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04 June 2010 @ 08:53 am
If illness can be described as epic, this one fits the bill.  
And the saga continues.

Now nolankyle has what I'm affectionately calling (so I don't scream and curse) 'the illness of '10.' It's what I've been dreading, actually; Nolan is the worst sick person, ever. Most men are, though, as memory serves.

However, this is not a post to bitch about being sick, aching joints and residual crankiness, about losing sleep with fever and chills. (Okay, maybe it is. Last time, though, promise.) This is about the fever induced DREAMS you have when you're in the thick of it. Holy cow, did I have some doozies.

The first and most recurring is that I was student teaching in the fourth grade, and later on, got a class of my own. If you know me at all, you know the sort of nightmarish situation that would be for me. A roomful of kids Ethan's age, all thinking they're smarter than me and spreading their germs around, to boot. Ironic that my subconscious worked that in as I slept.

I also had a dream where I was a roadie for Bon Jovi.


I was a fan when I was 14, and frankly, rock 'Wanted, Dead or Alive' on Rock Band (X-Box 360), but a roadie? I gotta say, it was the best dream of the lot. You'll be happy to know that my subconscious proclaims both Jon, as well as Ritchie Sambora, very cool guys.

On recommendations from several friends, I watched all of the first season of The Vampire Diaries last week, then, unfortunately, went out and got the books. The first three are just teen pulp, pretty harmless, if poorly written, but the next to last one in the series is just DARK. It, more than anything else, prompted these Army of Darkness-vampirey-demonlike dreams about creepy crawly things that go bump in the forest, that were trying to GET me. I dislike being chased, and I dislike it more when it feels like my feet are encased in mud and I can't move away from the bad guy. I woke up screaming a couple of times, but I did have a fever. Needless to say, I haven't wanted to finish that particular book, no matter that there's only 50 pages left, or how much I think Damon Salvatore is the best flawed character since... ever.

But the worst one of all was the dream where we lost our black lab, Katie. Katie is 11 1/2 years old and a little cranky; she's been moving slowly the past few months. I dreamt that it was snowing, and I fed her on the front porch of 214 E. Vilbig. (That's the house I grew up in. Haven't lived there for seventeen years and haven't set foot in it in twelve, but when I dream 'home' dreams, that's where I am.) That particular house doesn't have a front fence, so of course Katie wandered off. It was freezing and windy (the chills, probably) and Nolan and I went looking for her all night long. To make matters worse, we actually found several dogs that looked like her, and had to take them to their owners. It was another nightmare. It's an awful feeling when you think you'll never see your dog again. I mean, we've had her longer than the kids! Anyway, she ended up coming back (as she always does) in the dream.

So, yeah. I look forward to my tolerance to all bugs being built up, and dreaming happy, or at least benign dreams for the next few months.

I am:: at the bar
I feel:: tiredtired
I hear:: Katie snoring
O Demanding One: Express: Big Mouth Surpriseheyurs on June 4th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)

Your Nolan Kyle has a journal?! :O Ohmygoodness. He is going to see how very silly we are. *g*

*still sending get better wishes & love*

Carrie Leigh: I read heavilycarrie_leigh on June 4th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, he already knows, Ursula.

And thanks. We can use all we can get over here. :)
O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Urs in the Waterlilyheyurs on June 4th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)

hehehe! x)

deedsk_tx on June 4th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
So if I can do the math correctly (and you know that means removing my shoes)EVERY member of the Huckabay family has been/or is now SICK??? Sorry to hear that! Maybe this is your 'annual' illness and everyone will stay healthy the rest of the year!

Crazy dreams.....I hear ya, especially when you are medicated (as I am 95% of the time). Roadie for Bon Jovi? that is AWESOME! especially if was back in their hey-day when they were 'hair band' hot! Now they are starting to look like me....a little wrinkled!

Hugs to you all....get well quick!
Love ya!
Carrie Leigh: CARRIEcarrie_leigh on June 4th, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
Hopefully this is it, for the summer, at least. It's been pretty brutal.
Mala13oct on June 4th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
You poor thing. Get well soon! I will be saying a special prayer for you and your family.
Carrie Leigh: Death had a Dean Winchester experiencecarrie_leigh on June 4th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We just can't seem to shake it!
raspberry_rave on June 4th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Fever induced dreams are always weird, aren't they?

Vampire Diaries is good then? I've been holding out for a good review of them.

Get well soon! ^^
Carrie Leigh: Damon/Elenacarrie_leigh on June 4th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Fever induced dreams suck. End of discussion.

The VDs? I'll take a page from mynuet's book and say the same: It's exactly what a vampire soap opera should be.

Do not expect War and Peace and you should be entertained. :)