First of all I must say that there are a LOT of things I LOVE about living in a small town. Really. I love that I live a block from the school, a block from church, and if my kid runs away from either place (as has happened before one, two, three, four, five times) he can get home on his own (he is only 5) safely. And if he got lost (hard to do in a block but you never know) he could stop and ask pretty much anyone and they would help him.
I love that there is like a zero percent crime rate... well, serious crimes anyway. The only guns here are used for hunting wildlife. If your vehicle gets stuck in a snow bank someone will ALWAYS help you willingly. If no one happens to be driving by someone will likely get all dressed up in their winter clothes and come outside JUST to help you. Really. People are very kind here and they help each other out for the most part.
I love the quiet. I really do. There is no traffic sounds. No sirens. Just lovely quiet. When we lived in Hamilton we lived on the 13th story of a MASSIVE apartment building (big enough to house our entire town now) and the traffic and sirens were a constant back drop.
I just DON'T love the limited shopping and pathetic entertainment venues.
And I must admit that my somewhat reclusive self doesn't always enjoy the fact that pretty much everyone knows everything.
And it is awfully cold here for a very long time.
But other than that it's not bad. Really. I just get "cabin fever" now and then and want to escape.
On an unrelated topic my daughter is growing up and sometimes I could almost weep about it. I don't really know why except that she is my last baby and I want to hold on to her as long as I can!
She looked so darn cute in this little outfit. But it sure made her look more like a toddler and less like a baby!
But don't worry, she is still my sweet baby girl. She would like to be held pretty much ALL the time (day and night). And I am mostly ok with that.
Olivia wanted to try Daddy's camera....
It's a little big for her I think! But I let her take a picture on my digital point and shoot and this is it...
Not bad for a first try!
And now for something truly wonderful... my son Aiden wanted to tell you all a story.... so here it goes...
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