Friday, January 22, 2010

More Freaky Dreams

So, I had another weird dream last night and I actually remembered some of it, not a lot but just some snipits. I dreamt of trying to find a bathroom and once I found one there were 3 three stalls, one was occupied, one was under construction, so I went into the third one. As soon as I closed the door, some stranger stuck her head over the very low door and asked if I would get out and let her use it first. That is pretty much all that I remember, but I did do some dream interpretation and this is what I came up with from some of the symbols:
  • To dream about a toilet indicates a cleansing of thoughts, or discarding something that you don't need any longer.
  • To dream that you are in the bathroom signifies your basic needs and desires. It's possible that you are feeling overwhelmed and you wish to get rid of these issues. It may also symbolize your need to cleanse your spirit and mind of destructive thoughts.
  • To dream that you are in a public restroom with no stalls implies that you feel exposed. You are concerned about the perceptions that others hold of you.
  • To dream that you cannot find the bathroom indicates that you find it challenging to communicate exactly how you feel to others.
  • To see construction in your dream implies that you are in the process of changing some aspect of your life. You possess determination, perseverance, and motivation.
  • To see a stranger in your dream represents an aspect or quality that you refuse to show to others. It may also be suggesting a solution or resolution to an issue that is causing you anxiety.
So, I wonder what it all means.....

Thanks to for the interpretations.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Freaky Dreams and Good Food

The past two nights I have had some freaky dreams and each morning I wake up and think "ooo, I need to write this down so I can post it" but of course I don't and then I forget the gist of the dreams. I do think, however, that the reason I've been having these very vivid dreams is because I've had a couple of really great meals over the past two days.

Tuesday night we (The Queen and King, Erika the super realtor, and Missy the side kick) went to this great restaurant, Cafe Izmir. They were having 1/2 price tapas night and $15 pitchers of Sangria. We ate so many scrumptious items. My favorite, I think was the Piroshki, although the Lamb Rolls were also very tasty. Of course, their hummus and pita bread was m-m-m good. The King's favorite dish was the Pomegranate Shrimp and Erika, the super realtor, favorite was the Turkish salad (and I have to agree that they were both pretty darn tasty). I didn't hear what the Queen's favorite dish was as she was on the other end of the table, but I'm certain she'll let us know. Needless to say, this is DEFINITELY a place that I'll be going back to.

Then, last night we had the King's cooking, which is always exceptional, last night was downright scrumptious. We were treated to grilled steaks, mashed potatoes (which always make me do a happy dance), sauteed green beans, crescent rolls, and to top it all off creme brulle. Initially, I was only going to eat half of my steak and bring the other half in to for lunch along with left over taters and beans, but there was just no stopping once I cut into it. I can only imagine what will be on the menu for tonight (not that it matters, because even if it is leftovers, I'm never disappointed when I eat at the King's table).

Now, I only wish I could remember what some of the dreams were about. I know my sister was in one, and lots of driving around, and a puppy....

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Deed is Done

Well, I did it. I put an offer on a house. Here is the picture that the Queen took of me signing the contract (and if you can't tell, I'm actually using a purple that even legal?):

I looked at quite a few townhouses, not as many as some people as I understand that some people go through lots and lots of houses before making up their mind. I ended up getting a place that is still in the building stages, although all that is really left is to put in the flooring and backsplash, appliances, finish up in the bathrooms, and sod the lawn. It is a garden home, which means there isn't much yard, but just the right size for me. The really great thing, that I'm excited about is that there is this bonus room upstairs that some people would probably make into a second living area or a guest suite, since it has a full bath, but which I'm going to make into my quilting studio.

I'll be posting pictures soon and often, once the offer is accepted and it actually becomes MINE!!

The funny thing is, I stopped and looked at this subdivision one evening last week and something told me that it was where I was meant to be, but I still kept looking at some other places. When my realtor and I went to the place and I walked in, I just knew it was right. My front porch and rooms look out over a park and face the West, so I'll be able to see the sunset and there will never be anything built in that space to block my view and my studio window faces the East so I'll have great sunrise views when I'm sewing.

When I talked to my mom yesterday morning, I told her that I was tired of looking and that the Queen had told me that I'd know the right one when I saw it and by-golly, she was right, as was my mom who concurred with the Queen's statement.

Needless to say, I'm very excited. I'm very scared. This is a huge step for somebody who has a history of moving every couple of years because she gets tired or never felt like she fit in where ever she was. I have the normal fears that everybody has about the cost and added expenses and what's going to happen next, but for now, I'm going to push all of these thoughts aside and plan where I'm going to put furinture and how I'm going to decorate and imagine what it will be like to wake up in my own home.

So, if you were wondering why I stated in my previous post that I had insomnia, this would be why.... the old mind is churning a thousand miles a minute now....

The Queen swung by and got a picture of it for me to post:

quilter plate.jpg

The Queen followed this yesterday and snapped the picture as a positive sign!! It you can't read it it says "quiltr"...

2010 Book 4 - Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I have been quite the reader this weekend...

I just finished another book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford, of course I did this with the help of a little insomnia and waking up at 3:00 this morning. I REALLY enjoyed this book and would recommend it. It is a quick read but a sweet, sentimental read. Here is the back of the book description:
In 1986, Henry Lee joins a crowd outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has discovered the belongings of Japanese families who were sent to internment camps during World War II. As the owner displays and unfurls a Japanese parasol, Henry, a Chinese American, remembers a young Japanese American girl from his childhood in the 1940s - Keiko Okabe, with whom he forged a bond of friendship and innocent love that transcended the prejudices of their Old World ancestors. After Keiko and her family were evacuated to the internment camps, she and Henry could only hope that their promise to each other would be kept. Now, forty years later, Henry explores the hotel's basement for the Okabe family's belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot even begin to measure. His search will take him on a journey to revisit the sacrifices he has made for family, for love, for country.
Sappy and sweet and really a good read.

My reason for insomnia will be documented in a later posting.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Left-Brained or Right-Brained?

You Are 45% Left Brained, 55% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Thanks Andrea Braun for pointing me this way. Are you left brained or right-brained? Take the quiz here to find out and tell me in the comments.