Today is my 13th anniversary of living in Virginia (Washington, DC metro area) and I am two days away from crossing off the number one goal on my bucket list:
MOVE TO TEXAS!!!
We had such hopes, dreams and stars in our eyes when we moved here all those years ago and so, so many of those dreams have come true.
The best part was returning to the land of my heritage which made me a 13th generation Virginian.
I've lived here longer than I've ever lived anywhere so I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit sad.
There are many, many people I will miss. My girlfriends. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Capital Speakers Club and all the memories of my beautiful friend, Pat. My DAR and Colonial Dames sisters.
And places, too. George Washington's Mount Vernon. Middleburg. Annapolis. The GW Parkway and my favorite place in the world to take a walk - Fort Hunt Park.
Anyway, house is packed. Moving truck comes Monday. And Sally and I will take our last morning walk on our wooded path across from our apartment before driving to our destination.
Rosebud Cottage, Texas.
Thank you so much to all Virginia, Maryland and DC friends and readers!
From the bottom of my heart I thank those of you that came to every single book signing, hosted signing parties, read and commented on my blog and actually made me your real-life friend through Hillbilly Debutante.
THANK YOU for changing my life.
And for ALL of you - I hope you stay with me as I go in a different direction.
I promise this will be fun.