|Our sad little patio|
But this is our patio. It's... well...at least it's a patio, and I'm thankful that we have some sort of outdoor space (and being on the ground floor is a definite plus with a dog!). But it's so small, and the furniture we have out there is fine for a quick meal but not comfy to relax on. It's also not at all private - it's right by the parking lot and there are always a bazillion people walking by (or in today's case, a big noisy truck and workmen). Not exactly the outdoor retreat I was craving today.
We ended up taking a little walk to the dog park just to get outside a bit, even though lounging outside sounded a lot better than walking.
Even after we got back, I just kept thinking about how amazing it would be to have a nice outdoor space... like a REALLY nice outdoor space... like one of these...
Ok - stopping myself there. I could look at outdoor spaces all day - firepits and outdoor chimneys, pools and hot tubs, built-in barbecues ..ahhhh, so nice! Once we move into our house, I realize it'll be a long time before we have much going on in the backyard - but we will have a yard, and I can put a comfy chair in it, and I won't be disturbed by people on the sidewalk 10 feet away - and that is plenty for me to look forward to!