Monkeys vs Onions

I had the oddest dream last night. Someone (friend, acquaintance, stranger?) I can’t quite remember was showing me an amazing quilt she’d made. As I was pouring over the details, I discovered on one of the blocks that she had couched around the design with an exquisite cord. When I exclaimed how much I adored couching, she corrected me calling it ruching.

It was absolutely not ruching. I love ruching also. Comparing ruching to couching is like comparing a monkey to an onion. In my dream, I explained the difference to her. She got very angry and told me I had no idea of what I was talking about.

I in turn got upset enough that I woke up. Now, how retarded is that?

I also tossed and turned, thinking about that dang quilt on the longarm. Obviously, Miss Myrtle, my personal Jiminy Cricket, muse, and sometimes nemesis, snuck into my bed last night and spent her time devilishly taunting me about my lack of motivation when it comes to finishing the darn thing. And here I actually did quilt on it for a whole hour yesterday! It’s hardly my fault that I’d barely gotten started when it started thundering outside and I had to power everything down.

Sometimes I have bad dreams about that little mouse too. Don’t tell her, but I think I like her better when she hibernates. It was bad enough when she found a fiddle of her own, I keep expecting her to pop up next to my mug of coffee with a whip in hand!

This morning I’m going to hit the trail as soon as it’s light enough to walk, then come home, start Cosmo’s chicken and gravy batch for the week, and with any luck, spend the day on the longarm. If not the day, at least a couple of hours!

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. KimS

    Take a deep breath, clear your head and have a great day!! I think walking is great for clearing the mind!

    1. tinksquared

      LOLOLOL. I should probably start my day with a glass of wine. Walking tends to let my overactive imagination really wander! I have been listening to audio books while I walk though, so the world is probably safe for a bit 🙂

  2. jennifer

    I’m sorry, but it’s kind of funny. . . . arguing with someone in a dream and then Miss Myrtle with a whip in her hand (I can’t get that visual out of my head) 😊 Have a good day and enjoy your walk! I’m hoping for a long bike ride this weekend in between rain drops and thunder.

    1. tinksquared

      I think what you were so nicely trying to say is that I need mental therapy. LOL. I had a nice walk this morning, just got back. It was a bit chilly! I’ll cross my fingers for no rain for you this weekend!

  3. Donna

    I hate it when I have weird dreams. A couple of nights ago I actually screamed in my sleep – woke Steve and myself up! Don’t remember what I was dreaming. Have a good day!

    1. tinksquared

      My dreams are always quite weird. That was definitely one of my more normal ones!

  4. Patty Brenner

    There must be something in the air, I’ve had bizarre dreams lately too (the only part I can remember from the latest is a coiled up rattlesnake ready to bite). I read something many years ago that all of the ‘people’ in our dreams are really ourselves in various forms. Sometimes it makes sense with my dreams – but I’m not sure how arguing with yourself fits that 🙂 Good luck with the longarm!

    1. tinksquared

      😂. I argue with myself all the time so that could be quite likely with me!

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