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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

My Nightmares

Dinner is served.This time of year I start having nightmares.

The nightmares I have are not typical. I do not dream of falling, or being chased. I never dream of monsters "getting" me, or being unable to scream or run. My nightmares are different. I wake up in a panic, clammy and upset, thinking I have missed Halloween.

My life always seems to get out of control in autumn, and it is reflected in my dreams. There is so much going on in the fall, that I often dream that I've slept right through Halloween. Sometimes I wake up screaming "Noooo!" and punching my pillow.

That is why, this year, I have broken my tradition of waiting until October 1st to start unpacking my Rubbermaid containers. I started last night! I have seven Rubbermaids packed full of severed heads, arms, hands and feet, candles, skeletons, skulls, spiders, animated gravestones, one real gravestone, and various other creepy goodies. In fact, I have so much Halloween stuff (most of it impossible to buy anymore) that I had to photograph and document everything for my insurance company.

This year I've planned something huge. I'm so worried about pulling off the Zombie Walk that I'm starting to have these nightmares again. I think that if I can get the house decorated before Thanksgiving (October 10th here in Canada), I'll be in a good place mentally, and the frightening dreams will stop.

And if I'm really lucky, I'll start dreaming of happy, calming things again, like my collection of severed heads on pikes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why you frighten me. I think I can take you, but I wouldn't have a chance if you severed my head in my sleep.


Was that out loud?

1:55:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about the freak thing. You are still OK 11 other months of the year...

1:56:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Think you can take me? C'mon! Try it! I'll throw spiders and cat skulls at you!

2:22:00 PM

Blogger VicZan said...

31 days until the Zombie Walk!

6:11:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

Have you considered seeing a shrink (not head hunter) and had these dreams analyzed? lol

ttplzmll<---TT (my cat) pleaze get out of the mice mill!

8:28:00 PM

Blogger Lo said...

I love Halloween too!!! I have already bought my costume, rainbow bright. I know i am a silly girl. i am sure your zombie walk will be awesome, can't wait to hear the stories

2:36:00 AM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Ahhh halloween. The one time of the year when I can be seen as normal by most. They think it's all a halloween act you see, but I know better.

There is little that is more entertaining or warm and fuzzy tahn scaring the living crap out of someone. I get all tingly thinking about it.

7:33:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

I can't agree more Pete. And you know what scares the kids these days? That freaky Rainbow Bright! I *really* want to see that Lo!

11:13:00 AM

Blogger Lo said...

Don't worry i will definitely take pictures of me scaring kids on Halloween :)

1:53:00 AM


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