Friday, July 30, 2010


And so I ask you to please name five things you like about where you are living now... and as your bonus - 1 thing you don't like.

1. I love that our backyard abuts the meadow where there will be no
buildings of any kind. We can watch the storm clouds roll in from the
west and see the beautiful colors of the sunsets, as well as the meadow
magically light up on summer nights with the twinkling glow of fireflies.
We enjoy the red-winged blackbirds, meadowlarks, swallows, bluebirds, the
groundhog that lives in the meadow, the toads and the butterflies.

2. I like that is is a quiet neighborhood where most get along with one
another and to watch the kids out playing.

3. I like that we are just 50 minutes away from the city on the North
Coast and the airport, art museum, and Trader Joe's.

4. I like that the greys, my boys, have a decent backyard in which to
run a lap or two.

5. I like my garden with tomatoes and herbs and my perenial flower bed in
the front where something is always green or blooming, except in
winter when snow covers everything. But the inkberry stays green! I
also like that the perenial flower bed is a profusion of color through
fall and unlike the other neighbors boring, variation-on-the-same-
theme bushes and shrubs that are near maintenance free.

BONUS: I don't like that it isn't a one level house and that it's so far
from my sister! Oh, and it could have a bigger laundry room - we
had to shoe horn in the washer and dryer, and a bit bigger great
room. A kitchen with an island and double ovens would be fantastic,
but I am happy with what we have.
Oh, did I mention - no real pizza, still missing Gino's East and
Eduardo's stuffed spinach pizza.
And there could be more culinary variety - like a good Greek
restaurant, and not just Mexican, (not a fan) and bland Amish cookin'.


faith hope cherrytea said...

thx for sharing! i love the expanse of a neighbouring meadow - room to stretch the eyes and feed the spirit - and yours seem to have a lot of beauty to enjoy !
as always, we make our plans - God decides the outcome -
be comforted and encouraged..

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Birds and fireflies add so much to life. How nice to have a big backyard to enjoy them!