Saturday, August 17, 2013

We're Heeeee-ere!


We've finally arrived.

After a 5month "apartnership" where Ted worked in DC and I worked in Boulder, after packing up my home and classroom, after selling our condo and saying goodbye to our friends, after a long summer spent waiting... we are finally here. Ohio.

I have to admit, I was not that excited about moving to the midwest when Ted first landed a job as a visiting professor at Miami of Ohio. Both my parents are from the midwest. Both of them left. So did my 2 aunts and grandparents on my mom's side and one aunt and all my cousins on my dad's side.

Seems like people can't wait to get out of here.

But, on the other hand, my Uncle Bob lived in Chicago his whole life and LOVED it. I have an aunt and uncle who settled here. Even my best friend from grade school lives here. By choice!

So here I am now, and I decided a while back that I would make the best of it and even try to enjoy my time here. I changed my mindset, and I had big plans to reset more than just my attitude once we got here.

What I wasn't expecting was that I would LOVE it here! Oxford is a quiet little town (maybe that will change once all the students move in on Thursday). Our 2-story triplex is cute and cozy, and so far the people are really nice. It's a nice change from the fast-paced, crowded DC area.

So, pictures are coming. I'm blogging from the Starbucks in town since our internet will not be up until Monday or Tuesday. And more is coming about the Oxford area and the unexpected pleasure of being here!


  1. Happy for you that it's exceeded your expectations! - yay!!

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    1. I miss you all, too, but I have to say I'm pretty happy here taking it easy and planning for only TWO teaching days per week. :) I'm thinking of you all as you head back to school this week!