IN MY DREAMS
I have a confession to make:
I tried hard to make this week’s Documented Life prompt, week 50 if you’re keeping track, about a dream vacation at the beach, I cut out pictures, made a background and arranged everything just so. Except……
My dream vacation isn’t the beach – before I go any further, I need to make this clear – I love the beach, I do, but being the hardcore homebody I am, I confess that my dream vacation is being home, with my family, my pets, my bed and my spot on the couch, the spot where the cushions fit me perfectly and the lamp is perfect for knitting or writing or reading or a conversation with Mr. Iknead. I figured this out when I was putting together a packing list for my dream vacation and noticed that I could put my hand on everything I listed from my spot on the couch — books, knitting, paper, pens and family.
So, that’s my confession. I’m owning it. Most days, I’m living my dream vacation. The only tan I have is the one I get from being outside in my yard, playing with grandchildren or pets, or piddling around my patio and plants. I don’t have a ton of vacation pictures to share, unless you count the ones I take of knitting projects, funny family, art projects and those odd ones you get when you accidently hit the button on my iPhone, I do have a ton of those.
I know this sounds sickly sweet and too good to be true, but it is. True, some days are better than others and I’m happy to see some days disappear from my life’s rear view mirror, but I’m a radical optimist and believe every day holds something good. Sometimes you have to look a little harder to find it, but it’s there, every. single. day.
I am lucky. I am blessed. This is my dream vacation.
HEY!!!! Wanna see some vacation pics??????
The latest photo of my ridiculously precious newest grand, the Elf and her equally precious mommy.
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. James Thurber