I’m working on a internet satellite connection, so this will be short and sweet (yeah right).
First, Happy New Year to you all: friends, family and visitors! ;)
I couldn’t be any less than the happiest girl in the world. We’re here! The house is beautiful and perfect! It’s been a fun and tiring few days, but oh-so-worth it. The best part: that wonderful new-house smell. Mmmm…
We’ve had so many laughs since we’ve arrived in this other half of the country…I’ll share a few. It cracked me up when I was in the checkout line at the local grocery store there were plastic covers over the covers of Glamour, Cosmo, Women’s World, US Weekly…..I mean, I’ve seen those over the covers of nudie magazines at gas stations, but Women’s World?!?! I just HAD to ask the checker, and he chuckled and said some get offended by the way the ladies dress on the covers…..
We have officially arrived in another world.
Tonight is New Year’s Eve and we have$50 worth of the most dangerous fireworks I have ever seen since my last visit to the Moapa Valley Indian Reservation outside of Las Vegas!! Seems folks in these parts light off fireworks on New Year’s Eve just like the 4th of July….stands on every corner. Too funny. I’ll let you know how our display works out. ;)
Finally, one new thing I’ll have to get used to is stocking up on wine (which many of you know I’m a big fan of)…and here, wine and liquor is sold outside of grocery stores and in its own stores. But since our county was dry up until a few years ago, it has been impossible to find these said stores. We asked a dozen strangers where the nearest liquor store was…and finally today someone pointed us in the right direction. :) Packed. Huge lines. Everyone had a bottle of champagne…and here we were with 1 Champagne, 1 Merlot, 3 Pinot Grigios and a Reisling. Too funny.
And with that, I’m going back to my glass of Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio and my rolls of kitchen shelf liners that I’m busy cutting up….
I promise when we have the cable internet connection later in the week I’ll catch up on all of your emails that all of you have sent since Xmas!!
Wishing you all a wonderful new year from all of us – me, my wonderful fiance, Rocco puppy and the two kitties.