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.