Ok, so maybe I was off the radar for, oh I don’t know…three months now, I guess. But let me tell you, moving half-way across country will take it out of you!
I’m gonna start off small today, but trust that there will be some bigger stories down the line.
What I love so far about Texas:
- A place called Rounder’s. When Roger and I were planning our move to Texas, one of the questions I asked in all seriousness was: are there any good pizza places. This is the place we went to the very day we moved here. And I’ve eaten there, I don’t know, 10 times in 6 weeks (the struggle is really real). Soooo good!
- TRAFFIC!!!! For those of you who may know, I moved from Atlanta, GA to a mid-size city in Texas. There are no overpasses anywhere here. Well, ok. There is technically one. ONE OVERPASS! I used to have to take 2 highways to get to work everyday. The closest interstate now is 25 minutes away. And I NEVER need to use it….well, to get to work. To get to Dallas? yes–the interstate would then become necessary.
- The manners. I have found what people call southern hospitality here. I grew up in Southwest Florida…arguably not the southern-est place in the south—considering all of the snow birds there. And I think some readers will agree that Atlanta isn’t the most hospitable, either. But here they have that southern twang, and an over-abundance of politeness and niceties. Feels like home–well, like how home should feel.
- OUR NEW DOG! More on this for sure, but we rescued a 7 month-old dog in Texas…dachshund chihuahua. His name is Dexter. Dex for short. And no. We did NOT name him after a serial killer. We named him after a short, fat cartoon character! lol. “DeDe, what are you doing in my laboratory?”
- Shopping. This is bad, but Ross is within walking distance. I live a 5 minute drive from all major retail, and I must say I’m loving it.
- Ministry. Moving here, I knew my husband and I would be more heavily involved in the ministry of our new church than we were at our old church in Atlanta–well, at least that I would be more heavily involved than I used to be. The thought of this really scared me because, well, I really love my free time. But somehow or the other, I am really, really enjoying it. God’s asking me to take down a lot of barriers that I’ve had up for a long time. And he’s me not to be so afraid all the time. It’s safe to say that Roger and I will be growing a lot in this season of life.
So, more stories and things to come, but I wanted to give you a taste today. Don’t worry–updates on Dex, the house, and life here in Texas will be forthcoming. Thank you for hanging in there with me, lovelies. Good to be back!