Sunday, August 23, 2009

My friend and I took a nice hike in the mountains this morning. It was nice to get out of city and suburbs for a while.

This afternoon I took a nice long nap. I took a bath after my hike, and then laid down on top of my bed. The AC was on, but I still had the ceiling fan above my bed whirling. It was so lovely. But two hours later I woke up having had a weird dream. Not exactly a "drunk dream," it was different than a classic drunk dream - and probably should be scarier.

My classic drunk dream = I find myself drunk and am not really clear how it happened, and wonder how I am going to tell everyone that I got drunk. There are variations on the theme, but this is essentially my drunk dreams - and most of the sober people I have known have had similar dreams.

However, today, I dreamed that I was staying in a hotel downtown. It was nice. I had lied to someone and told them that I was meeting my "boyfriend" - the one who died in November of last year. I kept wondering to myself why I was lying and saying he was alive and meeting me! And then I went to a bar and ordered a beer and a Dewars scotch on the rocks. And then I drank the scotch and it tasted really good.

Holy crap! Now THAT is a scary dream.

But it was a dream, not the truth. Thank you God. I will lay my sober head down tonight and thank God for another sober day. Another day when I had a chance to love God, his children, and his creation.

7 comments:

Scott W said...

I don't like those drinking dreams.
I really don't like them.
They scare me.

Pam said...

I hate those scary type dreams. I have the classic kind like you were describing. I've had one or two of the "lie type" and they threw me for a loop as well.
I'm sorry you are living thru such uncertain times right now at work darlin', it sounds like your brain is fighting the insanity in your sleep.

Trailboss said...

Dreams seem so real don't they? I have had smoking dreams many many times. In the dreams I am just fine smoking and know that I can quit anytime (yea right). I am always so glad to wake up.

Scott said...

I dunno, maybe it's just HP's way of reminding us of the insanity? glad it's just a dream though :-)

Ed G. said...

A few years ago I had a drunk dream and the only way I know today that it wasn't real was that I could account for AA activity for the same time frames that I was "drinking".

Glad you got some respite from your storms and that it was only a dream.

Blessings and aloha...

diane d said...

I HATE drunk-dreams!!

Syd said...

I had a dream last night that my wife was drinking and unavailable to me. It wasn't real. But unsettling none the less.