Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I keep having tornado dreams. Lord, what does that mean? Last night I dreamed that some of my co-interns from IHOP met up for Katie Emery's birthday (but in the dream I kept calling her Kim b/c I couldn't remember her name): Drew, Andy, and a few others were there, it's hard to remember now. I think Alisha was there and Lydia and we were just chilling, but it was around Thanksgiving time and my family started showing up and my in-laws (but I don't have any in-laws and I wasn't married in the dream) were getting dinner ready s the sun started to set. It was a good time but I also kept feeling this foreboding. Something was about to happen. As it became night it was only the fam there and I looked out the windows of the sunroom up at the evening sky there was this upside down but not really tornado in the sky.It wasn't like the funnel was pointing upward but I could see the top part of the cloud that the tornado was apart of and it was swirling like this:
*yes i know that this is a picture of the earth's magnetic field but that's what the top of the cloud looked and even the direction it was swirling in from bottom to top.*

So I tell everyone that we should start closing up the house and gathering food and flashlights and candles and go downstairs and cut off the electricity and everyone's listening but they're being really really slow about it, so that by the time it's night and the funnel is still in the sky (it hadn't touched down yet) but no one was ready. It could touch down any moment and so I turned off the lights and yelled for everyone to gather together but they were scattered all over the two parts of the house (they were linked by a breezeway and I was in the back the part that faced the back yard) and I'm trying to gather all the stuff we need while everyone is still milling around. Then I wake up.


















*the house was like this wood cabin structure like a big vacation house*

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Survey...

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
---ancd convictions rapidly crystallize. God's close oversight of the process.


2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What's there?
---the wall


3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
---Bruce Almighty


4 .... Without ... looking, guess what time it is:
---12:23


5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
---12:19


6. With the exception of the computer ..., what can you hear?
---Bruce Almighty on TV


7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
---last night @ like 11:30pm. Welcoming my friend Jessica to the house


8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
---a blog about my friend's birth


9. What are you wearing?
---black blouson top and black capris

10. Did you dream last night?
---...yes.


11. When did you last laugh?
---this morning I think


12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
---a print about the fruits of the spirit


13. Seen anything weird lately?
---not really


14. What do you think of this quiz?
---I don't


15. What is the last film you saw?
---Seven Pounds


16.If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
---my college education and I'd pay off my dad's mortgage


17. Tell me something about you that I don't know:
---I want to be a midwife


18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
---everyone would know the love of Jesus Christ


19. Do you like to dance?
---I *love* to dance


20. George Bush:
---president...?


21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
--- Rada (rayduh) Marie Annetoinette.


22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
--- Aquila. I don't know about the rest of his names (I'm a long names person).


23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
---..Yes, Scotland and Australia here I come


24. What do you want to say to God when you reach the pearly gates?
---"It's good to be home."

baby Dara is born!!!


So my friend Tracy just gave birth today and I attended. She had a home birth and I have to say it was a good experience and pretty quick too; her entire labor was about 2.5 hours, which is pretty unusual. She let another friend and me be there because I am considering midwifery and my friend Hephzibah is considering obstetrics (though now she's leaning more towards midwifery; yay!). Her midwife really led us through what was going on and what she was doing at each stage of labor, and I wasn't grossed out like I thought I'd be. While messy it's just a natural part of life, this is what happens when humans reproduc. Zi had a harder time dealing with it though. The baby (girl, 8.03 lbs, born at 4:33 pm) was so beautiful and Tracy was pretty much recovered if really sore about an hour afterwards, and she could relax because it was her house her rules. It definitely made the enitre process easier being at home. Afterwards I was thinking, I can handle this, I can do this for a living. I just appreciate that she let me be apart of such an intimate time with her family.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

orion


Tonight--actually, this morning a few moments ago-- me and three of my friends lay in my front yard in Suburbiaville. We looked at the stars so long that we felt like we were about to fall off the surface of the Earth. And I kept getting Orion's belt confused with the Little Dipper (I was never much of an astronomer). Our feet kept getting cold and we kept smelling this horrible odor that turned out to be my dog Dice's poop on the bottom of the blanket on the ground (fortunately we laid two down). It was so much fun, we were laughing so much that I was scared of waking up the neighbors at two in the morning, lol. I can't wait to do it again. I kept thinking that if I was still en ough I could feel the Earth turning.

I love nights like that where all the girl's are together and we can enjoy something like the nmigt sky and a shooting star or the aura around the moon.This is the reason God made the winter weather in Florida so mild. And it's funny because when my friend Shalom first had the idea I didn't want to go outside at all. I'm not the outdoorsy, campy, hiking, granola types. But it was good laying outside huddled together under three blankets, trying to keep our feet warm and dry. It was good.