Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome to Illinois

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Greetings from Illinois, we will be happy to take your money so you can use our roads. The speed limit on glorious I-90 is 45mph with double fines ($375.00 fine minimum) due to road work. Evidentially this state didnt get the memo that it's 3.38am right now and there are no workers currently on the roads. At least the roads look pretty with all the fashionable orange cones on the road. I mean that's always a plus, right?

I'm excited to get my stuff and looking forward to moving on with my life with nothing else holding me to New York.

Honestly speaking however I'm slightly terrified of my return to Baltimore. It will be good to have surgery done& the hope is that the pain will subside soon.

I'm looking at this trip as the necessary steps to take in order to move on with my life with Nicholas. I will be apartment shopping soon enough, honestly speaking the word dread comes to mind for this procedure but it needs to be done- add it to the list I guess.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cross Country Road Trip

Next week is my surgery, (hello weeks with no pain!) I am taking a road trip about 2,911 miles in total to be honest.  I'm excited and nervous about it.  I'll be leaving on Sunday to drive out to Liberty & Monticello, NY to get my stuff and to file my insurance claim.  My storage unit has gotten flooded during the hurricane so I'm beyond stressed.  Then I will be driving to Baltimore, Md and having surgery and celebrating a birthday with one of my close friends.  Upon returning I will be going to Duluth for family weekend for my sisters college. Whoo hoo. I just hope that my dear manfriend will be willing to drive.

Adventures with the French

So this week was an odd one, I had dinner with John but he wanted to take me to a place I've never been before.  BEWARE, I hate surprises. So I got dressed up, got in the car, and went to the location.

Walking into this was beyond overwhelming.  This reminded me of one of my favorite places 
in New York City.  


Farm Living

So one of my closest girlfriends farms with her dad.  I went over there to visit her and we ended up washing grain trucks & farm machinery.
The Before
About to watch the Case iH tractor.

Sometime things are best done together.  One of the best ways to know if someone is a real friend is how they deal with situations that most would scoff at.  Washing vehicles is not the most fun thing however it was a blast when we did it together. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Harvest in the Midwest

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Missing harvest has always been a sore spot in my heart. I grew up in rural Minnesota, our house crouched in the corner against the fields of wheat, corn & soybeans. A missed harvest was a testitmate of the birthdays, choir concerts, & Christmas programs I had missed due to work or other huplas going on in my life.

In my heart I know if I have children this is where I want to raise them. Where they can feel the seasons, see the change in the leaves, and experience the circle of life. Where people still work with their hand, neighbors still get together and hunting and Christmas are celebrated with the same zest.

I feel a passion to this life that has been missing for quite some time. What a blessing it is to be surrounded and supported by friends and family, and a very special manfriend who teaches me something new everyday.