Dreaming of dad and pythons

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I've been super tired lately. That's how I get right before I come down with something. And every time it happens, I try to ignore it and be superwoman. This time, though, I've been going to bed super early and sleeping past my first alarm. Although that means I don't get as much exercise, it also means that I (hopefully) won't come down with some awful cold this time around.

One of the side effects of sleeping so much is having weird dreams. Usually they're zombie dreams (yes dreams, not nightmares. I'm the savior/defender of the world in zombie dreams). Last night though, I dreamed about my parents and siblings.

In one dream my dad came in the front door at mom's house, ran over to me and apologized for something. He said "You absolutely deserve to go to school" gave me a hug and handed me a gift card to CSUEB for $1500. I didn't want to burst his bubble and tell him that I finished school already, so I thanked him instead and wondered what I was going to do with this gift card. After I got over the shock of that, I was amazed that universities sell gift cards for tuition. And I was annoyed that my sister kept trying to convince me to give her the gift card. Then I tried to get dad's attention and just talk/hang out, but he was too distracted. I ended up feeling a little confused and sad. I always wake up feeling a little sad when I dream about dad. I think it's weird, I mean, how can you miss someone you hardly knew?

Another dream had mom, my brother and my sister in it. There was a sting ray fishing competition going on and mom wanted to watch it. She ran off as I was busy trying to wade through ankle deep water without getting stung. She found a seat near an area infested with smaller alligators (as long as my leg) and some kind of python. The announcer was telling us how to capture the pythons because they're more dangerous to everyone and the environment than the alligators. I freaked out when mom followed the announcer's instructions. Then she got bored and let this huge python go. Seriously - its head was big enough that she needed two hands to hold its mouth closed. The python slithered over to me, I grabbed it and tried to keep it still. My sister turned around and walked away, and my brother spent his time staring at the python. I woke up wondering when that announcer guy would come grab this python so I could get back to the fishing competition.

Either way, it's been a night of weird dreams...
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