Thursday, September 09, 2010

White picket fence

For the past several years I've dreamt of my future home. 

Some people dream of decorating their home, a new car they could drive or a better school system.   I dream of the perfect little exterior to my future home.

Actually, I don't remember my nighttime dreams.  I know I have them because every so often I catch a wisp of an idea of a dream, but for the last 20 years or so I've only remembered three or four dreams.

So I guess in this case when I say dreaming, I mean day dreaming.

I dream of the size of my future house.

The small size.

The front porch.

The beach style house, not on the beach.

I've never once dreamt of a white picket fence or blue shutters, but this little house is pretty darned close.

If the house had a little bit of retro charm or had a little bit larger porch it would be much closer to my vision.

Every time I see a little house my heart kind of skips a beat and I wonder, "Is this the one?!"

I look around and wonder if this is the street I will be living on some day.  I evaluate whether or not I like the trees or the bushes.  If the houses around my little beauty are homes I want to live near.

Then I wonder if it really matters. 
If maybe I'm not living in the moment, not enjoying the life I'm living today. 
Maybe I'm projecting too much fantasy into my surroundings.

When I was in Rome I kept seeing myself spending more time there. 
Did this interfere with the way I saw the city? 
I don't think so.

So maybe it is OK that whenever I see a small little house that I try to imagine myself living there.

Do you ever do that?

I just noticed that there is an addition on the back.  Darn.  This house just got booted off the small beach house list of mine.


Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Oh Miss Goatie!!! I am a SUCKER for all things white picket fence-ish!!!

This is an ADORABLE little place.

One of my MOSTEST favorite things in Costa Rica were the tiny gardens in front of so many of the homes - - - always behind a fence, usually an iron fence. I think you probably noted those houses in the pictures I posted and liked them too, no???

Kirby3131 said...

Oh Keetha - I loved those houses!! Of course I remember them. They had me dreaming, too!!


Debby said...

It's a very cute house. Daydreams are awesome and fun! We have bought a few homes and it seems like we often settle and don't get everything we dream of. I hope you find your perfect house someday. It's still a great time to buy!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I have a dream house in my mind, too. I love everything about my current house except the look on the outside; it's very pretty, just not my Southern dream home.