When I first started blogging I wrote about how I wanted to live in Mayberry. I’ve always wanted to live in a small town, it seems like it would be so laid back and care free. But the more I think about it, it doesn’t seem possible. First of all, how could I possibly move somewhere like that? I would need the funds to be able to move somewhere and buy my cozy little white house with the picket fence. This is not going to happen anytime in the near future. I have to work and My Better Half has to work. What kind of jobs are there in these small towns out in the middle of nowhere? Second, how could I move away from my parents, children and grandchildren? I just can’t see myself being able to do that.
But if I could…Let’s just say I get lucky; my ship comes in; hit the mother lode; win the jackpot; if you will and I am able to live my dream life with my family around me; is it really still my dream life? I think back to when my children were small and the few years before I had to work. I enjoyed gardening, and making crafts and homemade bread and canning apple butter. I cooked, from scratch, breakfast, lunch and dinner. My home was always spotless and organized. Do I really want to do that now? Am I still that person?
The answer is no. I like ordering dinner instead of making it all the time. I like using my microwave for quick meals. I love using a Swiffer on my floor instead of having a floor you could eat off of. I don’t need to make homemade craft items to give in cute baskets for gifts. I’m fine with gift cards and shopping on-line.
I think, maybe instead, I’d like to be a Jetson. Do you remember the The Jetsons cartoon? It aired in the early 1960’s and then again in the mid 1980’s. Well that’s where I think I’d like to be. George Jetson only worked three hours a day 3 days a week. His wife, Jane, had a robot maid named Rosie, who took care of all the household chores. A maid…that you don’t have to pay, just recharge her batteries, works for me. When you wanted dinner, you just pressed a button and instant meal.
Take a look and see what I’m talking about…
I know that was quite long, but if you want the rest, here it is.
What would you prefer? A life of remember when or the wave of the future?
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