Monday, October 26, 2009

Dreams & Car Rides

Saturday we got out of "dodge" and drove out into the countryside. Hubby and I love going on a drive and the joe-boy puts up with us. We explored some areas we hadn't explored and saw some beautiful rangeland full of sage brush and cattle. But the best part of our drives is our conversations. These can range from what the hubster is studying in his classes, current politics and the idiocy of our govt to how we're doing with the Lord and where we'd like to live when we retire. The later came up yesterday and we had a great meeting of the minds.

Before Michael's accident we often dreamed of having 10 acres with sheep,



goats, chickens,



assorted exotic birds like emus and ostrich, an orchard, a vineyard,



a large garden



along with a huge shop, alternative energy sources and lots of do it yourself projects. A gentleman's farm if you will, making it as self sufficient as possible. But after Michael's vision loss we put those dreams aside.

Yeserday we resurrected them. Now that we're 6 years into our life with Michael's vision loss we have learned better what he can accomplish and what he can't and where I can be his eyes for him.




It's fun to dream. We aren't making any sure and fast plans at this point, but if and when an opportunity presents itself, you just may find us out in the country somewhere.

How 'bout you? Do you know where you want to be in 10-15 years? At retirement? I'd love to hear where your ideal place on the planet is.

3 comments:

Sherry C said...

My mom is asking me lately what are my plans for March break and I can't even commit to that.. 10 - 15 years who knows hopefully putting my kids thru university.. and if we have any money left after that we dream about upgrading our cottage.. to a log cabin like this http://www.colonialconcepts.com/ check out the photo gallery and dream away.

Trish said...

It's so nice to be able to dream again - I'm glad for you.

My hubby and I used to have good talks in the car; we may have to start taking drives!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

We love taking drives. We were able to do that this weekend. It was wonderful! Glad to know you guys are able to resurrect old dreams. I pray that one day you are able to meet them!