When the thoughts of what I need to get done overwhelms me, I start to dream a little bit. Maybe about staying at the Broadmoor for a couple of nights or heck I'd take the Omni Interlocken just a few miles from my house. I wish I had a regular babysitter to come entertain the girls while I painted trim, Mary Poppins I am ready for you. Quite often, I imagine just sitting by a pool, seeing the girls splash and play in the water while I drink an ice cold tea. While I'm off in la-la land I pretend like my parents live just ten minutes away and they would have the girls for the evening while J and I got work done here.
But the reality is we have to make do with what we have, which includes relying on ourselves to get it done (sometimes that reality is depressing). I will shamefully admit, some days have more television than I normally allow. A bit more, "later girls". More scrapes and cuts to get a job done I wish I could pay someone to do. No trips to the beach, a mountain cabin, or a Colorado resort hotel.
Summer 2010 will always be a memorable one. The summer where we worked hard to grab a piece of what we've been dreaming about for so many years. A home back in the city that lured us to Colorado 17 years ago. Best of all, the accomplishment of knowing we did it with our will and drive.
The beaches, the fruity drinks, Mary Poppins, they'll come some day right? Please say yes...