Really! This is no exaggeration or lie. I woke up this morning, in the happiest of moods I must add, dreaming of cattle. Now if I could pick and choose what I dream about this would be near the top of my list.
You see here of late, I have been having myself a string of nightmares. Strange, that they are. They were almost like episodes to a TV show, in which I was on a sniper team of all things. Never in my life would I ever think I would be in such a position. Yes, I have shot guns in my lifetime, but not recently. So I can’t really understand why I have been having these dreams. And no I haven’t been watching any TV shows or movies that would have that sort of thing be on my mind. And nightmares they were since in a few of the dreams I had been captured and held prisoner. Honestly, I didn’t really mind the dreams until that point. But I am glad I haven’t had one in a week or two. No fun waking up to realize it is only 1:30 in the morning and I have to get myself back to sleep.
Lucky for me, however, that my mom taught be the best little prayer to combat such a thing:
No bad dreams; no good dreams; no dreams at all.
Praying for no good dreams seems contradictory; however, I’ll take it if that means I can get some quality sleep and not wake up sweating and paranoid!
But back to my lovely dreaming of cattle. In part these dreams have a lot to do with the newest audiobook I am reading: Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford. A classic when it comes to the genre of western novels. Eight and a half hours of pure magic. And free on the kindle I might add! This one has had me on my toes since Chapter One quite frankly. I still have a good four hours more to read and I couldn’t be happier. It’s one of those books that you want to know what’s going to happen next but then again you don’t want the book to be over too quickly.
The other reason I may have cattle on my mind, even my sleeping mind, is that this is simply one of the best times of the year. Behind Christmas, Easter maybe one of my favorite holidays. No it is, and I may like it more than Christmas actually. First off, the weather is usually warmer. Secondly, everything about Easter means family..and great food! But also you can’t forget the baby calves around this time of year. They are either just being born or they have grown out of their newborn state into the cutest little darn calves.
And shoot I almost forgot to mention, we had another set of heifer twins! Crazy, they were born the week after April Fools and the other set was the week before. These are the cutest little baldy babies. Looking forward to a long weekend out there so I can check them all out for a little longer than usual.
Can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to this Easter weekend. Church with the family this afternoon. Tomorrow promises to be a good day including dancing! And then Easter with the whole Rihn family. How could it be any better?