|Summer 2012: We set up a lemonade stand and yard sale in the blazing heat.|
Such a complicated summertime transition has meant less time for other pursuits, like kitchen experiments, crafts, and social media. Hopefully as we settle in we can have space to breathe and live at a sustainable pace.
As we adjust to life in a small college town on the prairie, I am missing some of the blessings we had to leave behind, such as:
1. Extended family being a day's drive away
2. The friends we made in Nebraska
3. Delving deep into the Bible with other women at BSF
4. Lower cost of living
5. Eligibility for recipe contests
6. Nebraska farmers markets
7. Bike paths and the various wild foraging opportunities we had along them
8. Grocery stores in our neighborhood
9. Owning a house
10. Relatively mild winters (I've heard former Canadians talk of "summer coats" up here!)
That being said, we are happy about the Canadian approach to health care and education. I am looking forward to finding a solid church this fall and going berry picking eventually. Very soon I intend to connect with one of the local "mom and tots" groups.
After living in Vietnam, Chicago, and Nebraska as a growing family, we get to adjust once more to living in this semi-foreign part of the world known as Saskatchewan. We've enjoyed a very warm welcome here; now it is time to expand and deepen the connections that have begun.
|Saskatoon berry tart from a local bakery|