Aren't you impressed? I am actually managing to post two times in one month.
My last post was about the random thoughts that I think when I think. (yes, that sentence does too make sense! Reread it.)
I read that last post and the comments and decided to talk some more about my dreams when I am awake. I know... some people call them daydreams. But, I think they are night dreams because I usually do it at night... to make myself fall asleep. My version of counting sheep.
I'm really not a very imaginative person. I think I have to really be focused to dream up stories to tell.... that's why dreaming up things when I'm trying to go to sleep is the perfect time for me. I can be fully focused on the day dream at night. Plus, I have this theory that if I start a scenario while I am awake... I am thinking about it when I fall asleep... and I can continue the fun journey into my real sleep... and hence, control my own dreams. ;) No, I'm not a control freak.
Some of the dreams I have made up when I'm falling asleep are so fun! The standard is "If I win the lottery, I will... " That one started out with a million dollars. What would I do with a million dollars!? Through the years, a million dollars, minus taxes, minus the payoff of the house, minuse sending the kids to college, and a new car = not much. So, I've increased it to 172 million dollars. (Hey! It's MY dream! I can do what I want!) That way, after I do all the necessities... like sending the kids to college and setting up a trust fund, I can do fun stuff... like go buy my mom a new house... and take my whole family on a trip around the world... and support the missionaries in countries all over the world... and move all my friends back to my mansion (in separate wings of course). And hire a butler and a maid and a cook and have a big dining room that we can all eat together all the time... you know, a rich sort of commune.
The lottery dream is funny though... because every time I try to dream it, I always have to start at the beginning, set the number that I win, walk through the things I've paid off, the debt, etc... then start with the basics... I really don't know what I will do after we get our mansion, because I usually fall asleep before that.
Other things I dream about.... travel. I travel to Italy often.... Germany to see Julia....we go on cruises... go to Jamaica. It's all quite fun. Lately, I've been taking the train around Europe once I get there. Sometimes I have a "theme". Like, eating at ONLY local restaurants.... and staying at charming hotels and B&Bs. The thing is ... the dreams get a little sketchy in the travel dept. Mostly because I don't really know what these places look like... and I'm not very good at imagining them at all. So, I have limited pictures in my head available to travel around the entire world. But, it's okay, because I fall asleep sometime before or shortly after I get there.... usually the first day is arrival... and I go to my hotel, eat at a great restaurant, and plan the next day's agenda to see all the sites (which are pretty sketchy too since I don't really know them very well.)
I know... I'm a bit odd. Don't tell me you haven't done it. Anyone have some great ideas on my next dream?