Obviously I'm stressed about a lot of things. I remember parts of 2 different dreams I had this morning. I was up around 3, and not back to sleep until around 5:30, so they were quick ones. In one, I was helping out with passing out flyers with information about a missing daughter of someone I knew tangentially (in the dream, not in real life.) I did that, then went home, and I'd received some sort of high end product to try out and review. I opened and unpacked, set the item aside, and then saw something dark moving across the floor. I went to see what it was, and it was a scorpion. Ideas about how to handle the situation were going slowly through my mind, because I didn't want to kill it the way I stomped the one I encountered in my past (in real life), and it went under a piece of furniture, out of sight. The rest of the dream was spent trying to find the scorpion and help with the search for the missing girl, as well as some related intrigue about a missing ring that held a clue to something. The next one was the second dream. Maybe I heard something outside and was alarmed, because in that dream, I was lying on the bed with my ex, who's my best friend, but doesn't live nearby. We were watching TV and talking, and I heard two male voices out front. I got up and went to the loft (what? No loft here, but other than that, it was basically this house), looked over, and two armed men dressed in darkish clothing had come in the front door, obviously to burglarize the house/rob us. I told him to grab his gun, but he didn't move fast enough, and I got aggravated and grabbed mine and shot them. I would interpret the first one to show anxiety, feeling of lack of control, struggling, but not accomplishing what needs to be accomplished, and the second as feeling that I can't rely on others, and have to do everything myself. Perhaps the scorpion dream relates also to the shed snakeskin I found yesterday on the balcony, and reminded me of the time in the past when I first encountered a scorpion. I do worry about burglaries, although they are rare in this neighborhood/area. Theft is pretty common, though, and it wouldn't be surprising if at some point it escalates. The rate of crime always increases when the kids are out of school on breaks and in the Summers.