The New ‘Test Day’ Nightmare

Remember the dream where you find yourself suddenly in class and there is a test that you didn’t know about and you realize you never studied for it? Now there is a grown up and hip version of that dream and I had it this morning.
You may even be in it! I am still reeling:I had just come back to my childhood home from a holiday break. I am ‘me’ now but the house has been turned into a sorority house. I am there before everyone comes back because I am hosting a luncheon for all my blogging friends I have never met! The house is a mess! I am picking up towels in the bathroom and shoving them into the shower, the counters are atrocious! After being fairly satisfied with my quick pick up I move onto the kitchen. There is no food.Three male blog friends arrive and sit in folding chairs and start talking. I don’t know them but I am gracious. Silently, I am fretting about having no food to serve and decide to take drink orders to get me back into the kitchen. Someone wants a complicated gin drink. I scour the cupboards. I root around and finally find a gallon of light Bacardi and a bottle of vegetable oil. I go to the frig – I find simple syrup and old juice. I come back to Preppy 101 and ask if margaritas will be okay. There is a collective groan from the room which is now filling up the round tables. I am looking for Mr. P. M. to make a store run. The Posh Mommas comes in looking lovely and hugs me and says, “I just wanted to say hello, while I can” and she goes back out the door to fetch her Twincesses and I am so glad she decided to bring them so I can see them. :)I look around and see Ronda of Stella’s Mom in the corner laughing and talking with someone, just like she looks on her sidebar. I think she has a drink and I’m wondering what she is drinking! I go back to thinking this was supposed to be such a lovely luncheon to meet all these wonderful women and I have nothing to serve them. What will Miss Janice think?? But I knew she would not be judgmental. I knew no one would be. I was my worst judge.”If I had only prepared better I would have chicken salad in tomato cup with zig-zag edges on a bed of butterhead lettuce (which I have never made in real life). Perhaps I could get a caterer and pay them $500 to bring food in and I can add grapes to it.”

That is my dream, uh, nightmare. So this must be the 2010 adult version of that ill-prepared dream. It is the new pop quiz and final in my world. In reality, I wake up knowing I have towels to fold before I go and a house to tidy up before Suzi comes over for cat duty and I have not packed one thing for my weekend.
The mind truly works in mysterious ways.

No more blogging for me today.
I have work to do before I go and apparently chicken salad in tomato cups with zig-zag edges on a bed of butterhead lettuce to make! πŸ™‚

… and thank you to my co-stars.
I must have felt very comfortable having you around. πŸ™‚

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  1. And I thought I was the only one that had those kind of dreams….whew, what a relief Ms. Pink Martini!!!! πŸ™‚

  2. omg….you have gone to the dark side!! lol…have fun seeing grantster! =)

  3. ROTFL It’s time to step away from Google reader! πŸ™‚

  4. What a hysterical post. I needed comic relief after the week I’ve had in GA, putting my mom in the hospital after a stroke and heart attack and now seeing her off to Atlanta with my brother where she will go into an extended care facility. I am in the South until March 10 – San Francisco will be so welcome!

  5. I love it!! Too funny. I used to have the teacher nightmare – a class that I cannot get control of no matter what I say or do. They aren’t listening and I am getting more and more frustrated! haha Never happened in real life thank goodness. Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  6. LOL funny!

  7. Oh WOW! Great party. I was standing in the corner saying “I don’t know why Miss PM is so worried, this is one of the best parties I have ever been to!”
    When they say dreams really do come true, I want to be there!

  8. Sounds like an anxiety dream to me!

    I always dream that I can fly when I’m alone & then when I try to show someone, I can’t seem to do it, lol! So they turn around to leave & I start flying around but as soon as they turn back around, I’m solidly on the ground.

  9. Oh how fun! How much I wish I could pop in for a visit! You should still be able to access my private blog. I have two now. Twincesses photos will still be on that one. I’ll have to see if blogger has gone wonky on me! I’ll just put you on my email list of pics for them if that blog is history. Let me see if I can MacGyver it. My twitter died yesterday & then mysteriously came back. Stuff like that gives me a technology headache!