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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Special Delivery!

For no particular reason, these arrived for me at work yesterday
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What? You don't think someone mailed me a cat ass?

You're right. But this was the first about about 47 photos taken of similarly flattering view. In my house, when you put something on the floor to get the best light and background, you have to expect the bomb cats to get extra suspicious. There were also photos that looked like the flowers were trying to run from the bomb sniffing cat, but Amy has the corner on "too exotic and mysterious to be captured on film" so we'll let them stay in your imagination.

I did actually get them delivered at work yesterday, and nearly every man I spoke to (who shares company with a woman) after the delivery said something akin to "crap! I forgot her birthday/anniversary/special day".... and when I told the UPS guy that it wasn't in fact any special day for me, he didn't believe me. Seems I got the last man who knows 2 dozen roses for no reason are reason enough.

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I've been having bizarre and extremely vivid dreams every night for the past week and a half.

I remember reading an article when I was in college that said (I feel like there's a dangling participle in there, but you know what I mean) that people in creative professions remembered dreams more often than less creative people. It said that you could consider yourself one who remembered dreams frequently if you woke up remembering 2 or 3 a month... I generally remember 2 or 3 a week.

But this past week or so, I've been remembering one or two a night. And they're VERY strange and extremely vivid. Vivid as in I could feel glass shatter around me, as in I remember what I said and what my exact thoughts were about what I said. I don't remember all of them later in the day, but I wake up still thinking about them.

In a few of them there's something minor that I could tie to Sharon - the glass shattering one was the windows being shot out of a public bus, and I did ride a bus when I went up for her funeral. Last night I dreamed she had to borrow my husband's bathrobe - I don't know why. But most of them don't have any obvious tie-ins. They're just weird (okay, dreaming that my dog peed on the walls of the White House might be a little more blatantly Freudian than some of the others).

But the dreaming and tossing and turning and waking has meant I haven't been sleeping well all week... I keep forgetting to take my synthroid, and my nails are breaking, and I've been moody and cold all week... I think I remembered it this morning, so hopefully I'll be able to get back on track soon....

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Oh, and the flowers?

How 'bout a better picture
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7 Comments:

Anonymous Shea said...

Jim does the random-flowers-for-no-reason-other-than-I-felt-like-you-needed-them reason too. Of course he does that with other things too... the dear... makes me feel bad for being such a pain to live with :) This is my birth month and he's going out of his way to make every single day special (already reeled in one gift... "We love Katamari" for PS2... way too addictive!).
Hope you start sleeping better soon... there's nothing worse than having a sleep deficit to deal with!

Shea

10:41 AM  
Blogger Shelia said...

So pretty - I never get flowers, but sometimes I get plants or a bottle of wine "for no special reason", and it's always a wonderful thing. Happy October!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Julie said...

I remember dreams several times a week myself. Usually I remember them right when I wake up and then forget but often something later in the day will bring it back. It's not uncommon for me to send an e-mail starting, "I had this dream about you last night..." and like you, sometimes they tie in with what happend during the day or what's on my mind, and other times, so utterly don't.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Your GB is totally a prince. So glad that you found each other.

And re. the dreams -- yeah, I do that too. Except for the waking up in the night part.

Remember your geriatrics (our word for the necessary daily prescriptions)! You'll feel so much better.

Hugs! On with AWNS!

3:32 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

It sounds like your AWNS campaign is moving right along. Those flowers are gorgeous and you are so lucky to have a man who does things like that.

Hope you start getting more/better sleep.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

And you win for the best Cat Ass picture! What a sweetie to send you flowers.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Okay, I had a bad day and the cat ass shot made me laugh out loud. Lucky woman, getting roses!

6:26 PM  

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