Days go by

It has officially been one year.

One year of country living. One year of grocery stores being more than two miles away. One year of rubber barn boots being the shoe of choice over cute high heels.

One year of animals outnumbering people. One year of having more hay in my hair than gray hairs. One year of needing more than 45 minutes to do lawn upkeep. One year of jumpy spiders appearing out of nowhere and causing me to jump.

One year of learning the idiosyncrasies of a new home. One year of not quite understanding why the previous owner decided to put some switches in the middle of walls. One year of living with one bathroom less than the ideal number. One year of learning more about floor refinishing than I ever wanted to learn. One year of carpet that really should have been replaced before the movers brought the furniture. 

One year of boxes still packed. One year of photos still waiting to be hung because we can’t decide on the best place for them. One year of, “Now, where did we put that thingamajig? I know where it used to be in the old house…”

One year of missing old friends that we used to see all of the time. One year of missing the lake that we’d live at in the summer months. One year away from the school that challenged us. One year of driving more every day than some people do in a week.

One year of dinners on the screened porch. One year of giggles from girls chasing chickens/mules/dogs/butterflies. One year of eating berries picked fresh from the garden. One year of making new friends. One year of making a new family.

One year of remembering that, no matter where you go or what type of house you live in, you’re always at home when you’re surrounded by the people you love.

 

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About CountryBoyCityGirl

A city girl who fell in love with a country boy. Found bliss, along with large piles of mule droppings for her and two little girls to now try to avoid.
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