March 15, 2005

I'm spending a lot of time right now dreaming about things I'd like to be doing more than the things I am doing now. Spending time in my garden. Leisurely Sundays with the Leckmans in my backyard that start at 4pm with a limey minty beverage and culminate in a movie. Teaching friends to play 42. Long urban hikes around my city. A getaway to Mendocino. To DC to see James. To NYC to see Katie, Kira, Jen, Lauren. A road trip to Yosemite. Paris and Barcelona planning for October. Planting herbs so they'll explode this summer and take over the planter bed. Watching Nathan grow up, and smiling at him the whole time. Finding the Japanese maple of my dreams for the front. Leisurely dinner parties, ending with a walk to the top of Bernal Hill to look at the stars, maybe with an ice cream from Maggie Mudds to keep us invigorated. A new deck. Lots of yoga. Sitting in the light breeze with the newly budded birch leaves rustling around us - a bottle of wine, knitting, and girltalk. Hiking in Pt. Reyes and Muir Woods. Having the craftygeeks over for a bath-bomb making lesson. The Exploratorium with the Carlson-clan. Early mornings at the Ferry Plaza Market, alone with my journal and a glass of champagne and oysters and caviar. Making AJ laugh and laugh and giggle. Watching her learn to crawl. Learning to do some very basic jewelry findings and beading. Sitting in the dusk on my deck with a good book, music piping out the kitchen softly. Making coffee with Aimee. Dancing to exhaustion. Finding the perfect shoes. A long evening in the bath with candles and book and yummy scents.

What are you dreaming of?

Posted by shock at March 15, 2005 07:37 AM

* good health
* energy
* family vacations
* at least a year off from work, to just be a mom
* time to do needlepoint, sewing projects (finish curtains, sew sofa cover, cover bookshelf ends)
* job security
* a reliable renter for our extra unit
* garage sales that will empty out our apartment/garage
* time/space/energy to entertain
* morning movies with the baby (see the no work thing)
* date nights/trips for real alone-time with the hub

Posted by: beca on March 15, 2005 8:11 AM

Late May weather with its bright sunny days and cooler evenings; hiking further up Mt. Shasta till my legs ache and the view at the top takes my breath away; sitting on my favorite Santa Cruz beach just before sunset, journal in hand (and my camera in the other); leaving the corporate world FOREVER and becoming a farmer.

Posted by: carolann on March 15, 2005 8:25 AM

meriko, I hope you know it would make me SO happy to have you visit us here in NYC! :)

I'm dreaming about heirloom tomatoes, still warm from the sun... playing hooky from work with my sweetie on the first nice day of the spring... sticking my bare toes in wet beach sand... finally throwing that big party at our apartment for our friends... trying on that red cheongsam that I've had my eyes on forever... hugging my grandma for the first time since 2002, and introducing her to Michael... seeing London and Paris... smiles and making happy memories.

Posted by: jenblossom on March 15, 2005 1:53 PM

Lately I'm dreaming about S. finding a permanent job in San Francisco so we can finally stay in SF and turn the house into our home. I want to paint the walls and add furniture and make the bed the most luxurious nest ever. It's been fun traveling around, but I could use a break.

Posted by: Kathryn on March 18, 2005 9:00 AM
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