A year in Oklahoma. And what have I learned?

  • Never do your hair.  It will be ruined by wind.
  • Grow your hair long so you can put it in a ponytail.
  • or buy lots of cute hats.
  • Check yourself for ticks when you come back from outside.
  • You may find them in odd places.
  • I'm just sayin.
  • Red dirt stains.
  • Snakes like to live in hay meadows.
  • So do mice.
  • mice also like old cardboard boxes.
  • that might be in a garage.
  • a tornado shelter is a good thing.
  • it can also be used as a club house.
  • or a timeout spot.
  • or a hiding spot for mom.
  • the wind truly does come sweeping down the plain.
  • it has a big broom.
  • (get it??)
  • when the sun comes out in March, one tends to go outside and sing "Oh What a beautiful Morning" at the top of her lungs.
  • Your neighbors look at you a little funny when one is outside singing at 7 am.
  • at 7:15 am, cry your eyes out because the sun is gone.
  • fried okra is the bomb.
  • so is queso.
  • although I try not to eat too much of either these days.
  • Pop's has great ice.
  • So does Sonic.
  • So does Irma's.
  • So did the million ice and snow storms we had this year.
  • There is nothing like sledding on Christmas day, or wearing pajamas under your coat to do so.
  • Geo Thermal heating and air has saved us millions.
  • Therefore we can afford more fried okra and queso.
  • But I am REALLY not eating too much of those.
  • Jimmy's Egg serves more then one egg.
  • I am a snob.  I don't like Wal-Mart and will avoid it at all costs.
  • Braum's has amazing milk.
  • Orange Tree- Now Peach Wave (they had to change names…to me it will forever live as Orange Tree) has the BEST frozen yogurt ever.
  • Contrary to popular belief, there is amazing sushi to be had in Oklahoma City.
  • Theater is not only great here, but close, and much more affordable.
  • Soccer is crazy cut throat.
  • I don't feel like I fit in with the soccer parent crowd.  But Jack loves it so I go!
  • They practice even when it is 30 degrees below zero. 
  • if it is dry.
  • if it drops one drop of rain, forget it.
  • armadillos are not fast.
  • hawks are huge and tend to fly in front of one's car.  
  • and maybe get smushed.
  • and cause 3 children and a mom to cry.
  • I still feel guilty.
  • Poor Hawk.  
  • Red-rum
  • sorry.
  • geese are mean
  • and their poop is green
  • and Maisy likes to eat it.
  • People in Oklahoma are amazingly hospitable.
  • and genuine.
  • and they will welcome you into their homes like you are family.
  • people pray at dinner in public
  • people pray for you in public
  • you cannot buy liquor at the grocery store.
  • just sayin.
  • and if you try and bring your kids into a liquor store….WATCH OUT.
  • it is illegal.
  • not that I EVER tried to do that.
  • my love for the longhorn bull ranch has not lessened.  
  • in fact I think each day it deepens.
  • Super Target rocks my world.
  • Sometimes on a daily basis.
  • the light on the hay meadow distracts me from daily life
  • and causes me to pause
  • and thank God that He brought us here.
  • And thank him for my sweet family.
  • and queso.

7 thoughts on “A year in Oklahoma. And what have I learned?

  1. I am ROLLING! Seriously. That was so fun to read. I’m so glad that you & your sweet family moved here & that you found so many good things to comment on. Except maybe the snakes & mice…& wind…& ice storms…but okra & queso tend to make up for those minor shortcomings. 🙂

  2. Love it! I love Braums and miss it like crazy….they don’t have them the farther east you go! 😦 The hair thing is right on…when I lived there I just got an easy style that I could sweep back in place with my hands when I would get inside! LOL! 🙂 Glad that you are loving OK! I loved it when we lived there and you make me miss it! 😉 You are blessed my friend! 🙂

  3. That whole liquor store thing is funny. Just moved to WI and it’s like that there…in Michigan, you can buy it anywhere, just not on Sundays. And I can never find Baileys Irish Cream anymore. Just wanted a small sip…but it’s nowhere to be found in WI!

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