1. We are moving to a different city/state tomorrow. Eeek! I have lived in this same small (relatively small-70,000) town my whole life. I consider myself more of a “city” person so Daniel and I wanted to explore life in an unfamiliar place. Complacency has a way of snuffing out the wonder and excitement of ordinary life. So, in the spirit of kicking complacency here we are–moving about 2 hours away. The first time I’ve ever lived anywhere other than this “small town.”
2. I don’t know if I said this last week or not, but if you ever think you’re “low maintenance” or “slightly minimalist” pack all your belongings. Pack them and then look around at all the items you haven’t used or could do without. I’d say about 60-70% of our belongings get used regularly..maybe even only 50%. Moving has been a reality check–no, we’re not “low maintenance” in case you were wondering.
3. The USA is still in the World Cup with a tough match on Sunday with Portugal. Which reminds me–I love soccer so much. I started playing at age 4 and then on a traveling team at age 11. At age 14 I quit soccer because we got a new coach who made us bring our running shoes to practice. If there’s one thing that I do not like to do it’s running. So I quit. I took up tennis instead. The court’s smaller = less running. Oh, and you don’t have to have 21 other people to play tennis. But I still love soccer. I remember the glory days of my soccer-filled youth. I have fresh in my mind the feeling of kickoff at the first game of a tournament. Early morning, slightly chilly, dew on the ground, excitement in the air, my stomach would always fill with butterflies and I could never eat breakfast. Then, the whistle blows and we start running down the field and our jerseys would be blowing in the wind. I’ll never forget it.
4. I’m interested in genealogy and I always try to guess what nationality someone’s last name is. It’s also interesting to hear all the different countries that make up a person’s heritage so I’ll share mine. From what I know so far, my maiden name Kirkland is Scottish of the Maxwell clan. My father’s family has Scottish and Native American heritage (again, what I know so far). My mother’s side has Swedish, Belgian, and German ancestry. Imagine all the people that had to be born and come together so that I would be here today.
5. Snow cones are in season! Last summer I didn’t eat a single snow cone. Yesterday I had my first snow cone of the season and I’ll definitely be back. I had Cactus Juice, a mix of mango, pineapple, and blue raspberry. So delicious!
6. For some reason donuts just came to my mind. I’m getting a hair cut today so maybe I’ll grab a donut afterwards. That’d be a nice reward for not crying during the hair cut. Even thought I haven’t done that since I was 2. But alas, still a reason for a donut.
7. Last night we went to a Japanese hibachi restaurant, though we never dine at the hibachi-just the regular seating. Daniel ordered a bottle of sake and didn’t finish it all so we put it in my purse and snuck it out. That’s probably the riskiest thing I’ve done in a while. It probably helped that I had a quite strong Mai Tai so I didn’t care too much about being “risky.”
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