Oh hey it’s me….the girl who just moved 900 miles to Massachusetts and is currently freezin her butt off in June. WTF New England.
Although to be fair, I’ve heard from friends back in Kentucky that it hasn’t been all that warm there either so I shouldn’t be too upset with the weather here. I knew what I was getting myself into before I came so whatcha gonna do.
Anyway, I’ve been unpacking and settling in before I start work next week. And for that crazed mentality of moving your entire life many, many states away, I just barely responded to all your awesome comments over the past week. Which is also why we’re havin a Thursday Thoughts post today.
Sidenote: I spent off and on the entire 15 hours drive trying to take the perfect photo to post on Instagram while driving from TN to MA…..It’s a sad fact I know, but I couldn’t help it. Below is the closest I got…..judge me.
To start off, THANK YOU for the wonderful reception of my Summer Book Challenge #BookishSideofLife I seriously thought I’d be in it alone. I’m no stranger to creating something that doesn’t pan out. It’s just so darn fun creating something, #cantstopwontstop.
We talked about the weather already, but can we talk about the strange looks I get up here? Like do I really stick out that much? It’s almost as if everyone just knows I’m an “outsider.” I’m gonna go ahead and say it’s my good manners, or the fact that I say ma’am and sir, possibly even my fresh-faced innocent country face, or my tendency to make small-talk with strangers…..all tell-tale signs I hail from a strange land also known as the South….
I haven’t quite developed the hardened exterior that people up here are known to have. Am I allowed to say I’m ok with that though? (sorry to all readers and friends from New England if that was offensive, I love it up here obvi!!!)
My obsession with donuts has taken a hit since my move….No longer will I be able to indulge in the best donuts on the planet from North Lime Donuts in Lexington. Seriously, if you ever find yourself in Lexington, KY or even anywhere near it before 1pm, you need to get yourself all the donuts! The chocolate glazed are my personal favorite, but every day they have two new featured ones including that caramel turtle donut in the top left of that photo….right!
Now New England may run on Dunkin Donuts, you can literally find one on almost every corner that exists, but they’re donuts have nothing on North Lime. Sadly I haven’t been able to even find a donut shop oher than Dunk’s or Honey Dew (another chain found right across the street from every Dunk’s ever) and it’s just not the same. And to answer your next question, yes I’ve only been up here for 4 days and have already looked for a donut shop….Priorities people!
I told my sister in law the other day that cleaning was like Christmas Morning to me because I love a good project. I must have sounded like such a tool. Sometimes I amaze even myself with the stuff I say, but darn-it if I don’t love a good cleaning challenge, just for the satisfaction of the end result. Also, I should clarify it’s only a select few people’s messes I’ll clean up with no objection. JB is one of them and Lord knows he needs my help so it’s a good thing I enjoy doing it.
Can we all just take a moment to realize that entire last paragraph was about my love of cleaning? I really need some friends up here…..
Will you be my friend?