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December 6, 2007

Gotta Love It

Filed under: my world — Kathy @ 2:41 am
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My old life was in south county of Orange County, California. My new life is here in this small town. Some things I’ll probably never get used to:

  • Old life: people park on the street or in their driveways. New life: people park on their lawns. Next to the old refrigerator.
  • Old life: discretion rules. New life: People gossip about you and you hear about it.
  • Old life: weather is a topic of small talk. New life: praying for rain is a common occurrence in church.
  • Old life: pop is culture. New life: pop is soda.
  • Old life: you make average money. New life: you make the same money but now you are considered rich.
  • Old life: you never personally know anyone you vote for in a public election. New life: the mayor is best friends with your husband.
  • Old life: you need some party clothes, particularly during the holidays. New life: just wear your jeans.
  • Old life: you are anonymous at the market. New life: you can’t go to the grocery store without having several conversations with people you know.
  • Old life: you never ever see a real cowboy. New life: one of those grocery store conversations might be with a real cowboy.

    Seen in the grocery store parking lot
    Seen in the parking lot of the local market.

    So life here is always interesting, and that’s what I love about it. I try
    to appreciate what’s good about small town life. It’s the only way to survive here.



  1. This made me laugh. And want to move.

    Comment by Stacie — December 8, 2007 @ 12:35 am | Reply

  2. If you want to see cowboys, come to church with me. Cowboy boots are as popular as the trendy ballet flats, but they have pointier toes.

    Comment by coburn13 — December 12, 2007 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

  3. Kathy, I enjoy checking out your website occastionally. Love your comments about small town living. It reminds me why I love it here.

    Comment by Thedora Petterborg — December 16, 2007 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

  4. I love your blog! I have been catching it up today, and I am so impressed by your Christmas decor — how do you store it during the off season? And my comment about THIS post: in Iowa we don’t have as many real cowboys, but we do have commercials for corn seed on prime time TV.

    Comment by Stephanie — December 28, 2007 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  5. Hi Steph! All that Christmas stuff is stored in big plastic bins in one of my rented storage units. More expensive stuff stays here in the house, as do the books. When I move into my new house, those storage units have to move with me!

    Comment by kathy — December 29, 2007 @ 11:45 am | Reply

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