Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You Know You're No Longer Living On The Main Line When...

You haven't seen a Range Rover since your arrival a mere three weeks ago.

Every day at noon, the local radio station plays the National Anthem.

The "main street" that sits just a few blocks from your house consists of two antique stores, a pilates studio and a pub. And that's it. No more one-of-a-kind and overpriced boutiques, or corner jewelers dotting the sidewalks.

You don't stick out like a sore thumb when running to the grocer in black cut-off yoga pants, your husbands college fraternity t-shirt and your hair in a messy bun.

Checking in at the obstetrician's office, rather than piping elevator music throughout the waiting room, legit honky-tonk is playing. For real.

Driving home from the mall, the grocer, the gas station, or even church, you pass not one, not two, but at least three horse/sheep/cow farms.

Whew. It's been an ongoing adjustment, but I can honestly say, I'm growing to love our new home. If only I could get my parents to move down here, it would be perfect.

Sidenote: Bear with me, friends! Our house is nearly unpacked but we're still without cable and internet. How in the world am I surviving? I wish I could tell you. Let's just say it hasn't been without a few more meltdowns and lot's of long walks with the sheepdog. I've also been downloading new books on my Kindle as if they're going out of style.

Everyone's doing great. Hubs loves his new job and Baby Boy M is growing like a weed. It even looks as if a possible adjustment of his due date is in our near future. As for me? Like I said, it's an adjustment. I still feel a bit lost when I wake up in the morning and don't have anywhere to be. I never thought I'd say this, but I really miss working. I miss my coworkers, my patients and just having that overall sense of purpose as a nurse. Being a homemaker isn't easy. As if I didn't love doing laundry and cleaning house before, those two chores fill most of my days. And truth be told? Hubs is such a better housewife than I. But I love having him home every night- and one of the best nights I've had in a long time consisted of watching a movie, in bed, with Hubs, eating mint chocolate chip ice cream out of red Solo cups. On a Tuesday. It was awesome. So, if cooking, cleaning and laundering every day means I get to spend extra time with Sheepie and lot's of time with Hubs? Then it's well worth it, in my book.

Happy Hump Day!


  1. My husband and I have been talking about the future and the fact that we could end up back in a small town. I loved growing up in a small town, but I'm not sure I would adjust to going back. We shall see where residency takes us first and then focus on where he will practice someday. I hope you get internet soon!

  2. Awww... I have a bit more time in NYC before suburbs.. but glad to hear baby is growing fast and strong!! xxooo

  3. Haha I love this! My parents live on the Main Line! Wayne. Small world. :o)

  4. I am glad you are adjusting to your new place! It sounds wonderful and peaceful!

  5. I grew up in a small town and I do not miss it at all. You couldn't pay me enough to move into another small town! I am glad that you and enjoying it though!

    Glad to hear everything is going great for you, hubby, baby, and Sheepie! :) Can't wait to see pics of the house.


  6. I'm glad you are settling in and happily spending quality time with your pup and hubs. It's the small pleasues in life that keep us going, right? Can't wait for pics of the house! But totally no pressure....all in good time :)

  7. it sounds like you're adjusting well! i've always wondered if i'll miss working when i make the transition to being a housewife and mommy. we'll see some day i guess!

    i can't wait to see pics of your new place, it sounds quite peaceful out there!!!

  8. That's all crazy... but I'm glad you are still liking it!

  9. oh what a lucky lady you are!!!! Sooo great!

  10. Glad you are adjusting to your new home! I always love the saying "Life is Bigger In a Small Town." I wouldn't change it for a thing! I can't think of a better place to raise a family.

  11. Sounds like a very sweet and meaningful life! A perfect place for a little one.

  12. You live in the kind of place that hubs and I want to end up. I can't wait to have a big old yard for my daughter to run around in! Glad to hear things are going well. I think we need an updated bump picture!

  13. I'm glad everything is going as smoothly as can be expected! Can't wait til you are back in full force!


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