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Friday, February 20, 2015

Currently it is 1 degree here in Norfolk & freebie

The temperature is in part due to wind chill factor. We didn't get the additional snow the other day but the previous snow is ice now and most roads haven't been cleared. I just set the bathtub to drip again tonight because we were told that sometime after midnight the temperature is expected to drop to -7 degrees! I haven't been out all week even though I should have gone out to start my car at least. Didn't want to trudge through the snow or breathe that cold cold air for fear it would cause me to have breathing problems. But my husband has had to work every day. On the worst day he carried less than a dozen people on the bus all day. At some point this weekend we will have to go out for a few supplies so I really hope there is a warm spell. Still, we don't have 90 inches of snow like Boston, so shouldn't complain. I can't imagine what those people are going through.
Above (depending on blogger lol) you can see what I did with one of the journal cards I've been posting. Honestly, I haven't been doing much of anything. All I want to do is crawl back under the bed covers and hibernate with my heat pack. Finally resorted to using a little Voltaren gel on the painful shoulder last night so I could get some sleep. Don't want to be taking Tylenol every day. And several times today I resorted to lying down with the heat pack on my shoulder.
Stacey responded to my comments about personal symbols saying (hope you don't mind?) she doesn't think she has any but admitted to having some lions of some sort around. I'd say there is a reason we are attracted to certain images and things. I was pretty sure lions have been used to symbolize power and royalty and the Leo sun sign, and courage. Of course, I love doing research so checked out possible symbolic meanings for Stacey's lions. Here is a good summary of what I found: (from http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-meaning-of-lions.html ) Wisdom Power Royalty Dignity Courage Justice Ferocity Dominion Authority I found it interesting to learn that allthough the lion is a nocturnal animal, it has been associated with the sun. Which made me recall that Stacey also loves sunflowers. The name alone tells us these plants are associated with sun and turn their blooms to face the sun. The cheerful bright yellow is bound to make us think of warmth and sunshine. It's a cheery flower that also produces, in its seeds and oil, a good source of nourishment. Picked up a few tidbits on sunflower symbolism from Teleflora: "It's said that the natives of the Inca Empire worshipped a giant sunflower, and that Incan priestesses wore large sunflower disks made of gold on their garments. Images of sunflowers were found in the temples of the Andes mountains, and Native American Indians placed bowls of sunflower seeds on the graves of their dead. The Impressionist period of art is famous for its fascination with the sunflower, and this striking flower remains today a commonly photographed and painted icon of uncommon beauty." They also declare it the flower for a 3rd anniversary. A lovely spirtual symbolism I found was that "because the blossom (bright and bountiful) is always seeking out the light. Symbolically, this is spiritually akin to the heart/soul of humankind always seeking and attaining unity with the light of faith and keeping a connection with the Source/God/Goddess of one's own understanding." (http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-sunflower-meaning.html) Other possible symbolic meanings are: Faith Longevity Healing Nourishment Focus Good Luck Magic Worship Flexibility Spiritual knowing (ibid.) For fun, I played around with these 2 images and here is what I came up with as a calling card (lots of space to add whatever you want.).
And now another Bohemian Boudoir freebie:
You will find it here: http://www.4shared.com/zip/qaYim1Pcce/ws_BohemianBoudoir_chairframe.html?

3 comments:

Stacey said...

I love my Tag!!! it's so beautiful and I will certainly use it! Thanks so very much. My favorite colors are red/gold (type of yellow) too so yes it seems I like sun items for sure. while my hubby is the vampire and never sees the sun if he can help it - LOL - he's always worked nights and is so white I always tease him. he totally needs to take viatmin D as he doesn't spend much time outside in the day at all! that zodiac wheel is so cool - I love that too, would love to have that basket chair in my house. thanks so much for both of those! I enjoyed reading the research too. always fun to learn something new!

Stacey said...

oh my gosh, I forgot to say I hope you and hubby stay safe and warm. Norfolk seldom sees tempatures like these, so I hope it warms up soon. I do feel so sorry for the east coasters and especially Boston, I just can't imagine that much snow!

SherryD said...

Hi Stacey, glad you like your tag. I make myself some business card or calling card size and print a page of them on cardstock. I keep a few in my purse. I use them when I need to give someone my phone number. or e-mail, or other info, or leave a note when I try to visit someone who is not home. I used to find myself searching for a scrap of paper in my purse & it might be anything. I've certainly thrown away old receipts other people used to give me info - by accident of course. This way I seem so together instead of messy. Lol