|Found here: http://www.despair.com/wishes.html|
Or this one: "MISFORTUNE: While good fortune often eludes you, this kind never misses."
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Or this one: "CHANGE: When the winds of change blow hard enough, the most trivial of things can turn into deadly projectiles."
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Or this one: "BITTERNESS: Never be afraid to share your dreams with the world, because there's nothing the world loves more than the taste of really sweet dreams."
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And, of course, I can't forget that the journey of a thousand miles ended very, very badly last time:
|Found here: http://www.despair.com/ambition.html|
But despite all of that, I can't help dreaming about what it would be like to live in the perfect house.
At this point in my life, my perfect house would:
· be out in the country! An acre or two for the children to
burn some energy doing yard work run and play! A large, grassy, fenced-in backyard for the dog to run around in, with a couple shade trees! The ability to throw a ball without hitting a neighbor! Not worrying that the neighbors are going to think my kids are peeping T0ms when they are trying to use their binoculars! Also, an apple tree or two would be very helpful since EVERY CHILD will eat apples! And a basketball hoop and swing set! Of course, the country would need to have high speed internet access and be on the route for UPS.
· be BIG! Perhaps even over 3,000 square feet!
· have energy efficient windows with that safety feature that allows you to have the window open a couple inches without being opened any further, so we could leave the windows open on nice nights!
· have an energy-efficient heating and cooling system and ceiling fans to help with the hot weather!
· have a basement large enough to store things and allow the children to ride scooters or whatever when the weather is bad and contain all of the toys all the time! There would also be a half bathroom down there so the children would not have to run upstairs to use the p0tty!
· have a small room on the main floor, just inside the front door, big enough for a bookcase, couch, and the piano.
· have a large, open kitchen and family room. (I think each of these rooms need their own dot.)
· have a kitchen with a large/industrial convection oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher! And lots of smooth counter space with NO GROUT! And lots of cabinet space! And a window or two for sunshine! And a large, easy to access pantry! And a space big enough to fit the table!
· have a family room large enough to hold both of our 8-foot long bookcases! And have additional BUILT IN bookcases! And have cabinets or shelves for me to use for all of our many school supplies!
· have a half bathroom on the main floor!
· have a laundry room with a sink and cabinets!
· have a mudroom large enough to organize the many coats, boots, mittens, hats, backpacks, etc.!
· have a small
soundproofed lockable room with internet access on the main floor that I could use to store my yarn CDP supplies, yarn scrapbooking stuff, yarn sewing cabinet, and yarn.
*have a guest room!
· have *6* bedrooms upstairs! A bedroom for each of the children, just big enough for a bed, dresser, and 2 square by 4 square IKEA organizer thing! And a closet, WITH SHELVES, large enough to hold the boxes of clothes for the children to grow into!
· have two full bathrooms upstairs!
· be no more than 30 minutes away from WPAFB, Area B!
It’s a delicious dream, don’t you think?
It's too bad that dreams don't actually come true! Have I forgotten anything since I am so
unused to dreaming? What is YOUR most delicious dream at the moment?
There have been some great suggestions in the comments =)!
While I was shivering in the shower this morning, I remember a couple more things I want in my dream house!
- Heat lamps in the bathrooms that have tubs or showers. My MIL has one in one of her bathrooms and it is HEAVENLY to get out of the shower and be under a warm light!
- One bathroom, for the boys to use, that is covered floor to ceiling in some sort of solid, washable material. Not tile, because GROUT, but something like that. And a drain in the middle of the room, so that the toilet, which would be conveniently located next to a shower with one of those removable shower head sprayer things, could be hosed down. REGULARLY.