Do NOT watch the Food Network channel before you go to bed.
Last night, just before taking my glasses off and setting them on the nightstand,
and just as my eyelids were beginning to feel the weight of the long day,
a handful of chefs on the Food Network were busy cooking.
The competition was on to see who could grill the best steak,
and it was serious business.
Soon after, I woke up in a panic from a terrible nightmare.
As with most dreams, the details are a bit fuzzy, but I remember the most important parts.
I walked into a room full of STEAKS.
There was one cooking on the stove, one in the oven, one on the grill,
and one on the . . . . . . . . . . . . ironing board.
YOU HEARD ME. IRONING BOARD.
As you can imagine, I was suddenly very stressed out.
I was not sure where they came from, or how they got there,
but there was no one else around,
and it was apparent that it was my responsibility to oversee these steaks.
I bounced around, frantically, from steak to steak,
flipping and turning, raising the heat and lowering -
trying not to burn anything or start any fires.
In my fury, I knocked the hot, steak- filled pan off the ironing board.
When I quickly reached down to pick it up,
I realized it had landed on my DOG!
As I lifted the hot pan off of him, the steaks were no longer important.
My dog was in pain,
and all I could think about was how fast I could rush him to the animal hospital.
However, I never made it there.
I woke up.
I don’t need an expert to analyze this dream and tell me what it means.
I think it is pretty clear.
1) I am feeling the stress of juggling too many things in my life right now.
2) I worry about the well- being of those that I love and am responsible for.
But, most importantly . . . . . .
3) NO COOKING ON THE IRONING BOARD,
especially when the dog is lying on the floor, just below.
And . . . . . .
4) NO MORE WATCHING FOOD NETWORK
BEFORE GOING TO BED ! ! !
Now, if you will excuse me, I think I'll go put the ironing board away.
It has been "standing" in my room for several weeks,
Hmmmmmm. . .
Maybe THAT'S the message.