A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Midwestern Grrrrrrl

"This is Detroit
See the skyline
A commotion on the assembly line.
This was Motown
This was New France
Where the Chippewa did the fire dance."
-Sam Roberts
It was 20 years ago today... Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.
Oops, wrong anniversary. Actually, it was seven years ago today that G and I packed up our kitties, Shugie and Cassidy (OBM), stuck 'em in under our airplane seats and left Los Angeles for good. We still talk about the third hour of the plane ride when Cassidy's tranquilizer wore off and she escaped her cage. Poor G grabbed her, ran to the bathroom and shoved another pill down her throat. Once we got here, we stayed in a hotel for a few days and saw those big Canadian geese out the window. Our kitties had no idea what hit them or what was in store for them. It's like the nature channel outside our windows April-October! 
Seven years seems like a long time, especially since I don't feel like I've aged seven years. I certainly don't look like it.... right??!! I'll just assume you said "no way! you still totally look like you're 25- especially with your new pink hair"**  More on the pink hair later.
People ask me ALL the time why I moved to Michigan and depending on whether they look like they can handle my sarcasm, I'll answer "obviously for the weather." This works especially well between the months of December and March :)
I love living here. Sure, it would be great if there was a Jamba Juice or a Coffee Bean in town. I wish all my family and friends from LA could be here too. Yes, by the end of February when the snow is dirty and it's been grey for days, I am totally over winter, but I've come to embrace the seasons. Apple picking and cider in the Fall, sledding in Winter (plus, in our business every snowflake is a penny!), the pure bliss of Spring, and during the Summer days when I relax with a book on the boat, there is NO where else I'd rather be.

1 comment:

lorib said...

um...i disagree. i want us all to be in cali.

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