As I coughed my self to sleep late into the night I only hoped for at least a few hours of solid rest. When I woke up it was apparent that I had gotten the healing sleep that I needed and had a fun dream! My dream started out in the present but kind of a parallel universe kind of vibe. Here it goes…
A friend of mine had just had her baby and I thought it would be fun to visit. So I headed out towards their home. I currently live about 2 hours away from them so I also thought I would hit up a few other friends in that area on the way home. I got to their house, which I had not visited before, and pulled in. I wasn’t sure where to park because the drive way split in two and there were cars filling both shoot offs. I decided to park behind the blue car and hope that I wasn’t blocking anyone in. Since I was only there for a short visit I took the chance and walked up to the door and knocked. A sibling of the new father opened the door and let me in. There were a few siblings there and it was nice to catch up while we waited for the mother, father, and new baby to come out of the bedroom from a quick feed and change. It was all hugs and laughter as we visited and my mother also showed up to say hello to the new baby. The couple has another child that just turned two and he was proud to show us his new big boy bed and bedroom. After the visit, and I didn’t block anyone’s car thankfully, I headed over to the gymnastics center I used to work at and where my sisters currently work. When I arrived It was so natural but surprising that I myself had a child in the car. He was my own son and he was about one year old it seemed. We get out of the car and I carry him into the building to say hi to his aunties and some athletes I used to coach. I walked in and noticed that there were some safety violations concerning the rock wall in the room next door and I felt compelled to go in and take pictures. After I got the photos I went upstairs to the gymnastics center. It was nice to see everyone, it had been awhile. It was just like old times, I got to give an athlete an attitude adjustment and everything! When it was time to go I packed up my kid and heading back towards the rock wall. I set my son down on the mat for a couple of more pictures I guess, I had managed that rock wall program in the past. When done, I realized my son had accidentally knocked my drivers license an credit card into a drain that wasn’t there before. I could barely reach them. But I got them just before they went into the pipe. I grabbed up my son and walked out to the car. There was another mother with a child about the same age walking in the same direction and we got to chatting. It turns out we were parked right next to each other. It just so happens that we parked near a storm water drain. Here to my son was able to wiggle my drivers license and credit card out of my wallet and into the drain. This time was just as close a call as the first, but I was able to get my cards! Now we could load up and head home. It had just started snowing lightly when I pulled onto the road, and then I woke up.
This dream had me waking up with a confused smile on my face. What I mean by that is that it was a pleasant dream but not something that would probably happen in real life, but it could. Here it is…
I am an adult in this dream as are all my family and friends, but I am going back to a time of my childhood. A time where my dad was still alive and my parents were still married (or at least , but I was an adult living in a life that I am currently in. The dream begins with me going to visit my dad at his auto mechanic shop. I head towards the office area and notice that the storage area is full of bikes and bike parts. These are pedal bikes, like the ones you ride for recreation, family bikes. They are not motorcycles. It looks like the storage area has become a bike shop. There is a customer perusing the bikes and parts. I smile and nod and continue to look around. My dad walks up and says hello, then heads towards the customer. Then a motherly figure in my life that I knew/know, walks up and we start a conversation. Lets call her Stacy for this dream. I was a little surprised to see her, she didn’t even know my dad. Then my mom walks up. Now I understand the connection. My mom is friends with Stacy. More confusing to me is why my mom was there. Did she bring Stacy along for support? Boy was I surprised to see my mom and dad happy to see each other, remember in real life they would have been divorced. So they were still married and I was happy to see my dad and his new bike shop.
This is all, I woke up.
Categories: Present Family, Present Friends, Future Family, Life Update
Well, it has been a really long time since I have written any of my dreams. I have had so many in the past couple of months that I can’t remember much of any of them. With life being as busy as it has been it is easy to just get on with your day and forget about the dream you had last night. I of course regret not making the time to record my dreams and hope to do better in the future. I know, I know, I said that last life update… but I really do mean well and hope to try harder. I have decided that I will be categorizing my dreams and trying to be more organized. In the future I will only have one picture per category so you will know by the picture which category my dream falls under. This really won’t make much of a difference for you as the reader but it will help me out a lot. Before I was trying to take a unique picture for each dream and that was deterring me from posting because I would have to go out and take a picture of something that would somehow connect to the dream. Basically I did not have the time to do such extensive planning for each dream post. I am still trying to figure out which categories to use and which pictures to match but rest assured I will get there.
So if you are wondering what my life update is… here goes. My husband and I, along with our friends (a married couple my husband and I are really good friends with) and my brother in law, worked on a project as a team and were chosen as 1 of 10 semi-finalists in America to be sent to China, all expenses paid, to compete with 60 other teams from China for cash prizes. This has literally taken up our entire life but it has been so cool developing the project and preparing for China. We are all excited to get this experience and to hopefully see the Great Wall of China. So that was a bit of a surprise in my life. Further more I worked on a self watering project for my plants to keep them alive while we are gone in China for a week in August and then for when we are gone in Europe, we will spend a couple weeks in September.
So A dream I had last night… Well I had several but this is the one I remember most and not the first dream involving twin baby boys.
I was on a school bus with a whole bunch of kids and adults. I do not where we were going but we happened to be going by my mothers house. The bus was really loud and I remember looking down and I had twin baby boys in my arms and they had soiled their pants. They must have been about 12-14 months old because they could walk but not very well and they were not really running around toddlers. They just looked about 12-14 months old I guess… Anyways, they had soiled their pants and I had to do something about it. Thankfully as I said above we were going past my mothers house. I convinced the bust driver to stop and I took the boys inside. We went into my middle sisters old room and changed them. They were much happier after the change and we went on our way.
I was renting a house, my sisters and mother lived with me.
It was night time, I had gone to bed. My family was not home. I was home alone. It must have been after midnight when I hear a knock on the door. A girls worst nightmare, to be caught in her skivvy’s in the middle of the night, alone. I grab a robe and my hand gun and cautiously answer the door. It is a man demanding to come in this is his apartment. I pull out the gun and tell him he is not coming in, I rent this apartment and he can talk to the landlord. I meant business. He tries to push through but I lift that gun and aim right at him and tell him to leave. I shut and lock the door I assume he leaves. I walk through the house and up the stairs back to my room. He is standing on the landing just down the hall. He says, “do you really think you can lock me out of my own house?” I lift my gun again and remind him that I mean business. I don’t miss. Last chance to get out unscathed. He runs into the laundry room and disappears. Now what do I do. I can’t let my guard down he is somewhere in this house and he could be dangerous. My family starts to return home this makes me feel better but worse at the same time. Before it was only me at stake now even though I am not alone, my family could get hurt too. I fill them in and we begin cautiously searching. He can’t hide forever. My sister and I took upstairs and my my and other sister took the down stairs. We catch him upstairs and tie his hands together. But he tells us to look down stairs. On the bottom floor my mother and sister are tied up head first in a kiddy pool. I tell my sister to watch him and I rush down there to try and save them! I pull them out and check for pulses. I have to try and do CPR on them both at the same time. I decided the best I can do is try alternating compression’s and yell for my sister to call 911. My mother comes out of it first and I roll her over and turn my full attention to my youngest sister. She too comes back, praise the Lord! Meanwhile upstairs my sister is taking on this monster alone. She has to use her child hood tai kwon do on him when he tries to escape. He does succeed in escaping and we are on the hunt again. This time we all stay together. (Apparently there are tunnels in the laundry room walls that go throughout the house.) My dream flashes forward, we have been overtaken by him and his family, stuck to live in the same house and do as they wish. We are in a sense enslaved, but they don’t make us do everything for them. We just don’t have any freedom to come and go as we please. Sometimes they use their demanding presence to order us about, “like come to the store with me, or walk with me around the corn field.” In time we grow to accept our new life. Flash forward a year or so, the demands to go walking or spend time with them are more like requests. Eventually I begin to enjoy the walks and one day the man that invaded my home and tried to kill my family asks me to marry him. I am excited to say yes!
This is where I woke up.
After thought – Disclaimer:
Do I feel trapped in some aspect of my life or something? This dream was crazy long and shows how quickly you can adapt to your surroundings without even realizing it. I can’t imagine this being a real life scenario. Just to make sure that everyone knows. I am NOT in any sort of bad situation. I have an amazing life with my husband, he is one of the BEST! I actually don’t know if I could find a better husband for me.
An update on my life and why I haven’t been posting my dreams.
The last couple of months have kept my pretty busy. I started a photography business, an etsy.com shop, and planned a trip to Spain, then when on that trip to Spain. Its not like my crazy dreams stopped. I just stopped having time to record them, or by the time I did, I didn’t remember enough of the details for it to be worth writing down. But I am ok with letting a few dreams slip past when I am living my dreams out in real life. Also I found a recipe for Honey Oatmeal Bread. The best home made bread ever!!! I am addicted.
Update on my trips to Europe. My husband and I have been saving and thinking about where to go in the world for a traveling adventure. We picked Spain. We found cheap flights for September of 2017. Although the flights were to Paris, we didn’t care. It was close enough for us so we booked them. We did this late on a Friday night, for some reason my whole family was awake and by 1 am my husband had convinced my sisters to join us. My sisters and I all pitched in to buy my mother a ticket as well, it was a surprise (Yes she knows, we told her the next day). We were all excited for our trip in about 6 months. A couple weeks later my husband learned about another cheap deal to Spain, but this trip would have to happen in 2 weeks time.
Before I continue, my husband had subscribed to Scott’s Cheap Flights. If you are looking for cheap international tickets it is worth looking into! They email you a list every day or so with really cheap flights all over the world. The kicker, you might just book a trip because you can… It is very tempting.
Back to the story. Scott’s cheap flights had found round trip tickets to Spain for $325 each! How do you say no to a trip to Europe for that cheap???? Apparently you can’t. We booked them and left 2 weeks later. We never thought we would be booking and planning a trip in under 2 weeks, but we did it and it was great! In fact we picked the first trip for 6 months out because we didn’t feel “ready” to just pick up and run away… I guess we were more ready than we thought. We are still going to Europe in September but will probably spend much more time in other places since we just did a week in Spain. We will probably do a few days in a few different countries, like Germany, France, Switzerland, and Italy.
The picture is of a Moorish Castle in Southern Spain.