In this dream, my family is driving to our vacation spot in the Smoky Mountains, when suddenly, we are caught in this torrential storm. It is raining so hard, and the wind is blowing so bad that I can’t see to drive, so we have to pull off the road. We pulled off near a house, and knock on the door. To our surprise, Dolly Parton answers. I said “Dolly Parton?” She said “Why, yes sugar, it’s me.” I explained our dilemma and she graciously said we could ride this awful storm out with her. She said it was gonna be a doozie of a storm, so we may want to bring in our belongings, because we may be staying a little while. And boy was she right. We stayed all day and all night. She sang songs and read stories to the kids, and got everyone hooked up in the guest bedrooms. The next morning she made bacon, eggs and grits for everybody. Then, as soon as the storm passed, we got to tour her property, and then we were on our way with free passes to DollyWood. It was a great dream.
It stormed the night of July 16th, 1992. The road on our block flooded….flooded so bad, the neighbors actually called someplace to come blow open the drains. It was during that storm that my youngest decided to make her appearance…and in a hurry! After almost being born on the toilet, a ride on the ambulance with a paramedic that never delivered a baby before, a race to the delivery room (and a lot of hee hee hee hoo-ing), this beautiful 10 lb bundle who was so intent on arriving during the storm, was born at 02:43 am on July 17th, 1992 (a mere 15 minutes after I arrived there). Storm or no storm, she wanted out and NOW! A year later, they named a hurricane after her. Happy Birthday Emily.
I got a role in a Hugh Jackman movie, so we had to go to Australia. While there, we stayed in this apartment in this huge complex. I’m thinking it was a motel of sorts. At one point we were outside with Hugh and his lovely wife, discussing the movie, having some drinks, when all of a sudden this girl walks up to him and tries to plant a big ole kiss on his face. He pushed her away saying “I get this a lot, and I always tell you gals, I am married.” Suddenly, we hear a commotion in the back on this huge patio/deck, so we all run out to see what is going on. Some idiot had a wild coatimundi on the deck, and had a contest to see who was dumb enough to put their face in the cage. A guy was wearing a motorcycle helmet, protective goggles, the whole 9 yards. He said “Oh, she’s a cutie, I’ll do it.” Well, he put his face in there and that cute little animal went wild and at one point grabbed onto his helmet/goggles and he was running all round with this coatimundi flailing around his head. He got his helmet off and escaped unharmed. As we walk back into the hotel/apartment complex, we are surrounded by dogs. There are dogs everywhere…and dog fur. On the way down the hall, I suddenly find myself at a scene from the movie set at my place of employment, which in the dream is a hospital setting. We are filing records for maternity patients, when suddenly we are alerted that there is a 63 yr old pregnant patient coming in. Turns out she is a coworker. She is completely distraught and in disbelief, and has been informed she must stop work immediately due to her age and condition. Another coworker believes this is false, and it turns out that coworker was stealing motorcycles, and selling them to buy alcohol. She was caught by means of a sting operation involving bikers, motocycles and booze. Then, suddenly we are outside, and Hugh Jackman alerts everyone there is a torrential downpour coming and to seek shelter. Meanwhile, out front, people are drunk, driving all over the grounds, gathered on the lawn, mothers are letting their children climb all over my furniture and tear apart my throws and pillows. I can’t help but think “I will be so glad when this movie is done so I can go back home to my own house.”