Saturday, February 21, 2009

You know you are in culture shock when...

For the last week, I have been dreaming in Icelandic. Not vivid dreams like I usually have, but weird, fuzzy dreams where the scene is dim...kind of like I am under a bed. Anyway, I don't see much, but I am surrounded by Icelandic voices, multiple voices, talking at the speed of light. I am straining to follow what they're trying to say, but to no avail. My level of frustration rises along with my body temperature, and the next thing I know, I wake up in a pool of sweat. Yes, I think I'm stressed out. Last night, I was tossing and turning because I was trapped in a dream where I needed to blow my nose, but I couldn't figure out how to do it in Icelandic. You can imagine my relief when I broke out of the REM stage, sat up in bed, and realized that all I had to do was pick up a tissue and blow.

5 comments:

Josh and Jadey said...

I am sitting here reading this out loud to Josh. He and I can't help but laugh. We are assuming this is Annie writing this blog since it has to do with dreams! I am glad there were tissues close to your bed!!

We love you...

Pelt Family said...

Leave it to Annie to find stress even in sleep. Make your future nights be in English and full white fully clouds and other unstressful stuff. Colby we need to talk about the mission trip. Skype?

beckers said...

YES! i am so gald that the annie stories are back!!

Pelt Family said...

annie, are you using your breathing techniques?

Annie Garman said...

Yes! Trying...