Almost five months post move and I can begin to discern the contours of what life will look like going forward. There is the familiar stuff, like the busy-ness of work and school and all the kids’ activities – because, after all, we didn’t die, we just moved out of the big city. These things, as always, provide the core of our day-to-day lives, and they have fallen into place quickly (and eaten up a lot of my blogging time!).
Other things are new – like being able to throw our canoe on the roof of the car and be lakeside in 15 minutes. Or running into pretty much the same people with every new activity we get involved in, and realizing it’s because the town is just that small. Or snow before Hallowe’en. Or finding elk tracks in the snow right around the corner from our house, and then later meeting the elk who made the tracks, and a few of his buddies, standing in the road while I’m on my way to get groceries.
This sort of thing definitely did not happen back in Montreal.