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I am a God-loving, husband-adoring, mybabyboys-hugging, mind-reeling, photo-taking, life-documenting, yummyfood-cooking, garden-planting, country-living girl. Writing about life, with boys, in the sticks...
this is life... with boys... in the country...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tidbits of country life...

When I first moved to the country, I was so mesmerized by being married that I didn't really absorb what it meant to live where we do. It took me a while, but now certain things really pop into my head when I think about country living... here are a few...
  • We live far from everything. It takes 15 minutes just to get to the nearest grocery store, which is a drastic change from the 15 minutes it took me to get to downtown Seattle growing up. Now, "going to town" is a several hour ordeal and going to Costco... well, that's all day.
  • When giving directions to our house, we say, "If you think you've gone too far, you probably haven't."
  • Hearing gunshots in the middle of the day doesn't cause alarm... unless you consider that they may be shooting at a cougar or a bear...
  • Speaking of... living in the country means that you may just be visited BY a cougar or a bear in your backyard. And when you report it to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, they basically tell you 'that's what you get for living where you do'.
  • And on the subject of wildlife, living in the country means that your home may also be home to; elk, deer, coyotes, owls, geese, hundreds of birds, and tadpoles... all of which have graced our front and backyard.
  • Country living means that we cannot see any other houses from our house.
  • It means that hearing pure silence is possible.
  • It means that I can stay put at my home for days on end without leaving (but that is also a gift of being a SAHM).
  • Did I mention that it means we are FAR from everything??

and lastly for now, in this, the first installment of country tidbits...

  • living in the country means that moments like this are possible, while out on our evening walk, without worrying that the authorities will be called...

How's that for country livin'?

6 comments:

Dianne Hamre said...
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Dianne Hamre said...

What a wonderful blog Lacey...My very own Pioneer Woman :0)

Love ~ Auntie Dianne (that would be Uncle Dianne to Cooper!)

Mom said...

Oh, my little Toop....when you gotta go, you gotta go...sometimes even on the bathroom floor!!! Love, Grammie

Anonymous said...

Love it!

*Emilee*

Becky said...

Too cute!

Kristal said...

Precious!

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