|Let me tell you a little story as you look at some dreamy sleeping porches...|
|Photo via Decorology|
Numerous times when our older two children were young, we would take the six hour road trip to New Hampshire to visit my relatives. Because we went often, we had it down to a science. We would leave after dinner and within a couple of hours the kids would fall asleep, upon our arrival, we would carry them into the made up guest beds and enjoy a few cocktails. When we woke in the morning, we had the whole day ahead of us at their beautiful New Hampshire "pond" (aka: lake).
In the car, we would listen to Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion and be so drawn into his stories that time would just fade away. What provoked the memory of those road trips is something that he said, and it must have really struck a chord for me to remember it so many years later. He said there is a certain ruggedness about people that live in the parts of the country where there are such cold, harsh winters!
If you're asking yourselves, what does this have to do with sleeping porches? or your assuming we slept on a porch- nope! Todays post is about the feeling that sleeping porches evoke! We have survived a cold, harsh winter and the weather has been so beautiful this week, it just made me think of Garrison Keillor and what he said about us so called rugged individuals. This past winter I can't tell you how many times I heard my friends and family exclaim, "Why do we even live here"!?
I equate why I live here with a long run. Most times it's not the run that motivates me but rather the feeling that I'm going to have when I'm done. I'm addicted to that feeling. As I was walking around outside this week, I had such an overwhelming feeling of awe at Spring, and new life and a feeling of starting over and being rejuvenated. Personally, I don't want to give up that once a year feeling.
I would love to have a sleeping porch. I want to soak up as much of this beautiful weather as possible and I don't want to let it go at night. How awesome would it be to call it a night in one of these sleeping porches or wake up in one?! ...or how about a catnap on the weekend!
...or just lounging and reading a good book!
Maybe it's just a less rugged way of camping right at your house :)
The truth of the matter is, there isn't a place in the country that doesn't deal with some type of adverse weather and it's just a matter of time before everyone around here starts complaining about the heat...and the humidity...and the bugs!
...but I'm just going to dream about my future sleeping porch. I'd like to screen in our back deck that over looks not a lake but a pool, my own little haven where:
The women are strong,
The men are good looking,
and the children are all above average!