I am having nightmares - page 2
about having the **** bombed out of me. Anyone else? Please no political grandstanding. There are plenty of other threads for that.... Read More
Mar 16, '03Even my 12 year daughter crawled into bed with me last night because she was having nightmares related to war. She kept suddenly jerking herself in bed just when she'd fall off to asleep. She said she kept dreaming it was war time, we were being bombed and she was falling through several floors of our house unable to catch herself.
As stressful as this all is to us it must suck to have to process all this as a child. They must talk a lot about this at school as we don't at home.
Mar 16, '03Went to dinner and movie last night, and for the first time in my life, I did find it hard to relax.
While at dinner, I was praying that nobody coded.
While at the movie, I was thinking, Well, at least it's not too packed, so the terrorists could probably pick a better target.
At the same time, I was nervous about being away from the rest of the fam.
I was very aware of my surroundings, and even more aware of my fat, hard-to-squeeze-through-tight-places self.
This is not normal for me. But I guess what I'd call it is "Getting Used to the New Normal" rather than diffuse anxiety. *sigh*
Mar 16, '03Feeling this way is no fun. I encourage everyone to talk out their feelings with a loved one, or your friends, and turn off the information highway..... at least to some degree. I have stopped looking at the War and Terrorism threads because this is where I come to relax.
It is a serious threat, but there is only so much we can do about it, and reading and listening non-stop to the talking heads who start to speculate and babble really is not helpful. Turn off the TV. Listen to the AM and PM news and avoid the rest.
Oh my. I sound like I'm giving a lecture..........sorry friends! I just really feel there is TMI and overload is going to occur in the form of nightmares eventually.
Mar 16, '03Night owl--that picture was truly disturbing. Thank goodness I didn't see it until this morning! I never would have fallen asleep otherwise.
I've had much more anxiety since 9/11, especially when out in large crowds or large buildings, but it's not too bad. I've been up to NYC a few times and definitely felt more unsafe there. But most of all I'm biding my time here in Baltimore until I graduate and can move to somewhere farther away from D.C.!