Last night I dreamed that I was looking for a homeschooling catalog. In the dream, I had found the same one at a friend’s house, and noticed that it had a grade-by-grade set of suggestions for history series. There was a fantastic looking 3-volume set for 8th grade world history. Secular, scholarly, student-friendly — I could not wait to get home and order it. I looked everywhere but could not find the catalog, nor could I remember the name of the publisher. P-something.
Have you ever had a dream that fulfills your longings and then you wake up disappointed? When I was a young teen and John Stamos was on General Hospital (remember Blackie?) I dreamed that we were driving around my high school together in his red convertible. I was so crushed to wake up and realize that I had not *really* found my ticket to social success.
I felt the same way this morning when I found a homeschool catalog on my desk, realized that it was the one I had been searching for in my dream, and it did not contain anything like the books I had been dreaming of.