Ten hours later, Iâ€™ve arrived!
If you guessed that I was visiting my mom in Tennessee, you were right. 🙂
My mom moved to a little town in Tennessee called Powell when I was 19 (I lived in Pittsburgh at the time). Sheâ€™s a country girl at heart, and I think my hometown of Miami was just a little too much for her (itâ€™s too much for me, too!).
Actually â€“ Iâ€™ll share some of my momâ€™s back story! She first worked as a nurse, and then she ended up working at a huge corporation for 17 years â€“ 60 hours a week. It was a super important, anxiety-producing job. She was a VERY involved mom, but I also remember her as always working (I felt bad for her more than anything else). So, when she qualified for retirement, she quit her high-pressure job, sold her townhome, moved to Tennessee, bought a nice country house, and now works at a little boutique for spending cash. Her life is 180 degrees different than what it used to be, and Iâ€™m really happy for her. 🙂
The quiet pace of Tennessee is much more her style:
But I donâ€™t think she likes this cold weather! Brrr.
(Yes, my dogs wear jackets. Go ahead and hate on me if you want, but they get cold easily! :))
The drive up was pretty uneventful, actually. I thought it would be a torturous 650 miles, but it wasnâ€™t bad at all. I ate most my snacks (orange, granola bar, Cheerios) and the cous cous mix, but I saved the Chobani and banana for later. My mom called to say she was making a home-cooked dinner!
I had homemade veggie soup, two pieces of cornbread, and sweet baked apples.
My mom and I are going to watch the Grammyâ€™s, and then Iâ€™m hitting the hay early. Mom is working tomorrow, so Iâ€™m going to go the gym in the morning and spend the rest of the day working out of her living room. 🙂
If you could quit your job and move ANYWHERE, where would it be? I would LOVE to live in Napa Valley!