Friday, April 30, 2010

here we come!

our lives have been kind of crazy and very exhausting...
hard to live in an 'up-in-the-air' lifestyle with full on unknowns.

my creativity pretty much doesn't exist when things are chaotic like this,
and I get unmotivated and a bit depressed.
I know that it takes sometime to make a transition from one life/place to next,
and it doesn't always happen in the way and timing that you want.
but, it's been a quit challenge for my patience, that is for sure!
well, I hope it is ending soon, and I just can't wait to get on with my life soon...!

anyhow, we're going down to Portland, Oregon!!
and then to Ashland in a few days.

I have been to Portland a few times on a quick trip, but never explored much around the city.
do you have any suggestions on where to go, eat, and shop(maybe?)??

and that actually is the place we're thinking of moving!
we'll be checking out different neighborhoods around the city as well.
I'd love to hear your recommendations on safe good inspiring (and somewhat family oriented) neighborhood that might suite for our family!

ah I can't wait!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

what we've been up to...

so, I guess I can sort of tell you what we've been up to.
we have been trying to make a move to somewhere inspiring that we'd love to live!

I won't tell you where we're thinking of moving just yet,
just because it may not work out...

currently we're in a transitional phase.
I and my little girl are staying at my husband's sister's place while my husband keeps working out of town.
his sister and her family had been gone for a couple weeks to Japan to visit family.
(yes, his sis is married to a Japanese guy. two Japanese people in the family! interesting, eh?)

while they were gone, I had an animal care taking job at their place.
they have a cat and a bunch of chickens.
I feed them, collect the eggs twice a day and tuck them in at night.
sure chickens taste good and I certainly love eggs, but oh man, I can't stand them...
they kind of creep me out - how them move is very weired and I can't figure out what they're thinking(if not at all)...

I even chopped some wood yesterday! it was a lot of work!!!
I don't think I've ever used an ax before.

what a way of life!
it is very inspiring to be living off grid and be self-sustainable,
but I think I'm going to wait another ten fifteen ears before I get into a country living!