It is not lost on me

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Trying to wrap my mind around it

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I’m very exited about our move in the next several months to Missouri.  I am very thankful we found the house we did – it met every one of my criteria…the lake…okay pond…could be a little bigger but I am totally content.  CONTENT.  I’m even content when I pull up a road map of the area …. that is content.  I’ve never been content about where I am planted.  That discussion is for a whole different Oprah Show.  But keeping this in mind, driving home the other day from work, I was appreciating the corn and beans in the field and the though crossed my mind that I”m going to miss this…

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and this

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I was actually disappointed that the farmer across the road planted beans instead of corn this year because my last year (after almost 30 years), I will not get to watch the corn blowing in the wind.  Driving down a gravel road in August with corn towering above you on both sides of the road always reminded me of driving to Uncle Bob’s house from Grandma’s house in the summer…especially at night driving down the white gravel road in Muscatine county with only the headlights – leaving a trail of dust from where we had been.

I’m going to miss the view every time

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Trees, trees, trees and then it opens up to our house

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He was working in the yard yesterday, it was a beautiful summer day…it felt cool when I opened the door to step out..I felt a fleeting feeling of sadness that we are moving away from this.  It is not lost on me how blessed I am.  I am feeling happy, happy, happy to be making the move but also feeling a bit teary eyed about leaving the place I’ve spent 30 years.

Until next time….

5 thoughts on “It is not lost on me

  1. I look forward to that visit too!!! At least we will have something to do other than Okoboji and a windless lake Red Rock!!

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  2. You’re leaving behind a lot of things so it’s good that you feel a little sad. But oh how wonderful to have a place where you can start new and it’s all you. Nobody else’s baggage brought with you, and completely picked out by you and him. I am looking forward to my first ever visit to MO!

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  3. I am going to hold you to that visit schedule. Midway is easy! Well, maybe not easy but way better than O’Hare. Depending on time of day – 30 to 40 minutes.

    I would so love a visit where we solely focus on you! I can never get enough Nina-time!

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  4. Thank you. Next Chicago get-together we will focus totally on me and I will tell you why it is easy for me to give it all up. Suffice it to say, I’m totally ready to live where I want to live and leave the ghosts and demons. thank you. I now am building Southwest Airlines miles – it flies into Midway…How God awful far is that from where you live. I figure I can hop on a plane in KC and be in Chicago in no time for our “yearly” visit!

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  5. You are leaving a lovely place. I was kind of surprised about how easy it seemed that you were able to let go so quickly. I think if I ever leave this place, it will be with a lot of emotion. The new place must be really nice. I wish you lots of happiness there.

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