Sitting around with Matthew discussing prescription drug commercials and wondering about the various side-effects.
So many to choose from. How do the patients know which to select?
I mean, that's why they list them, right?
So you can go to your doctor and tell him which side-effect you would want. I think that is very thoughtful of the drug companies.
Today one of the choices given was "unusual dreams". Which makes us wonder - what is considered an unusual dream?
I don't dream often but a few weeks ago I had a dream that left my gang saying "Wha-a-at?"
It began in a humble home from the 1400's.
It was a tiny house with mud-covered walls, thatched roof and tiny windows. I was dressed in clothing from that era and speaking to a man also dressed from the 1400's. He was telling me that we would be safe there, in this home someone had loaned us. He said that I still needed to be on the look-out for the Huns, though, in case they were able to track us down.
(I know I have just messed up times in history - it gets odder)
He left for work in a large red, newer model pick-up truck and I sat at a sewing machine to make a new skirt. My sewing machine that I rescued before it could be tossed out at the thrift store where we volunteer - because it was too old. My 1940's model New Home electric sewing machine with table. This was the sewing machine where I sat down to work.
The sewing machine was next to the heavy, wooden front door so the cool air could come in. As I looked out, I saw some vehicles coming down the hill to my left into town (very similar to the entrance of a small hamlet that I once lived in). There were three minivans and a two sedans and I could see they were dressed as Huns.
In a panic, I closed the door and began closing the heavy shutters inside the small windows throughout the house, being careful to cover the shutters with the curtains so I wouldn't have to look at the wood and could still feel comfortable.
As I went from room-to-room I noticed they were becoming much nicer and more traditional. The living area had the most basic necessities with nothing indicating I wasn't living in the 1400's but the children's bedrooms had nice beds, including a white canopy bed like I wanted as a child - but ended up with a full-sized bed "to grow with me". As I continued closing the shutters, I noticed the windows were the size of normal windows.
When I reached the master bedroom it was huge, like my own, but very modern and elegant with a large flat screen TV in a seating area. There even was a master bathroom - something my 113 year old house doesn't offer. The windows in the bedroom were large and let in lots of sunlight, so it took me a while to make sure they were secure.
I went into the lower lever which was underground - but not quite the basement. This room was like the basement in my "Mom's" house on Chase Lake in the Adirondacks. It was beautifully done in a pale wood (pine? - I didn't stop to look) and even had the mirror and glass shelves in the corners for knick-knacks. Only this room was much larger than Mom's basement. My children were all in this room playing cards and merely looked at me as I closed the traditional-sized basement windows.
I noticed another set of stairs and followed them to a much lower level.
This area was amazing!
I didn't notice the room. What I noticed was the wall of windows in this high-ceilinged room. The windows looked out to the woods - reminiscent of Mom's living room on the lake. The windows were made up of sliding doors and I stepped through them to look outside. That is when I noticed the pool in the woods - where she would have the lake - a short walk down the path. It was a large, in-ground swimming pool and was carefully fenced off to keep wildlife from falling in.
While I looked at the pool, my bonus daughter, Rachel, came running up to me and told me Amanda was stuck and needed help.
I ran after Rach back into the house but when I stepped through the doors, I was in a small 1400's village, surrounded by locals dressed like myself. I immediately became nervous because I was afraid the Huns would find us but wondered what was taking them so long, since I had already seen them coming into town.
Rachel led me to a large, blue postal box next to a chain-link fence, which I realized was the fencing surrounding our pool. Amanda was partially in the box and wearing her bikini swimsuit. As I began trying to help her out, I asked her what she was doing. She told me she was heading to the pool when her friends "double-dared" her to climb in the box. I looked around for help and saw that the locals were going about their business in what seemed to be a marketplace - oblivious to us.
I turned back to Amanda and told her I hope I can get her out before the Huns get into town.
Then I woke...
An old Japanese superstition states that your first dream of a new year will come true.
I am so glad this was one of my last from 2012 or I don't know what my new year would look like.