Friday, March 16, 2018

A's to Q's terpsichore edition

The lovely Terpsichore asked, if you could look to the future, what would you hope to see happening in your life five years in the future?

Great question. Very timely question for me at this point in my life.  As I've thought on this question, I realized that to truly answer it, a little back story is needed.

Almost 2 decades ago Musicman and I bought our first home. Our kids were young. The house we picked, and ultimately bought, was a house ideal for raising a family in, for making a home. So that's what we did.

It had a huge, old pool. We were young, we could rehab it, make a wonderfully private sanctuary.  Despite the fact that we live in a city, our pool was situated in a way that made it totally private .  We did that.

The first thing Musicman did was put locks on the  gate, on both sides. We bought a swing that laid down flat.  Yep, I  had a swinging bed next to my pool.

We spent many nights out by, and in that pool, on that swing, and plenty of afternoons.  So many wonderful memories, both family time, and adult. 😆

We spent so much time sitting on that swing, talking about our future.  This house, was never meant to be our forever home. It was where we were gonna raise our kids, then move on. That was the plan. That was always the plan, in detail, sitting on that swing.

Let's just say, life didn't go as planned.

We wore out 2 swings. A pool wall caved in last year. It hadn't been being used anyway, despite the houseful of people living here at the time. I haven't gone back to the pool area in a few years. I know it's dilapidated and overgrown.

So, I guess the actual answer to Terpsichore's question is.

I  don't  know  .

I had a plan, but life didn't go as planned.












10 comments:

  1. Hi Faerie, what a wonderful picture you paint. Sounds like an idyllic environment to raise children in.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thank you Roz. That environment was one of the reasons we picked this house, it was perfect for raising our kids.

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  2. Hi Faerie, Pity you can't restore you pool and have many more happy times there.
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. The pool is so old we'd have to special order parts. And pools are a lot of work. I'd much rather use the space for a private garden. Just don't know with my current physical issues how much I'll be able to do. Doesn't mean I won't try though, lol.

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  3. I don't like when plans don't work out. I realize that when that happens new plans have to be made. But that's hard. Maybe fill in the pool and get a new swing. But mostly I hope you can get with musicman and talk about the next plan.

    The new blog look is lovely.

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    1. The pool is not salvageable and is a lot of upkeep. Gonna work on removing it and turning the area into a garden. As for making any other plans, that's kinda on hold until I can get stuff related to my current physical issues worked out. That's gonna take a while.I'm glad you like the new look, since I was gone for a while I figured it could use some sprucing up.

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  4. We have plans...and then sometimes life happens and the plans become..I wish. Maybe it is a push for a new plan, one you some day look back on and smile. hugs abby

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    1. That's exactly what I tell myself when I'm having a really bad day. Certainly hope it becomes true someday .

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  5. Thank-you for answering my question (and for calling me "lovely") :-)
    I am sorry that your plans did not go as you had once hoped. Disappointing and frustrating and scary that can be. But when you can see beyond that I hope you are able to make new plans in which you can find happiness. Sounds like a perfect home for your children to grow up in. Much love and hugs

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    1. Your very welcome, you are a lovely and uplifting person. We are definitely going through all those emotions and staying positive that everything will work out is a challenge I face every day. But as worn down and exhausted as I sometimes feel, I'm still trying.

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