Indoor camping

new houseWhen we pulled into our new home this past Friday, we both knew our furniture and other belongings wouldn’t arrive until Tuesday (today). But, we had an air mattress, clothes and Moxie. So, we thought, hey — we can do this…right?!

I imagined it would be similar to camping. Now, I’ve never hated camping. Except if it was raining. Ugh. But, I did go through a period of “I loooove camping!”–¬† in high school, though. And, even then — being ‘trapped’ with the same people, with limited resources, for more than 24 hours, drove me c-r-a-z-y.

So, while I obviously can handle being with my fianc√© for more than 24 hours, I did wonder how we’d handle us hangin’ out like two nomads in an empty house for a few days — and if we’d annoy each other at all. Because, there’s also the whole stress of moving and being in a new state, area, town, etc. being factored in. Continue reading


Learning about IL and a fun pop quiz!


I figured since I’m currently in the car, moving to a new state, I should know some things about it. And, I like to share with you – so now you have to learn about Illinois, too. I promise to make learning fun. I should have been a teacher, anyway.

Illinois is the 5th most populous US state.

Can you guess what the #1 most populous state is?

The Illinois state bird is the Northern Cardinal. I love Cardinals, so this made me happy to learn. Did you know that Cardinals only take one mate in their life, and will not take another if their mate dies? Talk about lovebirds.

Do you know what New York’s state bird is?

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