The dream started out with me running into an ex boyfriend, we'll call this one Cowboy for ease of reference, and to not confuse him with more recent former beaus. Anyway, I was at my mom's work, a local college, when I ran into him. He had decided to go back to school and was living on campus (in dreamland this school has dorms). We started spending time together and I noticed that he had a lot of my belongings from our previous relationship. I started smuggling stuff out of his house while he was at work, because I didn't want my mom to know that I had given him (to borrow, not keep!) a bunch of quilts that she had made. So I finally got them all in my car when I saw her walking down the hall, and I kept trying to hide from her. I didn't want anyone to know that Cowboy and I had started dating again or that I was keeping things at his place. Yes, even in my dreams I was ashamed to give this bozo a second chance....okay third chance. Finally I get away from my mom and can get changed into regular clothes (I forgot to mention during the beginning of the dream I was in flannel PJs) and I got in my car (which was my grandpa's '81 OJ Simpson model Bronco) and was driving through a parking lot near my house....you know how dreams change format all the time... when a large mass of people start evacuating all the stores in the shopping center. Finally I have to park my car and get out because there are too many people to be able to drive around them. I find a store that hasn't been evacuated and realize that it's a thrift store...and a lot of things from my childhood are in it, old toys, nick knacks, baby blankets, etc. I start gathering things up because I don't know how they ended up there, although I suspect Cowboy has been donating my things. I find one of my mom's quilts there too, and I resolve to buy it back even though it's really expensive, because again I can't let her find out that I had left them in someone else's care.
While I am in the store trying to reclaim my childhood, I bumped into my BFF from junior high, who in real life I haven't seen or spoken to in years. We decided that we wanted to be besties again and that no matter what we'd never let time or distance separate us in the future.