Dreaming and some Controversy

I had a dream that was so vivid and so disturbing that when I awoke I had to immediately check and see if it really happened.

I dreamed that I went into the garage and someone had broke in and took the engine out of my car and left. They left the car, they shut the garage door behind them and never came into the house. In my dream I checked all of the rooms and everything was intact.

It was so real that when I woke and jumped out of bed I asked Stormie (my dog) why she didn’t alert me to the dream intruder.

Needless to say my car is fine, no one broke in, and all is good in Angie World.

The good news is the amount of sleep I am getting, I mentioned in my last missive I was getting  to 8 hours a night. Last night I am happy to report I am back to that, after the restless night before.

Ok, so, I am going to tell you something incredibly controversial. I am pondering a vegan diet for thirty days, I know, I love meat! But still, I have recently discovered Tabitha Brown, if you have not seen her videos, please check her out. She does vegan cooking and her attitude is amazing, her thankfulness to God is great to see, her whole you don’t have to do this, this is what I do, is refreshing in a vegan.

She said that about a year and a half ago she was really sick and doctors couldn’t figure out why. She decided to do a vegan diet for 30 days, what did she have to lose, and see what happens. She said she felt so good she decided to make it a lifestyle for herself.

I also like how she is honest about how things taste when she tries something for the first time. One video, she talks about how she heard you could make vegan bacon from banana peels. So she tried it, and she said no, don’t do this at home, it is so disgusting. I found that amazing, you don’t often find videos where the person tries something and then tells you it is gross, don’t do this.

So, yes, I am pondering a 30 day reset, going vegan, I am practically one now. This will just be purposeful, it is hard to cook for one, I am going to tell you I am living on soup and protein drinks. Oh and coffee, that is a real must, I am not going without, and it’s plant based so being vegan does not mean giving it up.

I recently found a plant based creamer that really is a creamer, I am very impressed by it.

Here is Tabitha Brown’s youtube channel, just in case you want to check her out. I highly suggest it, even if you don’t want to go vegan or try her recipes, you will feel happy after watching one. She just has a joyful spirit about her.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB_AXXiVoEIHbJrYQMsZK7g

Bon Appetit and as usual, any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to angie@angieworld.com.

Dreams and More

So season three of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel came out on Amazon Prime. I watched the whole season today, was pleasantly surprised by the Zachary Levi showing. He had one of the best lines, I am not going to tell you because the show just dropped and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.

Speaking of Zachary Levi, he was part of my weird dream Wednesday night. I dreamed I was at his ranch for an event and I forgot my workout clothes. Part of the event was a workout, so I asked if there was a workout clothes store in Austin. Yes, it was said just like that. So someone said yes, and I drove to Austin and went into the workout clothes store.

Jack Black was in there because he forgot his workout clothes as well. He recognized me from the event and asked if he could get a ride back to the ranch. He had taken an Uber into town. I said sure, not a problem, we pay for out clothes and hop in my car.

Godzilla is burning Austin, that’s right, we start driving and this giant lizard beast is burning the town. We think this is normal for Austin so we just casually chit chat back to the ranch.

We get back there and everyone is freaking out asking if we saw Godzilla. Why yes we did, but I was still not bothered by this.

That’s when I woke up, very disturbing, I told someone at work about all of my dreams and they suggested I write to Jenna Owens, she is the dream expert.

But then I was telling my bestie Shay about it so she says google it. So I did and it turns out my dreams mean I am worried about different things.

During my waking hours I have no worries but apparently I do during my sleep hours. Last night I had no dreams, thank goodness as today is my day off and I needed a good nights sleep.

I still say if I met Zachary Levi in person we would totally hit it off in the friends department. I love him, but not in a Dean kind of way. I just hope if I ever do get an invitation to an event at his ranch Godzilla doesn’t show up.

I did major Christmas shopping today online, I found out the most delightful thing. I can do same day delivery from Target! No one delivers out here like that! But Shipt does, with three different stores, Target being one.

I have never been so happy in my entire life, well I have, but still, delivery! Same day!

That freed me up to drink coffee, watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Christmas shop online and finish decorating for Christmas.

It was a great day, I’m not going to lie, I feel refreshed, I have a full day of shopping tomorrow.

Oh and who knew Ming-Na Wen showed up in the Mandalorian! Greatness.

Also, if you have Disney + I cannot say enough good things about The World According to Jeff Goldblum. His unbridled joy and enthusiasm is contagious! I have started watching an episode before going to sleep. I started this last night, probably why I didn’t have weird dreams.

Seriously, watch this show, it is so much fun and you learn some things as well.

That’s all I have for now, I am sure I will find other things to get out of my head later.

As usual, any comments, questions or criticisms can be left here or sent to me at angie@angieworld.com.

Musical Taste

As I was leaving work a teammate and I were discussing a few of our calls from today. I told him about a man I was helping and the music he was listening to. It sounded like it came straight from a 1970’s porn movie. He and I laughed then started talking about our playlists. He and I are about the same age and listen to a lot of the same music.

Then I started thinking about my playlist and it is pretty eclectic, I am going to give you a taste here. Just a few because one playlist has 101 songs on it.

Number One by Tove Stryke (my current favorite)

Is This Love by Whitesnake

Good as Hell by Lizzo

Count On Me by Bruno Mars

Alison by Elvis Costello

All Summer Long by Kid Rock (this song reminds me of my last free summer)

Lido Shuffle by Boz Skaggs

A Girl, A Boy and A Graveyard by Jeremy Messersmith

Feed My Frankenstein by Alice Cooper

Feeling Good by Nina Simone

If I Could Write by Phillips

Leaving on a Jet Plane covered by Jeffster

This is just a taste of the music I am currently listening to, there’s more, Andy Gibb is represented as well as The Backstreet Boys.

I like everything, I even admit to having some Tracy Lawrence and Tim McGraw thrown in.

I would love to know what everyone else is listening to, I find I am getting a lot of things from television shows and movies.

Music has played such a huge role in my life, I used to play the cello and bass. Sometimes I miss it, playing in the orchestra influenced my love of classical music. I love instrumentals to this day.

I am looking forward to sleeping later than 4:30 on Friday, the new work that we are doing in my office is mentally draining. In a good way, I come home tired and sleep hard, except for last night. Last night I had a horrible nightmare, it woke me up, not screaming but very disturbing.

I dreamed all of my children were little and we were home but we lived in the country. Someone put three snakes in our house and I had to find them and kill them before they bit my children.

One, a huge black snake grabbed Alex’s face and I had to pry it off. I did and I killed it and Alex was fine but it woke me up and I said prayers for Alex. I don’t know if God was telling me something or if I need to stop watching Prodigal Son before going to sleep.

If anyone can interpret dreams I would love to know what that one meant. I’m still a little freaked out by it, number one, anything that hurts one of my children has to go and number 2, I hate snakes with a passion. So it was a double whammy, I am hoping I have a better nights sleep tonight. How do you sleep without dreaming? If you know, please tell me.

I have to go now, I find I have to look up how to write a contract.

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