Saturday, March 01, 2008
twilight zone babysitting experience
I offered to take part of a weekend babysitting job for a friend so she could go on a date. I put the two boys to bed and I was pretty tired myself so I got comfy on their couch in the family room. I must have fallen asleep...but I didn't think I had fallen asleep...I dreamed I was awake. Always a strange experience.
But the thing is, I dreamed that my friend came home early from her date. I dreamed she sat down in one of the chairs near me and finished watching a movie with me (Shall We Dance). I remember her saying my name trying to wake me up and then her getting up and walking away.
I finally really did wake up and I honest to goodness could not tell if what I remembered was a dream or reality. I walked through the house looking for her. I thought I heard her voice like she was talking on the phone down in the basement, I opened the door, called down...no reply. I went and sat on the couch and thought about it all and decided it must have been a dream. But then I really did hear a woman's voice in the basement. So I went to investigate and see if she was maybe down stairs talking on her phone and hadn't heard me calling for her.
Yeah. I totally walked in on two people making out and who knows what else they were up to in a bedroom in the basement. They stopped what they were doing and said hi. I apologized for walking in on them and then blurted out that I was very very confused. Which I was. The girl told me that they rent the apartment in the basement and that's why they were there. Holy crap. I just walked into someone elses house! you think someone would have mentioned this little tid bit to me before I came over to babysit! My friend hadn't mentioned it, nor had the parents of the kids when I talked to them ahead of time.
I'm glad they had clothes on. It realllllllllly could have been even more awkward than it already was.
My friend did eventually come home. I had in fact dreamed the whole thing. I wish I had dreamed the last part of that story up!
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.