Mar 11, 2009

The Random Question

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
Oh I am SO late on this, sorry Bodhi!

Bodhi from Bodhi ekaH posted a "Random Question" and I really wanted to participate, but I am very late. I hope she won't think bad of me! Every week, Mondays specifically, she is going to post a random question for anyone to answer. She was inspired by Mel's Show and Tell, which, by the way, is SO much fun! I love this idea! I love answering random questions, and reading the answers from others. It gives me a little more insight into who the person is, that's writing the blog I'm reading.

Here is her question, two actually:

1. WHERE do you live? (no specifics just either state & country) WHY do you live where you live? Do you live there because you HAVE to due to circumstances? Do you live there because you WANT to? Is there something that you absolutely LOVE about where you live? Do you wish you could move?

We live in a small farming town in Oregon. We moved here about 4 years ago, to live with our best friends. Both them, and us were going through some major shit and thought that living together would help the two families get through it. I enjoyed living with our best friends. It was stressful, especially when they divorced, but I don't regret the decision we made. We all learned a lot it brought our families closer. We have since moved out of the house, into another but in the same town. We stayed in the town because the schools are amazing. I couldn't bare to think about Zilla's first year in school at a place he had never been to before. Nae was going to start middle school and we thought her grades might suffer if we up rooted her to a different, bigger school.

There are aspects I love about this town and others, not so much. I enjoy the neighborhood we live in. There are trails and paths to walk and parks all within walking/bike riding distance. What I DON'T like about living here, is that it is a farming town. I'm a city girl. I grew up in a small but affluent town, I went to the high school in the town and I miss it so much. In all my years living there, I NEVER saw a tractor rumbling down the street, or saw a cow hanging from a mobile slaughtering truck. But here? That's NORMAL! I'm STILL not use to it. I see a tractor or combine coming down the street and I get excited. It's still so new to me, even after four years. I wouldn't mind moving, but I doubt I/we would find a school system as great as the one we're in.

2. If you COULD move, where would you live? (In answering this, it has to be somewhere you COULD actually move to if you wanted to)

BUT if I could move, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't mind moving to Eastern/Central Oregon. I'd have to get use to ALL the snow, but it really has the best of both worlds, I'm use to here. It's got a skiing community, which equals money. So there's the affluent aspect of the community I'm use to, but it also has the small town feel, that I'm use to here. Plus, the town my dad and sister live in is SO laid back. We've entertained the idea moving there, but once again, the schools. I'm a bit of a school snob and I won't settle for less then I think our children deserve. Which is probably why I volunteer so much.

Go and check out what everyone else said!

9 friends have commented:

BagMomma on March 11, 2009 at 10:37 AM said...

Oregon is one state I've never been to. Which is odd, because in my travels with business I've hit many states at least once!

I live in NJ, which most people think off the bat that it's city-like everywhere in Jersey... but it's not. In fact, I live in an area with lots of farms and farm animals. Most people are shocked when they hear that,. lol.

alicia on March 11, 2009 at 11:44 AM said...

ohh neat idea!

ohh it sounds really awesome where you live! I agree though, I am a city girl, I need my things to do!! i would go crazy without all the convenience here! haha

Aunt Becky on March 11, 2009 at 12:49 PM said...

Always wanted to visit Oregon! Now I have a reason to visit!

~*~Bodhi~*~ on March 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM said...

Oregon is one of THE places I'd love to just looks beautiful, I'm envious!

Thank you so much for participating, who care's if you're late, the point is you still did it!!


eden on March 11, 2009 at 3:53 PM said...

Tractors down the street? I wanna see a picture!!!

"Oregon". I can totally hear that in my head, with a big American accent. Very cool.


Kristin on March 11, 2009 at 3:59 PM said...

I've lived in places where tractors went down the streets. I prefer town living truth be told.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Paladin is from Oregon! The Willamette Valley? I pronounce it wrong and he's constantly correcting me. We're talking about heading up there in the next few months so I can meet the parents. :)

KimboSue on March 12, 2009 at 1:18 PM said...

Thanks for the insight into the Oregon chick!

SS on March 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM said...

This is an interesting question. it sounds like you live in a pretty cool place! I am a city girl but I also really love the country. it's the in between I have issues with.

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