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A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes? Really?

I found myself in a hallway, standing against the wall with huge windows on the opposite side. Women with large cameras started lining up along side me. I wondered for a moment, then figured out what was going on.

Oh. My. Goodness. I was with a handful of bloggers waiting to cover the President’s arrival at Walt Disney World! Can you believe it? And only moments ago, I was driving a stolen tractor.

I assumed they were lining up a day early to get a good spot…and that I would miss the actual arrival. But what do you know? A large thick, orange jet appears in the sky outside the windows and lands in front of us. HE’s here! It’s President Obama and his family…and I get to witness it all! I’m so incredibly excited!!

The first family disembarks the jet (in their jammies), and lucky me…I have camera in hand. I snap and snap, I snap away. I fiddle for my phone for a tweet. I accidentally grab the phone from the woman next to me and shamefully return it, half amused at my awkwardness. Me. She was not amused an iota.

The Obamas dash by quickly waving and smiling but there are entertainers of the circus parade variety following them and I try to get photos of it all. None of my pictures are turning out very good of course. But I keep trying.

After the hubbub has past, I notice a table of goodies set out before us. Several varieties of yummy cookies and cakes…but I can’t have any. Wretched gluten, you know. Still I look…and I inhale deeply to get a taste.

A fellow blogger makes a snide comment about having to show forever gratitude or risk never being invited again. So as I’m walking out, I thank everyone. I don’t really know who’s in charge, so I have to cover my bases. And I am grateful.

No one seems very fond of me, but then a shorter, thicker woman says, “That’s a nice look for you.” I smile and thank her. Until I notice that my skirt is in a bunch and unbuttoned. My pubic line is showing and I scramble to cover myself properly. I look back at the woman and see that she’s pulled off her wig. She’s actually a grumpy little man. It’s Disney.

I continue to walk and now I’m in a mall. But I can’t remember where I parked. I’m walking in circles trying to recall and realize I’m actually at school. Problem though…I cannot for the life of me remember my class schedule. I let myself off the hook because it’s a brand new semester, but I’m really puzzled as to why I don’t know where I’m supposed to be. I turn the corner and I’m in a hospital, then a Disney building and I’m back in the mall.

A group of Japanese entertainers, dressed as Chinese clowns are in front of me. The woman in charge of their group notices my dismay and decides to cheer me up…but I nearly fall in a giant fake egg roll. When a dog comes up behind me and starts to hump me…well I’ve had too much. It’s time to go.

I wake myself and I wonder, “Crap! Did I oversleep? Are the kids late for school?” But all is well, though my heart is really racing. Where in the world did this come from? YIKES! And except for the stupid rude dog…it was kind of fun.


Music Moves Me Monday – A Month of Love Songs


I was planning to save Cyndi for “favorite female vocalist” week, and had an idea already about how I would present my favorite Cyndi Lauper song. But, as usual, I left myself with little time to put this week’s post together so I’m using her now, today.

True Colors sounds beautiful enough to be a love song and gets powerful enough to be a great one…but it’s another one of those songs, that for me, is more of a declaration of love for family and a love for self than it is a romantic love song.

My favorite color-filled photos from the Happiest Place on Earth accompany the song, but won’t necessarily correspond to any lyrics. Maybe I’ll do that someday…when I quit waiting until last minute to get started.

Here’s my choice for the week, True Colors by Cyndi Lauper from her CD “Twelve Deadly Cyns”:

If you would like to play along, just follow any or all of these dance steps:

1. -Select your favorite online music videos to share.

2. -Grab the Monday’s Music Moves Me meme button off XmasDolly or Shewbridge’s.

3. -Grab XmasDolly’s and Lorie’s buttons and sign the Linky on one site or the other.

4. -Visit other participant sites and share some comment love. Get to know one another and have fun!

Duly Appointed

I have a date for H’s dental work/biopsy. Luckily I also have a trip to Walt Disney World next week to distract me. I’m not worried as much about the procedure anymore. H will be in good hands. I like both her doctors. I’m finally comfortable with the arrangement but now I’m focused on the biopsy results. This is not a great place for my head to be.

Swollen lymph nodes aren’t the only symptom of early stage lymphoma I see in H. She also has dry itchy, red patches of skin and complains of pain in her limbs. Sometimes she seems very tired. These symptoms also occur because of non-threatening conditions and are very common. It’s hard to know what to think.

I want an answer soon. My body isn’t so great with anxiety anymore. It tries to have a heart attack.