When I considered what to call this blog, I was indeed Livin' The Dream. For a number of years I dreamed of being away from New England in the winter; away from shoveling snow, driving on icy roads and freezing my butt off. I dreamed of spending the winter somewhere sunny and warm where I could be outside, getting some exercise, going to the beach, just chillin'. January, 2009 the dream became reality when we parked in Florida for the winter...hence the name of this blog.
"The Dream" is not the same for everyone. Some dream of more money, a bigger house, a nicer car, a faster boat. Others dream of a healthy child, a rewarding job, enough to eat. I realize that I live "The Dream" every day, one way or another. I live TD as I watch my children grow into mature, hard-working, compassionate adults. I live TD as my son becomes a husband and a father and I become a grandmother. I live TD as my daughter prepares to wed the man she loves and I become the "mother of the bride". I live TD as the man that loves me shares his home with me, cooks for me, works in the garden with me, sometimes dances with me, makes me laugh, shares his life with me. I live TD as I visit with old friends and make new ones.
For me, TD is doing things that I wanted to do before, but wasn't able to for one reason or another. It's sleeping in my own bed every night. It's sleeping until I wake up, around 8:00 am and laying there until I feel like getting out of bed. It's having a job that I enjoy and that makes me feel capable and competent. It's having a dog again. It's enjoying the holidays knowing that neither Bill or I will have to work or take vacation . It's getting the senior discount. It's spending the winter in Florida, where it's sunny and warm and I'm not freezing my butt off.
What's your dream?
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