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Music on Sunday; Classical music for Summer

It's been very hot lately and hard to sleep in this heat. Hopefully it will cool next week. For this Sunday let's relax with some Classical Summer music; Have a nice Sunday.

This is one of my favourite pieces; I can see myself standing in an English field watching the lark while listening this;

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Art on Friday; Catherine the Great

For some reason I've always had a fascination for not only the British History but Russian as well. In school I've made a paper about Peter the Great for History class and that whole history interests me. So I was quite happy to learn that there's an exhibit on Catherine the Great at the Hermitage in Amsterdam until Januari 15 2017. My holiday is coming soon so that will be one of the things I will want to be visiting.

Here are some paintings of and about Catherine the Great to get in the mood;

Catherine II in Her Coronation Robes, attributed to Vigilius Eriksen
Snuff box
Fedor Rokotov
Earring and tiara worn by Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great in traveling costume by Mikhail Shibanov
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Music on Sunday; Stargate Universe music

Like I said before I love good music to a good tv series especially when it's a favourite of mine like Stargate. I was rewatching Stargate Universe the other day and the music is beautifully chosen.
So today some of the music from the (too) short 2 season SGU. I like to look for vids with images of the series which are mostly fanvids, great ones too!

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Art on Friday; Summer

Every Friday I posted art here once. I stopped for no reason other than that no one was reading that blog anyway and 'who was I posting it for'...(and the pics took up a lot of space as well saving them)  For myself that's why because I love it and miss it. So I want to bring back the art blog on Friday and hopefully people will start to like it too.

As you might know I adore Pre-raphaelite paintings so today I start with those and try to find paintings of Summer;

Edward Burne-Jones-Green Summer
John William Godward - Summer Flowers
Edward Burne-Jones-Summer
John William Waterhouse-Sweet Summer
Dante Gabriel Rossetti-The Bower Meadow
Dante Gabriel Rossetti-The Daydream
Lawrence Alma Tadema-Summer Offerings
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Ever since I've started working on myself all those years ago I thought I was on the right path. I diverted once in while but still I was doing great. I let myself be distracted often, I blame my adhd as well, or perhaps my menopause and all the things that come along with it, but still I was on the way to being Mindfull and causiously optimistic about that.

There have been times I've been down and very pessimistic about everything but all in all I always saw myself as a very happy optimistic person. But lately more and more I find myself shaking my head when I read something (today it was about a moon eclipse and how it would effect so many people ) and thinking what utter nonsense it is. Of course I still believe in the power of the Universe and that everything is connected but some overdo it.

In little things I notice it as well; every time one of my sons was taking a girl home I just knew if she would be gone soon or not and when they asked me afterwards what I'd thin…

Music on Sunday; Worrying

Yesterday my quotes were about worrying and anxiety, so let's see if there's any music to fit to those;

but how much I can worry sometimes I do try my best to do this;

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Because my son went on holiday and I was worrying too damn much I made quote pics about worrying and anxiety this week.

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Yesterday my oldest son had his birthday and turned 22 already. I find birthdays of kids always a bit of a time to reflect as a mum; where has the time gone? Before you know it they have gone out of the house and live on their own.
I know that a few years ago I wrote a blog about him leaving my home to go live at his dad's house and that I was scared of loosing him already.
I should have know better than to worry over that; after a year he came back to live here. Not only because he wanted to be back here but also because his girlfriend lives nearer here and a few other reasons.
But I know that the time will come that they will leave 'the nest'. If I'm prepeared that's a whole different matter all together.

When I was 19 I went on to live with what was to become the dad of my kids. Didn't know it then though, as I didn't know of course that we would get a divorce 18 years after we were married. So every moment the boys are living here longer than I lived at …

Music on Sunday; Singing actors

A few years ago I wrote daily on a forum with a bunch of girls. One of the things I participated in was a topic about music. Sometimes I find it difficult to think of a theme and I thought about that forum. I looked it up and we had a different theme then too each time. So today actors who also sing;

two for the price of one;

Ah Patrick Swayze...

I love this one; I think it probably started with Ally Mcbeal but they still sing off and on together;

Who knew he could sing and so beautifully too;

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Chattering mind

For the past few weeks I have started my day with a daily meditation. A guided meditation that is because if I try to meditate on my own my mind immediately starts to wander and think all kind of thoughts when I want it to be still. It never does; when I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom immediately my mind must think we are up and ready for a new day because the moment I start to walk to the bathroom the chatter begins. By the time I'm back in bed I have heard over ten songs in my head, thought I don't know how many thought about the next day or the last week or other things. The concequence of all that is that I can't fall back to sleep and often am staring at the ceiling in the hope the sleep will return.

A few weeks ago I was trying to meditate and the chatter started again. I was fed up with it and told my mind; STOP! My mind's response; Hammer time!

I like having an associative mind but that was going too far! The meditation didn't wor…