Saturday, September 7, 2013


Linda is having one of those stretches where there are 2 1/2 days of non-stop work, church and social activities.  This isn't her favorite thing in the world even though individually, they are all OK or fun things. She just doesn't like them lumped all together.  When she was in her 20's she purposefully planned back-to-back things to do so she wouldn't have to go home or be alone. It was almost like she was afraid of being alone. She even kept a "social" calendar where she would make sure she had Friday night all the way through Sunday night booked.  If there was an open time slot, say 5-8:30 p.m. on a Friday, she would go to the mall or call people until she found someone to hang with. (This is boggling to her. She also used to start her fun nights at 10 p.m! Now being at home alone amazing!  How could she have ever felt that way?)
You're not ever really alone, you have to take care of us!

 One of the fun things Linda did last night was work in the nursery at church.  Friday is family night. Parents can drop off their children to go hang out with their friends.  It was NFL night, so everyone wore their jerseys and played flag football.  The nursery had 6 newborns, but two had parents or grandparents stay with them. She was still busy changing, feeding and keeping the wee-ones entertained.  When she finally went to bed, she had a dream that all the babies were all at our house and she was alone.  There was a tray of cat litter on the floor, and the kids kept crawling over to eat the cat poop.  The preemie twins were only the size of newborn kittens and kept rolling off the couch every time she went to stop the kids from eating cat poo.   She woke up drenched in sweat this morning.   Linda always has vivid crazy dreams!  (A scientific study showed that people who like to be alone have more nightmares than social butterflies. Hmmm....wonder if it is true?)