Thursday, January 1, 2009

Nothing Happens Unless First A Dream

Nothing happens unless first a dream. Carl Sandburg said that. Interesting man. His quote is a fitting motto for my new life. My husband and I have just built a home on 10 acres of land in the country. My parents have built on an adjoining 2 acres. We are all still in the process of settling in. I retired from teaching in June 2006, but the move to this home feels like the real start of my new life.

I have been dreaming of all the things I want to do. This blog is an integral part of those dreams. I have planned to start a blog for some time. I put it off, thinking I needed to do a bit more research on blogs. Which software would be best? How should my page look? Maybe I need to make a fabulous title bar before I actually start. The list goes on. I could have postponed starting the blog forever waiting for everything to be just right.

Forget perfect. I'm ready to make things happen. I'll continue to dream and as I dream, I will put the dreams that feel right into action - even if I don't have the all the details perfectly worked out.

OK. That's all the seriousness I can stand. This is New Year's Day. It's chilly and a bit windy, but beautiful outside. Let's take a walk around our new place.

This is Buddy. He's part of our welcoming committee. He loves to take walks.

Here's the front of our house. As you can see, there's lots more to do with landscaping.

We have a fairly long driveway.

This is the back of the house. We have a bank of huge windows on the main floor and upstairs in my loft. It's a passive solar house. On sunny days in the winter, it stays toasty warm without the heat having to come on much at all.

Here's my hubby's barn. Actually, it's a workshop. We don't have livestock. You can see our small pond just beyond the barn.

I'm getting tickled. I'm writing this blog as if I have a ton of avid readers. Right now my readership is exactly one. Me. Oh well. Like they said in Field of Dreams... Build it and they will come.

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