Tuesday, April 12, 2011

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

A dream has power to poison sleep. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Mutability"

I'm totally blank this morning -- random and a bit tired. Have been having odd dreams (which is the norm for me, really), like the one about the giant tomato plant ("Feed me, Seymore!") that was covered with green tomatoes, but all the tomatoes had wasp eggs on them (the white wasp eggs that are usually on the tomato worms).



In the dream I was facing not only pruning the plant (and it didn't want to be pruned), but washing off every single tomato, carefully so it wouldn't fall off the plant.

I've also had my waiting tables dream -- one I usually have when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I was a good waitress... I'm not bragging, I really was -- but in my dream, I have so many tables I can't keep up, and I forget things and my customers aren't taken care of. It's incredibly stressful and I wake up exhausted.

I could really get into having a night's sleep where I just SLEEP and wake up rested. *sigh*

Do you have vivid dreams?

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You Are Focused



You refuse to give in when you're set on accomplishing your goal. You are ambitious.

You don't mind putting in the hours, especially if the payoff is good.

You are a loner and prefer to keep to yourself. You love solitude.

A bit shy and introverted, you tend to stay quiet - even if you're feeling social.



About 90% right.

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7 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

My dreams are terribly vivid, but the older I get, the easier it is to forget them. All I remember nowadays is the intense emotion.

Sarita said...

I'm sorry you had such a crummy nights' sleep. Maybe tonight will be better. Fingers crossed!

Yes, I do dream vividly. Sometimes a good thing...sometimes not so great. Just happy I'm starting to sleep again!

Hope your day is a good one.

Liz Fichera said...

When I dream, they're pretty vivid. Sometimes I can dream so much that I wake up feeling exhausted (kinda like yours last night!).

Dru said...

I had a whacko dream a couple of nights ago and all I remember is I was in California.

You Are Open-Minded

You don't get too caught up in how you think things should be. You know there's not much you can control.

You are accepting and broad-minded. You think the world needs more tolerance and understanding.

You are intensely passionate, especially about causes and people you believe in.

You couldn't be someone else even if you tried! You're simply you - and thank goodness for that.

about 90% accurate

Have a good day and no more wild dreams.

Angelina Rain said...

I didn’t know you used to wait tables. I was a waitress for the last five years. The first restaurant I worked at was okay and I make okay money. I was there for four years. The last restaurant I worked at was very unprofessional. The bosses didn’t want to pay the waitresses to work, so rather than having a few waitresses to man the floor, they only had one (usually me) work all by herself and wait on thirty tables at the same exact time. Plus, there would sometimes be a wait outside. It was very stressful to take care of that many tables, especially when they were too cheap to get a busser or bartender, so I had to do that too. And then, they always had me work double shifts so I would come to work before the restaurant opened, and work until closing time. All without any breaks. I constantly had nightmares that I was a prisoner at that job, or that I had to move in there and live in there (as some customers already assumed I lived there). Although the tips were out of this world, the job itself was an absolute disaster. Half the time when I would come home, I would be so drained and tired I would have to crawl to the shower.

Brandy said...

I've had very vivid dreams and then I've had dreams where I've woken up and not remembered a thing.

You Are Down to Earth
You appreciate organization and thrive under structure. You like to understand exactly what's going on.
You are good at both understanding and following the rules. No matter what they are, you'll find a way to win!
You don't like to speculate about the future. You prefer to live fully in the present.
You love to socialize, and you like having a big crew. Give you some good friends, and you'll have a good time.

About half correct.

I hope you are able to get some restful sleep soon!
I also hope you have a good day!

Tori Lennox said...

I used to have fun dreams. Got story ideas from them. But I rarely remember my dreams anymore.