I am about to say something that I never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever in a million years thought would be coming out of my mouth. Ever. EVER.
I freaking love Texas.
That weird icy sound you just heard? That was hell freezing over. (And Nicole, I also just heard your brain implode.)
No, seriously. I had so much fun at my interview that I can't even stand it. ME! The liberal-thinking, lesbionically-inclined, George-Bush-hating superqueer who loves spending time in New York City. I'm bred from good hearty redneck stock on my dad's side (he was the one to be adventurous and do something shocking like, *gasp!* go to college), so I have the county in me despite how sorely I stick out in a crowd of Texans. Everyone spoke to me about how bleak and depressing the landscape here is, but everything I've seen is just beautiful. I know there are plenty of variations in terrain and people, and my brain cannot possibly grasp how enormous Texas is - I am pretty sure from the airport to where the farm is located is about the same mileage as the entire state of Connecticut - but in terms of population and landscape, the place is fantastic. I'm close enough to big cities and towns to not feel like I'm completely in the middle of nowhere, but the farm is out in the country enough to feel completely at peace. My previous concerns about the people were not well-founded. I am sure there are bumpkins that I don't want to cross paths with, but there are plenty of creeps up north that I also want to steer clear of. In terms of hospitality and goodness, everyone I've met down here has a heart of gold. Just don't argue politics with them.
The farm is great. The horses are great. The job is great. The people are great. Did I also mention I get a HOUSE? A real HOUSE? With a FIVE ACRE PASTURE AND A BARN? I have the option of keeping Gogo either at the house or at the farm, both of which are great options. There's too many good choices!!
I'll have more updates as they come. But I'm excited. Really excited! Texas is THE last place on earth I EVER thought I'd end up, but it's crazy how things fall apart and come back together in the perfect way. Everything happens for a reason.... that much I know to be true.
The front of the farm...
The very special Ridgeway weekend
3 days ago