For the next part of the book, I was supposed to imagine my dream house - every room! I'm such a planner and a detail person, so thinking all the way through my dream house will take weeks and weeks. Maybe months and years. Gah. I finally compromised my thinking about what kinds of things I would love to have going on in my dream house.
I want a five-butt kitchen where lots of people can work at the same time and not be in each other's way. I also want a sitting area/family room/great room adjacent to the kitchen so I can be part of things happening/watch the kids/sit and visit with Trent while he makes breakfast.
I really want a large dining area, where we all can eat dinner together. Enough room to set up extra tables for a big dinner party would also be nice. Maybe the dining area should be part of the kitchen/great room?
I want a large family room, where we have seats for the whole family to hang out or watch a movie or say family prayer. That's an important part of our lives - just being together.
That's the main wish list. On the periphery is a deep porch for sitting, flower and vegetable and herb gardens, a big wooded lot for the kids to make their own play, gobs of parking for my husband and his vehicles, and a soaking tub. It would also be nice to have some elbow space from the neighbors, and to be able to live at a little slower speed.
I can spend the next week dreaming about this. Happily.