A Haven for Vee

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just Yesterday

Just yesterday morning, I made a date with him for lunch. (I still don't know if he noticed the front door.)

Just last week, the ice was in.

Just last week, the daffodils were only buds.

Just yesterday, we dreamed about having a little cottage on the pond and living there year round.

Just yesterday, it was fun to dream...

Do you have a little dream you'd like to share? I'd love to hear it!


  1. We have so many dreams it is hard to narrow them down...but the longest lasting dream is to have a vacation home on St. Simons Island in Georgia. It is just a dream....likely to stay a dream....but it is fun to dream.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. My current dream and often waking me up at night. .is to see the Mennonite Girls Can Cook book sold in retail stores across the US and Canada. If someone picked up the book and held it in their hand they might buy it and another child would have a chance.

  3. I do. I would like to live in the country before I leave this world. I've always thought it would be nice to hear nature and quiet as opposed to hearing town sounds constantly. I like that pond idea!

  4. My dream is to travel to England, Ireland and Scotland. I would love to see that part of the world. :)


  5. I love this reflection, Vee. Time does fly by. Yes, I have a dream - one of many and soon I'll be experiencing a month in Italy with my daughter. She studied there in 2004 and we were booked to go back in 2006 when my father in law passed away and we canceled our trip at the last minute. Finally, we're going back to Italy together!

  6. Oh yes I'm a dreamer, I dream about all the places that I've yet to see. I'd love to go to Great Britain for one.

  7. For many years I've wanted to live in the woods with the sounds of birds and gently running water. I've admired Richard Proenneke who, at the age of 50, moved to Alaska and lived in solitude for more than 30 years. I've dreamed of the perfect garden and living somewhat self-sufficient. -- I wonder how long I would like it if I didn't have my creature comforts! Dick Proenneke didn't marry and didn't have a dog because - - they're included in my dream. I think Tasha Tudor's lifestyle (with dogs)would also fit into my dream, but I like my husband and he would have to come along.

  8. My dreams usually include traveling to places I have not yet been...and seeing things I have not yet seen. Why...the East coast of USA must be an interesting place! Or RV'ing down the Baja Peninsula. It's fun to dream...but home is where the heart is...and I like it there the best.

  9. I love to dream of places to travel. There's so much of the world to see and experience. And, like most, I have private dreams that I can't share, dreams for my children that are always in my prayers.

  10. I have been dreaming lately...maybe it just my season of life, but a little small house on some land sure sound great...a garden and place for the boys to ride dirt bikes and get muddy. For now it is the close living of the city life right off the highway and a full calendar...but a girl can dream.
    I like your dreams

  11. I have so many dreams right now, and sowly they are coming true. I've always wanted my famiy to be together and that may happen in a few years. I look forward to big things ahead for my daughter, my husband's retirement, maybe a little more travel to unexpected places.

    It is the everyday moments that make up our lives but dreams give us something new to hope for.

  12. That photo of John with the wreath behind him is too cute. Men definitely don't seem to notice as much as we gals do, but I hope he doesn't miss out on the new wreath as it's so cute. (turn around, John :).
    I am starting to dream about grandchildren. I'd love to have some, but I'd like my boys to be married and settled first. So, I guess I have to be patient with this dream. I just hope they don't take too long or I'll be too feeble to enjoy them. :).

  13. I'm glad spring has finally arrived for you.
    I think I'm living my dream right now. : )

  14. A dream or desire I have is to visit Maine, the New England States. I've only been back there once, several years ago when we were involved in a conference and we didn't get to see much of the country side.

    Yes! I think a yellow chair would look lovely in your house with your yellow front door! You are the kind, the cheery, welcoming, radiant kind of person to own one! Love ya Vee!

  15. For years, in fact, since my teen years, I dreamed of living beside the sea. Somehow, through hard work, luck, and finding a husband who also shared that dream, we made it happen. So yes, I do have a dream and it was realized 16 years ago...I live beside the sea five months a year. I love every moment. I treasure every moment. I am grateful and humble every moment.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    P.S. LOVE the door, which is the exact color of our doors in Maine!

  16. Precious little dream, you had. A cottage on a pond. How can anyone top it? :-)


  17. Just seeing John make me happy..what a sweetie! I'd like to live to live in your dream..wanna share? I'd love to live by a pond..in a cottage and be your neighbor.. :-)

  18. Vee,

    I live the "cottage by the lake" dream for 5 months in the summer. It is everything you could hope for. Nothing to do but listen to the loons, read, blog and just relax.


  19. Hi Vee!

    Yes it's snaggable to my knowledge... I got it off a free image website long ago.

    Besides living my dream on Golden Pond right now with Wes... the next would be to go to Paris France and stay at a posh hotel with money no object. So I'll be happy on Golden Pond!!

    Big hugs, Sherry

    Love your yellow door!

  20. I dream of living in a little cottage in the country. Near a pond would be great too!

  21. I have a dream of opening a booth at an antique mall....

  22. Vee,
    I don't know. I think I am blessed with an amazing life and am very grateful for it.
    Your John sounds like mine. He has looked at blog pictures and not recognized them as being somewhere in his own home/yard, too. Or I will decorate for a holiday, and he may not notice that either....so I enjoy it for both of us!

  23. My dream...I'm in the process of creating new ones...and am not sure what they are yet. I think it is a part of the process of adjusting to a newly emptied nest.

  24. Enjoyed your dream Vee, beautiful photos. I have been to tired to dream lately, lol So I will enjoy yours, I am so glad that you are finally getting spring weather.
    As always such a joy to visit.

  25. Loved your dreams :) I couldn't ask for anything more - I have my husband, family, good friends and my health - that's all I could ever ask for.

  26. Hi Vee,

    I dream of converting my family room into an art studio where I can have workshops. Especially for people who need to lose themselves in something creative. I have a little art room upstairs but I don't get to spend as much time there, because it seems so far from the hustle and bustle of everything going on at home.

    It's so nice to have dreams. Even if they might never come to pass, I love the process of dreaming.

    I have often thought about having a cottage on the lake here. We have an adorable community on the lake. It's just a walk down the hill, but it would be nice to be there all year round too.

    Have a lovely evening.


  27. I did get my wreath made and will soon show it. That picture of John and the wreath is priceless. Tom did not notice mine til it fell off the glass. Our front door is glass and the stick on did not hold. Our daughter loved the idea.

  28. Ohhh, I love your dream :)

    A little old house, at least 100 years old. Transoms, beadboard, wood floors, clawfoot tub, new plumbing and electrical ;)

    Did you buy a cottage? Please say yes!

  29. Men are amazing... the things they notice and DON'T notice...cute picture of John with the yellow door in the background.

    My dream ......to have Alzheimer's go away.

  30. Dolores, yours is the best dream of all. May it be so one day soon.

    Lovella, yours is a very special dream, too. It's all up to Him!

    No, we did not buy a cottage nor are we likely to. It's just a dream thing.

    Loved reading about your dreams so much. Thank you for sharing them. Penny, I was surprised by yours. I was thinking you'd say a cottage on the lake.

  31. My husband and I had a dream of a cottage by a lake and in 1981 we realized that with a lovely Victorian cottage (built in 1879) beside Lake Chautauqua. I still have it and share it with children and grandchildren and miss Paul so much there where so much of his work is visible and so many memories are. Because he was a professor and didn't chose to work in the summer, our family lived there three months a year until 2005. It was an enchanted time and place. Still is.


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