Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh, to dream ...

Do you remember your dreams? I do and they're usually pretty vivid. Before Rick found out he had sleep apnea, he never remembered his. He does now, but not nearly as much as I do. Last night was a doozy for me. I took some Tylenol Sinus Nighttime right before bed, so I don't know if that had something to do with it. Also, one of my dreams was related to one of my fears that I listed on Facebook last night, so that's creepy.

The first dream was really strange. I was in a house, or some sort of church, when I started singing or humming some song. For those of you who are familiar with a Christian's belief of the Rapture, that's exactly what happened. I kind of fell over, but instead of falling to the floor, I went vertical and then began floating upward very fast. I knew what was happening. I tried to say, "Yes", but it came out as, "Yee-ahh-ugg" I'm pretty sure I said that aloud too because I woke up just as I said it. Rick didn't say anything to me, but he did roll over, so I must have said something weird.

Soon after I had another dream where Rick & I were in our room. I looked over at the door and a strange man had just walked in. I can still picture his face. Rick got up and the guy pulled out a pocket knife. Some sort of fight broke out, but now I can't remember what happened. I had another weird dream about being in a casino and then in a shower right afterwards. Weird! Last night I listed some fears on Facebook and home invasion was one of them, so maybe that's where this dream came from. A few weeks ago I had a similar dream where I was moaning in my sleep. Rick woke me up and asked what was wrong. I told him someone just walked through the front door. I've never seen Rick get up so fast before. He searched the whole house. I was either still asleep when I said it, or the dream was so real that I believed it when I woke up. That one really freaked us both out.

So, here it is morning -- and even with my 2nd cup of coffee, I feel really exhausted. Between the sinus medicine and all the freaky dreams, I'm kind of out of it. It's not a good day for me to feel this groggy because I have some bank people coming by to do an appraisal on the house today. I need to get stuff picked up so they can take pictures, in addition to school for the day. I guess I better get hopping and get stuff done.

Do weird dreams stay with you all day like they do for me?


  1. If they're particularly vivid, yes, they do stay with me all day. I can't remember the last time that's happened, though.


  2. Yes Rena -- when I have a nightmare I get that weird, unsettled feeling for the rest of the day. I used to have a recurring dream -- that someone would be hurt, and I'd try to call 911 but no one would answer my call. Strange....not sure what that was about. Anyway, last September, my son took a hard fall off the playgound and I did call 911, and they DID answer almost immediately. I haven't had that dream since.....


  3. Those are scary Rena. I hope they ease up a bit and you feel better as the day goes on.


  4. I rarely remember my dreams - except when I take cold or allergy medicine. Why are the dreams we get when taking meds disturbing? Mine scare the bageebies out of me!

  5. My husband always remembers his dreams - me, almost never. But I have had a few dreams that seemed sooo real. I know what you mean.

  6. Wow! That was a wild dream. If a dream is really strong for me, I write down the jist of it thinking it might inspire a story one day.

    But then last fall, I had a dream that I couldn't get out of my mind. It ended up being the inspriation for my current paranormal WIP.

  7. Scary! I hope maybe your dreams settle down after you finish your medication? That can do weird things to your sleep.

  8. Wow - those are vivid dreams! And creepy too!

    I remember alot of what I dream and when I tell Vince (who is the only one who really has to listen to me babble! lol) I seem to go into a lot of detail.

    The worst is having the same dream over and over. And they are usually always bad! As a child I dreamt that I was being attacked by a turtle - I haven't had the dream in over 30 years and I still remember it.... and I still don't like turtles!