keeps doing a good job, and I don't have to go back to Benedryl anytime soon. I think after a few days of taking either one, the effectiveness wears off, so you just can't win. 

In that case, it's best to just enjoy the music.
No - I am not sure what it was that gave me that 'I gotta do something' feeling. I do know, that this afternoon, with a clearer head, I accomplished a lot of what I didn't get done yesterday.

Friday, May 27, 2011

How did I Miss THIS??

Look what I just found out I can do!

I found it in the Zibbet Communityon my page, hovering over the slideshow there, there is a 'share' button. You can copy the embed code and paste it...wherever!

So, here is a slideshow of 
Raige Creations & Vintage Raige items!

Find more photos like this on Zibbet's Community


I can embed it here, or on the sidebar too. 
And how about this for an idea???

Bring laptop to show 
(make sure battery is full) 
set slideshow to full screen, 
and Voila! 
Your potential customers 
can see all of your works and items.

No need for fancy programs installed on your computer, no need for electricity either! Just a long battery life.....
I love it!! 

This is an awesome tool for us Zibbeters

Why did it take me so long to find???
I know, I am too busy blabbing in the forums

What other tools are out there that I have missed?
Post a comment, and let's see what other goodies are hidden on the sites we use daily.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Music Monday! Today I don't feel like doing anything....

That is exactly how I feel today.
After a crazy full weekend,
After a crazy full week last week,
After our out of town visitors left 
after being here 2 weeks.

My allergies are bad, again today, 
and from all the reports 
will not be any better 
for the rest of the week.

And also, the show I worked so hard to prep for, 
was a lot of work 
for a few little sales.
So today, I don't feel like doing anything.

I am sure you all have days like that too.
Days where your get up and go 
already got up and went.

Days where you just want to stay in your bed.
Days where you don't want to comb your hair,
'Cause you ain't gonna go nowhere.

So kick your feet up and stare at the fan,
Turn the TV on
and throw your hand down your pants....
(it's in the lyrics folks!)
and enjoy this fun song, 
The monkeys made me giggle all through the video.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Walking on Wednesday - Walk of Innocence

This is the best walk to witness.

When you can enjoy the unplanned
aimless 
wanderings
of adorable children.
Marveling at the simple
but ever so touching gesture 
of a handful of dandelions.
And it is even better
to see the smiling,
and inquisitive glances
of one who has yet to walk.
Not to mention 
they are wearing 
my all time favorite 
Toekini's.

for the request to create these one of a kind Toekini's
and for sharing her beautiful grand daughters wearing them.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music Monday! Closing Time

It's late, 
near pumpkin time for me.
(I turn into a pumpkin around 10pm these days)

But still Monday, so here is Music!!

Hubby suggested this song, 
giving me a bit of computer time 
while I wait for my laptop to be fixed.
(needed a new hard drive)

A good one to end the night with by Semisonic.




One last call for alcohol
So finish your whiskey or beer
...
You don't have to go home
But you can't stay here
...
So gather up your jackets
Move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend

 "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Music Monday! Two for Tuesday!! Like A Surgeon, Bob.

Last week was a rough week. 
You may have noticed 
I did not post the usual Music Monday! 
or the Walking on Wednesday series. 
Reasons for this include, but are not limited to: 
broken bones, surgery
crashed computer
dryer vent full of water
and allergies.

Trying to get back to normalcy
I bring you Two for Tuesday!! 
It seemed fitting to feature Weird Al
as the past week has been nothing short of 
weird, stressful
tiresome, and frustrating
I was in need of a good laugh
and so was hubby and rest of family. 
is always good for some
stress relief through laughter.

Start with Monday last week. 
Our daughter broke her finger,
looking similar to the x-ray here.
The urgent care facility 
barely wanted to wrap it
due to the severity of it. 
It was 30% displaced
and a hand specialist determined 
surgery was the only course 
to fix the broken pinkie finger properly

SURGERY for a 14 year old
Enough to stress a parent for sure. 
At least Weird Al was not the surgeon.




The surgery went very well.  
Afterwards, the medicine 
was still having an affect
(read making her loopy).
My daughter was entertaining 
the nurses, doctor, and me. 


It is a little disconcerting 
seeing your child completely loopy, 
but when she was amazed 
at the 'bubbles on the ceiling',  
I couldn't help but laugh

She even got a little upset that I wouldn't pop them. 
You try to explain that there are no bubbles, 
and you can't pop bubbles that don't really exist
to someone who is convinced they are real.

She wasn't as incoherent as Bob Dylan sometimes sounds, and Weird Al wonderfully translates a great Bob song here. 


Hopefully, this week will see some return to normalcy.
(whatever that means)
Daughter is getting used to functioning with one hand,
I am now smartly storing everything 
on to an external hard drive 
and functioning on a working computer.
Allergies maintained with medicine.
And back on track with some fun videos here.
I hope the rest of the week falls in place too.
A little humor always helps
to bring me back to feeling like myself.

How do you regroup 
after a crazy, terrible, stressful, frustrating week?