Sunday, March 29, 2009

dream vs. reality

so i had these recurring dreams last night (dreamt the same sequence two or three times; would wake up and roll over between each time) that I had this check (it's a real check that I got from work for reimbursements) that I hadn't deposited. I was supposed to have deposited it and still had it with me (and in my dream, I'm thinking, 'I have to go deposit that check tomorrow). In the dream, it wasn't the right situation and there were different circumstances surrounding who was telling me to deposit it, from where I had received it, etc. So when I woke up, the first words out of my mouth to Shawn were, "I dreamt about the check. I haven't deposited it, yet. If I don't do anything else today, I'll deposit that check." So after cleaning a bit around the house and doing my yoga (am in an introductory class and so it's just basics right now but I'm really really liking it), I went to the bank. When I got there, I looked all in my bag for the check and couldn't find it. So I come back in a panic. Look all around the desk and don't see it. So I looked up online and found the check (since I remembered the exact amount) and it had been deposited (by my lovely husband) two weeks ago. I think I'm losing it. Now I should probably do my yoga again to try and calm down and de-stress...or maybe just hang out in the Psalms a bit.

Friday, March 27, 2009


So I was tagged. Thought it'd be a good way to dive back into blogging. I've decided not to tag anyone else, though (sorry).

Also, just an update: it's Friday and I'm already ready to go home already. But I'm looking forward to walking after work and to helping some friends clean their new place before they move in (a rented home in a neighborhood nearby). I've given up sugar for Lent. 16 more days. Way harder than I thought, but it's been good for me. And the dropping of pounds hasn't been bad, either. Ok, so here goes:

What is your current favorite quote:
Who are your heroes in real life?
Let’s go with Jesus. Not the gay-hating, war-making political tool of the right, but the outcast, subversive, supreme adept who preferred the freaks and lepers and despised and doomed to the rich and powerful. The man Garry Wills describes “with the future in his eyes … paradoxically calming and provoking,” and whom Flannery O’Connor saw as “the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of [one’s] mind.” --John Cusack

Good fika (coffee) place? Starbucks will do. I normally just drink the (free) coffee that's made by a coworker.

Do you nap? LOVE naps. I try to nap any time I get a chance, which isn't very often these days.

Who was the last person you hugged? Shawn as I said goodbye to him this morning.

What’s for dinner? Leftovers from a place I just discovered via a new friend. Cafe Del Sol in Mill Valley. The leftover is half a chicken/rice/feta/lime-flavored wrap.

What was the last thing you bought? The lunch mentioned above.

What are you listening to right now? Pandora...the current station is Piano Concerto.

What is your favourite weather? Warm, sunny, but with a slight breeze (i.e. jeans and a t-shirt w/ flip-flops weather)

What’s on your bedside table? a couple of books, a lamp, a picture of my mom and me

What are you currently reading? a book on hospitality, a book about living in community with others, and people's blogs

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? I'm gonna go with the Gerstle Park neighbrhood of San Rafael (where I currently rent an apartment). As for not-so-practical, we'll go with South of France.

Favourite vacation spot? I live in a vacation spot, so we make mini-vacations (stay-cations as they call it around here). And again, as for not-so-practical (as in I've actually never been, but been really close by there), we'll go with South of France. Then I could just stay in that house I'd have and save on a hotel.

Name the things you can’t live without. Trying to stay away from that idea altogether, but I'll say the Internet.

What would you like to have in your hands right now? a bowl with some ice cream, or Shawn (cheesy, I know; I had to say it).

What is your favourite tea flavour? Mighty Leaf's Celebration. Hands down.

What would you like to get rid of? My negative attitude; my lack of being a morning person.

What is your favorite scent of candle? Clean Cotton.

What did you want to become as a child? It changed every year. Once it was a marin biologist, then an Advertising Agent. By 7th grade I'd narrowed it down to either a professor at a seminar or a missionary. I'm living out the second, but in a much different way than I ever imagined.

What do you like better, e-mail or telephone calls? E-mail is more efficient. Calls are more personal. So it definitely depends on the situation.

Happy Friday!