Having never lived in the country or a small town for any length of time, the transition from more-than-full-time working mom in a big city to stay-at-home-homeschooling mom in a small (and I do mean small!) town has been interesting.
I thought I’d take a minute to share with you some of my observations on the differences between city life and life…here.
Because I know you care.
Here they are by category.
City: “Yes, mam. Your cleaning will be ready tomorrow after 4pm.”
Here: “Your cleaning will be ready sometime the middle of next week.”
Thought: Is that Wednesday, Thursday, Tuesday? What time? How do you know what kind of starch I like?
City: “We can install that for you day-after-tomorrow. Internet access is important.”
Here: “We can install that for you in about two weeks.”
Thought: The local paper really has all the news one needs to know, as it turns out. Oh, and the outside world. What outside world?
City: Cute shoes
Here: Practical shoes…navy and black only
Thought: Shoot me now.
City: Multiple sources for pieces, accessories, etc.
Here: WalMart or one of the FOUR thrift stores
Thought: The Diva and I are taking a day-trip to Atlanta on Thursday.
City: At the grocery store.
Here: In the back of a truck, on the side of the road.
Thought: Home-grown stuff is amazing, though I wish I had a good avocado.
City: Fast cars. Palm trees.
Here: Cows. Lots and lots of cows.
Thought: I prefer the cows.
City: Fast food, grouchy service.
Here: Fast food, live gospel music (natch!)
Thought: All that spirituality makes the McNasty less deadly.
City: Generally always on.
Here: Hit or miss.
Thought: I am sick and tired of resetting the digital clocks.
City: Prepping for the busy week.
Here: Reading the paper, taking a nap, watching FOOTBALL!!!
Thought: Uh, the latter. Duh!
Summary: IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!!! (That had nothing to do with the post, really. Just wanted to remind you.)