Jan 24 2006

We really are insane.

We have big news! Drumroll, please…. We’re moving back to California!

In fact, we’re moving back to our home town. I have a job as a Technical Editor waiting for me and there’s a good chance that John has a job in IT. We are very excited. The chance to be back in California where my son can grow up knowing his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins was too much to pass up. Plus, many of our good friends are still back there and we look forward to being able to see them more often.

What it boils down to is that life is too short to spend it in a place that you hate or doing something that you hate.

We always feel so much happier and healthier in California. We go outside more often- hiking, gardening, swimming, farmer’s market- things that are good for us and we don’t really do here. We eat better. We lost so much weight the last time we lived in Sonora that we nearly looked like different people. I could use all the help I can get right now with this damn baby weight.

There are some things we’re not looking forward to and some things we’ll miss. Sonora is pretty conservative and there are a lot of old people, not as many cool young families. There is ONE sushi restaurant, but I don’t think you’ll catch me going there. Some of our favorite restaurants have closed or changed ownership, and there weren’t many good ones to begin with. There are no museums within miles worth going to. There is very limited shopping and no cute kid’s clothing stores. There are NO GOOD SHOE STORES (Waaahhhh!).

But the good outweighs the bad. And, anyway, San Francisco is not that far away and we have a reason to visit with my sister being there. And we have reasons to visit Sacramento and there must be something there (right?).

The thing I’m looking forward to the least is the drive back- a week in the car with one man who won’t drive, one 3 month old baby and one nutty dog. Sounds like the makings of a bad movie. Or lots of posts.

Oh, and we only have 19 more days to get rid of all of our furniture and pack.

Sanity is overrated anyway.