Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Today I miss Washington

I miss Washington today.  Not because they do not still have snow on the ground, because I am thrilled by the never ending supply of snow.  It is wonderful to get full use out of your winter coat.  And mittens.  And hats.  And snow boots.

And not because it is perpetually green there, because I like white, brown and gray.  They are beautiful.  They are just my colors.  I'd hate for things to be boringly colorful.  Nope.  A nice, neutral palate for me.

And not because I miss my friends so much.  It's not like they are irreplaceable.  I mean, dear friends like them are a dime a dozen.  People who know all your bad points and still love you are just common nowadays.  They're the new trend. 

No, it's because of this.

When we left Washington, we brought a huge container of dishwasher detergent that I thought would never run out.  We also got those massive Starbucks whole bean coffee bags from Costco.  We kept the open package in the clear container with the blue lid.  We stocked up on Trader Joes' chocolate syrup because I could recognize all the ingredients and didn't mind giving it to Ella.

Today these things all ran out.  They were the last of the Washington dry goods.  This makes me sad. 

What is that you say?  It is ridiculous to feel such things over chocolate syrup and dishwasher detergent {'cuz I know you ain't messin' wid da coffee}?  Well, you're right.  It is.  But I don't care.  I'm not having an emotional breakdown.  I'm sad.  And I'm allowed to feel sad.  It's my bloggy and I'll cry if I want to. 

Not that I'm crying.


  1. Oh! So sad for you Beth. The last strings of your old life have snapped. Do not fret - He has new dry goods for you with new memories to attach to them:)

    Love you, miss you, and really enjoy looking at this blog.


  2. You do have some friends who are still planning on driving out to the midwest this summer. You could always ask them to get some things for you.....hint, hint

  3. Beth! If it helps at all, it has been raining for seven days straight. I'm not kidding. Our road is covered in water. I am growing webbed feet.

    Otherwise, thank you for the blog! It's great to hear how you are doing!! Lucy is also the most relaxed child. Isn't God gracious to give us easy seconds?