Last night I had a series of strange dreams. First, I dreamed that my family was celebrating Christmas in Arizona. While we were waiting for the food to finish cooking, Mom and I decided to walk outside with my dog, Georgia. Mom and Georgia went first, and I followed behind. So as I’m walking out these sliding glass doors, I see a killer whale jump out of the pool in the back yard and onto the cement surrounding the pool. It reminded me of how the whales slide on the ice to try to catch the seals, and in that moment my dog looked, to me, like a little baby seal. All of this happened in slow-motion in my dream, and what followed was mass chaos. I began yelling at my mom to catch the dog, both of whom were running around the pool like mad men. Finally, I had to run to catch the dog and yell at the whale to ‘GET BACK IN THE POOL!’ Why he listened, I’m not sure, but he did. So that was the first dream scenario that tried to ruin my Christmas.
Then I dreamed that I was driving my car around town when every maintenance light began to light up the dash like our Christmas tree. I’m certain that all of the lights were fake, but that’s beside the point I suppose. I think my dream was trying to ruin my Christmas wish and prevent me from traveling home for Christmas. However, jokes on you, nightmare, because we’re not taking my car home for Christmas; we’re taking Cason’s car, and it works fine. (Mine does too, for the record.) Alternatively, the dream could be about how much I dread the 13.5 hour drive home, which would be accurate. If the cars break down, we HAVE to fly, right? That would be nice. Haha. All I want for Thanksgiving and Christmas next year are plane tickets home.
Needless to say, all I want this Christmas is to arrive home, safe and sound, and enjoy a nice break with my family. I want to eat Nana’s creamed corn, have brunch with my friends and go dress shopping, open presents with my family, and make sure my teacup poodle doesn’t get attacked by a killer whale. That’s not too much to ask for, is it? Cason and I have so much to do in the next few days just to prepare for the long trek home, but we are excited, nonetheless. We’ve prepared most of the presents for our families, purchased new Christmas outfits, mailed out Christmas cards, and done all of the laundry. All that’s left is to clean out the cars, tidy up the house, pack all of our things, and make the journey home. In just a few days we will be homeward bound! Until then…
*The images in this blog come from various artists on Etsy. Click on the images to redirect to the respective Etsy shops. I just wanted to share some of my favorite holiday prints, as I am personally thankful for some extra traffic in my Etsy shop this holiday season. Enjoy!