Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Am I Only Dreaming??


This morning I woke up from a bad dream. One of those dreams that infuses reality to you in an ugly way, regarding something you'd just rather not think about from the get-go.

I got out of bed, and ran on the treadmill. I was still unsettled, and grumpy. Usually a workout makes me happy. I took a shower, still grumpy. Not grumpy, something though, I don't know what it was, but I'm not usually grumpy (or whatever it was).

The kitchen was my next stop, and how I ran out of my Nantucket K-cups w/o noticing is beyond me, but my fave coffee wouldn't be joining me this morning, hmpf.

I made the Butter Toffee Coffee, which I like. A lot. But I wanted Nantucket, lol.


Still reeling from my dream but getting a little better, I started to read our WSJ. Nothing but rotten and ugly news on the front, so I put it down.

I went over to the computer and stared perusing the headlines there, as if they'd be any better.
-Mom forces daughter to get pregnant.
-Baby found abandoned on a beach in Hawaii.
-Teen boys on trial for shooting baby in the face (and killing him, because the mom...a stranger to them, wouldn't give them money).

Just awful, ugly, headlines of people doing unthinkable, stupid things. And the ugly mood continued.


Then I started to visit some of the blogs I like to read (sorry I didn't get to hardly anyone at all yesterday, we've got three days of super busy here this week). Chuck at Secondary Rds. had a Pay It Forward post (something someone did nice for he and his wife) that made me smile. Yep, a real smile. Then I got to Alissa's blog at Planet of the Apels and she had up a post with a picture of her as a little girl, and it looked so much like her sons look now that I couldn't help but smile bigger. I kept reading and it was an Old School blog post from the series going around and she did a really good one. The picture of her and her husband was really nice and then she had the fun photos at the end of her little ones. And my dark cloud was gone.

Of course then my husband's alarm clock started to go off, meaning I had to get up and start getting some food ready, but by then I was back to normal and feeling pretty happy about it.  Now I can proceed about my normal daily activities. :)

Don't you just hate when a dream seems so stinking real, and then it disturbs you enough to wake you up. Even worse when it lingers after you're up, or the residuals from it do anyway.  Thank goodness those don't happen often.

And hurrah for happy blog posts today. Thank you Chuck & Alissa. :)

64 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I dream a lot & almost always remember them, but rarely have nightmares like that (thankfully). I Have had that happen and even though it's a bummer, it usually sets the tone for my day. Glad you were able to snap out of it :)

Celena Fletcher said...

ooooh, I hate those dreams too! Thank goodness for blogs to make you smile :)

Celena
http://mystayathomemamalife.blogspot.com/

Manzanita said...

An inviting post and a great tribute to your bloggie friends. Yeah, dreams can kinda gnaw at one, sometimes. Now that you are cheered, continue on this remarkable day.

mail4rosey said...

Stupid dreams.

mail4rosey said...

Agreed. :)

mail4rosey said...

77-degrees today, it's going to be a beauty!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They can really be screwed up and seem so real, but seems to always have something fun in bloggerville

mail4rosey said...

Like castles (your post today)? :)

My Journey With Candida said...

I hardly ever dream, but when I do.... it is never good. Hope you can get your mind off of it soon.

mail4rosey said...

Dream, what dream? ;) It's all gone now, and I'm glad for it. Thanks, Terry. :)

Sandee said...

I rarely remember my dreams and I'm happy about that. When I do remember them they are always dark and I hate those kind of dreams.

Yes, the news always seems so horrible anymore. Gloom and doom surrounds us. You did the right thing and visited places that made you smile. Good for you.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

Those ones can be interesting, but then I don't usually get grumpy or whatever, just think what the **** was my mind doing last night and off I go with my rhyming flow.Lots of fun can sure be found in blogland too.

Kristie said...

I can't remember the last time I had a dream like that, but I'm sorry you had one. :-( Thank goodness for some great blogs though! I hope your day only continues to get better!! :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hate dreams like that. Glad your mood lifted.

Melissa S. said...

I hate those dreams. When I was younger, I had this recurring dream that I lost my sister at the mall (she's 11 years younger than me) and it took years for that to go away. I still occasionally have dreams of my husband leaving me for someone else and refusing to talk to me about it. Ugh. But reading good blogs does help a lot! :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I have some strange and stupid dreams. I hate when that happens. Blog reading does help chase away the gloomies!

Kristi Maloney said...

Sorry to hear about your dream. I don't often have bad ones. I just remember the good ones fortunately.

If I may be so bold, I have a post of my awkward prom photo circ. 1985 coming up for WW. This should bring either a smile or a good laugh. lol

alissa apel said...

I hate when days start out like that! I'm glad it got better; instead of worse.

Veronica Lee said...

Blog reading is the best therapy for turning that frown upside down.

So glad your day got better!

((hugs))

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I know what you mean! Sometimes dreams can leave me in a funk for hours. I hate it when that happens!

menopausal mama said...

I love a funny blog that lifts my day--especially ones that make me laugh out so loud that the Hubs keeps saying, "What's so funny??" Glad your day ended on a high note!

Frances Kendrick said...

It has happened a time or two for me! I remembered one time dreaming that my husband did something and I was so angry. I woke up angry and he's like what? Lol. It's pretty hard to explain that you want to punch him because he did something in your dreams.

Hope you have a better day! :D

Juggling Real Food and Real Life said...

I've had dreams where I've been upset with my husband or someone and then can't let it go when I'm awake. Nothing to be upset about since it wasn't real, but it is so hard to shake those feelings. Now, thanks to you, I know that I can turn to my favorite bloggers to bring me out of that spell. Thanks fo sharing with us.

Theresa said...

I like how if you can't find happy, feel good stories in the news, you can always count on your blogging friends to lift your spirits with their posts.

Yes, bad dreams suck. It always takes me forever to calm down from them :(

mail4rosey said...

You have a terrific day too, Sandee. :)

mail4rosey said...

The last thought I had before I fell asleep, which was not unpleasant, triggered my dream, which was (unpleasant). So glad that's a rare thing. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Kristie, and I'm glad to hear you don't get bad dreams often either. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, u&me both. :)

mail4rosey said...

I had a recurring dream for years about walking through a house. Hubby's had one too, regarding flying. I haven't had one for years though (it was not a bad dream). And aww on your two recurring dreams. I'm glad you haven't had the one for a long time, and crossing fingers and toes the last one goes away too (and stays gone).

Thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

I now have a therapeutic reason to visit blogs! Ha! :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm headed over! :)

mail4rosey said...

Me too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, lol, me too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Aww. Tammy, I have to say, even though it's completely out of context, that your new chicks are so CUTE!!!

http://www.ourneckofthewoods.net/2013/04/feathered-friend-friday_26.html

mail4rosey said...

I've shushed hubby when engrossed in a blog post, lol. Shame on me. ;) Or him...for interrupting? hehehe

mail4rosey said...

LOL, I have done that before too, but it's been a lot of years passed now. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Some dreams are so vivid they seem real, even if rationally you know upon waking up that they totally were not!

mail4rosey said...

That's the first time I've used blogging for therapy, I like it, lol, it gives me a valid excuse to be looking you gals and guys up!! lol

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

OMG, this just happened to me last night. I know exactly what you're talking about. I have felt tired all day, like my night's sleep didn't even happen. Usually coffee does the trick, but not today. I am right with you on this one.

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
Those dreams really do stink. Thank goodness for happy blog posts. I never understand why news always consists of something bad, like the feel-good stories are supposed to be a treat for viewers. Glad your day got better.

Karina

ChatterBlossom said...

That unfortunately happens to me quite often. I don't know why, but I tend to have far more nightmares than dreams. But I'm glad to hear that the blogosphere helped you clear the bad vibes! ;-)
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Raising Reagan said...

I am so glad that you were able to seem some fun out of an ugly start to your day.
I hate when I wake up with those kinds of dreams.
Next time .. just shoot me an email and I'll send you a big toothy grinned picture of my little munchkin! LOL

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www.raising-reagan.com

Secondary Roads said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I used to dream about flying, lately I'm searching for something that I can never find.

Secondary Roads said...

Thanks for the link love. I appreciate that and glad that story helped brighten your day. I had started to read this post, but had to leave just as you were reporting on WJ news. I'm glad I got back and finished the post. Now you've brightened my day.

Chatty Crone said...

I tell you - some times I have the best dreams ever and sometimes I have bad dreams that I have thought were so real! sandie

Jen said...

It's amazing how a dream can throw off your whole day.

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

I've been having the weirdest, worst dreams lately. Thankfully I forget most of them, but sometimes they just kill my spirit and make me scared! But you're right--it makes my day brighter just reading my friends' blogs and seeing the sun shining outside.

Courtney B said...

I swear, the only dreams I remember are the bad ones. And they ALWAYS seem so real! I've woken up mad at my husband, thinking whatever I dreamed about him was real. I woke up distraught thinking I was pregnant (I was 12 weeks along in my dream and my baby was only 14 weeks old in real life. that one caused me major stress for hours after I was awake, ha ha) and I couldn't shake that one for a long time! It's crazy how dreams can seem SO real!

Cheriese said...

Dreams can be awful sometimes :( but glad your mood was brightened! Thank you for sharing those links too!!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

The sad dreams do that to me. It's like a cloud hanging over. LIke you it doesn't happen often. Glad you were in a better mood by the time your husband got up ;-)

mail4rosey said...

Maybe all this hard play in the warm weather is affecting sleep/dreams. :) I am NOT complaining, it's so nice to actually be able to get out and play!

mail4rosey said...

Surely there are more good things available for news feeds. :)

mail4rosey said...

I wish that wasn't true about the nightmares, Jamie. Hopefully that will reverse for you soon and they'll become the exception, or worse just be gone for good!

mail4rosey said...

Betcha' that would work. Oh my gosh on the sweet picture you have up of her w/your sister today. Such a sweetie!

http://raising-reagan.com/2013/05/01/all-in-a-hug/

mail4rosey said...

Well then we're even up, since you started the ball rolling. :)

mail4rosey said...

I generally don't even remember my dreams, maybe that's why that one stuck? You're lucky to have really good ones that you remember. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hated that it woke me up and then still wanted to linger even though I was clearly awake (don't dreams know when you're awake it's time for them to take a hike??). ;)

mail4rosey said...

Maybe because you have a little one on the way? Hopefully that's it and your weird dreams will move on (and soon)!

Your belly picture this week was CUTE! http://www.nuggetonabudget.com/2013/04/22-weeks.html

mail4rosey said...

Aww,the 12-wk dream and 14-week real baby would be disconcerting if it seemed real.

I'm glad bad dreams are rare for me, I hope they're rare for you too!

mail4rosey said...

The mind's pretty amazing, if you think about it. Thankfully bad moods are shooed away easy enough 99% of the time. :)

Thanks for visiting.

mail4rosey said...

Haha, I bet he was too and he doesn't even know it. I didn't even mention it to him because by then I was perfectly fine. :)

Colette S said...

Sometimes I'll have one that sticks around.
Nothing like some sunshine to get the clouds chased away...or something positive to chase the grumps away.

Glad you got out of it before you had to face the demands of family!

mail4rosey said...

Me too. :) And I'm glad they don't have stick-to-it-all-day-i-tude.

~ Noelle said...

the news is so sad... i try and stay away from it...
so glad that things got better by visiting blogs.. that is why i love them :)