Margaret will be in college and I always knew I would move back to MN then. I lived there for 18 years - all between the ages of 19 and 41, I have very good friends there. I have friends here, and I will miss them and visit.
I love winter, snow, slush, ice, blizzards, snow camping. I miss the seasons. I love Seattle but I miss the extremes of weather.
I want to have a place where I can hermit. I want to reduce stimulus as much as possible. A simple cabin on an acre of shore on a small lake. Not a motorboat lake, but a canoe lake.
One of my recreations is to look for lake cabins on the Internet. I've bookmarked a few realtors in the Mpls area who specialize in lakeshore property. It's mesmerizing to page through the pictures of cabins for sale. Next year at this time I will be caught up in buying one.
Sometimes I picture my cabin, always me looking in, standing in the snow. There is a fire in the fireplace. The windows spill gold light. I turn and see the frozen lake with my day's cross-country ski tracks shining right alongside Mika's footprints.