Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dream On

by Leann

I have been fortunate to spend the last week on the lake where we hope to build our retirement home. I have never been here in the fall, never visited our good friends' beautiful new home--which is only a thirty second boat ride from our property. If I thought I wanted to get here as quickly as possible before, I am now even more convinced that this place will be my small slice of heaven.

Thought I would first share the dawn--what I will see when I wake up every morning.


The leaves are changing here right now--something I have sorely missed living in subtropical Houston, Texas. The palette is amazing--every shade of red, yellow and orange you can imagine. But I keep returning to the lake view I will have while I sit and write. I must share the few pictures I have taken.




Can you see why I am so anxious to start building on land we've owned for 7 years? And would someone please talk to my husband and tell him to QUIT PROCRASTINATING!!! :-)

10 comments:

Linda McDonald said...

I'll be the first: To your husband....QUIT PROCRASTINATING!
It is a beautiful place. I can totally see why you'd want to spend a lot of time there.

Aurian said...

Mr S: Quit Procrastinating, or else Mrs S will go by herself!

What a beautiful place, I hope you will be writing lots of great books there. But if he doesn't get started, why don't you just flood him with plans every day? He has to know how much you want to get started. Check out builders, and materials, and what ever, and just tell him to pick.

Dru said...

Mr. S., start building your retirement home NOW!

Simply beautiful!

Barbara said...

No wonder you're so anxious to live on this lake. So beautiful!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

HEY HUSBAND! LISTEN UP! QUIT PROSCRASTINATING! Your dear wife would like her cottage please. And, boy, can I see why. It's just lovely.

Carol S said...

Aurian is correct; start your plans without him. What man can resist jumping in later and letting you know how it should be done!
Having lived in Houston years ago, Christmas lights on palm trees do not ring in a true holiday spirit.

Maggie Sefton said...

Leann--that is a gorgeous place! You have to get there asap! Mr. S---what in the world are you waiting for? Days and years and passing that you could be living there and enjoying it. Grab that chance and go for it!

LORNA BARRETT (aka Lorraine Bartlett) said...

My Dad was forced out of his job at 57. He had 26 years of blissful retirement before he passed away. Did he regret losing that job? Maybe at first. But 26 years of retirement? Priceless.

How many men on their dead beds say, "Gee, I wish I'd worked a couple more years"?

Rita B said...

Have to agree with Lorraine....why wait?? Retirement is great and why wait till you are too old to enjoy it?? Remember that with "age" comes some wonderful things. but the flipside is not so cool. Illness, mental and physical, aches and pains, inablility to do the things you love to do, get the picture??? Start now so you 2 can enjoy the home, the view, the water, and each other!!

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks everyone. I just hope the fun he had while we were there will linger and translate into action. I'll print these pictures and tape them to the bathroom mirror so he has to look at them every day!