Well today was kind of a big day around here. Yesterday we had 2 offers on the house. One of them was full price, no contingencies and they have a pre-approval letter and 20% cash down. So we are thinking this is probably a no brainer for the bank to accept. So we took this offer as our primary offer and the other offer which was made by good friends of ours as the back up offer. So pretty much the house is sold. It is a short sale though and it could take anywhere from 90 to 120 days so we will be here for a while. But we all know how fast 3 or 4 months flies by and before we know it we will be starting our new life. Hmm, our new life. Here's the thing, we have NO IDEA where we are going. I don't know why but I really, really want to go country. I really am focusing on Texas, Tennessee or North Carolina. For some reason the lifestyle and people in the south really, really appeal to me. Which brings me to one of the things I wanted to write about tonight. I am an avid reader. Always have been, wrote fan letters to Judy Blume as a kid, dreamed of being Beverly Cleary's grand daughter. Yes I idolized authors the way our kids today idolize the newest pop sensation. Anyway, right now I am reading a book by Jane Porter. I have read a few of her books and have always really liked them. You might even say I am a "fan" of hers. The book I am reading now is "She's Gone Country" my bloggy/facebook friend Stephanie reviews books and had this one on her website and I thought 'hmm that sounds like it is right up my alley since I am also trying to Go Country. It has been one of those books that as soon as I start reading it I can't put it down, as a matter of fact I am rushing through this post so that I can read the book. So yesterday I was reading away and I came to this paragraph on page 41, which as we all know because I talk about it all the time is my age... weird anyway, this is what it said-
"The past once hurt so much. The present is a mess, and I can't even see a future.
Can't even imagine where we're supposed to go from here."
Oh my gosh that is my life, right there in 3 sentences it sums up exactly how I feel right now. And here is the other thing, the lead character in the book just moved to TEXAS!! The only thing is that she was actually from there in the first place. But reading this book and picturing the story she is telling is making me want to move there even more. The state fair, the sense of community, the live music of Austin, the idea of living in a state where they have so much pride in their state and in their country. I love that. I hope and pray every day that this is going to happen for us. That this is where we will end up, if not Texas than North Carolina or Tennessee, they all sound equally great. I just want to go country so badly.