Wednesday, August 13, 2008

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

The Bird and I are in Virginia where she had an interview at a school where I really want to go to she hopes to be accepted next year.  We almost missed our flight because of a family in the security line.  I'm not kidding.  Each one of them must have had to go through the metal detector at least 20 times.  And they left all their bags back at the counter and had to start all over.  You may or may not be surprised to know that I cussed under my breath.  And out loud.  It made everything so much better.

Birdy's interview went well, and she had a nice time with the admission folks.  I am really proud of her, and have made no secret the fact that my vicarious life revolves around a good deal of her own activities and accomplishments.

Now for the Mental Mama part:  One of the major mid-life issues I have had to face is adult-onset asthma.  It is horrid.  I started getting weekly shots last year, and will continue for another 4 years.

These shots have made a huge difference in my life already.  And I'm waiting for my doctor to determine that I'm allergic to my menopot, and find some way to eradicate that.  But that's another story.  One sad new problem is that I am basically allergic to all hotel rooms.  It is not pretty.  And sleeping away from my now pristine bed at home is almost impossible.  But last night, I was able to steal a little sleep, and I had the oddest dream.

I dreamt about tweezing.  That should really come as no surprise since a great deal of my waking hours are now spent in the searching and feeling for new razor-like wires little dainty hairs to tweeze.  But, here's the kicker:  I had an assistant to help tweeze me.  Gah.

I will be back in my own bed tonight.  God willing.


Trisha said...

Tweezing? Now that is one I have never dreamt even though I share your hunt for those dainty hairs.

I am sorry to hear about your asthma - my mother also has adult onset asthma that she struggles with. Is yours severe to get the shots or is that a rather routine treatment? Also, what is menopot?

asthmagirl said...

Isn't adult onset asthma a bitch (sorry)? It can make what were once the smallest of details into critical mass!
I'm so glad that you are responding to the shots and I hope that you'll be back in your own bed tonight so you can sleep.

Great job Baby Bird! I get the vicarious thing. I am enjoying having a "nurse" as a daughter!

Daryl said...

Oh I am sorry about the asthma. ANY asthma sucks ... you must start traveling with your own pillow ... especially since the airlines now charge for them ... grrrr ..

And what's a menopot?

Do you take estrogen? It helps get those nasty hairs to diminish .. honest!


Starwoodgal said...

My sister-in-law and I have sworn that if one of us is lying in a bed, unable to "tweeze", the other will come and tweeze any little offenders that pop-up. We have to look good, ya know. Even in a coma. :)

Keetha said...

There's got to be a lesson there somewhere - some symbolism in that dream or something.

I'm glad the trip went well. That's exciting stuff!

Treasia said...

Sorry to hear about your Asthma.

As for the tweezing dream that's to funny. I know the reason for the assistant however, it's because if like me, you can't see those little buggers anymore. Eyesight seems to be failing as I'm older too. Often Trucker is my assistant.

Lisa J said...

Man you do dream about weird things, in fact, it even sounds a little scarey!!!

I did not know there was such a thing as adult onset asthma. It sure does not sound like fun to me at all and I am hoping they can control yours for you. Sure sorry to hear that. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight in your bed.

Camellia said...

I FORGET TO TWEEZE. It's part of my aging hippie past. I need an assistant.

And the adult onset asthma. I had headaches that took me to my knees, no, to prone on the floor. My dr. agreed it could be the old menapause, though he had no proof. Those days have passed.

So the you really think it's hormonally related?

Suz Broughton said...

You could be like the Jeff (Flipping Out) of middle age. With an assistant for everything! Sounds good to me.

(Sorry about your asthma.)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Sorry about your asthma, and unfortunately I understand all too well about those "dainty" hairs. I'm almost to the point where I'm taking an eletric razor or a weed whacker to my face.

You were in Virginia! I hope you will come back, and I hope she gets in. Then you'll have lots of reasons to come back. Good luck.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Okay, I've got the flashes and night sweats...but what are these hairs?!?

Bear Naked said...

So tell us about the assistant.
Was he at least as handsome as the oral surgeon.
When I posted in my blog today I thought to myself "Mental P Mama will probably approve us this post knowing how she feels about some of those of the dental profession."

Bear((( )))

Debbie said...

I'm saying a little prayer for little Bird everything goes well!

I'm also saying a big one for Mama that she gets home soon and back in her normal world. Asthma? I had no idea...Once you take the shots 4 years, will you be all better? I hope so!

Have a safe trip! With no "family" delays!

noble pig said...

WTH is with the adult onset asthma? Is this what is coming my way? What a total, total bummer. At least the shots are helping for now. Sheesh that's too bad.

tj said...

...You had a dream about tweezers? Mine would be a nightmare because my tweezers would have to be some kinda HUGE gas powered commercial size tweezers... ;o)

...And "you go!" lil' bird! And MPM I'm sorry about your asthma...that photo of those shots all lined up made me shiver...

...Hope you're doing okay!

...Blessings... :o)

Flash Stitcher said... to sharpen them weekly!! Unless you would like to share your Gorgeous (hopefully!)assistant!!
VA beautiful place, went to RC and since NSLO "might" get a semi-free ride...would love for her to go there too! Is VA Birds first choice?
Asthma, S**ks. NSLO had teen onset last year and now can not live without the inhaler... Do they think it might subside after a while?
Have a restful night in your own bed! Glad you are home safe.

Yolanda said...

I understand and empathize with you.

holly said...

you and i have very different dreams. i dream of *not* tweezing...oh yes, it could day...

Flea said...

Tweezing? Bwahahaha! I shave. Shh! Don't tell.

Can't you get a small room air filter and set it up on the nightstand when you walk in the door of a hotel room and leave it running?

kim-d said...

Wow, you are so lucky to have had an "assistant" in your dreams; I could use one of those, too! We could EACH wield a tweezer and make short work of the "dainties." :)

Adult-onset asthma, huh? Goody! I thought I had it bad with the adult-onset "allergies" -- but at least there are no shots involved with those. Will you always have to take the shots? Either way, you have my sympathy--shots stink!

Tonjia said...

tweezing?? LMAO now that is one dream that I havent had yet, but probably will soon.

Sorry to hear about your asthma, good luck with that.

where are you in VA?

Alias Liz Jones said...

I'm sorry to hear about your asthma. I hope that it does get better soon. Mental P Mama,
I have never dreamed about tweezers, but I did dream that I gave my husband a new hair style. I even invented a name for it in my dream. It was called a boufandoro, or something. There's no way to know how it should be spelled.

Egghead said...

Well if you wait long enough your eye sight will dim enough that you will no longer be able to see the stray hair that may join you. Ignorance is bliss. But I would still like that assistant.

nanadiaries said...

I have dreamt about having someone pluck my chin hairs while I get a mani and a pedi. I love being waited on hand and foot and chin!


Country Girl said...

Ok, by now everyone else has addressed the asthma (I'm sorry it's happened) and the weird tweezing dream with the assistant (I'm aghast. not really) but what I want to know is what school you were visiting? The schools in Virginia are beautiful!! My son graduated from the university in Charlottesville. I wanted to go there, too!