Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Last night's dreams...

From Sunday night/Monday morning:
Hawaii. On a beach. Dusk, almost pitch dark. I was with two other girls and we were on the beach preparing to look at something. We were wearing street clothes, not bathing suits.
There was a huge swing set. Set on the water, almost like there was a peninsula jutting out into the water just for this swing set. The two other girls were swinging. I went back towards the inland so that I could get a picture. It was going to be perfect for Instagram. When I turned around to take the picture and started a burst shot, I could see that there was a storm coming and in the background were these dark blue and purple clouds with lightning strikes going, framing the swing set.

From Monday night/Tuesday morning:
I was inside a sedan, in the middle of a crowded mall parking lot. It was daylight outside, but a bit overcast. It was me and two other girls. It could have been Laura and/or Katie and/or Lindsey R from Johns Creek. We were chatting and waiting for Robert to show up. I saw his car. It was a black sporty hatchback with custom rims and heavily-tinted windows. He came around the corner of the mall and parked in the same parking lot area, but a few rows over. He got out and scanned the parking lot cautiously. He spotted our car but didn't make note of it.
Then we were all inside. He was distracted and kind of all over the place. He was looking at things and talking to a salesperson about the Hockey jersey sweatshirt that he was interested in. It looked comfortable, but huge.
Then we were in an elevator. We were previously on the third floor of the mall and were traveling down slowly to the bottom floor. I was finally able to talk to him. I turned towards him, looked him in the eye, and asked him how he was and he responded with an "I'm good".

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Last night's dreams...

Part 1-
It was snowing. We were staying at a ski resort. In order to get to our bungalow, we had to take a ski lift to the top. Ours was at the very top, the last in a line of bungalows and you would get to it by simply walking off of the ski lift. Once we had gotten off the lift, we walked to our bungalow which was actually a small RV. We could stand outside and look down the mountain and down the row of RVs all the way to the valley. It was getting dark.
The inside of the RV was cozy and tiny. It was brightly lit. There was a bed on one side and other useful RV things on the other.

Part 2-
There was some sort of parade-like thing going on. Maybe it was around the fourth. It was super sunny out and people were wearing sunglasses and summer clothes.
We were sitting on top of a firetruck. It was almost like it was a hayride situation (without the hay), on top of the truck. We were towards the back. And by we, I know there was at least one other person there with me, but I'm not certain who it was. There was a family sitting to the left of me and at the very back of the truck. I think the mom was next to me and her teenage son was along the very back next to a sibling. There was a bump that we went over and the teenage son fell off the truck and back under the truck. Then there was a bump like we had just run over something. We knew that he had been killed. We kept waiting for the driver to realize what had happened and it seemed like we were waiting for a long time for him to stop, but he never did.
And then I woke up. Just before I woke up though, I had a lucid thought that if the teenager fell behind the firetruck and we were going forward, he would have been fine.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Delight in the New Year!

The new year came upon our household pretty quietly.
Luckily, our kids are still young enough to not fully grasp the exciting prospect and promise of a brand new year, so when it was bedtime around 8ish, we all drifted to sleep without a hitch and woke up to a new year.
Which felt eerily similar to a same-old, run-of-the-mill, everyday day.

But that's okay!

I've got delight on the brain.
Ever since last semester's EHS course, delight has been my buzz-word.
And last week when I took Dayspring's quiz to discover your word of the year, delight was mine!
So now, delight as a buzz-work is more apparent than ever, and it has become my mantra for 2019.
I am going to look for joy in the small things.
Pay attention to details.
Invoke happiness.

I'm going to take this home and let Penny color it in.
She will find all sorts of delight in that.
"Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalms 37:4

"Oh, how sweet the light of day, and how wonderful to live in the sunshine! Even if you live a long time, don't take a single day for granted. Take delight in each light-filled hour, remembering that there will also be many dark days and that most of what comes your way is smoke." Ecclesiastes 11:7-8