Microblog Monday: 10 Year Reunion

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Yesterday my BFF reminded me that our 10 year high school reunions would be arriving shortly; his this year & mine next. Oh, my…

I recall discussing this with him about 5 years ago. At the time, I was firmly in the “you gotta go!!” camp, while he was adamantly in the “hell no” camp. My, though, how the tables have turned…here it is, 5 years since that discussion & he’s rather excited to go, having a complete change of heart, telling me that I’ve got to go, or it will be an experience I may regret missing out on. I, on the other hand, feel apprehension at the mere thought of going. 

The people I used to consider closest alienated me or I them by the end of high school. Aw, heck: I alienated myself. In retrospect I can see it was a defense mechanism. Either way…the people I’m friends with now consist of a smattering of people from various walks of my life, & some of them ARE from high school, but not many did I actually become good friends with until *after* high school. Perhaps I’m being a wuss, but I believe anyone I want to know I know now; anyone that I’ve gone “gee I wonder what they’re up to” I’ve reached out to on Facebook or such. Most responded, some chose not to; either way, it’s comfortable. 

Granted, I know there’s definitely a few folks I’d love to catch up with, but is it worth the anxiety of going to a reunion?? Perhaps you think me a coward, & to that I say: …yes. Yes I am. Can I go home now? 🙁

I’m normally pretty confident in my assessment of myself, but this has got me all up in knots..! At least I still have a year to mull it over. My BFF seems to think I’ll want to go…he knows me pretty well, so he’s probably right. >_>

Did any of you readers have any apprehensions about your reunion? Did you choose to go or stay away? Why? Please tell me..! T___T


— Elise M. Gross


Treasury Tuesday: B-A-L-L-O-O-N-S

Good morning & what a happy Tuesday to you all! I hope you had FABULOUS weekends, all!

This weeks Treasury Tuesday is so much fun!! I really enjoyed digging through the deep, dark recesses of Etsy.com to find so many BALLOONS!!! Side story time: my very first (& probably most traumatic) spelling bee, I lost on the word balloon. I seriously thought I had it in the bag, too; give me ANY other word & I had it! Kid me always had my nose in a book. Alas, when my turn came & I was given that word, out I spelled “B-A-L-O-O-N.” Boom. failure. Rejection. Shame.

Anyway, I have most assuredly learned from that ghastly mistake & have ne’er spelt it wrong since! Huzzah!!
To celebrate this achievement, let’s get to this awesome balloon themed treasury:

‘B-A-L-L-O-O-N-S’ by egcom

My first spelling bee, I lost on the word balloon. I seriously thought I had it in the bag, too; kid me always had my nose in a book. Alas, out came “B-A-L-O-O-N.” …Failure. Shame.
BUT I haven’t misspelled it since!! Let’s celebrate!

Island Of Misfit Baloons - BobFerraroStudios
Island Of Misfit Ba…

New York City - 8x10 photograph - "Balloons over the City" - fine art print - vintage photography - Manhattan  - New York skyline - maybesparrowsplace
New York City – 8×1…

Hot Air Balloon Art Clock - Unique Wall Clock & Desk Clock - Nursery Art - Kids Wall Art - DoubleTroubleDesign
Hot Air Balloon Art…

Couple Heart Hot Air Balloon Card - theadoration
Couple Heart Hot Ai…

Disney UP Inspired Necklace. Colorful Balloons. Vintage Style. Brass Chain. Miniature House. Small House. Pixar. Cute. Whimsical. Movies. - MintMarbles
Disney UP Inspired …

8 Bit Balloons Moleskine (sketch) 80's video game birthday graduation pocket journal - blackbirdandpeacock
8 Bit Balloons Mole…

8 Greeting CARDS set. A detective, his doctor, and a balloon. 4" x 6" - BantamBB
8 Greeting CARDS se…

Whale Poster Print, Balloon Print, Mustache Print, Vintage Wall Decor Steampunk Poster, 18 x 24 Art Print - FuzzyInk
Whale Poster Print,…

Hot Air Balloon Photography, Baby Child Nursery Art, Yellow Carnival Hot Air Balloons, Whimsical Child Baby Decor 8" x 10" - KathyFornal
Hot Air Balloon Pho…

Hot Air Balloon Pattern - Chevron Ripple - ScrappinMagicCrochet
Hot Air Balloon Pat…

Darth Vader with Red Balloon 10 x 12 Silk Screen and Watercolor Print - MikeboneDesign
Darth Vader with Re…

wedding guest book alternative - balloon bunch with bulldog - MDBWeddings
wedding guest book …

Black Cat Art Print, Steampunk Decor, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Childrens Room Art, Cat Silhouette, Animal Illustration, 8x10 Wall Art - rainbowofcrazy
Black Cat Art Print…

Flying Dachshund. Flying dog with colorful baloons. Acrilyc painting. Original painting- not a print! - ColorfulSimone
Flying Dachshund. F…

Animal Crossing floating balloon present earrings - TrenoNights
Animal Crossing flo…

Aqua and Pink Nursery,Giraffe Nursery, Balloons, Girls Room, Aqua Giraffe, 8 x 10 Print, cute nursery art - SweetPeaNurseryArt
Aqua and Pink Nurse…


Treasury tool by StylishHome.

How have you celebrated a failure lately? 😀

— Elise M. Gross