Saturday, August 21, 2010

Just Wandering Around...

Louise, a cousin plus Aunt J. and I took a road trip today. I wanted to see if I remembered how to drive to our cousin's house in Port Republic. Louise had her trusty GPS but we hardly bothered with it. Leaving the White Horse Pike in Hammonton, we took Moss Mill Road. (I often thought of a mill being there at one time). Anyway, the road wanders all through the Pine Barrens. It was a beautiful day for a ride and we enjoyed being together and watching the countryside fly by. On arriving at Port Republic, we soon found out that Mike was not at home. Of course, we never told him we were coming either. So we opted to continue driving to Swainton which is on the way to Cape May. We wanted to eat a late lunch at Chef Ted's Offshore Cafe. I had been there before with Barbara and we had yummy hot pork-pulled sandwiches with provolone cheese, peppers and onions and my mouth watered for it again. Alas! Not on the menu today! So next time, we will call first! Jeannette and I ended with a vegetable quiche and salad. Louise had a turkey panini which looked mighty good. With our tummys full, we hit the parkway, then the expressway for home.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Sharing of of the Subconscious Mind

Six years ago, we were looking for continuing education credits and found a seminar in Atlantic City that seemed a good fit. It was called "Dreams: Explore the Power of the Dreaming Mind." The whole idea was to learn how to process your dreams through recordings, symbols, etc. It was an all-day workshop and presented by a Ph.D. from Cross Country University based in Nashville, TN. I had attended another on Social Work Ethics and was suitably impressed by the presentation.

Anyway, three of us decided to start hosting "Dream" meetings again. The idea is to write down your dreams as you remember them. We then share, discuss and many times resolve issues or even see things in a different way. It's proved very interesting and helpful esp. if the dream is troublesome.

Of course, we always have food! I hosted it last Sunday and Barbara will have it again later in the month.