Wednesday, December 13, 2006

(sorry he's late for your birthday, Rachel)

It feels sort of surreal blogging at you this morning... a mere 15 minutes ago I was having some sort of extreme dreams... my brother Barry and I were hiding out from the police. (no, I've never been in trouble with the law) We were parked on a country road and he was fishing in the river to try to appear normal. While we were fishing we were waiting the delivery of some miricle drug that would revive a patient we had back at the hospital. While we were purchasing that drug from (who?) they were showing us little mittens for premature babies... it would hold a piece of muscle on the babies wrists - a piece some babies are born without. Ok, I know this is totally wierd. I hardly ever dream. I have no idea why I dreamed this! I find that I dream if my husband gets up first and I can here him in my 1/2 sleep... and then I drift off again till he wakes me. Do YOU dream? What do you dream about? Do you find there are conditions to your dreaming more often than not?

I know that in the bible dreams are mentioned as a place God visits to people... though it also says that often these dreams were interpretted too. Honestly, I don't know if these are the same sort of dreams as we have. The bible does set these dreams apart from 'visions' so I am wondering. Surely, if these dreams we have are of God, we would just know. Please help me here if you know the answer to my questions?

Acts 2:17

'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

I read yesterday, that the bible is still the #1 selling book in the world. Thats interesting and comforting. I also noticed on the news that our policemen are still 'sworn in' with a hand on the bible. These things give me comfort - but I wonder if it will also be so.

I also heard a debate about whether a Poinsettia is poisinous or not... because some people refrain from buying them. I found this on a pet site:

The toxic potential of poinsettia has become highly exaggerated. Poinsettias are no longer classified as extremely toxic. Therefore, while keeping this plant out of the reach of your pet is still a good idea, pet owners don’t need to banish the poinsettia from their homes for fear of a fatal exposure.

the artist who helped the children make
awesome clay creations!

I had a lovely morning with Miles yesterday, driving around to the various schools, delivering the little clay creations the kids made at the workshop a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, though requested, quite a few of the pieces bore no identifying initials or any marks at all. Now with 4 schools this got a tad confusiing but Miles got it figured in the end by process of elimenation. It was a beautiful sunny day - when we left home, at least. When we arrived home I had a severe headache. Really, I never get these either. LOL This one was not even completely dislodged with a tylenol 3 and a sleep. Ok, so now, if you tell me you had a migraine... I could know what your going thru... wow! It is debilitating, for sure.

I've got a day of tutoring and visiting set up today. Kind of like reader Dawn, of yesterday who said she took a nice day off, not to clean house... but to finish making two gifts. Are you all taking some time off for yourselves through this busy time? Dont' forget to take care of yourselves and encourage those around you to take a breather too... instigate it if necessary. I encourage my friend Sonya to get her hair and nails done around this time of the year (we get a giggle out of that!) - hey, we get so busy we think of everyone else instead of ourselves. Its amazing how something like getting a cut or manicure can pick us up!

Today's Oxymorons:

medium well
melted ice
mercy killing
metal woods (it's a golf thing)
mexican american
Microsoft Works
Middle East
Middle East peace
midnight sun
mighty weak
mild abrasive
mild cigar
mild interest
mild jalepeno
mild mannered reporter
mild PMS
mildly psychotic
militant pacifist
military accountability
military intelligence
military justice
military peace
military system
mind-expanding drugs
mini jumbo
minor crisis
minor disaster
minor miracle
misanthropic humanitarian
missing present
mobile home
mobile house

Smile of the day:

The Taxpayers Lament
Tax his cow, Tax his goat;
Tax his pants, Tax his coat;
Tax his crop, Tax his work;
Tax his ties, Tax his shirt;
Teach him taxing is no joke.
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule;
Tell him, Taxing is the rule.
Tax his oil, Tax his gas
Tax his notes, Tax his cash
Tax him good and let him know,
That after taxes, he has no dough.
If he hollers, Tax him more;
Tax him till he's good and sore.
Tax his coffin, Tax his grave,
Tax his sod in which he's laid.
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove him to his doom."
After he's gone, we won't relax.
We'll still collect inheritance tax.

Track Santa

Yep, you have to have the Norad site to be able to track Santa as he 'rounds the world on Christmas Eve


  1. Thank you for the cute little reindeer. Can't wait for the rest of his family:)
    Thank you also for your wonderful comment on my blog.I sure appreciate it.:)I hope I am improving as I learn more and more.
    You know I have to comment on your dream question.LOL..yes..I believe in God given dreams.I have them too.Sometimes you have to wait on the interpretation.If it is from God..he will reveal the meaning to you.

  2. Mrs. Miles - The Reindeer is gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much...can't wait to show my son when he wakes up from his nap!

  3. Good day my friend,

    Email me if we have a date for after work for walking :)

    I am a very VIVID dreamer & can remember parts of dreams almost every day. Usually I don't try to interpret their meaning but sometimes I analyze why I may have had them. I appreciate the fact that I dream so vividly & feel sorry for those that don't get to experience it!

    Sorry to hear about your migraine. They are nasty things for sure!!


  4. love the little reindeer guy..he is a cutey ...miss and love you sis...yes God does give us dreams and He will give you the answer to them

  5. My GOSH Barb, you do beautiful things. I love the soft look of your critters. Thank you for your Christmas cheer every day, between you and me and all those other wonderful designers out there, the Christmas scrappin' this year is BOUND to be awesome.

  6. Love the reindeer and all the smiles your blog brings. Thanks! Misty

  7. I love the reindeer. She/s just darling. Not at all like this one:

    Take a look at this page I found, Leroy The Redneck Reindeer.
    You can see this page at:

    Merry Christmas


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