Thursday, March 4, 2010


Has it really been a week already? Time certainly flies when you’re determining your future. Also, when at the same time you are reading The Help.

I will spare you the details again, except to say while we are still weighing the job decision, we have officially selected a new hometown.

For me, the answer came last weekend at the mall (for the record, this is not the first time the heavens have spoken to me at Macys). Fortunately for Jack, this particular revelation was on clearance. Only $9.92. (Original price: $75.00)

Tell me it wasn’t a sign.

I have never purchased a snow bib before, nor have I ever strapped one onto a child. And while I wouldn’t recommend doing so at 3:00 in the afternoon on a hot day, the accomplishment gave me a sense of confidence. I'm ready to tackle a new adventure, and we feel quite certainly that DC is the place. Phoenix, we love you. We will always love you. But for now, I think we are better off as friends. Sniff.

And speaking of friends, thank you everyone for your feedback. I read and loved every comment. Each gave me a new angle to consider, and a reason to appreciate you. Boy, I hope the east coast has internet access. I really hate goodbyes.

A Brother Like No Other

(Written by my mother Susan Foutz, who would like to clarify that she actually has two brothers like no other ) If you lived in Arizona in t...