Monday, July 14, 2008

When I Grow Up

I got a little "homework" last night from my good blogging friend, Norrbu. I am to write about what I want to do when "I grow up".

When I grow up, I want to be able to travel Europe, particularly the countries of Italy, Greece, Germany, Sweden and Spain. I also want to travel to some of the Asian countries of Korea, Japan, and Thailand. And while I am on the subject, New Zealand and Canada are on the list as well. What shall I do while traveling? Well, I want to learn about the food and cultures. Maybe not go as hard core as Anthony Bourdain, but close to it.

When I grow up, I want to have a nice vegetable and flower garden. One thing I remembered as a child were the beautiful flower gardens my grandfather had every year. The vegetable garden was one to remember, as it was usually half an acre. He would have fresh Ohio sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, snap beans, peppers of all kinds, peas, potatoes, all squashes, cantaloupe, and the list goes on and on. When my grandfather died, I knew I wanted to continue what he had done all of his life.

When I grow up, I want to be happy. I want there to be a good roof over my head, my family healthy and safe, my friends full of life.

I can't wait to grow up.


norrbu said...

good job - and thanks. look into nepal, india, bhutan for your travels.

Anonymous said...

Hi Abbagirl..I share your idea of travelling, but to come back to the countries you want to travel, interesting, it was last Friday when I had a chat with a guy who used to travel a lot and he said that Sweden is a boring country and boring people living there..when I asked him why he says that, he just replied because they are boring people! ;) well, I wouldn't know, as I haven't been there...well done for doing your homework!

Chelf said...

You have a lot of that list now, don't you? Friends, full of life. House. Family. Love. Well on your way to growing up. Just don't let yourself grow old before your time.

Be ALIVE as long as you live, and you will be fine!

Travel is the big thing on my list, too.

Cheryl said...

Great assignment. I've not thought much about what I want to do when I grow up.

Portia said...

Lots of luck in seeing your dreams come true:)

David Kim said...

I never want to grow up!

I want to be young and play all the time.

austere said...

Loved the description of the vegetable garden. So much of the earth, so connected to it.

Quite a bit of cooking with a flourish happening too. :)

Come to India.Sikkim. The Himalayas. Ladakh.

Bestest with your dreams.