May 29th, 2011

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Well, that's a first...

I screamed out loud while dreaming last night. I woke up myself (ha), the cat, and DH, who was sleeping downstairs because he'd come in late and didn't want to wake me.

I was having a nightmare, but that's not so unusual. I have a handful a year -- but I've never screamed (or even cried) aloud before. This nightmare had familiar elements: bugs. Usually, I'll dream about stinging insects, but in this one, it was a generic flying insect. I was wearing an apron (with arm holes, so it tied around my neck and waist), and the insect landed in the pocket.

A girl saw it, and she started screaming first. Then I starting freaking out, because I knew it was going to crawl out of the pocket and get into my hair. The people in the dream were trying to undo the knots in my apron before the bug could get out, but it wasn't working -- and then I screamed.

The really weird part is that I knew as I was screaming in the dream that I was also screaming out loud, and it jolted me awake. For a second, I thought the bug had gotten me, and it took a while to calm down. Poor DH came running up the stairs (I totally scared him), asking, "What's wrong? Are you all right?"

Thankfully, he fell back to sleep pretty quickly, but I didn't want to dream about the bug again, so I tried to lay there until my heart rate went back to normal. Yeesh.

Stupid insect :) Let's hope this won't be a trend!