Well I thought it was about time to write another blog. My life has changed drastically in the last six plus months. First, I got married to the most amazing, wonderful guy in the world. Second, I settled into our house and my new job. Lastly, I had to figure out life outside the big city. Or at least I thought that was the last big thing when I started this blog.
Luckily, I had moved up to the area about a month before the wedding so I was use to my surroundings, but still, this was different. I was no longer visiting or staying with a friend. I lived here. I am married. I have to be an adult.
There would be no more, I don’t want to cook dinner, I’ll just have a spoon of peanut butter and a glass of milk. I have to think about my husband, another human being. If I wanted to go patio sit instead of doing laundry, I could do that. But my husband needs clean clothes. It all changes when you have some one you
have to, get to take care of.
My country life revolves around working 5 and a half days a week at our mom and pop auto parts store and shop and cows. Yes, this girl who heart use to race at the thought of NYC has cows. We have a total of 23 cows and 1 calf we bottle feed twice a day. He is quite precious though. You should see him come running when we have that bottle in our hands.
Then next year, I plan to have a little garden. We have it all covered with mulch now and I bought a farmers almanac in order to plant things in the right season.
However, that is not all this city girl gets to plan on for next year. Chief and I are going to have a baby, due the end of February. We are thrilled and can’t wait to welcome in this little one into our family. Now, because we live about an hour and half away from a major city, guess what? This city girl gets to have a Dr and the hospital an hour and a half drive for appointments and you guessed it LABOR. Don’t forget either, that it snows in February here, so we might even get to deal with some dicey or icey situations.
But there are definitely things I love about the country. I love that fact that I can see for miles and catch the most beautiful sunsets. I love the fact that traffic is a something that you only get when the oil field takes about 3 semi-trucks thru town or a tractor is slowing things up because it is harvest. I love the fact that on a Saturday afternoon you can go down to the outdoor rodeo arena and watch a Junior rodeo for free and just enjoy being outside. Lastly, I love the fact that our child is going to be raised to learn what it means to work in a garden and help things grow, to be able to watch a calf be born, and run around the barn catching mice for the barn cat. These are things I never experienced in my city life. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that I was blessed with the theatre, museums and a family that taught me many things about life.
But I guess, this city girl is slowly turning into the country girl that she always read about in books. It is going to be a fun ride.