May 30th, 2007


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Something most people don’t know about me is I don’t sleep soundly most nights. I often have a 2 or 3 a.m. staff meeting with myself. I rarely get up, I sometimes jot down a note, but mostly I lay in my bed quietly just letting my brain process all of the things that don’t get processed during the day. I often have very good ideas at this time of night, I sometimes remember things I forgot to do. These meetings usually last about an hour then I fall back to sleep. I’ll go through spurts where I’ll wake up at exactly the same time, give or take a minute or two, for several nights in a row. Seriously, 2:19a.m. for 4-5 nights straight is not uncommon.

But I rarely dream. Nightmares are truly scarce.

But not last night.

Last night I had a nightmare. I dreamt I was on the Mass Pike in car in a thunderstorm, going to the Harlot event. Which was being held at my mother’s house. Now mind you, my mother is two hours away and lives in very small house. Next, I am in the dark, dank, icky basement with Stephanie. We are talking, waiting to go upstairs to give her speech. Many of our regulars are in my mom’s kitchen. We are in the basement for a very long time. I look at my watch and realize the time is wrong – not sure if I had the watch on wrong or if it stopped. I go upstairs and everyone is gone. I go back to the basement and tell Stephanie that everyone is gone and it’s really 10:15p.m. We decide to drive back to WEBS to see if we can find anyone. Then I wake up – sick to my stomach.

I then proceed to conduct a 1 1/2 hour staff meeting with myself, going over all of the details for today, checking and rechecking my mental lists.

So, in case anyone is confused – the event is at The Calvin Theater here in Northampton. Not at my mom’s house.



11 Responses to “Nightmares”

  1. E to the M Says:

    I’m sure the event will be great. I won’t be there btu last year my friend and I drove down from Burlington, VT and we had a GREAT time.

  2. somebunnysloveDOTcom Says:

    You’ll be great tonight! I will be the insane woman in a red blouse and a silk/wool Clapotis. See you then. 🙂
    Bunny hugs,

  3. Melissa Says:

    The mental image of you in a basement with anyone is decidely amusing. Do you know what’s IN basements??

  4. Liz Says:

    Think of it this way: You’ve lived (dreamed) through that he11 once, now you never have to do it again — tonight will be a rousing success; the nightmare was the requisite catastrophe of a dress rehersal that ensures a stellar performance.

    And if not, knitters are a forgiving people.

  5. Twig Says:

    Does your mom know we’re not going to be showing up there?

  6. Jenna Says:

    I just got home from the event. You did a fantastic job! Water for people in line was a great idea as was the roving microphones.

    Thanks for such a great job!!

  7. frecklegirl jess Says:

    So nice meeting you! To second the last commenter, you guys did an amazing job! What a wonderful staff you have- everyone was super friendly and helpful. The water in line was just genius. 🙂

    Have a great time at TNNA (jealous!)!

    Jess (

  8. somebunnysloveDOTcom Says:

    Thanks for a fabulous evening/night! I could not ask for a better first time visit. 🙂 Good luck to your son in his play!
    Bunny hugs,

  9. Melissa Says:

    Y’all did an amazing job! It was a wonderful night! Thanks!

  10. Leslie Says:

    WEBS did an outstanding job last night. The event was wonderful and we all appreciated the “water waitresses” and Steve’s running around finding a fan for those standing on line in the warehouse. Touches like this show why you are so successful and inspire such loyalty.

    Wasn’t Stephanie’s reaction to the roving microphones a hoot?

  11. Sunidesus Says:

    It was wonderful! You guys did a great job!

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