Friday, July 11, 2008

Settling In

It's amazing to me that only 22 days ago I was married. It's even more amazing that not even a month ago I was single, living in my parents house and living three provinces away from where I am now.
Thing have changed!
Living in the Prairies is . . . well different. I noticed of course the lack of trees, especially since I lived in a very wooded area in Ontario for many, many years.
Due to the small town I'm living, most of which is populated by Mennonites, I have not been able to find work yet - though that being said, I haven't tried that hard.
I'm enjoying falling into the routine of being a wife and keeper of the home.

The biggest challenge of keeping my home clean is my husband! As a welder when he comes home from work he is covered in black smears and instantly heads to the shower. But no matter how careful we are, these black smears always end up on the walls and doors and door jambs somehow.
They're easy to remove, but I still tend to follow his footsteps around the house once he's in the shower and wipe everything down again.

The storms here are also very different from the Ontario weather I grew up with. You can see this large dark ominous clouds rolling across the sky and you hear severe weather warnings including things like hail and chance of tornadoes.
...At this point I'm hiding in the house under the bed covers.

But through it all, I do love it here and I think I would love anywhere I am, as long as I'm with my husband.

~ Jenny


Bren said...

Awww Jen! Your prairie home sounds wonderful! I LOVED your wedding pics. I was so honored to get to see them when your mom visited. I have a couple of things for you and will ship them off to your mom soon (one is not finished). I am sure she will be sending a package your way in the near future and she can sneak mine in! I am anxious to see pictures of your new home. I am sure it will be as warm and filled with love as your mother's is.

Jennifer Marquis said...

Wow! Thank you so much Bren, I look very forward to receiving your lovely gifts!
I will be posting pictures of my home very soon!!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Hi my Jen, I love your blog!!! The bread and sticky buns look great, even Dad thought so!
I will be checking your blog daily
Love YOU