Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A life without dreams.......

            is like a garden without flowers. How true how true! During these long days of winter, I have had many moments where I start to dream about the things I want to do in my life. 
I  dream about a little primitive shop I would like to open which will sit on large piece of property in the woods, where I plan to build my dream two story log cabin . And where I will have a large garden of flowers and vegetables. I'll  be able to take a stroll down a dirt road or go for a hike.
I also dream that I can lounge around in the lake that will be just down the road from my cabin. And also where I can get up in the morning sit on my front porch and ponder about  the day ahead. Then once I am done pondering I can go to work on my primitive creations for as long as I want too!
Oh how fun it is to dream!!
I know that someday this will all come true, well most of it at least! The lounging in the lake thing might be too much to ask for! But the rest of it I know that if I work hard at it and am able to stay out of my own way it will happen.
I think many times we become our worst enemies. The optimistic side of me sees the possibilities that this could happen,  then pessimistic  side sees all the reason's why it can't happen. Now if I could just get the two to see eye to eye!
I realize that at this point in my life that this is just a dream. My priority right now is my family. I am a mother of a 1 year old so he is my number one priority and that means getting up everyday and going to work. As much as I'd like to be a stay at home mom  and live in my cabin it's just no realistic at this time (see the pessimistic side is coming out again!!). As many of us I have a mortgage, car, food and other bills that need to be paid. And sadly today that means that most families need two incomes to get by. So for now I know this is what I need to do and where I need to be.
But this doesn't stop me from dreaming and keeping that alive. I see it so vividly that I know that it's bound to come true. In time with a little patience and determination I will have my cabin in the woods, my little prim shop and time to enjoy it all!
 If you don't know where you are going,

then how will you get there?


Make pictures in your mind.

See the destination.

Imagine your arrival.

Dream in perfect detail.

See yourself the way you want to be when you arrive.

See yourself arriving.

Make yourself a road map and study it every day

until you know the way and the destination by heart.

~ Bryce Courtenay ~

So this is my dream whats are all your dreams? I would love to hear about them!
Until next time,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here we go again!!

Yup we are getting hit with another  winter storm! It's already coming down pretty good here and it's only expected to get worse. I think we will be having a snow day tomorrow!! The timing couldn't be better. This past weekend I was away and wasn't able to do my normal weekend chores.
So if we have tomorrow off I'll have a chance to get all those little things done!

Speaking of this past weekend, I had a chance to escape with a good friend to New Hampshire. She has a lovely little cottage by the beach. We weren't sure what to expect when we arrived. New Hampshire had been hit by all those winter storms we had. 
We didn't know how much snow would be there.

Well we arrived to be greeting with a mountain of snow right outside of her cottage! Good think we packed shovels because we had to shovel a path to get to the front door! As much work as it was we still managed  to have laugh  our way through it!

Miss Sue with her shovel

This is usually a parking area.

What we were greeted with!

Once we got the shoveling done we could really begin our girls weekend! Saturday morning we headed up to Maine. Took the coast route all the way to Kennebunkport. It was a lovely day for a drive. The sun was out for a bit and  it was bitter cold. I think it even got above freezing!

My favorite stop along the way was Nubble Light House. It was breath taken! It looked just like a postcard. I could have stayed there and looked at it all day long.

After our long day of driving we treated ourselves to dinner at the "Old Salt" . We had a wonderful meal! I think I ate enough to last me a week. It was so good I just couldn't stop eating.  The atmosphere is as good as the food is too! We sat by the window and the snow was gently falling. It was just perfect!  Don't tell my husband he might get jealous that I had a "romantic" dinner without him!!

This weekend was just what I needed. I love winter but I think I was starting to get a little cabin fever. By going away it gave me a chance to miss being home. I think we all need a little break from our day to day routines.
Even though I felt a little guilty leaving my husband and baby behind it did me a world of good! I believe it makes me a better mom and wife when I am able to get away. I come back ready to face the world again! It feels so good to feel refreshed and full of energy again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,