Epically vivid nightmares aren’t new to me. Almost all of my dreams are nightmares, and all dreams are vivid (and in colour, which I have been told is rare?) and I always know when my dreams are stress-related because of their location. I pay attention to my dreams because, well, they are pretty epic and vivid. There was that time I woke up from a dream about my grandfather needing an ambulance and dying – only to find out that at the time I woke up from the dream, my grandfather WAS in an ambulance and 36 hours later, passed away. I trust in dreams and although I’m no Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the prophetic dreams, I am a believer in intuition.
So, this morning, I woke up from a really bizarre nightmare that was in a location I was unfamiliar with. Normally my stress dreams take place in the house I grew up in, lately they take place in my grandparents’ old home. But the location of this dream was unknown to me. It had all sorts of things in it, like my parents, my sister, some random old lady that wasn’t my grandmother, a ban on water (from last week’s water boiling advisory obviously), and not being allowed to use the heat in freezing cold weather. (ice storm?) Anyhow, part of the dream had me trying to check my lottery ticket in the newspaper and I couldn’t figure out which of the boxes to look at for the winning numbers for my area. The section of the paper with the lotto numbers was in red and green boxes and some numbers were only for parts of Canada that I wasn’t in and everything was confusing and my sister was telling me I was stupid for not knowing how to look up the numbers. And the numbers were a bunch of 03s, 07s and 04s and I was all “Wait, numbers don’t normally repeat in lotto tickets, so this can’t be right”
When I woke up I remembered I needed to check the ticket I bought on Friday night for Saturday’s draw. Then promptly forgot about it.
Cut to lunch time when I watched the clock, waiting for the moment where I could go change into my bathing suit and head up to my Aqua Fit class. I am so tired today (one of the side effects of epically, vivid dreams is not feeling like you have slept well) and I was so close to just skipping the class, but I love it so much that’s what makes me actually COME IN on a Monday. So I got changed, and walked up the mountain to the gym – only to be met by cop cars one tiny block away from the gym. They were blocking off the roads and told us that due a gas fire (construction outside the gym broke a gas main) no one could pass. We couldn’t get to the gym from another road because they were evacuating it. UGH.
So I walked back to the office, changed back into my non-bathing suit stuff and texted Shawn to see if he wanted to meet for lunch. There was no way I was staying in the office. I needed to be outside. Preferably in the pool, where I would de-stress, but alas.
So rather than going to aqua fit, I went and had hot dogs and fries. Totally the same thing. Yep. I was with my husband. It was nice.
Then, as we wandered around after we ate we passed a lotto booth, so I said “Oh! I should scan the ticket and see if we won anything!”
Turns out we won $75.50! Hoohah!
The most I have ever won in the lotto until today was $20. Normally it’s $5-$10, which we always just put back into new tickets. What do I do with this windfall? I told my boss I was putting it in my piggy bank for “I quit this job” and hopefully will have a few million in it soon. She didn’t like that idea much for some reason. Hmm.
So, I couldn’t go to aqua fit which made me sad, but I did win $75 in the lotto, after a dream where I needed to check my lotto ticket because I was supposed to win money. So I guess that evens out?
Maybe I’ll try jogging tonight when I get home – it’s been over 2 weeks since I last went out, but I’m feeling lucky today AND I didn’t have my regular 50 minutes of cardio like I normally do on Monday. It will depend on how hot it is though and if I can ever shake this exhaustion. Hmm.
Of course if someone wants to give me another $75 today, I promise I’ll jog after work!