Saturday, November 13, 2010

Reminiscing



Every now and then I remember that my St. Louis adventure wasn't all bad. There were many things I did enjoy.
As I was at Starbucks today doing some research for lesson plans and my upcoming program, I was wondering what I would be doing if I were still back in STL. Well, I decided that if I were in STL it would have been a good day to go to Bread Co (aka Panera) to hang out. Now, David and I never ate there, but often enjoyed going just to use their free wifi and pretending to like their icky coffee as we sipped on it. It was a nice place to go if we needed to get out of our apartment for a bit.
The Autumn season was another St. Louis favorite of mine. It was absolutely breathtaking. The colors of the leaves were so vibrant. I would often take Ethan for long walks and he would almost get lost in all the leaves. He'd hop through them like a bunny and was a little terrified by the crackling noise the leaves would make.
I miss my dear friend, Rachel. At this time last year we'd meet up regularly and go on long walks. We talked about anything and everything. After our walks, we'd often end up grabbing a bite to eat or getting some coffee at Starbucks. I miss being able to hang out with her these days.
I could go on and on about the things I liked in St. Louis. It's just that the bad outweighed the good for me there. I will never understand all the bad luck we had or why there was constantly a black storm cloud over our heads all the time. I do know that it makes me appreciate being back in OKC that much more. We love our apartment, I LOVE my school, and we are happy. We're the happiest we've been in several years. It feels really good. I pray we will be able to stay here.

1 comment:

amanda said...

I never would have known you were that unhappy in STL! I know we didn't talk, but I kept up with you on here and facebook and just figured you needed to get out and "do your thang" more. Anyway, isn't it funny how things don't look quite so bad when looking back??

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