Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mrs. Hall discusses her geography

Where I live- it's kind of chilly right now. 5 degrees below zero with 20 inches of snow chilly. But, I don't want to talk about that. Cause, well, meh.

The Tribe Called Hall are an adventurous bunch. We plan on travel and moving and seeing all manner of topography. And here we are, in the flat lands of frozen tundra. In the summer we found all manner of state parks and nature trails. It was fun discovering what I never known about this place. Even though I grew up here. I have moved to my home town.

Then, as I drive home home from work, it is pitch black outside. 5 pm and it's so dark I can't see the inside of my car cause it's so dark outside. As I drive my mind wanders to different living locales. Places where it's not so cold and not so dark. Like Hawaii.


Last Tuesday, after a mere five minute trip, my parents show up at our new house. And the wee Mac, he hollers, "GRANDMA!!!! GRANDMA'S HERE!!!" And he hops three hops across the living room, landing squarely in her open arms. 10 feet of joy in a 3 foot toddler.

And, for the first time this year (yes, I realize it's December), Mr. Hall and I go out for a actual date. I wore a pretty sweater dress and high heel, knee high boots. It's cold out but this will not stop the fashionable Mrs. Hall!! Over dinner we make lovey dovey eyes at each other and I laughed and laughed. Then I laughed some more. Then we played footsie.

After we got home my parents left. The fact that they can come and go is beyond my wildest dreams. They come, then they go. That's the bees knees my good people.

Then, a few days later, my mother and I attend my daughter's school play. Pancake attends the same elementary school as I did. Which boggles the mind really. I never anticipated moving back here. It's not that I don't like it here, it's just that there are so many other places to see. So many other geographical locations to explore.

And we, my mother and I, we talked. We shared. We talked and shared and talked some more. And it was awesome and good. The blue birdy, she is getting full. ;)

Then, a few days later, I had my own play date. We talked and talked while eating Mongolian food. She's a grown up woman who had traveled and lived in many places. She had tried on each address like a new identity. She was trying to figure out who she was. At this point, she is very sure of who she is. She is a misses with a child. She is very much like me.

Which is a very rare find I must say. And she will, most likely, be my first friend here. Since I've moved back any way. And for this I am thankful. I like her a lot ;)

So this is my task. Not to bemoan the snow and sleet, not to whine about the chilly and cold. But to embrace this place and thrive within it. And I think I will do exactly that!!

Hope you all had a Happy Holiday. For me, it was the warmest ever :)

13 Left a message at the beep:

Poindexter said...

So glad to hear that your Christmas was wonderful. Someone asked me about my favorite Christmas. And truth is, it was this year. Last year's answer was last year. It's hard not to appreciate the present tense. It's what we have, so loving it, truly cherishing the treasures that we have makes each day a joyous gift.

Susan Higgins said...

Amen to home sweet home!

Mrs. Hall said...

Poindexter: Whoa, that's some deep thoughts there ;) It's very easy to skip out of the present, to think of the grass that might be greener on the other side.

This is why I write the blog, to extol the virtues of my life and to find the ones I have not seen before.


Sue: Amen sister!

The Savage said...

I'm still trying to find a place to call home. In the mean time I live where I live and am going to start living a little more.
I am going to attempt to do some yoga. I have a book that explains the positions. I'm incorporating it into my new exercise routine.
Hope your new year is as made of awesome as you are, Mrs. Hall!

Mrs. Hall said...

Savage: It does appear you live a transient yet productive lifestyle. And yes, Yoga as much as you can. I recommend classes if you can.

The teacher often knows the tricks of the poses and there is something nice about being a room with others while everyone works out a pose.

I hope you have an awesome new year!

take care :)

Bruce Johnson said...

Playing Footsie!!!....Play Dates!!! much Holdiay Cheer.

Maybe it is the lack of snow down here that makes the Holiday season so strange...hmmm

P.S. Please take moment out of your busy footsie playing time to fill out the blog roll survey over at Hypocrisy. Only 7 questions and your input IS greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Hall said...

Hey Bruce. thanks for stopping by. Take care. :

Joanna Jenkins said...

There's nothing better than home sweet home!

Happy New Year Mrs. Hall!!!!! I think it's going to be a great one for you and your family.


Mrs. Hall said...

JJ: Happy New Year to You!!!


Candy's daily Dandy said...

I LOVE YOU MRS HALL. You are so full of good cheer and optimism. And I love how you adore your husband and family.

If I lived near you, I'd wanna be ur friend too.
AND>>> That Bing song is my Fave holiday diddy,.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Mrs. Hall said...


My oh my!

Yeah, we'd totally hang out, drink coffee and be all cool chick friends :)

Happy New Year to You and YOurs!!!


Big Pissy said...

Awwwww....what a happy post!

Love it! :)

Cam said...

Okay, you've inspired me to do the same... Not move back home, but to embrace the place I'm in... Maybe even make a genuine (gulp) lady friend. (I have some of the same issues you do in regards to that one. The only one to survive has been Christine, and that is because we are equally parts crazy, which, I find, is key.)

The song makes me think of Clark Griswold looking all lustily out his kitchen window at the saleslady's boobin'...

Here's hopin' you thaw out soon!

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