Sometimes Dreams Do Come True

For pretty much all of my adult life I have had a dream house.  I’m quite sure I’m not alone in this. My dream home has had many changing features, but a few things have remained pretty constant.  One of those dreams was to have a screen porch with a day bed.  A “sleeping porch”, like people used to have before air conditioning became commonplace.  Today I realized that dream.  It’s not in its final form, it requires more pillows and a nice quilt, but it’s functional and a great new addition to the screen porch.


Two out of two of my fuzzlings agree, the daybed makes an awesome addition to the screen porch! They took to it like ducks to water.

The daybed frame I found in a goodwill store for $40, missing the actual under-mattress frame parts.  The under-mattress frame part I bought new along with the mattress and boxspring (I have a mental block against using used mattresses).  Add a couple bug/waterproof mattress covers (and a full cover I’m going to make for night/bad weather/winter) and bingo, porch daybed.  Bonus is the old network extenders and extension cords are all hidden in a plastic bin beneath.

Like I said, this has been a long time dream.  Which means it was a long time in coming.  I realize that it may never have happened at all, if situations went differently.  If I didn’t find the house with the screen porch, if we couldn’t move, etc…etc…etc…  There’s other dreams I have too.  They may never happen either.  Or perhaps they will.  That doesn’t mean I should drop them, because I don’t seem to be able to make them happen.  It also doesn’t mean that I stress or get sad because they haven’t happened.  I enjoy the life I have right here and now.  If there’s an opportunity to make something I want happen, I will try to push it along.  When I make choices, I try to keep in mind those dreams, and do what will help bring those dreams to fruition.  And every once in a while, one of those may come true.


within 5 minutes of putting on the covers, the cat was sleeping on it. And spent most of the day on it. I think he’s found a new favorite spot.

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