Sunday, April 27, 2008

We're moving to Fargo

It's official, we're moving to Fargo. Peter got a really good job in the city, and he is to start next Friday, so on Wednesday we'll go and spend two days looking for an apartment to live... We've seen some on the internet, and he even filed an application for one that's close to his job, but we don't really know where we'll end up. Now we need to pack and get ready, and start a new life, from scratch...
I don't know how this is going to turn out, but God has always blessed us in the past, and we're sure he'll do it again in this new city. We'll be going to Bethel Church, where i'm hoping i'll make new friends, and find a spot to serve, and we have some family in the city as well. I'm going to enjoy living two blocks from a park, and being able to go to museums and the movies :)
I'm feeling very optimistic about this move...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Winter Storm Watch

I just heard that there's a WINTER storm coming our way... It is not winter, that i know, it's SPRING! if anyone could explain to me how is it possible for the planet to be warming up when is the end of April, and it's still cold up here?? Is it warming up everywhere else or something?? Any way, they say it might snow (4-5 inches, mind you) and to travel with a winter emergency bag, that i had never even imagined existed until i came here... I can see from my window that the wind is pretty bad, and all the cute animals that have been running around in our yard are gone... I was getting used to the warmth :) guess i'll have to wait a little longer...Maybe in June it would be warm, lol.
Peter and i are very happy, he's got 2 job offers, in two completely different cities! in the next few days, we need to decide where to go... Hopefully we won't have to travel through snowy roads (believe me, it's not fun)
I am so warm and cozy in here, it's hard to believe it's cold and drafty outside... I even saw a bunny yesterday! I'll take pictures if it does snow (i'm hoping it just rains)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April update on my life

Today is Wednesday, April 23. We still live in Kulm, but in a week or so we'll be moving...Somewhere. We've been looking for apartments like crazy since last week, because Peter got a job offer in Minnesota. I haven't even thought about it yet. I like that we'll be living in the city and we'll have lots to do with our daughter, including that children's museum i love, but it's scary any way. It scares me not knowing what's going to happen next, not knowing how our lives are going to change...When we move, we'll start from zero - we don't even have furniture (except for a bed Pete's parent's got for us, and the baby's crib) and i don't have a job yet. I've been looking for a job as an interpreter, but they haven't answered yet...This is so disturbing to me, we have to find a new church, new friends, find my way in a new community...It's all so hard for me, it seems to be easier for my husband, being his country and all...At least i'll have the comfort of having art museums i can go (that always makes me feel better for some reason- there's something special in seeing so much beauty around you i guess) I just hope i get some answers from that job, it's hard to move without really knowing what's going to happen. I'm so upset i don't even make any sense :)
Change has always been hard for me... And coming here has been a big change, and just when i was getting used to living in small town America, God moves us to a city... I wonder, what does he want us to do there?? I wish i could get a map or something, some to do list or anything... But that's not how God works, he leads you places, and lets you find out in His time what you are supposed to do, which is very hard for a control freak like me.
So, for now, we're looking at apartments in the Minneapolis area, haven't found anything yet that would accommodate our dog, us and our budget in the same place (by the way, what's with all the pools everywhere? apartment complexes here look like hotels to me, lol- you'd think with all the lakes, people wouldn't need as many pools)
I'll write again when we find/decide anything

Monday, April 7, 2008

This is me...

I'm a wife and a mother, in learning...I make lots of mistakes, get frustrated at times, but enjoy every minute of my life. I'm married to a wonderful man, that brings out the best in me, even when i resent his pushiness, that thought a good idea to bring a girl from the tropics to the cold winters of North Dakota :). I love snow, scrapbooking, drawing, cooking good food and playing with my daughter, but most of all i love those catalogs that come in the mail here, but i never buy anything- I guess i'm not ready yet. I like going into stores and looking around, just an excuse to let my dreams roam the aisles free, i guess. I like a show named "what not to wear" by TLC, it shows me what i would wear if i could afford it, and if i knew how to put outfits together. I love to read, mostly novels from the past, like "pride and prejudice"...I hate doing dishes, ugly houses and bland food. I'm a Christian, looking for a place in the flock that God has for me, but that i haven't found yet...In a few words, i'm an imperfect being, trying to do the best she can to please her maker, and be humble at the same time. I wouldn't change anything about me, or my past, for i believe everything has a reason to be in your life.
I decided to write this blog when i was driving home with my husband today. I moved here recently, in December, and i still don't have a close friend to whom i could talk about my life and frustrations at getting used to living here. So i decided to make someone bored here instead :)
Hope you enjoy my ramblings,
Ps. I love fast food, too :) This country is so good!