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November 04, 2007

Bizarre Dreams

So, I've been having really bizarre dreams lately. Stressful dreams. You know how it is when you have an emotion-laden dream and you wake up with your body still feeling the emotions? That's how it has been. And I've been cussing a lot in my dreams (not taking the Lord's name in vain, but definitely foul language) and found myself the past two days using words uglier than my normal vocabulary. I find it kind of interesting that the stress from real life is bleeding into my dreams, and my reactions in my dreams are bleeding into real life.

Saturday morning I woke myself (and Hubby) up yesterday yelling "Help!" In my dream, I was nekkid in a bathtub at my aunt's house, and people and kids kept coming in to books on bookshelves. (It was a large bathroom.) And I kept telling them to go out and let me get dressed, but they wouldn't--they just laughed. I was trying to get Aunt Sherry to come and get them out, but my voice was hoarse and so I knew I couldn't yell "Aunt Sherry!" So I gathered all my energy to yell "Help" and actually did! Bizarre, huh? Totally freaked Hubby out. Woke me up.


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I spent a few weeks in Peru this past summer. The family I stayed with gave me a bed smaller than the one I use at home. This is risky for someone who tends to roll a lot in sleep. Sure enough, one night I rolled out of bed. Hit the floor hard and woke up yelling. I had hoped that everyone was too soundly sleeping to hear me but no such luck, the yell woke up a few people in the house.

Posted by: Chris Roberts at November 5, 2007 04:14 AM

I've done that before - yelling out in a dream when, in the dream, I was struggling to find a voice to scream. I'm sure there's a psychological meaning in that! ;-)

I'm not one to swear much, but do find the words slipping out more easily when I'm under a lot of stress. I've never dealt with stress at the level you're experiencing now, but when I was diagnosed with melanoma last year, I remember my dreams getting very emotional, too. I guess all our efforts to squelch pain during the day have to escape somewhere.

Posted by: Lisa at November 5, 2007 10:47 AM

((((Hugs)))) We try as hard as we can to suppress and be strong and then the emotions still find a way to sneak out. *L*

Posted by: Cassie at November 5, 2007 09:20 PM

Just wanted to say I'm happy to have found your blog! I've seen you on GCM, and we have links to the PCA, missions, etc. I will try to visit regularly!

Posted by: Erin at November 6, 2007 09:41 AM

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