I was walking with my one of my aunts up a hill. I looked up and there was a cow on the tippy top of a small mountain or big hill…I’m not sure? My aunt pointed up and said “there’s an eagle” and I struggled with my bag trying to get my camera out. The sun was in my eye and I couldn’t see the eagle but I took a picture anyway.
Behind the mountain/hill I could see something floating up behind it. At first they were white sloppy balloons and then they shifted into colorful hot air balloons. My aunt said “I didn’t know they were doing that today?” We walked around the house, some of it was familiar and some of it not so much.
We were standing inside the house where nothing was familiar, we were in a dining room. One whole wall was a window and outside of that window was where my grandmother’s garden once was. Inside that garden were two huge peacocks and I watched as a hawk landed on one. The peacock didn’t seem to mind at all. Then an eagle landed on the other. I just HAD to get a picture of that! I can’t remember if I took one through the window or not? I made the long trek around the house and when I got there the eagle flew away. I remember taking a picture of it flying but I don’t know if I got the shot. I don’t even remember taking pictures of the peacocks? I do remember finding a feather and thinking the I should grab it for PT, she could use it for her Halloween costume. Then I looked up and there was a path into the woods and the path was lined by peacock feathers. The sunlight was shining on the path in a way that made it look magical.
Then I am in a restaurant and there is talk of a wedding. This man is willing to pay for the wedding as long as he doesn’t have to pay for the birthday party? I remember thinking that there is no way I am marrying him and moving way down here.
Then I am a passenger in a car that is driving around some big bends over some old fashioned towns. There were no guard rails so this made me feel very uncomfortable and I mentioned something about not being able to drive these roads because of my fear of heights.
Then I am packing up the car when I realize that the drive home is seven hours and my anxiety peaked. Then an old friend showed up? I think he was there for the wedding? He said “I have to drive home too, we can follow each other. It won’t be so bad.”
This dream is chock full of symbolism and as my grandmother would say “I have to study on this for a while.” Peacocks,eagles, a window to my grandmother’s garden? This is the second dream I have had of a mountain this week. The other one was a brief remembering.
I was on a mountain with a woman and we were by some very rustic stairs. She wanted me to see a flat rock. When the light hit it there were symbols in white on it. I couldn’t get close enough to see it so she started to move the stairs. I asked her to please stop since we had to go back down those stairs. She just waved me off and continued. That is all I remember from that one. I have been having some wild ones, that’s for sure!
Usually it’s the first day back to work that is hard after a vacation. For me, it was the whole week. I have four weeks to whip that area up into a well oiled machine before I take another week. There were some mistakes, some bigger than others but nothing that was earth shattering. I talked to Big K and she agreed that it is time to teach someone else how to order contacts. Force of Nature Girl did a great job but it’s a lot. It’s a lot for me but I do it every day and I am crazy OCD about where everything goes. In my defense…I always know where everything is and how it is filed.
Here’s the part that sent me over the edge. The Tiny Narcissist covered for me one day last week. We are changing how we order our frames and currently it is chaos because it’s a work in progress. Everything can’t be changed at once but it is starting to come together. The Tiny Narcissist crossed a big line which now means even more work for me but she has proven that she can not be trusted. She thought she could bring up her frames and put them on my board so she can get new ones. I mean…did she really think I wouldn’t notice? I called her out about it and her response was “I only brought up 10.” This is what I pulled off of my boards….
I had a frame rep come in on Thursday and he found eighteen more. Big K was livid. Now I have to decide what will be on my board and hers. She can no longer order and all of her orders come to me to be received in and priced and then I will send it down to her. She has some pretty big balls for a 29yr old. It won’t be a big deal after the initial change but for the next couple of months, it will be stressful.
The goal is to have policies in place that will make things flow and easy to follow. This is how it should have been all along, not the chaos of what I walked into. That mess is finally cleaned up and now it will be one way and everyone on the same page. I know I said I wouldn’t talk about work but what happened with Tiny Narcissist was over the top and I had to share.
It was a rough week, I even slept in until 9:45 this morning and I can’t tell you the last time I slept that long. I went to bed at 11:30 or 11:45 but still…that’s a long sleep. Now I’m off to start my day. I don’t have a huge list of to do’s but after that dream…I think I’m going to add ‘organize my genealogy files’ to the list. It seems like a good project for a rainy day although it doesn’t look very rainy to me. The weather guy is rarely right in this neck of the woods….Zia