As some of you may know, Justin has been out of town for a few days. He is in Switzerland at an arts and music conference. I was super worried about not being able to sleep while he’s gone because for the last 8 years I have either been married, or had a roommate. There has been a handful of days where I have had to sleep in an apartment or house alone, so I am not very keen on staying by myself! My first night was WONDERFUL! It was way better than I could have imagined. I took a bath and got cozy. Then I read for a bit and fell right asleep.
Last night was just a little different. I knew I had to wake up early for a seminar where Brian McLaren was the speaker, so I wanted to get as much sleep as I could. I tried to do the bath thing to relax, but by the time I got home and finished emailing everyone back, it was already 1am. I needed to get to sleep fast, so I hurried through my "relaxing" bath and got into bed to read for a bit. I was stressed about not being able to fall asleep while every horror movie I had ever watched came crashing through my mind. I actually did fall asleep pretty quickly (so I thought). It was the kind of sleep where you drift into and out of sleep all night long, looking at the alarm to see the time every 1/2 hour or so. It was HORRIBLE! I finally fell into a deep sleep at 5:43am just to wake up at 6:22am needing to use the bathroom. Between the hours of 6:22am and when my alarm went of at 8:15am, I dreamt that Justin was in love with a Spanish woman who he met at the conference. I was so jealous in my dream! During this dream I had talked to Frank (my team leader) about Justin loving this other woman. I told him how I couldn’t sleep and he told me to go ahead and miss the seminar. So, at 8:15am when my alarm started to buzz, I reached right over and turned that sucker off! I woke up at 11:00am realizing it was all a dream and that I had already missed the first two hours of the seminar. So annoying. I am going to have to explain to Frank that HE is the one who told me to miss the seminar, even if it was my dream.
So, I called Justin today to ask him if there were any beautiful Spanish girls at the conference. He told me, "No. Sorry Jen, your dreams will not come true." Thank goodness.