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January 7, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 7th – Jan 18th

For the next week and a half, you get a breather and a chance to catch up on tasks you’ve missed. Make sure your game card is as complete as you can before we launch into the 3rd book, True Love.

Missed some tasks? Or need some extra points? Fill in the missing tasks with these easy Extra Credit tasks:

BONUS POINTS for Extra Tasks: If you’ve already done these extra tasks, you are ahead of the game! Give yourself the points! You don’t have to complete the task again.

+1 extra point: Tell someone who hasn’t heard of Sweet Dreams, how much you enjoy it.
+1 extra point: Click the “like” button on the Sweet Dreams Amazon.com page.
+1 extra point: “like” the Emmy Z. Madrigal Page.
+1 extra point: Join the Sweet Dreams Facebook Group.

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Here’s a list of all the tasks you should have completed up to date. If you fell behind, it’s ok. Catch up before the next leg of the journey!

Sweet Dreams Book Runs from Dec 25th – Jan 1st
Dec 25th +1 point Buy a copy of your favorite magazine, maybe you’ll run into your true love.
+1 extra point: If it is in the airport.

Dec. 26th +1 point Pluck or buy a single rose for you or a loved one.
+1 extra point: If it is at a restaurant.

Dec. 27th +1 point Have lunch with a close friend.
+1 extra point: If you have ice cream.

Dec. 28th +1 point Take a brisk walk to feel the cool wind on your skin.
+1 extra point: Ski on this day.

Dec. 29th +1 point Dance to your favorite song.
+1 extra point: Dance with someone. (Avoid fruit punch if you can)

Dec. 30th +1 point Play a game with a friend.
+1 extra point: If you play miniature golf.

Dec. 31st +1 point Go to or have your own New Year’s Eve Party.
+1 extra point: If you are able to kiss someone special.

Jan 1st +1 point Say goodbye to the old year by planning to meet with a friend.
+1 extra point: If you plan to meet in 3 days time.

End of Sweet Dreams

Star Struck Book Runs from Jan 2nd – Jan 6th

Jan 2nd +1 point Tell a friend about your holiday and share at least one intimate detail.
+1 extra point: Go to a movie with family.

Jan 3rd +1 point Watch a friend play a musical instrument.
+1 extra point: Play a musical instrument or sing along. JAM!

Jan 4th +1 point Go out with some friends.
+1 extra point: Eat Chinese food.

Jan 5th +1 point Go window shopping with a friend.
+1 extra point: Buy yourself a dress, accessory, or beauty item.

Jan 6th +1 point Make a meaningful promise to someone that you plan to keep.
+1 extra point: Profess your love to someone.

End of Star Struck

January 6, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 6th

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:

Jan 6th
+1 point Make a meaningful promise to someone that you plan to keep.
+1 extra point: Profess your love to someone.

On January 6th, Derek leaves Cynthia in a hurry to catch his plane.

“Cyn.” Derek gazed at her as if he didn’t want to leave.  “I’m sorry, but I gotta go.  My plane, I’m gonna miss it if I don’t go now.”

She wanted to say something, but kept silent.

“Listen.” He grabbed his R.H.E. jacket and put it around her. “I’m gonna talk to Rob and come see you soon.  Until then, keep this jacket.  It’s kinda like a guarantee I’ll be back.”

She stared at him a bit confused.

He kissed her.  “Thanks Cyn, for everything.”

This brings us to the end of Star Struck. For the next few days, work on extra points and get ready to launch into the 3rd book, True Love.

January 5, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 5th

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:

Jan 5th
+1 point Go window shopping with a friend.
+1 extra point: Buy yourself a dress, accessory, or beauty item.

On January 5th, Victoria and Cynthia go shopping for party dresses.

The taxi stopped in front of a large store with a glass façade. Victoria paid the driver and the girls entered the store.  They stood right inside the front door of the high priced establishment and gazed awkwardly at the splendor before them.  Lighted cosmetic tables organized flawlessly seemed to stand at attention, waiting for the most supreme shoppers to inspect their wares.  Saleswomen in similar black suits stood assisting several customers.  Those who were waiting to welcome new clientele stared at Victoria and Cynthia as if they were shocked that the girls would even enter the store.

Victoria adjusted her jeans and t-shirt uncomfortably, thinking she might have worn the wrong shoes to go shopping as she realized her tennis shoes were badly scuffed and the shoe strings were partially unraveled.

“You ever feel like you’ve just stepped into a bad movie scene?” Victoria whispered.

“Yeah, which one would this be? Pretty Woman or Invasion of the Body Snatchers?” Cynthia asked.

Victoria couldn’t hold back a sudden burst of laughter that made all those that had not noticed them before, turn in their direction.

A saleswoman in a fancy black lace suit with a long string of pearls and her grayish hair in a braid bun, approached them.  “Is there something I can help you find?”  Her small gray eyes studied Victoria over gold framed glasses.

Pulling out Rob’s credit card,Victoria stumbled over her words. “I um, yeah we need-” Accidentally dropping the Platinum card on the pristine white tile floor, Victoria bent over and picked it up, catching the sight of the saleswoman’s snotty smirk.  Holding up the card as if it were her passport to gain entry into the foreign land of haute couture, she found herself speechless.

Cynthia calmly pushed her friend’s arm down and stared at the snotty saleswoman square in the face, daring her to deny them entry.  “Where are your ball gowns?”

“Fourth floor,” the saleswoman replied, pointing to a row of elevators as if dismissing them.

“Thank you,” Victoria said weakly as Cynthia grabbed her arm and pulled her towards the elevators.

“What’s with you?” Cynthia asked as the elevator doors shut.

“I have no idea!  She made me all nervous with her beady eyes all staring at me as if I was homeless or something.  Maybe I shouldn’t have worn these shoes here?”

“Chill, girl.  I’m surprised you can sing in front of people.”

“That’s singing.  That’s different.”

“Maybe next time you should try singing what you need,” Cynthia joked.

“I don’t want people to think I’m crazy,” Victoria said.

Cynthia laughed.  “Oh yeah, and you were the picture of sanity just now.”

January 4, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 4th

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:

Jan 4th
+1 point Go out with some friends.
+1 extra point: Eat Chinese food.

On January 4th, Victoria and Cynthia go out to dinner with Rob and Derek.

“We’re going up here for dinner.  Come on,” Victoria said, pointing toward a huge building that resembled a Chinese temple of some kind.

Derek and Cynthia followed Rob and Victoria into the red elevator that led to the restaurant above.  The establishment was beautiful with aquarium-sized fish tanks containing giant multi-colored goldfish and bright coral.  Black chairs and white table clothed tables set off red carpet and walls.  When the host recognized Derek, they were immediately escorted to an elegant table facing a large window overlooking the city.  Two waiters stood guard a few feet away in case the guests needed anything.  Soon after they were seated, the owner showed up at the table, asking for a photo with Derek to post proudly on his celebrity wall.  Derek graciously agreed but asked that the whole party be in the photo.

Cynthia smiled, thinking that if she ever doubted the evening occurred, she could come to the restaurant and find the evidence proudly displayed on the wall between photos of Jack Nicholson and Meg Ryan.

January 3, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 3rd

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:

Jan 3rd
+1 point Watch a friend play a musical instrument.
+1 extra point: Play a musical instrument or sing along. JAM!

On January 3rd, Vicki jams with her friend’s band, Never Open.

 “How bout having a jam session with us.  Isn’t that what you jazzy people say when you sit around making up songs?”  Greg asked sarcastically.

“Something like that.” Victoria laughed.  She faced them; watching as Greg made sure the keyboard was on and Bill adjusted his guitar.  “But Sarah and Raul are gonna be bored listening to me singing.”

“No we aren’t, I’m sick of listening to ‘Never Open’ songs.  Sorry Greg, but it gets old after awhile,” Sarah said.

“It’s alright, Sarah.  Hm, what is that one jazz song I like?  Um it goes like this.” Greg began to pick out a tune on the keyboard.

Victoria listened to find out what it was. “Basin Street.”

“How’s it go?”  Greg asked, glancing at her.

January 2, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 2nd

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:

Jan 2nd brings us into the book Star Struck

Jan 2nd
+1 point Tell a friend about your holiday and share at least one intimate detail.
+1 extra point: Go to a movie with family.

On Jan 2nd, Victoria tells Cynthia all about her trip.

“Start from the time Derek walked in and tell me everything,” Cynthia Porter said as she sat on her twin bed, facing an identical bed where her best friend Victoria Knox sat.

Victoria smiled and took a deep breath. “Alright, Rob and I were standing near the drink table and I was looking around the room at the guests. Suddenly I saw him and I said to Rob-”

“What was he wearing?” Cynthia interrupted, sitting up, her blue eyes alight with excitement.

“Um, a suit. Dark blue with a very jazz-era tie,” Victoria answered.

“Armani?” Cynthia tried to picture the scene. She wondered if she had ever seen her favorite teen idol, Derek Montgomery, wearing the suit in pictures before.

“Probably. I didn’t exactly check out the label.” Victoria giggled.

“Go on.” Cynthia smiled, ignoring her friend’s sarcastic remark.

“I say to Rob, ‘Is that Derek Montgomery from Random Harmonial Explosion?’ and he goes, ‘Yeah, want me to introduce you?’ I guess Rob works with R.H.E. in his advertising job or something and he’s actually friends with Derek,” Victoria said.

“No way.” Cynthia ran her hand over her short, spiky auburn hair, her heart racing as she heard her best friend connect her to Derek by only two degrees of separation. “I wish I coulda been there.”

January 1, 2014

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Jan 1st

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:
Jan 1st
+1 point Say goodbye to the old year by planning to meet with a friend.
+1 extra point: If you plan to meet in 3 days time.

January 1st, Rob and Victoria part, planning to meet again in three days.

Rob smiled. “I will be down Friday to get you. It’s only three days.”

“Three days,” Victoria said.

“Come on Vicki,” her mom called, as she lifted their final bag off the luggage carousel.

With wet eyes, Victoria looked up at Rob, her heart breaking. “I love you,” she murmured and let go of his hand.

“I love you, too. Sweet dreams,” Rob whispered, brushing a tear from her cheek.

As Victoria stepped out of the airport, she took one last glance in Rob’s direction. His expression feigned happiness, although she could tell he was finding it hard to say goodbye.

“Three days,” Victoria whispered to herself. “Three of the longest days in my life.”

This brings us to the end of the Sweet Dreams novel. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait 3 days for more Sweet Dreams Game playing. Come back tomorrow for the next set of tasks.

December 31, 2013

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Dec 31st

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:
Dec 31st
+1 point Go to or have your own New Year’s Eve Party.
+1 extra point: If you are able to kiss someone special.

December 31st, Rob took Victoria to a big New Year’s Eve party where he kissed her on the patio.

As everyone on the crowded dance floor began to count down to the New Year, Rob pulled Victoria out onto the patio and kissed her.

“What was that for?” Victoria asked.

“They say, whatever we do as we ring in the New Year, we’ll be doing the whole year and I want to be kissing you the entire year,” Rob said.

“In that case…” Victoria pulled him close, kissing him deeper as the room behind them sang Auld Lang Syne.

“What do you say we go upstairs and have an encore of last night?”

At his request, her heart fluttered. “Sounds good to me.”

December 30, 2013

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Dec 30th

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:
Dec 30th
+1 point Play a game with a friend.
+1 extra point: If you play miniature golf.

December 30th Rob took Victoria to play mini-golf.

Feeling shy about having someone always foot the bill for her, Victoria blushed. She stepped away, searching in the golf ball bin. She found a green one and picked it out, feeling it knock against the emerald ring Rob had given her. Self-consciously she wondered if he thought she was only interested in him because of his money. The emerald ring glimmered in the light, looking so expensive on her low income hand. Throwing the green ball back into the bin, she took out a pink one.

They were quiet as they took their places at the front of the first course. Rob let Victoria go first and she made it in one shot.

“You didn’t tell me you were a pro at mini-golf,” Rob said.

“I haven’t played since I was like five.”

Rob made his shot and sunk the ball in two swings.

Moving to the next hole, Victoria admired the castle design and smiled to see a golden haired princess doll on the far balcony. Rob made her feel like a princess, plucked from the lowly peasants to live in royal luxury.

December 29, 2013

SWEET DREAMS GAME: Dec 29th

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Sweet Dreams Game Tasks:
Dec 29th
+1 point Dance to your favorite song.
+1 extra point: Dance with someone. (Avoid fruit punch if you can)

December 29th, Rob and Victoria went to the Sons of Ireland Dance. Unfortunately,  they didn’t go with each other.

Unbeknownst to the three chatting on the side of the dance floor, Patrick had returned with the drinks. He stared at Rob, eyeing his hand on Victoria’s waist.

“Excuse me!” Patrick said, pushing between Rob and Victoria. Rob stepped back, catching himself before he tripped over a nearby chair. In the process, Rob’s hand ripped from Victoria’s and she felt Patrick step on her right foot.  Victoria winced in pain.

“Nice subtle entry,” Elizabeth said under her breath.

“Watch out Patrick,” Rob said.

“You watch out Malloy. This is my date, stick to your own.”

“You stepped on my foot, idiot,” Victoria said, edging away from Patrick and towards Rob.

Rob took her hand and gazed into her eyes compassionately. “You okay?”

A scowl prominent on her face, Victoria nodded.

“I didn’t mean to. Here Victoria. I got you punch,” Patrick said as he attempted to hand the drink to Victoria over Rob’s outstretched arm.

Reacting instinctively to his space being violated, Rob jerked his elbow back into Patrick’s ribs. Patrick bent over in pain, but not before one last ditch effort to get Victoria her punch. The cup along with the ice-cold contents smashed into Victoria’s chest, plunging down the front of her dress. Losing his balance, Patrick attempted to grab onto anything to steady himself. His hand grasped at Victoria’s bosom. As soon as Rob saw what was happening, he grabbed the back of Patrick’s collar and threw him away from Victoria.

Victoria took in several quick breaths, her body trying to adjust to the cold temperature of the punch down the front of her dress.