Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Five: Love the one You're With


Kathrynzj says: "This Friday Five will post while I'm at the beach which for me is more than a vacation destination, it is a trip home. I have found it quite easy to wax nostalgic about the places I used to live (well, except for one) and have begun to wonder what it is I like about the place I'm living now? For instance I sure do love the beach, but this picture was taken about 30 minutes away from my house - not too shabby! "
And so I ask you to please name five things you like about where you are living now... and as your bonus - 1 thing you don't like.
  1. I like the size of where I am in that it's small enough to get to know people but not so small that people know everything you're up to.
  2. As I may have said a time or two before...there really something about this prairie light.
  3. I have made really really good friends in this place as I have in no other. I don't know if that is about the place, the people in the place or the place I was in when I came to the place....but none the less, this is the place where I found them!
  4. This is where I found I my true love.
  5. It's nice and flat for biking.
The "don't like" is definitely the lack of retail opportunities.  We have two marts and a ko and a wee downtown that's kind of spendy.  Anything significant in the way of shopping is a good two hours from here.  It gets kind of old  to have to make what is basically a day trip for retail therapy.  But the good has outweighed the bad for nigh on eight years now, and for a place that I thought of as somewhere I was coming to "do my time" to get my loans paid back....well it's been far more, far better and a great trip so far.