I have no idea how I’ll attain the following goals. I don’t know where they’ll come from or how they’ll arrive, but I have two random desires that I think about a lot; and it’s time I put them out on the Interwebs (what my kids call it).
1. A Toyota 4Runner
Doesn’t have to be new. In fact, I like the looks of an older model, around ’95. Its manual gears (if they exist) remind me of my dad’s Toyota truck that I drove when I was a teenager. The 4Runner is an extension of who I am inside: adventurous.
I drive an old Toyota Corolla that my father-in-law gave us. [yawn]
Did I mention that we don’t have a budget to buy a new car?
2. Two dogs
Again, childhood draws me back to a time when dogs were as normal to have around as the dining room table. We never had to take them for walks because they just roamed around our acreage in the Santa Barbara hills.
(Things have changed at my parent’s home. Dogs can’t just roam around the hills because the hills are full of private homes now.)
I read this article this morning from Bark Magazine about a man transitioning to minimalist shoes and running with his aging dog. The photo on page two is precious. We love taking photos of our feet, but this one also has the foot of his partner (his faithful dog) in it. Very touching.
I LOVE DOGS. Love them.
So here’s the vision: Caity running down the street, two beautiful, mindful dogs in tow. All three of us are barefoot.
Every time I run to the beach I think of this. I should be running with my dogs.
Did I mention that we don’t have room for two dogs? That we have two cats? That my husband doesn’t want one dog, let alone two?
Alright Universe, do your thing.