The Happyish Homestead

Monday, February 11, 2013

I Wish:

It wasn’t so cold….or that I was warmer.

I didn’t have two meals worth of dishes in my sink because I can’t seem to coordinate the dishwasher effectively.

Spencer wasn’t a bear when he woke up in the morning.

Chickens weren’t so messy.

Or kids cried so much.

The flowers Bryce bought me two weeks ago weren’t dying.

The gate that I ‘found’ in my neighbor’s yard looked better in front of my fireplace.

I didn’t have to go to the dentist this morning.

I was a more in tune parent and realized that taking the kids down the biggest hill first when we went sledding on Saturday wasn’t a great idea and that I had thought about that before Adeline cried for 45min about it.

Next week wasn’t the last episode of Downton Abbey.

I had more ambition and wasn’t so lazy.

I didn’t become annoyed at my children

or feel claustrophobic when all of them are wanting to help make dessert.

I had made crinkle lemon cookies well before last Thursday.  So good.

I didn’t have to cover for Meg after she mentioned someone was ‘big’ in the aisle at the grocery store.

Spencer didn’t cry for the thirty minutes it takes me to bag two weeks of groceries for a family of six and Adeline and Meg didn’t run around like a bunch of banshees all at the same time.

I didn’t feel so guilty for taking naps.

It wasn’t laundry day.

What do you wish?


Apparently cold February weather makes for a depressing post….


  1. I wish my body clock wasn't so screwed up so I could sleep at night and not be drowsy and irritable all day.

  2. I wish there was an Air Force base in Oregon... Or that I could fly commercial airlines for free.

  3. I wish my floor swept itself, that I had prepared this week's schoolwork Sunday night instead of watching Alias, that I had a super fast metabolism, my chicken would resume laying eggs, we could win some sort of backyard make-over, because just thinking about the work required is exhausting, I could go on and on.

  4. I wish we got to hang out together all day! (And I wish you won't read my blog because I stopped maintaining it years ago.)

  5. I wish that I had more money to spend on those "maybe I can make it last till next week items"

  6. This must be a magical blog post, because my chicken started laying again. Now for that self-sweeping floor......

  7. I wish little boys had better aim.

  8. I also wish like Rachel that we could win a backyard makeover. It's an Alberton's monopoly prize...

  9. I think your gate looks fine! I'm not going to list my wishes because my list would be longer than yours and a little bit depressing. So, here's to making wishes come true! Cheers!


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