Friday, May 18, 2007

The Big Announcement

I’ve never been much of one for following the crowd. In fact, I rather like swimming upstream. So since a lot of people move to Arizona from the Midwest, I decided to move from Arizona to the Midwest. Besides, last year at the ACFW conference in Dallas, Dave Long of Bethany House Publishers called me a cream puff for never having lived anywhere it snowed. Well, I couldn’t take a challenge like that laying down. So, we’re off to Indiana. Take that, Dave.

(Okay, yeah, I know there's not snow there right now, but I didn't take any more pictures last time I was there when everything was green. The first one is a deer track in the snow.)

Things I’ll miss about Arizona:

The water out of the tap is hot. Probably 95 or so. The pipes get really hot in the summer. And the toilet water is hot. You can lift the lid and have condensation. Kind of like giving your rear end a facial.

Not many mountains in Indiana

Amazing and dramatic views.

Dust devils the size of small tornadoes

Warm (okay, blow-dryer hot) afternoon winds.

Warm nights

Monsoon season with amazing thunderstorms.

Colorful Mediterranean plants

Things I’m looking forward to:

Seasons. I’ve heard rumors there are four but I’ve only seen two.

Snow. Not sure how I’ll survive. But I’ve never seen a real snowflake. That should be fun.


And plants like peonies and lilacs and bulbs. Stuff that doesn’t grow anywhere I lived.

Things that are the same:

Lots of two lane roads through corn fields.

Trains blocking those two lane roads

Bright, starry skies.

Here's where you come in.

The name of this blog is Sonoran Saga. Um, guess that's not going to work anymore. So I'm up for suggestions. I also need to change the little description box up at the top. Right now, the only thing I've come up with is Jen at Work and putting 'Caution:...." in the little description box. But I need more stuff to choose from. So, give me your ideas and if I pick yours you can come over to my house and help me pack. Wait, that doesn't sound like much of an incentive. Um, okay, how about this? I'm getting rid of a bunch of books, so I'll give some of those away.


Jeanne Damoff said...

Wow. Was this a surprise? Didn't you just moved into the house you're in now?

When do you move? You sound pretty relaxed. I mean, instead of asking people to pray for your sanity, you're asking for blog title suggestions. (Maybe that's because you already lost your sanity?) Hmmm. I'll pray for you anyway.

Indiana, eh. I have a bunch more questions, but I won't dump them all on you now. I'll let you know if I get any brilliant ideas for your new identity. Happy Moving!

Elaina said...

I love the Jen at work thing! Love it. Praying that all will go well with the move.

Phil said...

Hoosier Horizons

Jenny said...

Gotta say my hubby came up with a good one. And since he doesn't like to read, can I win the books? :-)
BTW, I know you were talking about things you will miss, not people, but I'm gonna miss our get togethers. Just won't be the same.
Love ya!

Sally Bradley said...

Interesting differences between Arizona and the midwest. The toilet facial, yeah, we don't get that here in Chitown, not even in summer. Sorry. :)

Dineen A. Miller said...

Hey girl,
Can't believe you're moving again. Hope all is well. Praying for you!