If you know Daniel Tiger, you understand the title. If you don't understand, buy a television and borrow a preschooler. You will soon learn that Daniel Tiger is an extenstion of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. It's a precious little show that uses the offspring of the Neighborhood of Make Believe to continue Mr. Rogers' legacy of teaching littles about kindness, sharing, acceptance, and other universal moral lessons. Little man has been a fan pretty much since birth.
The non-specific holiday episode is centered on Snowflake Day. Guess what happens on Snowflake Day. It snows! Which is exactly what happened this past weekend in Middle Tennessee.
Early Friday morning the sleet and freezing rain hit. It quickly turned to snow, and kept snowing for hours and hours. My northern friends will laugh and shake their heads with dismay, but we were positively buried in multiple inches of snow! Yes, inches. It's a big deal for us. The official total for Nashville was 8 inches. We saw 4-6 inches in our ne...
This morning after I finished my quiet time, I sat and stared out the big sliding glass door ar the wonderous view of...another apartment building. And for the 9,432,245th time in the last four months, I thought about how very ready I am to no longer live here. This aparment is less than half the size of our previous home, yet costs nearly as much as the mortgage on said home. The closets are small. The kitchen is regrettable. The very charming neighbors regularly cook authentic ethnic food, and the pungent aroma drifts up through the laundry closet and lingers like an annoying relative. And then there are the stairs...all three flights...with a sometimes compliant, nearly four-year-old man-cub. I regularly triage what items MUST come in from the car. Ugh. I could bend your ear for quite a spell about the trials and tribulations of living in an apartment, particularly at our current stage of life.
It's not long into my pity party though that I am reminded what a gift this apartment is....
We decided to buy land. And build a house. And create a website. And start a blog.
So here we are. Over the coming weeks we'll share our plans, give regular updates, and post some photos. We'll even share some recipes, hosting ideas, and some lessons we're learning (or being reminded) about country life.
So check in often. And when the house is ready, come on by. Sit a spell. And ya'll come back now, ya hear.