3.08.2020

Dreams


There seemed to be a lot of dreams this week. Woo dreamed Moses died. He had to check on him in the middle of the night to see if he was still alive, which he was. And the day after that, and the day after that.

A night or two later, Moses dreamed that Woo died.


Herbie asked me one morning what he should do with his surfboard when we moved. He said he'd had a dream that we'd moved and he had to leave his surfboard out on the side of the road. But in the end it was okay, because when he came back on his mission, his surfboard was still there, waiting for him on the side of the road. I told him that parts of that dream were likely symbolic, but he didn't seem to be able to wrap his head around that.


One night Linus asked what he could give or share to feel more of the love of God in his heart. His answer was to tell anyone trying to contend with him that he loved them. Then he fell asleep and had what he clearly thought was a wonderful dream where he always used this new bit of revelation, never contended with anyone, not even at school, and had the love of God always in his heart. Also, I thanked him for stopping contention. In the morning he was super, super excellent, and it was clear that he felt the effects of that dream all day long.


Earlier in the week Linus had a dream about his music teacher, the result being that he needed to make him a card. He started on it that morning after he finished his chore (a pop-out of a guitar), and delivered it the next time he had music.


This week I got to work on my own projects again—it sure felt good. Also, I'd cut down my running in early January when I developed a pain on my left foot. I slowly worked back up, and this week was the first week back on my old schedule--no foot pain in sight.

Ruby went running with me three times. It was fun to talk with her a little bit more, and also she's a waaaaay faster sprinter than I am. That might help my intervals. (Or maybe I'm too old to improve my speed work?)

Woo also started a new project. It’s ... super secret... no, I'm sure it's not. I’m just not good at describing these things. You’ll have to talk to him if you want to know.


Here's Herbie and Moses showing off their Sketch projects.


Ruby, Herbie and Moses are baptized for about 100 of our names every week. They often also are baptized and confirmed for the temple workers' names. Herbie said it was 150 extra this week, but I think the truth came out to being closer to 45 for all of them. Still, moving into a temple district that will only allow 4 baptisms per person per visit worries me a bit. Especially since lately Ruby has found over a 100 names a sitting herself. Herbie is finding more also.


As a favor to me, Woo cut his hair this week. He thinks he looks terrible. I think he looks great. I didn't think there would be a picture for you to form your own opinion, but maybe there is.


Jump rope is the new recess fad at the elementary school. Penelope and her friends started it and Penelope has really gotten into it. Linus cried one morning because he didn't think Penelope would let him jump rope with her and her friends (I guess it's caught the envy of the entire school??). Which was ridiculous. He might have teased Penelope, but no one is quicker to forgive and be a friend than Penelope.

Archie is also excited about it. He sometimes tells me a new skill he's learned, but always, Penelope is held up as the expert. Mostly, I like to think about how universal jumping rope in elementary school is.

And that's our week.