I dreamed I was playing games. I was with a weird mixture of people from home and a guy from work I had never met before but he was staying with a friend. I was not dressed up- I was in sweat pants and. t-shirt. We were playing online trivia. I had a teeny tiny computer and I saw a mouse on the table so I plugged it in. The mouse was huge (uncomfortably so) and I joked it was almost bigger than my computer.
When that was over the kids were there and we had a box of tiny plastic items and had to find certain ones. I thought it was an alligator we had to find then someone said no it was a can of gumbo.
I dreamed that a friend (maybe Kathy J?) had suggested that aj interview for a job. I honestly didn’t know anything about the company or the job other than I would need to move to Manila. I was at dinner with a bunch of people and I had to step out in the hall to call in for this interview. The hallway was very noisy and then Austin was with me. I had a hard time dialing the number and started to use a pay phone then decided to use my cell phone so they could call me back instead. I struggled dialing the country code but for it figured out.
Austin was with me and ordered me a fancy drink that came in a pitcher. The bartender came to the table and continued to tweak it.
Then it switched and the main ladies I was interviewing with were with me in person but there was a man on the phone on video.
The interview wasn’t flowing very well- I had to carry the conversation as they weren’t asking me very many questions. Finally they asked if ari had done the activity. The activity was a set of worksheets with different problems listed. For each question you had to prioritize the issues for which you would tackle first and then choose a contractor. I told them I had prioritized the problems but needed to do more research on the contractors. They seemed ok with that answer.
The company seemed to have some hug. to do with fashion- they kept showing me photos and magazine layouts and the ladies in the interview were in ball gowns. At one point they said that the clothes were a great perk and I told them I hadn’t really thought about that. The guy on the phone said I could pick it new clothes and started going through the dryer and I laughed and said I wouldn’t have thought any of their clothes would be in the dryer. He said that was a good starting point.
He and ali got disconnected but I called him back. I asked him to tell me more about the job and he said that I and my family would have to move there and he wasn’t sure if I could take my dog. I told him I would see how much travel there was and then figure out what to do with Buster but I was extremely sad at the idea of leaving him.
He said the company had branches in Manila, India, and Meridian MS.
He had a cat on video conference and was making it look like t was talking then he made it look like he was laughing and it’s whole mouth was wide open so you could see all it’s teeth and the roof of its mouth. It sounds creepy now but was funny at the time.
I woke up before the interview was finished.
I dreamed that I had a rash or was sick. I got an appointment in Kansas City the next day and so I got in my car and started driving but I didn’t pack anything- not even a tooth brush. So then I asked Michael if we could go to Walmart. We got there and he was really mad and yelling- I asked him when the last time he had eaten was because it sounded like a blood sugar drop. He was mad at the kids then they all three showed up as a surprise. So then everyone was happy and we decided to go out. Suddenly we were in Europe and I remember looking around and everything was beautiful! I asked them if they ever thought they would be there like that. Then we went to a museum that was having some sort of event. I said I had thought about purchasing season passes but thought I would never make it back. So we bought individual tickets. Then we were on a boat and the driver of the boat disappeared, causing the boat to drive up on land.
I dreamed I was at church for a building committee meeting. Brian (our architect) was there presenting. There were two or three other groups there meeting and so midway through we switched to the library. There was food there and my childhood friend Alison was there. She found a load of fresh blueberry bread and said she was going to have one slice, but then the two of us ate the entire loaf. Bill Buhner or someone was writing budget numbers on the board. I took a picture of them.
Afterward, Will and Ben were going to a dinner but Will left his bag outside. It had a red plastic folder inside (the kind that’s like a portable filing pouch.) He has also left a couple of other things. He was sick and appeared to have the flu so I was worried about getting sick but I decided to take them to his office. On the way I stopped off in another room like the library. For some reason I took off my shirt and bra and was washing them. Then a new people came in (Suzie was cleaning and I wondered why.) I explained I had spilled something on my anker and was washing it. Michael was there too.
At one point I had a 1:1 with Elizabeth, my boss. She was yelling at me about staffing but then told me about some program where you and your kid could fly to NY for a mentoring program. I started filling out the application online and realized Austin and aj had already started.
Last night, I had a very strange dream. I was on a business trip of some sort (only not traveling with my actual co-workers that I know.) We were in a hotel – maybe a conference center, although at times I got confused and thought we were at our friends’ house (Jon and LouAnn.) Of course, it wasn’t their actual house either. I had gone outside, and there was a swimming pool. It was very natural looking, with lots of landscaping/forests around it. It looked less like a pool and more like a pond. In the back corners, it was very dark because of all the shadows. I felt like I should ask LouAnn if I could go swimming, but as I was thinking about asking, suddenly I was in the water. I was nervous about going in the back since it was so dark. I also wondered if it was stocked with fish, but the water felt great. As I was swimming around, I saw a small silvery/white thread sticking out of my hand. I got out of the water and used tweezers to pull it out, and it was extremely long. As I pulled, then it turned into a wide, brown stick maybe half a centimeter in diameter. It hurt a lot pulling it out, and I had to put pressure on my hand to make myself pull it out. But the relief was so great when it came out that I had to do it. Each time I pulled one out, another one would appear. All of them were in the palms of my hands, and they had come from swimming in the pool. Someone else started to get in, and I warned them against it.
The dream then shifted and I was back inside the hotel. We were going into a meeting that I was leading, and it was on the 11th floor of the hotel. My room was also on this floor, and there was also a fast food restaurant on this floor. I wanted to get a diet coke before the meeting, but I was worried about running late. When I got into the room, though, everyone was late, so I left to go get a diet coke. The people in the restaurant knew me because I’d been in there so much. There were some people getting these huge plastic tumblers of diet cokes, but I just ordered a regular large one. They got distracted and forgot to get it for me, then a lady tried to give me a small one. It was very chaotic. I was also looking at the cabinets and appliance doors, and there were small bottles used to help prevent them from slamming. Austin called me while I was there and told me about the same thing, and I thought that was a big coincidence.
There was also some form of betrayal. I don’t remember the details now, but someone in the group had done something, and we were trying to figure out who. There was a bathroom that had plastic sheeting on the walls (like we used to have in our restaurant on the kitchen walls.) They had put crayons in the bathroom so people could write on the walls, but then it could be washed off. I wrote something but then felt guilty about it.
I dreamed that there was an accident outside our house and someone was killed. It involved an 18 wheeler. Alex went outside and was trying to take pictures. I was upset and horrified. I went to a tanning bed and it was $100 and I felt guilty for spending the money. Then the lady added a 20 percent tip which was crazy. When the lady at the tanning place realized we saw the accident, she told us to stop by this sandwich shop in the building and said they would give me a free sandwich, which they did. I went back to the house and I was sharing a bedroom with someone (an old roommate of mine?) and there was someone in a second bedroom. The roommate was talking about moving my office furniture out so I could have a private bedroom but then pointed out I needed the office furniture. But I very badly wanted a private room. Then I had the kids and Buster again and we were in a hotel. We were following a man and I was lost and couldn’t find the room. He led me to it. Then we were almost sharing a room- we had to walk through his room to get to ours. It was strange, but I was happy to be away from the scene of the accident.
I dreamed that Austin told us he was getting married. It wasn’t to his existing girlfriend (but in the dream he and this girl had been together a long time.) I was alone and got in my car to race to the place they were getting married but it was graduation day and so there was traffic everywhere and people with caps and gowns milling all over. I was in my convertible stuck in traffic and a stranger came by and put a bike in my hands so I was able to pull over and park, then ride my bike the rest of the way. I was so afraid I would be late. I also didn’t have a gift and someone gave me a book about herbs. There was a guy sitting outside the door of the venue (it was more like a city hall than a church.) He said he would hold the bike for me and I told him he could keep it. He gave me wrapping paper to wrap the herb book, but the wedding was starting so I only got it half wrapped. I ran inside and there were a bunch of kids watching screens. Someone said “That’s the kids area” and pointed me through a different door. That took me into the main church-like room. I was worried Michael wouldn’t make it but he was there in the back row. I was upset we weren’t sitting closer but it was a small area. So it didn’t really matter. The wedding only lasted a couple of minutes. I leaned over and whispered that they must have taken their road trip (something Austin and his gf in real life did) as a pre-honeymoon since school was starting.
I said that as our gift we should get them a hotel for the weekend.
Mom and dad were there too.
We went back to the house and they went upstairs to take a nap. She came down again and was wearing pajamas and a night retainer on her teeth. We found out that she had a child already she was caring for and that she was pregnant as well. I started thinking that perhaps I should have at least talked to him about options. I asked if they’d asked his mom to come to the eddying and they hadn’t told her. I knew that she would be really upset and said they needed to talk to her.