First, I did get spared…somewhat…from the terrible havoc of the stomach flu. I was nauseated off and on all weekend but it never…led to…anything 🙂 If there weren’t others (and men) around me who were experiencing the same symptoms, I would have been worried I was pregnant, because it sure felt a lot like morning sickness. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes 🙂

Second, I never did tell you the place I would live if I were to randomly pick and take family out of the equation. VIRGINIA. Is that weird? When I told Jeremiah, he looked at me like I’d just thrown a curve ball from nowhere. It is farther north but still Southern…I am not sure I could live life as anything but a Southerner, no offense to the rest of y’all 🙂 But, while Virginia is still southern, it is far enough north that is has distinct seasons. Oh the thought of a crisp fall with all those changing leaves! Then, there is the fact that they have mountains and beach right there together, and all that history…

I went on a college tour (all of you HA alums, do you read “college tur” and hear Mrs. Merritt’s voice like I do :)?) in high school and one of the stops was UVA. I loved that place. Everything about it. The secret societies, the honors dorms on the lawn with their own fireplaces, Thomas Jefferson’s rotunda, the mountains in the background, the polo shirts and orange baseball caps,…I know I wouldn’t live at UVA, but somehow that college colors my overall impression of Virginia.

Anyway, there is a lot more to where you live than seasons and landscape and colleges–as a lot of you pointed out. But it has been fun to dream big, and I so appreciated all of your advice!
Next, my bedding. IT’S DONE! sort of. I love everything on there, but I am so used to boocoodles of pillows that it looks unfinished to me still. I did some talking with Jeremiah and he has agreed to ONE more decorative pillow and a throw blanket, so I am on the lookout. However, even Jeremiah has thanked me asking for this new bedding. It’s so crisp, and clean, and white, and comfy…it feels like going to bed in a cloud. (This is one of the pillows I have a crush on, but it doesn’t match the style of the bed at all…I think I may have to find somewhere else in the house to put it 🙂 All this looking is killing me!)

Last, my camera is still not working (hence the no picture of the bedding). I did some on-line trouble shooting and it seems the next step is to buy a new battery. I tried at Walmart a couple of days ago, but they didn’t have what I needed. It’s a hard life as a blogger without a camera! I’ll try to get the pictures I had on a disk so that I can at least have another post in the meantime.

7 Responses to “Some Answers”

  1. Stewart says:

    Abby I agree with you 100% about Virginia! That's one of the reasons I chose to move to DC – it's still somewhat Southern, has distinct seasons, close to all kinds of topography and tons of history! Hopefully between nannying and grad school I'll have a chance to sneak over to the country in Virginia and take some pics for you!!

  2. Susannah says:

    Can't wait to see the pics of the new bedding! 🙂 Virginia sounds good to me too! But I think I would like to live in Hawaii! Crazy I know!

  3. Lydia says:

    Too funny! I totally heard "college tur" in my head as I read that.
    I am eager to see your new bedding. I bet it's beautiful!

  4. andi says:

    🙂 Cool crisp falls are sounding great right now!

  5. Erin says:

    As a UVA grad (wahoowa!!), this post makes my heart beat faster. We tend to be quite annoyingly proud of having gone to Virginia (especially those of us who were from out of state), and we LOVE to talk about our time in Charlottesville. Whenever my husband (boyfriend at the time) visited, he referred to "grounds" as the campus is called, as Club Med. Just beautiful, and still a celebration of Jefferson's early ideas, yet tons of fun at the same time.

    So, either send one of your girls there or go for a visit – fall is my favorite! While our football program is not quite as successful as your alma mater's, the games are a blast. And, the current debate is whether gals should still wear sundresses and pearls/guys in orange and blue ties, or whether we should forgo more than a century of tradition and embrace a "sea of orange tee shirts". Ahh, to step back into a world where that is the biggest problem life poses 😉

  6. Gail says:

    I live in VA. I have to say…It is really, really, really pretty. Yes, we have cool mornings and evenings. I live on a lake and I love that, too! Deer, deer, deer, live in the backyard..One buck, his mate, and two fawns. They walk around like….dogs! LOL… Ducks, geese, and swans are the other living things I share my life with. I do love the area and I have to say…VA…yes, it's a great State. I feel very blessed. I think you would enjoy life in VA. Just having those we love around us makes life the best any where, truly! Liked your pillow! Happy weekend. We're heading to Richmond, this weekend, and on over to Williamsburg..Now that is the "real" VA. LOL..

  7. Kristen says:

    UVA was my absolute favorite stop on the HA college tour! So beautiful! And I thought the secret societies were fascinating! Thought for sure I might go there…till I got back home to reality/out-of-state tuition!

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