We really should leave this town more often! We do like living in a small town, though I seriously think we’ve been here about long enough . . but when we stay in our little cacoon and never leave or go visit a real city, we forget what life is like out the big world.
Last week one day when Vince was home at lunch, he was saying that we need to go somewhere . . just get away for a day or two. About that same time, I had been thinking about learning to weave. I had already found a yarn shop in Lawrence, KS that has a big stock of looms so that was the perfect opportunity to spring my new idea on Vince and tell him I wanted to go to Lawrence to look at the looms.
Considering it was January, we had several gorgeous, sunny, halfway warm days so we drove up to Lawrence and fell in love with that town. At this point, after living in a town with no restaurants, no Target, no decent shopping of any kind . . we had a blast in Lawrence and Overland Park. I just wish we’d had more time.
One funny thing, and something Vince and I talked about on the way home — so often we don’t appreciate what we have until we don’t have it. It’s definitely that way with our health. I feel so good almost every single day and then on the rare occasions when I don’t feel good, I always think how blessed I am that I feel so good but I don’t appreciate feeling good til I feel bad! Ever think of that?
But, the people, many of you . . who live near malls, restaurants, nice libraries, shops . . sometimes when you’re not thinking of anything else, just think of life without those places! If all you had was McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Taco Bell and a couple of local grocery stores and a Wal-Mart. If you wanted to go anywhere, you’d have to drive 70 miles to get to a restaurant, a really nice grocery store, a yarn shop.
We’ll probably always live in a small town but hopefully some day, and sooner rather than later, we’ll be able to go somewhere that isn’t quite so far from a few amenities.
In the meantime . . here are a couple of photos just to prove to you that we really should get out more!
NO! I don’t think so!
Oh, yes! Flannel with feet. That’s my style! 🙂
Yes, definitely . . we should get out more . . don’t you think?