Before I forget, I remember having a dream Friday night that involved my sister and we were hiking through the woods with a bunch of people on horses, and then we felt a quick storm coming, we ran into a house and we clung onto an old pipe because there was a tornado. I don’t think I have ever had a dream about a tornado, so I looked it up- and this is what I found:
- Vast life changes, for better or for worse, are looming in the near future. Whether the changes are for better or worse can be deduced from other symbols in the dream.
- A surprise is coming—a surprise so unexpected and outrageous that the dreamer will be “blown away”.
As Marla says, everything happens for a reason. The two of us were suppose to hike two peaks Saturday morning, however, with the massive amount of homework we both had, we decided to stay local and hike Prospect Mountain. It was the perfect day and we had great conversation. Upon returning to the car, I found my cell phone with 6 missed calls- from Joe and his mother. She never calls me, so I immediately assumed the worst- Joe was hurt. But when I took the time to listen to one of Joe’s messages… I could hear the excitement in his voice.
I tried to call him, nothing. I called his mom, she was like “where are you?!” My response- hiking a mountain! What’s going on? Then I heard Joe beeping in on the other line. I immediately picked up his call- “Jona, where the f*ck are you?!” Side note: it’s rare that someone can’t get ahold of me. But when I hike, I don’t bring my phone, and he had no idea I was hiking. After explaining, he told me to get to Amsterdam ASAP– the woman that owns the house came to town! I started freaking out; I was over an hour away from Troy & had to shower & then pack my homework & get to Amsterdam before 2p.m. (when Joe had to go to work).
Before I knew it, I was in tears. Marla pulled the car over, asking me what was wrong. I couldn’t talk- the news I had always wanted to hear, Joe told me. The woman is leaving the house to Joe in her will. Of course, she’ll be alive for many more years, but she wants the two of us in the house. And, of course we have A LOT of kinks to work out with our lawyers, but right now, life is good. The two of us have to follow our instincts on this call, but for now, I’m staying positive. And how ironic that I had the tornado dream the night before…
Needless to say, I spent the weekend helping clean out the house for this woman, and not doing homework. I’m now even more behind, but WILL get caught up this upcoming weekend- no excuses! Speaking of excuses, I’ve been exhausted and haven’t been getting up early to workout, but I have been adding walks on my lunch break. Six and a half miles in the past two days- better than nothing, right?
Other little news in my life: today is my Friday (because I’m done with my classes tonight), so the rest of the week will be a breeze. I caved and got the iPhone 4- and love it! My mom, sister and I are planning our fall trip, probably to Sleepy Hollow. For the first time in (I think) six years, I will be home in the States (not Aruba) for Thanksgiving. And I want to run the Turkey Trot!
I haven’t returned the bottles in the back of my car, so I don’t have an updated count. That and Joe is trying to talk me out of going to Texas- because of the news with the house, we may need to save more/spend less. But I’ve already decided that if I end up not going to Texas (I’m 97% sure I’m still going at this point), I’ll donate the money from all the cans that everyone has helped me collect.
Dreams really do come true.