That's where I am now, literally. Due east of Redding, California and due south of Boise, Idaho. Left home in Tucson this morning and going home to Seattle this afternoon.
Someone asked me last week, "Which home do you like best?" I answered right away. "We love them both."
In each place we have a place we love and people we love. Friends and activities. Twelve-step meetings.
And the Internet. For finding out what's going on in the world and at the home we're not at. For staying in touch in real time. For online ordering of what we need, which will be waiting for us at our appropriate address. For streaming Netflix and reading blogs and texting. For taking online classes. For playing Candy Crush (I'm now on level 1526, which is synched among my phone, laptop and Kindle).
In Tucson, we have blue skies and sunshine most days. In Brier we have beautiful green and a fruit and vegetable garden. In Tucson we have doves and in Brier we have crows. In Tucson, we have friends. In Brier we have friends and family. It's flat in Tucson and hilly in Brier.
We have Larisa the Designer Cat in both places. Wonderful food (Art's the shopper and the cook) in both places. A comfortable bed in both places.
We're ready to go home. It's warming up a bit in Tucson, and the rain is lightening up in Brier. We found the sweet spot!
Our time in Tucson was rich and rewarding. I expect our time in Brier will be good. I am blessed.
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