For days now, I’ve had a Jimmy Buffett song in my head. Here’s a small taste:
Life is much too short for some folks
For other folks it just drags on
Some folks like the taste of smokey whiskey
Others figure tea is too strong
I’m the type of guy who likes it right down the middle
I don’t like all this bouncing back and forth
Me, I want to live with my feet in Dixie
And my head in the cool blue North
In a small suburban garden
Not a single neighbor knows our name
I know the woman wishes we would move somewhere
Where the houses aren’t all the same
Jimmy, I wish you would take me
Where the grass is greener
I really couldn’t say where it may be
Somewhere up high on a mountain top
Or down by the deep blue sea
And there we’ll do just as we please
It ain’t nothing but a breeze
What does this mean???? It mean’s we’re moving. We’re leaving Texas and heading up to the Midwest. Not my hometown, but closer. My husband has been presented with a Golden Opportunity and he’s taking it with both hands and a huge smile on his face.
As I explain all of this and the implications to Miss Sassy Pants, I try to keep my thoughts together. I’m excited and anxious and a whole host of things. I hope we like it there, I hope her school is every bit as fabulous as ours is here. I hope she and I can make friends. On and on. My sweet and sassy girl looked at me at this point and said. “We will, it’s what we do. It’s my talent.” So it is, and I’m so proud of her. I could burst.
I’ve always been one to jump into a new opportunity with a full and hopeful heart. My husband is thankfully like-minded and I’m happy to say our darling girl is following suit.
So keep us in your prayers for a smooth transition, because it’s happening and it’s happening FAST!