Sunday, December 9, 2007

It Gives Gift Return a Whole New Meaning

Laura and I were sitting around reading and I could not decide what to get people for Christmas. She said that a book was always a good idea so we went out to go look. We ended up at a library and the smell inside immediately brought me back to when I was a little girl and I realized that I had not been to a library since then. As we stood waiting in line amongst a maze of people and velvet ropes I noticed that we two were the only people who were not elderly. I told Laura that we should probably go to a book store for presents because the books from the library would have to be returned and would not make practical gifts. We ended up checking out a few books anyway and headed back home. Mommy and Daddy were doing stuff around the house. I think Gramma Mary was there too. Mommy came in and said that the kids had thrown eggs and hit the trees out front. I could not imagine why anyone would ever target my parent's house until my she told me that Daddy would pull over and chastise the kids of the neighborhood for being rambunctious. It all made sense.
Later, my mom wanted to go out to get a mister/humidifier for the porch where we could sit and stay cool and hydrated. It seemed that the heat was drying us all out and we needed a little relief. When we got back from the store we packed up a lunch for picnic. I went into the bathroom with my newly borrowed book and sat down. All of a sudden, I was in my Gramma's old bathroom. The toilet seat was freezing cold and I could hear people right outside the window, talking and laughing. It sounded like they were watering the plants. I was a little worried that if I could hear them, they could hear me, so I tried to be as quiet as possible. The smell of baby powder was in the air and I could see the soap on a rope dangling against the pink wall off to my left. It seemed that I was in there forever and I heard Mommy walk past the door and tell me she was ready to go. When I came out she was walking down the hall wearing giant, dark sunglasses, baggy, white shorts and a t-shirt.

I woke up parched and with a gurgly stomach.






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5 comments:

Just Laura said...

I started to read the blog and just couldn't remember when we had been sitting around reading and then jumped up to go to the library for gifts..???

A little further down I realized this was another dream.

Lori said...

I was starting to wonde about you...
Glad it was only a dream.

Rachael said...

Same thing here. I figured out it was a dream about 3/4 of the way through. You should warn people! :)

Ingrid said...

Have you tried Fruity Pebbles yet? I really think that migh solve your problems... They'rrrrrrrre Grrrrrreat! Yes I know we already had this conversation.

Mandy Lou said...

I'm with everyone else - you totally had me thinking it was real (though I wasn't sure about shopping at the library?).