But what does it all MEAN?


Last night, I dreamed that I was driving a logging truck in an ice storm – storms aside, I am fairly certain that truck-driving would be my ideal vocation.  When I finally arrived home in Montrose, Colorado, safe and sound, someone knocked on my door.  I opened it to find a man standing in the swirling snow; he told me that he built his own boat, and he really thought I should come see it.

“But – I’m not wearing any makeup!” I protested.

“You look beautiful,” he said.

“But – I don’t have any shoes!” I challenged.

“That’s okay – I brought you these.”  He pulled out high-heeled leather boots, lined with sheep’s wool.  They were his mother’s.  They were size 6 ½.

He won me over.  What can I say – it doesn’t take much.

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This week, I promise to write about the following things:
–    “Friday Night Lights”
–    My 10-year high school reunion
–    How a doorknob reminded me that God loves me



  1. Julianne on August 17, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    I love it! That is a fantastic dream. And I think the idea of truck driving as a vocation must run in your family because I remember your dad saying the same thing.
    I think the themes of the dream are these…home; true beauty; protection; safety; feelings of uncertainty and insecurity; acceptance…

  2. Laura on August 17, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    I didn’t miss the reunion, did I? Not sure that I would go anyway, but if you went…it would be fun, right? I guess I’ll find out your thoughts about it when you blog.

  3. Greta on August 17, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Yay for a doorknob blog. :)

  4. Emily from Seattle on August 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    I just went to my reunion. It was fun reconnecting with people, but Facebook and My Space have almost made reunions unnecessary.

  5. Tad on August 17, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    You can’t have had your 10yr yet unless you graduated in 1999.

  6. Allison on August 17, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    i am having a recurring dream for the first time in my life. i keep returning to college, only to drop out when i remember i already have a large amount of student loans. the dream becomes more stressful each time, because each time it feels more real. i have no idea what that means either.

  7. Crystal on August 17, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Much to my initial resistance, I am a huge fan of FNL and would love to discuss it with you. Clear eyes, full hearts, CAN’T LOSE!! Oh, and Riggins isn’t too shabby on the eyes :)

  8. Crystal on August 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    p.s. Is it weird that I want to be a hot Texas house wife like Mrs. Taylor? I’m talking sundresses with cowboy boots, aviators, and flowing long locks.

  9. Allie, Dearest on August 17, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Maybe the boots signify the strength and yet inner softness of the man you need.

    I mean, those kind of boots would totally do it for me.

  10. Greta on August 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    The man is the boots? With the high heels?

    I don’t think I would want a high-heeled boot man. Especially if he was size 6 1/2.


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