Seven Wants

Against my better judgement, I’m going to do this week’s blog post prompt, chiming in with the crazy chicks from Write, Eat, Post, Bathe – my sort-of, so-called writer’s group. I think we’re really all just Friends With Words. We all like to write.

Anyway, this is against my better judgement because I have been home sick all day. Bad cold. Stuff head, can’t breathe, lots of sneezing, watery eyes, etc. I am not alone in my suffering, such as it is; my eldest daughter has the same issues, although hers seem worse than mine. We have each claimed a spot in the living room, surrounded by used Kleenex, underneath heavy quilts, Dayquil and Mucinex tightly gripped in our fists. Hot tea occasionally and some great soup cooked and delivered by a kind and generous friend.

And we watched an entire season of Breaking Bad. I think. I stopped counting after six episodes.

So what do I want? What are my seven wants? I’m not sure that my current condition won’t adversely affect my perspective, but I’ll take a stab at it anyway. Keep in mind that I am medicated.

1. I want the long-awaited planned remodeling project on this house to begin. Although we are managing well with the fridge in the dining room, all six of us squeezing into a postage-stamp-sized bathroom and NOT ENOUGH COUNTER SPACE IN THE KITCHEN, I just wish we could see some progress and have some hope.

2. I want a grand piano for our church.

3. I want 2012 to see all three of my daughters happily studying at institutions of higher education.

4. I don’t want to think about living in a house without my girls. Not quite ready for the emptying of the nest to that degree.

5. I want to figure out a way to reconcile the obvious paradox of what I want in #3 and #4.

6. I want to lose 20 pounds. And then 20 more.

7. I want to see Jesus.

4 thoughts on “Seven Wants

  1. Perfect….. I think you made complete sense…. despite your feeling poorly. And when I read your last line, I said “Amen.” Right there with you.
    You have my sympathy on the kitchen… scary.
    Great list Beth.


  2. I was surprised to see the piano bumped down to number two. I'm still counting on the lottery to remedy that one. I'll let you know as soon as it pays off. You may be able to finance the piano by producing a reality show that centers around the activity in that bathroom (not all of the activity of course).


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